Anatomy of Movement in Vinyasa Krama Yoga with Dr. Nora Nelson

30th October – 2nd November 2014 (4 days).
Wells , Somerset.

Suitable for: Graduates and students of Harmony Yoga Academy only.

Many yoga students are interested in yoga for its physical benefits and for yoga therapy. As teachers, our understanding of the physical body is thus paramount to communicating with students and other healthcare practitioners. This workshop aims to leave you with a living picture of how the body moves and works.

This workshop:

  • explains the intelligence of Vinyasa Krama Yoga with reference to western perspectives on structural anatomy and kinesiology;
  • focuses on understanding the anatomical structures of the human body through examining how they operate in healthy movement;
  • applies the principles of anatomy and kinesiology in holistic observation and assessment of movement and posture;
  • covers some common musculoskeletal imbalances, aches/pains and injuries; and
  • encourages teachers and practitioners to apply anatomy knowledge when using Vinyasa Krama Yoga.

Half of the sessions will be devoted to practical application of concepts. You will interact with anatomical models and each other to identify anatomical structures, and work in groups to interpret the anatomy of static and moving asana. In addition, you will engage in associated asana practice.

You should have a basic understanding of anatomy and physiology so as to derive maximum benefit from this workshop.

Some home study hours will be required, applying knowledge to your own practice and example case studies.

9:30am – 5:30pm Friday and Saturday, 9:30am – 4:30pm Sunday.

Your Tutor: Norah Nelson PhD. You can read about Norah on our tutors page.Norah1

Essential Course Text: Yoga Anatomy: Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews. You will be asked to bring your copy along to the workshop. Also, The Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga: Srivatsa Ramaswami.

For further information and to book, please contact Steve.

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