Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology Foundations
What you'll learn
- Anatomy, physiology and pathology concepts and how they influence the practice of yoga.
- Explore the wonderful world of body systems, and how their interconnectedness allows us to function optimally.
- Learn anatomical terminology including location and directional terms to describe movement.
- Practice using terminology to describe joint position in yoga postures.
- More in-depth look at the anatomy, physiology and pathology of bone, joints, muscle and fascia.
- Pathologies explored will be discussed in terms of how they may impact a movement practice, as well as modifications that can be made for ease and safety.
- Investigate how bone, joint, muscle and fascia impact the execution of yoga postures.
This course will take you through the human body in a way that is accessible to all levels, whether new or a seasoned pro. While it uses yoga and yoga postures throughout, the principles can be easily applied to any movement practice.
We will explore the body systems and how they may impact a yoga practice. We will look at how bone, joints, muscle and fascia function and how pathology in these tissues may require us to make changes to practice. We then look at key body regions and how to use those regions well to help support us in postures and breathing. The course then looks at forward folds, back bends and twists, and what our anatomy is doing in these types of postures, and how to modify to make the postures safer and more accessible to all bodies.
In addition to the 7+ hours of video content, there is an additional 75min of external video resources to support the learning here, and take you a bit beyond.
Who this course is for:
- yoga teachers, yoga teacher trainees
- personal trainers and fitness instructors
- manual therapists with an interest in yoga, or interested in review of concepts
Laurie completed examinations with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario in 2000, and worked as an RMT in the province until 2014. During that time, she owned and managed a multidisciplinary wellness clinic, and acted as both faculty and administration at massage therapy colleges throughout the GTA. Her role in education included program coordinator for two Toronto campuses, curriculum development and instruction, specifically in anatomy, physiology and pathology.
In 2014, she moved to Halifax (Nova Scotia) and brought her unique style of neurological-based practice to the east coast; she taught at two massage therapy colleges, coordinated and led study groups for healthcare professionals, presented at several conferences and developed and delivered her own continuing education courses. She spent a short time living in Northern Alberta, is currently back in Nova Scotia and continues to travel to teach, treat and learn. She runs courses for the general public and healthcare and fitness professionals from Alberta to Nova Scotia. Laurie believes that being a lifelong learner is key to being an effective therapist, and her additional training includes NeuroKinetic Therapy, yoga teacher training, StrongFirst KettleBell User, Primal Movement Patterns, Cupping, RockTape, Active Isolated Stretching and personal training. In her spare time, Laurie can be found at the gym, near a beautiful body of water or the airport, as she travels frequently to visit family and to work.