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Experiential Anatomy and Therapeutic Yoga Focus on Shoulders

Explore the anatomy and kinesiology of the shoulder and its relationship to the neck, thoracic spine, and arm. In addition to understanding the structure and function of the shoulder, this program teaches you

  • To stabilize the shoulder for the best function and mobility
  • The relationship of the breath and nervous system to optimal shoulder function
  • How to apply asana, pranayama, and meditation to facilitate healing and correct shoulder imbalances at the neuromusculoskeletal level
  • Common injuries and dysfunctions of the shoulder joint
  • The yoga model of pain as it relates to this area of the body.

Come explore the muscles and joints of the shoulder, neck, and arm and discover how yoga can facilitate healing in the upper quadrant of the body.

Recommended reading Yoga U Teacher Ed Online course: Marlysa Sullivan, Teaching Yoga to Common Musculoskeletal Imbalances—Upper. Essential Anatomy App.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
Program Theme
Therapeutic Yoga


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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