Are you one of those people that asks "WHY?" constantly when told a yoga cue or health claim? 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.
Intro to Science of Yoga:
This introductory workshop is open to yoga students and teachers. It covers the basics from my book, including experiential learning and yoga practices.
*This is usually a one day 4 hour workshop or a 2 day 8 hour workshop.
Science of Yoga- Anatomy Track:
I am fascinated by the human body. I worked in a cadaver lab for years and have tutored and taught anatomy & physiology at colleges, yoga teacher and therapy programs, and massage programs. I may not remember all the details of the renal calyces, but I have pulled the most relevant information for yoga and put it in these training workshops. First focus on anatomy that can be applied directly to yoga!
Science of Yoga- Anatomy Track focuses on cultivating curiosity in applied anatomy. This means I teach the stuff you need to know as a devoted yogi or 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). You can always use my book as a reference to take some pressure off.
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
Critical anatomy terminology
The most relevant muscles & bones (and immediate applications into yoga poses)
The basics of the 11 organ systems and subtle yoga anatomy
Basic kinesiology & biomechanics in relation to yoga (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)
The basic cautions, contraindications & considerations to make sure that the practice is safe & effective
Common cues and if they make sense. WHY or WHY NOT?
*This is often used as a module for 200 or 300 hr teacher training programs
Science of Yoga- Research Track:
Learn about the up-to-date cutting-edge research cited in Science of Yoga.
ONLINE OPTIONS- LIVE ON ZOOM
ONE-ON-ONE: Also, I do one-on-one teacher mentorship, often focusing on integrating research or 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? Or do you want to go more in depth with my book, Science of Yoga. If so, I am a right fit for you. Check out my page on teacher mentorship.