Understanding anatomy in form and function within our yoga practice keeps us free from injury and flowing with grace for the long term, optimizing the benefits of practice every time we step onto the mat.
Explore holistic yoga alignment and how it works within the physical & subtle bodies as an integrated, unified system in this 25 hour training.
What you’ll learn:
The Art of Asana: flow, form & function
How breath revolutionizes body alignment
A deeper understanding of spinal & pelvic connectivity
Functional core: Exploring the pelvic floor, core and bandhas in isolation and within postures & transitions
Anatomy of Connective Tissue: the role in fascia, joints and more
Using postures and teamwork, we will explore different options, modifications and adjustments for various body types and limited mobility concerns
This module is open to all teachers, committed students or others wanting to deepen their knowledge of anatomy!
Krista began practicing yoga over 14 years ago and in 2007, took her first 200hr yoga teacher training program. At the time, she had no intention to teach yoga. Her interest was primarily in deepening self-awareness through meditation and pranayama (breath control techniques). However, the process of learning to teach the postures and breaking each one down in class to understand what was happening flicked an irreversible switch, and the essence of the poses began to shine through. Krista loved the flowing quality of vinyasa based classes and the accessibility of hatha yoga. She loved weaving poses together like an artistic dance of breath, movement and openness. When she emerged from teacher training, Krista was humbled by the vastness of yoga. She was invited to teach karma classes at her teacher’s studio and embraced the opportunity willingly, knowing that this was a gift. It wasn’t long after that Krista began managing the yoga studio and shortly after that, managing the yoga teacher training college where she had trained. Krista moved to Alberta in 2008 and the first job she had was teaching beginner yoga at the Tri Leisure Centre in Spruce Grove. In 2012, she began managing and teaching at That Yoga Place and Phoenix Physical Therapy in Spruce Grove, and worked in the studio and clinic for more than 7 years.
In pursuit of further learning, Krista has taken training in restorative yoga, pre-natal, a 50hr Yin Yoga teacher training and in 2013, completed another 200 hr training in Ashtanga. In 2014, she developed a 200 hour yoga teacher training program through Yoga Alliance and taught several sessions. In 2018, Krista began studying in a 3000 hr Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy program at MaKami College in Edmonton. This came following years of craving a better functional understanding of kinetics and the body. Not only has the training furthered her anatomical understanding of physiology, proper movement patterns and the musculature, it has opened up a new world of health and wellness through therapeutic (deep tissue) and relaxation massage treatments. Yoga continues to amaze Krista with its invitation to know oneself and connect to unveiled reality through intentional physical practice and the constant subtle turning inwards to where the limbs of yoga extend.