Yoga Anatomy: Spine Immersion
with Andrea Peloso, senior student and assistant of Judith Lasater Phd.
Friday eve 5:30-9:30pm & Sat/Sun 10:30 am-5:00 pm
This fifteen hour series explores yoga and applied anatomy: how yoga can help the spine, theory and practice, as well as postural analysis for each student. Students will receive an overview of the physiology of how properly applied yoga helps the spine, how the spine is impacted by daily life, and a special yoga routine for the spine.
From this foundation, students will move into experiencing elongation and natural curves of the spine. Students will learn how to create length in the spine and to protect the vertebral column and organs. We will be experiencing applied anatomy and looking at the spine as well as practicing yoga to understand the effect of gravity and mechanics. Students will find a new sense of space, alignment, and length in their spine and pelvis. Themes (as time allows) include:
- Experiential Anatomy: Understanding Standing, Walking, into Standing Poses, Forward Bends, and Backbends
- Yoga for the Lower Lumbar Spine, Sacrum and Pelvis
- Protecting your Spine in the World
- Upper Back, and Spinal Curves
- Yoga for Thoracic, and Cervical Spine: Back bends that feel fabulous and heal the spine.
- Yoga for Scoliosis – Theory and Practice
This training fulfills the Yoga Alliance requirements for Continuing Education. It is also an elective module for the Prana 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training. It is open to all yoga students, yoga teachers and others wanting to deepen their knowledge of movement and the spine.
Andrea discovered yoga as a young teen and has been teaching yoga for fifteen years. Her teaching has brought her across Canada, as well as the United States and Japan. Andrea has over 1700 hours of training and over 700 hours of study with Judith Lasater, of whom she is an assistant. She has also studied with Ramanad Patel and has hundreds of hours of study with several other senior and accomplished teachers, as well as the experience of teaching and assisting full-time for sixteen years. Andrea has a degree with honors in Philosophy and Women’s Studies, and has studied Eastern and Indian philosophy. Andrea has an energetic, gentle and caring teaching style and seeks to make her classes highly educational, straightforward, safe, fun, and inclusive.
Early Bird before January 25: $295.00 +gst. After that its $315.00 +gst
“I absolutely loved the spinal immersion workshop! I am using many of the exercises in my classes every day, even subtle things like language cues for the body. The lessons learned in 15 hours were invaluable, and have become part of the fabric of my teaching and personal practice. Such a pleasure to be working with someone who so clearly is living her life’s purpose.”
– Catherine Mattice, Yoga Instructor –
“Andrea Peloso is a dedicated teacher who I trust to offer excellent instruction. She cares deeply for yoga students and the practice of yoga.” Judith Hanson Lasater, PHD. P. T., yoga teacher since 1971, author of 8 books.