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.
#4 Anatomy of the Knee: Positioned at the end of the longest lever in the body (the femur), the knee joint is a major weight-bearing articulation. However, this joint is vulnerable to extreme stress and strain because the powerful muscles surrounding the knee joint do not provide much direct support. In this workshop, we will explore the unique structure and function of the knee joint, and how to create stability within this articulation during asana practice.
#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: May 18, 2019
#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