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Anatomy Course with David Keil

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David is returning to the Riviera Maya to teach his world famous Yoga Anatomy Course. The weekend is designed for the students of Gannon’s GAVY Teacher Apprenticeship, and some extra spaces are available for practitioners outside of the training.

If you practice yoga, this will change the way you understand your practice.
And if you teach yoga, you MUST attend this course!

Exact location to be determined.


Click ‘read more’ below for course outline…

Outline of Workshop

Anatomical Ideas

  • description of basic movements in the body and examples in yoga
  • connective tissue as a system and its various forms and purpose
  • how connective tissue intimately relates to flexibility
  • muscular system overview, its workings, function and dysfunction
  • integrated view of nervous system and muscular system
  • overview of the skeletal system

Exploring the Leg

  • discussion of the feet including the arches, ankles and how this feeds the standing postures
  • overview of the knee, its major functions and dysfunctions including the four major ligaments: ACL, PCL, MCL, and LCL
  • the knee and lotus, how it often gets into trouble in this pose, what to do, and how to help others
  • structure of the pelvis including the SI joint
  • The hip joint and what makes it so tight and how that effects the knee and spine

Psoas and Spine

  • naming the various parts of the spine
  • what movements happen where in the spine
  • the discs, their functions and dysfunctions
  • learn exactly where your psoas is
  • find out what the real relationship is between the psoas, energy and movement
  • lean how to integrate the psoas into your practice

Breathing and Arms

  • anatomical breakdown of the shoulder girdle
  • rotator cuff muscles, their function and location
  • the integrated movement of the clavicle, scapula and humerus
  • dealing with shoulder and wrist problems
  • diaphragm anatomy and function
  • relationship of the psoas and breathing