Inner Axis teacher trainings are designed to inspire teachers of transformation who will help to bring about both personal and global changes.

The capacity for personal transformation is present in each of us, yet it is often hidden beneath the surface, neglected by the demands and routine of our daily life. The Inner Axis training will teach you how to guide ordinary people through the experience of extraordinary transformation.

become an inner axis teacher

200 hour teacher training certification


January 27 – February 10
March 25 – April 8


May 19 - June 2
August 4 - 18

Max Strom has been leading teacher trainings since 1999 and is recognized by the Yoga Alliance at their Advanced Teacher Level (ERYT 500).

Course Description

This course will include some homework, including required reading and some exercises.

  • The Three Pillars of Transformation: Mind, Body, Breath
  • Breath-initiated movement; the prime mover
  • Emotional Healing/ Internal Transformation
  • Ethical Precepts
  • Yoga posture alignment, strength, and stretching
  • Qi Gong- listening and sensing
  • Working with extremes: beginners, elders, and the hyper flexible
  • You will learn four Inner Axis sequences
  • Adjustments, techniques and common issues
  • Skills for effective Universal Teaching and Leadership
  • Enhancing your Communication Skills and Confidence
  • Philosophy of Living
  • Self-Study
  • Focus and Meditation
  • Applied Anatomy for Yoga, taught by Jamie Elmer
  • Safety in the classroom, taught by Jamie Elmer

What can I expect?

This training with world-renowned teacher, speaker, and author Max Strom is designed to prepare you to teach his powerful method of personal transformation, healing, and empowerment to people from all walks of life and levels of fitness. Whether or not your student has a stiff body or a rigid schedule, this course will help to ignite healing and transformation in your students and yourself. If you’re in a leadership position, or have the aim to become a teacher, or simply have the desire to enrich your knowledge and practice of Max Strom’s method, you will find this course inspiring, immediately useful and indispensable to your journey.


  1. Students wishing to enroll must have a passionate interest in Max Strom’s Method of personal transformation and a minimum of 2 years studying Hatha yoga. We reserve the right to decline your application if you do not meet these requirements.
  2. You must have practiced with Max before in a workshop or retreat or with his two DVDs regularly for two months prior to the commencement of the training.
  3. You must have read both books by Max Strom “A Life Worth Breathing” and “There is No APP for Happiness” before participating in the training. LINK to Max’s books and DVDs

teacher training materials

jamie elmer

Jamie Elmer’s (E-RYT 500) life-long study of movement and the human body has taken her from dance, to Pilates, to yoga. Jamie has grown her craft and developed a special style of teaching that focuses on safety, strength, and healing. After teaching six years full-time at Exhale: Center for Sacred Movement in Venice, CA, Jamie now travels internationally to studios and retreat centers teaching workshops and Yoga Alliance Teacher Trainings. She is known for development of the nationally renowned Applied Anatomy for Yoga which she has led within both Max Strom and Annie Carpenter’s trainings, and her signature workshop series; How to Teach Beginners. Jamie holds a BA from California Institute of the Arts, a Pilates Teacher Certification from Long Beach Dance Conditioning, a Yoga Teacher Certification with Max Strom, certification as a Walk Well Practitioner from Brourman Gait Therapy, and most recently a certification from Duke University in Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors.


global schedule

public workshops, teacher intensives, teacher trainings, private sessions, retreats, breathe to heal, and conferences.

2018Private SessionsBahrainJanuaryJan 32018BahrainBHPrivate SessionsNamaste BH →
2018Public WorkshopBahrainJanuaryJan 4–52018BahrainBHPublic WorkshopNamaste BH →
2018breathe to healBahrainJanuaryJan 6–92018BahrainBHbreathe to healNamaste BH →
2018Public WorkshopQatarJanuaryJan 11–132018QatarQAPublic WorkshopYama Yoga →
2018Speaking EventAustriaJanuaryJan 15–172018ViennaATSpeaking EventÖHV Hotel Congress →
2018Private SessionNetherlandsJanuaryJan 252018UtrechtNLPrivate Session
2018Teacher TrainingNetherlandsJanuaryJan 27–Feb 102018UtrechtNLTeacher TrainingYoga Moves →
2018Public WorkshopGermanyFebruaryFeb 172018WiesbadenDEPublic WorkshopUnit Yoga →
2018breathe to healGermanyFebruaryFeb 18–212018WiesbadenDEbreathe to healUnit Yoga →
2018Public WorkshopGermanyFebruaryFeb 242018HamburgDEPublic WorkshopUnit Yoga →
2018breathe to healGermanyFebruaryFeb 25–282018HamburgDEbreathe to healUnit Yoga →
2018Public WorkshopBelgiumMarchMar 10–122018BrusselsBEPublic WorkshopGalini Yoga →
2018Teacher TrainingNetherlandsMarchMar 25–Apr 82018UtrechtNLTeacher TrainingYoga Moves →
2018Public WorkshopNetherlandsMarchMar 312018UtrechtNLPublic WorkshopYoga Moves →
2018Public WorkshopPennsylvaniaAprilApr 27–292018PittsburghPAPublic WorkshopSchoolhouse Yoga →
2018Private SessionPennsylvaniaAprilApr 302018PittsburghPAPrivate Session
2018Public WorkshopBritish ColumbiaMayMay 5–62018VancouverCanadaPublic Workshopto be announced
2018Private SessionBritish ColumbiaMayMay 72018VancouverCanadaPrivate Session
2018Teacher TrainingUnited KingdomMayMay 19–Aug 22018LondonUKTeacher TrainingTriyoga →
2018Public WorkshopIrelandJuneJun 1–32018DublinIEPublic WorkshopYoga Hub →
2018Public WorkshopUnited KingdomJuneJun 12–182018LondonUKPublic WorkshopTriyoga →
2018Public WorkshopIllinoisJuneJun 22–232018EdwardsvilleILPublic WorkshopStudio Gaia →
2018breathe to healIllinoisJuneJun 24–272018EdwardsvilleILbreathe to healStudio Gaia →
2018RetreatCaliforniaJulyJul 20–222018Scotts ValleyCARetreat1440 Muliversity →
2018Public WorkshopTexasJulyJul 27–282018HoustonTXPublic WorkshopCherry Blossom Yoga →
2018breathe to healTexasJulyJul 29–Aug 12018HoustonTXbreathe to healCherry Blossom Yoga →
2018Teacher TrainingUnited KingdomAugustAug 4–182018LondonUKTeacher TrainingTriyoga →
2018breathe to healGermanySeptemberSep 5–92018NurembergDEbreathe to healMy Shanti Yoga →
2018NetherlandsSeptemberSep 14–162018UtrechtNLYoga Moves
2018Public WorkshopAustriaSeptemberSep 22–232018GrazATPublic Workshopto be announced
2018Public WorkshopSwitzerlandOctoberOct 5–72018ZurichCHPublic WorkshopAirYoga
2018RetreatSpainOctoberOct 13–192018MallorcaESRetreatCal Reiet Holistic Retreat →
2018Public WorkshopUnited KingdomNovemberNov 16–182018LondonUKPublic WorkshopTriYoga →
2018Public WorkshopBritish ColumbiaDecemberDec 1–52018VancouverCanadaPublic WorkshopSemper Viva →
2018Public WorkshopCaliforniaDecemberDec 7–92018OttawaCAPublic WorkshopPrana Shanti →
2019Public WorkshopGermanyFebruaryFeb 15–192019WiesbadenDEPublic WorkshopUnit Yoga →
2019Public WorkshopGermanyFebruaryFeb 22–242019HamburgDEPublic WorkshopUnit Yoga →
2019RetreatItalyMayMay 25–312019northern italyRetreatMandali Retreat Center →
2019RetreatItalySeptemberSep 28–Oct 52019southern italyRetreatLa Rosa Dei 4 Venti →
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