Based on the 40+ years of research, practice and publication work of the international Anatomy of Movement® school founded by Blandine Calais Germain, this methodology today counts as a leading resource available for movement professionals.
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Equipped with the unparalleled attention to detail and comprehensive emphasis on research and experiential learning that characterizes all Anatomy of Movement® trainings,
Wellco Yoga Anatomy courses provide a thorough, structured and analysis-based insight into yoga anatomy— empowering teachers to lead exceptional classes that are sustainable and precision-led.
EXPERIENCING A KEY STRUCTURE OF THE BODY AND ITS ROLE IN THE YOGA ASANA PRACTICE
Spinal Mobility & Yoga
Serving as partner and international hub for the Anatomy of Movement school,
Wellco organizes specialized trainings for a vast range of movement professionals
year round and is now making the method's in-depth teachings for yoga available
in a condensed, English language format (taught with Spanish option).
Facilitated by one of the most senior teachers of the method trained by Blandine
Calais-Germain herself, this course will impart analysis-based
knowledge for yoga teachers who are ready to take their professional
work to the next level.
This workshop is aimed at people who practice and teach yoga, as well as people who study to teach yoga. The movements that involve the spine occupy a fundamental role in yoga. Flexion, extension, tilt, and rotation movements of the spine can be facilitated or limited, involving one or more vertebrae at different points. During the course we organize the information regarding these movements in a progressive way, creating a reading of the different phenomena that take importance according to each specific movement.
• Deepen the knowledge of the structure of the spine, the vertebra and the intervertebral joints.
• Understand the possibilities of movement of the intervertebral joints at different points of the spine and observe this movement in the context of a yoga class as a student and as a teacher.
• Identify the hyper or hypo mobile regions and the ways to protect them in the postures (adaptation of movements, preparatory exercises, use of material to help the movement, oral indications during the class).
This workshop will alternate between
• Moments of anatomy allowing observation of the vertebral structures and the structures that maintain them. Understand the relaiton to the practice of yoga.
• Practical workshops of movements that detail a type of posture, and allow progressive introduction of analysis principles.
• Moments of pedagogy, during which application of adjustment or modification of postures are explored.
For some key positions, certain questions / answers will be addressed:
• Reading of the posture with focus on what is happens to the vertebrae.
• What is the movement that occurs?
• Where is it produced more selectively?
• What are the factors that increase its amplitude? (intra- or extra-corporal forces).
• What is the intensity of the load on the spine at different moments of the posture?
• What are the factors that eventually intensify this burden?
• Are there any possible risks to the column?
• How to optimize the beneficial effects of posture from the point of view of anatomy?
PEDAGOGICAL MEANS OF THE WELLCO YOGA ANATOMY CYCLE:
• Anatomical models (* FOR SOME PARTS OF THE BODY)
• Access to anatomy atlas or anatomy posters.
• Installation of certain anatomy elements in the models.
• Selective coloring of anatomical drawings.
• Wall images that show regions, movements or postures.
• Thematic presentations in PowerPoint, app, videos or printed articles by Blandine Calais-Germain and their team of teachers when available.
• Practice in group of two or three people supervised by the teacher, with correction among students.
THEMATIC MANUAL THAT CONTAINS:
• Course program
• Drawings to consult, complete or color.
• Original texts from the Anatomy of Movement® school to deepen specific topics.
Vertebra, intervertebral ligaments, intervertebral discs, postures in flexion, extension, tilt, rotation, hip or spine movements, risks of vertebral practices, sciatica, lumbago, prevention.