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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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30 Hour Practice Intensive with Marie Belle & Dr. Ariele Foster

We are excited to co-teach for Marie-Belle Perez-Riviera’s 30 hour DC intensive. — from Marie-Belle: Join a thorough and individualized intensive to deepen your personal practice as both a practitioner and a teacher. The program will include developing a multi-dimensional, inspiring, and intuitive personal practice. We will delve deeply into yoga asana, shoulder/ hip/ spine […]

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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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WORKSHOP: Bakasana Like a Boss (Alexandria, VA)

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Crow pose is THE essential gateway pose for all arm balancing in yoga. Achieve Lift Off then play with variations on the theme. Overcome arm balance anxiety, fire up your core and triceps, tap into your inner strength, and rev up your hovercraft as we uncover the building blocks of crow/crane (bakasana), side crow (Parsva […]

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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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