A COURSE FOR YOGA TEACHERS AND PRACTITIONERS Facilitated by Jim Harrington ERYT
(Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Teacher Trainer) Dip Remedial Therapy, Dip Sports Therapy, BSc.
Learning more about the anatomy (form) and physiology (function) inevitably refines the way we do and see yoga. As we become more aware of our body’s parts, we begin to understand how it is all so interconnected.
We will put the following questions and more under the spotlight of science;
- Ever wondered why there seem to be many differing opinions on alignment in yoga?
- How does yoga actually work therapeutically?
- What is the physiological basis for things like “Prana”?
You should consider this course if:
- You want to have a deeper understanding of how the body works.
- You intend to teach yoga.
- You just want to deepen your yoga practice.
- You want to better understand the meaning of “good posture” or how to deal with injuries.
The course will be very hands on and experiential, so wear yoga clothes, bring a mat and a sense of humour. Mobile model skeleton “flexible Fred” will be on hand to answer questions.
We investigate the effect of Asana, Pranayama and Meditation on the Nervous system, cardiovascular, endocrine, lymphatic and digestive systems.
A significant proportion of the course will be aimed at understanding musculoskeletal and problems that are related to poor posture and common yoga injuries. This serves as an entry into using yoga as therapy.
DATES: 5 – 30 November, 2013 | Every Tuesday and Saturday afternoon 1.00 – 4.00pm
COST: ZAR 2 300
Tuesday and Saturday afternoons (1.00pm to 4.00pm)
The Course Content:
Introduction to anatomical terms of movement and position
Formation of Bones, Function of Joints
Muscle function, Fascia and movement.
Analysing the Anatomy of asana
The Brain, Nervous system and yoga
Stress, breathing and the respiratory System in yoga
Digestion, Lymph, Endocrine and Circulation system
Yoga and injuries
Posture and correcting poor posture
Yoga as therapy for common Problems
Printed notes will be supplied.
32hrs tuition Completion of this course may be counted as credit toward the Yoga Alliance 200 Hr Teacher Training Course. Exemption of the time and cost of the course will be given to those who qualify by completing and passing the written exam.