YYTT 30: Anatomy and Theory - Sacramento, California
From Saturday, January 07, 2012
To Thursday, January 12, 2012

30 hours of Teacher Training

This course is a condensed presentation of the 100 hour YYTT 100: Anatomy and Theory. All the fundamental anatomical and philosophical concepts are covered. It covers skeletal proportions, skeletal variation, muscle groups, and analysis of the 20 basic yin yoga postures. It transforms the way a teacher sees bodies move.


To analyze why a yoga student can or cannot do a pose we must learn to look past the surface of the body to see it as a moving skeleton. All yoga poses are simple combinations of 14 joint segments. Learning to identify the joint segments in each yoga pose is essential if we are to understand why every person practices poses differently.

After learning the 14 joint segments of the body we move on to explore the four myofascial compartments of the thighs and the seven myofascial compartments of the torso. These muscle groups are involved in every yoga pose and once a student understands them all yoga poses become a transparent combination of these simple muscle and joint movements. These anatomical principles apply to all yoga poses regardless of style.


Key Concepts:
Learning model: Shravana, Manana, Nididhyasa
20 basic yin poses
14 joint segment analysis
Tension and compression
Skeletal variation
4 muscle groups of the thigh
6 muscle groups of the torso
3 layers of a joint
Muscle contraction
Fascial contracture
Theory of exercise

Yin and Yang Asana practice
In addition to anatomy lectures and demonstrations we will have two hours of yin and yang yoga each day. Yin Yoga is the relaxed practice of floor postures for three to five minutes at a time. A Yin practice emphasizes the connective tissues of the hips, thighs, pelvis and lower spine. It prepares the body and mind for longer meditation practices. By drawing the students awareness away from the muscles and deeper into the bones a deep level of relaxed focus is achieved. Yang Yoga is the rhythmic, flowing repetition of movements that require strength and balance. A Yang practice emphasizes the muscle tissues and circulatory system. Yang Yoga leaves one feeling invigorated and alert.

To register for this event please contact: http://www.ashayoga.com/workshops">Asha Yoga
Location Asha Yoga

Sacramento, California

YYTT 30: Anatomy and Theory - Sacramento, California

From Saturday, January 07, 2012
To Thursday, January 12, 2012

30 hours of Teacher Training

This course is a condensed presentation of the 100 hour YYTT 100: Anatomy and Theory. All the fundamental anatomical and philosophical concepts are covered. It covers skeletal proportions, skeletal variation, muscle groups, and analysis of the 20 basic yin yoga postures. It transforms the way a teacher sees bodies move.


To analyze why a yoga student can or cannot do a pose we must learn to look past the surface of the body to see it as a moving skeleton. All yoga poses are simple combinations of 14 joint segments. Learning to identify the joint segments in each yoga pose is essential if we are to understand why every person practices poses differently.

After learning the 14 joint segments of the body we move on to explore the four myofascial compartments of the thighs and the seven myofascial compartments of the torso. These muscle groups are involved in every yoga pose and once a student understands them all yoga poses become a transparent combination of these simple muscle and joint movements. These anatomical principles apply to all yoga poses regardless of style.


Key Concepts:
Learning model: Shravana, Manana, Nididhyasa
20 basic yin poses
14 joint segment analysis
Tension and compression
Skeletal variation
4 muscle groups of the thigh
6 muscle groups of the torso
3 layers of a joint
Muscle contraction
Fascial contracture
Theory of exercise

Yin and Yang Asana practice
In addition to anatomy lectures and demonstrations we will have two hours of yin and yang yoga each day. Yin Yoga is the relaxed practice of floor postures for three to five minutes at a time. A Yin practice emphasizes the connective tissues of the hips, thighs, pelvis and lower spine. It prepares the body and mind for longer meditation practices. By drawing the students awareness away from the muscles and deeper into the bones a deep level of relaxed focus is achieved. Yang Yoga is the rhythmic, flowing repetition of movements that require strength and balance. A Yang practice emphasizes the muscle tissues and circulatory system. Yang Yoga leaves one feeling invigorated and alert.

To register for this event please contact: http://www.ashayoga.com/workshops">Asha Yoga

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