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Advanced Biomechanics of Hatha Yoga: Trunk and Spine | 300 Hour Teacher Training Program

October 11, 2018 - October 14, 2018


This is a 3 day weekend workshop. The Biomechanics of the Trunk and Spine is required content for the Yoga Integrated Science 300 hour Teacher Training Program.

This workshop is scheduled for Friday, 10/12/18 – Sunday, 10/14/18, from 11:00am-5:00pm each day.

This course can also be taken by itself for anyone interested in learning more about the anatomy of the trunk and spine.

trunk and spine biomechanicsAbout this course:

This 3 day workshop focuses on an overview of the muscular system for the trunk and spine. Get a detailed look at muscle function and relevance. You will learn to understand the joint mechanics at work when teaching and practicing yoga.

Learn how to perform and apply detailed range of motion evaluations for the trunk and spine to yoga poses. This hands on workshop focuses on poses chosen specifically for this course.

Gain a better understanding of how and why adjustments may be necessary for some trunk-related poses. Learn about the importance of special modifications. We will be discussing group and individual clients so you can cue them properly.

Next, we will discuss the many therapeutic applications for common spinal ailments. We will be taking a critical look at the back pain industry and spinal injuries.  Get a better understanding this important area of the body.

Finally, we will take a look at the impact of shoulder stands and headstands as related to the trunk and spine. We will be exploring why these poses may not be appropriate for many clients. Learn why the core muscles are so important to overall health and wellness.

This 3 day, hands on workshop gives you applicable techniques meaningful experience you will be able to apply immediately with your one-on-one clients and group classes.

This is one of the seven required courses in our 300 hour program and can be taken as an elective on its own.  To enroll in the entire 300 hour program, register for all required courses (177 credit hours) $3,040 at one price, which is discounted $500.  The remaining course electives (123 Credit hours) can be taken according to your own interest one at a time

Required texts:

The Concise Book of Muscles: Chris Jarmey  Buy it on Amazon
Anatomy of Movement: Blandine Calais-Germain  Buy it on Amazon
Yoga the Iyengar Way: The New Definitive Illustrated Guide: Silva Mehta, Mira Mehta, Shyam Mehta, B.K.S. Iyengar (Forward) Buy it on Amazon
The Anatomy Coloring Book: Lawrence M. Elson Buy it on Amazon

300 Level Teacher Training Program

RYS 300 Certified ProgramAdvanced Bio-mechanics of Hatha Yoga: Trunk and Spine

Friday 10/12/18 – 9:30-5:30pm
Saturday, 10/13/18 – 9:30-5:30pm
Sunday 10/14/18 – 9:30-5:30pm
28 Credit Hours- Required Course


Sign Up for this Workshop Only – $560

Visit the Education section on our website to learn more about our comprehensive 200 hour or 300 hour yoga teacher training programs. 


October 11, 2018
October 14, 2018
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Lauren Eirk


Yoga Integrated Science Wellness Center
211 Clover Lane Suite K
Louisville, KY 40207 United States
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