Deeply understanding the anatomy and movement principles of the body is an invaluable tool for yoga teachers and serious students. Not only does it help your teaching, it also enriches your own practice.
In this workshop we will practice both Active and Quiet poses. Our work will focus on learning specific anatomy by first feeling it in our bodies and then seeing it in others. Often participants in this workshop realize they already know much about anatomy because of body awareness gained through practice, yet haven’t learned the corresponding anatomical terms and theory.
Together, we we will uncover and explore movement principles (kinesiology) and their applications, and name the anatomical parts that are moving. It really doesn’t help, for example, to know where the biceps muscle is if you don’t understand how it works in various ways and with various other muscles. Our practice is about the moving, NOT the static, body.
Not only will we stretch the hamstrings, for example, but we will also learn exactly where they attach and what exactly it is they do in the body besides make forward bends challenging.
This intensive pulls from the vast depth and breadth of Judith’s knowledge and expertise gained through 40+ years as a yoga teacher and physiotherapist. She has worked with tens of thousands of students, and thus can offer a well of experience comparable to none. She truly is an incredible resource for anyone wanting to better understand anatomy and biomechanics as it applies to yoga asana.
Required text: Yogabody: Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Asana by Judith Hanson Lasater. Please read at least the first chapter prior to the workshop.