This special course in Ashtanga Yoga Anatomy and Yoga Therapy, will cover all the essential components of you need to know when practicing or teaching Yoga.
The two main anatomy texts we will use will be:
The Key Muscles of Yoga & The Key Poses of Yoga - by Ray Long.
This course is taught over 2 weekends, and will cover the study and application of Yoga Anatomy and Yoga Therapy.
Areas of Study:
Ashtanga Yoga Anatomy & Physiology:
Physical Anatomy – A comprehensive study of the human body, its many systems and functions as it relates to Yoga Asana, and the practice of Pranayama.
We will teach specific ways to modify and move in and out of
postures, and demonstrate how the body is systematically opened through
the progression of asanas within the Ashtanga Yoga practice.
Western approach – musculoskeletal, respiratory, digestive, circulatory, and nervous systems
Eastern approach – chakras, nadis, the five koshas, the three bodies
Yoga Therapy & Teaching Special Cases – Students will learn how to modify the postures and practice to accommodate many different types of people, and will cover an assortment of different problems or difficulties that are commonly encountered.
We will look at the healing benefits of different postures, and how to design a class, and teach with a therapeutic approach to the Yoga practice.
Yoga & Ayurveda – Ayurveda means “life science”, and in India it is thought to be the ‘sister science’ to Yoga. Students will learn the basics principles of Ayurveda and how they relate to our practice of Yoga, as well as to lifestyle and Diet.
We will also examine the philosophical school of Sankhya, which is the underpinning philosophical system shared by both Yoga and Ayurveda.
Students will discover areas in their own lives where they may be creating imbalance, and will learn ways to balance their doshas.
Yoga Diet – Food and diet are an indispensable part of
this Yoga practice. The Yoga tradition evaluates food and diet by the
effects that has on both the body and mind. We will investigate and
explore these teachings, and learn what impact your diet may be having
on your practice, and how food is often times our best medicine.
May 31 - June 2
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
8:00 am – 3:30 pm
8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Taking Applications Now
Course to be held in Beautiful Victoria, BC.