Type of Event
Three Sunday afternoons: 29th April, 13th May, 10th June
13:00-18:30 each day
Do you know a tendon from a ligament? A strain from a sprain? What the heck is fascia anyway?
A knowledge of anatomy will not only improve your yoga but can also positively affect how you use your body on a daily basis outside the yoga studio. Over this three-day course, we will explore anatomical concepts from basic scientific language to functional biomechanics -- and everything in between. The discussion is always tied back to yoga - for example, what is the ‘ideal’ shoulder alignment in downward dog? What is meant by ‘neutral pelvis’ and how is this useful in asana practice? There will also be detailed discussion on breath and bandhas.
By the end of this course, you will feel more confident in your knowledge of the body and, if you’re a teacher, you will have the language to give clearer anatomical and alignment cues. This course is ideal for any yoga teacher or serious yoga practitioner.
Day 1 will include:
Basic anatomical language and theory
Feet and ankles
The knee joint
Day 2 will include:
The hip joint
The pelvis and sacroiliac joint
Breath and bandhas
Day 3 will include:
The shoulder girdle
The elbows and hands
Anatomy in action: seeing bodies, applying anatomical principles
Please note that this anatomy course is part of the Space Teacher Training but is open to the public. A detailed 60-page manual is included.
For teachers, this course counts toward your annual CPD requirement with Yoga Alliance Professionals.