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Human Anatomy for Yoga

February 27, 2015 - March 1, 2015

This introductory course covers basic concepts of anatomy as they apply to yoga.  We will pay particular attention to specific body parts that are important for yoga teachers to understand: the foot, knee, hip, spine, abdomen and shoulder as well as breathing physiology.

Students will learn to identify important anatomical landmarks through a combination of experiential exercises, lecture, looking at bones, anatomical illustrations and hands-on exercises. We explore the underlying anatomical basis for many of the OM yoga asana alignment instructions that help keep students safe and healthy in their practice.

This course is open to yoga teachers, yoga students, athletes and anyone who wants to learn more about their body and how it works.


Friday, February 27 7:45-9:00 pmGeneral introduction to Anatomy for Yogis

  • Muscle, Connective Tissue and Fascia
  • Anatomical planes
  • An introduction to the mechanics of breath


Saturday, February 28 12:45-2:30pm ~ Spine, Pelvis, Psoas, Abdomen

  • Understand neutral spine and pelvis, how to “find tadasana in every pose”, and the support necessary to maintain it in different relationships to gravity.
  • Explore the movements of the spine in all three anatomical planes and how they relate to the breath.


Saturday, February 28 4:00-7:00 pm ~ Hips, Knees, Feet

  • Learn the muscles that cross the hips and knees through various asanas.
  • Understand healthy knee alignment and its relationship to the placement of the feet.
  • Explore the architecture of the arches of feet.


Sunday, March 1st 10:45-2:00 pm ~ Shoulder, Neck, Wrist, Hand

  • Understand the  biomechanics of the shoulder, get to know the rotator cuff muscles, learn how to maintain healthy shoulders in various asanas like chatarunga, and explore the shoulder’s relationship to the neck.
  • Learn the importance of hand placement and how to keep the carpal tunnel safe.


Cost:  $195
Individual sessions: $55

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February 27, 2015
March 1, 2015
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Mind Body Studio
311 Rivermont Avenue,
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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