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Gary Carter shows in his yoga anatomy course how a thorough knowledge of anatomy can help teachers to make intelligent choices about the way they teach their pupils.
His workshops involve the use of props, illustrations, and hands-on work in class to help demonstrate the principles that underlie your movement practice. This course of experiential anatomy will run for nine weekends.
Anatomy & Movement Course, London
Series for Yoga Teachers
This 9 weekend yoga anatomy course explores the anatomy of movement in relation to practice, movement analysis, 3-D work, and experiential anatomy. It will encourage yoga teachers to ‘see’ their students more clearly, thus helping with rehabilitative issues. The course aims to help yoga teachers take a flexible, intelligent approach to their specific field with individual students.
Yoga Anatomy Course details:
Weekend 1 •Intelligent Design? • October 29th & 30th, 2016
Development of Movement Patterns Development of Bone Ligaments, Joints, and Skeleton
Weekend 2 • Sense of Self • November 26th & 27th, 2016
Perception – Kinaesthetic sense Muscle How Bones and Fascia Communicate The Fascial Web Gravity response
Weekend 3 • The Feet And Up! • January 14th & 15th, 2017
The Foot – Primary Support The Legs – Lightness and Strength The Pelvis & Pelvic Freedom
Weekend 4 • The Pelvis And Up! The Spinal Organ Part 1 • February 11th & 12th, 2017
Psoas and Piriformis and the ‘Pelvic Trampoline’ The Deep Six and Pelvic Fluidity
Weekend 5 • The Spinal Organ Part 2 What Is The Core? • March 11th & 12th, 2017
Breath and Movement
Spinal Structure and Function The Spine as an Organ Anatomy of Breath Understanding Breathing Practices and their application to the work
Weekend 6 • Balance Of Weight • April 8th & 9th, 2017
The Cranium and Neck – Cranio Sacral Rhythms The Shoulder Girdle
Weekend 7 • Inwards & Upwards • May 13th & 14th, 2017
The Arms and Back The Bandhas
Diaphragms of the body The Cups and Domes in movement
Weekend 8 • Spring Loaded And Light • June 10th & 11th, 2017
Spiral Dynamics The Fluid Body
Tensegrity and the Muscle Matrix
Final 3 day weekend 9 • Anatomy Of Connection • July 7th, 8th & 9th, 2017
The Myofascial Meridians in Asana, including the Anatomy Trains Theory
Straps Bands & Slings!
Effective Body Reading Tensegrity in Movement
Saturdays: 10:00pm – 5:00pm with a 1 hour and 15 minute lunch breat plus two short breaks in the day.
Sundays: 10:00am – 4:00pm with a 1 hour lunch break plus two short breaks.
The final 3 day weekend will start on Friday at 5pm -9pm, Saturday and Sunday as above.
Students will deepen they’re knowledge of Structural and Integrated Anatomy. This course will involve the concept of hands on touch skills, fascial touch, feel for fascial elasticity, experiential connected anatomy in relation to posture and function for movement in all modalities.
On completion of this module the student will be able to:
- Understand the complexity of the human structure, how it evolved, and postural tendencies, and learn to see patterns and structure.
- Understand how the connective tissue system affects the body in general and specific movement, learning to body read in movement and stasis.
- Relate physical aspects of the body to the improvement of posture and movement quality
- Appreciate how body balance, from a structural viewpoint, is achieved
- Appreciate the inter-relationship between each system/network of the body
The module will enable the successful student to:
- Explain and demonstrate their understanding of the physical structure of the body.
- Recognise postural deviations, restriction and imbalance of connective tissues within differing bodies.
- Analyse movement through a scientific base, which in turn can improve movement function.
This course will work in a developmental manner covering the following subject areas:
- Evolution of the human body; detailed understanding of muscle, structure, function and action, and integrated connectedness, exploring our neurological relationship to gravity and how this relates to movement and posture.
- The art of creating control, balance and freedom of movement.
- In depth exploration of the connective system of the body
- Learning to see and recognize imbalances and balance of the myofascia including structural and fascial
Modes of delivery for the course include lectures, theory, slide presentations, multimedia, 3d models and props, Interactive practical and functional work, movement work, hands on work and touch skills, discussions and illustrations.
There are continuous assessments throughout the duration of the course with Journals to be kept on the experiences and learnings on the course, practical homework assignments, quizzes and presentations. The final weekend creates three days of body reading practices, a revision of the entire course with an ability to understand postural and movement imbalances and fluidity.
The minimum requirement for the course is at least one and a half years of teaching experience after completion of teacher training with an assumed level of Anatomy is essential.