Does this sound like you?
You know anatomy education is important for your trainees, but qualified trainers are expensive and hard to find!
Most yoga teacher trainings approach the anatomy portion of their YTT in one of these three ways:
Hire a qualified trainer with many years of experience but limit the number of anatomy hours in your training.
Hire a yoga teacher who claims to understand anatomy and hope for the best.
Teach the anatomy yourself, even though you know it's not your area of expertise.
If you'd rather not have to choose between your YTT's budget and quality anatomy education for your trainees, read on!
I'll provide the curriculum for 17 distinct anatomy lessons plus teaching tools so you can integrate anatomy into all aspects of your yoga teacher training program.
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The Embodied Anatomy curriculum is both comprehensive and flexible:
Evidence based curriculum developed by a doctor of physical therapy who is also an experienced yoga teacher.
Your students can review lectures multiple times to support retention of information.
Lessons are organized into 17 modules that can be assigned in the order that best integrates with the rest of your curriculum.
Reduce admin time by using the included quizzes to meet the updated Yoga Alliance Standards.
Embodied Anatomy is PERFECT for you if...
- You believe that quality anatomy education is an essential component of yoga teacher trainings, but it's not your area of expertise.
- You want to focus on the areas of anatomy that are most relevant to the teaching and practice of yoga with specific and relevant examples.
- You plan to integrate anatomy concepts into all aspects of your training, but want a framework to ensure that you're covering the most important concepts.
- It's important that any anatomy curriculum you use honors the roots of yoga and acknowledges the depth of the practice beyond the physical.
- You include 34 hours of high quality and comprehensive anatomy education inside your YTT without going back to grad school or forking over a large percentage of your profits to hire a qualified teacher.
- You assign specific lessons that are most relevant to what you're teaching so that anatomy integrates seamlessly with the rest of your curriculum.
- You have a doctor of physical therapy with 20 years of experience as a yoga teacher in your back pocket to help you answer any tricky anatomy questions that arise.
Here is what other yoga teacher trainers say about Embodied Anatomy:
This course is a life-saver. This is by far the easiest time I've had teaching anatomy to my trainees. They actually enjoy it!! In the past, many of my students struggled with learning anatomy. I tried different books, but none of them offered the practical knowledge that your course provides.
Angela, Main Street Yoga
LET'S DIG INTO THE DETAILS
Short & sweet anatomy lectures.
The curriculum includes 17 distinct anatomy lessons for a total of 34 hours. You assign modules in the order that works best for you.
Here's what trainees learn in each module's lectures:
- Anatomy of muscles, bones, and connective tissue related to the topic.
- Common challenges related to the topic.
- Considerations for how yoga can support the area of the body discussed.
Yoga practices to embody the teachings.
One main asana sequence and additional short practices and self massage techniques accompany each module.
Here's what trainees learn through the practices:
- Movements and postures to explore the area they just studied.
- Exercises to help them embody what they just learned.
- Modifications and variations to suit a wide variety of bodies.
Tools to seal it in.
Learning anatomy can be overwhelming and intimidating. We've integrated tools to help your trainees succeed.
Tools to help trainees optimize their anatomy education:
- Quizzes for each module.
- Downloadable lecture slides.
- Downloadable stick figure asana sequences.
- Ability to review modules as often as desired.
AND DON'T FORGET
You're also going to get support and mentorship as a trainer.
Even though you'll be delivering the Embodied Anatomy material to your trainees, you'll have a lot of support including trainer orientation videos, trainer cheat sheets for each module, and answer keys for all of the quizzes. You'll also have a doctor of physical therapy in your back pocket to support you whenever tricky anatomy questions come up.
LET'S WRAP IT ALL UP
Here's what your trainees get in each Embodied Anatomy module.
Several bite-sized lectures on one distinct anatomy and biomechanics topic that is highly relevant to yoga practice.
One main asana practice that illustrates the real world application of what they just learned plus a chance to experience the teachings in their own body.
Shorter asana practices and self-massage techniques to further help trainees seal in and embody the material learned.
Downloadable stick figure sequences let trainees repeat the exact asana sequences from the curriculum OR use them to inspire their own sequences when they start teaching.
The ability to review lessons as many times as they'd like!
Downloadable lecture slides and a quiz to test their learning retention with each module.
Ready to take the next step?
If you'd like to offer Embodied Anatomy inside your Yoga Teacher Training, please book an intro call to get your questions answered & ensure it's the right fit for your needs.BOOK A CALL
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Frequently Asked Questions
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WHAT'S IT LIKE AS A STUDENT?
Here is what students have to say about the Embodied Anatomy Curriculum:
I love that Libby focuses on small parts of anatomy. I love that there is lecture type information and then a practice. This really helps me learn it at a deeper level.
Teresa Kirby Pope
Studying anatomy with Libby is so much more than just learning about parts of the body; her teaching is imbued with a holistic yogic understanding and she weaves this seamlessly into how we engage with our bodies to deepen and enrich our experience of practice
Libby’s “tell, show, do” teaching style makes it really simple to learn, apply, and try. An otherwise overwhelming task of understanding, applying, and sharing anatomical information is made simple enough in each training “bite.” Angela’s forethought into timing the lesson with the topic at hand (i.e. Fascia lesson with Yin fortnight) creates a much deeper understanding of anatomy physiology and applying that as a yoga instructor. I am thoroughly enjoying and learning a great deal from this course.
Kristen R, Main Street Yoga Trainee
This will be the third anatomy class I have taken. The first in college and the second as a refresher. I must say of the three, this one has been most beneficial. I love the detail and simplicity of the explanations and the real life examples of how the structures affect things. Not only is this great for yoga, it has also helped me when I am auditing and dissecting my surgical cases for correctness. I would recommend this course to both yogis and people in the medical profession.
Carrie M., Main Street Yoga Trainee