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Applied Anatomy & Physiology Intensive for Yoga Teachers

September 25 - September 28

Aiyana performs a forward bend on a dock by the water

Image Credit: Hannele Lahti Photography

Friday - Monday, September 25 - 28, 2020

Instructor: Mara Crans and Krishna Peter Perry

Schedule: Friday- Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: The Dancing Elephant | Rockland, ME

     Register early. This course won’t be offered in-person in 2021.

Please note the change of dates for this course due to COVID.

Have you been teaching or practicing yoga for a while and would now like to bring your yoga anatomy and physiology knowledge to the next level? Join us for this four-day intensive to delve deeper into the body’s systems through the lens of yoga. In this course you will gain an in-depth understanding of the systems of the body and how to apply certain yogic practices for physiological health. We will focus on the musculo-skeletal system, looking at the muscles, bones, fascia and kinesiology. This course offers instruction in safe and effective teaching of poses using anatomically correct cues. Examples of study will include the shoulder girdle, pelvic girdle, and spine to name a few, focusing on muscle, bone, and joint functions along with kinesiology and the application to specific yoga postures.

Each day will include a two-hour asana class that specifically pertains to that day’s focus. This will be followed by two lecture/discussion blocks where you will learn about the systems and regions of the body and how to apply this knowledge to teaching poses and pranayama. The day will conclude when this knowledge is put into practice through teaching other course participants.

Anatomy instructor using a skeleton model during class

This course is ideal for yoga instructors or seasoned yoga practitioners who are looking to take their teaching and practice to the next level with thoughtful, deeper knowledge of the body. Each day includes a 1-hour lunch break.

Tuition & Accommodation

Early Registration Rate: Register by August 14, 2020: $425.00

Regular Rate: Register by September 18, 2020: $475.00

Registration: To register, submit the application below.

Pre-requisites: Completion of a 200-hour YTT or substantial prior yoga experience.  If you are an experienced yoga practitioner with teaching experience without a YTT certification, please contact us as exceptions are sometimes made.

Continuing Education Credits: 30 CE hours are available with Yoga Alliance for the Applied Anatomy and Physiology Intensive for Yoga Instructors.  Please notify us before the training if you wish to receive CE’s.

Advanced YTT Credit: This course is available for credit towards the ShivaShakti 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training.

       Upcoming Courses: Will not be offered in Maine in 2021.


Admissions Procedures:

Application Deadline for September 2020 Course: September 18, 2020

Step 1: Fill out and submit the application below or contact us to receive an application by mail.

Step 2: Once an application has been submitted, you will be redirected to a payment page. Please submit full payment for the course. Once your application and payment are received, your application will be reviewed. An application will not be reviewed without payment. 

Step 3: An acceptance packet, which includes additional information about the training will be e-mailed to the applicant within 2 weeks after the application and deposit have been received.

Please only submit an application if you are seriously planning to attend if accepted.  Thank you.

ShivaShakti School of Yoga does not discriminate based on gender, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, age or body shape.

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The Dancing Elephant
16 School Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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