The Art of Sequencing (for dedicated students and teachers of yoga)
Every pose is in its optimal state when it can be embodied with equal parts of stability and ease (sthira / sukha), but all to often weget bogged down with contradictory alignment cues and actions that leave us overwhelmed and confused, both physically and mentally. In this compelling immersion, through lecture, analysis, applied anatomy, prop work, and experiential learning, Noah will offer a powerful and logical, step-by-step process for understanding, practicing and teaching optimal asana alignment. This session is geared toward dedicated students and yoga teachers eager to understand more fully the applications of anatomy, kinesiology and biomechanics behind asana alignment, sequencing strategies and pose improvement. Bring a copy of Light on Yoga, a notebook and any anatomy or other asana resources you may like to reference.
Strong to the Core
Got core? This class will strengthen your deep core stabilizers as well as your more global core muscles as we circumambulate 360 degrees around your torso and pelvis with strengthening poses and drills. We begin with the pelvic floor and transverse abdominus, into supine core strengtheners and hip openers, boat pose and plank pose variations, inner thigh strengtheners, outer hip stabilizers, back strengthening poses and culminating arm balances. Your core will be slow cooked and your shoulders will get some bonus strengthening too! All levels; come ready to work hard and have fun.
This progressively sequenced class will feature handstand, forearm balance, headstand and shoulder stand. Each inversion will have careful and specific preparation, attention to detail, and stages will be given for all levels of yogis. Whether you are an inversion pro, or desire to learn how to do these powerful and graceful poses, there will be much for you to learn and practice.
Bend Don’t Break
Cultivate resiliency and tensile strength in body, mind and spirit in this workshop focusing on twists, side bending and back bending apex postures. Learn to bend with appropriate tensile strength and balance stability and mobility in your spine, shoulders and hips. This workshop will feature step-by-step sequencing, applied anatomy, clear instructions, creative prop work, attention to alignment and stages appropriate for all yogis of all levels.
Tram station: Friesenplatz, from the station it’s a 3 minute walk.
The Main Conference is taking place in Pullmann Hotel. This stylish, elegant hotel in the centre of town is only a few minutes from Cologne Cathedral, the Rhine and the old historic district, so you’ll want to make time for some sightseeing after your meetings or before they begin. With 265 Superior and Deluxe rooms and 10 Suites.
About Workshops with Noah Mazé
Noah teaches yoga workshops all over the world. This program is for dedicated yoga students who want to take some extra time to explore postures in a meaningful, refined, methodical way and learn practical strategies for building strength, flexibility and focus. Noah will provide the attention you need to help you achieve your personal goals in your physical yoga/asana practice.
Morning asana sessions tend to be upbeat, with an emphasis on standing postures, backbends, arm balances and/or vinyasa flow. We turn inward as the sun wanes to forward bends, inversions and restorative postures. Students can expect to leave this program with a deeper, more expansive practice, and know how best to grow your yoga practice in the context of her/his own limits and boundaries.
DatesMay 21-24 2020
Thursday June 21
10:00am-12:00pm and 2-5:30pm
10:00 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 17:30English
Saturday June 23
Strong to the Core
11:00 - 12:45English
Saturday June 23
Sunday June 24
Bend Don't Break
- 1 year of yoga practice recommended
- No prior teaching experience required
- Stiffness and injuries OK
- Willingness to participate in a group process
- Ability to give and receive feedback skillfully
- Dedication, motivation and self directed studentship