In-Depth Functional Anatomy
Shoulder Girdle and Upper Spinal Column
Saturday, February 4th 10am-3pm $45
This course explores musculoskeletal anatomy and basic kinesiology principles—emphasizing the trunk, hip and shoulder girdle—as they relate to the teaching and practice of Pilates, yoga asana, and bodywork. Class is presented in a lecture-style format. In addition, we will learn to palpates muscles, bones, and ligaments on one another, as well as hands-on postural assessment techniques. We will hone our eyes as we observe each other in movement or asana, as to appreciate the anatomical model in a 3-dimensional form, examining the way muscles shorten, lengthen, and stabilize joints. Issues such as core stability, common tension patterns, the body as a weight-bearing structure counteracting gravity, correct alignment, and injury recovery are addressed and investigated. This course will give you the tools needed to deepen your yoga practice and teach your students on a more intrinsic level with more advanced anatomical awareness, hands-on palpation skills and a keener eye.
Recommended Reading – Anatomy of Movement (Please bring it along if you have it)
Please email me if you are interested or have any questions!