HEGEL YOGA
5861 S. Kyrene #11  Tempe AZ 85283
480-478-2934
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Anatomy and Kinesiology
For Dedicated Students and Teachers of Yoga
Have you looked at the amazing pictures and information available in the many Yoga Anatomy
books but do not know what to do with the information? Are you fascinated with the human body
in Yoga asana? Then this course is for you!

Anatomy & Kinesiology for Yoga is a  series of classes designed to teach in depth anatomy of
the shoulder and pelvic girdles, the skeletal system and points of articulation (joints), the spine,
key muscles that move and stabilize the body, respiratory anatomy and breathing techniques
(pranayama), the nervous system, injury prevention in yoga.

Improve your ability to practice yoga  with an increased understanding of what the postures are
actually doing within the body. Learn why transitions between postures are important, how to
progress in practice more effectively and without injury.
                                               
    FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY AND KINESIOLOGY FOR HATHA YOGA

    Develop a deeper understanding of human anatomy and the physiology of flexibility training,
    muscles mechanics.  Expanding the knowledge of both the gross and the subtle body as
    taught in Yoga. Each Session will include an application of the information covered to Yoga.
    Injury Prevention will be discussed with each topic covered.
    Classes will be a combination of lecture, discussion and interactive learning.

     Gross Body Functional Anatomy & Physiology:
              Skeletal System & Joints of the Body
              Skeletal Muscles and Application in Asana
              Respiratory System & Pranayama
              Nervous System and Brain
              Planes of Motion, Anatomical Terminology & Describing Motion
              Physiology of Stretching and Muscle Contraction
              Stress Response to the Systems of the Body & The Brain
              Injury Prevention in Yoga
                       
  • THE MOVING BODY: Understand the biomechanics of strengthening, stretching and
    moving the body for an effective and safe practice of yoga asana (postures).

  • ASANA ANALYSIS: Learn detailed alignment of the classic postures of yoga by
    "breaking down" the postures one movement at a time.

    Course Led by Tish Hegel, B.S. Kinesiology, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
    Guest teachers include but not limited to:
    Nivi Krishnamurthy, CYT Sivananda, B.S. Physical Therapy, M.S. Exercise & Wellness
    Monica Page Subia, RYT 500 Yoga Therapist,
             Brian Smith, PhD Neurobiology

  • Classes include Power Point demonstrations, lecture, discussion and asana
    workshops & handouts.
  • Texts not included in the registration fee
  • Final exam on last class, passing with <74% results in a Certificate of Completion.

    REGISTER ONLINE HERE FOR FULL PROGRAM , PART I or PART II.

    Each topic will have a study guide to be completed before class and a homework assignment
    to be completed before the next class.

    Anatomy experience not required. Attendance is required.

    Strong study skills and study schedule adherence will be needed. Course material is rigorous.

    On online course platform will be used to study guides and material in between sessions to
    help you with comprehension, retention and study schedules. Internet access is required.
TEXTS:
  • Yoga Anatomy, Leslie Kaminoff
  • Key Muscles of Yoga, Ray Long
  • Hegel Yoga Anatomy Study Guides
  • Any anatomy text book will be helpful!

DATES
Spring 2014: 3/22/14-6/21/14

MEETING TIMES:
Saturdays  2:00 PM -5:30 PM, Dates Below

SPRING 2014 Meeting Dates & Workshop
Content:

PART I:
3/22/14 ~DESCRIBING MOVEMENT &
UNDERSTANDING THE STRUCTURE
. Anatomical
Terminology, Planes of Motion, Skeletal System Part I.
Analyzing Asana.
3/29/14 ~Skeletal System Part II, Joints of the Body,
Ligaments and Physiology of Stretching. Muscle Tissue,
contractions and biomechanics of yoga asana.
4/5/14 ~THE AMAZING SHOULDER: Shoulder Girdle
Part I. Joints, muscles and ligaments of the shoulder.
The rotator cuff. Asana's that affect the shoulder.
Preventing Injury of the shoulder during practice. Range
of motion of the shoulder, common injuries and proper
alignment in asana practice.
4/19/14 ~ Shoulder Girdle Part II - Muscles of neck,
Upper Back & Chest.
4/26/14 ~ PASCIMA: ALL ABOUT THE BACK (The
Western Side of the Body). Superficial and deep
muscles of the back. Asana that strengthens the back
and asana that stretches the back properly. Anatomy of
the spine and safe twisting mechanics.

PART II :
5/17/14 ~ Core Strength, Balance and Moola Bandha.
What really comprises core strength and how this
strength directly affects quality of life. Muscles of the
abdominal wall. Three mechanisms in the body that
help us find balance.  Understanding the physical
aspects of moola bandha, the energy of moola bandha
and how it relates to the breath.
5/31/14 ~ The Pelvic Girdle & Muscles of Legs Part I
Muscles that attach to the pelvis and how to create
effective hip opening sequences of asana that will target
specific muscles. The four quadrants of the hip. Anterior,
lateral thigh muscles.
6/7/14 ~ The Pelvic Girdle & Muscles of Legs Part II.
Posterior and medial thigh muscles. Structure of the
knee and foot. Why the knee is the most fragile joint in
the body and how to safely practice and teach asana in
regards to the knee.
6/14/14 ~ The Nervous System, The Brain and the
Cakras. Stress and the Body.
Meditation and the
brain.  Physiological responses to stress. Body's
Relaxation Response. How the breath and the nervous
work together.
6/21/14 ~ Respiration and Pranayama. Basic principles
of pranayama practice. Physiology of respiration.

Final Exam Must be Completed by 6/30/14.
Retakes available if <75% earned on exam.

COST:
600.00 Includes a Ten Class Package to Hegel
Yoga
Individual Sections (Part I or Part II) 300.00 each.
Comes with w Five class Package to Hegel Yoga.

INCLUDES STUDY GUIDES FOR PROGRAM

REGISTER ONLINE HERE