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16 Hour Level 2 Anatomy for Yoga

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16 Hour Level 2 Anatomy for Yoga

June 8, 2019 - June 9, 2019

For booking and full Anatomy Course curriculum details:

This Anatomy for Yoga course with Karen Kirkness Yoga (MFA, MSc, YACEP, E-RYT500) offers special insight into the human body for yoga students & teachers.

Participants will discover anatomical concepts related to fascia and Biotensegrity through the exploration of theory and physical participation in the studio.

This Level 2 Anatomy for Yoga course with Karen Kirkness (MFA, MSc, YACEP, E-RYT500) offers special insight into the human body perfect for yoga students & teachers with some prior anatomy background.


8th & 9th June 2019 at Meadowlark Yoga:

  • 8am-12.30pm Moon Studio
  • 2pm-5pm Sun Studio



The Nature of Fascia

1) A presentation exploring the skeleton, fascia, and myofascial continuities in. Focus on the Thoracolumbar Fascia and its spiral continuities with Upper and Lower Limbs

2) Followed by active sessions learning how to incorporate rotational patterns into yoga practice, with an active standing sequence plus restorative techniques to reinforce optimal movement patterns.


Anatomy of Adjustments

1) Participants will practice a range of adjustment techniques based on the spiral anatomy of joint systems introduced on the previous day.

2) Looking at the body as a whole, participants will learn principles to guide their approach to assisting self and others safely. Asanas explored will include a selection of the following:

  • Downward Dog
  • Chaturanga
  • Parsvakonasana
  • Crescent Lunge
  • Virasana and variations
  • Janusirsasana and variations
  • Marichyasana and variations
  • Forearm plank sequences leading to
  • Pinchamayurasana
  • Backbending
  • Inversions


  • Attendees will gain an understanding of spiral anatomical concepts and see these reinforced through the handling of cadaveric material with the guidance of trained anatomists.
  • Everyone will engage with basic concepts to build confidence with anatomy in their own practice and teachings.


  • Listen and engage with visual presentations of various anatomical systems
  • Discover anatomical principles relevant to yoga practice
  • Participate in led yoga and Pranayama sessions to reinforce anatomical concepts
  • Form small groups and participate in hands-on learning activities
  • Build and play with tensegrity models
  • Engage in body painting to learn the surface anatomy of the musculoskeletal system
  • Practice informal presentations to each other in the large group

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Understand the interconnectedness of body systems
  • Appreciate how the connective tissue system co-creates itself
  • Learn techniques for reinforcing structural anatomy knowledge
  • Understand the factors of balanced wellness versus physical fitness
  • Have confidence and fluency discussing fundamental anatomical principles


This course will enable the inspired student to:

  • Describe the tensegral nature of fascia
  • Integrate this understanding into practical terms
  • Build on this foundation to increase intuitive ability to assess students in their own classes
  • maximise healthy outcomes for self and others

The studio hours of the course at Meadowlark Yoga will be delivered in original, engaging presentations with group participation. Karen uses innovative learning techniques and small group activities such as body painting to engage every learning style.


  • Participants must have some experience of yoga.
  • Some prior anatomy experience is helpful.
  • There are no assessments for this course.

The full course investment is £225

16Hour Certificate of Attendance, with Yoga Alliance Professionals (UK) and Yoga Alliance (USA), for CPD will be presented upon successful completion of the required hours.

Required Reading:

  • Joanne Avison’s Yoga: Fascia, Anatomy and Movement 

Please note: Payments are 100% non-refundable, so please ensure you can attend all training days & complete the full course in order to achieve your Certificate of completion.
If you have any queries about this course, please get in touch with our trainings co-ordinator, Nina:

Event Details

Date: June 8, 2019 - June 9, 2019
Time: -
Venue: Meadowlark Yoga
Address: 43 Argyle Place
Organizer Name: Meadowlark Yoga