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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

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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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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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WORKSHOP: Way of the Happy Fascia (State College, PA)

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Join Dr. Ariele Foster, physical therapist, yoga teacher and founder of YogaAnatomyAcademy.com for a morning of self-myofascial “release”, exploratory movement and movement science.   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 a self-care skill that will […]

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How to Cue the Shoulderblades for Handstand, Down Dog, and more

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Three Fun Tips for Teaching Shoulderblade position in Down Dog, Handstand — and any time your arms are overhead. There’s an enduring myth out there in #yogaland (ok, many enduring falsehoods) that our necks will tense up if we shrug / lift up / elevate the shoulderblades toward our ears. False. Your shoulderblades were designed […]

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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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