Anatomy of Asana


Anatomy of Asana: the Fundamentals of Anatomy and how they apply to Yoga (25HR)

With Athena Vassilatos Kirste & Esther van der Hoef

Do you want to feel more confident in teaching movement with a better understanding of the body? Then join Athena and Esther in this training!

Learning anatomy takes time but it is possible for us to enjoy the knowledge and share the beauty of having awareness about how we move.

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About the training

This 25-hour training offers a deep dive in the fundamentals of anatomy, building on the basic knowledge you learned in your 200 hour YTT. 

We will learn about bones, joints, muscles and connective tissues, with a focus on how they are used in a physical yoga practice. Understanding how bodies move helps us plan our classes in a logical and creative manner, better observe and assist our students, and adds a layer of awareness to our own practice through developed proprioception.

Learning concepts like anatomy requires study-tricks, to better understand and retain the information. We will do that by analysing common cues and how they make sense (or don’t make sense!) according to anatomy. We will also learn the concepts through visual, auditory and tactile means.


What will you learn?

In this training we will cover:

  • Anatomy of the knee, hip, shoulder, elbow and spine.
  • Anatomy of breathing and the core.
  • The “why” behind the cues we hear and teach in class – and is there a “why” that makes sense?
  • How to embody the knowledge of anatomy.
  • How to teach the understanding of anatomy through your sequence in a yoga class.
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Dates and costs

6, 7 & 8 December 2024: 09.00 - 17:00

Price: €339 (tax free)

This program also grants you 25 CE credits with Yoga Alliance and can be part of your 300-hour journey.

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About Athena

Yoga became an important part of my life as it became a refuge from the stress of studying in accountancy. It has then evolved into an introduction to being conscious of my health and well-being, now being a source for strength, agility, and peace of mind. I became increasingly interested in the practice, eventually deciding to share with others what this practice is to me. My classes range from Yin yoga to Vinyasa flows, with hints of Yoga Tune Up, all based on thoughtful and intelligent sequencing for strength, agility and mindfulness. My main goal as a yoga teacher is to guide you through fun and safe movement while cultivating presence.


Other modules

We also offer other modules in this Advanced Teacher Training (300HR)!