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WORKSHOP: Like Kale for Feet (Alexandria, VA)

Like Kale for Feet Join Dr. Ariele Foster in this Master Class for the feet and ankles. This therapeutic and challenging practice will include:  Bunion correctives  Self myofascial release  Foot intrinsic strengthening  Foot mobility and adaptability  Playful balancing  New ways of exploring the kinetic chain from the ground up Taking good care of your feet, […]

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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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Functional Fitness: What it is, What it isn’t, Why it Matters

In my early thirties, I noticed something that shook my self-concept. Many of my friends had infants and toddlers. Although I was a doctor of physical therapy and had been teaching yoga for over a decade, it was sometimes uncomfortable to hang out on the floor with babies. WTH.  To play with these little ones […]

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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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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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Two Tips for Rotator Cuff Strengthening in Yoga

The rotator cuff (RTC) is a well-known group of muscles that are important in stabilizing the shoulder, basically no matter the activity. When it comes to keeping the arm bone centered in the “socket”, these are the guys for the job. The larger the weight or force that an arm lifts, the more important the […]

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Sustainable Spine Therapeutics: Stira & Sukha

Join Yoga Anatomy Academy founder and physical therapist, Dr. Ariele Foster, for an experiential anatomy-based yoga therapeutics workshop to re-imagine your relationship with your spine. Enjoy a spectrum of poses, modified for their therapeutic qualities, that shine light into: the 8 movements of the spine, how to assure active (not passive) spinal movement in your […]

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Posterior Chain Awakening (Baltimore, MD)

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Posterior Chain Awakening AKA Glutes of Glory a firey yoga workshop For too long, yogis have “softened” their backsides. “Softening the glutes” overrides natural muscular engagement, has created an epidemic of weak gluteal muscles in yoga practitioners, and contributed to hip pain and impingement. Clinicians describe “posterior chain weakness” as overdominance of the quadriceps muscles […]

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