This is not your average anatomy training.
Don't expect hours of "which bone is which" that make you feel like you're back in high school science classes...
Leslie & Amy spend time on the things that matter most to a yoga teacher and skip the memorization.
They'll help you establish a broad base of knowledge by sharing examples, analogies, stories, and guiding you through physical experiments that make the material helpful and applicable to teaching yoga to students.
Leslie & Amy will also share their own favorite teaching strategies like...
How to make poses accessible for any student
What to do when students have an injury and still want to practice
Simple cues that help every student find success on the mat
Leslie and Amy's unique blend of humor and expertise make them the absolute best team to guide you through this phase of your journey.
How does it work?
You'll join Amy & Leslie at home via your computer for 20-hours of guided lesson content, reflection, personal exploration, and teaching preparation.
They'll lead you through movement experiments that will help you apply anatomy ideas to your own practice, and give you tools you'll be able to access as a teacher. You'll have time to soak up the material and try it out it in your own asana practice.
This means that each time we come together as a group, you'll already have a strong foundation in that unit's content and we'll be able to dive even deeper into the material, rather than spend valuable group time on basic concepts and memorization.
Our group time will be spent in hands-on application. We'll break into discussion groups, share movement exercises, and observe exactly how this information interweaves with our tradition.
By the time we're finished, you'll have a broad understanding of the anatomical concepts that are most important to a yoga teacher so you can begin teaching with confidence.
Schedule and fees:
The 2020 schedule will consist of 10 Saturdays, from 1-3pm:
What you need for class:
One Time Payment
The following text book will be required and is not included in the above fees:
Contact Shanda Packard, Director of Teacher Training
Email: [email protected]
MIND • BODY • SPIRIT
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830 Fairview Avenue
Bowling Green KY 42103
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*Dates are subject to change, but makeup options will be available
Want a closer look at the curriculum? Here's a preview:
You'll have access to the YogaAnatomy.net Asana Library (a collection of 20 poses, each examined in 3 ways):
Breath-Centered Approach: with Leslie
Joint & Muscle Actions: with Amy
Pose-Specific Workshops: each workshop is different, and includes themes like examining how different traditions might approach each pose; talking students through strategies for different body types, etc.
Unit 1 - Building Blocks: Sthira & Sukha / Connective Tissue / Bones / Muscles
Unit 2 - Breath: Prana & Apana / Diaphragm / Ujjayi / Bhandas
Unit 3 - Muscle Physiology: Strength / Flexibility / Movement / Joints
Unit 4 - The Spine: Curves / Disks / Backpain
Unit 5 - The Lower Limbs: Foot / Knee / Hips / Pelvis / Walking / Alignment in Standing Postures
Unit 6 - The Upper Limbs: Hands & Wrists / Forearm / Elbow / Shoulder / Alignment in
Application Units: Anatomy in Asana
Unit 7 - Anatomy in Asana and Asana Philosophy: Introduction to working with Asana / "Benefits" of a Pose / Asana Analysis / Begin Standing Poses
Unit 8 - Anatomy in Asana and Pain & Sensation: A Body-Mind Perspective on how to work with pain / Complete Standing Postures / Begin Seated Postures
Unit 9 - Anatomy in Asana and Vinyasa: Breath + Movement / Continue Seated Postures / Move to other Floor Postures
Unit 10 - Anatomy in Asana and Arm Supports: Arm Support Poses
30 Hours Total in Anatomy & Physiology:
10 Contact Hours
20 Non-Contact Hours
30 Total Hours
Eligible for Continue Education Credits:
CLASS DATES 2020