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Applied Anatomy: The Nuts, The Bolts, And The Big Picture w/Jenni Rawlings & Jenni Tarma

  • Carolina Yoga Co. (Carrboro location) 501 South Greensboro Street Carrboro, NC, 27510 United States (map)

(**This is a module of the Carolina Yoga Co YTT program that is open to attendance from interested drop-ins!)

Please note, training hours are as follows:
Friday 6-9pm
Saturday 10am-1pm, 2-5pm (with a one hour lunch break)
Sunday 10am-1pm, 2-5pm (with a one hour lunch break)

Anatomy is so much more than memorizing muscle names! This workshop offers a practical, real-life approach to anatomy that can be applied to your own teaching and practice right away. While we’ll dive in with plenty of detail in order to understand the structure and function of our bodies and joints, we’ll also focus on the big picture: how to bring these concepts to life in yoga asana in a way that’s informative, relevant, and approachable for all students. To complement the theory, we’ll also apply everything we learn in practice in order to feel these structures at work in our bodies. Daily practice and lecture will be reinforced with brief homework assignments to help integrate the information and begin its application in your own teaching or practice.

We’ll cover:
- Major joints and muscles, and their function (and dysfunction)
- Different types of muscle contractions
- Common injuries and approaches for dealing with them
- What constitutes “normal” range of motion, and teaching to account for anatomical variability between students
- The interconnectedness of the muscular systems and how they affect movement in a broader sense
- Practical tips for incorporating these concepts into one’s teaching and practice

This workshop is for yoga teachers and yoga students with an interest in learning more about the human body and movement. While there’s no prerequisite to attend, students who have some yoga experience and an understanding of asana will stand to gain the most out of this workshop.

Your teachers
Jenni Tarma is an RYT500, Yoga Medicine Registered Therapeutic Specialist, RRCA Endurance Coach, a CrossFit CF-L1 Trainer, and a lead teacher in the Carolina Yoga teacher training programs. She has completed a 500hr certification in anatomy via Yoga Medicine, another in biomechanics with Jules Mitchell, and is certified in Teaching Yoga To Athletes via Sage Rountree. An enthusiastic writer, she has contributed to Yoga Journal and written an e-book on hamstring injuries under her Stronger With Yoga Brand. Jenni is a lifelong athlete and loves seeks to share the sense of connection, clarity, resilience, and capability she finds through movement with her students.

Jenni Rawlings is a yoga teacher with an emphasis on anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, and movement science. She is a certified Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms), a Restorative Exercise Specialist, and a body and anatomy geek writer and blogger. She writes regularly for Yoga International and for her own body geek-focused yoga blog. She is also a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP®).

$325/$300 before 6/26