The Threes Physiyoga® Method:

Designed for Yoga Teachers, this program is comprised of 80 hours of contact and 20 hours observation, practical, and written work.

A Threes Physiyoga® certified teacher will be highly versed in:

  • movement assessment
  • have a strong sense of the musculoskeletal and physiological causes and implications of suboptimal and dysfunctional movement
  • the mechanics of breath
  • the neurological considerations of re-training the musculoskeletal system
  • deep integration of fascia and other connective tissue with the nervous system as it impacts the way we move. 

This knowledge will provide the phyisyoga teacher with:

  • the skills to address injury
  • provide specific guidance at a higher, more professional level
  • precise and accurate hands on adjustments, modifications, and cues to their students
  • both 1:1 or group setting.

Advanced training students learn our THREE educational segments:

  1. Knowledge Foundations: including anatomy, kinesiology, biomechanics, nervous system physiology, and musculoskeletal pathology
  2. The TPM Assessment Tool: including an asana based assessment system, subjective history taking, and biopsychosocial observation and evaluation
  3. Restoration: using the knowledge foundations and assessment tool we work to restore function. Including therapeutic movements and yoga asana, mindfulness, and breath work as medicine

Through “hands on” case study work and live observation, students gain the tools they need to use their yoga philosophic background in therapeutic one to one sessions with those suffering from injury, chronic pain, and repetitive stress impairments.

The program culminates in a final project as well as a verbal and written exam, where students receiving passing marks earn certification in the Threes Physiyoga® Method.

Key Concepts:

  • Kinetic chain influence on movement and injury
  • Mechanics of breath and how to use it as medicine
  • Learning how safe movement arises from a balance of stability and mobility
  • Deciphering nature versus nurture in regards to movement, posture, and pathologies
  • Using mindful realignment, a tool that combines the plasticity of the brain with intero and proprioception and movement re-education
  • Teaching chain expansion to create space in the body and using asana and therapeutic movements for functional training

Core Pillars:

  • Teaching anatomy and biomechanics as a product of the interconnection of the vital systems of the body: nervous, connective tissue, cardiovascular, and musculoskeletal
  • Respecting and sharing the relationship between the mind and our perceptions with our movement, pain and overall health.
  • Raising the bar of human anatomy, physiology and movement science education for the yoga teacher
  • Empowering yoga teachers with the knowledge and language to communicate directly with the medical profession for ease and efficiency of cross-referrals and overall patient/client satisfaction
  • Bridging the yoga profession with the medical profession through the work of helping medical professionals understand the role of yoga in health and wellness

The course is split into 4 levels:

  1. The Limbs
  2. The Girdles
  3. The Spine and Breath
  4. The TPM Assessment Tool, Applying the Method, and the Finer Details of Putting it All Together

Pre-requisites: 

  • Completion of a 200hr yoga teacher training

Course framework:

  • Attendance of three weekends for Levels 1-4
  • Additional course work online (6) hours (pathology, physiology basics)
  • Class observation of Graduate teachers
  • 2 mid-course quizzes
  • Long project - development of 6 week structured programme of teaching in a class for a specific pathology
  • Case study 
  • Exam

Next course:

Courses are run over 3 long weekends:

LONDON

  • March 29-31st, April 26-28th, May 17-19th 2019
  • Times: TBC
  • Location: Fix East Village, London E20 1BN
  • Cost:
    • Earlybird (deposit paid by 31 October 2018): £850
    • Price from 1 November 2018: £945

 

NYC

  • Fall 2019: dates TBC



Want to understand why our hips hike or twist during yoga poses? Why that is not a great thing. This is a quick excerpt from our Girdle weekend from our 100-hour advanced yoga teacher training. In this clip we are discussing what hip-pelvis dissociation is, how it relates to yoga asana practice, and why it is important to keep our hips, pelvis, sacrum, low backs safe.