Anatomic Yoga: Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga
Ray Long, MD, FRCSC, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and author of The Key Muscles of Yoga: Scientifc Keys, Volume I. Founder of Bandha Yoga, Ray has studied hatha yoga for more than 20 years,…
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Chris Macivor, illustrator of The Key Muscles of Yoga: Scientifc Keys, Volume I, has been involved in the field of graphic design and digital illustration for more than 10 years. Chris is a graduate of…
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For all levels of yoga experience (min. 6 months).
Led by orthopedic surgeon Ray Long and digital illustrator Chris Macivor, this highly interactive workshop involves a blend of Western scientific concepts applied to hatha yoga poses. Illustrations of the human body are projected in 3-D onto a large screen to illustrate the major posture categories. Questions are encouraged throughout the workshop. Areas of focus include
- An overview of the spinal-cord reflexes related to yoga
- The musculoskeletal system, including bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles
- The cardiovascular and respiratory systems dynamically experienced through asana and pranayama.
Eight different categories of poses are explored in depth: Sun Salutations, standing poses, forward bends, hip openers, twists, backbends, arm balances, and inversions. Each category includes a mini-practice with relaxation, and one or two poses are analyzed in detail, including their therapeutic applications and adjustments. This weekend includes a full class of standing poses designed to awaken awareness of the psoas muscle.
Recommended reading Ray Long and Chris Macivor, The Key Muscles of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume I and The Key Muscles of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume II (Bandha Yoga Publications).
Note This program may involve deep emotional work.
- 8 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
- 8 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge
- room & meals pricing
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
Rates below reflect total housing costs for all program nights.
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $256 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $392 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More