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Yoga Anatomy and Movement

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Dates
Saturday 1/22/2022 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sunday 1/23/2022 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday 1/23/2022 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Pricing
$149.00 Yoga Anatomy and Movement
$54.00 Yoga Anatomy and Movement: Shoulders, Upper Back and Neck
$54.00 Yoga Anatomy and Movement: Pelvis and Lower Back
$54.00 Yoga Anatomy and Movement: Feet and Knees


 This weekend of workshops will provide an introduction to anatomy and bio-mechanics with a focus on application to yoga asana.  We will focus on basic structures and principles of movement that can be applied to individual poses as well as sequencing.  Rather than learning all the names of bones, muscles, and other structures, our focus will be on how they work.  These workshops will include lecture, lots of visuals, and an opportunity to practice applying the principles.  We will also do a basic overview of common injuries and physical restrictions that may impact asana practice with a focus on how to make yoga accessible and safe for students.  This is a great opportunity for practitioners interested in anatomy and bio-mechanics to deepen your understanding of the relationships between structures and movement or for newer yoga teachers to revisit and apply principles of movement to sequencing.  9 YA CEUs available.

 These workshops can be taken either online or in-person, and can be taken separately or as a group (there is a discount for booking all three).   These workshops are part of a 200-hour teacher training and is also appropriate for advanced students and teachers interested in learning more about how anatomy and kinesiology can inform asana practice.  

Each will be about 70% lecture and about 30% practical application. 
 
Yoga Anatomy & Movement: Feet and Knees

Saturday, January 22, 4:30-7:30pm (3 CEUs)

  •  An overview to the anatomical structures of the foot, ankle, and knee
  • Application of structural and movement principles to asana
  • Review of common injuries to the foot, ankle, and knee
  • An opportunity to explore sequencing and asana modifications for common injuries and restrictions

Yoga Anatomy & Movement: Pelvis & Lower Back

Sunday, January 23, 1-4pm (3 CEUs)

  • An overview to the anatomical structures of the pelvis and lower back
  • Application of structural and movement principles to asana
  • Review of common injuries to the pelvis and lower back
  • An opportunity to explore sequencing and asana modifications for common injuries and restrictions

Yoga Anatomy & Movement: Shoulders, Upper Back & Neck

Sunday, January 23, 4:30-7:30pm (3 CEUs)

  • An overview to the anatomical structures of the upper back, shoulders, and neck
  • Application of structural and movement principles to asana
  • Review of common injuries to the upper back, shoulders, and neck
  • An opportunity to explore sequencing and asana modifications for common injuries and restrictions


Megan Davis

Megan's study and practice of yoga are informed by her experiences with rehabilitation, theories of traditional anatomy and Anatomy Trains®, along with the application of techniques from kinesiology and movement therapy.  Megan was one of those kids who liked to figure out how things worked, who liked to investigate the insides of things.  Marked for medical school at a very early age, she played with microscopes and ant farms at home and took advanced science classes at school, completing her first mammal dissection in grade 8.  Megan majored in biology and philosophy at university with minors in physics and chemistry.  A quarter life crisis (the details of which are not so important) changed her trajectory and she earned a degree in public health and became a women’s health educator and researcher.  Another crisis (of the existential variety) lead to an advanced bioethics degree and then a PhD in disability studies.  Somewhere between the existential crisis and the bioethics degree Megan was in a severe car accident that resulted in 14 spinal injuries.  This is when she started practicing yoga seriously.  Since then, yoga has provided her with a systemic approach for decreasing pain and increasing function.  Since becoming a yoga teacher in 2005 Megan has worked with students who have moderate to severe injuries and chronic conditions.  Her teachers come from awide range of traditions and include: Doug Keller, Jenny Otto, Donna Farhi, Matt Sanford, Judith Lasater, John Friend, Rod Stryker and Shiva Rea.  Megan believes that the benefits of yoga can be accessible to anyone who is willing to give it a try.  Her teaching style is precise, sometimes unconventional, and relies heavily on comic relief.


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