Applied anatomy & physiology
It is one thing to know how to do yoga asana, breathing and meditation techniques, but it is another to really understand what is happening under the surface. Being confident to teach a beginner, or a person with an injury or special condition requires a deeper knowledge of anatomy (the architecture or form) and physiology (the function).
Type of Event
- Teacher Training
This is a part time course that will take place over six full Wednesdays and four Monday evening workshop style classes.
This 300 hour advanced teacher training is includes four modules that enhance and integrate with each other. I have remodelled the program to include Yoga For Sports which was a stand alone course that I have been presenting in London for the past 4 years. The modules include: Applied anatomy and physiology; Advanced teaching methodologies; Yoga for Sports; and Roots and Traditions of Yoga.
The modules will be presented in short full time intensives to suit foreign visitors and in part time "terms" on Wednesdays. The modules can be taken in any order and over any period of time, allowing you the flexibility to complete the training in your own time.
MODULE 1: APPLIED ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
22 January - 26 February 2020
Every Wednesday from 8:30 - 3:30pm
Monday 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th February: 6:30 - 8:45pm
As yoga teachers we are entrusted to work with other peoples bodies as well as their minds and the unfortunate truth is that these days many qualified teachers are under-equipped in their understanding of the human body.
It is one thing to know how to do yoga asana, breathing and meditation techniques, but it is another to really understand what is happening under the surface. Being confident to teach a beginner, or a person with an injury or special condition requires a deeper knowledge of anatomy (the architecture or form) and physiology (the function - how it works).
This course will include a morning asana practice which delves beyond the basics, and afternoons will focus on theory. You can expect to acquire new skills and refresh old knowledge. For those who have studied anatomy and physiology before, it is always good to have a refresher and to investigate the subject from the particular perspective of application to yoga teaching.
We will address things like:
- Joint function in movement and posture, and what it really mean to ‘stack the bones’
- Using a ‘muscle lines’ approach to assess imbalances in the tensegrity of our alignment
- Better understanding injury management
- What is involved in the healing process
- The relationship between strength, flexibility, mobility and coordination from a Western perspective (physiology)
-Functional movement and dysfunctional movement
This is more than just a dry, theoretical anatomy course. It is an exploration of practical action, teaching and the entry point to therapeutic application of yoga. Learning the muscle names and their attachments is important but grasping the way that they work in a living, moving human body is the next level for teaching and practicing yoga.
This module is a strong foundation for the other advanced modules especially the Yoga for Sports Module.
Each module will include the practice of yoga techniques and skills, some teaching theory, anatomy and physiology and some philosophy on living skills related to the practice. All are aimed at helping us apply our love of yoga in the best way possible, as the healing technology of becoming more whole, integrated and aware in both physical and non-physical levels.
The next three advanced Modules of the 300Hr Training will be presented throughout 2020 in both full time and part time formats.