300 HOUR TEACHER TRAINING

Online and In-Person

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SCHOLARSHIPS

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Anatomy through a Yogic Lens (50 hours)

with Sandi Russom
 
IN-PERSON and ONLINE option via Zoom
Weekends 12 - 5pm : Feb 5/6, 19/20, March 6 and 19/20
Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:30pm (online only) Feb 8th, 15th, 22nd, March 1st and 8th

 

 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Using key musculoskeletal elements to optimize the practice of yoga and prevent injuries

  • Understanding stress response through the connection between the nervous and endocrine systems, and how yoga can help

  • Engaging complementary western and yogic anatomical systems and how both lead to elevated teaching

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  • Learning Objectives: 

  • Students will understand and discuss western physiological systems and complementary yogic systems

  • Students will understand and discuss key muscle groups and related joints as they pertain to practicing and teaching yoga

  • Students will discuss the connection between the anatomy and function of key muscle groups and related joints and preventing injuries in a yoga class

  • Students will understand and discuss the connection between the nervous system, the endocrine system and the stress response 

  • Students will discuss how the practice of yoga can influence the physiological effects of the stress response

 

CURRICULUM OUTLINE

The Musculoskeletal System (15 hours)

  • Review of basic anatomy and function of the musculoskeletal (MS) system (1 hour)

  • Deep dive in anatomy of joints and joint health as it relates to the practice of yoga (3 hours)

  • Deep dive into specific muscles and muscle groups relevant to the practice the yoga (5 hours)

  • Connection between the MS system and the three bodies, the five koshas, and subtle body systems (nadis and vayus) (2 hours)

  • Practical application through yoga practice and teaching practice – injury prevention and safe tactile and verbal cueing for yoga teachers (4 hours)

 

The Nervous and Endocrine Systems (10 hours)

  • Review of basic anatomy and function of the nervous system (NS) (1 hour)

  • Deep dive into the functions of the brain as it relates to the practice of yoga (2 hours)

  • Introduction to the endocrine system and the relationship between the NS and the endocrine system (1 hours)

  • Introduction to the major anatomical players in the stress response (2 hours)

  • Connection between the NS and endocrine systems and the three bodies, the five koshas, and subtle body systems (chakras, vayus, nadis) (2 hours)

  • Practical application through yoga practice and teaching practice – yoga practices for a healthy brain and calm nervous system (2 hours)

 

The Cardiorespiratory System (5 hours)

  • Thorough review of basic anatomy and function of the cardiorespiratory system (2 hour)

  • Deeper dive into the respiratory system as it relates to the practice of yoga, specifically pranayama, vinyasa krama, and the bandhas (2 hours)

  • Practical application through yoga practice and teaching practice – focused on pranayama, vinyasa krama, and the bandhas (1 hours)

 

The Digestive System (5 hours)

  • Review of basic anatomy and function of the digestive system (1 hour)

  • Deeper dive into the digestive system as it related to the practice of yoga, specifically the bandhas, twists, relaxation techniques, and meditation. (2 hours)

  • Connection between the digestive system and the three bodies, the five koshas, and subtle body systems (chakras, vayus) (1 hour)

  • Practical application through yoga practice and teaching practice – focused on pranayama, vinyasa krama, and the bandhas (1 hours)

 

Stress Response (15 hours)

  • Review of the major anatomical players in stress response (1 hour)

  • Deep dive into effects of stress response on the different systems of the body (4 hours)

  • Connection between effects of stress on body systems and the three bodies, the five koshas, and subtle body systems (chakras, vayus, nadis) (2 hours)

  • Polyvagal theory (3 hours)

  • The influence that yoga has on the effects of the stress response (2 hours)

  • Practical application through yoga practice and teaching practice –  yoga asana, pranayama, relaxation techniques, and meditations that address the effects of the stress response ( 3 hours)