Just a quick note to tell you that I will start taking an Embodied Anatomy and Kinesiology* course with Amy Matthews at The Breathing Project this fall! Every Friday afternoon for a year! Yay!
As someone who was pretty removed from her own body throughout my youth, yoga has been a way to nurture the mind-body connection and also to nurture acceptance of my body and myself. As a yoga teacher I strongly believe that I need to be able to guide students of all abilities in a safe and fulfilling yoga practice without causing injury or aggravating existing ones.
I have a decent basic anatomical understanding, we learned the basics in our Teacher Training and I have studied and learned a lot through my own past injuries and on the road to recovery with various smart body workers, yoga teachers and healers.
This course will give me the chance to go beyond my own personal hot spots, to learn in a more rigorous, comprehensive approach. I look forward to learning and even more to integrating this expanded knowledge into my classes and applying it to individual students.
And I am beyond excited (and proud) that I am receiving a partial scholarship for this course, in part due to an overwhelmingly supportive reference from my friend and boss at MindBodySoulYoga, Alyssa Snow.
If you are interested in anatomy, check out the various classes at www.breathingproject.org or take a look at Amy Matthews’ and Les Kaminoff’s book “Yoga Anatomy”. And, of course, ask me during one of my classes and I will try my best to figure it out with you.
* From Wikipedia: Kinesiology, also known as human kinetics, is the scientific study of human movement. Kinesiology addresses physiological, mechanical, and psychological mechanisms. Applications of kinesiology to human health include: biomechanics and orthopedics; strength and conditioning; sport psychology; methods of rehabilitation, such as physical and occupational therapy; and sport and exercise.
The word comes from the Greek word kinein, to move.