Vinyasa Krama | ONLINE COURSE

Noah Mazé
Six 90 minute sessions | $180

Do you want to be an effective and powerful vinyasa teacher? Do you want to fill the room and be a teacher whose classes are well attended? Can you do both? This six-session online course for existing yoga teachers will take your skills and your teaching career to new levels.

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.

This course consists of six 90-minute recorded sessions.

  • Each session is recorded, archived and available to watch on your own time, whenever you like, as many times as you like, via our host website for 6 months from your date of purchase
  • All sessions are accessible by mobile devices
  • Within 72 hours of purchase, you will receive an email with instructions about how to access and utilize the course
  • Sessions consist of lectures with visual aids
  • This course includes an elective online group forum, actively moderated on Facebook while live sessions are in process and occasionally moderated once recordings are complete
  • If you wish to extend your access to the course, you may do so for a $40 renewal fee
  • For questions or trouble with the technology, contact nichol@noahmazeyoga.com

Session #1: Form, Function & Flow – what every vinyasa teacher needs to know; organizing principles and essential skills

  • What is vinyasa yoga? Etymology of vinyasa, definitions, historical context and    contemporary vinyasa traditions/styles
  • Organizational principles of vinyasa
  • Vinyasa teaching strategies and skills
  • Vinyasa sequencing
  • Levels of vinyasa classes: Level 1, Mixed Levels, Level 2-3
  • How to balance pose instruction with rhythm, pace and flow
  • How to teach and not lose momentum and flow
  • How to cue the breath and keep consistent rhythm
  • Physical adjustments
  • Demonstration techniques
  • Environment: classroom organization, heat, light, music
  • Seat of the Teacher; how to hold the space of challenge and compassion

Session #2: Foundations of Flow: Effective and safe 60-minute level 1 classes c’ont

  • Level 1 syllabus of poses
  • Sequencing of level 1
  • Difficult poses and transitions and common misalignments
  • How to begin class: arriving and settling poses
  • How to introduce and teach seated ujayii pranayama
  • Lesson planning: progressive sequencing for Surya Namaskara A
  • Lesson planning: How to give effective Chaturanga Dandasana (modified) tutorial
  • Lesson planning: Progressive sequencing for Surya Namaskara B
  • How to balance instruction with pace, rhythm and flow
  • How to give effective (brief) postural demonstrations
  • Modifications, options and prop use and other pose improvement strategies

Session #3: Foundations of Flow: Effective and safe 60-minute level 1 classes c’ont

  • How to introduce and teach mula and uddiyana bandha
  • How to create focus and provide recovery time during class
  • Repetition; instructional round and 1 breath per pose round
  • Lesson planning: progressive sequencing for Surya Namaskara C (standing pose linkings)
  • Lesson planning: abdominal strengthening, arm balances and forward bends
  • Lesson planning: basic backbends
  • Closing postures, savasana and ending class

Session #4: Meaningful Boundaries: 75-minute mixed level vinyasa classes to PEAK POSE (backbend)

  • Mixed level syllabus of poses; standing poses and backbends
  • How to introduce and teach supine ujayii pranayama
  • How to teach with meaningful options and stages for all levels of students
  • How to teach handstand and forearm balance in mixed level vinyasa
  • Mixed level strategies for Surya Namaskar, A, B & C
  • How to never give up on improving chaturanga dandasana
  • How to progressively prepare for safe and effective backbend peak pose classes
  • How to introduce and teach nadi shodhana pranayama

Session #5: Meaningful Boundaries: 75-minute mixed level vinyasa classes to PEAK POSE (arm balance/hip opener)

  • How to teach headstand in mixed level
  • Mixed level syllabus of arm balances, hip openers and forward bends
  • How to progressively prepare for effective arm balance/hip opener peak pose mixed level classes
  • How to introduce and teach viloma pranayama, kumbaka

Session #6: Raise the Bar: 90-minute intermediate/advanced vinyasa classes PEAK SEQUENCE

  • Intermediate/advanced syllabus of poses
  • How and when (and when not to) to teach intermediate/advanced vinyasa
  • How to increase the challenge and safely manage risk
  • Set your students up for success; no curve balls, no surprises
  • How to sequence intelligently for peak sequence
  • Intermediate/advanced vinyasa transitions and skills
  • How to teach kapala bhati pranayama
  • How to effective lead practice-style classes
  • Hard work vs play
Six 90 minute sessions $180.00

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  • A minimum of a 200RYT is recommended (not required)
  • A computer, smartphone or tablet
  • An interest in anatomy
  • Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
  • A digital camera or phone with photo capability
  • Motivation and self-directed learning
  • Desire to interact and participate in an online group forum

This training is led by Noah Mazé.

“I am super excited to join in on this course. I have some catching up to do but I do have scoliosis and am fused from T3 to L4 and it runs with my family. I hope to gain some knowledge for my own practice as well as to share with others.” ­—Elizabeth, Louisville Kentucky

“I just wanted to let you know that I really look forward to your online courses because you are such an awesome and amazing teacher that even the two hours every few weeks is so invigorating for my personal practice (which is the only practice that I practice). So I really do appreciate it when we get time with you – and these few simple words really do not do any justice to the appreciation and thankfulness felt on this side.” —Tehneyat Waseem