Course Detail

Topics that will be addressed include:
●    Assessment of faulty movement in relation to pain using yoga
●    Planning 1:1 sessions to release, retrain, and optimize movement when injury is present
●    Improving safety in classes through specific cues, modifications and hands-on adjustments
●    Getting people to move better and more smartly
●    A review of common orthopedic pathologies, their causes, how to modify including
○    fai, labral tears, psoas snapping
○    rotator cuff injury, impingement
○    disc injuries, facet joint arthropathy 
○    plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis
○    acl and meniscus injury, patellofemoral pain
○    epicondylitis and wrist injuries
●    Musculoskeletal anatomy as it pertains specifically to asana practice including joint mechanics and special considerations 
●    Cueing for optimal alignment, muscular recruitment, and movement patterns 
●    A deep understanding of why sub-optimal movement occurs, what those implications are on the body, and how to fix them
●    How muscular timing, coordination, and relaxation affects pain
●    How to obtain joint stability and mobility in the girdles (scapular and pelvic)
●    How to obtain mobility and stability in feet, hands and limbs
●    The importance of segmental mobility of the spine, how it relates to pain and the rest of the body
●    The importance of the windlass effect in the feet, why it can become impaired, what that effect is on the rest of the body
●    The mechanics of breath, including limitations regarding the diaphragm, the rib cage and other factors
●    Discussion about fascia, its role in injury, how does yoga effect fascia, how does fascia effect yoga
●    Overview of fascial lines and kinetic chains of movement
●    How mindfulness actually works and how to use it
●    Neuroplasticity as it relates to movement