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

  • Whitespace Yoga 5 St Pauls Court, Stony Stratford MK11 1LJ UK (map)

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


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