These theme-based asana classes take you on an integrated journey of thoughtful inquiry (mind), courageous engagement (heart), and experiential embodiment (body). Each class begins with a brief exploration of philosophical teachings and/or a mythic narrative of yoga. We then physicalize the teachings in asana practice through choreographed sequences of postures, and internalize the teachings in contemplative meditative practices.
Individual Session Descriptions:
On the Field of Dharma
Friday, November 22nd 1.30pm - 4.30pm
The opening setting and context for the Bhagavadgita inspires this full-spectrum asana class with an emphasis on standing poses. We will explore the possible meanings of dharma, in body/mind/heart, and what it may mean to lay claim to the field of dharma and to “stand in yoga,” yogastahah [BhG 2.48]
The Yoga of Insight
Friday, November 22nd 6pm - 9pm
The inspired by the teachings of wisdom and knowledge, jnana-yoga, this session sequences forward bends, hip openers, twists and meditation to conspire to bring you ever more deeply into your own embodied wisdom and “yoked intelligence” –buddhiyukto [BhG 2.50]
The Yoga of Action
Saturday, November 23rd 12.30pm - 3.30pm
Inspired by the teachings of action, karma-yoga, this session will build strength and opening in a steady and skillful sequence to backbending peak postures. Krishna will tell us that we are always acting; the question is whether or not we are doing it well. “Yoga is skill in action” – yogah karmasu kaushalam [BhG 2.50]
one session: $55 before October 15th / $65 after
the three sessions: $145 before October 15th / $165 after
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Every once in awhile you encounter a yoga instructor whose teachings are so magical, your practice is transformed forever. Noah Mazé is one such teacher. For years Noah has been recognized as among the most advanced of yoga practitioners and an accomplished teacher of yoga teachers. Today, with his ever-evolving and brilliant insights into yoga, Noah is now regarded as one of yoga’s greatest teachers no matter what style of yoga you embrace. His fierce and compassionate dedication to yoga inspires and holds space for students to journey deeper into body, heart, mind, and spirit than they ever could have imagined. Noah founded Noah Mazé Yoga in 2003 and YOGAMAZÉ in Los Angeles, California in 2012. Noah began practicing yoga at age 14, studying with Richard Freeman, Pattabhi Jois, and senior Iyengar yoga teacher Manouso Manos. Noah also studies with Tantric scholar Douglas R. Brooks in the Srividya lineage of Rajanaka Yoga. Noah teaches internationally and online and lives with his family in Los Angeles. Learn more about Noah https://themazemethod.com
Noah Maze is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance and a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP).