Denver Integrative Massage School offers a anatomy and physiology course called Science for Yogis. This course is designed for yoga teachers and dedicated yoga practitioners. The course includes foundational anatomy and physiology, pathology, and introduction to kinesiology as it relates to teaching and practicing yoga. The 100-hr continuing education course for yoga teachers is much needed addition of anatomy and physiology studies, as these topics are minimally covered in most 200-hr yoga teacher trainings.
As a yoga teacher you see a wide range of physical abilities and yoga students with many physical ailments and conditions. The purpose of this class is to provide a pathological approach to teaching yoga. Students of this Science for Yogis course will be, upon completion of the course, equipped with a detailed understanding of causes and effects of diseases that affect a yoga practice, as well as an ability to better observe and understand the anatomy, gait, and postural issues of their yoga students.
The course covers introduction to Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, and Kinesiology. Topics include: medical terminology, Western and Asian signs and symptoms of disease and disharmony, basic pharmacology, all systems of the body, actions of individual muscles and types of muscle contractions, gait, posture, and assessment.
This course starts every quarter and meets one weekday night per week, 5:30p – 9:00p, for six months. The cost of the course is $700, not including the cost of required textbooks that will help deepen your knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
Next Start Dates:
Wed April 9th, 2014 | Tue July 8th, 2014
Enrollment is open, so don’t delay!