Course curriculum

    1. 01.01 Welcome // Read Me First

    2. 01.02 Anatomy // Spinal Curves

    3. 01.03 Asana // Spinal Curves

    4. 01.04 Homework // Noticing Your Curves

    5. 01.05 Homework // PDF

    1. 02.01 Anatomy // Saving Your Neck

    2. 02.02 Asana // Neck Stretches

    3. 02.03 Asana // Shoulder Stand

    4. 02.04 Homework // Understanding Neck Flexion

    5. 02.05 Homework // PDF

    1. 03.01 Anatomy // The Pelvis and the Spine Move Together

    2. 03.02 Asana // Listen to Your Pelvis

    3. 03.03 Homework // Taste the Spinach

    4. 03.04 Homework // PDF

    1. 04.01 Anatomy // Stabilizing the Sacroiliac Joint

    2. 04.02 Asana // Twisting from the Hips

    3. 04.03 Homework // Find Your Anchor

    4. 04.04 Homework // PDF

    1. 05.01 Anatomy // Fly From Your Wings

    2. 05.02 Asana // Stability or Mobility

    3. 05.03 Homework // Play with Your Scapula

    4. 05.04 Homework // PDF

    1. 06.01 Anatomy // Aligning the Knees

    2. 06.02 Asana // Learning from Your Knees

    3. 06.03 Homework // Play with Your Dog

    4. 06.04 Homework // PDF

About this course

  • $1,008.00
  • 53 lessons
  • 18.5 hours of video content

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 taught yoga since 1971. She holds a doctorate in East-West psychology and is a physical therapist. Dr. Lasater is the president emeritus of the California Yoga Teachers Association and is one of the founders of Yoga Journal magazine. She trains yoga teachers in asana, kinesiology, yoga therapeutics, and the Yoga Sutras, and she is a pioneer in the teaching and practice of Restorative yoga. Dr. Lasater is the author of eleven books on yoga.

Yoga Teacher and Designer Lizzie Lasater

Lizzie is Judith’s daughter and a lifelong student of yoga. As a working mom of four-year-old twin boys, she understands the importance of optimizing her practice for tuning her nervous system. Raised in San Francisco, Lizzie began teaching Vinyasa Yoga in 2004 before studying architecture at Columbia University in New York City. She lives in Salzburg with her Austrian husband.

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.

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FAQ

  • What is your refund policy?

    We offer a 95% refund policy. Just email us within one week of enrolling, and we can reverse the charge (minus third party credit card fees) back onto your credit card. No questions asked.

  • 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?

    Two years. We want you to feel spacious with time, so your enrollment in the Yoga Myths includes 24 months 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.