Anatomy of Āsana Introduction: Western Musculoskeletal Focus (PYTT – Āsana Foundations)


$440.00 discounted fee

  • $490.00 after Sunday, August 28, 2022

This course is focused on western musculoskeletal anatomy integrated with eastern anatomy, especially focusing on the prānavāyu. Āsana will be taught with an emphasis on alignment integrating the release of muscles ‘hold’ and allowing the prānavāyu to support effortless effort. This course will include reading sections of the Hatha Pradīpikā and the Gheranda Samhitā.

The course will begin with a review of the anatomy trains.  We will then build anatomical and prānavāyu awareness for yoga postures.  Finally, we will address how the anatomy roles back into the trains, offering tools to adapt āsana in a group yoga class. 


3-punch handouts provided. Bring your own notebook or folder.
Required textbook: Science of Yoga: Understanding the Anatomy and Physiology to Perfect Your Practice by Ann Swanson
Optional books: Trail Guide for the Body, Volume 6 by Andrew Biel
Anatomy Trains by Thomas W. Myers

PranaYoga Teacher Training: 300 Hour +

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300-hour trainings are typically the next step for teachers.

We offer the option to attain 300-hours and more, with an excess of over 1000 hours of advanced classes available.

A required 200 hours of core courses must be supplemented with 100 hours additional elective courses to complete the 300 Hour + certification.

And, then you can continue your studies and earn the Certificate of PranaYoga Advanced Yoga Teacher Training (CPYT) for attaining 1000 hours of education.

You must have a 200 hour YTT certification before you can register. Courses can be used as continuing education.

Samples of core topics include these and more:

Chakra, Tantra, and Esoteric Anatomy
Patanjali Yoga Sutras
Yoga Teaching Methodology
Hatha Yoga Classical Texts
Ayurveda for Yogasana Teachers
Bhagavad Gita

Samples of special interest electives include:

Children’s Yoga
Prenatal Yoga
Senior Yoga
Yoga Nidra
Yoga as Therapy