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, and Jennifer Beaumont, CIYT Intermediate Jr. III. 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.
#6. The Pelvis
The pelvis, which means “basin”, serves to hold the organs of digestion and reproduction. It is a keystone body structure, balancing movements of the vertebral column with those of the lower body. This workshop will explore the anatomical significance of the pelvis, including bones, muscles, connective tissue structures, and organ positions. We will also study how awareness in this part of the body can influence the alignment of our hips and legs in standing and seated asana.
#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