YogaRenew is a Registered Yoga School (RYS®) with Yoga Alliance and continuing education YACEP provider. Students who complete our 50 Hour Yoga Anatomy & Physiology Training Online will be able to use this certification as a continuing education CEU course.
50 Hours - Yoga Alliance CE Course
This course will deepen your understanding of the human body + will teach you about the functional movements of yoga asana.
Discover the human body as an integrated whole by making anatomy concepts accessible for you and your students. Upon completing the training you’ll be immediately ready to incorporate this information into your classes, and leave a lasting embodied impression on your students through each and every class you teach.
Who is our yoga anatomy training for?
You are a yoga practitioner, a yoga teacher, or simply, a movement enthusiast. You absolutely love everything about practicing and teaching yoga, but wish you just knew a little bit more about the human body. You know hundreds of asanas and can lead a class but maybe you’re seeking to understand and embody human anatomy to really refine your practice, your cues and your sequencing. You don’t particularly want to sign up for any anatomy course because you are looking to understand this subject specifically in the context of Yoga and how it can make you an even better teacher.
This is the course for you!
We’re here to tell you all about how YogaRenew’s Yoga Anatomy Teacher Training can serve to help you truly embody a deeper understanding of human anatomy so that you can easily weave it into each and every class. We promise, there’s nothing to be scared about!
What's included in the course:
Anatomy + Yoga Practice
You’ll learn how to apply anatomy to your yoga practice and teachings, including how the body functions both in movement and in rest.
This course will teach you all of the anatomical terminology necessary to teach an anatomy yoga class.
Bones, Joints, Muscles
Learn the science of movement and how the bones, joints and muscles work together and separately.
You’ll be granted lifetime access to video lectures, covering each topic and each part of the human body in depth.
Identify important anatomical landmarks and structures on your own body for “real-life” learning.
Each module ends with a quiz so you can put your knowledge throughout the course to the test!
A sneak peak inside the yoga anatomy course…
✔️ Basic Anatomical Terminology
There are many terms when it comes to anatomy that relate to one’s position in space and how one moves through space. We’re talking about simple terms for taking the arm overhead, twisting the torso, or moving the leg backwards, etc. Knowing anatomical terms helps you to be concise while teaching and it gives you a foundation to continue your anatomy education as these terms are widely used online, in textbooks, and in countless resources. This is the perfect starting point for all other modules.
✔️ Joints, Bones and Connective Tissues
Our bodies are not mismatched pieces that happen to be in the same place at the same time. Our bodies are a unified whole, working together and bound in perfect unison. This module will cover the various types of joints, bones, and connective tissue in the body. We’ll look at functions, locations, and characteristics of these entities (need different word here). This is where you’ll start to think, “Woah, my body is smart AF.”
This is where we’ll talk about muscle function, muscle roles, and muscular contractions. We work so hard to make our muscles stronger…but what exactly do they do and how do they work? We’ll tell you!
✔️ Range of Motion and Balance
This module can help you understand and assess yours or someone else’s range of motion, stability and mobility, and balance. This can help guide
✔️ Major Joints
Each module on a specific joint will cover the function, structures, muscles, actions, and specific considerations for your yoga practice, including: the foot, the knee, the hip, the spine, the shoulder, the elbow and forearm, the wrist and hand.
✔️ The respiratory system and breathing
We know that Pranyama is extremely important in the yoga practice. This module will explore the structures involved in breathing, the physiological processes of breath, and the different actions required to breathe. We’ll explore topics like control of breathing and nostril breathing vs. mouth breathing. Cueing the breath will never be the same!
✔️ The Nervous System
Every single thing we do, every movement, every breath, every emotional response comes from the nervous system. Regulation of our nervous system is what gives us the ability to remain calm in stressful situations, performing movements with precision comes from the ability of our nervous system to physically respond to external stimuli, consciously moving through life requires that we work with our nervous system. This module will explore…you guessed it…the nervous system! We’ll discuss the role it plays in our lives and why it’s so important for our Yoga practice.
Each module will contain videos with detailed information followed by a quiz. The quizzes are meant to refine and solidify your understanding of the topic at hand. You can complete the videos at your own pace and retake the quizzes to keep testing your knowledge!
Meet your instructor...
Joe Miller is a New York City-based yoga and movement teacher who teaches anatomy and movement science around the U.S. and internationally for 20 years. He completed his initial yoga teacher training at OM Yoga Center in New York in 2000, then went on to earn a masters degree in applied physiology at Columbia University. He has written about yoga, anatomy and physiology for various print and online publications.
“The more I learn, the more I feel that it’s important to communicate that knowledge in a simple, easy to understand way. That’s my aspiration in this course. I hope it will inspire you to feel the same amazement and awe that I feel when studying this amazing human body that we live in.”
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Our goal is to help you refine your yoga teaching so that you can show up to each class feeling more confident then the last. We are so excited that you’re here and can’t wait for you to dive even deeper with us!
Frequently Asked Questions
ABOUT YOGA ANATOMY
Q: Do I need any background in anatomy or science?
No, you don’t. Even if you have no previous training in anatomy, biology or any kind of science, you will be able to follow the lessons. They are presented in a way that simplifies complex concepts to make them easy to understand and organized in a way that lets you progressively build your knowledge.
Q: Do I need to be a yoga teacher?
No, you don’t. Although this course is primarily directed toward yoga teachers, and would be very useful for any movement teacher, it will also be helpful for anyone interested in improving their yoga practice, or just learning more about the body.
Q: Will this be like the anatomy class I took in high school?
Absolutely not! Joe has a wonderful way of explaining these complex words and concepts in a way that is relatable and digestible for you as a Yoga teacher. No more feeling lost and confused. You will be learning the specific concepts and how to apply them to your practice and your classes.
Q: What if I don't practice yoga?
While this course focuses on anatomy in relationship to yoga, anyone with an interest in how the body moves and functions will benefit from it.
Q: I know NOTHING about anatomy! Will I feel completely lost?
Nope! All information and concepts will be explained clearly and precisely so that you can move through this training having no firm prior knowledge. There will also be written notes to follow along with so that you can read along and have important definitions written down. The training is completely self-paced so you may rewatch, rewind, change the speed, and review anything at any point in time. We are also here to answer questions, so if you have a question that you cannot find the answer to, feel free to contact us!