Applied Anatomy2019-02-01T10:58:52-07:00


with Asha Wolf | March 15 -17

Join Asha Wolf, DPT, CMA, E-RYT for a special three-day intensive combining medical anatomy with classical yoga training! In this course we study the major joints, muscles and connective tissues in the human body. We explore the principles of acupuncture, structural integration and energy anatomy, as well as learn proper kinetics as applied to yoga asana. Participants will gain confidence in knowing which movements are appropriate and which are contraindicated for particular medical conditions and injuries. The anatomy presented will be simple, powerfully relevant, and easily applied to a variety of yoga postures and sequences.

This intensive is designed to inform and inspire yoga teachers, body workers, yoga students and movement therapists who wish to refine their understanding of movement and the body. Over the course of the weekend students will receive a thorough understanding of how various critical joints work and the relationship of movements to a sustained yoga practice. Students will begin to develop a knowing of how to work intelligently to avoid injury as well as how to address pre-existing injuries and physical limitations.  Students from all styles of yoga are welcome.

Learn To

  • Apply basic anatomy to your yoga practice and teaching
  • Create simple yoga-based sequences to assist movement re-patterning
  • Use asana as a therapeutic modality of healing
  • Support yourself and your students or clients through an injury rehabilitation process


  • The biomechanics of complicated joints including the knee, SI joint and shoulder
  • The importance of being grounded and awake through feet, pelvic floor and psoas
  • The function and relationship of the abdominals to the practice and the body
  • How to recognize and work with scoliosis
  • How to cultivate a healthy back and taking care of back problems
  • Why energy anatomy is relevant and important to a balanced practice
  • How acupuncture and bodywork can be informative tools that support a healing yoga practice



  • 8:00 – 8:30am: Registration and Opening Circle
  • 8:30 – 12:00pm: Knees and Feet
  • 12:00 – 1:00pm: Lunch Break
  • 1:00 – 3:30pm: Lumbar Spine and Abdominals


  • 8:00 – 12:00pm: Sacro-Iliac Joint and Related Syndromes
  • 12:00 – 1:00pm: Lunch Break
  • 1:00 – 4:00pm: Psoas and Pelvic Floor


  • 8:30 – 12:00pm: Scoliosis and Back Therapy Applications
  • 12:00 – 1:00pm: Lunch Break
  • 1:00 – 3:00pm: Shoulders and Integration

Please note that this schedule is tentative and subject to slight changes as we move through the flow of the weekend.


$350 before March 1, $395 thereafter.  Refunds will be issued upon request, minus $25 for administrative costs, until March 10.  No refunds will be issued after that time.


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