Anatomy for Yogis with Arielle Nash

The Anatomy for Yogis course is designed for yoga students and teachers who are interested in learning the anatomy involved in key movements of the yoga practice. No previous anatomy study is required, however it is helpful. The focus is on anatomy, biomechanics and physiology. Additional relevant esoteric, psychological and philosophical topics are woven throughout to give a holistic approach. This course will directly and immediately impact your practice and your teaching.

Topics covered include:

  • Biomechanics of the major movements involved in asana including: forward folding, back bending, hip and shoulder rotation
  • Actions & Counter-actions of asana; using the Ashtanga Vinyasa Asana system as a reference, plus injury prevention.
  • How the body moves as a whole and an introduction to the fascial lines in yoga practice, as well as a dedicated lecture to the Almighty Psoas.
  • Tricks and tips on how to access complex and challenging asana
  • Spinal biomechanics and the do’s and don’ts of spinal movement in asana
  • The anatomy and energetics of bandhas in asana and their link to the breath.

Anatomy for Yogis Schedule

  • Thursday, July 25th 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Friday, July 26th 2019, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 27th 2019, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM


$350 +HST



Call AYCT at (647) 342-6550 with any questions or to register by phone.

Registration in the program is completed with full payment of $350 +HST. Preregistration is required. Full payment is required to reserve your spot in the workshop. There will be a 20% administration fee on refunds for cancellations made before July 25, 2018. There are no refunds or credits granted for cancellations made on or after July 25, 2018.

About Arielle Nash

Arielle NashArielle is a dedicated Ashtangi with over a decade of teaching experience. Holding a degree in Sport Science, extensive professional courses and certifications and following a career training pro athletes, Arielle is also well versed in anatomy, biomechanics and movement patterning, and she applies this to her teaching daily.

Over the last 10 years, she has had the opportunity to teach alongside, or study with highly skilled teachers such as David Robson, Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor, Sri OP Tiwari, Jeff & Harmony Lichty, Chuck Miller, and Prem & Rahda. Her primary teachers are Paul Dallaghan (Thailand), and R. Sharath Jois (Mysore, India), to who she travels annually to study.

She is the founder of the Ashtanga Yoga Research Project, who has conducted global research on Ashtanga, gender difference and injury. Arielle also teaches continuing education courses for yoga teachers, focusing on women’s anatomy, prenatal yoga (yoga for pregnant women), injury prevention and rehab, and adjustment techniques.