Foundations in Anatomy and Body Science for Yoga Teachers: 1
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Foundations in Anatomy and Body Science for Yoga Teachers: 1

The Language of Movement, The Skeletal System, Bones, Joints & Ligaments
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Created by Laura Goellner
Last updated 6/2020
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This course includes
  • 10.5 hours on-demand video
  • 31 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • The Language of Anatomy & Movement
  • How individual variation in our bone structure and joints impacts the way we move & practice yoga poses
  • The components of the Skeletal System
  • The structure of the joints and how that impacts the way we move
  • Common conditions of the skeletal system & how to manage them in yoga class
  • How deeply interconnected the systems of the body are
  • The scope of practice for yoga teachers
Requirements
  • A basic understanding of yoga practice and the poses
Description

Yoga + Anatomy & The Body Sciences

         If you are seeking a deeper understanding of the BODY & the relationship between the body & YOGA you have come to the right place!  This course was created for Yoga Teachers, or those going into Yoga Teacher Training, that want to have a solid foundation of knowledge in Anatomy. It is not just anatomy though, this course goes beyond naming the parts, to focus on how the body functions and how that impacts what we do in our practice.

  This Course is eligible for Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits through the YACEP dashboard.

        This is the first 10 hour course, in a series of 3 foundational courses on Yoga Anatomy. In this first course, you will learn the basic language of anatomy & movement that is necessary for all future learning about the body. You will also learn about the Skeletal System, Bones, Joints & Ligaments, with special attention to how this information is applied to the way you teach yoga.

The Segments include

- Why Should Yoga Teachers Study Anatomy?

- The 12 Body Systems

- Anatomical Terms of Position & Relationship

- The 3 Planes of Movement

- The Biomechanics of Balance

- The Language of Movement

- The Components of the Skeletal System

- Types of Bones

- Classification of Joints

- The Axial & Appendicular Skeleton

- Surface Anatomy

- Common Conditions of the Skeletal System

    Each topic is explored through an educational lecture that incorporates slides and video. The concepts that were covered in the lecture are then demonstrated in a practice video where you can follow along to feel these concepts in your own body. There are also segments where I use the Complete Anatomy program to give you a 3D image of the bones and joints that we are discussing. Finally, there is a practice video where we find these structures in our own body, through what is called Surface Anatomy. This is a valuable skill when looking at students in yoga poses to assess their alignment and posture.

     One of the greatest benefits of studying Anatomy online is that you can go back and review the topics as many times as you like. This really helps to absorb the information and to become comfortable with this new language.

    I created this course because I love teaching Yoga + Anatomy and I want other yoga teachers to have a solid understanding of the body that guides the way they teach.  When we feel confident in our knowledge that shines through to our students!

I hope you will join me on this journey to creating a generation of confident, well educated & effective Yoga Teachers!

Who this course is for:
  • Yoga Teachers
  • Students interested in becoming Yoga Teachers
  • Studio Owners looking for supplemental materials for their Yoga Teacher Training Course
Course content
Expand all 41 lectures 10:17:58
+ Why Do Yoga Teachers Need to Study the Body?
1 lecture 13:12

Here we will talk about why there is a strong push toward yoga teachers being more educated about the body.

Preview 13:12

Let's see how well you have digested the information in this section, or see if there are any areas that need additional clarification!

Comprehension Check: Section 1: Why Yoga Teachers need Scientific Training
1 question
+ NOT just "Anatomy" & NOT just the Muscles!
3 lectures 34:21

Our education as yoga teachers goes beyond Anatomy (naming the parts) to include other branches of science. Here we will talk about what those other scientific studies include.

Yoga & The Body Sciences
13:09
The 12 Body Systems & How Yoga Impacts Them
18:50
3D Lab: The 12 Body Systems: A visual with Complete Anatomy
02:22

Let's look at the information in this section to see how much you have absorbed and if there are any topics that you need to revisit.

Comprehension Check: Section 2 The 12 Body Systems
2 questions
+ The Language of the Body for Yoga Teachers
7 lectures 01:37:08
Body Positions, Laterality & Symmetry
13:26
PRACTICE VIDEO: Body Positions, Laterality & Symmetry
10:20
Terms of Position and Relationship in the body
17:24
The 3 Planes of Movement
13:49
PRACTICE VIDEO: The 3 Planes of Movement
16:57
Terms of Balance: Biomechanics
17:25
PRACTICE VIDEO: Balance Biomechanics: Center of Gravity & Base of Support
07:47

Let's see how well you have absorbed the information in this section or if there are any topics that you need to revisit

Comprehension Check: Section 3: The Language of Anatomy
5 questions
+ The Language of Movement for Yoga Teachers
11 lectures 02:25:18
Part 1: Movement at the Cervical Spine, Scapula, and Shoulder
14:56
PRACTICE VIDEO: Terms of Movement: Cervical Spine, Scapula
06:53
PRACTICE VIDEO: Terms of Movement: The Shoulder: Glenohumeral Joint
10:08
Part 2: Movement at the Elbow, Forearm, Wrist & Hand
17:15
Practice Video: Terms of Movement: Elbow, Forearm, Wrist, Fingers
12:36
Part 3: Movement at the Spine and Pelvis
12:53
Practice Video: Movement at the Spine and Pelvis
12:27
Part 4: Movement at the Hip Joint
14:05
Part 5: Movement at the Knee, Ankle & Toes
17:55
Practice Video: Movement at the Hip Joint, Knee, Ankle, and Toes
11:52
Part 6: Putting it all Together for Movement Analysis
14:18

Let's see how well you absorbed the information in this section, or if there are any topics that you need to revisit!

Comprehension Check: Section 4: The Language of movement
5 questions
+ The Skeletal System & Yoga
18 lectures 05:22:06
Introduction to the Skeletal System
23:51
Skeletal System Soft Tissue Components: Cartilage, Ligaments, Bursa, Periosteum
11:06
Classification of Bones: The 5 Types by Shape & Axial vs. Appendicular Skeleton
10:14
Joints: By Shape and Function: Part 1
15:54
Joints: Part 2: Synovial Joints by Shape
16:33
3D Lab: The Bones of the Axial Skeleton
02:19
Axial Skeleton: Bones
39:10
Axial Skeleton Joints
31:06
PRACTICE VIDEO: Axial Skeleton Surface Anatomy
10:43
3D Lab: The Bones of the Upper Extremity: Appendicular Skeleton
01:41
Appendicular Skeleton Bones: Upper Limb
26:01
Appendicular Skeleton Joints: Upper Limb
36:14
PRACTICE VIDEO: Appendicular Skeleton Surface Anatomy: Upper Body
08:50
3D Lab: The Bones of the Lower Extremity: Appendicular Skeleton
01:48
Appendicular Skeleton Bones: Lower Limb
26:24
Appendicular Skeleton Joints: Lower Limb
29:41
Practice Video: Surface Anatomy: Appendicular Skeleton: Lower Limb
05:23
Common Conditions of the Skeletal System & Implications for Yoga
25:08

Let's See how well you absorbed the information in this section regarding the skeletal system, or if there are any topics that you need to go back and review!

Comprehension Check: Section 5: The Skeletal System
5 questions
+ Moving on to the Other Body Systems...What is next?
1 lecture 05:53
Conclusion: Building on a solid Foundation of Anatomy & Body Knowledge
05:53

Let's see if you have a good grasp on the terms and concepts explored in this course.

Final Comprehension Check
20 questions