35 Hour Asanatomy - The Wonder of Your Body
Anatomy intensive & Teacher Tune-up
This 5 day anatomical-based immersion will take you on an educational and experiential journey of body-mind-heart and will teach you more about your body and yoga poses than you ever knew before.
For committed students and teachers of yoga, each day focuses on a primary anatomical body region and explores the bones, joints, muscles, and movements in that region in clear, understandable and experiential methods. You will learn a ton about your own practice, and your teaching, as you activate specific actions and muscles/muscle groups in progressive and creative sequencing of movement patterns, motor skills, creative use of props, and deeper understanding of yoga pose alignment.
The goal is for each participant to learn more about the wonder of their body, to gain greater skill in their body, and to optimise stability and mobility in yoga poses. Come ready to wake up your whole being! Turn all the lights on; how awake, how alive, how aware can you be in your body?
Expect clear and detailed instruction, applied anatomy (kinesiology and biomechanics), progressive sequencing, and the specific use of props and prop drills.
If you want to learn more about yoga poses and your body, these classes are for you — welcome to yoga school!
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.
Day 1 Focus: Anatomy of Spine & Core
Day 2 Focus: Anatomy of Pelvis & Hip
Day 3 Focus: Anatomy of Leg (Lower Extremity: Hip to Knee to Foot)
Day 4 Focus: Anatomy of Shoulder
Day 5: Anatomy of Arm (Upper Extremity: Shoulder to Elbow to Hand)
- 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
- We are big believers in getting to know our students personally. We prefer in person communication and respond quickly and comprehensively by phone, and Tracy Mazé may be reached at (310) 871-8808 anytime via call or text.
- Alternatively, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the best phone number to reach you.
- If you prefer communication solely via email, please email email@example.com and allow us up to a week for us to respond to your inquiry.