Anatomy for Teachers is a 50 hour course with Louise and Nic that is tailored for Yoga, Yogalates, or Pilates instructors seeking a profound understanding of Anatomy and Physiology in the context of Asana. It serves as an invaluable supplement for those who have previously been introduced to Anatomy and wish to deepen their knowledge in this crucial area.

Investment: $399
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Course Overview

  • Anatomy Terminology: Establishing a foundation for understanding anatomical terms.
  • Stretching, Flexibility, and Fascia: Exploring the application of stretching, flexibility, and the role of fascia in the context of anatomy.
  • Muscle Understanding: Delve into the fundamentals of the human body's muscular system, exploring origins, insertions, actions, and their direct application to the practice of Asana ( Yoga postures and this knowledge can be translated into Pilates movements).
  • Human Body Systems and Physiology: Gain insights into the seven main systems that constitute the human body's physiology, understanding how modifications and adjustments in Asana can influence these systems.
  • Foundational Importance: Recognise the significance of a solid foundation in anatomy for effective teaching. Whether addressing student injuries or refining their practice, a profound understanding of anatomy forms the bedrock of personalised instruction.

 Additional Resources

  • Required Textbook: "Yoga Anatomy" by Leslie Kaminoff, published by Human Kinetics, is essential for completing the course.
  • Optional Recommended Reading: "Key Poses of Yoga; Scientific Keys Vol 2" by Ray Long (ISBN 13: 978-1-60743-239-5) is highly recommended but not mandatory. It can be sourced from local bookstores or online platforms such as Amazon, Booktopia, or Fishpond.

Secure your place on this self-paced, online learning journey designed to empower yoga, Yogalates, and Pilates instructors with a deeper understanding of the human body.

 

Self Paced Study

This course is delivered through supported video lectures, a Training Manual, in-depth handouts and quizzes; allowing you to progress at your own pace. You are supported by Louise and Nic who will be available to answer questions through our personalised online study portal. A general level of computer literacy is required.

Embark on a transformative journey with Yogalates Academy and one of our world class online courses. Tailored for both Yoga and Pilates Teachers, as well as students exploring a deeper understanding of these practices.

Meet Your Teachers

Louise Solomon

Master Teacher & Teacher Trainer, Louise takes you on a journey in her popular masterclasses. She pioneered the exercise system Yogalates and has been teaching in Australia and worldwide since 1993. Encouraging all to take to the matt, Louise prides herself on the hight standard of her Teacher Trainings and continues to develop her practice with the latest evidence for supporting the mind, body and breath connection.

​Author of Yogalates Total Body Toner and a Senior Level Member with Yoga Australia, Louise is recognised by Yoga Alliance at their Advanced Teacher Level (ERYT 500). You'll find her teaching at the Bangalow Studio, on demand in the Online Academy and regularly at Yoga Expos around the world.

Meet Your Teachers

Nic Dorsch

Yoga has been in my life for 30 years, 20 years as a Yogalates Teacher, for the last 8 years a Yogalates Master Teacher Trainer.   

At 19yrs old I began my journey of Yoga initially to deal with postural conditions, injuries and ailments, however this was really a facade for the yearning and curiosity I had for spirituality.  At age 30yrs I landed in my teaching foundations in Byron Bay with Louise Solomon and her Yogalates Method, whom I am honoured to support as I continue to love her teachings as her assistant in teacher trainings worldwide.  

The Yogalates teacher training is a complete 350hr training with in-depth studies in Yoga Philosophy, breath work (Pranayama), Adaptive Therapeutic Yoga, core + functional movement.  In 2004 we lived and breathed it (literally) for 6 months full time, which I am sure embedded the practice into my every cell.  I knew this is what I wanted to do, I had found my Dharma - to share with as many people as possible the gifts Yoga has blessed me with.  

I am passionate about sharing breath work, meditation, movement and alignment of the body in postures (Asana) so any BODY can experience the strength (Stirrha) and peace (Sukkha) this practice offers.