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Strong is the New Stretch

Reimagining bendy poses for strengthening purposes. What is it about stretchiness that is so intoxicating? I recently responded to a question on Instagram: “Are side splits a worthy goal? Or is that kind of range [of motion] unnecessary?” I’m a physical therapist. One of the foundations of physical therapy is functional movement,  movement practices that […]

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Core Strength Practice (NEW weekly class!)

Core Strength Yoga Taught by Dr. Ariele Foster, PT, DPT, E-RYT 500+ Starts Monday, Jan 25, 05:30 PM – 06:30 PM (repeats every week on Monday) at Zoom hosted by Ariele Foster Register here. All cores welcome! Fortify your core in this challenging (yet all levels!) yoga (and pilates-inspired) 1 hour class. Props: You will […]

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Movement Anatomy Mastery – Free Online Symposium

Movement Anatomy Mastery is a free online summit with 20 leaders over 3 days. Join Dr. Ariele Foster, founder of YogaAnatomyAcademy.com, physical therapist and yoga teacher of 20 years, on Tuesday Dec 1 in this free online event. We will be giving away some gifts and goodies, so you won’t regret signing up. here’s the […]

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FREE Webinar “Hip Stability is the New Hip Opening”

free webinar on healthy hips and yoga with yoga journal

Hip stability is one of the most fundamental components of hip health. Are we chasing it away with all our hip opening? Join Ariele Foster, doctor of physical therapy and longtime yoga teacher, for a FREE session on how to bring hip health back onto the yoga mat. This is a sneak preview for Ariele’s […]

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ONLINE WORKSHOP: Lumbar Spine, SI Joints and Pelvis

Registration coming soon!  Lumbar Spine, SI joints and Pelvis: an online workshop with Dr. Ariele Foster, PT, DPT, E-RYT 500, founder of YogaAnatomyAcademy.com This workshop is designed to elevate the anatomic and biomechanical understanding of yoga teachers and practitioners in a practical and functional way. – Learn the bones and joint structure as well as […]

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Why Anatomy is Not “Just” About Anatomy

One of the questions we receive occasionally about the Yoga Anatomy Academy Online Yoga Anatomy mentorship is: “Is this mentorship just about anatomy, or do you also talk about things like biomechanics [or kinesiology, physiology, etc] ?” The answer is we talk about all the things. We do not talk and teach ‘only’ about anatomy. […]

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Why You Cannot Square Your Hips in Warrior I or Warrior II

Older White Female Yoga Teacher in Warrior II

From my earliest days of practicing yoga, I heard teachers instructing “Square your hips” in Warrior I (virabhadrasana I) and Warrior II poses (virabhadrasana II). [Scroll to the video at the bottom of this page to see the essence of this blog post in video format]. I repeated this phrase in my own yoga teaching […]

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