The Maze Method (formerly yogamaze)


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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

usually intensive/immersion

spread out over time

Weekends only

several, shorter immersions

trainees commute to the program

Destination / retreat



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

Upcoming Training Dates

RYS® 200

Jul 15, 2024—May 1, 2025
The Mazé Method - RYS200
May 1, 2024—Sep 30, 2024
The Mazé Method - RYS200
Mar 15, 2024—Sep 15, 2024
The Mazé Method - RYS200

RYS® 500

Mar 1, 2024—Mar 1, 2025
The Mazé Method - RYS500

RYS® 300

Jul 15, 2024—May 1, 2025
The Mazé Method - RYS300
May 1, 2024—Dec 31, 2024
The Mazé Method - RYS300
Jan 1, 2024—Sep 12, 2024
The Mazé Method - RYS300
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Financial Assistance


10% of all programs are offered via need and merit based scholarships.

U.S. Veterans Benefits

 Accepts MyCAA

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First Registered February 2013

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 474

By Rhonda Hillbery RYT® 500

Jul 12, 2024

I was very impressed with my training, which helped me move the needle on my commitment to teaching. Above all, I wanted to LEARN, and this program delivered many times over. Noah Maze shows passion and an encyclopedic knowledge of yoga, and doesn't shy away from acknowledging the challenging business conditions in yoga that exist today. I felt inspired by his decades of experience as a teacher and teacher-trainer and gained confidence in developing my own personal style. Noah also is very friendly, kind and has a great sense of humor. I signed up ten years after completing my 200-hour training, knowing I had just skimmed the surface first-time around and needed to go deeper. That's what I found in my 300-hour training. I also loved the pace of the program (one year) and the 90 percent in-person format! Full Review

By Maria Loram RYT® 200

Apr 24, 2024

Noah is an amazing teacher! The training is full of knowledge, it's both broad and full of very important and insightful details. Noah is very thorough in teaching and provided a wonderful structure as well as a plethora of extra materials. I especially liked the way Noah teaches verbal cues, flow organization, and modifications. I came out of the training fully prepared for the teaching world, filled with new ideas on how to modify various asanas, add my philosophical views into my classes, as well as deep knowledge of anatomy. I've also strengthened and deepened my practice and continue to do so every day using what I've learned in the training. I am very happy I chose Noah and I wouldn't hesitate to come to another one of his trainings in the future! Full Review

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E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

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