Functional Yoga Anatomy & Connecting Transitions with Rachel Land

Hot Yoga Dublin

Unit 5, Block 4, Burnell Green, Northern Cross, Malahide Road, Dublin 17

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Event Description

We are delighted to welcome Rachel Land all the way from New Zealand for this one day of functional connections to the body through the movement of yoga.

Rachel Land is an E-RYT500  accredited yoga teacher and Yoga Medicine teacher trainer based in Queenstown, New Zealand. Rachel continues to study extensively with Yoga Medicine and is personally mentored by Tiffany Cruikshank. Passionate about real-world application of her studies in anatomy and alignment, she uses yoga to help her students create strength, stability and clarity of mind. 

She has completed courses in Anatomy & Physiology, Nutrition, Sports Training & Development, Mentoring, Yin Yoga, as well as a 500-hour yoga training with Yoga Medicine, focusing on the anatomy and function of the shoulders, hips and spine.

Morning session | Functional Yoga Anatomy

Explore the structure and function of the key joints - shoulders, hips and spine - in terms of how they impact a yoga practice. Understand the key challenges presented by each joint, including common postural misalignments you'll see in your students. Expect the anatomical theory to come vividly alive with joint range-of-motion assessments and clear, practical application to common yoga pose families including standing poses, backbends, forward folds, hip openers, and inversions.  
Afternoon session | Key Yoga Transitions2-5pm

It's one thing to understand the impact of joint anatomy in static poses, but another to apply it to maintaining stability during movement. Learn how to help your students maintain integrity in the key joints of shoulders, hips and spine during common yoga transitions. We will break down foundational poses (including tadasana, uttanasana, plank, chaturanga dandasana, urdhva mukha svanasana or upward facing dog and adho mukha svanasana or downward facing dog) and workshop the crucial transitions between them, including the vinyasa flow from plank to chaturanga, plus folding forward and rising back up to standing.


Map of Event Location
Saturday, October 6th, 2018 9:00 am –  5:00 pm