Learn Yoga Anatomy & Physiology
Since 1994, Bianca Machliss and Simon Borg-Olivier have been teaching Applied Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga to yoga teachers, practitioners and medical practitioners at workshops in Australia and around the globe. In 2010, the online course was launched, enabling many more students to access this incredible resource of information world-wide.
About the course
Enhance your yoga practice, improve your yoga teaching - this is a must-do course for anyone interested in yoga! The course provides yoga teachers and students with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the basic workings of the body while practicing asanas (static postures), vinyasas (dynamic exercises) and pranayamas (breathing exercises) of Hatha yoga. Learn how to safely increase strength and flexibility whilst minimising the risks of injury due to incorrect practice and promote the healing of injuries with guidance on yoga therapy.
What you will learn
Each class includes practical components to show students how to approach yoga practice with an awareness of anatomy and physiology in order to improve strength, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness
- The theory and practice of bandhas (internal locks), kriyas (yogic cleansing processes), and mudras (energy-regulating exercises)
- How bandhas and mudras can be used in asana and pranayama to circulate energy and information around the body; and prepare the body for meditative practices
- How Hatha yoga can help to treat musculoskeletal injuries and medical conditions
This is a very practical course taught in a similar fashion to a yoga workshop. Basic Anatomy & Physiology will be covered to refresh experienced students memory and to give new students to anatomy the basic concepts. Students should be prepared to do some optional yoga exercises during these sessions in order to better understand the information presented.
About the teacher
Simon Borg-Olivier MSc BAppSc (Physiotherapy) is a Co-Director of Yoga Synergy, one of Australia’s oldest and most respected yoga schools. Simon has been teaching yoga since 1982. He is a registered physiotherapist, a research scientist and a university lecturer. As well as teaching both group and individual classes through Yoga Synergy, Simon also teaches applied anatomy and physiology of Hatha yoga regularly at workshops and conferences in Australia and around the world.