Registration for this course will close at noon on Tuesday 28th March – please ensure you have booked before then if you wish to attend.
Deeply understanding the anatomy and movement principles of the body is an invaluable tool for yoga teachers and serious students. Not only does it help your teaching, it also enriches your own practice. This Experiential Anatomy course is unlike most anatomy classes.
We do not start with learning lists of anatomical facts; instead we start with what you already know: asana practice.
From asana, we extrapolate the anatomical and kinesiological principles that you have experienced in your body. We just give names to what you already have felt and “know in your bones”.
Our work will be focused around learning specific anatomy by first feeling it in our bodies and seeing it in other bodies. Often participants realise they already know a lot about anatomy because they feel it bodily rather than have the ability to verbalize it. The important next step is that we will uncover together the movement principles (kinesiology) and be able to name the anatomical parts that are moving. So this 30-hour course is all about practical knowledge. We focus on learning what helps us practice with awareness and teach with confidence.
Many students have offered the feedback that this course was not only interesting and fun, but provided a firm basis for their teaching.
Is this Course For Me?
This course is for you if you have:..
- been shy about studying anatomy,
- felt bored at the very thought of studying anatomy,
- have felt excited about learning anatomy, but the only courses near you are just academic and lack a practical focus for yoga teachers,
- studied anatomy before but want a refresher with a yoga emphasis.
Required book for the course: Yogabody: Anatomy, Kinesology, and Asana by Judith Hanson Lasater, PhD, PT.
Props: As part of this course we will provide 3 blankets, 1 bolster, 2 blocks, 2 bricks and 1 strap and these props will be available to purchase at a discount at the end of the course.
_Please note that this workshop counts towards elective hours on the Yoga Therapy Diploma
You will receive a Yogacampus certificate of attendance once you have completed the course.