Our student body will be a diverse, virtual, global community of yogis with a wide range of experience. Participants will range from newer yoga practitioners to experienced teachers. Students with stiffness, challenges with yoga or meditation, injuries, and health issues are all welcome. If you are interested in a deeper understanding of yourself and your body, and if you want to develop tools that nourish your body, mind, and personal gifts, this training is for you and we encourage you to attend.
This training follows the Mazé Method of yoga education, a step-by-step approach to becoming a skillful, confident teacher. The curriculum combines detailed alignment knowledge and intelligent sequencing with vinyasa theory to provide you with sound skills for teaching safe and effective yoga classes. Your teachers have spent over 50 years collectively investigating nearly every style of yoga, its practices, and associated philosophies. Their knowledge, combined with their approach to experiential education, creates a learning environment that is rich and multi-faceted.
Students will learn to apply healthy critical thinking through an inquisitive approach to yoga studies. They’ll practice innovative teaching drills, gain clarity about how scientific principles substantiate training techniques, explore the deeper dimensions of yoga practice, and leave with a cutting-edge understanding of human movement and physiology. In all, students can expect to complete this training with new perspectives on yoga study, a greater understanding of biomechanical alignment principles, and expanded general knowledge.
We will study and deconstruct asana (yoga poses), pranayama(breathwork), meditation, yoga theory, yoga practice, yoga history and philosophy, basic Sanskrit, and ethics. Each day will be a treasure trove of learning about anatomy, kinesiology, applied biomechanics, and how to use this knowledge to optimize your yoga and movement practice and teaching.
In addition to the pre-recorded lessons and classes, Nichol and Noah will offer regular live sessions to facilitate community and collaboration, conduct teaching practicum, answer emerging collective questions, and further clarify lessons and topics as needed. Upon completion and graduation, students may choose to register with Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour RYT level.
HEARTS OF COURAGE
Friday 11/3/2023 From: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The much-loved archetype of Hanuman inspires this practice of storytelling, progressive alignment and breath based vinyasa practice to ignite your courageous heart, mobilize and stabilize your legs/hips/pelvis in devoted service of a well-aligned Hanumanasana. Expect step-by-step progressive sequencing, alignment and anatomical specificity, and mythic Hanuman story.
PROJECT ARM BALANCE
Saturday 11/4/2023 From: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Take flight in this strong all levels workshop on arm balance postures. Expect plenty of core strengthening, standing poses, hip openers and upper body strengtheners as we systematically deconstruct, prepare for, and reconstruct arm-balancing postures and inversions. Experience the graceful power of these poses and be ready for some breakthroughs! Bring any yoga props you might like to use.
Saturday 11/4/2023 From: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Geared towards dedicated students and teachers of yoga, we dive deeply into the applied anatomy of poses, principles of movement (kinesiology), and functional biomechanics of asana alignment and sequencing. Every pose is in its optimal state when it can be embodied with an optimal mix of stability and ease (sthira/sukha), but all too often we get bogged down with contradictory alignment cues that leave us overwhelmed and confused, both physically and mentally. Through lecture, prop work, and experiential learning, Noah will offer a powerful and logical, step-by-step process for understanding, practicing, and teaching asana alignment in this compelling workshop. Bring a notebook and a copy of Light On Yoga (and any other asana resource you might like to use).
IN THE FLOW
Sunday 11/5/2023 From: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
This strong all levels vinyasa practice builds on fundamental vinyasa poses and transitions (sun salutations), creates heat, focus and strength and progresses into increasingly complex and creative peak sequences that combine standing poses, hip openers, arm balances, inversions and backbends. Expect strong continuous practice, in rhythm with your breath, alignment combined with flow. Come ready to play hard and challenge your practice.
- 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
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