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: $2375 double occupancy, $3000 single occupancy.

Registration: Please select the dates of the unit  you are interested in and you will be put in contact with Margaret Hartman, Teacher Training Coordinator.

email Margaret for information about Unit 2: June 25 – July 4, 2019.

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: 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.

Daily Schedule

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