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Yoga Anatomy Academy brings you our signature online yoga anatomy mentorship, study groups, courses, anatomy-based yoga asana, + yoga therapy classes with heart + soul.


Yoga Anatomy Academy aims to uplift yogis (teachers and practitioners) with a thoughtful, whole heart approach to teaching yoga anatomy.We love making complex, scientific information relevant to your body (and to your classes — if you teach).

We intend to have fun in the process, and to never miss an opportunity for a pun :). 

Learning anatomy for yoga should be easeful and exciting. 

We hold the duality that, though there are global cues helpful to many people, every individual is has their own unique needs and distinct physical build. We do not believe in banishing poses or yoga styles. Instead we aim to shed light on distinguishing between potentially therapeutic components of a practice from those that might harm.

The end result is that you have the tools to decide which are the most medicinal and intelligent poses for you. 


Our founder, Dr. Ariele Foster, is a doctor of physical therapy and a yoga teacher since 2001, as well as creator of the Yoga Journal courses Yoga for 3D Hip Stability and Fascia Release for Yoga.

She has taught upwards of 10,000 students over her 20 years of teaching, and she has treated (and continues to treat) thousands of patients one-on-one. Ariele is delighted to create the Yoga Anatomy Academy community and to invite you to it.

Join us!