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WORKSHOP: Biomechanics of the Shoulder Girdle in Yoga (State College, PA)

September 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

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The shoulder girdle is comprised of 6 classical joints, and two pseudo-joints. Because of its complexity, yoga asana instruction often oversimplifies important actions in this region.

Since we spend significant time placing weight through the hands and therefore the shoulders in yoga, it is wise to be informed. In this workshop, we’ll explore the anatomic structure and biomechanics of the shoulder girdle, and intelligent stabilization of this highly mobile joint.

This workshop will be part discussion/lecture, and part practice to apply what we learn.

Please join us for a morning of delicious self care for shoulders and anatomy guided by doctor of physical therapy and long time yoga teacher, Ariele Foster. Although the anatomic portion will be geared toward yoga and movement teachers, all are welcome.

Your teacher, Ariele, is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, founder of, a long time yoga teacher, and an advocate for depth and quality in yoga practice and instruction. For more information on Ariele, see or

Cost: $50 per person. Save $20 and bundle this workshop with Anatomic Sequencing for Hand Balances later in the day.

***This workshop is part of Wellness in Motion’s 300 hour YTT. If you are already enrolled in the 300YTT you do not need to register for the workshop as well.


Wellness in Motion
611 University Dr
State College, PA 16801 United States
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