AND THERAPEUTIC YOGA
with Tra Kirkpatrick
September 15-19, 2017
Friday Evening and
Saturday - Tuesday
This is a required course in the Discovery Yoga
500-hour Master Yoga Teacher Certification Program.
The course is open to experienced students as well as teachers.
Transform your own
practice and improve your ability to “read” your student’s practice as
learn how to integrate the knowledge of anatomy into yoga asana. Learning anatomy has the capacity to
deepen your experience of each posture and to learn how to get the most
stretch or engagement of your body. This
workshop will also leave you with an improved ability to help your
students deepen their experience of each posture. This
experiential course where we explore the major
muscles and how they relate to yoga practice. Through observation,
exercises, and practice of specific asanas, you will learn the location
function of the key anatomical regions of the body and understand how
relate to asana, as well as how asana can in turn affect the body. By
these techniques, you will become proficient at understanding and
imbalances in your practice as well as your students' practice. Common
and injuries for each part of the body will be addressed. You will
learn how to
apply asana therapeutically for specific injuries, as well as
(providing appropriate hands-on support and protection) to maximize the
and strengthening that is possible from the practice of yoga. The impact of pranayama and meditation
on the nervous system will also be addressed.
consists of exercises to experience the anatomy as well as posture
incorporate the information:
Friday Evening: 6:00-9:00 - Introduction to Anatomy
8:30-6:00 - The Leg: Learning the muscles and joints of the hip, knee
Learning about common injuries of the leg and how to apply asana to
8:30-6:00 - The Arm: Learning the
muscles and joints of the shoulder,
wrist. Learning about common injuries of the arm and how to apply asana
prevent and heal injury
8:30-6:00 - The Spine: Learning
the muscles and joints of the spine.
about the breath.
8:30-12:30 - Learning about common
injuries of the spine and how to apply asana
to prevent and heal injury. The
nervous system, pranayama and meditation.
($400 if paid in full one month before the start date)
E-RYT 500 is a certified Pranakriya Yoga Therapist, Thai Bodyworker and
teacher who has a private practice and teaches in Atlanta, GA.
Inspired by the healing powers of Yoga ~ not just the “stuff” we do on
the mat, but the deeper, magical qualities that help us unfold ~ Tra has
spent the past decade sharing the practices of healing and wholeness
that come from our willingness to go within.
As a therapist, body/energy worker, and teacher, Tra’s approach
to healing combines the love and compassion inherent within Thai
bodywork with the tools and techniques of Pranakriya yoga to restore
balance, increase vitality, and improve mental and emotional
Tra is the Yoga Therapy Internship Director with the Pranakriya School
of Yoga Healing Arts and teaches advanced modules in Functional Anatomy
and Therapeutic Yoga, Holding Space, assessment and yoga therapeutics,
as well is a co-Director for the school’s 200-hour teacher training
Find out more about Tra and her classes and events at www.growithin.com.