Join us in welcoming Noah Mazé back for a comprehensive weekend workshop in April!

On Friday, April 14th from 12-4pm, Noah will be sharing Krama Yoga sequencing strategies. This in-depth, intermediate-level session is for experienced teachers looking to dive deeper and gain a more sophisticated understanding of pose-based and theme-based sequencing. We will concern ourselves with alignment specifics and details in yoga pose applications: pose shape, applied anatomy and kinesiology, key actions, difficulties and common misalignments, pose improvement strategies and the use of props as teaching tools. We will consider sequencing in multiple ways – not just a sequence of poses to effectively reach the desired outcome, but also accuracy and order of instructions within any given pose, as well as the sequence of lessons within the arc of a class. This session doesn’t so much focus on sequencing intermediate or advanced poses, but rather is aimed at giving you a more sophisticated understanding of sequencing and the tools to create intelligent and effective sequences. Additionally, we will explore sequencing from a thematic perspective. Each pose tells a story, and each pose is rich with symbolic interpretive meaning. We will sequence to physicalize and practice the teachings AS the practice of yoga asana, and more deeply facilitate an embodied spiritual practice. As experiential educators, yoga teachers facilitate the theatre of mind, body and heart. We have the opportunity to teach to every learning style and to explore the analytic and creative sides of our brains.

Also on Friday, April 14th and Saturday, April 15th, Noah will lead three asana sessions, weaving teachings and ideas from the Bhagavad Gita into empowering and inspiring asana based workshops. Expect story time at the beginning of each session, and focused alignment based workshops to bring the teachings into practice. In the Bhagavad Gita, the otherwise indomitable warrior Arjuna finds himself faced with a paralyzing choice, and at last learns he must converse with a wisdom greater than his own conscience in order to move forward. Arjuna’s interlocutor and teacher, Krsna Vasudeva, is a prince and confidante serving in the role of humble charioteer. What remains to be seen is what more Krsna reveals himself to be, inspiring Arjuna to act, understand, and commit to being his fullest self.

Asana Session 1: Yoga is Skill in Action – Krishna will tell us that we are always acting, the question is whether or not we are acting skillfully. Inspired by the teachings of Karma Yoga, this session will build strength and opening in a steady creative vinyasa sequence. Come ready for anything and bring a towel. 

Asana Session 2: On the Field of Dharma – Inspired by the opening verse of the Gita, we gather to experience the story embodied in forward bends, hip openers, twists and inversions. Step onto the “field” of mind, body and heart, where dharma must be brought to bear on the circumstances of life.

Asana Session 3: Evenness of Mind is Yoga – Inspired by teachings of Karma Yoga, Jnana Yoga and Bhakti Yoga, this session will challenge your evenness in standing and arm balancing poses. We will seek progress in expansion and truth in limitation with progressive sequencing, stages, the use of props and the application of achievable modifications will be provided for all levels of yogi. In the whirlwind of life, the yogi must create a deeper residing steadiness, a presence of mind and engagement of heart.

schedule

Friday, April 14th | 12-4pm
Krama Yoga Sequencing Strategies

Friday, April 14th | 6-8:30pm
Asana Session 1: Yoga is Skill in Action

Saturday, April 15th | 10am-12:30pm
Asana Session 2: Evenness of Mind is Yoga

Saturday, April 15th | 2:30-5pm
Asana Session 3: On the Field of Dharma

pricing

$150 for Friday sequencing session
$70 per asana session or $165 for all three asana sessions
No refunds, exchanges or transfers. 

*Early Bird Pricing: 10% off through March 24th*

Please email info@toughloveyoga.com with any questions.