Date / Time:  January 16, 2023 – February 13, 2023
Mondays: 6 pm ET – 9 pm ET
Instructor: Bruce
Location: Education Centre and online
For ALL Yoga Teachers and Students!

Advanced Anatomy for Yoga Teachers is designed to build on core knowledge in anatomy, physiology and biomechanics learned in an introductory course (200-hour foundational yoga teacher training, for example).

This interactive course is designed to provide a more detailed understanding of specific areas and structures of the body, in the contexts of asana and breath practice. Participants will explore and study specific body parts and anatomic principles to develop and engage in knowledgeable, safe and sensible personal and teaching practices.

Particular attention will be given to the Respiratory System and Anatomy of the Breath, the Axial Body – Spine and the Core, the Extremities – Shoulder, Knee and Foot, and the Hip and Pelvis.   The final session will examine injury in the context of yoga, based on knowledge and principles from the earlier sessions. Although Anatomy may be understood through focus and reduction of specific systems and structures, an integrative and holistic contextual understanding will also be encouraged.

Program Outline

In this course, students will gain:

  1. Increased practical knowledge of functional anatomy of certain body parts, in the context of asana and pranayama practice.
  2. Relate this knowledge to awareness and understanding of injury prevention, safe practice and building or maintaining health.
  3. Participants should be able to critically identify credible references and resources that will be helpful in their ongoing development of practice sequences, teaching and self-education.

Dates and Times

January 16, 2023 to February 13, 2023.

Five (5) Monday evenings from 6 pm ET – 9 pm ET.


SAVE $45.00 by registering on or before November 15, 2022 for $450.00 per person. $495.00 per person thereafter. 

Fee includes the training, manual and certificate.

Pre-requisite reading

It is expected that participants be familiar with the terms, concepts and content of their introductory Yoga Anatomy program.  The references listed below, while not required as pre-requisite reading, may be referred to during the course and may be both of interest and usefulness in consolidating the Anatomy foundation that we will build upon.

Useful References:     

  1. Functional Anatomy of Yoga: A Guide for Practitioners and Teachers, by David Keil, 2020. Cardinal Publishers Group, (an updated edition expected in January 2023, from Healing Arts Press).
  2. Yoga Anatomy, 2nd Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews. 2012. Human Kinetics.
  3. Anatomy of Movement, Revised Edition. Blandine Calais-Germain. 2007. Eastland Press.
  4. The Key Muscles of Yoga. Ray Long and Chris MacIvor. 2006. Bandha Yoga.
  5. The Key Poses of Yoga. Ray Long and Chris MacIvor. 2008. Bandha Yoga. 
  6. Trail Guide to the Body, 5th Andrew Biehl. 2014. Books of Discovery.
  7. The Science of Yoga. William J Broad. 2012. Simon and Schuster.
  8. Breath – The New Science of a Lost Art.  James Nestor.  2021. Riverhead Books (Penguin), New York.
  9. Anatomy for Yoga (DVD).  Paul Grilley. 2014. Pranamaya. (

* It’s not expected that you have each of these references, but that you find a credible reference, or more, that is accessible for you.  Also, that you are aware of various choices to help with your ongoing learning and exploration.

A brief list of interesting and illustrative articles relating to injury in the context of yoga will be posted at least 4 weeks prior to the start of the course.


This course is open to general public. 6 months to 1 year of regular yoga and/or meditation practice is recommended for participation.

For 200-hour certified Yoga Teachers this course provides CEUs with Yoga Alliance. This course is also part of our Yoga Alliance 300 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training.

300 Hour Program Core Module: 20 Hours