Yoga Anatomy and Physiology explores the ways muscles, bones, and connective tissues work together as the body practices yoga. A special emphasis is placed on the dynamics of particular types of poses, such as forward bending, back bending, twisting, balancing, and flowing. The particular benefits of meditation and relaxation are also explored in-depth.
Anyone interested in learning more about yoga anatomy and physiology is welcome to enroll in these courses. You do not have to be enrolled in our Yoga Teacher Training programs in order to take these courses. If you do decide to enroll in the full program, one of these courses will fulfill the anatomy and physiology requirement.
Yoga Spirit Academy offers three anatomy and physiology courses
The Anatomy and Physiology Correspondence Course is an independent study presented in 10 modules, each taking approximately 2 hours to complete. After enrolling and paying $300 in tuition, a student receives the modules, either in print or by e-mail attachment. As they complete each module, the student returns them to their adviser for grading and feedback. When all 10 modules are complete, the student receives a certificate of completion. To enroll, fill out a Registration Form and Enrollment Agreement and send your payment to the school.
Anatomy for Yoga is a 20-hour classroom course that covers all the basics of anatomy and physiology related to yoga teaching and practice. The primary focus is on muscular-skeletal anatomy. The cost of this course is $300. Students who attend the entire 20 hours will receive a certificate of completion. The next class will be offered in Tulsa in 2018. Please contact the Director to be placed on the mailing list.
Advanced Anatomy for Yoga is a 30-hour course for those who have completed one of the two basic anatomy courses and wish to delve more deeply into the biomechanics of the shoulders, hips, and spine; common injuries with an emphasis on anatomically safe movements; assisting and adjusting that is anatomically informed; the anatomy of breathing; and Ayurvedic anatomy. Prerequisite: Yoga Anatomy and Physiology correspondence course, Anatomy for Yoga classroom course, or equivalent course in anatomy for yoga teachers. This course is offered every two years. The next offering will be in 2019. Please contact the Director to be placed on the mailing list.