Yoga Anatomy Workshops at Semperviva

yoga anatomy workshop kreg weissI am excited to be presenting two new yoga anatomy workshops this Fall at Semperviva Yoga (Vancouver, BC) that will explore fundamentals of spinal movement, alignment and manipulation in our yoga practice.

Spinal Integrity – Exploring Forward Bends and Back Arching Mindfully

Saturday, October 4th, 2014: 12:30pm-3:30pm


  • The general structure of vertebrae including aspects of joint connections with ribcage and pelvis, major ligament structures supporting sagittal plane of spine.
  • Intervertebral discs and aspects of compression, herniation and disc saturation (morning practice considerations).
  • SI joint movements in flexion and extension + potential issues with SI joint destabilization in excessive movement patterns.
  • Kinetic chain and structural restrictions in flexion and extension / discussing ‘benefits’ versus ‘performance’.
  • Discussion of back arching ‘debate’ with relationship of glutes and posterior pelvic tilts.
  • Techniques for increasing mobility mindfully including concepts of ‘elongating’, intra-abdominal pressure, reciprocal inhibition and axial elevation.

Suitable for students and teachers.

Spinal Integrity – Twisting Our Body with Intelligence

Sunday, October 5th, 2014: 12:30pm-3:30pm


  • Quick review of vertebrae anatomy including vertebral curvatures.
  • Various muscles that facilitate twists.
  • Variability in twisting range of motion throughout vertebrae.
  • Relationship of twisting and contraindications/issues related to SI joint.
  • Common misalignments in twists and the contraindications of those misalignments.
  • Aspects of limb/torso proportions and relevance to twisting modifications.

Suitable for students and teachers.

Yoga-AllianceFor 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified teachers the credits of the workshops can be applied towards the 500 hour certification. Each workshop is eligible for 6 hours CEU with Yoga Alliance. Continuing Education Units are required to maintain your status as a Registered Yoga Teacher.

WHERE:  Sun Studio, 2608 West Broadway, Vancouver BC
COST:    $55 + GST each, or $90 + GST for both

For more info or to register, CLICK HERE

Semperviva Yoga


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