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The word “flexibility” is often associated with yoga. But what does it mean to be flexible? In this four-week online course, Anatomy Trains founder Tom Myers walks you through the latest science on stretching, including the roles that fascia and your nervous system play, as well as common yoga injuries and postural patterns associated with both stiffness and hypermobility.
What You’ll Learn
- The anatomy of stretch
- New science on stretch
- The relationship between fascial systems and stretch
- The relationship between your nervous system and stretch
- How to identify postural patterns
- How to apply these principles to asana
This on-demand course includes lectures that help you understand anatomical systems in the context of stretch as well as body reading clinics, asana practices, and assignments that help embody what you’ve learned.
What This Course Includes
- Lectures that help you understand anatomical systems in the context of stretch
- Body reading clinics that help crystallize what you’ve learned
- Weekly homework to reinforce what you’ve learned
The Science of Stretch qualifies for 20 non-contact continuing education hours with Yoga Alliance and meets the organization’s requirements for online anatomy training.
Meet Your Instructor
Thomas Myers is the author of Anatomy Trains (used around the world in yoga teacher trainings) and the co-author of Fascial Release for Structural Balance. He has also produced over 35 DVDs and numerous webinars on visual assessment, Fascial Release Technique, and the applications of fascial research. Myers has practiced integrative manual therapy for 40 years and is a member of the International Association of Structural Integrators (IASI) and the Health Advisory Board for Equinox. Based in Maine, Myers and his faculty provide continuing education in Anatomy Trains and holistic myofascial strategies for a variety of movement and manual therapy professionals worldwide, as well as professional certification in Structural Integration based on the Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians. He studied directly with Drs. Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais, and Buckminster Fuller. He has also studied with movement teachers Judith Aston, Emilie Conrad, and in the martial arts. His Structural Integration program is influenced by cranial, visceral, and intrinsic movement studies with European schools of osteopathy. You can learn more at www.anatomytrains.com.