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

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

For teachers + teacher trainees


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.