Embodied Anatomy Lab

Embodied Anatomy Course for Yoga Teachers

This Six month course is designed to help you experience your design in an embodied way, to help you move better, feel better and teach more accurately. Specifically created for yoga teachers, but advanced yoga students are also welcome, subject to approval.

Six month Course

This course, which runs one session per month for six months is an opportunity to study our anatomy and movement in an accessible, embodied and relevant way. You will study your bones and how they move, but also to play with different approaches to asana, using the new information and sensitivity we develop. We will unpick yoga technique to explore and feel what alignment cues support and uplift us, and which cues lead us to pain or injury.

Embodied anatomy techniques derive primarily from Franklin Method, but also from other movement modalities including Scaravelli yoga, Body Mind Centering, and contact improvisation.

Especially useful for teachers struggling with making sense of different yoga "techniques", cues that seem to conflict each other, injuries in themselves or students or lack of confidence in the anatomical basis of their own teaching.

 

February – July 2018

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Syllabus

1: Pelvis ~ understanding the hip joint, and movements of the pelvic halves in relation to each other and in relation to hip flexion

Yoga Poses include Tadasana, Uttkatasana, Baddha konasana, Prasarita Padotanasana, Horse/Goddess pose

2: Pelvis (2) and sacrum ~ understanding the movement of the pelvis in walking and other assymetrical poses as well as sacral movement in backbends

Yoga Poses include Warrior 1 & 2, Cobra

3: Shoulders ~ shoulder girdle bones and joints and shoulder girdle movement connection to arm and torso movement

Yoga Poses include Downward dog, Headstand, Handstand

4: Spine 1 ~ Flexion and extension of the spine, including spinal joints and ligaments and sacrum movement

Yoga Poses include Cat/Cow, Roll down movements, Jump-throughs, Urdhva Dhanurasana

5: Spine 2 and Neck ~ lateral flexion and twisting of the spine as well as biomechanics of the cervical spine

Yoga Poses include Standing and seated Twists, Warrior 2 variations, Shoulderstand

6: Knees and Feet ~ movement of the knee joints and knee ligaments, movement of the foot

Yoga Poses: Lunges, Trikonasana, Tree, Warrior 1 and 3

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Location and Dates

2018 dates

Fridays 1 pm - 4 pm

16 February, 16 March, 27 April, 18 May, 8 June, 6 July

Location

 yoga arch
Arch 265, Urlwin Street,
London, SE5 0NG
 

Booking Information

Price for the full course is £220

Early Bird  ~ £195
paid in full by 15 January 2018

Individual workshops ~ £40 each
subject to availability from 15 January 2018

please email for booking yoga@molliemorris.com

Sādhaka sessions are workshops designed around the ethos of dialog, questioning, embodiment and being a lifelong student of yoga practice. These workshops are intended for yoga teachers, but are open to dedicated practitioners as well.