Anatomy and Yoga Teacher Training
These events is a 500hr RYA Teacher Training module. Read more about modules here. They are open to all, though you will get the most out of them if you have some yoga experience. We consider these advanced yoga studies. You do not need to be working on 500 hour certification to take one. Full attendance required for 500 hour credit.
Do you have questions, comments or concerns? Please contact us.
Anatomy Modules Currently Being Offered:
November 1 - 3, 2013 Breathing and Anatomy Workshop with Leslie Kaminoff- Asheville
Beyond Basic Yoga Anatomy with David Keil is about understanding how the human anatomy functions and dysfunctions. To this end we must become aware of the postural patterns that we observe in our practice or in our student's practice. We are going way beyond just memorizing bones and muscles, instead come sharpen your ability to observe other people's anatomy to gain information about their practice. There will be tons of hands on adjustments and assists to practice for deepening asana experience based on the patterns you see in them.
All Levels Welcome:
Although the course is designed for teachers, serious students of yoga who are not choosing to teach are also more than welcome to attend. More important is that any individual coming has a basic anatomical knowledge of the body. The workshop is designed to follow on in level from the “basic” workshop. However, previous participation in that workshop is not required.
Friday, 5:30 - 8:30 pm Review Anatomical Concepts and Observation Techniques
In this introductory segment we will review some basic anatomical concepts including connective tissue, movement, and basics of seeing patterns in the human body.
Saturday, 8:00 - 11:00 am Exploring the Foundations through Observation
We will build on the basic anatomy and begin with a very structured, step-by-step approach to “postural analysis”. In these lessons we will look at a classmate standing still using a plumb line and use charts to mark the nuances of the postural patterns in that body. This process begins the development of the eyes in a very organized way.
Saturday, 2:00 - 5:00 pm More Observation and Movement
The next step or level of observation is through movement and we will create the space to observe people as they walk and move through it. In conjunction with this, we will then mimic the patterns that we see in the student walking so that we gain a more kinesthetic feel for what is going on in that person’s body. Finally, we will take the eyes back to the yoga mat and observe poses as they form (transitions into) as well as the state of the asana (static form). In addition to our observation skills, we will then need our palpatory skills and common sense understanding to assist and or adjust the poses accordingly.
Sunday, 9:00am - 12:00 pm Adjusting and Assisting
Facilitating an individual’s progression through a series of asanas or depth in individual poses is an important facet of being a teacher. Whether the adjustments are verbal or physical they have a place in the teaching of yoga. From the development of knowing the body more intimately to seeing the body, we then move to touching and moving the body and the principles that support not only doing it in a safe and appropriate manner but in an intelligent way that supports the aim or purpose of a pose as well as the development of the student.
No required reading, but David's Yoga Anatomy 1 & 2 DVD is strongly recommended, we sell it for $38 at the studio.
$275 Register and Pay
Save $45 if you sign up by May 21, 2013
Cancellation Fee $75 for entire weekend
Learn Therapeutic Yoga! Emphasis is on alignment and anatomy to explore safe ways to work in poses. Modules interweave or stand alone as workshop. Each Module focuses on anatomy and vital organs, with energy meridians and their effect on body, mind and spirit. Learn how freedom in the body can help access subtle energy. Discover stories, legends and myths that infuse your practice with creativity and Fun! This teaching approach sharpens skills of concentration, deepens understanding of functional anatomy and strengthens access to powerful feelings and emotions.
* physiology of stress and relaxation
* restorative yoga poses and theory
* anatomy from the yogic perspective
* effect of posture on acupuncture meridians
* benefits and contraindications of each posture
* sequencing guidelines for poses
* integrating postures with breathwork and guided imagery
* incorporating hands-on healing techniques
* supporting healing in students or clients
"What is Therapeutic Yoga"- http://corawen.com/blog/?p=1703
Friday, 9:30am - 12:30pm, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday, 9:00am - 12:00pm, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Sunday, 9:00am - 12:00pm
$385 Register and Pay
Early Bird Special. Sign up before July 1, 2013 and Save $70.
[Partial and Full attendance available]
Friday, November 1, 2013, 6:00pm- 8:30pm: Introduction to Breath and Anatomy
Utilizing a combination of printed material, hands-on exchange, practice and discussion, this workshop will convey a vastly deeper and richer appreciation of the process of respiration and the postural role of the diaphragm in exercise and movement. We will examine why most abdominal strengthening exercises do not accomplish their goals, and may actually be aggravating back pain syndromes. Additional topics covered will be: the mind-body connection to exercise and fitness, the relationship of the emotions to strength and flexibility, and why there is no "right" way to breathe.
Saturday, November 2, 2013, 9:00 am - 12:00pm and 2:00 - 5:00pm: Preventing and Healing Injuries through Yoga
This day-long intensive is essentially a crash-course in the fundamentals of yoga anatomy and applied yoga therapy. Leslie Kaminoff will present the basics of biomechanical anatomy in relation to the most common sources of stress in yoga practice. Practical modifications to familiar postures and movements, and the creative use of breath, language and props will be explained and practiced.
Ample time will be devoted to working directly with the individual concerns of participants.
Sunday, November 3, 2013, 9:00am - 12:00pm: The Warrior Series
If you like a strong, flowing, breath-centered yoga practice, but have done more than a few too many down dogs, up dogs and chaturangas, then this is the class for you. Leslie Kaminoff will lead you through a specially designed vinyasa that strongly works the legs, opens the hips, moves the spine in all possible directions; all without putting any body weight on your hands.
The sequence will be taught twice; first with detailed written instructions and alignment cues, and again with an emphasis on flowing continuously with the breath.
Sunday, November 3, 2013, 1:00-3:30 pm: Demystifying the Bandhas
Recently, the "yogic locks" of Mula, Uddiyana and Jalandhara Bandha have become the subject of much interest, misinformation and confusion. In this workshop, Leslie Kaminoff applies his unique, experiential approach to clarify the anatomical basis and proper use of these powerful, yet widely misunderstood tools. By clearly linking the bandhas with their corresponding anatomical structures, and learning a few simple, yet powerful exercises, participants will gain a direct experience of these vital practices.
Leslie Kaminoff is a yoga educator inspired by the tradition of T.K.V. Desikachar. He is an Internationally recognized specialist with thirty years’ experience in the fields of yoga, breath anatomy and bodywork. He has led workshops for many of the leading yoga associations, schools and training programs in America.
Leslie currently practices in New York City and Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He is the founder of the yoga blog, “e-Sutra,” and “The Breathing Project,” a New York City yoga studio dedicated to the teaching of individualized, breath-centered yoga. Leslie teaches The Breathing Project's unique year-long course in yoga anatomy, and is the co- author, with Amy Matthews, of the bestselling book, now in it’s second edition, “Yoga Anatomy” published by Human Kinetics.
Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff
$270 Register and Pay
Sign up by October 1, 2013 and save $40 on full weekend
Drop in sessions: $55 each, (sat full day: $110)
Cancellation Fee: $75
We no longer print paper certificates (saving trees and unnecessary for YA purposes). YA only wants documentation information from Asheville Yoga Center regarding completion of our 500hr YA program, not individual units. If you are wanting certificate of attendance, you will automatically receive an email after completion of each session, which is all YA requires for ceu's, not 500hr.