Dispelling Yoga Anatomical Myths: Teaching from the Latest Scientific Research on Movement, Milton Keynes
Mar
14
10:30 AM10:30

Dispelling Yoga Anatomical Myths: Teaching from the Latest Scientific Research on Movement, Milton Keynes

For teachers + teacher trainees

£80

Teaching yoga can often be just as challenging as it is rewarding. With busy classes, high turnover and lots of students who are new to yoga coming to class it can be easy for yoga teachers to feel isolated and overwhelmed, often not knowing where to turn to for support with the many questions we have.

This daylong workshop offers a space to ask the questions that you never seem to get the opportunity to ask. We’ll cover a variety of different topics with the aim of deepening your own yoga practice and refining and empowering your teaching so that it is inclusive and informed by the most up to date research on movement.

With a mixture of discussion, lecture, group work and asana practice we will explore many areas:

  1. Dispelling yoga myths and becoming clear about the meaning behind what we say in class by looking at some of the latest scientific research

  2. Using anatomical knowledge to refine the language that we use as teachers

  3. Asana practice to demonstrate how to blend knowledge of anatomy into a class

  4. Making yoga inclusive by focusing on accurate cueing instead of precise cueing

  5. Discussing hot topics such as locking joints, squaring the hips in twists, the use of glutes in backbends

  6. What limits us in certain asana, what are the stretch reflexes and how to apply a knowledge of fascia to the asana practice

This workshop counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance members.

The day will run from 10.30am - 1.30pm and 2.30pm - 5.30pm.

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Anatomy + Physiology for Yoga Teachers: An Exploration of Upper Limbs + Spine, Milton Keynes
Mar
15
10:30 AM10:30

Anatomy + Physiology for Yoga Teachers: An Exploration of Upper Limbs + Spine, Milton Keynes

For yoga teachers, yoga teacher trainees or yoga practitioners with at least a one year consistent practice

£80

In this immersion we will explore in detail the anatomy and physiology of our body applied to practising and teaching yoga. All the areas covered are related directly back to the asana practice. The sessions are interactive and experiential with lots of group work and there is strong focus on using anatomy to make asana practices as inclusive as possible. A detailed manual is included.

The immersion is ideal for those with an established practice, who want to learn more about the human body, go deeper in their yoga practice and develop alignment cues that are accurate and inclusive. We will explore anatomy to a depth that is appropriate for teaching yoga.

A Detailed Exploration of the Upper Limbs:

  • The importance of shoulder joint and girdle mobility and stability in our yoga practice

  • An evidence-based approach to Shoulder Impingement

  • Hyperextension of the elbow joint

  • Why wrist pain is so common in yoga

 

A Detailed Exploration of the Spine:

  • An exploration of our pelvis and sacro-iliac joints and how to keep this area supported during our asana practice

  • An evidence-based approach to back pain and prolapsed discs

  • The anatomy of our core musculature

  • Increasing thoracic spine mobility

  • Supporting our cervical spine during inversions

  • An evidence-based approach to releasing neck tension

 

The Science Behind Why Yoga Makes Us Feel So Good:

  •  How yoga impacts our nervous system and relieves stress

  • Yoga a breath-led practice

  • Yoga for cardiovascular health

This immersion counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance members (6 contact hours).

10.30am – 1.30pm + 2.30pm – 5.30pm

"The workshops with Andrew were fantastic. I really got so much from them. My own practice and teaching has become so much more informed." Kylie P

"For anyone practising or teaching yoga who is keen to increase their practical understanding of anatomy within yoga I can't recommend Andrew's training enough. Really accessible, inspiring and enjoyable." Anna T

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Using Anatomy to Refine + Empower Your Practice + Teaching: A Daylong Workshop, Widnes (Cheshire)
Mar
21
10:30 AM10:30

Using Anatomy to Refine + Empower Your Practice + Teaching: A Daylong Workshop, Widnes (Cheshire)

For teachers + teacher trainees

£95

Teaching yoga can often be just as challenging as it is rewarding. With busy classes, high turnover and lots of students who are new to yoga coming to class it can be easy for yoga teachers to feel isolated and overwhelmed, often not knowing where to turn to for support with the many questions we have.

This daylong workshop offers a space to ask the questions that you never seem to get the opportunity to ask. We’ll cover a variety of different topics with the aim of deepening your own yoga practice and refining and empowering your teaching so that it is inclusive and informed by the most up to date research on movement.

With a mixture of discussion, lecture, group work and asana practice we will explore many areas:

  1. Dispelling yoga myths and becoming clear about the meaning behind what we say in class by looking at some of the latest scientific research

  2. Using anatomical knowledge to refine the language that we use as teachers

  3. Asana practice to demonstrate how to blend knowledge of anatomy into a class

  4. Making yoga inclusive by focusing on accurate cueing instead of precise cueing

  5. Discussing hot topics such as locking joints, squaring the hips in twists, the use of glutes in backbends

  6. What limits us in certain asana, what are the stretch reflexes and how to apply a knowledge of fascia to the asana practice

This workshop counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance members.

The day will run from 10.30am - 1.30pm and 2.30pm - 5.30pm.

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Supporting Injured Students: A Daylong Workshop for Yoga Teachers, Widnes (Cheshire)
Mar
22
10:30 AM10:30

Supporting Injured Students: A Daylong Workshop for Yoga Teachers, Widnes (Cheshire)

For teachers + teacher trainees

£90

As a teacher it can often be challenging to know exactly how to support students who come to your yoga class with an injury. This workshop aims to give you the knowledge and confidence you need to be able to approach, support and empower students with common injuries.

In this six hour workshop we will:

1) discuss the most common injuries and medical conditions that students present to class with

2) look at basic guidelines for the best way to approach a student who has an injury

3) review the anatomy of the parts of the body that are most commonly injured

4) address how specific asana can be modified or supported with props depending on certain injuries

5) discuss simple techniques for helping students to strengthen and stabilise injured areas of their body

This workshop counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance members.

There will be a mixture of discussion, lecture, group work and practical demonstration.

The day will run from 10.30am - 1.30pm and 2.00pm - 5.30pm.

"I attended this workshop and thought it was one of the most useful, information-packed events I have been on." Sian O, Yoga Teacher


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Applied Anatomy, Physiology + Biomechanics: A Daylong Follow-On Workshop For Teachers, London
Mar
25
10:30 AM10:30

Applied Anatomy, Physiology + Biomechanics: A Daylong Follow-On Workshop For Teachers, London

A follow-on workshop for teachers who have taken my Anatomy + Physiology Applied to Yoga Immersion

£95

Limited to 24 students

The day will comprise of two parts:

Part 1) Supporting Injured Students

As a teacher it can often be challenging to know exactly how to support students who come to your yoga class with an injury. This workshop aims to give you the knowledge and confidence you need to be able to approach, support and empower students with common injuries.

In this section we will:

1) discuss the most common injuries and medical conditions that students present to class with

2) look at basic guidelines for the best way to approach a student who has an injury

3) review the anatomy of the parts of the body that are most commonly injured

4) address how specific asana can be modified or supported with props depending on certain injuries

5) discuss simple techniques for helping students to strengthen and stabilise injured areas of their body

Part 2) Yoga practices to integrate key principals of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics

I will lead a series of practices that are designed to incorporate some of the key principals of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics that I teach in my workshops. There will be copy of the practices for you to take home and plenty of time to ask questions.

The day will run from 10.30am - 1.30pm and 2.30pm - 5.30pm

This workshop counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance members.

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Anatomy, Physiology + Biomechanics Applied to Yoga: A Two Day Immersion, Saltaire, Yorkshire
Mar
28
to Mar 29

Anatomy, Physiology + Biomechanics Applied to Yoga: A Two Day Immersion, Saltaire, Yorkshire

For yoga teachers, yoga teacher trainees or yoga practitioners with at least a one year of consistent practice

£200 (£180 Early Bird if booked before 19th January 2020)

“The most useful and informative days that I have spend in years!” Jo W, Yoga Teacher

In this two-day immersion we will explore in detail the anatomy and physiology of our incredible human body applied to practising and teaching yoga. Each topic that we delve into will be related directly back to the asana practice. The sessions will be interactive and experiential and will vary between discussion, lecture, small group work, personal reflection and group asana practice. There will be a strong focus on using knowledge of anatomy to make asana practices as inclusive as possible. A detailed manual will be included.

The immersion is ideal for yoga practitioners with an established practice, who want to learn more about the human body, go deeper in their own yoga practice and develop a teaching style that is up to date, empowering and inclusive. We will explore anatomy to a depth that is appropriate for teaching yoga.

By the end of the weekend you will feel inspired and empowered to teach yoga to the best of your ability. You will have the confidence to breakdown any yoga asana with a clear understanding of the key actions and movements and know how to work with your own unique anatomy and that of your student.

An Introduction to Intelligent Movement Principals: 

  • An introduction to muscle looking at its structure and function and how we can apply the knowledge of stretch reflexes to deepen our practice

  • The structure and function of bone and joints looking at both the importance and limitation of alignment and what limits our movement

  • How a knowledge of fascia can impact our movement on and off the mat

  • The Nocebo Effect and choosing empowering language

  • What causes muscle tightness

  • Flexibility vs mobility

  • Anatomical language and how this can help us to remember the names of some of our muscles

A Detailed Exploration of the Lower Limbs:

  • An exploration of our feet and ankles looking at their structure and function and how we can apply this knowledge on and off the mat

  • Why our knee joints may be vulnerable to injury and how to support them

  • A detailed look at the hip joints focusing on what makes each of us so unique

  • Piriformis Syndrome

A Detailed Exploration of the Upper Limbs:

  • The importance of shoulder joint and girdle mobility and stability in our yoga practice

  • An evidence-based approach to Shoulder Impingement

  • Hyperextension of the elbow joint

  • Why wrist pain is so common in yoga

A Detailed Exploration of the Spine:

  • An exploration of our pelvis and sacro-iliac joints and how to keep this area supported during our asana practice

  • An evidence-based approach to back pain and prolapsed discs

  • The anatomy of our core musculature

  • Increasing thoracic spine mobility

  • Supporting our cervical spine during inversions

  • An evidence-based approach to releasing neck tension

The Science Behind Why Yoga Makes Us Feel So Good:

  • How yoga impacts our nervous system and relieves stress

  • Yoga as a breath-led practice and why breath is so important

  • Yoga for cardiovascular and lymphatic health

This immersion counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance members (14 contact hours).

Each day will run from 10.00am - 1.30pm + 2.30pm - 6.00pm

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Anatomy, Physiology + Biomechanics Applied to Yoga: A 5 Day, 30 Hour Training, London
Apr
8
to Apr 12

Anatomy, Physiology + Biomechanics Applied to Yoga: A 5 Day, 30 Hour Training, London

  • The Light Centre Belgravia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For yoga teachers, yoga teacher trainees + experienced practitioners

£450 for 30 contact hours

“The most useful and informative days that I have spend in years!” Jo W, Yoga Teacher

Limited to 32 students.

In this five-day immersion we will explore in detail the anatomy and physiology of the incredible human body applied to practising and teaching yoga. Each topic that we delve into will be related directly back to the asana practice. The sessions will be interactive and experiential and will vary between discussion, lecture, small group work, personal reflection and group asana practice. There will be a strong focus on using knowledge of anatomy to make asana practices as inclusive as possible. A detailed manual will be included.

The immersion is ideal for yoga practitioners with an established practice, who want to learn more about the human body, go deeper in their own yoga practice and develop a teaching style that is up-to-date, empowering and inclusive. We will explore anatomy to a depth that is appropriate for teaching yoga.

Time will be dedicated to exploring the common injuries that students present to class with and looking at the best ways to support these students.

There will be dedicated yoga practices focusing on the lower limbs, upper limbs and spine, and time to teach in small groups to ensure that the information is being fully integrated.

By the end of the five days you will feel inspired and empowered to teach yoga to the best of your ability. You will have the confidence to breakdown any yoga asana with a clear understanding of the key actions and movements and know how to work with your own unique anatomy and that of your student.

An Introduction to Intelligent Movement Principals: 

  • An introduction to muscle looking at its structure and function and how we can apply the knowledge of stretch reflexes to deepen our practice

  • The structure and function of bone and joints looking at both the importance and limitation of alignment and what limits our movement

  • How a knowledge of fascia can impact our movement on and off the mat

  • The Nocebo Effect and choosing empowering language

  • What causes muscle tightness

  • Flexibility vs mobility

  • Anatomical language and how this can help us to remember the names of some of our muscles

A Detailed Exploration of the Lower Limbs:

  • An exploration of our feet and ankles looking at their structure and function and how we can apply this knowledge on and off the mat

  • Why our knee joints may be vulnerable to injury and how to better support them

  • A detailed look at the hip joints focusing on what makes each of us so unique

  • Piriformis Syndrome

A Detailed Exploration of the Upper Limbs:

  • The importance of shoulder joint and girdle mobility and stability in our yoga practice

  • An evidence-based approach to Shoulder Impingement

  • Hyperextension of the elbow joint and how to limit this

  • Why wrist pain is so common in yoga and what we can do about this

A Detailed Exploration of the Spine:

  • An exploration of our pelvis and sacro-iliac joints and how to keep this area supported during our asana practice

  • An evidence-based approach to back pain and prolapsed discs

  • The anatomy of our core musculature

  • Increasing thoracic spine mobility

  • Supporting our cervical spine during inversions

  • An evidence-based approach to releasing neck tension

The Science Behind Why Yoga Makes Us Feel So Good:

  • How yoga impacts our nervous system and relieves stress

  • Yoga as a breath-led practice and why breath is so important

  • Yoga for cardiovascular and lymphatic health

Supporting Injured Students:

As a teacher it can often be challenging to know exactly how to support students who come to your yoga class with an injury. This session aims to give you the knowledge and confidence you need to be able to approach, support and empower students with common injuries.

  • Discussing the most common injuries and medical conditions that students present to class with

  • Looking at basic guidelines for the best way to approach a student who has an injury

  • Reviewing the anatomy of key areas of the body through the lens of injury

  • Addressing how specific asana can be modified or supported with props depending on certain injuries

  • Discussing simple techniques for helping students to strengthen and stabilise injured areas of their body

This immersion counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance members (30 contact hours).

Wednesday 8th April, 10.00am - 1.00pm + 2.00pm - 5.00pm

Thursday 9th April, 10.00am - 1.00pm + 2.00pm - 5.00pm

Friday 10th April, 10.00am - 1.00pm + 2.00pm - 5.00pm

Saturday 11th April, 10.30am - 1.30pm + 2.30pm - 5.30pm

Sunday 12th April, 10.30am - 1.30pm + 2.30pm - 5.30pm

 

Four spaces on the training are available at a 50% discount for students who are genuinely unable to meet the full financial investment. These spaces are offered at my discretion and the laws of the Universe apply here (i.e. if you take a discounted space even though you could afford the full investment the Universe will come back to bite you on the ass). Please contact me to discuss this.

 

Payment plans are also available so get in touch if you want to discuss this option.

Please click here to review the cancellation policy before booking.

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Supporting Injured Students: A Daylong Workshop for Yoga Teachers, Paris
Jun
21
9:00 AM09:00

Supporting Injured Students: A Daylong Workshop for Yoga Teachers, Paris

For teachers + teacher trainees

€120 (early bird price of €95 if booked before April 30)

As a teacher it can often be challenging to know exactly how to support students who come to your yoga class with an injury. This workshop aims to give you the knowledge and confidence you need to be able to approach, support and empower students with common injuries.

In this six hour workshop we will:

1) discuss the most common injuries and medical conditions that students present to class with

2) look at basic guidelines for the best way to approach a student who has an injury

3) review the anatomy of the parts of the body that are most commonly injured

4) address how specific asana can be modified or supported with props depending on certain injuries

5) discuss simple techniques for helping students to strengthen and stabilise injured areas of their body

This workshop counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance members.

There will be a mixture of discussion, lecture, group work and practical demonstration.

The day will run from 9.00am - 12.00pm and 2.00pm - 5.00pm.

"I attended this workshop and thought it was one of the most useful, information-packed events I have been on." Sian O, Yoga Teacher


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Anatomy + Physiology Applied to Yoga: A Three Day Immersion, London
Jun
14
to Jun 16

Anatomy + Physiology Applied to Yoga: A Three Day Immersion, London

  • Light Centre Belgravia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For yoga teachers, yoga teacher trainees or yoga practitioners with at least two years of consistent practice

£270

“The most useful and informative three days that I have spend in years!” Jo W, Yoga Teacher

In this immersion we will explore in detail the anatomy and physiology of our body applied to practising and teaching yoga. All the areas covered are related directly back to the asana practice. The sessions are interactive and experiential with lots of group work and there is strong focus on using anatomy to make asana practices as inclusive as possible. A detailed manual is included.

The immersion is ideal for those with an established practice, who want to learn more about the human body, go deeper in their yoga practice and develop alignment cues that are accurate and inclusive. We will explore anatomy to a depth that is appropriate for teaching yoga.

By the end of the three days you will feel inspired and have the confidence to analyse any yoga asana with a clear understanding of the key actions and alignment principles and how to work with your own unique anatomy and that of your student.

An Introduction to Intelligent Movement Principals: 

  • An introduction to muscle looking at its structure and function and how we can apply the knowledge of stretch reflexes to deepen our practice

  • The structure and function of bone and joints looking at both the importance and limitation of alignment and what limits our movement

  • How a knowledge of fascia can impact our movement on and off the mat

  • The Nocebo Effect and choosing empowering language

  • What causes muscle tightness

  • Flexibility vs mobility

  • Anatomical language and how this can help us to remember the names of some of our muscles

A Detailed Exploration of the Lower Limbs:

  • An exploration of our feet and ankles looking at their structure and function and how we can apply this knowledge on and off the mat

  • Why our knee joints may be vulnerable to injury and how to support them

  • A detailed look at the hip joints focusing on what makes each of us so unique

  • Piriformis Syndrome

A Detailed Exploration of the Upper Limbs:

  • The importance of shoulder joint and girdle mobility and stability in our yoga practice

  • An evidence-based approach to Shoulder Impingement

  • Hyperextension of the elbow joint

  • Why wrist pain is so common in yoga

A Detailed Exploration of the Spine:

  • An exploration of our pelvis and sacro-iliac joints and how to keep this area supported during our asana practice

  • An evidence-based approach to back pain and prolapsed discs

  • The anatomy of our core musculature

  • Increasing thoracic spine mobility

  • Supporting our cervical spine during inversions

  • An evidence-based approach to releasing neck tension

The Science Behind Why Yoga Makes Us Feel So Good:

  • How yoga impacts our nervous system and relieves stress

  • Yoga a breath-led practice

  • Yoga for cardiovascular health

Friday 14th June, 10.30am - 5.00pm

Saturday 15th June, 10.30am - 5.30pm

Sunday 16th June, 10.30am - 5.30pm

This immersion counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance members (18 contact hours).

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Anatomy + Physiology Applied to Yoga: A Two Day Immersion, Dublin
Jun
8
to Jun 9

Anatomy + Physiology Applied to Yoga: A Two Day Immersion, Dublin

For yoga teachers, yoga teacher trainees or yoga practitioners with at least a one year of consistent practice

€200

In this immersion we will explore in detail the anatomy and physiology of our body applied to practising and teaching yoga. All the areas covered are related directly back to the asana practice. The sessions are interactive and experiential with lots of group work and there is strong focus on using anatomy to make asana practices as inclusive as possible. A detailed manual is included.

The immersion is ideal for those with an established practice, who want to learn more about the human body, go deeper in their yoga practice and develop alignment cues that are accurate and inclusive. We will explore anatomy to a depth that is appropriate for teaching yoga.

By the end of the two days you will feel inspired and have the confidence to analyse any yoga asana with a clear understanding of the key actions and alignment principles and how to work with your own unique anatomy and that of your student.

An Introduction to Intelligent Movement Principals: 

  • An introduction to muscle looking at its structure and function and how we can apply the knowledge of stretch reflexes to deepen our practice

  • The structure and function of bone and joints looking at both the importance and limitation of alignment and what limits our movement

  • How a knowledge of fascia can impact our movement on and off the mat

  • The Nocebo Effect and choosing empowering language

  • What causes muscle tightness

  • Flexibility vs mobility

  • Anatomical language and how this can help us to remember the names of some of our muscles

A Detailed Exploration of the Lower Limbs:

  • An exploration of our feet and ankles looking at their structure and function and how we can apply this knowledge on and off the mat

  • Why our knee joints may be vulnerable to injury and how to support them

  • A detailed look at the hip joints focusing on what makes each of us so unique

  • Piriformis Syndrome

A Detailed Exploration of the Upper Limbs:

  • The importance of shoulder joint and girdle mobility and stability in our yoga practice

  • An evidence-based approach to Shoulder Impingement

  • Hyperextension of the elbow joint

  • Why wrist pain is so common in yoga

A Detailed Exploration of the Spine:

  • An exploration of our pelvis and sacro-iliac joints and how to keep this area supported during our asana practice

  • An evidence-based approach to back pain and prolapsed discs

  • The anatomy of our core musculature

  • Increasing thoracic spine mobility

  • Supporting our cervical spine during inversions

  • An evidence-based approach to releasing neck tension

The Science Behind Why Yoga Makes Us Feel So Good:

  • How yoga impacts our nervous system and relieves stress

  • Yoga a breath-led practice

  • Yoga for cardiovascular health

Each day will run from 10.00am - 1.30pm and 2.30pm - 6.00pm

This immersion counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance US members (14 contact hours).

"The workshops with Andrew were fantastic. I really got so much from them. My own practice and teaching has become so much more informed." Kylie P

"For anyone practising or teaching yoga who is keen to increase their practical understanding of anatomy within yoga I can't recommend Andrew's training enough. Really accessible, inspiring and enjoyable." Anna

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Supporting Injured Students: A Daylong Workshop for Yoga Teachers, London
May
19
10:30 AM10:30

Supporting Injured Students: A Daylong Workshop for Yoga Teachers, London

  • 11 Pember Road London, England, NW10 5LN United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For teachers + teacher trainees

£95

THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT

As a teacher it can often be challenging to know exactly how to support students who come to your yoga class with an injury. This workshop aims to give you the knowledge and confidence you need to be able to approach, support and empower students with common injuries.

In this six hour workshop we will:

1) discuss the most common injuries and medical conditions that students present to class with

2) look at basic guidelines for the best way to approach a student who has an injury

3) review the anatomy of the parts of the body that are most commonly injured

4) address how specific asana can be modified or supported with props depending on certain injuries

5) discuss simple techniques for helping students to strengthen and stabilise injured areas of their body

Spaces are limited to 20 so please book early to avoid disappointment.

There will be a mixture of discussion, lecture, group work and practical demonstration.

The workshop counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance US members.

The day will run from 10.30am - 1.30pm and 2.30pm - 5.30pm.

"I attended this workshop and thought it was one of the most useful, information-packed events I have been on." Sian O, Yoga Teacher

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Using Anatomy to Refine + Empower Your Practice + Teaching: A Daylong Workshop, London
May
18
11:00 AM11:00

Using Anatomy to Refine + Empower Your Practice + Teaching: A Daylong Workshop, London

  • 11 Pember Road London, England, NW10 5LN United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For teachers + teacher trainees

£80

Teaching yoga can often be just as challenging as it is rewarding. With busy classes, high turnover and lots of students who are new to yoga coming to class it can be easy for yoga teachers to feel isolated and overwhelmed, often not knowing where to turn to for support with the many questions we have.

This daylong workshop offers a space to ask the questions that you never seem to get the opportunity to ask. We’ll cover a variety of different topics with the aim of deepening your own yoga practice and refining and empowering your teaching so that it is inclusive and informed by the most up to date research on movement.

With a mixture of discussion, lecture, group work and asana practice we will explore many areas:

  1. Dispelling yoga myths and becoming clear about the meaning behind what we say in class by looking at some of the latest scientific research

  2. Using anatomical knowledge to refine the language that we use as teachers

  3. Asana practices to demonstrate how to blend knowledge of anatomy into a class

  4. Making yoga inclusive by focusing on accurate cueing instead of precise cueing

  5. Discussing hot topics such as locking joints, squaring the hips in twists, the use of glutes in backbends

  6. What limits us in certain asana, what are the stretch reflexes and how to apply a knowledge of fascia to the asana practice

This workshop counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance US members.

The day will run from 11.00am - 1.30pm and 2.30pm - 5.00pm.

Spaces are limited to 20 so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Supporting Injured Students: A Daylong Workshop for Yoga Teachers, Cheshunt
May
15
10:00 AM10:00

Supporting Injured Students: A Daylong Workshop for Yoga Teachers, Cheshunt

For teachers + teacher trainees

£95 (early bird price of £85 if booked before Mar 31)

As a teacher it can often be challenging to know exactly how to support students who come to your yoga class with an injury. This workshop aims to give you the knowledge and confidence you need to be able to approach, support and empower students with common injuries.

In this six hour workshop we will:

1) discuss the most common injuries and medical conditions that students present to class with

2) look at basic guidelines for the best way to approach a student who has an injury

3) review the anatomy of the parts of the body that are most commonly injured

4) address how specific asana can be modified or supported with props depending on certain injuries

5) discuss simple techniques for helping students to strengthen and stabilise injured areas of their body

This workshop counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance members.

There will be a mixture of discussion, lecture, group work and practical demonstration.

The day will run from 10.00am - 1.00pm and 2.00pm - 5.00pm.

"I attended this workshop and thought it was one of the most useful, information-packed events I have been on." Sian O, Yoga Teacher


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Anatomy + Physiology Applied to Yoga: A Two Day Immersion, Cheltenham
May
4
to May 5

Anatomy + Physiology Applied to Yoga: A Two Day Immersion, Cheltenham

For yoga teachers, yoga teacher trainees or yoga practitioners with at least a one year of consistent practice

£199

THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT

In this immersion we will explore in detail the anatomy and physiology of our body applied to practising and teaching yoga. All the areas covered are related directly back to the asana practice. The sessions are interactive and experiential with lots of group work and there is strong focus on using anatomy to make asana practices as inclusive as possible. A detailed manual is included.

The immersion is ideal for those with an established practice, who want to learn more about the human body, go deeper in their yoga practice and develop alignment cues that are accurate and inclusive. We will explore anatomy to a depth that is appropriate for teaching yoga.

By the end of the two days you will feel inspired and have the confidence to analyse any yoga asana with a clear understanding of the key actions and alignment principles and how to work with your own unique anatomy and that of your student.

An Introduction to Intelligent Movement Principals: 

  • An introduction to muscle looking at its structure and function and how we can apply the knowledge of stretch reflexes to deepen our practice

  • The structure and function of bone and joints looking at both the importance and limitation of alignment and what limits our movement

  • How a knowledge of fascia can impact our movement on and off the mat

  • The Nocebo Effect and choosing empowering language

  • What causes muscle tightness

  • Flexibility vs mobility

  • Anatomical language and how this can help us to remember the names of some of our muscles

A Detailed Exploration of the Lower Limbs:

  • An exploration of our feet and ankles looking at their structure and function and how we can apply this knowledge on and off the mat

  • Why our knee joints may be vulnerable to injury and how to support them

  • A detailed look at the hip joints focusing on what makes each of us so unique

  • Piriformis Syndrome

A Detailed Exploration of the Upper Limbs:

  • The importance of shoulder joint and girdle mobility and stability in our yoga practice

  • An evidence-based approach to Shoulder Impingement

  • Hyperextension of the elbow joint

  • Why wrist pain is so common in yoga

A Detailed Exploration of the Spine:

  • An exploration of our pelvis and sacro-iliac joints and how to keep this area supported during our asana practice

  • An evidence-based approach to back pain and prolapsed discs

  • The anatomy of our core musculature

  • Increasing thoracic spine mobility

  • Supporting our cervical spine during inversions

  • An evidence-based approach to releasing neck tension

The Science Behind Why Yoga Makes Us Feel So Good:

  • How yoga impacts our nervous system and relieves stress

  • Yoga a breath-led practice

  • Yoga for cardiovascular health

Each day will run from 10.00am - 1.30pm and 2.30pm - 6.00pm

This immersion counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance US members (14 contact hours).

"The workshops with Andrew were fantastic. I really got so much from them. My own practice and teaching has become so much more informed." Kylie P

"For anyone practising or teaching yoga who is keen to increase their practical understanding of anatomy within yoga I can't recommend Andrew's training enough. Really accessible, inspiring and enjoyable." Anna T

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Using Anatomy to Refine + Empower Your Practice + Teaching: A Daylong Workshop, Birmingham
Apr
27
10:30 AM10:30

Using Anatomy to Refine + Empower Your Practice + Teaching: A Daylong Workshop, Birmingham

For teachers + teacher trainees

£85 (early bird price of £75 if booked by January)

Teaching yoga can often be just as challenging as it is rewarding. With busy classes, high turnover and lots of students who are new to yoga coming to class it can be easy for yoga teachers to feel isolated and overwhelmed, often not knowing where to turn to for support with the many questions we have.

This daylong workshop offers a space to ask the questions that you never seem to get the opportunity to ask. We’ll cover a variety of different topics with the aim of deepening your own yoga practice and refining and empowering your teaching so that it is inclusive and informed by the most up to date research on movement.

With a mixture of discussion, lecture, group work and asana practice we will explore many areas:

  1. Dispelling yoga myths and becoming clear about the meaning behind what we say in class by looking at some of the latest scientific research on biomechanics and health

  2. Using anatomical knowledge to refine the language that we use as teachers

  3. Asana practice to demonstrate how to blend knowledge of anatomy into a class

  4. Making yoga inclusive by focusing on accurate cueing instead of precise cueing

  5. Discussing hot topics such as locking joints, squaring the hips in twists, the use of Glutes in backbends

  6. What limits us in certain asana, what are the stretch reflexes and how to apply a knowledge of fascia to the asana practice

  7. Exploring the difference between flexibility and mobility in our practice

This workshop counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance US members.

The day will run from 10.30am - 1.30pm and 2.15pm - 5.15pm

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Supporting Injured Students: A Daylong Workshop for Yoga Teachers, Milton Keynes
Apr
14
10:30 AM10:30

Supporting Injured Students: A Daylong Workshop for Yoga Teachers, Milton Keynes

For teachers + teacher trainees

£75 (early bird price of £70 if booked before Jan 14)

As a teacher it can often be challenging to know exactly how to support students who come to your yoga class with an injury. This workshop aims to give you the knowledge and confidence you need to be able to approach, support and empower students with common injuries.

In this six hour workshop we will:

1) discuss the most common injuries and medical conditions that students present to class with

2) look at basic guidelines for the best way to approach a student who has an injury

3) review the anatomy of the parts of the body that are most commonly injured

4) address how specific asana can be modified or supported with props depending on certain injuries

5) discuss simple techniques for helping students to strengthen and stabilise injured areas of their body

This workshop counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance US members.

There will be a mixture of discussion, lecture, group work and practical demonstration.

The day will run from 10.30am - 1.30pm and 2.00pm - 5.30pm.

"I attended this workshop and thought it was one of the most useful, information-packed events I have been on." Sian O, Yoga Teacher


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Anatomy + Physiology for Yoga Teachers: A Daylong Immersion, Milton Keynes
Apr
13
10:30 AM10:30

Anatomy + Physiology for Yoga Teachers: A Daylong Immersion, Milton Keynes

For yoga teachers, yoga teacher trainees or yoga practitioners with at least a one year consistent practice

£75

THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT.

In this immersion we will explore in detail the anatomy and physiology of our body applied to practising and teaching yoga. All the areas covered are related directly back to the asana practice. The sessions are interactive and experiential with lots of group work and there is strong focus on using anatomy to make asana practices as inclusive as possible. A detailed manual is included.

The immersion is ideal for those with an established practice, who want to learn more about the human body, go deeper in their yoga practice and develop alignment cues that are accurate and inclusive. We will explore anatomy to a depth that is appropriate for teaching yoga.

Areas covered throughout the day include:

 An Introduction to Intelligent Movement Principals: 

  •  An introduction to muscle looking at its structure and function and how we can apply the knowledge of stretch reflexes to deepen our practice

  • The structure and function of bone and joints looking at both the importance and limitation of alignment and what limits our movement

  • How a knowledge of fascia can impact our movement on and off the mat

  • The Nocebo Effect and choosing empowering language

  • What causes muscle tightness

  • Flexibility vs mobility

  • Anatomical language and how this can help us to remember the names of some of our muscles

 

A Detailed Exploration of the Lower Limbs:

  • An exploration of our feet and ankles looking at their structure and function and how we can apply this knowledge on and off the mat

  • Why our knee joints may be vulnerable to injury and how to support them

  • A detailed look at the hip joints focusing on what makes each of us so unique

  • Piriformis Syndrome

This immersion counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance US members (6 contact hours).

10.30am – 1.30pm + 2.30pm – 5.30pm

"The workshops with Andrew were fantastic. I really got so much from them. My own practice and teaching has become so much more informed." Kylie P

"For anyone practising or teaching yoga who is keen to increase their practical understanding of anatomy within yoga I can't recommend Andrew's training enough. Really accessible, inspiring and enjoyable." Anna T

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Anatomy + Physiology Applied to Yoga: A Three Day Immersion, London
Apr
9
to Apr 11

Anatomy + Physiology Applied to Yoga: A Three Day Immersion, London

  • 11 Pember Road London, England, NW10 5LN United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For yoga teachers, yoga teacher trainees or yoga practitioners with at least one year of consistent practice

£240

Limited to 18 students

THIS IMMERSION HAS NOW SOLD OUT. June 14 - 16 dates are available for booking. If you would like to be added to the waitlist please contact me here.

“The most useful and informative three days that I have spend in years!” Jo W, Yoga Teacher

In this immersion we will explore in detail the anatomy and physiology of our body applied to practising and teaching yoga. All the areas covered are related directly back to the asana practice. The sessions are interactive and experiential with lots of group work and there is strong focus on using anatomy to make asana practices as inclusive as possible. A detailed manual is included and there will be homework to ensure personal integration.

The immersion is ideal for those with an established practice, who want to learn more about the human body, go deeper in their yoga practice and develop alignment cues that are accurate and inclusive. We will explore anatomy to a depth that is appropriate for teaching yoga.

By the end of the three days you will feel inspired and have the confidence to analyse any yoga asana with a clear understanding of the key actions and alignment principles and how to work with your own unique anatomy and that of your student.

An Introduction to Intelligent Movement Principals: 

  • An introduction to muscle looking at its structure and function and how we can apply the knowledge of stretch reflexes to deepen our practice

  • The structure and function of bone and joints looking at both the importance and limitation of alignment and what limits our movement

  • How a knowledge of fascia can impact our movement on and off the mat

  • The Nocebo Effect and choosing empowering language

  • What causes muscle tightness

  • Flexibility vs mobility

  • Anatomical language and how this can help us to remember the names of some of our muscles

A Detailed Exploration of the Lower Limbs:

  • An exploration of our feet and ankles looking at their structure and function and how we can apply this knowledge on and off the mat

  • Why our knee joints may be vulnerable to injury and how to support them

  • A detailed look at the hip joints focusing on what makes each of us so unique

  • Piriformis Syndrome

A Detailed Exploration of the Upper Limbs:

  • The importance of shoulder joint and girdle mobility and stability in our yoga practice

  • An evidence-based approach to Shoulder Impingement

  • Hyperextension of the elbow joint

  • Why wrist pain is so common in yoga

A Detailed Exploration of the Spine:

  • An exploration of our pelvis and sacro-iliac joints and how to keep this area supported during our asana practice

  • An evidence-based approach to back pain and prolapsed discs

  • The anatomy of our core musculature

  • Increasing thoracic spine mobility

  • Supporting our cervical spine during inversions

  • An evidence-based approach to releasing neck tension

The Science Behind Why Yoga Makes Us Feel So Good:

  • How yoga impacts our nervous system and relieves stress

  • Yoga a breath-led practice

  • Yoga for cardiovascular health

Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th April, 11.00am – 5.00pm

This immersion counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance members (15 contact hours plus 1 non-contact hour).

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Using Anatomy to Refine + Empower Your Practice + Teaching: A Daylong Workshop, Shipley
Apr
6
10:30 AM10:30

Using Anatomy to Refine + Empower Your Practice + Teaching: A Daylong Workshop, Shipley

For teachers + teacher trainees

£65 (early bird price of £60 if booked before 31st Dec)

Teaching yoga can often be just as challenging as it is rewarding. With busy classes, high turnover and lots of students who are new to yoga coming to class it can be easy for yoga teachers to feel isolated and overwhelmed, often not knowing where to turn to for support with the many questions we have.

This daylong workshop offers a space to ask the questions that you never seem to get the opportunity to ask. We’ll cover a variety of different topics with the aim of deepening your own yoga practice and refining and empowering your teaching so that it is inclusive and informed by the most up to date research on movement.

With a mixture of discussion, lecture, group work and asana practice we will explore many areas:

  1. Dispelling yoga myths and becoming clear about the meaning behind what we say in class by looking at some of the latest scientific research

  2. Using anatomical knowledge to refine the language that we use as teachers

  3. Asana practice to demonstrate how to blend knowledge of anatomy into a class

  4. Making yoga inclusive by focusing on accurate cueing instead of precise cueing

  5. Discussing hot topics such as locking joints, squaring the hips in twists, the use of glutes in backbends

  6. What limits us in certain asana, what are the stretch reflexes and how to apply a knowledge of fascia to the asana practice

This workshop counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance US members.

The day will run from 10.30am - 1.30pm and 2.30pm - 5.30pm.

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Anatomy + Physiology Applied to Yoga: A Two Day Immersion, Widnes (near Manchester)
Mar
30
to Mar 31

Anatomy + Physiology Applied to Yoga: A Two Day Immersion, Widnes (near Manchester)

For yoga teachers, yoga teacher trainees or yoga practitioners with at least a one year of consistent practice

£200

In this immersion we will explore in detail the anatomy and physiology of our body applied to practising and teaching yoga. All the areas covered are related directly back to the asana practice. The sessions are interactive and experiential with lots of group work and there is strong focus on using anatomy to make asana practices as inclusive as possible. A detailed manual is included.

The immersion is ideal for those with an established practice, who want to learn more about the human body, go deeper in their yoga practice and develop alignment cues that are accurate and inclusive. We will explore anatomy to a depth that is appropriate for teaching yoga.

By the end of the two days you will feel inspired and have the confidence to analyse any yoga asana with a clear understanding of the key actions and alignment principles and how to work with your own unique anatomy and that of your student.

An Introduction to Intelligent Movement Principals: 

  • An introduction to muscle looking at its structure and function and how we can apply the knowledge of stretch reflexes to deepen our practice

  • The structure and function of bone and joints looking at both the importance and limitation of alignment and what limits our movement

  • How a knowledge of fascia can impact our movement on and off the mat

  • The Nocebo Effect and choosing empowering language

  • What causes muscle tightness

  • Flexibility vs mobility

  • Anatomical language and how this can help us to remember the names of some of our muscles

A Detailed Exploration of the Lower Limbs:

  • An exploration of our feet and ankles looking at their structure and function and how we can apply this knowledge on and off the mat

  • Why our knee joints may be vulnerable to injury and how to support them

  • A detailed look at the hip joints focusing on what makes each of us so unique

  • Piriformis Syndrome

A Detailed Exploration of the Upper Limbs:

  • The importance of shoulder joint and girdle mobility and stability in our yoga practice

  • An evidence-based approach to Shoulder Impingement

  • Hyperextension of the elbow joint

  • Why wrist pain is so common in yoga

A Detailed Exploration of the Spine:

  • An exploration of our pelvis and sacro-iliac joints and how to keep this area supported during our asana practice

  • An evidence-based approach to back pain and prolapsed discs

  • The anatomy of our core musculature

  • Increasing thoracic spine mobility

  • Supporting our cervical spine during inversions

  • An evidence-based approach to releasing neck tension

The Science Behind Why Yoga Makes Us Feel So Good:

  • How yoga impacts our nervous system and relieves stress

  • Yoga a breath-led practice

  • Yoga for cardiovascular health

Each day will run from 10.00am - 1.30pm and 2.30pm - 6.00pm

This immersion counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance US members (14 contact hours).

The Yoga Bank is in Cheshire between Manchester and Liverpool.

"The workshops with Andrew were fantastic. I really got so much from them. My own practice and teaching has become so much more informed." Kylie P

"For anyone practising or teaching yoga who is keen to increase their practical understanding of anatomy within yoga I can't recommend Andrew's training enough. Really accessible, inspiring and enjoyable." Anna T

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Anatomy Applied to Yoga: A Three Day Immersion, Amsterdam
Mar
8
to Mar 10

Anatomy Applied to Yoga: A Three Day Immersion, Amsterdam

  • Thrive Yoga Studio Zeeberg (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For yoga teachers, yoga teacher trainees or yoga practitioners with at least a one year consistent practice

€115

THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT.

In this three-part immersion we will explore in detail the anatomy and physiology of our body applied to practising and teaching yoga. All the areas covered are related directly back to the asana practice. The sessions are interactive and experiential with lots of group work and there is strong focus on using anatomy to make asana practices as inclusive as possible. A detailed handout for each day is included.

The immersion is ideal for those with an established practice, who want to learn more about the human body, go deeper in their yoga practice and develop alignment cues that are accurate and inclusive. We will explore anatomy to a depth that is appropriate for teaching yoga.

By the end of the three days you will feel inspired and have the confidence to analyse any yoga asana with a clear understanding of the key actions and alignment principles and how to work with your own unique anatomy and that of your students.

An Introduction to Intelligent Movement Principals: 

  • An introduction to muscle looking at its structure and function and how we can apply the knowledge of stretch reflexes to deepen our practice

  • The structure and function of bone and joints looking at both the importance and limitation of alignment and what limits our movement

  • How a knowledge of fascia can impact our movement on and off the mat

  • The Nocebo Effect and choosing empowering language

  • What causes muscle tightness

  • Flexibility vs mobility

  • Anatomical language and how this can help us to remember the names of some of our muscles

 

A Detailed Exploration of the Lower Limbs:

  • An exploration of our feet and ankles looking at their structure and function and how we can apply this knowledge on and off the mat

  • Why our knee joints may be vulnerable to injury and how to support them

  • A detailed look at the hip joints focusing on what makes each of us so unique

  • Piriformis Syndrome

 

A Detailed Exploration of the Upper Limbs:

  • The importance of shoulder joint and girdle mobility and stability in our yoga practice

  • An evidence-based approach to Shoulder Impingement

  • Hyperextension of the elbow joint

  • Why wrist pain is so common in yoga

 

This immersion counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance US members (9 contact hours).

 

"The workshops with Andrew were fantastic. I really got so much from them. My own practice and teaching has become so much more informed."Kylie P

 

"For anyone practising or teaching yoga who is keen to increase their practical understanding of anatomy within yoga I can't recommend Andrew's training enough. Really accessible, inspiring and enjoyable."Anna T

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Supporting Injured Students: A Daylong Workshop for Yoga Teachers, Bath
Mar
1
11:00 AM11:00

Supporting Injured Students: A Daylong Workshop for Yoga Teachers, Bath

For teachers + teacher trainees

£85

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

As a teacher it can often be challenging to know exactly how to support students who come to your yoga class with an injury. This workshop aims to give you the knowledge and confidence you need to be able to approach, support and empower students with common injuries.

In this six hour workshop we will:

1) discuss the most common injuries and medical conditions that students present to class with

2) look at basic guidelines for the best way to approach a student who has an injury

3) review the anatomy of the parts of the body that are most commonly injured

4) address how specific asana can be modified or supported with props depending on certain injuries

5) discuss simple techniques for helping students to strengthen and stabilise injured areas of their body

This workshop counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance members.

There will be a mixture of discussion, lecture, group work and practical demonstration.

The day will run from 11.00am - 2.00pm and 2.45pm - 5.45pm.

"I attended this workshop and thought it was one of the most useful, information-packed events I have been on." Sian O, Yoga Teacher


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Anatomy + Physiology Applied to Yoga: A Three Day Immersion, London
Feb
1
to Feb 3

Anatomy + Physiology Applied to Yoga: A Three Day Immersion, London

  • 11 Pember Road London, England, NW10 5LN United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For yoga teachers, yoga teacher trainees or yoga practitioners with at least one year of consistent practice

£240

Limited to 20 students

THIS IMMERSION IS NOW SOLD OUT. JUNE 2019 DATES ARE NOW OPEN FOR BOOKING.

In this immersion we will explore in detail the anatomy and physiology of our body applied to practising and teaching yoga. All the areas covered are related directly back to the asana practice. The sessions are interactive and experiential with lots of group work and there is strong focus on using anatomy to make asana practices as inclusive as possible. A detailed manual is included and there will be homework to ensure personal integration.

The immersion is ideal for those with an established practice, who want to learn more about the human body, go deeper in their yoga practice and develop alignment cues that are accurate and inclusive. We will explore anatomy to a depth that is appropriate for teaching yoga.

By the end of the three days you will feel inspired and have the confidence to analyse any yoga asana with a clear understanding of the key actions and alignment principles and how to work with your own unique anatomy and that of your student.

An Introduction to Intelligent Movement Principals: 

  • An introduction to muscle looking at its structure and function and how we can apply the knowledge of stretch reflexes to deepen our practice

  • The structure and function of bone and joints looking at both the importance and limitation of alignment and what limits our movement

  • How a knowledge of fascia can impact our movement on and off the mat

  • The Nocebo Effect and choosing empowering language

  • What causes muscle tightness

  • Flexibility vs mobility

  • Anatomical language and how this can help us to remember the names of some of our muscles

A Detailed Exploration of the Lower Limbs:

  • An exploration of our feet and ankles looking at their structure and function and how we can apply this knowledge on and off the mat

  • Why our knee joints may be vulnerable to injury and how to support them

  • A detailed look at the hip joints focusing on what makes each of us so unique

  • Piriformis Syndrome

A Detailed Exploration of the Upper Limbs:

  • The importance of shoulder joint and girdle mobility and stability in our yoga practice

  • An evidence-based approach to Shoulder Impingement

  • Hyperextension of the elbow joint

  • Why wrist pain is so common in yoga

A Detailed Exploration of the Spine:

  • An exploration of our pelvis and sacro-iliac joints and how to keep this area supported during our asana practice

  • An evidence-based approach to back pain and prolapsed discs

  • The anatomy of our core musculature

  • Increasing thoracic spine mobility

  • Supporting our cervical spine during inversions

  • An evidence-based approach to releasing neck tension

The Science Behind Why Yoga Makes Us Feel So Good:

  • How yoga impacts our nervous system and relieves stress

  • Yoga a breath-led practice

  • Yoga for cardiovascular health

Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd February, 11.00am – 5.00pm

This immersion counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance US members (15 contact hours plus 1 non-contact hour).

"The workshops with Andrew were fantastic. I really got so much from them. My own practice and teaching has become so much more informed." Kylie P

"For anyone practising or teaching yoga who is keen to increase their practical understanding of anatomy within yoga I can't recommend Andrew's training enough. Really accessible, inspiring and enjoyable." Anna T

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Anatomy + Physiology Applied to Yoga: A Two Part Immersion, Bath
Nov
30
to Dec 7

Anatomy + Physiology Applied to Yoga: A Two Part Immersion, Bath

For yoga teachers, yoga teacher trainees or yoga practitioners with at least a one year of consistent practice

£175

In this immersion we will explore in detail the anatomy and physiology of our body applied to practising and teaching yoga. All the areas covered are related directly back to the asana practice. The sessions are interactive and experiential with lots of group work and there is strong focus on using anatomy to make asana practices as inclusive as possible. A detailed manual is included and there will be homework to ensure personal integration.

The immersion is ideal for those with an established practice, who want to learn more about the human body, go deeper in their yoga practice and develop alignment cues that are accurate and inclusive. We will explore anatomy to a depth that is appropriate for teaching yoga.

By the end of the two days you will feel inspired and have the confidence to analyse any yoga asana with a clear understanding of the key actions and alignment principles and how to work with your own unique anatomy and that of your student.

Day 1: An Introduction to Intelligent Movement Principals + A Detailed Exploration of the Lower Limbs

Areas covered in day 1 include: 

  • An introduction to muscle looking at its structure and function and how we can apply the knowledge of stretch reflexes to deepen our practice

  • The structure and function of bone and joints looking at both the importance and limitation of alignment and what limits our movement

  • How a knowledge of fascia can impact our movement on and off the mat

  • Anatomical language and how this can help us to remember the names of some of our muscles

  • An exploration of our feet and ankles looking at their structure and function and how we can apply this knowledge on and off the mat

  • Why our knee joints may be vulnerable to injury and how to support them

  • A detailed look at the hip joints focusing on what makes each of us so unique

Day 2: A Detailed Exploration of the Upper Limbs and Spine + Why Yoga Makes Us Feel So Good

Areas covered in day 2 include: 

  • The importance of shoulder girdle mobility and stability in our yoga practice

  • Shoulder impingement and hyperextension of the elbow joint

  • An exploration of our pelvis and sacro-iliac joints and how to keep this pivotal part of our body supported during asana

  • The lumbar spine and intervertebral discs

  • The anatomy of our core musculature

  • Our thoracic spine and tips to increase mobility here

  • Keeping our cervical spine supported during inversions

  • How yoga impacts our neurological and respiratory system

Friday 30th November, 11.00am – 2.00pm + 2.45pm – 5.45pm

Friday 7th December, 11.00am – 2.00pm + 2.45pm – 5.45pm

This immersion counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance US members (12 contact hours plus 1 non-contact hour).

"The workshops with Andrew were fantastic. I really got so much from them. My own practice and teaching has become so much more informed." Kylie P

"For anyone practising or teaching yoga who is keen to increase their practical understanding of anatomy within yoga I can't recommend Andrew's training enough. Really accessible, inspiring and enjoyable." Anna T

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Using Anatomy to Refine + Empower Your Practice + Teaching: A Daylong Workshop, London
Nov
11
11:00 AM11:00

Using Anatomy to Refine + Empower Your Practice + Teaching: A Daylong Workshop, London

  • 11 Pember Road London, England, NW10 5LN United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For teachers + teacher trainees

£80

Teaching yoga can often be just as challenging as it is rewarding. With busy classes, high turnover and lots of students who are new to yoga coming to class it can be easy for yoga teachers to feel isolated and overwhelmed, often not knowing where to turn to for support with the many questions we have.

This daylong workshop offers a space to ask the questions that you never seem to get the opportunity to ask. We’ll cover a variety of different topics with the aim of deepening your own yoga practice and refining and empowering your teaching so that it is inclusive and informed by the most up to date research on movement.

With a mixture of discussion, lecture, group work and asana practice we will explore many areas:

  1. Dispelling yoga myths and becoming clear about the meaning behind what we say in class by looking at some of the latest scientific research

  2. Using anatomical knowledge to refine the language that we use as teachers

  3. Asana practice to demonstrate how to blend knowledge of anatomy into a class

  4. Making yoga inclusive by focusing on accurate cueing instead of precise cueing

  5. Discussing hot topics such as locking joints, squaring the hips in twists, the use of glutes in backbends

  6. What limits us in certain asana, what are the stretch reflexes and how to apply a knowledge of fascia to the asana practice

This workshop counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance US members.

The day will run from 11.00am - 1.30pm and 2.30pm - 5.00pm.

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Supporting Injured Students: A Daylong Workshop for Yoga Teachers, London
Nov
10
10:30 AM10:30

Supporting Injured Students: A Daylong Workshop for Yoga Teachers, London

  • 11 Pember Road London, England, NW10 5LN United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For teachers + teacher trainees

£95

As a teacher it can often be challenging to know exactly how to support students who come to your yoga class with an injury. This workshop aims to give you the knowledge and confidence you need to be able to approach, support and empower students with common injuries.

In this six hour workshop we will:

1) discuss the most common injuries and medical conditions that students present to class with

2) look at basic guidelines for the best way to approach a student who has an injury

3) review the anatomy of the parts of the body that are most commonly injured

4) address how specific asana can be modified or supported with props depending on certain injuries

5) discuss simple techniques for helping students to strengthen and stabilise injured areas of their body

Spaces are limited to 20 so please book early to avoid disappointment.

There will be a mixture of discussion, lecture, group work and practical demonstration.

The workshop counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance US members.

The day will run from 10.30am - 1.30pm and 2.30pm - 5.30pm.

"I attended this workshop and thought it was one of the most useful, information-packed events I have been on." Sian O, Yoga Teacher

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Using Anatomy to Refine + Empower Your Practice + Teaching: A Daylong Workshop, Poole
Nov
4
11:00 AM11:00

Using Anatomy to Refine + Empower Your Practice + Teaching: A Daylong Workshop, Poole

For teachers + teacher trainees

£65

All proceeds go to the Heart of Living Yoga Foundation

Teaching yoga can often be just as challenging as it is rewarding. With busy classes, high turnover and lots of students who are new to yoga coming to class it can be easy for yoga teachers to feel isolated and overwhelmed, often not knowing where to turn to for support with the many questions we have.

This daylong workshop offers a space to ask the questions that you never seem to get the opportunity to ask. We’ll cover a variety of different topics with the aim of deepening your own yoga practice and refining and empowering your teaching so that it is inclusive and informed by the most up to date research on movement.

With a mixture of discussion, lecture, group work and asana practice we will explore many areas:

  1. Dispelling yoga myths and becoming clear about the meaning behind what we say in class by looking at some of the latest scientific research

  2. Using anatomical knowledge to refine the language that we use as teachers

  3. Asana practice to demonstrate how to blend knowledge of anatomy into a class

  4. Making yoga inclusive by focusing on accurate cueing instead of precise cueing

  5. Discussing hot topics such as locking joints, squaring the hips in twists, the use of glutes in backbends

  6. What limits us in certain asana, what are the stretch reflexes and how to apply a knowledge of fascia to the asana practice

This workshop counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance US members.

The day will run from 11.00am - 1.30pm and 2.30pm - 5.00pm.

Bring a vegetarian lunch to share with the group.

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Applied Anatomy for Yoga Teachers + Trainees: Two Daylong Workshops, Dublin
Oct
27
to Oct 28

Applied Anatomy for Yoga Teachers + Trainees: Two Daylong Workshops, Dublin

For yoga teachers + yoga teacher trainees

€149

Saturday: Using Anatomy to Refine + Empower Your Practice + Teaching

Teaching yoga can often be just as challenging as it is rewarding. With busy classes, high turnover and lots of students who are new to yoga coming to class it can be easy for yoga teachers to feel isolated and overwhelmed, often not knowing where to turn to for support with the many questions we have.

This daylong workshop offers a space to ask the questions that you never seem to get the opportunity to ask. We’ll cover a variety of different topics with the aim of deepening your own yoga practice and refining and empowering your teaching so that it is inclusive and informed by the most up to date research on movement.

With a mixture of discussion, lecture, group work and asana practice we will explore many areas:

• Dispelling yoga myths and becoming clear about the meaning behind what we say in class by looking at some of the latest scientific research

• Using anatomical knowledge to refine the language that we use as teachers

• Asana practice to demonstrate how to blend knowledge of anatomy into a class

• Making yoga inclusive by focusing on accurate cueing instead of precise cueing

• Discussing hot topics such as locking joints, squaring the hips in twists, the use of Glutes in backbends

• What limits us in certain asana, what are the stretch reflexes and how to apply a knowledge of fascia to the asana practice

Sunday: Supporting Injured Students

As a teacher it can often be challenging to know exactly how to support students who come to your yoga class with an injury. This workshop aims to give you the knowledge and confidence you need to be able to approach, support and empower students with common injuries.

In this six hour workshop we will:

1) discuss the most common injuries and medical conditions that students present to class with
2) look at basic guidelines for the best way to approach a student who has an injury
3) review the anatomy of the parts of the body that are most commonly injured
4) address how specific asana can be modified or supported with props depending on certain injuries
5) discuss simple techniques for helping students to strengthen and stabilise injured areas of their body

There will be a mixture of discussion, lecture, group work and practical demonstration.

Daily schedule: 12.30pm - 3.00pm and 4.00pm - 6.30pm

Each day counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance US members (5 contact hours each).

"The workshops with Andrew were fantastic. I really got so much from them. My own practice and teaching has become so much more informed." Kylie P

"For anyone practising or teaching yoga who is keen to increase their practical understanding of anatomy within yoga I can't recommend Andrew's training enough. Really accessible, inspiring and enjoyable." Anna T

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Anatomy + Physiology for Yoga Teachers: A Daylong Immersion, Lincoln
Sep
29
10:30 AM10:30

Anatomy + Physiology for Yoga Teachers: A Daylong Immersion, Lincoln

For yoga teachers, yoga teacher trainees or yoga practitioners with at least a one year consistent practice

£65

In this immersion we will explore in detail the anatomy and physiology of our body applied to practising and teaching yoga. All the areas covered are related directly back to the asana practice. The sessions are interactive and experiential with lots of group work and there is strong focus on using anatomy to make asana practices as inclusive as possible. A detailed manual is included.

The immersion is ideal for those with an established practice, who want to learn more about the human body, go deeper in their yoga practice and develop alignment cues that are accurate and inclusive. We will explore anatomy to a depth that is appropriate for teaching yoga.

In the morning session we will look at an overview of anatomy applied to yoga and in the afternoon session we will explore the lower limbs in detail.

Areas covered throughout the day include:

• An introduction to muscle looking at its structure and function and how we can apply the knowledge of stretch reflexes to deepen our practice

• The structure and function of bone and joints looking at why alignment is important and what limits our movement

• How a knowledge of fascia can impact our movement on and off the mat

• Anatomical language and how this can help us to remember the names of some of our muscles

• An exploration of our feet and ankles looking at their structure and function and how we can apply this knowledge on and off the mat

• Why our knee joints may be vulnerable to injury and how to support them

• A detailed look at the hip joints focusing on what makes each of us so unique

This immersion counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance US members (6 contact hours).

10.30am – 1.30pm + 2.30pm – 5.30pm

"The workshops with Andrew were fantastic. I really got so much from them. My own practice and teaching has become so much more informed." Kylie P

"For anyone practising or teaching yoga who is keen to increase their practical understanding of anatomy within yoga I can't recommend Andrew's training enough. Really accessible, inspiring and enjoyable." Anna T

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Anatomy + Physiology for Yoga Teachers: A Two Part Immersion, London
Sep
14
to Sep 24

Anatomy + Physiology for Yoga Teachers: A Two Part Immersion, London

For yoga teachers, yoga teacher trainees or yoga practitioners with at least a one year of consistent practice

£200

In this immersion we will explore in detail the anatomy and physiology of our body applied to practising and teaching yoga. All the areas covered are related directly back to the asana practice. The sessions are interactive and experiential with lots of group work and there is strong focus on healthy alignment and practising safely. A detailed manual is included and there will be homework to ensure personal integration.

The immersion is ideal for those with an established practice, who want to learn more about their body, go deeper in their yoga practice and prevent injury on and off the yoga mat.

By the end of the immersion you will feel confident to analyse any yoga asana with a clear understanding of all the key joint movements and muscle actions, the key alignment principles of the posture and how to practise/teach the posture safely and inclusively.

Day 1: An Overview of Anatomy Applied to Yoga + A Detailed Exploration of the Lower Limbs

Areas covered in day 1 include: 
• An introduction to muscle looking at its structure and function and how we can apply the knowledge of stretch reflexes to deepen our practice
• The structure and function of bone and joints looking at why alignment is important and what limits our movement
• How a knowledge of fascia can impact our movement on and off the mat
• Anatomical language and how this can help us to remember the names of some of our muscles
• An exploration of our feet and ankles looking at their structure and function and how we can apply this knowledge on and off the mat
• Why our knee joints may be vulnerable to injury and how to support them
• A detailed look at the hip joints focusing on what makes each of us so unique

Day 2: A Detailed Exploration of the Upper Limbs and Spine + Why Yoga Makes Us Feel So Good

Areas covered in day 2 include: 

• The importance of shoulder girdle mobility and stability in our yoga practice
• Shoulder impingement and hyperextension of the elbow joint
• An exploration of our pelvis and sacro-iliac joints and how to keep this pivotal part of our body supported during asana
• The lumbar spine and intervertebral discs
• The anatomy of our core musculature
• Our thoracic spine and tips to increase mobility here
• Keeping our cervical spine supported during inversions
• How yoga impacts our neurological, cardiovascular and respiratory system
 

Friday 14th September, 10.00am – 1.30pm + 2.30pm – 6.00pm

Monday 24th September, 10.00am – 1.30pm + 2.30pm – 6.00pm

This immersion counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance US members (14 contact hours plus 1 non-contact hour).

"The workshops with Andrew were fantastic. I really got so much from them. My own practice and teaching has become so much more informed." Kylie P

"For anyone practising or teaching yoga who is keen to increase their practical understanding of anatomy within yoga I can't recommend Andrew's training enough. Really accessible, inspiring and enjoyable." Anna T

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Supporting Injured Students: A Daylong Workshop for Yoga Teachers, London
Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

Supporting Injured Students: A Daylong Workshop for Yoga Teachers, London

For teachers + teacher trainees

£95

As a teacher it can often be challenging to know exactly how to support students who come to your yoga class with an injury. This workshop aims to give you the knowledge and confidence you need to be able to approach, support and empower students with common injuries.

In this six hour workshop we will:

1) discuss the most common injuries and medical conditions that students present to class with

2) look at basic guidelines for the best way to approach a student who has an injury

3) review the anatomy of the parts of the body that are most commonly injured

4) address how specific asana can be modified or supported with props depending on certain injuries

5) discuss simple techniques for helping students to strengthen and stabilise injured areas of their body

This workshop counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance US members.

There will be a mixture of discussion, lecture, group work and practical demonstration.

The day will run from 10.00am - 12.30pm and 2.00pm - 5.30pm.

"I attended this workshop and thought it was one of the most useful, information-packed events I have been on." Sian O, Yoga Teacher

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Anatomy + Physiology for Yoga Teachers: A Weekend Immersion, London
Jun
22
to Jun 24

Anatomy + Physiology for Yoga Teachers: A Weekend Immersion, London

  • 11 Pember Road London, NW10 5LN UK (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For yoga teachers, yoga teacher trainees or yoga practitioners with at least a one year of consistent practice

£250

LIMITED TO 20 SPACES

In this immersion we will explore in detail the anatomy and physiology of our body applied to practising and teaching yoga. All the areas covered are related directly back to the asana practice. The sessions are interactive and experiential with lots of group work and there is strong focus on healthy alignment and practising safely. A detailed manual is included.

The immersion is ideal for those with an established practice, who want to learn more about their body, go deeper in their yoga practice and prevent injury on and off the yoga mat.

By the end of the weekend you will feel confident to analyse any yoga asana with a clear understanding of all the key joint movements and muscle actions, the key alignment principles of the posture and how to practise/teach the posture safely and inclusively.

Areas covered in the immersion include:

• An introduction to muscle, bone and fascia looking at the structure and function of these tissues and how we can relate this to yoga

• A detailed exploration of the anatomy of the foot, ankle, knee, hip and pelvis

• A detailed exploration of the anatomy of the shoulder girdle, shoulder joint, elbow, wrist and hand

• A detailed exploration of the sacrum, lumbar spine, thoracic spine, cervical spine, abdomen and chest

• Detailed exploration of the nervous and respiratory systems: the science behind why yoga is so good for us!

The event runs from 11.00am – 5.00pm each day

This immersion counts towards CPD requirements for all Yoga Alliance US members.

"The workshops with Andrew were fantastic. I really got so much from them. My own practice and teaching has become so much more informed." Kylie P

"For anyone practising or teaching yoga who is keen to increase their practical understanding of anatomy within yoga I can't recommend Andrew's training enough. Really accessible, inspiring and enjoyable." Anna T

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Using Anatomy to Refine + Empower Your Practice + Teaching: A Daylong Workshop, Thaxted
Jun
14
10:00 AM10:00

Using Anatomy to Refine + Empower Your Practice + Teaching: A Daylong Workshop, Thaxted

For teachers + teacher trainees

£85

Teaching yoga can often be just as challenging as it is rewarding. With busy classes, high turnover and lots of students who are new to yoga coming to class it can be easy for yoga teachers to feel isolated and overwhelmed, often not knowing where to turn to for support with the many questions we have.

This daylong workshop offers a space to ask the questions that you never seem to get the opportunity to ask. We’ll cover a variety of different topics with the aim of deepening your own yoga practice and refining and empowering your teaching so that it is inclusive and informed by the most up to date research on movement.

With a mixture of discussion, lecture, group work and asana practice we will explore many areas:

  1. Dispelling yoga myths and becoming clear about the meaning behind what we say in class by looking at some of the latest scientific research
  2. Using anatomical knowledge to refine the language that we use as teachers
  3. Asana practice to demonstrate how to blend knowledge of anatomy into a class
  4. Making yoga inclusive by focusing on accurate cueing instead of precise cueing
  5. Discussing hot topics such as locking joints, squaring the hips in twists, the use of Glutes in backbends
  6. What limits us in certain asana, what are the stretch reflexes and how to apply a knowledge of fascia to the asana practice

This workshop counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance US members.

The day will run from 10.00am - 1.00pm and 2.00pm - 5.00pm.

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Supporting Injured Students: A Daylong Workshop for Yoga Teachers, London
Jun
3
10:00 AM10:00

Supporting Injured Students: A Daylong Workshop for Yoga Teachers, London

For teachers + teacher trainees

£85

As a teacher it can often be challenging to know exactly how to support students who come to your yoga class with an injury. This workshop aims to give you the knowledge and confidence you need to be able to approach, support and empower students with common injuries.

In this six hour workshop we will:

1) discuss the most common injuries and medical conditions that students present to class with

2) look at basic guidelines for the best way to approach a student who has an injury

3) review the anatomy of the parts of the body that are most commonly injured

4) address how specific asana can be modified or supported with props depending on certain injuries

5) discuss simple techniques for helping students to strengthen and stabilise injured areas of their body

This workshop counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance US members.

There will be a mixture of discussion, lecture, group work and practical demonstration.

The day will run from 10.00am - 1.00pm and 2.00pm - 5.00pm.

"I attended this workshop and thought it was one of the most useful, information-packed events I have been on." Sian O, Yoga Teacher

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Anatomy + Physiology for Yoga Teachers: A Weekend Immersion, London NOW SOLD OUT
Mar
24
to Mar 25

Anatomy + Physiology for Yoga Teachers: A Weekend Immersion, London NOW SOLD OUT

For yoga teachers, yoga teacher trainees or yoga practitioners with at least a one year of consistent practice

£200

In this immersion we will explore in detail the anatomy and physiology of our body applied to practising and teaching yoga. All the areas covered are related directly back to the asana practice. The sessions are interactive and experiential with lots of group work and there is strong focus on healthy alignment and practising safely. A detailed manual is included.

The immersion is ideal for those with an established practice, who want to learn more about their body, go deeper in their yoga practice and prevent injury on and off the yoga mat.

By the end of the weekend you will feel confident to analyse any yoga asana with a clear understanding of all the key joint movements and muscle actions, the key alignment principles of the posture and how to practise/teach the posture safely and inclusively.

Areas covered in the immersion include:

• An introduction to muscle, bone and fascia looking at the structure and function of these tissues and how we can relate this to yoga

• A detailed exploration of the anatomy of the foot, ankle, knee, hip and pelvis

• A detailed exploration of the anatomy of the shoulder girdle, shoulder joint, elbow, wrist and hand

• A detailed exploration of the sacrum, lumbar spine, thoracic spine, cervical spine, abdomen and chest

• Detailed exploration of the nervous and respiratory systems: the science behind why yoga is so good for us!

Saturday 9.30am – 1.00pm + 2.00pm – 5.30pm

Sunday 9.30am – 1.00pm + 2.00pm – 5.30pm

This immersion counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance US members.

"The workshops with Andrew were fantastic. I really got so much from them. My own practice and teaching has become so much more informed." Kylie P

"For anyone practising or teaching yoga who is keen to increase their practical understanding of anatomy within yoga I can't recommend Andrew's training enough. Really accessible, inspiring and enjoyable." Anna T

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