Art of Yoga: A Functional Approach to the Vinyasa Practice with Angie Yeo, Mar 25 - Apr 2
Saturday & Sunday, March 25 & 26, April 1 & 2, 2023
9.30am - 1pm
This programme is designed to equip and empower you with a deeper understanding of the functional anatomy behind the Vinyasa practice. By looking closely into the skeletal and musculature of specific parts of the body, we become skilful practitioners and/or teachers who are well adept to design an inclusive and functional practice for all.
Understand common injuries that typically happen in the yoga practice, how we can relook at some of the common misalignment cues still prevalent as teaching cues, and how we can manage these injuries in our classes. We look closely into some of the common injuries that occur in the yoga practice, namely the lower back, the sacroiliac (SI) joint, shoulders, and wrists.
Aside from Angie, you will also be working closely with an exercise physiologist, Seishen, to understand more deeply about these common injuries. He will be bringing to the programme his clinical expertise in injury management and rehabilitation, having vast experience specially for elite athletes.
This training is an in-person training with a 60 minute practice, followed by a 2 hour lecture, with a 30 minute break in between. This training includes 14 hours of in-studio training and 6 hours of coursework outside of our contact hours. This is also a Yoga Alliance-certified Continuing Education Training (CET) Programme.
DAY 1: THE LOWER BACK MODULE
Saturday, March 25, 2023
9.30am - 1pm
Anatomical Focus: Lower Back
Students often come to the yoga practice seeking relief in lower back discomfort or tension. Understand some of the common causes of lower back discomfort, and how you can effectively sequence your classes to manage these discomforts. You will also explore some of the ways you can minimise the possibility of exacerbating lower back discomfort in your practice. We will look at common misalignment patterns in some of these poses, as well as poses that are often taught incorrectly. You will also learn how to safely sequence, cue, and adjust yoga poses to ensure that they are safe for your lower back.
DAY 2: THE SI JOINT MODULE
Sunday, March 26, 2023
9.30am - 1pm
Anatomical Focus: Sacroiliac Joint (SI Joint)
Understand why SI joint discomfort is one of the most common yoga-related injuries. You will explore the hips and sacroiliac joints in various standing poses, warrior poses, and some seated poses. You will have a deeper understanding of the anatomy of the hips as well as the sacroiliac joint by looking closely at its structure and movement pattern. You will look at how you can sequence, cue, adjust, and modify these poses safely to ensure that they are safe for your hips and SI Joint.
DAY 3: THE SHOULDER MODULE
Saturday, April 1, 2023
9.30am - 1pm
Anatomical Focus: Shoulders
You will take a deeper look at the shoulder joint, the bones and movement that comprise the shoulder joint, and how the intricacies of the shoulder joint makes it one of the more vulnerable joints in the body–especially in vinyasa yoga. You will explore some of the stable positions of the shoulder joint, and how you can relook some of the alignment of common yoga poses to preserve the integrity and stability of the shoulder joint whilst building strength in a sustainable manner.
DAY 4: THE WRIST MODULE
Sunday, April 2, 2023
9.30am - 1pm
Anatomical Focus: Wrists
Through a deeper inquiry of the wrist joint, you will explore how you can bear weight safely on your hands–especially in the vinyasa practice, and including arm balances and inversions. This intensive is closely linked to the shoulder module. You will look at how you can emphasise safe weight placement on your palms for beginner practitioners who are less used to bearing weight on their palms, to more advanced practitioners looking to explore arm balances and inversions.
Please note that this event is non-refundable.
ABOUT ANGIE YEO
Angie's approach to the vinyasa practice emphasises heavily on anatomy and functional alignment. She strongly believes that advanced yoga poses can only be safely achieved through greater mastery of the simplest of poses and the smallest of details that comes with it. Her area of interest lies in anatomy and biomechanics underpinning the yoga practice, heavily influenced by her training with Jason Crandell. She seeks to ground her classes firmly in anatomical understanding, whether it is through her own further studies, or through consultations and ongoing education with physiotherapists, osteopaths, and exercise physiologists. She is also currently spending her time at a physiotherapist clinic to learn more about injuries and rehabilitation in a clinical setting.
In all her classes and trainings, she strives to teach in a systematic and easily understood manner. Her trainings are crafted with the intention to provide teachers and students with specialised knowledge and instill greater confidence in them to embark on teaching yoga. Through her experience in leading multiple teacher trainings over the years, she believes in the importance of providing students with ongoing support and opportunities to further their growth beyond a standard 200-hr yoga teacher training curriculum, as well as the importance of having basic anatomical awareness underpinning the yoga practice to ensure a sustainable and injury-free practice.
ABOUT SEISHEN GERARD
Seishen is passionate about helping people in their fitness journey, especially if one has no background or experience and has been relatively sedentary throughout their lives. He advocates physical activity that is sustainable for the individual in the long run. He strongly believes in the importance of understanding every individual’s specific needs in order to assist them to reach their personal goals.
This led to him exploring Yoga as a modality–as he found the practice a gentler introduction to get people used to movement. Seishen is now a qualified Yoga Instructor, and presently uses Yoga as part of his rehabilitative practice with his patients.
His areas of clinical speciality include injury management, chronic diseases, weight management and performance enhancement.