Are you one of those people that asks "WHY?" constantly when told a yoga cue or a massage move? Me too! A list of rules just doesn't cut it for me. I need constantly evolving & well-informed critical thinking to work with the wide variety of students and clients I see, many of whom are dealing with, injuries, health conditions, and a lot of pain.

I am fascinated by the human body. I worked in a cadaver lab for years and have tutored anatomy & physiology at colleges and massage therapy programs. I may not remember all the details of the renal calyces, but I have pulled the most relevant information for yoga (or massage) and put it in these training workshops. First focus on anatomy that can be applied directly to yoga!

Embodied Anatomy focuses on cultivating curiosity in applied anatomy. This means I teach the stuff you need to know as a yoga teacher to deal with the most common conundrums and conditions that will walk in the room. Yes, there are a few muscles, bones, and technical terms you need to just memorize, but you will also get practical knowledge you can put to use right away.  Unfortunately, I can't teach you EVERYTHING in this time period (nor do you need to memorize everything). However, you will leave empowered to know how to find more information from trust-worthy sources at your fingertips.

I have a unique style that weaves in my background as an art major in college and my deep spiritual nature. Learn physiological concepts through observing paintings by Salvador Dali and Picasso. Experience meditation visualizations of the electric flow of energy through your nervous network. See for yourself how my special memory tricks can help even those who struggle with science grasp these concepts.

You will learn:

  • The essentials for a safe and effective practice, particularly when working with chronic pain conditions.
  • Critical anatomy terminology
  • The most relevant muscles & bones (and immediate applications into yoga poses and massage)
  • The basics of the organ systems 
  • Basic kinesiology & biomechanics in relation to yoga or massage (because we are dynamic and to apply anatomy, we must study our movement)
  • Relevant pathophysiology (focusing on the most common conditions that may require adaptations)
  • Neurology in relation to movement & relaxation (including considerations & benefits for yoga)
  • Contraindications & considerations to make sure that the practice is safe & effective
  • Common cues and if they make sense. WHY or WHY NOT? 

ONLINE OPTIONS- LIVE ON ZOOM

GROUP: I have joined Marlysa Sullivan, physical therapist and yoga therapist, to offer live online modules of Embodied Anatomy for various pain conditions. Check out our next module HERE. 

ONE-ON-ONE: Also, I do one-on-one teacher mentorship, often focusing on working with special needs populations (like arthritis and other pain conditions) through the lenses of yoga and science. Do you have a lot of practical anatomy-based questions that have come up in your classes? If so, I am a right fit for you. Check out my page on teacher mentorship.