Introduction to Hip Anatomy and Hypermobility Workshop with Vivienne Spanopoulos, March 14

Raffles Place
Saturday, March 14, 2020
10am - 12pm

This 2-hour workshop will give a snapshot view of Vivienne’s upcoming Teacher Training Module on Hip Anatomy. The workshop will zero in on one of the planes of movement of the hip and outline a very practical application of anatomy and movement. If you did not think you needed anatomy in yoga or you are unable make sense of it, Vivienne has a great way of making the information accessible and engaging.

Come prepared to be led through a practice prefaced with how applied anatomy informs your yoga practice; what to do when you or your students have an injury or limitation; and how to maximise your movement by understanding your body. All students are welcome. In particular, those who are curious about the 5-day training are encouraged to come and experience this introduction and have the opportunity to ask questions.


Early bird (by 20 Feb): $88
Regular: $98


Vivienne first came to Singapore in 2003 to co-teach one of the first 500-hour Yoga teacher training courses ever held in this country. She was a trained Vinyasa teacher who had taught at Yoga Synergy in Sydney and had already studied applied anatomy & physiology repeatedly and intensively with her first teacher Simon Borg-Olivier.

Since then, Vivienne has taught more than 15,000 asana classes having begun teaching yoga asana in 1995 and previously taught meditation classes from 1989. Her thirst for knowledge saw her study with many international teachers across various styles: Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Hatha, Iyengar to name a few. She also assisted various teachers, most notably Rodney Yee both in Asia and the US.

In 2006, Vivienne met her next most influential teacher, Glenn Ceresoli, an internationally acclaimed Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher. From him she learned a fundamental framework for understanding Asana which informs her model of pose modification and injury prevention and rehabilitation.

In 2011, she moved to Boston, USA, to study Resistance Flexibility training. This model meshes fascial manipulation & western anatomy, with the eastern meridian system of the body to achieve great changes in a client’s tissue and structure. Several of Vivienne’s clients had forms of paralysis from either a stroke, spinal cord injury or Multiple Sclerosis and found great benefit both physically and psychologically.

Since returning to Singapore in 2015, Vivienne has been passionate about resuming Yoga Teacher Training courses throughout Asia and is in demand as a presenter due to her engaging, precise, knowledgeable, clear, & humorous delivery. Her alignment-based Hatha classes are informed by years of study of anatomy as well as sound movement principles. She also works privately with clients to transform their injuries or pain issues so they can have ease of movement and good health. Vivienne has treated clients with a range of biomechanical issues from herniated discs, to joint or muscle injuries, hypermobility, chronic pain issues and post-surgical needs. The process is designed to educate as much as guide the client so they soon become self-sufficient.

In addition Vivienne is a certified Bioenergetic Wellness Practitioner using proprietary software to get an immediate, non-invasive scan of your bioenergetic anatomy. This scan gives an analysis of your human body-field and suggests protocols for treating distortions and blockages. The connection between this work and yoga therapy is powerful.

In her eternal pursuit of good health, Vivienne is also studying a long-term detoxification protocol put together by the foremost Lyme Disease Doctor in the US, Dr Jay Davidson. She is in practitioner training to assist clients with any type of chronic illness ranging from auto-immune issues, digestive problems, a wide range of neurological issues & general fatigue conditions with their unique plant-derived supplementation and effective protocol order.

Although raised in the West, Vivienne has lived in Singapore for the last 16 years and is much more aligned with Eastern models of health and healing. Her passion is to teach and share what she has distilled from all these sources into a life-changing experience, such as the one she herself has had.