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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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ONLINE WORKSHOP: Lumbar Spine, SI joints and Pelvis

Lumbar Spine, SI joints and Pelvis: a Workshop with Dr. Ariele Foster Part lecture, part practice and part discussion, this workshop is designed to elevate the anatomic and biomechanical understanding of yoga teachers and practitioners in a practical and functional way. Learn the bony structure of the lumbar spine, sacroiliac joints and pelvis. Learn the […]

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WORKSHOP: Way of the Happy Fascia (Washington, DC)

tennis ball self-myofascial release yoga

“As a physical therapist, I believe EVERYONE should know the basics of self-myofascial release. It is an essential part of whole body self-care” – Dr. Ariele Foster Join Dr. Ariele Foster, physical therapist, yoga teacher and founder of YogaAnatomyAcademy.com for an afternoon of self-myofascial “release”, exploratory movement and movement science. Self-myofascial release is a practice […]

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WORKSHOP: Way of the Happy Fascia (Baltimore, MD)

tennis ball self-myofascial release yoga

Join Dr. Ariele Foster, physical therapist, yoga teacher and founder of YogaAnatomyAcademy.com for an afternoon of self-myofascial “release”, exploratory movement and movement science in Way of the Happy Fascia. Self-myofascial release is a practice that deeply compliments yoga asana and other movement modalities, and has a profound effect of calming your nervous system. It is […]

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WORKSHOP: Principles of Anatomic Sequencing for Yoga

This workshop will remove the mystery surrounding intelligent, anatomy-based sequencing, and imbue greater value to your home practice, set apart your teaching, and magnetize students back for more.   A well-sequenced yoga class or workshop is easy to recognize: you walk away lighter, enlivened and expanded. You might embody a pose that you previously thought […]

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