Anatomy & Physiology Class Series at the Iyengar Yoga Center of Grand Rapids
with Chelsea Tiernan, Ph.d. in Neuroscience, and instructor at GVSU in anatomy and physiology, and Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Iyengar Yoga Practitioner since 2004. The classes will cover the anatomy and physiology topics first from the Iyengar Yoga Certification Syllabi. All interested students/teachers from any tradition and background are welcomed.
#1 Bones & Muscles May 19th: 12pm - 2pm
#1. Bones & Muscles
This class will provide foundational knowledge of the skeletal and muscular systems, introducing the major bones and superficial muscles of the body. We will explore the shapes and locations of these body features, as well as how they relate to asana practice.
#2 Articulations June 9th: 12pm - 2pm
Articulations, or joints, are the places of contact between bones. This class will discuss the basic movements permitted at joints, and the structure of major joints in the body. We will apply this knowledge to asana practice, considering the alignment and movement of specific body parts.
#3 Anatomy of the Shoulder AUGUST 25 : 12 - 2pm
#3. Anatomy of the Shoulder
The shoulder is the most mobile, but also one of the most unstable joints in the body. This class will explore the structure and function of the three articulations that compose the shoulder. We will study the movements permitted at these articulations in asana, with an emphasis on enhancing stability through the full range of shoulder movements.
#4 Anatomy of the Knee Saturday, September 8, 12 -2pm
#5 Physiological Systems Saturday, October 13, 12 - 2pm