Holistic Anatomy for Yoga Therapy
Take your teaching to the next level by learning the three A's of ASANA: Anatomy, Alignment and Assists.
It is not uncommon for students to find yoga while exploring alternative methods of fitness, or nursing an injury. While most yoga teachers are not equipped to treat injuries, understanding the anatomy of asana supports teachers in guiding responsibly and minimizing the risk of new or further concerns.
Through a blend of lecture and experiential learning, gain a greater understanding of anatomy, physiology and kinesiology as you strengthen your foundation and confidence in the areas your students need and appreciate most. Western science compliments eastern knowledge of the energy systems, allowing for effortless alignment, injury-free movement, intelligent program design, and the therapeutic elements of touch, assists, and cuing.
July 17th & 18th
9:00 AM- 3:00 PM
August 7th & 8th
9:00 AM- 3:00 PM
This is a required course used toward completion of our Level II 300-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training. Save money by registering as a 300-Hr YTT.
General Attendance (workshop only)
300-Hour / Specialized Certification
Required Texts for Course
- Anatomy Coloring Book
- Anatomy of Yoga
In this course you will learn:
Anatomy/physiology and their applications to specific asanas
Develop anatomical precision in your practice, sequencing and verbal cues
Kinesiology/biomechanics and their application to specific asanas
Alignment principles of the energy body, and 'chains' of synergistic muscles working together to maintain proper posture
The chakras and vayus as a means of creating healthy pathways for alignment and energy flow
Bandhas and Pilates methods for stabilizing and strengthening your body from the core center for specific asanas
Somatic (mind/body) techniques to coordinate and strengthen the neuromuscular pathways
Yogic philosophy and its applications through biomechanics and holistic system integration
5 Element assists for specific asanas
Modifications and progressions for specific diseases and common concerns for specific asanas, such as: arthritis, osteoporosis, spinal imbalances, and joint issues of the shoulder, knee, sacroiliac, hip, wrist, ankle and neck.
For over 20 years, Joy Ravelli has led workshops, retreats, and yoga teacher trainings. Joy is the co-owner and founder of Purusha Studio and School in San Francisco, CA. She is also the founder of the Purusha Seva Project, a non profit organization that brings powerful yoga practices to underserved and at-risk populations throughout the Bay Area and the world. Joy has a master-level of experience and knowledge in the fields of natural fitness, somatic movement, thai yoga bodywork, martial arts, pilates, and classic yoga. She enjoys meditating and practicing with diverse people, places, animals, children and nature, while celebrating all the connected magic in this world.
My journey with yoga began when I was in my teens. My first class was at a Bikram yoga studio. Yoga came in and out of my life for several years until it eventually stuck around My own personal practice is most strongly influenced by Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga, and that’s reflected in my classes. I have been fortunate enough to practice under the guidance of experienced teachers in California, India, Thailand, and Costa Rica. I completed a 200-hour teacher training with Leah Gillman in 2012, and have continued my training with teachers such as Cybele Tomlinson, Kristyn Marshman, and Jason Crandell. I have a passion for women’s health, which also led me to complete a pre and post natal teacher training.
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