As one teacher training graduate described the heart of teaching Inner Axis:
“You want to be an Inner Axis teacher because you want to be a teacher of transformation. You want to teach something with a deeper and more profound impact than a workout on a yoga mat or a stretch class. You want people to feel more comfortable in their bodies and experience a shift in their mind and emotional state. You want your classes to be accessible to everyone; all ages, abilities, and walks of life. And most of all, you want to help your students reduce their stress levels, relieve anxiety, depression, grief and PTS. This is what breathing patterns and breath initiated movement can do. This is the Inner Axis System.”
If you’re in a leadership position, or have the aim to become a teacher or expand your teaching, or simply have the desire to enrich your knowledge and personal practice of Max’s Inner Axis System, you will find this training inspiring, immediately useful and indispensable to your journey.
For 28 days you will be immersed in all the aspects that make up the Inner Axis System.
During this month, highly experienced and esteemed anatomy teacher Jamie Elmer will take you on a 7-day journey through muscles and tissues so you will know exactly how to practice safely and effectively and teach others how to do so. Jamie Elmer is a long time colleague of mine and part of my advanced teacher training teaching staff and I am delighted to have her co-teach the anatomy part of this training. To get the most out of this training there’s some required reading and you’ll be asked to complete short writing assignments.
What will I learn?
E-RYT 500, YACEP, author, speaker
Having been on the cutting edge of breathing and breath initiated movement for over 26 years Max shared his teaching in over 25 countries and 150 cities around the world as a teacher, speaker and author. He wrote 2 books; A Life Worth Breathing, and There Is No App For Happiness, and he has been the keynote speaker at many conferences around the world.
Max has been teaching yoga since 1994 and built a very successful yoga studio in Los Angeles CA, before he decided to expand his reach and started teaching all over the world. Combining yoga, breath work, Qi Gong and movement therapy, Max developed the groundbreaking system Inner Axis, designed to alleviate crippling anxiety, depression, PTS and sleep problems. His field-tested method focuses on the causes rather than the symptoms and his system is known to produce rapid results.
Max brings his experience in teaching thousands of students and teachers into his teacher training and is renowned for being an exceptional communicator and creating safety in the classroom. In his Inner Axis Teacher Training Max reveals his techniques on all aspects of teaching. His focus is not to train his students to become qualified yoga instructors, his focus is to train his students to become teachers, leaders and speakers so that they facilitate a practice that goes beyond the mat and beyond the classroom.
Movement Therapist, E-RYT500, YACEP
For two decades, Jamie has been a passionate teacher in the healing arts. Her background in anatomy, kinesiology, physiology, Pilates and yoga enables her to provide well rounded care and help you become pain free and physically balanced.
Jamie has taught yoga, Pilates, gait therapy and movement therapy full time for over twenty years.
A former professional modern dancer, Jamie has spent a lifetime either creating or correcting injury. Jamie’s own injuries at a relatively young age guided her toward a career in helping others heal their physical injury and pain.
Jamie has a bachelor’s degree in Dance Anatomy from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), is a graduate of over a dozen yoga teacher certifications, Long Beach Dance Conditioning’s Pilates program, Duke University College of Integrative Medicine’s Movement Therapy for Seniors program and is a certified Brourman Gait Therapist.
Jamie currently works in private practice, retreat settings, and teacher training programs in the US, Mexico and Europe.
E-RYT 500, YACEP, RPYT/Author, Educator, Steward of Yoga, Breath and Somatic Meditation
Valerie Moselle is an author, advanced yoga teacher, and founder of Luma Yoga, an award-winning studio and wellness center in Santa Cruz, California. A 20-year veteran of teaching, Valerie’s superpower is in helping new teachers understand and apply functional anatomy and core concepts from biomechanics and kinesiology to yoga and breath work.
Valerie trains teachers to see students as individuals each poised to derive unique benefits from modern postural practice. She is known for classes that inspire a playful exploration of breath, movement, strength, and surrender. A student of yoga for nearly three decades, Valerie has studied and taught in the San Francisco Bay Area, Southern California, India, and the U.K. She works in close collaboration with international Breathe to Heal teacher Max Strom coaching teachers around the world.
Take a look at her book ; Breathwork: A 3 Week Breathing Program to Gain Clarity, Calm, and Better Health
Valerie lives in Santa Cruz with her husband and two daughters, where she serves as the Director of Luma Yoga, and of the Luma Yoga Teacher Training and Practice Enrichment program, found on her website:
The teacher training will take place in 2 segments of 14 days each. The first segment will be done via live stream, the second segment will be done in person in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Max Strom will teach 21 days of the course and 7 days of the course will be taught by Jamie Elmer.
7 October – 22 October (days off on 14 and 15 October)
This part will be online via live stream.
13 November – 27 November (day off on 20 November)
This part will take place in person in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
We will practice together every day. Our daily schedule is comprised of sections on techniques, teaching methodology, yoga philosophy, practice lab, applied anatomy for movement, sharing and Q&A.
For this training we will be using a hybrid format of in person and online learning. These methods have proven to be complementary when used to their advantage. What you will get:
As a teacher of Max Strom’s Inner Axis System, I represent and honor the following:
"Max Strom’s breathing practices are nothing short of masterful. Learning these techniques can bring you back to balance, and a state of true health because your rate of breathing and your state of mind are integrally linked. I have witnessed Max create palpable states of peace in his workshops, time and again. I feel blessed to have him as a teacher and friend. He offers us true healing through his work."
"Max Strom is a master teacher who illuminates the path to inner freedom with simple elegance. Through his brilliantly uncomplicated approach to teaching breath and movement, students in his presence feel empowered to access their own personal power and grace."
“Max Strom’s training helped me find my own voice as a teacher, and gave me clarity on why I wanted to teach in the first place. His presence in my life has been transformational, for me as a yoga student as well as a teacher.”
"It all started with a book. In India. As part of a (Yoga) teacher training "A life worth breathing" went on the compulsory book list. Max’s calmness and clarity of words carry such a deep and unagitated wisdom that allows me as a reader to take it all in: advice on how to overcome anxiety and hardship. Advice on how to heal."
“Time spent with Max is an investment in personal well-being as well as exceptional training for yoga teachers or those who wish to teach. He is one of the finest teachers of our time.”
“Max Strom is one of the world’s most highly respected and experienced yoga teachers who has brought together an extraordinary system of breath work and physical movement to help counteract the stresses and anxiety of our everyday lives. He gave me a simple but profound technique that transformed and deepened my practice.”
“Max has a presence and wisdom that brings forth an awareness within oneself. His training continues to inspire my teaching (and life) in countless ways.”
“Although I have experienced many yoga experts with substantial knowledge and beautiful technique, before meeting Max Strom I had never encountered anyone who truly embodied the teachings of yoga. Simply being in his presence profoundly impacted my life.”
"More than anyone else, Max Strom has shaped the focus and direction of my life. He is directly responsible for the depth and breadth of my yoga foundation that serves me everyday as a teacher and in service of others."
"Learning specific breathing techniques and practices from Max helped me reduce my anxiety and stress level. For years now, I've continued to teach these practices to my clients, to help them with everything from stress and anxiety, to better posture"