We are excited to resume our Live practices again in 2024 and are offering a live Yoga Strong class series each month. Each class of the series will also live in the member archive below shortly after each class completes. If you are registered for a particular Yoga Strong series you may also login to your account at themazemethod.com to access the series.

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2024-03-25 Outside In & Upside Down – Join Oliver and Noah for this playful and challenging Inversion Strong practice of handstand & forearm balance prep, sun salutations, headstand and shoulderstand variations. Props: mat, wall, strap, 3+ blankets. Read more

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We invite you to join and experience Noah’s complete (and ever growing) archive of recorded livestreamed classes - on demand. Become a Member and gain access to this growing library for $89 per month. Our archive features the breadth and versatility that sets Noah apart from other teachers, and the classes that brought you here. From hard work in foundational poses, strength based practices, blissful restorative experiences, and dynamic vinyasa flow – YOU choose from the variety of offerings as they amass; and then visit your favorite practices whenever you wish, again and again.

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2023-10-02 Open Heart Flow: Open your shoulders, thoracic spine, and hip flexors in this slow to moderately paced backbendy vinyasa practice. If you’ve been sitting a lot, gardening, moving house, or anytime you want to open your front body, this practice is for you. Props: mat, strap, 2 blankets. Read more

2023-09-28 Strong Arm Flow: This strong upper body/shoulder focused practice features pushing actions in Plank Pose, Chaturanga Dandasana, and slide throughs to sitting (and back). Ease in with some opening stretches and breathing, and get Vinyasa Strong arms in Surya Namaskar A and B variations, standing poses and hip openers, then use sliders in seated poses and vinyasa transitions. Props: 2 blocks, sliders (disks, hand towels, socks…). Read more

2023-09-27 Spacious Flow: This slow to moderately paced hip-opening flow invites ease and spaciousness in body, awareness, and breath. Focus less on the destination, and more on enjoying the journey as you explore where you are moment_to_moment and breath_by_breath, as you open and strengthen your lower body and stabilize your core. Props: mat, towel. Read more

2023-09-26 Vinyasa Strong: Welcome back! This slow build practice eases you in, synchronizes awareness with breath and body, builds heat in sun salutations, interweaving dynamic movement and isometric holds in standing poses, plank and side plank variations. Props: mat, towel. Read more

2023-07-17 Stand in Yoga: In this first class of our July Yoga Strong series, we begin with contemplation of the Bhagavadgita’s teachings on yogasthaha, “Stand in yoga” (2.48), then warm up with Surya Namaskar A and B, progressively load and strengthen your legs in longer duration standing poses, invert in Sirsasasana I (Headstand) and Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand), then rest in Shavasana (Corpse Pose). Props: mat, 3+ blankets for shouderstand, strap (optional). Read more

2023-07-31 Yoga of Renunciation: This class explores themes and meanings of the Bhagavadgita’s theme of renunciation in chapter 6, with a parallel reading of the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke’s “Letters to a Young Poet.” Make time and room for self-reflection, self-value, self-creativity and artistry in your life and in this slow-and-steady sequence of forward folds, inversions, and pranayama. Props: mat, 2 blocks, strap, and blankets for shoulderstand. Read more

2023-07-29 Strategies for Resilience: Consider Krishna’s triadic strategies for yogic resilience (ignore/live with it, internalize, engage/actualize) and his encouragement that we are up to the task of becoming more and more skillful, “No effort is lost, nor reversal will happen, even just a little bit of this truth protects from extended exposure.” ~BG 2.41). Embody the teachings in a sequence that starts slowly with supine shoulder activations and leg stretches, then builds heat in standing poses with vinyasa transitions, and burns brightly with handstand transitions. Props: mat, strap, wall, blanket. Read more

2023-07-27 Krishna’s Nine Stances: Join Noah and Oliver to consider the nine ways that Krishna stands (yogasthaha) with Arjuna (with, beside, along, behind, around, in front, before, inside, beyond) in the Bhagavadgita and Mahabharata, then activate and strengthen your legs/hips/pelvis in every direction in a progression of skills and prop drills and standing poses. Props: blanket, mat, block, strap, wall, resistance band. Read more

2023-07-26 Stand in Wisdom: Arjuna asks, “How to describe standing in wisdom (sthitaprajnasya)? What of being steadfast in composure, Krishna? How does one of steady mind speak? How does one sit? How does one move?” (BH 2.54) – Join Noah and Oliver to take up these queries and consider Krishna’s response, then apply/embody your awareness and stand in wisdom in sun salutation progressions, lunge variations, handstands, headstands, twisting standing poses, then rest with your legs up the wall. Props: mat, wall, 2 blocks, 2 blankets or a bolster. Read more

2023-07-25 Adhikara: The concept and meanings of adhikara, literally “with respect to action” (also “privilege, entitlement, authority”) informs and inspires this practice of receiving and assessing your capacity and cultivating your potential in a sequence of supine leg & hip mobility and proprioception drills, supported standing balancing poses, and inversions with leg variations. “Your privilege (adhikara) extends only to the act, never at any time to the outcome.” (BG 2.47) Props: mat, light weight block or other object, wall, strap, 2 blocks, 3 blankets. Read more

2023-07-24 Dynamic Equanimity: Join Noah and Oliver as we explore further the Bhagavadgita’s themes of emotional restraint/discipline in a practice of up-tempo sun salutations interspersed with standing steadily (on a block), single leg balancing poses (on a block), linked standing poses with vinyasa transitions, and timed handstands. “But when the objects engaging the senses neither want nor hate, are under one’s control and one is under control, one attains an equanimity (prasadam; tranquility, peace).” (BG 2.64) Props: mat, blanket, block, wall. Read more

2023-07-21 Empowered Resilience: Building on previous themes, we again take up Bhagavadgita’s 2nd chapter teachings on physical/emotional/mental/spiritual resilience to meet life’s circumstances (the pairs of opposites), with consideration of complementary principles in “The Emperor’s Handbook” of Marcus Aurelius (Roman emperor from 161 to 180 CE). Embody these teachings of resilience in Surya Namaskar A variations with changing asymmetries (block under 1 hand), step back lunges to Virabhadrasana I and Parsvottanasana variations, dynamic sliding drills to increase your control, deep hamstring stretching, and upside-down time in Halasana (Plow Pose). “Wherever life is possible, it is possible to live in the right way. Nothing ever happens to a person that they are not equipped by nature to endure.” ~The Emperor’s Handbook (Book 5, comments 16 & 18). Props: mat, block, sliders, props for Halasana. Read more

2023-07-20 Steady in Fluctuations of Opposites: Inspired by the Bhagavadgita’s teachings in the second chapter about being steady in the experiences of the pairs of opposites, we cultivate resilience and steadfast awareness and engagement in this leg focused class of Surya Namaskar variations, Sirsasana (Headstand), standing poses, and Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand). “But physical experiences, Son of Kunti (Arjuna), causing us to feel cold, hot, pleasure, and pain, they are transient, they come and go. Withstand them, Bharata (Arjuna). The wise person whom they do not oppress, steady in pain and pleasure (sama-dukha-sukham), Bull Among People (purusharshabha; epithet of Arjuna), is prepared for immortality.” (BG 2.14-2.15) Props: mat, block, strap, props for shoulderstand. Read more

2023-07-19 Yoga is Skillfulness in Actions: Invest in and grow your awareness (buddhi) in this foot focused class, inspired by one of the Bhagavadgita’s definitions of yoga; yogaha karmasu kaushalam, “yoga is skillfullness in actions” (2.50). Begin with contemplation and centering, then put your legs up the wall in Viparita Karani and articulate/awaken your ankles, feet, and toes. Come up to standing and practice dynamic ankle stabilization drills in weightbearing poses, and connect and integrate the kinetic chain from your feet to your pelvis in standing poses. Props: mat, wall, blanket, bolster, 2 blocks, optional extra mat. Read more

2023-06-14 Press Up: Put it all together in this culminating Inversion Strong class - get centered, warm up, strengthen your core, and progressively work on pressing up to headstand (lifting both legs at the same time) cycle with leg variations, and handstand press ups at the wall with a bolster. Then open your front body structures and work on more backbendy versions of forearm balance, and leg variations in shoulderstand. Props: mat, wall, sliders, bolster, chair, 2 blocks, 3+ blankets. Read more

2023-06-13 Steadfastness in Inversions: Cultivate steadiness and steadfastness of mind, body, and heart in this practice of longer duration inversions. Use props for support in seated meditation, head-supported forward folds, 3+ minute headstand at the wall, 2-minute handstand & forearm balance, and variations of supported bridge pose. Props: wall, strap, 2 blocks, 3+ blankets, bolster. Read more

2023-06-12 Dynamic Balance: Find center in seated meditation and Nadi Shodhana pranayama (alternate nostril breathing), then warm up, activate and engage all parts of yourself in service of cultivating dynamic balance in Sirsasana (Headstand), with or without the wall, Adho Mukha Vrkshasana (Handstand), Pincha Mayurasana (Forearm Balance), and Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand) cycle. Props: mat, wall, block, strap, 3 blankets. Read more

2023-06-10 World Upside-Down: Building upon previous practices, this class adds further inversion skills & drills to strengthen and open your shoulders for Adho Mukha Vrkshasana (Handstand) and Pincha Mayurasana (Forearm Balance), incorporates leg movements and twists into Sirsasana (Headstand) cycle, and explores using a dowel rod for Halasana (Plow Pose) and Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand). Props: mat, wall, sliders, 3+ blankets, strap, dowel rod, bolster. Read more

2023-06-07 Inversion Expansion: This Inversion Strong practice builds on the foundation established in prior practices and expands into further transitional strategies and variations: Begin seated for centering with an option to wear a prop hat to heighten your awareness and axial length through your head, warm up with slow and deliberately engaged sun salutations, practice Sirsasana II (Tripod Headstand) the “regular way” – then consider a few different propped versions of the pose that decrease/eliminate the loading of your cervical spine. Lie down for Supta Padangusthasana (Supine Leg Stretches), then practice Sirsasana I at the wall with leg variations. Practice hopping from Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog Pose) over a bolster to Uttanasana (Standing Forward Fold) and back, work on hopping up to Adho Mukha Vrkshasana (Handstand), then challenge and build your handstand strength with 30, 45, and 60 second durations. Open your shoulders and chest, then practice Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand) and Halasana (Plow Pose) with feet on a chair and leg variations. Props: mat, bolster, wall, 1 or 2 chairs, 2 to 4 blocks, strap, 3+ blankets. Read more

2023-06-06 Dessert First: Have “dessert first” in this Inversion Strong class by putting your legs up with wall in a supported inversion (Viparita Karani), then warm up and practice Sirsasana (Headstand) I and II, prepare for and practice Pincha Mayurasana (Tail of the Peackcock, aka forearm balance), and conclude with Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand) at the wall and relax in Savasana. Props: mat, bolster, 2 blocks, wall, 3+ blankets. *Note: my mic stopped working at the end of savasana, so please rest as long as you like, then gently reawaken on your own.  Read more

2023-06-02 Hand Strong: Strengthen your hands (wrists, forearms, shoulders) in this Inversion Strong class with an emphasis on Adho Mukha Vrkshasana (Downward Facing Tree Pose, aka handstand) skills and drills, then practice Sirasana I (Headstand) and chair Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand). Props: mat + another thin mat, wall, strap, chair, 3+ blankets. Read more

2023-06-01 Shoulder Strong: This Inversion Strong class opens, strengthens, and progressively loads your shoulders in a journey into sirsasana (headstand) and modified pincha mayurasana (forearm balance) at the wall, and halasana (plow pose) with your feet on a chair. Come ready for scapula pushups and sliding drills to prepare for sirsasna, and practice putting a strap around your arms in shoulder extension for halasana. Props: mat, resistance band, strap, sliders, wall, 3+ blankets, chair. Read more

2023-05-31 Inversion Building Blocks: Welcome to Inversion Strong! This first class begins with mobilization, centering and breath awareness. From there, we add muscular activations and strengthening drills (shoulders, forearms, wrists, hands) and move dynamically in Surya Namaskar. Then we put the pieces together and build variations of handstand (L at the wall), forearm/headstand prep, and shoulderstand. Whether you are newer to inversions, or more experienced, this practice will have much to offer you. Props: mat, wall, resistance band or strap, 2 blocks, 3+ blankets. Read more

2023-05-25 Deep Listening: Cultivate receptivity and deep listening in this practice of supine pranayama, supported inversion with your legs up the wall (Viparita Karani), and seated meditation. Experience the tranquility and lucidity that these contemplative practices offer as you cultivate and access the sanctuary within, then re-engage the world of waking consciousness and make yourself an offering to others. Suggested props: mat, wall, 3+ blankets, bolster. Read more

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