Now in its 5th successful year, our Advanced Applied Anatomy Training is designed for Yoga & Pilates Teachers, Teachers in Training and dedicated yoga & movement students. The course offers an opportunity to deepen your understanding of human anatomy to benefit your movement practice as well as your safe and effective teaching of others.
Due to the small intake, this CPD Further Training Course offers a bespoke and tailored approach to detailed anatomical learning.
NEW for this intake is the opportunity to choose from attending in person (when permitted) or online via Zoom. We have places for only 10 students in person and up to 15 via Zoom.
The course runs over 7 Sundays, from 28 February – 29 August 2021. Each Sunday we meet from 10am – 6pm online, via Zoom or at Flow Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Zoom times will be easily spaced throughout the day with lots of breaks to stop and rest the eyes!
You can go ahead and book your place right now, or if you’re not ready to commit just yet please sign up below for more information and we will send you updates and reminders so that you can make a decision when you’re ready.
NB> For those not able to commit to attending all 7 days, a video link will be made available for your viewing, learning and catch up. Videos of each training session will be available for all trainees to view as often as you like for up to 3 months after each training day.
The full price for these 7 training days, including our comprehensive anatomy handbook and other additional benefits (see below) is £800 for online places and £900 for in studio, if permitted. The in-studio supplement includes a shared vegan lunch, tea and snacks on each day. Please see our payment plan below.
It is possible to pay in instalments, on request. Should you wish to pay by instalments you will be asked to pay a deposit and then monthly payments for a maximum of 6 months from the start of the course. Please speak to Lucy or Ben to arrange your payment plan.
Signing up for the course commits you to payment for the course in full whether paying in instalments or not.
PLEASE NOTE THAT A VIDEO LINK TO ALL SESSIONS WILL BE SENT TO YOU AND MADE AVAILABLE FOR YOU FOR 3 MONTHS AFTER EACH SESSION. This also enables those of you who might not be able to commit to all 7 days to attend.
The course will be run by Ben Parker, Registered Osteopath, and Lucy Parker, Yoga Alliance Professionals Senior Yoga Teacher.
Ben has over 20 years clinical experience as a Registered Osteopath. He has extensive experience in working with individuals with a wide range of physical complaints and conditions. He is particularly interested in helping people understand the causes of their injuries and how to prevent their recurrence. As a practicing yogi Ben also understands how yoga and osteopathy can work in synergy to promote overall well-being and the importance of exercise in the process of recovery.
Lucy has been practicing yoga since her University days and has been teaching since 2010. As a Senior Yoga teacher Lucy has taught over 4,000 hours of group and 1-2-1- classes including holding workshops and courses and hosting retreats in the UK and abroad. As well as a Senior Yoga Teacher Lucy is also a Meditation Teacher and Lead Teacher on our 330-hour YAP accredited Understanding Yoga Teacher Training course.
Both Lucy and Ben are guest teachers on Movement For Modern Life offering bespoke anatomy videos and tutorials.
There will be a total of 56 contact hours and 14 non-contact hours (2 hours per session). The course is fully accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals as a Further Training Course.
The course will follow the following:
Each day will be divided between talks led by Ben followed by practical sessions led by Lucy including an anatomical look at postures, open discussion of the risks and merits of relevant asanas and how to deal with practical scenarios you will come across in your teaching.
Ben and Lucy have different teaching and learning styles that lend themselves perfectly to this course enabling a multi-faceted learning experience meeting your varied styles and preferences.
Ben will deliver structural, medical & anatomical information ensuring you are given the detailed and specific information you require to lay down the foundations of your learning. This will be presented via PowerPoint presentations and backed up with a complete set of very detailed hand outs and notes presented in a pre-bound handbook.
Lucy will then apply this information to living anatomy encouraging students to embody their learning, feeling the anatomy in our own bodies and creating a movement memory of the intellectual information delivered by Ben. This will be supported by the use of life size skeletons (Zebedee and Yorick) and also smaller and specific models of anatomical structures such as the knee or shoulder. Lucy will also use creative, fun and unusual props to gain a deeper insight and understanding of the knowledge imparted through the PowerPoint presentations. We will use touch, movement, partner work and play to embed the intellectual knowledge so it can grow into a deeper understanding.
Uniquely our course includes the invaluable addition of real-life scenarios which you could easily come across in your teaching. This ensures that your learning has been processed and fully understood. The last day of the course will consist exclusively of these scenarios using role play and real-life situations to be sure that you are fully equipped to deal with any anatomical conundrum that walks straight into your yoga classes!
By the end of the course you will have a deep understanding of the human body as well as a working knowledge of common conditions and ailments which hinder the optimal functioning of our anatomy and be able to identify dysfunctional patterns in your students’ movement practice. From this you will be confident to make suitable modifications to your teaching to better assist your students in injury prevention and recovery as well as the management of chronic conditions. Through studying anatomy, applying the information and embodying the felt sense of our internal world, you will grow in confidence as a teacher and scholar of the human body in movement.
This course is held in the stunning setting of Flow Tunbridge Wells, a beautiful and bespoke yoga studio in the heart of Kent. Flow is a fully equipped yoga studio and treatment room providing all your need for comfort and ease.
Due to the small intake this Further Training Course offers a bespoke and tailored approach to detailed anatomical learning.
The course will provide a good opportunity for teachers to bond as a group and to create an ongoing support network between us all. As such we are including a Teachers Community Forum where we will establish a closed Facebook group and an open forum for discussion.
Lucy will be available in a mentor role for advice and support and Ben will also be available for additional anatomy questions and practical advice via email between the sessions.
And, there might be a bit of socialising thrown in for good measure!
All sessions will be catered for with a delicious freshly prepared vegan lunch, and lots of herbal tea for In Person attendees.
A full course syllabus will be sent to you following registration. It is also available on request prior to registering.
Signing up and enrolling onto this course commits you to the full payment for the course. If you enrolled onto the course and withdraw from training after it has commenced, there will be no refund due. Should the course be cancelled by us, you will be refunded in line with our policies detailed on this webpage: Important Info
The advanced applied anatomy course with Lucy and Ben was extremely compelling, it allowed me to dive much deeper into the anatomy of the body and apply it to my yoga practice/teaching. The knowledge and experience of Ben who is an Osteopath combined with Lucy who is a senior yoga teacher allows to consider different angles and therefore broaden one’s understanding.
Having completed this course I would recommend it to anyone that feels a need to broaden their anatomical knowledge as well as keep students safe in a yoga/fitness environment. It has deepened my knowledge greatly and was a great balance of appropriate body mapping and facts with applied body work and real-life scenarios. Ben is incredibly knowledgeable and communicates the information in a stimulating and appropriate way – Lucy complements him by bringing the facts back to the body and in particular yoga asana. We are very lucky to have this kind of course in Kent.
I decided to join the Advanced Anatomy Course with Ben and Lucy following clients disclosing ailments, issues and injuries very often at very short notice before a yoga class. As a yoga teacher, I wanted to develop the understanding behind these issues and have the tools to be better equipped to help and assist clients on their yoga journey. Ben and Lucy are fabulous teachers and a very inspiring duo. Together, they have an extensive wealth of knowledge to share as part of the course ranging from a brilliant course material to various self-enquiries, discussions, quizzes and real life scenarios. The course was delivered in person initially and then online. I thought the online offering was as fantastic as in-person and worked extremely well. I would recommend the Advanced Anatomy course to any yoga or Pilates teacher who wishes to broaden or delve deeper into the anatomy knowledge they have acquired as part of their initial training.
I recently attended Ben and Lucy’s course on advanced anatomy for Yoga Teachers. As a yoga Teacher I feel it is important for me to have a good understanding of human anatomy. Also to be able to adapt a class for those students who may have a health issue. This course has given me more confidence as a teacher to be able to Teach with knowledge and understanding. Ben and Lucy teach in a way that is knowledgable but down to earth ensuring that all students, irrespective of the learning styles can truly gain knowledge of the subject matter. Thank you both.