Course curriculum

  • 1

    Past Live Sessions

    • Webinar // October 20th

    • Webinar // November 3

    • Webinar // November 17

    • Webinar // December 1

  • 2

    Normal Curves

    • 01.01 Welcome // Watch First

    • 01.02 Anatomy // Spinal Curves

    • 01.03 Asana // Spinal Curves

    • 01.04 Homework // Noticing Your Curves

    • 01.05 Homework // PDF

  • 3

    Neck

    • 02.01 Anatomy // Saving Your Neck

    • 02.02 Asana // Neck Stretches

    • 02.03 Asana // Shoulder Stand

    • 02.04 Homework // Understanding Neck Flexion

    • 02.05 Homework // PDF

  • 4

    Pelvis and Spine, Part 1

    • 03.01 Anatomy // The Pelvis and the Spine Move Together

    • 03.02 Asana // Listen to Your Pelvis

    • 03.03 Homework // Taste the Spinach

    • 03.04 Homework // PDF

  • 5

    Pelvis and Spine, Part 2

    • 04.01 Anatomy // Stabilizing the Sacroiliac Joint

    • 04.02 Asana // Twisting from the Hips

    • 04.03 Homework // Find Your Anchor

    • 04.04 Homework // PDF

  • 6

    Shoulders

    • 05.01 Anatomy // Fly From Your Wings

    • 05.02 Asana // Stability or Mobility

    • 05.03 Homework // Play with Your Scapula

    • 05.04 Homework // PDF

  • 7

    Knees

    • 06.01 Anatomy // Aligning the Knees

    • 06.02 Asana // Learning from Your Knees

    • 06.03 Homework // Play with Your Dog

    • 06.04 Homework // PDF

  • 8

    Abs

    • 07.01 Anatomy // Abs Are About Stabilization

    • 07.02 Asana // Plank Not Situps

    • 07.03 Homework // Abs in Everyday Life

    • 07.04 Homework // PDF

  • 9

    Inversions

    • 08.01 Anatomy // Invert with Care

    • 08.02 Asana // Going Upside Down

    • 08.03 Homework // Befriend Inversions

    • 08.04 Homework // PDF

  • 10

    Women

    • 09.01 Anatomy // Honoring Apana

    • 09.02 Asana // Supporting Your Energy

    • 09.03 Homework // Action and Reflection

    • 09.04 Homework // PDF

  • 11

    Pranayama

    • 10.01 Anatomy // Freeing Your Lungs

    • 10.02 Asana // Pranayama Savasana

    • 10.03 Audio :: Guided Pranayama Practice

    • 10.04 Homework // Sama Vritti

    • 10.05 Homework // PDF

  • 12

    Savasana

    • 11.01 Anatomy // Understanding Savasana

    • 11.02 Asana // Practicing Savasana

    • 11.03 Audio :: Guided Savasana Practice

    • 11.04 Homework // Simply Savasana

    • 11.05 Homework // PDF

What do we mean by a "yoga myth"?

Do you teach or practice these ideas? Join us to learn safer alignment.

  • Myth: tucking your tailbone in standing poses strengthens the abs and the lower back.

  • Myth: the neck can flex to a full 90 degrees, so you don’t need blankets for Salamba Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand).

  • Myth: tucking your tailbone in backbends protects your lower back.

  • Myth: always anchor your pelvis to the floor in seated and standing twists.

  • Myth: draw your shoulder blades down when lifting your arms high above your head to stabilize your shoulders.

  • Myth: the kneecaps should face straight ahead in Tadasana (Mountain) and in (Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog).

  • Myth: arch your back to lift and open your chest in Navasana (Boat).

  • Myth: inversions bring more blood and oxygen to the brain.

  • Myth: during menstruation and pregnancy, women should keep strong by continuing their normal asana practice.

  • Myth: in yoga breathing always bulge the belly out order to breathe more air in, and thus increase oxygen in the blood.

Teaching Team

Ph.D., Physical Therapist

Judith Hanson Lasater

Judith Hanson Lasater has been teaching yoga since 1971, and helping to train teachers since 1974. Her credentials include: author of ten 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, and is a Physical Therapist.

M. Arch., E-RYT 200

Lizzie Lasater

Raised in San Francisco, and educated at Columbia University, Lizzie Lasater is a yoga teacher, producer, and designer, who shares her work via live online events, her Sunday Savasana Series newsletter, a spirit jewelry collection, videos on YouTube, and Instagram. Lizzie lives in Salzburg with her Austrian husband and twin toddler boys. 

Teaching Assistant

Steph Kerr

Steph is an E-RYT® 500, YACEP® and is currently completing a double major at the University of Western Ontario in Kinesiology and Psychology. Fun fact: Steph was once pulled out of a security line at the airport because she had a sacrum model in her carry-on, and the border control officers wanted to question her and search her luggage… but thankfully soon everyone was laughing.

Enrollment options:

Two ways to join:

FAQ

  • Why does this course cost a thousand dollars?

    This course is huge. It contains 11 chapters of rich material that will transform the way you practice and teach. It is comparable to a 30 hour week-long workshop – except you have everything recorded to watch over and over.

  • When does my course access expire?

    One year. We want you to feel spacious with time, so your enrollment in the Yoga Myths includes one full year to access to the online course materials.

  • I've already taken your "Experiential Anatomy" or "Back Care" course. Will I learn anything in Yoga Myths?

    In a word: absolutely. We think you will find this new course valuable. While Judith teaches from the same anatomical and kinesiological principles, "Yoga Myths" is organized around unlearning and rewiring old harmful habits.

  • How long does it take to complete the course?

    It depends. Some students will focus on one chapter a week, completing the course in 11 weeks, giving themselves time to integrate the learning into their bodies. Others will move more quickly. In total, you can expect to devote around 50 hours to the course material.

  • Do I need any additional materials?

    The required text is Judith's book, "Yoga Myths: What You Need to Learn and Unlearn for a Safe and Healthy Yoga Practice". Also you will need the following props: 1 sticky mat, 1 bolster, 1 eye cover, 2 blocks, and 5 firm blankets.

  • 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 or equivalent organization.

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

    No worries, this course is designed to be as easy to navigate as possible. Plus we are always here to help with technical questions via email. There is no Facebook group for this course.

  • 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.