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In-Depth Anatomy of Asana 800-Hour Professional Yoga Therapist Program, Module 6

This module is a comprehensive exploration of physical asana as it relates to the practice of yoga therapy. With instruction in concepts of motion as well as advanced study of anatomy and physiology, you learn

  • To assess for structural imbalances and design an appropriate yoga therapy session to bring balance to the body
  • Asana modifications for physical limitations and other considerations
  • How to devise a class series for diversely bodied populations and present your protocol with feedback and support from peers and faculty.

Return home with a more in depth understanding of asana and anatomy ready to support a variety of body types and abilities with yoga therapy and assemble asana plans that meet your clients’ individual needs and support their growth and development over time.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand human anatomy and physiology as it relates to the work of a yoga therapist
  • Understand functional movement as it relates to the work of a yoga therapist
  • Design asana protocol for diverse body types
  • Apply modifications to poses for those with movement limitations
  • Describe subtle anatomy and its applications for in yoga therapy

Find out more about Kripalu's 800-Hour Professional Yoga Therapist Program.


Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
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Yoga Teachers
Program Theme
All Yoga


Joseph Le Page, founder and director of Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT), has trained more than 3,000 teachers and therapists.

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Mary Northey, RYT-500, is Dean of the Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy and a certified teacher of Yoga of the Heart Cardiac and Cancer Program.

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Ann Swanson, MS, C-IAYT, LMT, E-RYT 500, is a yoga therapist, author of Science of Yoga, and master teacher trainer for the evidence-based program Yoga for Arthritis.

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Marlysa Sullivan, MPT, C-IAYT, is an assistant professor in integrative health sciences, researcher, physical therapist, and yoga therapist specializing in chronic pain, neurological, and orthopedic conditions.

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