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The Anatomy of Yoga

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Course Overview

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 Florence Vosburgh

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

Certificate of completion

3 CEU’s Upon Completion

Self Paced Learning

Course Outline

20hrs to complete

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Section 1
  • Yoga Anatomy Handout

  • Introduction to the Course

    6m
  • Who Am I and Why Am I Teaching You Anatomy?

    11m
  • Feel Your Body

    17m
  • Intro to Anatomy

    59m
  • Teaching Tadasana

    21m
  • Intro to Anatomy 2

    1h14m
  • Yoga Nidra

    58m
    Vinyasa
  • Tendons, Ligaments & Fascia

    20m
  • T Shirt Analogy

    1m57s
  • Anatomy Trains & Myofascial Lines

    39m
Section 2
  • Anatomy of the Breath

    14m
  • Breath Workshop

    43m
  • The Spine

    31m
  • Spine Practice

    57m
  • The Core

    9m
  • The Core Practice

    1h9m
  • The Shoulder

    27m
  • Shoulder Practice

    1h9m
  • The Elbow

    1m22s
  • The Wrist

    17m
  • Wrist Practice

    22m
Section 3
  • The Hip

    47m
  • The Pelvis

    44m
  • Foot Flip/Toe Roll

    4m
  • Hips Practice

    1h37m
  • The Knee

    15m
  • The Ankle

    13m
  • The Foot

    6m
  • Foot & Ankle Practice

    57m
Section 4
  • The 3 Learning Styles

    28m
  • Physical Assessment #1

    44m
  • Physical Assessment #2

    46m

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Colynn Florence Vosburgh
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Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely, you can include this course in your Yoga Alliance training hours, with each hour equivalent to one continuing education credit.
This course is entirely self- paced, allowing you to learn at your convenience.There are no imposed deadlines or time constraints for Course completion.
No prerequisites are required; this course is open to anyone interested in deepening their knowledge and practice.
No, the course is accessible to all individuals interested in enriching their understanding and practice of yoga.Yoga teaching certification is not a prerequisite.

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