This comprehensive course consists of twelve (12) modules covering:
- basic kinesiology concepts, such as terms of position and direction, terms of movement, the planes and axes of movement, true movement vs. “going along for the ride,” and the concept of reverse actions;
- the names and locations of all the major bones in the body, along with the important landmarks of each bone;
- soft tissue anatomy, with an emphasis on skeletal and connective tissues such as bone tissue, ligaments, cartilage, intervertebral discs and menisci;
- the major joints in the body, including their functional and structural classification, the movements they allow, and their ligamentous and/or disc structures;
- the common injuries that may occur at the knee, ankle, shoulder, wrist and spinal joints, and strategies for their prevention (both on and off the yoga mat); and
- massage moves for yoga teachers! A special workshop introducing a handful of helpful shiatsu and thai-based massage techniques.
Contact Hours for Residential Students: 36
Non-Contact Hours for Homestudy Students: 18*
Required Book: Kinesiology: Skeletal System & Muscle Function, by Joseph Muscolino
*A Note on Non-Contact Hours: We estimate that home-study students will study about 7-8 hours per lecture, which works out to approximately 90 hours total for the twelves lectures. Yoga Alliance gives one hour of credit per 5 hours of independent study, which works out to 18 non-contact hours.
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