In this three hour workshop we will explore in detail the anatomy of the spine applied to practising and teaching yoga. All the areas covered are related directly back to the asana practice. The workshop is interactive and experiential and includes group work to help with personal integration of the information that is covered. There is strong focus on using anatomy to make asana practices as inclusive as possible. A detailed handout is included.
The workshop aims to help you to go deeper in your own yoga practice and to know
how to work with your own unique anatomy and that of your student.
An Introduction to Intelligent Movement Principals:
The Nocebo Effect and choosing empowering language
What causes muscle tightness
Flexibility vs mobility
A Detailed Exploration of the Spine:
An exploration of our pelvis and sacro-iliac joints and how to keep this area supported during our asana practice
An evidence-based approach to back pain and intervertebral disc health
The anatomy of our core musculature
Increasing thoracic spine mobility
Supporting our cervical spine during inversions
An evidence-based approach to releasing neck tension
This workshop counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance US and Yoga Alliance Professional members.
"The workshop with Andrew was fantastic. I really got so much from it. My own practice and teaching has become so much more informed." Kylie P
"For anyone practising or teaching yoga who is keen to increase their practical understanding of anatomy within yoga I can't recommend Andrew's workshop enough. Really accessible, inspiring and enjoyable." Anna T
After originally training to become a doctor, Andrew moved away from western medicine to pursue a career as a yoga teacher, massage therapist and anatomy teacher. Andrew has been practising yoga and meditation for over 13 years and teaching strong, grounding and inclusive classes since 2009. Andrew combines all of his skills to teach anatomy and physiology on Yoga Teacher Training courses across London and internationally. His teachers include Hamish Henry, Paul Dallaghan, Eileen Gauthier, Kristin Campbell and Anna Ashby. For more information visit: www.doctor-yogi.com