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.

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

Room, board and tuition: $2275 double occupancy, $2900 single occupancy.

Registration: Unit 2 will be presented July 17-26, 2018. If you are interested  in this unit then please contact Margaret Hartman, Teacher Training Coordinator.

email Margaret for information about Unit 2: July 17-26, 2018.

Prerequisites: Unit 1: Bones, Muscles, and Poses.  Two years previous yoga experience. Prior viewing of “The Bare Bones of Yoga”. This course is available online  at Pranamaya.com.

Required text:  Yin Yoga: principles and practice by Paul Grilley. ISBN 1935952706

Suggested text: General Anatomy and the Musculoskeletal System by Schuenke, et al. Second Edition: ISBN 160406922

Course description: This unit begins by reviewing the material of Unit 1 and then goes on to demonstrate how to test the range of motion of all the joint segments. Learning to identify which joints are involved in a Yoga posture and determining their ranges of motion is essential if we are to understand why every person practices poses differently.

Learn by touching, learn by doing. Yoga anatomy can be directly experienced in ourselves and our classmates. We practice analyzing poses and perform movement tests of the various joints on each other. Hour by hour, day by day, with patient repetition, your ability to discern tension and compression becomes reliable.

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.

Daily Schedule

07:00 Meditation
07:30 Breakfast
09:00 Asana, Lecture, Meditation
12:30 Lunch
04:30 Asana, Lecture, Meditation
07:00pm Dinner