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Yoga Anatomy – Embodied Learning 


4/14 Weekend Introductory Workshop


4/14 Information Session

9/6 -10, 12/4 -8 Yoga Anatomy Immersion

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Ever have a teacher who instructs you to engage a certain part of your body and you have no idea of how to do it? It is as if you are disconnected from your own body.

Here is your opportunity to be connected and learn in an embodied way! That's why this is a unique anatomy course because you are going to learn it from the yogic point of view where you'll experience connection/integration to your body, rather than a cold, segregated look at your body parts.

We often think of engaging our muscles we have to use all of our efforts, we end up being very tense and causing our autonomic nervous system to be tense as well. How can we use a balance action, activate the muscles that need to and not to over work the muscles that do not? To do so, it's very helpful to know your actual body parts. Learning what the muscle does and how it is connected to which bone or other parts of the body, you'll be able to turn it on and turn it off much more easily.

This course is an intensive study that's divided into two five-day terms, to offer you time to fully absorb the knowledge. You'll have a chance to “try” the course out in a special introductory workshop.

Introductory workshop: 4/14 (Sun)
Yoga Anatomy term 1: 9/6 -10 (Fri – Tue)
Yoga Anatomy term 2: 12/4 -8 (Wed – Sun)

Start from the Ground up

Understand your feet so they Under - Stand you!

This introductory workshop is designed for you to get a taste of how you can really get to know your body and work with it intelligently with a teacher who has four-decades of experience.

In the last fifteen years that Peter has been teaching in Asia, he has notice that Asian students in general often over work their feet. As they are the foundation of our body in many postures, overworking the feet may cause many problems in other parts of the body, including tight and bulky lower legs (classic “turnip legs), bunions, and knee issues.

In this 3-hour workshop, you'll learn

  • Muscles and bones of your feet and lower legs
  • How to differentiate them in both intellectual understanding and physical feelings
  • How to work with the feet properly, such as lifting the metatarsal or arches while keeping the toes relaxed.
  • Ways that will help you lengthen your lower legs, walk correctly, and deal with problems of feet such as bunion or flat feet.

Suitable for

  • Yoga practitioners who want to really feel and know how to work with parts of their body
  • Yoga practitioners who want to develop more subtle awareness that can help advance their practice.
  • Yoga teachers who want to improve their teaching with deeper knowledge and different ways of working with the feet – often the foundation of the pose.

Date

4/14 (Sun)

Daily Schedule

10:00-13:00 Introductory workshop
13:00-14:00 Information Session for Yoga Anatomy Immersion (Free)

What is embodied learning? It is what makes this course unique! It is not about memorizing the boring anatomical terms or how many bones you have in parts of your body. It is about learning in a yoga context, which means an experiential and explorative way, through feeling it in your body, so you'll truly “know” it and it becomes implicit – a part of you – and not painstakingly memorized.

So then when you come across a knee problem, maybe X-knees or O-knees in yourself or in your student, you'll have a good idea where the problem maybe and have ways of addressing it.

How would the course help you do that?

  • Fun pre-course work - with anatomy coloring book, so you'll come in already have the basic knowledge of the terms. Read & color the following pages from [The Anatomy Colouring Book].
    September Pre-Course Work:
    • Introduction: Page 1, 2, 21, 43, 67
    • Skeleton: Page 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40
    • Muscles: Page 47, 50, 51, 52, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65
    December Pre-Course Work:
    • Introduction: Page 3, 4, 5
    • Skeleton: Page 22, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33
    • Muscles: Page 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57
    • Physiology: Page 43, 68, 89, 101, 127, 133
  • Explorative in-class hours – systematically builds on that basic knowledge by Peter's precise instructions and teachings on how to feel it, work it, engage it, relax it, in different asana, and various way of work in the same asana.

You'll learn

  • Helps develop more subtle and precise awareness of our body thereby being more present.
  • Gains new ways in practicing and/or teaching by using different props and approaches within one asana.
  • Supports us in our daily lives by knowing how to correctly use our body
  • Transforms intellectual knowledge into actual understanding
  • Breaks out your habitual learning mode,
  • Seeks new pathways for your brain and nervous system through working with the body differently.

Suitable for

  • Yoga teachers who want to learn many new ways of teaching students with using different props in various ways and various approaches in doing poses.
  • Keen Yoga practitioners who want to really feel and know how to work with parts of their body
  • Yoga practitioners who want to develop more subtle awareness that can help advance their practice.
  • Those that want to immerse themselves in a structured and explorative learning A&P course (anatomy & physiology)

Course Content

The Anatomy of Asana

Term One focusIntroduction, Pelvis, Terminology, Hips & Legs, Spine, Back.
Term Two focusNeck, Head, Shoulders & Arms, Introduction to Physiology, Nervous System, Chest, Respiratory System, Abdomen, Yoga Physiology.

the course work will include:

  • Overview of required anatomical knowledge, including anatomical positions, joint articulation and terms of movement.
  • Anatomical and physiological factors that influences upon both movement and action:
    1. The mechanisms that straighten and bend the limbs
    2. The different types of joints and how that affects the way we practice
  • Identify and how to work with:
    1. Muscles in synchronicity within an asana
    2. Muscles in opposition within an asana
  • Respiratory system and how it relates to pranayama (including primary and secondary muscles).
  • Important regional anatomy for yoga practice and preventing daily discomfort, such as knees and spines, and shoulders will be covered in more details
  • X-legs, O-legs: how to work with them in practice.
  • Facial muscles – how to work with them for relaxation, pratyahara (withdrawal of senses), and calming the nervous system.

This enriching learning course will be taught in varying ways that best help you learn, depending on the particular topic. It is a multi-sensory approach. For example, for more straightforward muscles, such as leg muscles, Peter will have you experience how to engage and relax them first, in different ways and poses. After you have the kinesthetic and tactile experience, then he'll lead you to look at it in detail (where it is exactly, how is it attached to other parts of the body) to integrate the knowledge through visual and audio experience.

For more complicated ones, such as the Psoas muscle, it is helpful to have a full picture of what the muscle looks like how it relates to other parts first. He will spend time initially to really explain in detail, and then you'll experience how to use it properly and more intelligently. It includes how to open it in back bends, with knees apart of feet on the blocks, or how to relax it by deepening groins in various asanas.

The course will include practice of Sirsasana - headstand & Sarvangasana - shoulderstand free standing or with wall support.

Course Material

  • Workbooks (provided by Peter)
  • Anatomy Coloring Book Kapit & Elson (Required)

Date

Term 1: 9/6-10
Term 2: 12/4-8

Daily Schedule

09:30 – 15:30
(A short break will be provided at the teacher's discretion.)

CE Credits

50 hours of CEU credits for Yoga Alliance

Iyengar Yoga Advanced Junior 2

directly by Geeta S Iyengar

Peter Scott has been practicing yoga since 1977 and has devoted almost 40 years to the art and science of yoga. He is a Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher based in Melbourne, Australia at Yoga Jivana (Yoga Life) Centre, which he runs in partnership. He began teaching in 1982 and currently runs Teacher Training Courses and Workshops in Australia and Overseas.

Peter's classes, workshops and trainings are a culmination of his years of dedicated practice and teaching. He is much loved by students in Australia and overseas for his ability to inspire and guide the practitioner along the path of yoga, and for the clarity he creates when teaching. Peter's instructions and his approach to teaching leads the student into that penetration of awareness to where body, senses, organs of action, mind and intellect work together to give lightness of body and calmness of mind during the asana practice. Through his long-term practice of yoga combined with his original study of Naturopathy and Remedial Massage (Grad. SSNT 1985), Peter has extensive knowledge of the body, its functions and how that relates to yogic wisdom.

A teacher trainer in Iyengar Yoga since 1990, Peter has specifically developed this approach for Teacher Training in Iyengar Yoga from his years of experience, to provide a clear and effective method of learning the art and science of yoga teaching and help yoga students' progress seamlessly from being in the class to standing in front and teaching the class.

History of Peter's Iyengar Certificate Levels

  • Introductory Level 2: March 1987 (Inaugural Assessment in Australia)
  • Junior Intermediate Level 3: November 1990, directly from B.K.S. Iyengar (also Inaugural Assessment of Junior Intermediate for Australia)
  • Senior Intermediate Level 1: January 2000, directly from B.K.S. Iyengar (also Inaugural Assessment of Senior Intermediate for Australia)
  • Senior Intermediate Level 2: September 2002, directly from B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Senior Intermediate Level 3: December 2011, directly from B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Advanced Junior Level 1: December 2016, directly from Geeta S Iyengar

Other Experience

  • Past President of the BKS Iyengar Yoga Association of Australia (1991-1993)
  • Past Chairman of Assessment BKS Iyengar Yoga Association of Australia (1999-2000)
  • Past Chairman of Assessment BKS Iyengar Yoga Association of Australia (2009-2010)
  • Past Chairman of Certification Committee Yoga Association of Australia (2016-2017)

Weekend Introductory Workshop

Early Bird Price
Register Now till 2019/2/22
Regular Price
SPACE Member NT$2,600 NT$3,240
Non-SPACE Member NT$2,760

Yoga Anatomy Immersion

Course Membership Early Bird Price Register Now till 2019/7/10 Pre-Training
Price Register
2019/7/11-8/09
Regular Price
Term 1 + Term 2 SPACE Member NT$45,900 NT$48,600 NT$54,000
Non-SPACE Member NT$48,600 NT$51,300
Term 1 SPACE Member NT$24,000 NT$25,600 NT$28,000
Non-SPACE Member NT$25,900 NT$26,900
  • Graduates of previous SPACE 200-hour/500-hour TT programs who register and pay for the immersion before 2019/7/10 will receive an additional 10% off.
  • SPACE workshop discount vouchers are not valid for this workshop.
  • The actual class capacity and discount due date will refer to the actual payment date.
Course Membership Early Bird Price Register Now till 2019/10/8 Pre-Training
Price Register
2019/10/9-11/12
Regular Price
Term2 SPACE Member NT$24,000 NT$25,600 NT$28,000
Non-SPACE Member NT$25,900 NT$26,900
  • Registered for term1 is requested.
  • Graduates of previous SPACE 200-hour/500-hour TT programs who register and pay for the immersion before 2019/10/08 will receive an additional 10% off.
  • SPACE workshop discount vouchers are not valid for this workshop.
  • The actual class capacity and discount due date will refer to the actual payment date.

【Notes】

  • Event Location: SPACE YOGA Anho studio
  • Minimum number of registration to hold the course: 25 students
  • Depending on the teacher's discretion, students may sound record, take video or photos (no flash) for personal use as long as it is not distracting, but please do not post videos on public platforms (such as Facebook, YouTube, etc).
  • SPACE will video record and photograph the training for our records and promotion purposes.
  • If you have any questions regarding the course, please email teachertraining@withinspace.com

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