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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 bio-mechanics and movement as it relates to the work of a yoga therapist
  • Design asana protocol for diverse body types
  • Assess for common muscular skeletal imbalances and apply appropriate tools of yoga
  • Describe subtle anatomy and its applications in yoga therapy through the lens of the Koshas.

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


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Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
Advanced
Suitable For
Deepener
Program Theme
All Yoga

Presenter(s)

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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Ann Swanson, 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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Kaelash Neels holds a degree in somatic psychology, is a certified yoga therapist, and completed the four-year Feldenkrais training program in 2003.

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Tam Terry, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, is a graduate, mentor, and faculty member of the Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy.

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Jaime Boswell, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, is a graduate, mentor, and faculty member of the Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy.

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