$279.00 USD

Course registration is non-refundable. You may arrange to transfer your registration to another person up to 14 days prior to the start date.

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Anatomy & Biomechanics Essentials

$229 USD early registration
$279 USD starts October 23rd

Teaching anatomy to yoga teachers can be fun, simple, and thorough! The trick is to not overwhelm with memorization while introducing relevant biomechanical principles. Rather than just learning that tendons connect muscles to bones, understanding what tendons are made of, how they adapt, and their role in force transmission helps guide a yoga teacher to deeper understanding of anatomy. Anatomy, after all, is a lifelong study! A program for yoga teachers should provide the essentials while setting them up for future study.

This mini course is geared toward two types of yoga teachers. First, those who teach anatomy programs or run their own yoga schools. Second, current yoga teachers who know they don’t teach with an anatomical focus and just want a clear and useful reintroduction to the essentials. These two groups will work together to explore creative yoga pose modifications, clever use of props, and instruction that accurately reflects the intent of the pose.  Session One is lecture and Session Two is on the mat; you’ll put the course content into action right away.

Includes an anatomy handout and a copy of the slide deck. 

Course schedule:

November 13-14, 2021
Saturday - Sunday
10am - 2pm Pacific Time

Course is online in a livestream format with breakout rooms. Real time participation is expected and appreciated. Recordings will be available for viewing for 14 days after the completion of the course.


Topics to be covered:

Yoga Anatomy:
Language of Anatomy
Regions of the Body
Anatomical Orientation
Planes of Movement
Bones, Joints, Muscles, Connective Tissue

Yoga Biomechanics:
Kinetics and Kinematics
Mechanical Behavior
Tissue Structure and Composition
Muscle Contraction Types
Adaptation and Capacity
Load Parameters