COURSES & TRAININGS
ALIGN & MOVE
Functional Anatomy Training for Yoga Teachers
Yoga is a way of living and living starts in the physical body.
It is time to give your students the whole-health healing benefits of the physical yoga practice!
When it comes to yoga anatomy…
Do you feel overwhelmed?
Do you feel that you are doing your best but lacking necessary anatomy tools?
Do you feel ineffective in applying anatomy knowledge in your teaching?
Do you want to help your students feel better in their bodies and not sure how?
This training series will give you what you need to easily integrate current exercise science and functional anatomy principles into your daily teaching toolbox.
Yoga is so much more than exercise, it is full of philosophical, spiritual and mental practices, yet access to these practices start at the physical level. Yoga starts in the body.
Because of this, understanding current exercise science and anatomy principles is absolutely necessary as a yoga teacher.
Alignment is a hot topic and I challenge the idea of “correct alignment.” Teaching from “correct alignment” keeps teachers and students stuck in a rigid architecture rather than using functional alignment to provide cues and structures that gives you access to freedom and ease. And it is freedom and ease that allows people to flow freely in their bodies.
In this 4-part training series, you will learn to stop giving vague anatomy cues and instead replace them with cues that are inclusive, effective, functional and easy to understand.
You will leave this training with
The basic knowledge around how the body moves.
A new experience of functional alignment.
A newfound excitement and passion for integrating science based anatomy into your yoga practice and teachings.
An elevated level of confidence in leading students through anatomy based physical practice.
Inspiration to not just teach functional anatomy but to combine functional anatomy and use it as an access point to create bigger pathways for transformation in the yoga practice
A new understanding of the primary joints and their movement patterns in general and as they relate to yoga poses.
Yoga anatomy knowledge that is accessible and fun.
An understanding of how tendons and muscles work and what it means for them to respond and adapt to load.
Knowledge around the common areas of vulnerability in the body and how to lessen the possibility of worsening or creating pain or injuries.
This training series is for the yoga teacher with any background who is in or has completed a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training and who are curious about shifting from “correct” or universal alignment
to functional alignment in their teachings.
Through discussion, lecture and physical movement, you will explore up-to-date anatomy theories and principles for the whole body over the course of 4-weeks to include the spine and core, the pelvis and hips, the shoulders and how it all works together for whole-body integration.
You will walk away from this training series with a new way to lead yoga classes that is both powerful and challenging as well as effective and safe. It is time to bring “how” we teach yoga current with what we know through exercise science. The act of combining science and yoga will give you the tools you need to talk about yoga as a healing practice, thus creating a pathway for the deeper levels of the yoga experience.