Structural yoga anatomy

Structural Yoga Anatomy

May 4-5

Lunch 12:30-2:00pm

Structural yoga anatomy

Foundations - Level 1 Yoga Therapy (300hr)

Structural Yoga Anatomy


Learn all the major systems of human anatomy and their interrelationships relevant to the work as a yoga therapist. Movement-management, and contraindications for specific conditions. How our daily patterns and conditions show up in our body and what we can do to correct them.

Upon successful completion of this module students will be able to:


· Human anatomy and physiology, including all major system of the body and their interrelationships as relevant to yoga therapy.

· Key concepts of biomechanics and movement.


· Kramas in breaking down asanas. Unimovements to stacked movements and loads.


· Agonist, Antagonist relationship in creating sukham/sthiram asana


Articulation of joints vs. movements through space in relationship to loads and yoga therapy.

Required reading: none .

Materials to bring: 2 blocks, bolster, strap.

Course Completion Requirements: Attending and participating in the course module (or completing makeup assignments given by the teacher).

Create your own therapeutic movement protocol and describe what muscles are being engaged or relaxed and how that is helping with any ROM, strength, or habitual tension. Practice this protocol 1-2x daily for a week and create a journal reflection of your results. Submit a 1-page journal summary on your experience. After a week of practice and journaling, check in with your mentor.

*Page numbers given in lecture might not match up with the numbers in your source material if you are taking this course asynchronous

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Jenny "Sevika" Young

Jenny started yoga for her daughter in 2010 but stayed for herself. This is when powerful healing began to transform her body, mind, and spirit, not necessarily in that order. Through a regular asana and sitting practice, studying with phenomenal teachers and soaking in the love of the beautiful yoga community, she has begun to discover a quieter mind. She became RYT 200 certified through Prana School of Yoga and Health in 2012 as well as Thai Massage from Thai Body Work in 2012. She became ERYT 500 certified in 2015, and a Certified International Yoga Therapist in 2017. As a teacher, she sees each student as whole. She strives to create a supportive environment in which each student can safely experiment in uncovering the beauty and joy that reside within the heart of each of us. This support can include traditional yoga therapy, massage therapy, and a synergistic blend of the two. She is a perpetual student and is furthering her yogic and massage studies on the pelvic floor and myofascial release.