Your body is your temple. In this foundational course, we learn the basics about the human body—its make up and how it moves. This course is constructed to reduce fear and simplify learning, incorporating interactive elements to help you understand anatomy. This course is tailored for students who want a quick refresher or overview, and also for students who are newer to anatomy, attending their first teacher training or who feel self conscious about the subject matter. This course also serves as a primer for our Anatomy 101 and Anatomy 202 online courses
Go beneath the skin to bones, joints, primary muscle groups and movement to understand some complexity about how the human body is built. We introduce and explore eight main regions of the body: spine and core, pelvis, hip, lower extremity (from hip to foot), foot and ankle, shoulder, upper extremity (from the shoulder to the hand), wrist and hand. Each session builds upon the more basic information presented in our foundational Anatomy Primer series, and in this course you will bridge into more complex anatomy and kinesiology concepts with some application to yoga practice and poses.
Join Noah to understand the anatomy and kinesiology of common yoga poses, including joint positions, difficulties, common misalignments, agonist and antagonist muscle groups. This course assumes you have a baseline understanding of anatomy. From there, you will learn much, including how to apply the mechanics of movement to your own yoga poses and your teaching. Explore why misalignments occur in common yoga poses and what to do about it. Put YOGAMAZÉ Anatomy 101 and 202 online course material and your prior anatomy studies into your practice and your teaching. If you are interested in applied anatomy, Asanatomy is your course.
This course is for yoga teachers with prior knowledge and understanding of anatomy. In this course, we explore in relative detail muscular function, biomechanics, and kinesiology. Here we delve into further detail regarding joint and body mechanics while integrating more advanced anatomical knowledge. This course builds on the material presented in our Anatomy 101 course. If you want the details, this course is for you!
A unique YOGAMAZÉ online course focusing on scoliosis education and how to use a therapeutic approach with yoga to reduce/ease associated symptoms and weakness. This course is designed for teachers working with students that have scoliosis and practitioners who want to learn more about addressing their own scoliosis. The interactive class includes historical information, research, and tips for rudimentary assessment. We explore and optimize yoga’s therapeutic benefits of flexibility, mobility, strength and proprioception so you can put this knowledge immediately to work.
Refine your eye and use of touch as a teacher in this course designed especially for teachers. In this course we practice manual adjustments and refine our use of touch. We context when these adjustments might be used in teaching, and analyze the decision making factors of which adjustments and/or other teaching techniques are most appropriate. Learn how to assist handstands and forearm balances and backbends. Your students will thank you for taking this course!
Our Low Back Basics course is a user-friendly course, which takes a rehabilitative approach to the lumbar spine. This course is organized by movement dysfunctions (flexion and extension), and pathologies pathogenesis of common injuries. We examine movements and postures that can assist common low back ailments as well as ones to avoid. We look at how to best facilitate deep lumbar stabilizing muscles. Students can anticipate a detailed anatomy review of the lumbar spine, kinesiology and movement of the low back and pelvis, an overview of the deep lumbar stabilizers, and an analysis of the important structures involved with common pathologies related to low back pain. Expect a heavy dose of anatomy, experiential muscle facilitation drills, exercises and progressions, modifications and use of props.
Sacro-Iliac Joint dysfunction can be attributed to 15-30% of those experiencing low back pain around one side of their lower pelvis. This type of dysfunction appears to be more prevalent within the yoga community. The reasons are multifactorial, and some of the causes may include muscle weakness and overuse of specific muscle groups within asymmetrical yoga poses. Join Dr. Paula Gelbart in a 4-part online series discussing the causes of Sacro-Iliac Joint dysfunction, how to assess some contributing factors, when and who to refer your students out to, self-care treatment and prevention strategies, strengthening skills & drills, and sequencing strategies for teachers.