Designed by yoga teachers for yoga teachers, this brand-new digital training is about more than just anatomy.
When we teach and practice yoga, the structure of the body, or anatomy, is more fully understood within the context of movement and gravity.
That’s why this course trains you how to read the human body in an entirely new way. It’s a concept we call movement literacy.
In this course you will learn how to apply this learning first in your own body, and then with each student you encounter.
Our textbook for the course is Judith's book, Yogabody: Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Asana
Let’s be honest: anatomy can be a dry and intimidating subject. That’s why this training revolves around experiential learning, your specific needs as a yoga teacher, and as much laughter as possible.
Learning anatomy with Judith helps me relax and teach from my heart.
I was intimidated about studying anatomy, but this course changed everything.
Experiential Anatomy helped me see my students with soft eyes.
Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D. in East-West Psychology and physical therapist, has been practicing yoga since 1970, teaching yoga since 1971, and helping to train teachers since 1974. She is a founder of the Iyengar Yoga Institute in San Francisco, CA, as well as the Yoga Journal magazine.
Ms. Lasater trains yoga teachers in virtually every state of the United States, and is often an invited guest at international yoga conventions. She is president emeritus of the California Yoga Teachers' Association as well as the author of numerous articles on yoga and health for nationally recognized magazines.
She is the author of nine books, and has created numerous digital courses about teaching and practicing yoga.
Mary Richards, M.S., C-IAYT, is an integrative health educator, yoga practitioner, anatomy nerd, dirt-worshipping hiker, dog/cat lady, and bibliophile.
Ms. Richards began practicing yoga in 1992, and teaching in 2002. She holds a Master's of Science in Yoga Therapy and a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs.
Ms. Richards is passionate about sharing her experience in yoga therapeutics and other healing modalities to help others cope with -- and ideally, prevent -- injury. Her practice and teaching are informed by personal experience from a decade of joint pain, mobility impairment, and surgical repair combined with myriad manual and exercise therapies.
She lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband, two teenagers, Kira the puppy and Penelope the cat.
Have a question about enrolling in this digital training?
Email Judith and Mary directly:
We look at each concept from multiple angles, meeting you where you are, and supporting the way you learn best. The training includes:
Have you been watching our Today's Anatomy Question series on YouTube? The live webinars will be a similar format, except you get to participate. Open your laptop and unroll your mat! This is your chance to join the yoga anatomy conversation with Judith or Mary.
Enrollment in this digital course includes 8 live video webinar sessions hosted by Lizzie Lasater with either Mary Richards or Judith Hanson Lasater available to answer your questions. Running from January through April, the webinar schedule is spacious enough to give you time to move through the material, but frequent enough to keep your learning schedule on track.
As soon as you enroll in the course, you gain immediate access to all of the pre-recorded video and audio content. This gives you time to start working through the material - and to make it through the holiday season - before we start the live sessions in January 2018.
Can't join live? No problem. Submit your questions ahead of time and Mary or Judith can address your query during the live session. The live webinars will also be recorded and available within the course learning platform for later review.
Lizzie Lasater researches the pleasure of deceleration through teaching Restorative yoga workshops and retreats. Trained as an Architect at Columbia University in New York City, her design practice includes producing digital yoga trainings and creating a line of 3D-printed spirit necklaces.
Raised in San Francisco, Lizzie now lives in the Alps with her Austrian husband. Follow her posts about finding silence and connect with her directly on social media: www.lizzielasater.com
Have a question about this course? Email Lizzie: