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. All interested students/teachers from any tradition and background are welcomed.
#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 Sept 8 12 - 2pm
#5 Physiological Systems Oct 13 12 - 2pm
#1 Muscles & Bones: January 12, 2019
#2 Joint Articulations: February 2, 2019
#3 Shoulder Complex: March 9, 2019
#4 Anatomy of the Knee: April 13, 2019
#5 Physiological Systems: December 8, 2018
#6 Anatomy of the Pelvis: January 19, 2019
#7: Nervous System #1: Brain & Skull: March 23, 2019
#8: Nervous System #2: Peripheral Nerves & Vertebral Column: April 6, 2019