Leave behind the idea of memorizing the names of muscles and joints or focusing on the planes of movement. This course focuses on experiencing how the body works, more specifically how YOUR body works.
The idea is that when you understand how the average body works and how to direct it into proper alignment, you can safely lead a myriad of bodies through any type of yoga class. You can guide people into their bodies promoting health, safety, and self-love. This class is created for yoga students as well as teachers, with a focus on pulling you from the ethereal nature of the mind and reconnecting you with the wisdom of the body.
This 20-hour course will cover:
A simple introduction to Anatomy and foundational teaching concepts rooted in alignment and proper body mechanics
A deep dive into the concepts of the muscular, myofascial, and connective tissues, their differences, and how they apply to yoga.
The breath and its impact on our body, our quality of life, and our practice.
Experiential and lecture classes focused on the major structural parts of our bodies. You will have a basic and embodied understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the spine, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, pelvis, knee, ankle, foot, and more.
Further exploration of physical assessments and learning styles to incorporate in your practice and/or your teaching.
Session 1: Intro to Anatomy
An overview of key concepts, terminology, and foundational guiding principles used throughout the training to understand and experience the teachings in your own body and how to share those teachings with others.
Session 2: The Upper Body
A full outline of anatomical, physical, and experiential breakdowns focused on different parts of the upper body, including the breath, the spine and core, and the shoulder, elbow, and wrist. Includes portions on injuries and misalignment to bring awareness to the myriad of differences in each body and how to adjust your teaching and/or practicing to better suit your students.
Session 3: The Lower Body
A full outline of anatomical, physical, and experiential breakdowns focused on different parts of the lower body, including the hips, pelvis, knees, ankles, and feet. Includes portions on injuries and misalignment to bring awareness to the myriad of differences in each body and how to adjust your teaching and/or practicing to better suit your students.
Session 4: The Whole Body
Here we dive into the 3 learning styles and how to apply them to your teaching. We will have a look at different bodies and how they show up in yoga, and how to notice others and their bodies from a place of non-judgment and incorporate those findings into your yoga class to fully support all of your students.
Colynn discovered yoga through Rodney Yee videos while living in northern British Columbia as a young mom just starting her career in the healthcare field. At first the motivation was physical, yoga was a workout, yet it didn't take long until shifts were also taking place mentally.
Colynn continued to practice yoga on a consistent basis while attending school, working, building a farm and raising a family. In 2014 she found herself to be a tired, burnt out Emergency Room nurse trapped in a thankless career with no exit plan, so she applied for Medical School and also signed up for Yoga Teacher Training. Coincidentally, the Medical School shortlisted her application and YTT & School started on the same weekend. After the first weekend of YTT, she realized Med School was not the answer to burn out, but had already paid for tuition. She felt locked in. For the next couple years, Colynn continued to attend school, nurse, raise her family and build her Yoga Business.
In 2017, Colynn made the huge leap to dive into Yoga full time, she quit Medical School and left her nursing career to pursue teaching Yoga to students and teachers alike. Her classes are functional and focus on connecting students back to their bodies through anatomical alignment and clear, conscious cueing that reminds us to use the poses to get into our bodies as opposed to using our bodies to get into the poses.
Colynn Florence Vosburgh
Yoga Anatomy Handout
Introduction to the Course
Who Am I and Why Am I Teaching You Anatomy?
Feel Your Body
Intro to Anatomy
Intro to Anatomy 2
Tendons, Ligaments & Fascia
T Shirt Analogy
Anatomy Trains & Myofascial Lines
Anatomy of the Breath
The Core Practice
Foot Flip/Toe Roll
Foot & Ankle Practice
The 3 Learning Styles
Physical Assessment #1
Physical Assessment #2
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