Refine your eye and use of touch as a teacher in this course designed especially for teachers. In this course we practice manual adjustments and refine our use of touch. We context when these adjustments might be used in teaching, and analyze the decision making factors of which adjustments and/or other teaching techniques are most appropriate. Learn how to assist handstands and forearm balances and backbends. Your students will thank you for taking this course!
Increase your efficacy and skill as a teacher, whatever your experience is. This course is appropriate for all teachers, and for students who are considering whether to teach. This course studies the fundamental skills of teaching yoga poses and teaches you to understand pose shapes and how to instruct them, step by step. Noah will guide you on a deep dive into study and relationship with these poses, laying the groundwork for a rich and skillful practice for both you and your students This course includes the Fundamentals of Yoga Poses and is the foundational course for all YOGAMAZÉ Yoga Teacher Trainings.
Learn how to instruct intermediate poses, step-by-step, and study how to apply your pose knowledge in teaching. Gain practical tools and ideas to expand poses, insight into preparing better sequences and become a better instructor. Expand your teaching repertoire and broaden your students horizons with this course. This course builds directly on the Fundamentals of Teaching Poses course and includes the Intermediate Poses & Practice course.
This course offers a unique look at how to craft meaningful, deliberate, and effective pose sequences. We hone in on methods, techniques and tools to expand your knowledge and ability, deepen your understanding and increase your dexterity in serving your existing students and to grow your reach. We also examine new sequencing techniques and approaches. Tune up your teaching and increase your depth and range in both alignment and vinyasa classes across a broad spectrum and range of postures and postural categories.
This 8-session course explores vinyasa sequencing strategies and demystifies the formulas to broaden your skill sets in a mind-blowing vinyasa experience. We will vary traditional sequences and launch into new vinyasa territory, as we radically re-interpret pose progressions and encourage creative thinking and movement. We analyze, practice and use the teaching tools best suited for vinyasa flow. Whether you are new to teaching or experienced, there is much that you will be able to implement immediately into your practice and teaching to improve your students’ experience of vinyasa flow. When finished, you will be armed with the power to take vinyasa somewhere new. This course will take your practice and teaching to new levels! This course includes the Journey Into Vinyasa Flow Practice Track course.
If you theme in class, or are interested in themeing, this course is for you. Sitting underneath the surface of these poses are rigorous philosophical traditions and the better part of 6,000 years of collective mythic consciousness. The myths behind yoga’s spiritual tradition have the power to help yoga students in body and practice, and understanding them adds layers. In this course we examine some tales that correspond with yoga poses, and explore story and myth in practicing yoga. Together we create a tapestry of step-by-step postural instruction with evocative power of metaphor and myth. You will learn many techniques to bring philosophy and myth and metaphor into your classes. This course includes the Stories of Yoga Poses.
Join Noah to understand the anatomy and kinesiology of common yoga poses, including joint positions, difficulties, common misalignments, agonist and antagonist muscle groups. This course assumes you have a baseline understanding of anatomy. From there, you will learn much, including how to apply the mechanics of movement to your own yoga poses and your teaching. Explore why misalignments occur in common yoga poses and what to do about it. Put YOGAMAZÉ Anatomy 101 and 202 online course material and your prior anatomy studies into your practice and your teaching. If you are interested in applied anatomy, Asanatomy is your course.
Teach basic yoga well. It seems simple; it is not. It seems easy; it is not. All too often, new teachers are given beginners classes on the studio schedule. Teaching beginners is anything but easy, and it requires you to be knowledgeable, articulate and resourceful. This course will guide you through developing specific skills and curriculum to teach yoga to beginners. Learn how to sequence, develop curriculum for beginners courses and use props to make yoga accessible to beginners, elderly and specialized populations. This course will help you to grow your skills, expand your reach and spread the yoga love. Let’s make a positive contribution on a global scale! This course includes the YOGAMAZÉ 101 course.
Go beneath the skin to bones, joints, primary muscle groups and movement to understand some complexity about how the human body is built. We introduce and explore eight main regions of the body: spine and core, pelvis, hip, lower extremity (from hip to foot), foot and ankle, shoulder, upper extremity (from the shoulder to the hand), wrist and hand. Each session builds upon the more basic information presented in our foundational Anatomy Primer series, and in this course you will bridge into more complex anatomy and kinesiology concepts with some application to yoga practice and poses.
This course is for yoga teachers with prior knowledge and understanding of anatomy. In this course, we explore in relative detail muscular function, biomechanics, and kinesiology. Here we delve into further detail regarding joint and body mechanics while integrating more advanced anatomical knowledge. This course builds on the material presented in our Anatomy 101 course. If you want the details, this course is for you!
A unique YOGAMAZÉ online course focusing on scoliosis education and how to use a therapeutic approach with yoga to reduce/ease associated symptoms and weakness. This course is designed for teachers working with students that have scoliosis and practitioners who want to learn more about addressing their own scoliosis. The interactive class includes historical information, research, and tips for rudimentary assessment. We explore and optimize yoga’s therapeutic benefits of flexibility, mobility, strength and proprioception so you can put this knowledge immediately to work.
Sianna Sherman and Noah Mazé team up to offer an informative and inspirational 20 hour online vinyasa course. In this course, we learn to skillfully weave and fuse form and flow, where heartfelt teachings converge with skillful alignment in the rhythmic pulse of breath and body.
This course introduces the main currents of yoga philosophy and religious traditions of South Asia. We will examine the indigenous religious traditions of South Asia, namely Hinduisim, Buddhism and Jainism. What do these traditions say about the nature of the cosmos and human nature? What relevance do these traditions have to us? We examine how yoga has come to be associated with posture, asana, and the dissemination of yoga to the west and subsequent proliferation of modern postural yoga. We study these traditions from historical, psychological, philosophical, sociological, contemplative and experiential perspectives. We consider myth, story telling, symbolism, ritual, philosophical and theological formulations and iconography.
Whether you are a vinyasa teacher looking for new skills and tools, or an alignment-based teacher seeking to broaden your range, this course will give you many tools to implement immediately. As vinyasa yoga becomes more common, quality varies greatly. Vinyasa classes more closely resemble fitness classes (remember aerobics?) than ever before, and “vinyasa culture” is sitting on a spectrum that seems to grow broader by the hour. In this class, we will explore how to CREATE the experience of being in a FLOW STATE and use strategies and techniques to set your students up for success. Become an effective and powerful yoga teacher and the quality and integrity of your offering will be magnetic and magical.