As yoga becomes more popular with Americans, yoga teachers are seeing a wide range of students attending their classes on a regular basis. Oftentimes, students come to classes with different ability levels and may be experiencing different physical conditions. Perhaps these students are attending a yoga class on a doctor’s recommendation or are drawn to the practice due to the plethora of physical and emotional benefits a yoga practice has to offer. In an effort to offer continuing education classes for yoga teachers, Science for Yogis was born.
Beginning July 9, our sister school, Denver Integrative Massage School will host Science for Yogis, a 6 month course dedicated to teaching a comprehensive study of anatomy and physiology specifically designed for yoga teachers and yogis interested in acquiring a more in depth knowledge. In addition to anatomy and physiology, topics will include definitions of body systems, pathology, and intro to kinesiology with specific focus on how it relates to the teaching and practice of yoga.
Upon completion of this course, yoga teachers will gain a deeper understanding of medical terminology; Western and Asian approach to signs and symptoms of disease; basic knowledge of herbal and supplemental remedies; and actions of individual muscles and their muscle contractions. This pathological approach to yoga, will help teachers identify causes and effects of disharmony in the body that they might see in their classes on a regular basis.
This class will meet one night a week for 6 months, which will total 100 hours of instruction time. The cost is $700 with the addition of textbook costs. There will be a second course starting in October.