Unit 2: Advanced Anatomy

Students receive 50 credit hours every time they take or repeat this unit. If a student completes 500 hours of course work with us they will be awarded a 500 hour certificate.

When: June 2 – 11, 2020

Venue: This unit will be hosted at the beautiful Land of Medicine Buddha, a retreat center in Soquel, California. USA

Room, board and tuition: $2510 double occupancy, $3125 single occupancy.

Registration:  To register for this course please contact Margaret Hartman, Teacher Training Coordinator.

email Margaret for information about Unit 2: June 2 – 11, 2020.

Prerequisites: Students must have completed Unit 1: Bones, Muscles, and Poses.

Suggested texts:

  1. General Anatomy and the Musculoskeletal System by Schuenke, et al. Second Edition: ISBN 160406922
  2. A Yogi’s Guide to Chakra Meditation by Paul Grilley. ISBN 978-1-7335839-0-9

Course description: Unit 2 proceeds in three stages:

Stage 1: Review the “14-10-7” paradigm of functional analysis taught in Unit 1.

Stage 2: Detail the muscles and movements of the arms and shoulders.

Stage 3: Teach students how to test for compression in the major joint segments.

Unit 2 is intended for yoga instructors who wish to teach the anatomical principles of a functional approach to other yoga teachers or to their students. This is achieved by reviewing the target areas of all the poses and by learning to do compression tests.

Yin and Yang Asana practice. In addition to 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. Yang yoga is the rhythmic repetition of movement sequences that require strength and balance.