Yoga Anatomy & Injury Workshop for Yoga Teachers

Yoga Anatomy & Injury Workshop for Yoga Teachers

12 hours continuing education for registered Yoga Alliance certified yoga teachers

If you are a yoga teacher or seasoned yoga practitioner interested in deepening your applied knowledge in the structure and function of the human body as it relates to the yoga practice, this workshop is for you. A key focus area will be the common injuries for each area of the body and how to adapt both yoga teaching & practice relating those common conditions. To anchor the teachings, an applied anatomy yoga class will close out the weekend.

Commuters are welcome and invited to sign up for the retreat option which will support your immersion into the weekend's focus along with personal retreat time. The retreat option offers a welcome practice and dinner and 2 nights in Robin's Nest Eco-Cabin (triple accommodation) , Harmony Eco-Cabin (double accommodation) or Sunset Yurt (double accommodation).
Content:

Anatomy Basics
Skeletal system
Muscular system
Risk Management
Training and conditioning considerations
Mechanism of injury from improper alignment
Prevention of injury
Pathology and spectrum of injury
Phases of healing relating to the yoga practice

Common injuries and yoga management /adaptation for the following joints:
Foot and ankle
Knee
Hip
Spine
Shoulder
Elbow
Wrist and hand

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Retreat Schedule:

Friday
5:30-7:00 Evening Practice and Meditation
Welcome Dinner to follow

Saturday (in Mt Pleasant Lodge and Healing Arts Studio)
8-9 Coffee and Tea, Registration for commuters
9-noon: Morning Session
1-4: Afternoon Session with practice

Community Sauna option 4-6pm

Sunday
9-noon: Morning Session
1-4: Afternoon Session with practice

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Commuter Schedule:

Saturday (in Mt Pleasant Lodge and Healing Arts Studio)
8-9 Coffee and Tea, Registration for commuters
9-noon: Morning Session
1-4: Afternoon Session with Practice

Community Sauna option 4-6pm

Sunday
9-noon: Morning Session
1-4: Afternoon Session with practice

Tuition & Accommodation
Early Registration Rate: Register by September 1, 2018: Save $50

Pre-requisites: Completion of a 200-hour YTT or substantial prior yoga experience.

Continuing Education Credits: 12 Continuing Education hours are available for Registered Yoga Teachers with Yoga Alliance in the Anatomy and Physiology category.

Commuter rate includes: 9am-4pm Saturday and Sunday training hours, (12 hours of instruction), anatomy workbook, community sauna session Saturday at 4pm and an applied anatomy yoga class. $285

Retreat rate includes: Friday Evening Qi Gong Hatha Yoga and Meditation practice with Jen Deraspe to open the retreat, intimate Friday welcome dinner in Jen's off the grid cabin, 9am -4pm Saturday and Sunday training hours, (12 hours of instruction), anatomy workbook, a community sauna session Saturday at 4pm and an applied anatomy yoga class. $425

Recommended Reading: Yoga Anatomy, Kaminoff and Matthews

Facilitator: Jen Deraspe has an undergraduate and graduate degree in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training and served as the Head Athletic Trainer at the University of Southern Maine for 10 years. Her primary role was to assess, manage, prevent and rehabilitate athletic injuries sustained by intercollegiate athletics. During her tenure, Deraspe was adjunct faculty in the College of Nursing and established a new degree program in Athletic Training. Passionate about nature, the heating arts and spirituality, she created her own retreat center, Nurture Through Nature. A yoga, qi gong, meditation instructor, and Certified Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie, Jen has been teaching in the wellness field for 28 years. She brings passion, humor and an integrative depth of knowledge to the circle. To learn more, visit www.ntnretreats.com.

Testimonials:
My first take on learning anatomy was during my YTT in 2016. A topic that seemed extremely dense to me was brought to life by our anatomy instructor, Jen Deraspe. She is passionate in this subject and it showed through her teaching. As a class, we were engaged and involved. More importantly, she taught how to integrate anatomy with yoga in realistic situations, such as do's and don'ts for students who may have particular injuries. It was information I could take directly into the yoga class and make sure students would be safe. Jen is very knowledgeable in the field of holistic health and overall an amazing teacher to learn from. Lalita Vayavananda

My yoga anatomy education during my 200Hr YTT was a wonderful foundation in how to provide an inclusive and accessible yoga class to a diverse group. It had been years since I studied general biology anatomy which is not much considering the depth of knowledge that Jen was able to cover with us. I walked away knowing so much more about human anatomy, how to modify and support students with injuries. I really appreciated how she includes how we can support our students in the process of healing from an injury through yoga. Jen brings a refreshing and passionate energy, especially when it comes to yoga anatomy. J Alvarez

Jen has facilitated anatomy in our 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training (YTT), for the last five trainings. She brings incredible value to our training. Jen has a depth of knowledge and approaches the subject from a deep understanding of the whole body. The language of anatomy and injury can feel overwhelming and boring, with her passion she brings the work alive. She is profoundly committed to taking care of students and transfers that wisdom of injury in and how to support students from being injured and healing from injury. I strongly recommend teachers to take advantage of her offerings. R Michelle, Lead Instructor

Jen is an incredible yoga anatomy instructor! I feel very fortunate that I got to train with Jen. With her background in sports physiology, anatomy and yoga, Jen brings a unique combination of skills and expertise to the mat. Her yoga anatomy training is fun, rigorous, and interactive, and she is able to make complicated material accessible, interesting, and relevant. She is thoughtful and intentional about making her lessons applicable to real world situations that we might encounter with our students. One thing I am especially grateful for is her emphasis on safety and injury prevention. Jen is the real deal--her knowledge of yoga anatomy is impressive and her passion for teaching is genuine. J Garcia