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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: Way of the Happy Sacrum (Baltimore, MD)

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WAY OF THE HAPPY SACRUM: 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 […]

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

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“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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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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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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