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WORKSHOP: Beyond Alignment: Seeing Bodies (Richmond, VA)

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Beyond Alignment: Seeing Bodies A workshop to better understand individual anatomy on the mat. For movement teachers and movers, there’s a vast sea between: Seeing a body as something to maneuver into poses, versus Seeing a body as something to appreciate and uplift through movement The statement that follows may require a paradigm shift: We […]

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WEEKEND RETREAT: Memorial Day Weekend Yoga Retreat (Knoxville, MD)

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Join Dr. Ariele Foster, founder of YogaAnatomyAcademy.com, for three nights/ four days of fun, strength- and mindfullness-based yoga, sprinkled with some guided self-myofascial release. You’ll fill your belly with delicious ample meals, and fill your heart with new friends and laughter. See sacredsourceyoga.com/product/memorial-day-yoga-retreat-2019/ for all details and to register. Please note — this retreat sells […]

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Online Yoga Anatomy Mentorship

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Our signature Online Yoga Anatomy Mentorship is OPEN! To read more or to register, click here. Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter to receive reminders, and to hear about related webinars: http://eepurl.com/bsvgRn

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Sequencing Studies Weekend (Destin, FL)

Join Dr. Ariele Foster, as she teaches a sequencing weekend at Destin Hot Yoga in Miramar Beaches, FL. This is part of the 300 hour (professional level) Yoga Teacher Training run by Melissa Shalongo. Current yoga teachers and students are also welcome to pay the drop in fee for these workshops.

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WORKSHOP: Biomechanics of the Shoulder Girdle (Baltimore, MD)

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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, and it’s wise to be informed. In this workshop, we’ll explore the anatomic […]

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WORKSHOP: Biomechanics of the Shoulder Girdle (Washington, DC)

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Shoulder strength in yoga: 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, and it’s wise to be informed. In this workshop, […]

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Malasana: How to Overcome the Struggle in the Deep Yoga Squat

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Here’s a comprehensive guide to getting more comfortable in Malasana Plus, if you scroll down far enough, 7 Steps to Better Ankle Mobility We at Yoga Anatomy Academy love malasana and are on a mission to make this deep squat more accessible to more humans. The motivation is this: a large chunk of what we […]

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Yoga Anatomy Weekend in Pittsburgh, PA

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Join Dr. Ariele Foster for a weekend of anatomy-based yoga at Yoga Hive in Pittsburgh, PA: Way of the Happy Fascia (Saturday Nov 10, 10am-12pm) Posterior Chain Awakening (Saturday Nov 10, 2pm-4pm) MASTER CLASS: The Goddess and the Grasshopper (Sunday Nov 11, 10am-12pm) — Way of the Happy Fascia: Using simply 2 tennis balls, learn […]

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WORKSHOP: Way of the Happy Sacrum (Alexandria, VA)

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A supple yet sturdy pelvis is the rock star of your skeleton. It transmits forces from the lower body through the core, spine and beyond.   The sacrum is a pivotal pelvic bone, and, when healthy, it has just enough wiggle room to adjust to the twists and turns of everyday movements and asana.   […]

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5 Actions to Get Your Foot Up Between Your Hands

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The Instagram is full of fluid movers, yogis who can gracefully place a foot between their hands in slow motion, usually on the way down from a single arm hand balancing feat with a glass of wine between their toes. Not a drop spilled. What is less common: actual instructions in yoga class on how […]

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