Module 3 (50 hours) – Biomechanics and Functional Anatomy for The Modern Day Yogi
5 x 10 hour days
February 13-17 2019, Auckland, New Zealand
Dive deeper into functional anatomy and the biomechanics of the axial and appendicular skeleton. In this course we will look in more depth at the anatomy of the shoulder, spine, hips, knees, hands and feet. We will look at skeletal variation, common dysfunction, therapeutic assists and modifications and how this can be applied in private or group class setting.
The course material will cover:
- In-depth study of the key areas of anatomy along with a practice each day. Focus will be on these areas so the teacher can see how to instruct students safely, being mindful of skeletal variation, injuries and common physical issues.
- Group work looking at skeletal variation and how this affects poses.
- How to assist students into the pose using voice and touch.
- Common injuries for the shoulder, spine, hips, knees, hands and feet and how to structure private or public classes to cater for these issues.
- How to use hands on assists to enhance or enable a student to feel the action within their body.
- Each day will target a specific area as above.
- Morning vinyasa/hatha practice will involve myofascial release, stability and strengthening poses to bring awareness to the muscles that support the various joints we are focusing on.
- We will look at the anatomy of the joint, discuss skeletal variation and put the theory into practice amongst our peers.
- The afternoon will be focused on common injuries and how to modify or assist students within a class and private setting.
- There will be group work to practice the hands on assists as well as developing your own class plans around a specific injury or area.
- Evening practice will be a restorative/yin/myofascial release class targeting the area of focus for the day.
Teachers will leave with a better understanding of how to assess, adapt, modify, safely assist and guide students that have injuries or skeletal variations to get more out of their yoga practice in both group and private settings.