A Yoga Synergy Online Course

Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga

Enhance your yoga practice, improve your yoga teaching. A must-do course for anyone interested in yoga!

Learn to avoid injury in your practice or that of your students
Become proficient in your knowledge of the anatomy of the body
Understand the effects of exercise on all the systems of the body
Expert Instructors - Highly Acclaimed
Gain Continuing Education Points


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AUD $587

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About the course

Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga Online 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 unsafe practice.

The online Applied Anatomy and Physiology course contains recorded video lectures and written information. All content is downloadable.

You will have access to the course material for 12 months.

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40 mins - Introduction to the functional anatomy and physiology

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The way Simon teaches is pure perfection for my injured body, everything that was taught resonated with my knowledge and I am now able to practice without pain, discomfort or loss of motivation. I am chiropodist (podiatrist) with a good background of functional anatomy and biomechanics, and prior to this I was a landscaper and snowboard teacher – nice jobs… continue reading

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Course Features

  • Weekly Topics with video lectures (downloadable)
  • Track your progress
  • Ebook Download
  • Course Manual
  • Powerpoint slides
  • Supplementary Practice Videos
  • Access to teachers for support
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 12 Months access to the Course

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Weekly Topics You Will Cover

WEEK 1:

Introduction to the applied anatomy and physiology of yoga Topic 1.1: The purpose of yoga
Topic 1.2: Introduction to functional musculoskeletal anatomy Includes how to simplify 250 joints of the body to 9 joint complexes and how to simplify 650 muscles to 20 muscle group pairs.
Topic 1.3: Introduction to the functional anatomy and physiology of the nervous system Includes how to use your nerves to develop length, strength and relaxation in your muscles without stress, strain or pain.
Topic 1.4: Stretching, strengthening and relaxation and the relationship between them Includes how to create 18 bandhas throughout the body that can stabilise your joints and move energy and information. through your body

Week 2: Applied functional anatomy of the upper limb (A) Topic 2.1: Applied functional anatomy of the shoulder joint complex (Amsa Bandha) Includes how to use your shoulder during yoga and exercise to develop core strength as well as nourish your trunk, neck, heart and lungs.

Week 3: Applied functional anatomy of the upper limb (B) Topic 3.1: Applied functional anatomy of the elbow joint complex (Kurpara Bandha) Includes how to control and strengthen your your elbows during yoga and exercise and use them to stabilise and strengthen your wrists and shoulders.
Topic 3.2: Applied functional anatomy of the wrist joint complex (Mani Bandha) Includes how to strengthen your arms during yoga and exercise and use them to manipulate your spine.

Week 4: Applied functional anatomy of the lower limb (A) Topic 4.1: Applied functional anatomy of the hip joint complex (Kati Bandha) Includes how to use your hips during yoga and exercise to develop core strength as well as nourish your trunk, digestive organs and reproductive system.

Weekly Topics You Will Cover

WEEK 1:

Introduction to the applied anatomy and physiology of yoga

Topic 1.1: The purpose of yoga

Topic 1.2: Introduction to functional musculoskeletal anatomy
Includes how to simplify 250 joints of the body to 9 joint complexes and how to simplify 650 muscles to 20 muscle group pairs.

Topic 1.3: Introduction to the functional anatomy and physiology of the nervous system
Includes how to use your nerves to develop length, strength and relaxation in your muscles without stress, strain or pain.

Topic 1.4: Stretching, strengthening and relaxation and the relationship between them
Includes how to create 18 bandhas throughout the body that can stabilise your joints and move energy and information. through your body

Week 2: Applied functional anatomy of the upper limb (A)

Topic 2.1: Applied functional anatomy of the shoulder joint complex (Amsa Bandha)
Includes how to use your shoulder during yoga and exercise to develop core strength as well as nourish your trunk, neck, heart and lungs.

Week 3: Applied functional anatomy of the upper limb (B)

Topic 3.1: Applied functional anatomy of the elbow joint complex (Kurpara Bandha)
Includes how to control and strengthen your your elbows during yoga and exercise and use them to stabilise and strengthen your wrists and shoulders.

Topic 3.2: Applied functional anatomy of the wrist joint complex (Mani Bandha)
Includes how to strengthen your arms during yoga and exercise and use them to manipulate your spine.

Week 4: Applied functional anatomy of the lower limb (A)
Topic 4.1: Applied functional anatomy of the hip joint complex (Kati Bandha)
Includes how to use your hips during yoga and exercise to develop core strength as well as nourish your trunk, digestive organs and reproductive system.

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Why study with us?

Yoga Synergy offers the most comprehensive Yoga Education and Training in Australia. We provide the support and flexibility you need to learn.

Flexibility

Not just in body and mind - study anywhere, anytime. All of our courses are accessible 24/7 on your PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet.

Downloads

Download the lectures, practice sequences and all course material to watch after your course finishes.

Experience

Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss are experienced yoga practitioners and physiotherapists and have been training teachers for over 30 years.

Support

Our excellent support team is here to help you get the most out of your studies. Contact us whenever you have a question.

  • Highly Qualified teachers

    The course is explained simply and practically by experienced yoga teachers and physiotherapists, Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss.

  • Certification

    Study at your own pace. Receive a certificate of successful completion

  • Earn CEP

    This course is a minimum 24 hours online and worth 24 Continuing Education Points (CEP) credited with Yoga Alliance, 12 CEP with Yoga Australia.

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    Ebook Included

    When you enrol in the Applied Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga Online Course you will be able to download your copy of our Text book straight away.
    Or, purchase the hard cover version at a special price discounted for students.

    More information here


    About the Teachers


    • Bianca Machliss BSc BAppSc (Physiotherapy) is a co-founder and owner of Yoga Synergy and has over 27 years experience teaching yoga, managing a studio and creating a community. She is a registered physiotherapist, research scientist and ACHPER graduate. Read more about Bianca
    • Simon Borg-Olivier MSc BAppSc (Physiotherapy) is a co-founder and owner of Yoga Synergy. Simon has been teaching yoga since 1982. He is a registered physiotherapist, research scientist and a university lecturer. He teaches classes and workshops in Australia and around the world. Read more about Simon

    Discounts for Further Study

    We offer discounts to those who study more Essential Online Courses with us.
    This is our recommended progression of study, but of course you can choose whatever order you like:

    1st Course

    Full Price

    AUD $587-$644  

    We highly recommend you start with 'Advanced Yoga Fundamentals: Essentials for Teaching Yoga'

    12 week course + exams and revision

    Total access period 16 weeks
    Option to downloadable all videos

    2nd Course

    25% Off

    AUD $440-$483  

    We recommend studying Applied Anatomy and Physiology (AP) of Yoga as your second course.

    12 week course + exams and revision

    Total access period 16 weeks

    Option to downloadable all videos

    3rd & 4th Course

    25% Off

    $290.25 - $365.25 

    Continue your studies with Yoga Therapy: Therapeutic Applications of Posture, Movement and Breathing. or Asana Biomechanics - 84 Postures

    Total access period 16 weeks

    Option to downloadable all videos

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    Advanced Fundamentals

    Essentials for practicing & teaching safe, effective Yoga.

    YOGA THERAPY

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    ASANA

    Learn how to safely & effectively perform 84 yoga postures.

    Learn Yoga Courses Online


    Yoga Synergy’s online courses attract students from all over the world interested in the pursuit of knowledge. Our three courses are a fantastic opportunity to learn from acclaimed experienced teachers and physiotherapists, Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss.

    Each course consists of 20 hours of video lecture material, discussion post learning forum, study guides plus online exams. Each course takes a minimum of 24 hours to complete however they can take as much as 120 hours if you wish to complete all the study guide material and immerse yourself in the subject.

    If you're interested in joining the Yoga Synergy Teacher Training, these courses are part of the training, so whatever you spend on the online course (Yoga Fundamentals or Anatomy) can be credited towards your teacher training. If you’re already teaching, they can count towards Continuing Education Points (CEP) with Yoga Alliance (24 points per course) and Yoga Australia (12 points per course), more information below.

    If you don't need CEP points, and are interested in learning more for your own interest, you might wish to purchase the lectures to keep forever  (AUD$260) click here. When you're enrolled in an online course, you can also purchase the course to keep forever at a discount price of AUD$57.

    Read on to see which course suits you best and deepen your yoga practice and knowledge today. Study your first course with us and get discounts on further courses

    Thank You and Namaste Bianca and Simon