March 6-8, 2015
This twenty-hour weekend course is designed for certified yoga teachers and yoga students who are interested in furthering their understanding of human anatomy, physiology and bio-mechanics as they relate to yoga.
This course is particularly useful for those interested in advancing their knowledge towards yoga therapy and the application of yoga postures for therapeutic and restorative purposes. This Master Class will include both lecture and movement-based learning, so come prepared to integrate the information through experience!
The following topics will be covered through a combination of lecture, slide-show presentations, yoga posture demonstration and hands-on applications:
- Review of skeletal anatomy
- Levers and joint bio-mechanics
- Connective tissue and Yoga
- Muscle physiology
- Balance and proprioception
- Principles of exercise physiology
- Skeletal anatomy and bio-mechanics of the spine, shoulder complex and hip
- Anatomy of the major muscles and muscle groups, incorporating both stretching and strengthening of the muscles
- Anatomy and bio-mechanics of the breath
- Mechanisms of injury and injury prevention
- Analysis of postures using the principles of anatomy and bio-mechanics
Dates & Times:
Friday, March 6th – Sunday, March 8th, 2015
Friday: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm each day
NOTE – Time Change: Due to Dr. Outerbridge’s travel schedule the weekend hours will be Friday: 6 pm to 9 pm, Saturday: 8 am to 6 pm and Sunday: 8 am to 2 pm.
$395.00 per person. SAVE $70.00 and register before January 31, 2015 for $325.00 per person.
The hours of this course can be used towards CE accreditation with the Yoga Alliance.
About Dr. Geoff Outerbridge:
Dr. Outerbridge has had a fascination with human anatomy and movement since as far back as he can remember. This passion developed through a diversity of athletic pursuits and teaching a variety of sports including rock climbing, gymnastics, track and field and white water kayaking. He was first introduced to Yoga at an Ashram in the Himalayas in India in 2001 and has continued his yoga practice ever since.
Academically his interests led to a B.Sc. in human kinetics, a M.Sc. in neuroscience and biomechanics, and a degree as a doctor of Chiropractics. During his academic career, Dr. Outerbridge ran an ergonomics consulting business and a personal training business. He was a teaching assistant in anatomy at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, taught anatomy and physiology at Kine Concept Massage Therapy School, and is currently teaching advanced anatomy for yoga teachers.
Dr. Outerbridge ran a multidisciplinary health clinic in Ottawa for 10 years that provided medical, massage, chiropractic and naturopathic services. As a chiropractor, his focus in practice included the prevention and management of occupational and sports related injuries, including exercise protocols and soft tissue management using Active Release Technique®, and Graston Technique®.
Dr. Outerbridge sold his practice in 2011 to help launch World Spine Care (www.worldspinecare.org), an international, inter-professional non-profit organization that is bringing full service care for spinal disorders to under-served regions around the world. He continues as clinical director after spending 2 years in Botswana developing the pilot project. Part of his work has been to launch the World Spine Care yoga project, a teacher-training program for locals at the World Spine Care clinics around the world.