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Max Strom Inner Axis Yoga and Well-Being | 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

“It is my conviction that our exercise regime should be the embodying element of our highest ideal of life. What’s the use of traditional fitness if you wake up at night grinding your teeth and can’t fall back to sleep because of anxiety? Inner Axis Yoga empowers you to achieve not only optimum health, but also happiness and meaning. The method encompasses principles that integrate and harmonize the body, the emotions, and the nervous system. It is a synthesis of yoga and other key disciplines, distilled for 22 years into a system that changes lives.” ~ Max Strom

This training consists of two 14-day segments and both segments will have one day off in the middle. At the end of the course you will be qualified to teach both Inner Axis Yoga and Hatha yoga.

The training will be taught by Max Strom (21 days) and with Jamie Elmer teaching the Applied Anatomy portion of the training (7 days). The course will include some homework, including required reading and some exercises.

What will I learn?

This Inner Axis training with world-renowned teacher and author, Max Strom, will teach you how to guide ordinary people through the experience of extraordinary transformation. It is designed to prepare you to teach people from all walks of life and levels of fitness, whether or not your student has a stiff body or a rigid schedule. If you have the aim to become an Inner Axis Yoga teacher, and/or Hatha Yoga Teacher, or simply have the desire to enrich your knowledge and practice of Max Strom’s method, you will find this course inspiring and indispensable to your journey.


Course modules + outline: 

  • 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, standing breath-work
  • Working with extremes: beginners, elders, and the hyper flexible
  • You will learn four Inner Axis sequences
  • Principles of yoga sequencing
  • Verbal and hands-on Adjustments, techniques and   common issues
  • Skills for effective Universal Teaching and
  • Enhancing your Communication, Confidence, & Leadership
  • Philosophy of Living
  • Self-Study
  • Focus, Meditation, Visualization
  • Interfacing with the Corporate World
  • Applied Anatomy for Yoga, taught by Jamie Elmer
  • Safety in the classroom, taught by Jamie Elmer
People say

Time spent with Max is an investment in personal wellbeing as well as exceptional training for yoga teachers or those who wish to teach. He is one of the finest teachers of our time.

Patti J. Fuhrman Teacher/owner, Yoga Gallery, Overland Park, KS

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.

Tammy Lyons Teacher/owner 2 yoga studios

Studying under Max Strom has tremendously shaped who I became as a yoga teacher and business owner. His teachings will change the way you approach your life and practice.

Chan Hemintranont, teacher/owner, Pai Yoga Fitness Columbus, Ohio

I am sincerely grateful for the experiences I have had in Max Strom's workshops. The knowledge Max offers and the environment he creates allows the heart to break free and the spirit to soar.

Molly Root Student

“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."

James Miller Teacher/Founder, Adamantine® Yoga

“My mission is to help people remember who they are,
what they are capable of, and to provide tools that will
empower them to live a more meaningful life.”   ~ Max Strom

Prerequisites & Enrollment
Book list

Module 1

27 January  – 10 February  2018 | 09.00 – 17.00
(not on 3 February)
Includes 1.5 hour break for meal

Module 2

25 March  – 8 April  2018 | 09.00 – 17.00
(not on 1 April)
Includes 1.5 hour break for meal
Last day | 8 April 09.00-15.00

Location:  School voor Tai Chi Chuan | M.P. Lindostraat 4 |  Utrecht


If you are interested in helping people to heal themselves, this is THE training for you! Listen to Max Strom in his own words, a personal invite from him to you.







  • Students wishing to enroll must have a passionate interest in Max Strom’s method and a minimum of 2 years studying Hatha yoga. We reserve the right to decline your application if you do not meet these requirements. Please contact our training manager for more information if you are in doubt of meeting the criteria.
  • 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 – The DVDs can be downloaded as electronic files from his website or purchased at the Yoga Moves Shop.
  • 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. Both books are available at the Yoga Moves Shop for purchase.


Tot total costs of this training are €3600.

Your tuition covers teacher training handbook, all course handouts, and all guest teacher fees. Fee does not include the books on the required reading list, travel costs, bank fees, meals, or accommodations.


Enrollment is limited and by permission only. To request an application for this program, mail us.






Required reading

During this course you will be asked to read the following books:

  • A life worth breathing – Max Strom
  • There is no app for happiness – Max Strom
  • The muscle book – Paul Blakey (any edition)
  • Yoga Body: the origins of Modern Posture Practice – Mark Singleton
  • The World’s Religions – Huston Smith (Paperback or kindle)
  • Shambhala Guide to Yoga – Georg Feuerstein

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Max Strom Inner Axis 200 Hour Training

with Jamie Elmer & Max Strom
Starts Sat. 27 Jan. 2018 | 4 weeks in total

M.P. Lindostraat 4, Utrecht


Max Strom Inner Axis 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

E-mail our training coordinator for an application form

About the teachers

Jamie Elmer Jamie Elmer  See bio ›
Max Strom Max Strom  See bio ›