Introducing a new partnership.

We're delighted to announce a series of Experiential Anatomy articles in every 2019 issue of Yoga Journal Magazine. To celebrate, we're opening enrollment in our flagship digital training for the entire year. Are you ready to join the learning adventure?
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What is movement literacy?

A short video about this digital training.

  • Movement Literacy

    Designed by yoga teachers, for yoga teachers, this digital course trains you to read the human body in an entirely new way. It’s a concept we call movement literacy.

  • Our Approach

    Let’s be honest: anatomy can be a dry and intimidating subject. That’s why this training revolves around experiential learning and as much laughter as possible.

  • Integrated Learning

    We went on retreat in the Californian redwoods and created material that looks at each concept from multiple angles and supports the way you learn best.

Course Overview

  • Fifteen chapters cover the entire body.

  • Learn in diverse ways: workshop videos, webinar tutorials, and audio podcasts.

  • Monthly study plan emails to keep you on track.

  • Monthly live video Q&A sessions with Mary Richards.

  • Private Facebook group for community and support throughout 2019.

  • Supplementary material includes: award-winning medical animations, PDF downloads, assigned reading, homework, quizzes and more.

  • Certificate of completion with 50hrs of Yoga Alliance continuing education credit.

  • Lifetime access means your enrollment never expires.

Meet Our Team

  • Judith Hanson Lasater

    Ph.D., Physical Therapist

    Judith Hanson Lasater

    Judith Hanson Lasater has been practicing yoga since 1970, teaching yoga since 1971, and helping to train teachers since 1974. Her credentials include: author of nine books on yoga, Co-Founder of the Yoga Journal Magazine, received a Senior Teaching Certificate personally from BKS Iyengar, Co-Founder of the California Yoga Teachers Association, early board member of YogaAlliance, Ph.D in East West Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy.
  • Mary Richards

    M.S., Certified Yoga Therapist

    Mary Richards

    Mary began practicing yoga in 1992, and teaching in 2002. She holds a Master's of Science in Yoga Therapy and a Bachelors degree in International Affairs. 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 and repair. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband, two teenagers, dog, and Penelope, the cat.
  • Lizzie Lasater

    M. Arch., E-RYT 200

    Lizzie Lasater

    A Columbia University alumna, Lizzie Lasater translates her training in Art History and Architecture into carefully curated digital trainings, global Restorative yoga teacher training workshops, and her heartfelt spirit jewelry collection. Born in San Francisco, Lizzie lives in the Alps with her tall Austrian.

Course curriculum


  • What are the days/times of the live Q&A sessions?

    Our live Q&A sessions with Mary Richards (and her cat Penelope) are a highlight of the course. We announce the details via email each month. And of course the recordings will be available to watch afterwards.

  • I don't know very much about anatomy; can I still join the course?

    Yes! The course begins with anatomy fundamentals, and moves into deeper material that will dramatically impact your yoga practice and teaching.

  • I'm not currently teaching yoga; can I still take this course?

    Absolutely! We've structured the course with serious students in mind. This embodied learning will change the way you practice and inhabit your own body.

  • How long does it take to complete the course?

    It depends. Some students focus on one chapter a week, completing the course in 15 weeks. Others move more slowly, giving themselves time to integrate the learning into their bodies.In total you can expect to devote at least 50 hours to the course material.

  • When does my course access expire?

    Enrollment in Experiential Anatomy 2019 includes lifetime access to the course materials, and live support throughout 2019.

  • Do I need to purchase any additional materials?

    We recommend you have a copy of Judith's book, "Yogabody: Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Asana." While not required, we also think you'll enjoy subscribing to Anatomus or downloading the Pocket Anatomy App.

  • Can I receive Yoga Alliance credit?

    Yes. At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of completion for 50 non-contact hours. After that, you can submit for continuing education credit from Yoga Alliance in the United States. If you live outside the USA, please ask your equivalent organization if they accept digital training as non-contact hours.

  • What if I'm not good with computers? Or on Facebook?

    No worries, this course was designed with pre-millennials in mind; and we're always here to help with tech questions. Participation in the private Facebook group is always optional. It's a place to build community and ask our Teaching Assistant, Steph Kerr, questions.

  • What is the refund policy?

    We want you to be 100% delighted with your learning experience. If, for any reason, you're disappointed after the first week of the course, we will be happy to issue a full refund.