IN A NUTSHELL

ONLINE COURSE

Duration: 7 months

CPD Hours: 20

Groups: 16 max.

Fees: from £595

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YOGA ANATOMY FUNDAMENTALS

ONLINE CPD COURSE

A GUIDED, EXPERIENTIAL APPROACH TO YOGA ANATOMY 

This is yoga anatomy with a practical and a creative approach. The course is delivered through a combination of online content from the very experienced Amy Matthews and Leslie Kaminoff, as well as bonus material and interactive support from Barefoot Body tutors. Whether you're a teacher looking for a fresh approach to anatomy or a keen student looking for sound foundations in understanding your body and how it moves, we'll guide you through the online content and how it relates to your yoga practice.

  • Explore anatomy fundamentals to deepen your understanding of asana and pranayama with 20 hours of online content from Amy Matthews and Leslie Kaminoff

  • Unpack the anatomy and how it applies to your mat practice with a highly experienced tutor of experiential anatomy

  • Deconstruct Sanskrit references to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and other related Sanskrit terms with one of the UK's most creative sanskritists

  • Stay motivated and keep up your momentum to complete the course with 21 hours of supplementary live sessions delivered by expert Barefoot Body tutors

  • Orient your learning of anatomy in your yoga practice with bonus content unique to Barefoot Body

ONLINE CPD COURSE FOR PRACTITIONERS  |  7 MONTHS  |  from £595

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COURSE CONTENT

This course underpins the anatomy and asana content on our 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training & Enrichment Programme. Happily, it's now available outside our trainings. Each month, you will be guided through key areas of anatomy study through online pre-recorded content and with three 60-minute live sessions. 

UNIT 1 BUILDING BLOCKS

This unit of study explores the building blocks of our bodies including the yogic concepts of Sthira & Sukha; Cells; Connective Tissue Types; Bones; Muscles

UNIT 2 BREATH

This unit of study investigates the anatomy of the breath including the yogic concepts of Prana & Apana; Diaphragm; Ujjayi Technique; the three main Bhandas

UNIT 3 MUSCLE PHYSIOLOGY

This unit of study explores the physiology of muscles including: Strength; Flexibility; Movement; Joints

UNIT 4 THE SPINE

This unit of study looks at the anatomy of the spine including its: Curves; Disks; Planes of Movement

UNIT 5 THE LOWER LIMBS

This unit of study investigates the lower limbs of the body as well as an asana practice that focuses on these areas including: Foot; Knee; Hips; Pelvis; Walking; Standing Asanas

UNIT 6 THE UPPER LIMBS

This unit of study investigates the upper limbs of the body as well as an asana practice that focuses on these areas including: Hands & Wrists; Forearm; Elbow; Shoulder; Arm Support Asanas

BONUS UNIT CENTRING

This bespoke study area is unique to Barefoot Body and explores the integration of limbs and spine, and a taster of embryological structures for orientation in asana and pranayama practice.

COURSE DATES

This online yoga anatomy course has rolling intakes over the next few years. Once you are enrolled in the course, it will take seven months to complete with one unit of study and three 60-minute live sessions each month. 

2020

Start: 1 Sep 2020

Finish: 31 Mar 2021

2021

Start: 1 Jan 2021

Finish: 31 Jul 2021

Start: 1 Apr 2021

Finish: 31 Oct 2021

2022

Start: 1 Jan 2022

Finish: 31 Jul 2022

Start: 1 Apr 2022

Finish: 31 Oct 2022

Who is this course suitable for? 

Not just for newbies to anatomy, we welcome back teachers who are looking to refresh their anatomy understanding with a somatic approach, yoga teachers in training, and yoga therapists in training. You don't have to want to be a teacher, but it is a great platform into training if you wanted to travel in this direction in the future.

 
 
 

STUDY

& MATERIALS

There is a total of 41 hours of online study and live sessions spread over 7 months. Each month that breaks down into one unit of the online course materials (3-4 hours) and 3 live 60-minute online sessions. You might expect to dedicate around 6-8 hours a month to study.

ONLINE COURSE STUDY

  • 20 hours of online study delivered through videos, audios and transcripts from Amy Matthews and Leslie Kaminoff

  • A worksheet and short multiple choice quiz after each unit of study

LIVE STUDY SESSIONS

  • 14 hours of live anatomy application sessions with Beverley to unpack and apply anatomy learning (2 hours per month)

  • 7 hours of live Sanskrit exploration sessions with Tiffany to unpack the Sanskrit terms and references (1 hour per month)

MATERIALS

  • You will need access to a computer and internet connectivity to view videos, listen to audios and download materials

  • You will also need to have access to Zoom for live sessions

ASSESSMENT

  • Completion of online worksheets

  • Full attendance is required for your certificate of completion

 

TUTORS

LESLIE KAMINOFF

Leslie is an internationally recognised yoga educator specialising in yoga anatomy and breath anatomy.

AMY MATTHEWS

Amy is an internationally recognised yoga education and movement therapist with expertise in embodied anatomy.

BEVERLEY NOLAN

Founder of Barefoot Body, Beverley specialises in embodied anatomy, somatic psychology and professional practice.

TIFFANY THORNE

Tiffany is a Senior Tutor on the Barefoot Body faculty with expertise in history, philosophy and Sanskrit.

Are there any prerequisites?

This course is open to anyone that has a minimum of six months consistent yoga practice. It is also suitable for any yoga teachers and yoga therapists in-training wishing to dive into the fundamentals of yoga anatomy.

 

FEES & PAYMENT

Full course fees are £695 with Early Bird options and payment plans to help spread the cost. If you are registered on our 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training & Enrichment Programme, this course is included.

 Fees include:

  • 20 hours of online study with videos and more from Amy Matthews and Leslie Kaminoff

  • 12 month access to the Yoga Anatomy Net online hub

  • Transcripts and downloadable audio MP3s of each lesson

  • Downloadable handouts, visuals and worksheets

  • 21 hours of live and recorded sessions with Barefoot Body tutors (3 x 60 minutes every month)

PAYMENT OPTIONS

We're committed to minimising financial barriers, which is why we offer a variety of payment options. Deposit payments are a guide and can be adapted to suit individual financial circumstances.

 

Flexible, multiple installments can be made. Please contact us to discuss a plan that works for you. We're here to help. Deposits and fees are non-refundable but may be deferred to the next available course.

PAY IN ONE GO

Pay the full price of £695

OR

Pay the early bird price of £595*

 

*before 1st Aug 2020 for the Sept 2020 start date

PAYMENT PLAN 1

£195 deposit

+ 

4 monthly payments of £100*

 

*if deposit paid before

1st Aug 2020 for Sep 2020 start date

PAYMENT PLAN 2

£295 deposit

+ 

4 monthly payments of £100*

*if deposit paid after

1st Aug 2020 for Sep 2020 start date

BURSARIES 

 

As part of our commitment to accessibility, we're proud to offer ways to overcome financial obstacles to yoga teacher training courses. 

 

Applicants must be able to demonstrate their need for financial support and their dedication to the practice of yoga.

 

To make an application, please complete our short, confidential form.

 
 
 
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QUESTIONS? GET IN TOUCH

We're sure you have plenty of questions and we warmly welcome them. We'd love to advise and support you on this course or any other queries you may have. Send us an email or simply fill out the form below.

 

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