Yoga Anatomy & Physiology | 20 hrs | Blended
This fascinating course gives essential insight into the amazing piece of engineering that is the human body. Led by highly experienced teacher Melanie Cooper, it provides a perfect blend of theoretical learning, practical exploration and application. It teaches you what is relevant and useful and will not overload you and confuse you with unnecessary scientific names. The module can be attended as a stand alone Yoga Alliance 20-hour course or as part of our modular 200-hour or 300-hour teacher training programmes.
The topic is delivered in a way that is straightforward to understand and always yoga focused. The sessions aim to spark a fascination in the subject and have been described as engaging, highly accessible and practically useful, even by those who were apprehensive about studying anatomy on our trainings.
Melanie is able to deliver anatomy in a way that is always relevant to yoga. Her sessions “spark a fascination for the subject”; they are engaging, interactive, highly accessible and above all fun. Her livestream sessions are interspersed with some uplifting Bollywood dancing (pictured left) if the mood ever gets too serious!
The course is divided into four “Chapters” and is in a blended format of recorded and livestream experiential sessions plus short quizzes, all of which allow you to learn and easily assimilated the material.
The course includes
- 12 hours of On Demand content divided into bite sized easily absorbed chunks
- 6 hours of livestream interactive sessions
- 2 hours of mini online quizzes to ensure that you have fully understood the content
In the livestream interactive sessions students get the chance to “experience” yoga anatomy and to ask questions that arise from the pre-recorded content and their own personal experiences of practicing and teaching.
Melanie Cooper (E-RYT 500)
Melanie has been teaching yoga since 1997. Her love of yoga comes through strongly in her teaching and she has taught anatomy on a number of teacher trainings regularly teaching with world famous anatomy teacher Stu Girling (pictured right). Melanie is a genuine and down to earth teacher who brings a vast breadth of knowledge to her trainings. She offers a place where you can find what works for you, a place where you will be welcomed as you are with no judgement or expectations – where you can find the practice and way of teaching that is truly right for you.
Melanie divides her time between the UK and Goa running teacher trainings and retreats in UK, Sweden, Crete and India. She is the author of ‘Teaching Yoga Adjusting Asana’. Read Melanie’s full biography here.
The course has the following modules scheduled:
Friday 1 July 2022 Anatomy On Demand 1 Released
Friday 15 July 2022 Anatomy On Demand 2 Released
Friday 5 August 2022 Anatomy On Demand 3 Released
Friday 19 August 2022 Anatomy On Demand 4 Released
Tuesday 6 December 2022 Anatomy Livestream Session 1
Tuesday 10 January 2023 Anatomy Livestream Session 2
Tuesday 21 February 2023 Anatomy Livestream Session 3
Tuesday 21 March 2023 Anatomy Livestream Session 4