Close

yoga

MASTER CLASS: Like Kale for Feet (Baltimore, MD)

Join Dr. Ariele Foster in this Master Class for healthy foot and ankle mechanics. 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 — by focusing on […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Savasana Anatomy Do’s and Don’ts

Admittedly, this is a picky post. But people do the darndest things in savasana. (Skip straight to the video about this post here.) If you teach yoga for long enough, eventually you’ll see some interesting alternatives during this time for relaxation. There are gradients, of course: sometimes you see students (like Energizer bunnies) doing headstands […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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

Sitting is the new smoking….which means we’ve all got some work to (un)do. Tight and weak muscle patterns (ahem…psoas) become embedded into our bodies through furniture and lifestyle. Often these patterns follow us onto the yoga mat, no matter how many sun salutations we do. Discover specific ways to move your hips mindfully on the […]

Read More

Online Yoga Anatomy Mentorship

upward facing dog, urdhva dhanurasana, side plank, vasistasana, obliques, yoga anatomy

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

Read More

WORKSHOP: Biomechanics of the Shoulder Girdle (Baltimore, MD)

yoga shoulder strength handstand anatomy tips

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 […]

Read More

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

si joint stabilizing yoga workshop alexandria virginia, northern va

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Anatomic Sequencing for Complex Poses & Hand Balancing

Nestled into the 30 hour Practice Intensive with Marie Belle, we are opening this 3 hour session with Dr. Ariele Foster to the public: There are a million lovely ways to sequence yoga asana, from working through the chakras and subtle body to vigorous well-rounded practices and everything in between. Anatomic sequencing is specific, powerful […]

Read More