Anatomy & Physiology for Teachers: Developing Core Awareness, Improving Core Stability – 2014

with Letícia Padmasri, M.A., E-RYT 500

Yoga Alliance Hrs: 13 (approximate)

Anatomy and Physiology for Teachers 1Core stability is much talked about but little understood. This workshop will deepen your understanding and practical application of this topic. Having a strong core is nourishing and freeing and will directly affect the quality of your yoga practice (asanas, pranayama and meditation) as well as your teaching practice. Developing awareness is key to being able to develop core stability.

One of the most important core muscles is the iliopsoas. Because of prolonged and dysfunctional sitting and other habits, this muscle ends up restricted by social limitations and confined to repetitive movements. A healthy psoas is the first step toward a steady and comfortable yoga practice. In this workshop you will explore the psoas, working with core awareness through the practice of yoga asanas.

Expand your perspective and experience the essence of core stability as you discover core awareness. By working with our center, we develop the ability to consciously respond to life situations rather than react to them. We refine our capacity to be alert, responsive and openhearted.

 The following topics will be discussed:

  • Understanding the role of the psoas muscle in core stabilityAnatomy and Physiology for Teachers 2
  • Yoga asanas for core stability
  • Exploration of sitting habits and seated asanas for meditation
  • Connections between core stability and breathing
  • Enhancing pranayama practice through core awareness and core stability

*Please note: this program begins at 3:30 pm, but registration is between 2:00-3:00 pm.

Leticia Padmasri 2014Letícia Padmasri, M.A., E-RYT 500 is a certified Integral Hatha Yoga teacher in the Basic, Intermediate and Advanced levels, as well as a certified Raja Yoga teacher. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Exercise Science, a Master Degree in Education and many years of dedication towards Exercise Physiology. Her interest for the body’s structure and function combined with her love for the Yoga Philosophy support students in experiencing the depth of the Yoga asanas. Letícia teaches Hatha Yoga classes along with personal training where she integrates the Eastern and Western Philosophies. She teaches workshops in Yogaville and Brazil, and is one of the Trainers for the Integral Yoga Teacher Trainings, as well as the Anatomy & Physiology Teacher. She also has been administrating Yoga teacher trainings and workshops at the Integral Yoga Academy since 2008.


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