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The Maze Method (formerly yogamaze)

4.86

Based on 449 reviews

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NPS Score 9.2/10


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111 North Larchmont Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Types of Yoga Taught

Flow Yoga

Alignment-Oriented Yoga

Fitness Yoga

Spiritually-Oriented Yoga

Gentle Yoga

Specialty Yoga

Trainings Formats

Full-time
usually intensive/immersion

Part-time
spread out over time

Weekends only

Modules
several, shorter immersions

Non-residential
trainees commute to the program

Destination / retreat

Languages

English

About The Mazé Method

The Mazé Method, a unique yoga school known for its dedication to the pursuit of educational excellence, offers unparalleled student experiences across a spectrum of yoga academia and experiential education via classes and trainings around the world—and online. All programs...

The Mazé Method, a unique yoga school known for its dedication to the pursuit of educational excellence, offers unparalleled student experiences across a spectrum of yoga academia and experiential education via classes and trainings around the world—and online. All programs are Yoga Alliance registered and CEU eligible.

We offer workshops and trainings around the world and ONLINE. Our Yoga Alliance registered teacher trainings are offered ONLINE, and when the world is in the habit of gathering, right here in Los Angeles, or at select locations worldwide, on nearly every continent. 

The Mazé Method teacher trainings consist of 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. Lead teachers have spent over 75 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. We study and deconstruct asana (yoga poses), pranayama (breathwork), meditation, adjustments, yoga theory, yoga practice, yoga history and philosophy, basic Sanskrit, and ethics. Each day in training is treasure trove of learning about anatomy, kinesiology, applied biomechanics, and how to use this knowledge to optimize your yoga and movement practice and teaching. Students learn to apply healthy critical thinking through an inquisitive approach to yoga studies. They 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 school’s training with new perspectives on yoga study, a greater understanding of biomechanical alignment principles, and expanded general knowledge.

Ever-advancing the conversation and curriculum in yoga education, Noah Mazé and his wife, Tracy Silver Mazé, have worked together for decades. Together they have founded several schools, and have pioneered training content to enhance and sharpen the skills of yoga teachers. Many talented teachers and facilitators have graduated from the Mazé Method and its preceding organizations, including Nichol Chase, Rocky Heron and many others. Their team has worked together in varying capacities for nearing a decade to create world-class yoga products. 

Our training curriculum combines detailed alignment and intelligent sequencing with Vinyasa theory, and is designed and regularly updated by Noah Mazé, who is recognized around the globe as a teacher’s teacher. We emphasize logical analysis, clear language, and critical thinking. We do not advocate one set of principals or one philosophy. Rather, our students are empowered to teach with confidence, because they possess the requisite educational tools to make strong teaching choices in light of their own individual objectives. We limit attendance in our programs. Our extensive, world-class online and in-person learning opportunities are designed to provide the most comprehensive learning experience possible, and if you read what our students have to say about our trainings, we believe we do just that.

The Mazé Method 200-hour teacher trainings take you on a journey of self-discovery and education into all things yoga. Our foundational training (200–hour) program is ideal for serious students of yoga, aspiring yoga teachers, and teachers with varying levels of experience. Our curriculum combines detailed alignment and intelligent sequencing with vinyasa theory, and provides you with sound knowledge and skills to teach safe and effective yoga classes. This training is recognized by Yoga Alliance and focuses in three areas of study: The Theory and Practice of Yoga, Yoga Philosophy, and The Art of Teaching. Trainees may thus register with Yoga Alliance at its RYT-200 level upon successful completion of this training.

The Mazé Method 300 hour teacher trainings are a year-long learning journey to unlock and unleash your potential and provide you with tools to increase the potency and breadth of your teaching. You will learn self-empowerment strategies to better help yourself on your own path. You will be making a serious investment in the quality of your yoga education, the depth and skill of your yogic practices, the potency of your teaching skills, and improving your knowledge. Enrollment is limited to 45 students or less. You will receive help from Noah individually and from the group as a whole. At the end of this program you will receive a certificate, which qualifies you to register with Yoga Alliance at the 300 RYT level and you also become eligible to continue to participate in The Mazé Method’s post 300 hour certification program.

In addition, we offer continuing education opportunities worldwide, covering topics ranging from yoga philosophy and mythology, to sequencing and anatomy. These 50-hour weeklong Teacher Tuneups and weekend workshops serve to inspire and refine your teaching without requiring the commitment to a longer training program. For those who prefer to pursue your education at home, we have curated a robust collection of online courses on broad ranging topics. These courses can be taken at your own pace, in your own time, and cover similar curriculum to what we teach in person.

As a health-conscious, people-oriented yoga business, The Mazé Method aims to support students in their quest to realize their greatest potential.  We aim to lead by example, making efforts to model what is ‘life-enhancing’ and let go of what is not. We strive for high standards, sweetened with humor and humility, with the intention of continuous evolution.  We endeavor to always speak and act in a way that encourages others to remember how interconnected all things are by being open, clear, direct, kind and considerate of one another.  We also strive to consider our planet in our daily and business practices.

First Registered February 2013

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  • 5 out of 5
    By: Nikolas Sep 05, 2022

  • 5 out of 5
    By: Gail Lordi Sep 04, 2022
    Training Program held on Feb 01, 2021—Jan 20, 2022

    The Mazé Method 300 level teacher training program is top-notch. I have learned a tremendous amount of knowledge that has inspired my personal practice, as well as my ability to teach with a much deeper insight. Noah and his team are highly qualified and the training is so thorough! I am forever inspired by this exceptional training.

    • General Comments

      The Mazé Method 300 level teacher training program is top-notch. I have learned a tremendous amount of knowledge that has inspired my personal practice, as well as my ability to teach with a much deeper insight. Noah and his team are highly qualified and the training is so thorough! I am forever inspired by this exceptional training.
  • 4.5 out of 5
    By: Yoga with Annerosa Aug 07, 2022
    Training Program held on Feb 01, 2021—Jan 20, 2022

    Great content! I learnt a lot through the Noah's training. My confidence as a teacher grew a lot though the year of completing this 300hr program, I found the teachers tuneup very helpful, the structure of anatomy combined with classes and repeated information was very helpful with retaining information. Noah's ability for story telling made philosophy retainable and enjoyable, I had already done a training with Noah in person and got to enjoy some philosophy training, this was one of the reasons I choose this program for my 300hr training. I found the online platform challenging to keep track of where I was and the slow communication once I completed the workshop was making me a little stressed and anxious.

    • General Comments

      Great content! I learnt a lot through the Noah's training. My confidence as a teacher grew a lot though the year of completing this 300hr program, I found the teachers tuneup very helpful, the structure of anatomy combined with classes and repeated information was very helpful with retaining information. Noah's ability for story telling made philosophy retainable and enjoyable, I had already done a training with Noah in person and got to enjoy some philosophy training, this was one of the reasons I choose this program for my 300hr training. I found the online platform challenging to keep track of where I was and the slow communication once I completed the workshop was making me a little stressed and anxious.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Julie Lankford Jul 16, 2022
    Training Program held on Jun 19, 2021—Dec 31, 2021

    The Awaken the Teacher Within course was truly life changing. I'm an international educator with high expectations for any training I receive, and The Mazé Method didn't disappoint! From the course layout and pacing to the information and training sessions, and global connections with fellow yogis... I am beyond grateful for this transformational experience. I became more connected to myself and my body, and will be forever grateful for both the physical and mental growth this training afforded me. Much love and gratitude to Noah, Rocky and Nichol. 

    • General Comments

      The Awaken the Teacher Within course was truly life changing. I'm an international educator with high expectations for any training I receive, and The Mazé Method didn't disappoint! From the course layout and pacing to the information and training sessions, and global connections with fellow yogis... I am beyond grateful for this transformational experience. I became more connected to myself and my body, and will be forever grateful for both the physical and mental growth this training afforded me. Much love and gratitude to Noah, Rocky and Nichol. 
  • 4.5 out of 5
    By: Lerato Khoza Serobe Jul 16, 2022
    Training Program held on Jun 19, 2021—Dec 31, 2021

    Absolutely brilliant. The training changed the way I view, practise and approach yoga. It also gave me the confidence, tools and desire to teach yoga which was not my goal when I signed up. In short it exceeded my expectations.

    • General Comments

      Absolutely brilliant. The training changed the way I view, practise and approach yoga. It also gave me the confidence, tools and desire to teach yoga which was not my goal when I signed up. In short it exceeded my expectations.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Cassandra Call Jul 15, 2022
    Training Program held on Feb 03, 2021—Jun 04, 2021

    This was an amazing and very thorough program, I still cannot believe we learned asmuch as we did! I loved the mix of asana, anatomy and philosophy.

    • General Comments

      This was an amazing and very thorough program, I still cannot believe we learned asmuch as we did! I loved the mix of asana, anatomy and philosophy.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Alejandra Torres Jul 12, 2022

    Excellent teachers. The level of education is not easy to find today. Feel deep gratitude that there are programs like this with this level of teachings.

    • General Comments

      Excellent teachers. The level of education is not easy to find today. Feel deep gratitude that there are programs like this with this level of teachings.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Carly Ponter Jul 01, 2022
    Training Program held on Feb 01, 2021—Jan 20, 2022

    Brilliant! Loads of awesome content, presented in a thoughtful, inclusive manner! I know I will be a better teacher for having undertaken this training.

    • General Comments

      Brilliant! Loads of awesome content, presented in a thoughtful, inclusive manner! I know I will be a better teacher for having undertaken this training.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Karen Sikkel Jun 16, 2022

    The level of guidance, content and the way a community is created to promote learning is of a high quality. From philosophy to didactics and anatomy, the classes were all interesting. I am grateful to have been able to participate in this course.

    • General Comments

      The level of guidance, content and the way a community is created to promote learning is of a high quality. From philosophy to didactics and anatomy, the classes were all interesting. I am grateful to have been able to participate in this course.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Shelley Eitel Jun 05, 2022
    Training Program held on Feb 03, 2021—Jun 04, 2021

    I enjoyed how personal the training was given online modalities

    • General Comments

      I enjoyed how personal the training was given online modalities
First Registered February 2013

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 449

By Nikolas E-RYT® 200

Sep 05, 2022

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By Gail Lordi E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500, YACEP®

Sep 04, 2022

The Mazé Method 300 level teacher training program is top-notch. I have learned a tremendous amount of knowledge that has inspired my personal practice, as well as my ability to teach with a much deeper insight. Noah and his team are highly qualified and the training is so thorough! I am forever inspired by this exceptional training. Full Review

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Teaching Staff

Nichol Chase

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Peach Friedman

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Rocky Heron

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Noah Maze

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Amy Petty

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Jennifer Davis

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

HAUM SF

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

All Teaching Staff (7)

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