Advanced Studies

  • Year-long focused study
  • Core of our Advanced Studies curriculum and foundation of Yoga Educator (EdY) Program
  • Each course can be taken separately
  • Contact us about single trimesters, workshops or visiting our anatomy classes

Interested in studying anatomy with Amy or Leslie? The 2015/16 academic year starts in October 2015. Leslie has re-organized and expanded his Anatomy of Breath-Centered Yoga course. The first year will orient around an Axial Body Focus, while Amy’s Embodied Anatomy & Kinesiology course will dive into Muscles. Registration is open and early registration discounts are available! Email us at for with your questions.

Interested in cultivating embodied teaching skills while diving deeply into selected topics with Amy? Join us for one or more of our remaining weekends in our 2015 Practices in Embodied Teaching series: Systems & Fundamentals. Registration is also now open for our 2016 Practices in Embodied Teaching series: Layers & Patterns.

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Anatomy of Breath-Centered Yoga
with Leslie Kaminoff

Anatomy of Breath-Centered Yoga is made up of two one-year, three-trimester courses that provide a practical grounding in the principles of yoga viewed through the lens of anatomy. This course travels through the body from a multitude of perspectives, placing particular emphasis on adaptability in breathing, healthy spinal function, skeletal alignment and finding easeful support in relationship to gravity.

Register nowAnatomy of Breath-Centered Yoga:
Axial Body Focus

Three trimesters: Oct 2015-Jun 2016
Wednesdays, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Anatomy of Breath-Centered Yoga:
Appendicular Body Focus

Three trimesters: Oct 2016-Jun 2017
Wednesdays, 2:00pm - 2:00pm

Embodied Anatomy & Kinesiology
with Amy Matthews

Two one-year, three-trimester courses, each of which travels through the body addressing structure and movement from an experiential perspective, involving discussion and movement. Using principles from Body-Mind Centering, Laban Movement Analysis and the Bartenieff Fundamentals, PNF and various yoga practices, we will discuss principles of alignment and therapeutic applications.

Register nowEmbodied Anatomy & Kinesiology:
Muscles

Three trimesters: Oct 2015-Jun 2016
Thursdays, 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Embodied Anatomy & Kinesiology:
Bones & Ligaments

Three trimesters: Oct 2016-Jun 2017
Thursdays, 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Practices in Embodied Teaching
with Amy Matthews

Two Year-long Series of 10 Weekends

Practices in Embodied Teaching is made up of two year-long series of 10 weekends. These weekends provide opportunities to take an experiential dive into anatomy, kinesiology, physiology and embryology. Each weekend, limited to 15 students, focuses on a specific anatomical topic and includes lecture, discussion, movement and a short teaching exploration. In addition to learning and experiencing the material, we’ll consider how deepening our own embodiment supports the practice of teaching.

Register nowPractices in Embodied Teaching:
Layers & Patterns

2016: A Series of 10 Weekends

Register nowPractices in Embodied Teaching:
Systems & Fundamentals

2015: A Series of 10 Weekends