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Experiential Anatomy with Judith Hanson Lasater
at Yoga Yoga Westgate
or Call to register: 512-358-1200
Deeply understanding the anatomy and movement principles of the body is an invaluable tool for yoga teachers and serious students. Not only does it help your teaching, but it also enriches your own practice.
In this special training, we will practice active and quiet poses, but our work will be focused around learning specific anatomy by feeling it in our own bodies and seeing it in others' bodies. Often participants in this training realize they know a lot about anatomy because they feel it rather than verbalize it. What we will uncover is the movement principles (kinesiology) and names of that anatomy.
Not only will we stretch our hamstrings, for example, but we will also learn exactly where they attach and what exactly it is they do in the body besides make forward bends challenging.
Required book: Yogabody: Anatomy, Kinesiology and Asana
- one sticky mat
- five yoga blankets
- two blocks
- one yoga belt
- one bolster
- one eye cover
Schedule: 12pm-5:30pm each day with a 30 minute break
Apply these hours towards your CEU requirements.
Judith Hanson Lasater
Judith Hanson Lasater has taught yoga since 1971. She holds a doctorate in East-West psychology and is a physical therapist. She is president of the California Yoga Teachers Association, and serves on the advisory boards of Yoga Journal and Healing Lifestyles and Spas. Her yoga training includes study with B. K. S. Iyengar in India and the United States. She teaches yoga classes and trains yoga teachers in kinesiology, yoga therapeutics, and the Yoga Sutra in the San Francisco Bay Area. She also gives workshops throughout the United States, and has taught in Australia, Bolivia, Canada, China, England, France, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, and Russia.
She writes extensively on the therapeutic aspects of yoga. She is the author of 8 books including Relax and Renew and Yogabody: Anatomy, Kinesiology and Asana.
Currently, Judith is consulting on four studies being conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). These studies focus on the use of restorative yoga to reduce hot flashes in menopausal women, to reduce metabolic syndrome, to reduce anxiety during drug rehabilitation, and for women in treatment for breast cancer.
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