Anatomy for Embodied Yoga


Saturday 30th November – Sunday 1st December 2024

9am – 530pm 
15 Hours

with Melanie Cooper E-RYT500

from £255



Yoga Alliance registered     Christine is ERYT500


Why undertake Anatomy for Embodied Yoga Teacher training (YTT)?


The goal of this course is to kindle a profound passion for understanding the intricacies of the human body and empower you to integrate this knowledge seamlessly into your classes. This integration aims to elevate your teachings, offering a deeper understanding of working with diverse bodies and constructing classes with anatomical coherence.

In this evolving landscape of yoga, the emphasis is shifting towards recognizing that poses lack inherent alignment—alignment is individualized to each person. Embracing the uniqueness of every body, the role of a yoga teacher becomes intricate yet potentially more fascinating and rewarding. The course adopts a creative approach to anatomy, examining established yoga concepts through the lens of contemporary research and knowledge.

Throughout the training, fundamental questions such as “what defines strength and flexibility” and “what creates a balance between these qualities” will be revisited. The teaching approach emphasises functional anatomy, exploring body reading, bandhas, and gravity as pathways to fostering healthy, balanced, and functional movement.

Meet Melanie

We are delighted to welcome Melanie Cooper, a wonderfully experienced guest teacher who travels far and wide sharing her expert skills. Melanie has over two decades teaching experience in a range of styles; initially starting from an Ashtanga background, but now favouring the ‘softer’ Yin and Yoga Nidra elements alongside other specialisms such as anatomy.

When Melanie isn’t delivering level 2 YTTC (300 hours) and other teacher trainings, you can find her sharing her skills on beautiful retreats abroad, or spending time at the beach in cooler climbs in Cornwall!

What you will learn

Melanie Cooper will expertly guide you through this training, bringing sensitivity, patience, and a touch of humour to the exploration of yoga anatomy. The goal is to kindle a profound passion for understanding the intricacies of the human body and empower you to integrate this knowledge seamlessly into your classes. This integration aims to elevate your teachings, offering a deeper understanding of working with diverse bodies and constructing classes with anatomical coherence.

Throughout the training, fundamental questions such as “what defines strength and flexibility” and “what creates a balance between these qualities” will be revisited. The teaching approach emphasizes functional anatomy, exploring body reading, bandhas, and gravity as pathways to fostering healthy, balanced, and functional movement.

Areas of Study

  1. Introduction and general overview

  2. Anatomy of Breath & Bandhas

  3. Anatomy of the Hips, Knees, Ankles

  4. Anatomy of the Shoulders, Elbows, Wrists

  5. Anatomy of Forward Bends

  6. Anatomy of Twists & Backbends

  7. Flow classes to “feel” the anatomy teachings in the body

Eligibility

We welcome practitioners and teachers of all yoga backgrounds to enrol. This course would primarily benefit qualified teachers, trainees and teachers of other disciplines, such as pilates, who want to add a new dimension to their offerings. This course is a great for those who may have studied this topic on a 200 TT but want to refresh and/or expand their knowledge, those training on a level 2 and anybody who is interested in the mechanics of the body in yoga practice.

It’s also a wonderful course for those who have, or would like to develop their personal practice and want to enrich and expand their understanding. (Please note, this course is otherwise intended as a supplement to existing teaching qualifications and does not qualify you as a teacher in it’s own right).

If you are unsure of your eligibility, feel free to contact us and ask us any questions.

Melanie Cooper will expertly guide you through this training, bringing sensitivity, patience, and a touch of humour to the exploration of yoga anatomy. The goal is to kindle a profound passion for understanding the intricacies of the human body and empower you to integrate this knowledge seamlessly into your classes. This integration aims to elevate your teachings, offering a deeper understanding of working with diverse bodies and constructing classes with anatomical coherence.

Throughout the training, fundamental questions such as “what defines strength and flexibility” and “what creates a balance between these qualities” will be revisited. The teaching approach emphasizes functional anatomy, exploring body reading, bandhas, and gravity as pathways to fostering healthy, balanced, and functional movement.

Divided into seven thoughtfully crafted chapters, the course offers easily digestible sections. Accompanied by brief quizzes..

The course covers a range of topics from the general overview to specific aspects:

  1. Introduction and general overview

  2. Anatomy of Breath & Bandhas

  3. Anatomy of the Hips, Knees, Ankles

  4. Anatomy of the Shoulders, Elbows, Wrists

  5. Anatomy of Forward Bends

  6. Anatomy of Twists & Backbends

  7. Flow classes to “feel” the anatomy teachings in the body



We welcome practitioners and teachers of all yoga backgrounds to enrol.

This course would primarily benefit qualified teachers, trainees and teachers of other disciplines, such as pilates, who want to add a new dimension to their offerings.

This course is a great for those who may have studied this topic on a 200 TT but want to refresh and/or expand their knowledge, those training on a level 2 and anybody who is interested in the mechanics of the body in yoga practice.

It’s also a wonderful course for those who have, or would like to develop their personal practice and want to enrich and expand their understanding. (Please note, this course is otherwise intended as a supplement to existing teaching qualifications and does not qualify you as a teacher in it’s own right).

If you are unsure of your eligibility, feel free to reach out and ask us. 

There are 3 payment options 


Option 1
 Pay in Full – £295 total Includes £30 discount (click here)

(Available until 2 weeks prior to course start date, after this time, full price is applied – click here)


Option 2
 Pay Deposit then balance – £325 total

£100  non-refundable deposit (click here)

£225 remaining balance (click here)  due 2 weeks before the course.


Option 3
Special Alumni Price – £255 total  (paid in full) 

Includes £40 discount. For those who have paid for or undertaken any Breathing Space Teacher Training (click here).

Courses include Yin Yoga (40 hours), Chair Yoga (20 hours), Hatha Yoga (200 hours), Aerial Yoga (20 hours), Yoga Nidra (30 hours), Trauma Informed Yoga (20 hours)


What is included 

Comprehensive colour manual

2 days in-person learning

Props (please bring your own mat)


What’s not included 

Accommodation, travel, food, snacks, insurance.


Cancellation Policy / refunds

Courses are non refundable and non transferable. No partial refunds will be given for non attendance or non completion of the course.

In rare and extenuating circumstances, a transfer may be possible but is at the discretion of the course leader.

This in-person training takes place in our beautiful yoga shala in the centre of the city in Derby.

14 George Street

Derby

DE1 1EH

Exclusive customer parking available – all day parking just £3 (paid on arrival at reception) 

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Breathing Space School of Yoga

High-quality, Ethical Teacher training in Derby, East Midlands

SIGNS OF A HIGH-QUALITY, ETHICAL COURSE

  • The great-value fee reflects quality and is a sign of an ethically run Yoga School (no random discounts and gimmicks to sell courses – what you see is what you get – quality and excellence).
  • Your trainers will have a minimum of 8 years teaching experience.
  • Your lead teacher will teach the majority of the training and holds ERYT500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with a level 2 qualification)
  • Your courses are accredited by Yoga Alliance International and count towards your ongoing CPD
  • Your course complies with elevated Yoga Alliance Standards
  • Our faculty comprises a number of Internationally recognised Trainers who are experts in their field and write their own modules.
  • A personalised, friendly and inclusive learning environment.
  • Quality ongoing, expert mentoring.
  • A luxury, fully equipped Yoga Shala in which to undertake your trainings.