CALLING ALL YOGA TEACHERS
Do you feel like your teacher training left you wanting or needing more anatomy knowledge? Do you crave to know more about how the body works in the poses you are teaching? Do you want to help your students modify for injury but don’t know where to start?
If YES, then Yoga 216’s Functional Anatomy for Yoga Teachers is just what you’ve been looking for! FAYT will take you through musculoskeletal anatomy joint by joint to unpack the structures, actions, range of motion, and common injuries for each joint. We’ll address how to apply this knowledge directly to asana to make your practice and teaching of yoga more precise, more effective, and just plain safer!
How does the program work?
We begin by learning how basic movements in the body are created. Then we apply that knowledge by analyzing asana through a kinesiological lens. From there we begin to assess why asana challenge different bodies in the same, and in different ways. We’ll also give you tools to modify any asana for various situations, including of course several common musculoskeletal injuries. The course wraps up with sequencing tools that will help you to design not only powerful group classes, but also smart progressions for your private clients.
WHO SHOULD ENROLL?
Anyone who has previously completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training elsewhere and is hungry for a deeper knowledge of functional anatomy! Trainees will graduate with the ability to guide students from a place of musculoskeletal understanding and practical know-how. Your cues and hands-on adjustments will reach a whole new level of clarity!The 216 Functional Anatomy program is ideal for those who are ready to get serious about a career in teaching and want to acquire more knowledge about this vital aspect of the profession.
WHAT OUR PAST TRAINEES SAY
The FAYT course taught at Yoga 216 gave me the solid foundation in anatomy that I always wanted but didn’t get from either my 200-hr or 300-hr teacher trainings. It gave me the tools to teach more precisely in my group classes and to dive much deeper with my private students in order to address their goals, “trouble” areas and to optimize their alignment. This is a great training for anyone who wants to start having meaningful conversations with their students and with other teachers about yoga and movement. -Jesal P.
As yoga teachers people trust us with their bodies. They look to us to guide them through their practice safely, and yet my 200 hour training only included a measly two days of basic anatomy (which I instantly forgot). The functional anatomy program at 216, by contrast, has helped me get a real grasp of this stuff and how to apply it in class. The bottom line is, it’s steadfastly worked to obliterated my ‘impostor syndrome’ over the six months, and turned me into an actual yoga teacher. One with knowledge that surpasses most others fresh from their 200 hour trainings as well as some with years of teaching under their belts. -Esme B.
The Functional Anatomy training has profoundly shifted my practice and my teaching. I lacked confidence in my anatomical knowledge after my 200hr training and the Functional Anatomy training has boosted my esteem by leaps and bounds. In my opinion the training is invaluable as a teacher and serious yoga practitioner. Nicole and Esther are highly skilled and knowledgeable and they are eager to share their wisdom. -Sarah M.
I have just completing the Functional Anatomy Training at Yoga 216 and I feel like I have a new prescription in my eyes for body mechanics and how we all uniquely move within a safe range of motion effectively for long term health. We are all so unique, it is important to understand this philosophy on all levels, especially when teaching yoga. It’s about finding individual freedom in the body, intelligently; one size does not fit all. Nicole and Esther are sincere, effective and dedicated instructors and co-creators in this incredible program. -Cynthia K.
– Weekly Functional Anatomy lesson
– Personal study of topics covered and weekly homework assignments
– 6 asana classes with written observations
SPRING 2017 DATES
March 16 – June 8, 2017
Weekly, Thursdays 2-5pm
One Weekend, Sat/Sun 12-7pm: April 29-30
The Yoga 216 teacher training programs are co-created and led by studio owner Nicole Katz and senior teacher Esther Palmer.
Our lineage, which informs our alignment principles, is in Structural Yoga Therapy, developed by Mukunda Stiles. His book of the same name will be our guiding text for the duration of the course.
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We offer payment plans and have limited work-study positions available.
Pay a reduced rate in exchange for weekly shifts helping out at the studio.
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