Online Live Applied Anatomy Lessons
Up to two people, 60 mins for $125 (Group rates available)
This lesson is set up via Zoom and includes a screen sharing anatomy lesson of your choice. This could equate to a deeper dive into the anatomy of a specific area of the body, or an anatomical sequencing question or a refresher of the Anatomy Trains lines. Your chosen topic will be decided one week prior to the lesson, which will allow me to put together a slide show which I will screen share with you. It can literally be “talk to me about the spine” and we can go hog wild. Or “I don’t understand the difference between the shoulder girdle vs shoulder joint”. Or I want to know more about the Vagus nerve and how it applies to my movement practice and the nervous system. Or why is the Psoas so important? It can also be something more specific such as the hip joint or the knees etc.
This is geared toward someone who has some anatomy background and would either like a refresher or someone who has scratched the surface on a given topic but wants to peel off a few more layers and have a deeper understanding.
Online Live Anatomy in Action Lessons
Private Anatomy in Action lesson up to 2 people, 60 min lecture, 60 min asana class with Kula Yoga Project director Nikki Vilella, 20 min Q&A for $250
Semi-Private Anatomy in Action lesson up to 4 people, 60 min lecture, 60 min asana w. Nikki Vilella, 20 min Q&A for $375
Anatomy in Action also takes place over Zoom, and consists of a 60 min anatomy lesson (with a screen share slide slow) on an Applied Anatomy topic, followed by a 60 min asana practice to bring movement and embodiment to the anatomy lesson just discussed. The whole shebang is topped off with a 20 min Q&A to clarify anything that was taught in the anatomy lesson and/or the asana practice.
You can choose a topic or we can give you a list of suggested topics and you can pick from them. Examples of topics include but are not limited to:
- Study of a specific area of the body and how we can bring the anatomy of that area to life via a movement practice.
- Something very tactile like “ball and socket joints” or “building a better backbend.”
- Something more related to the subtle body such as “Vagal Tone and how Bandha and Pranayama lend themselves to working with nervous system regulation”.
- The deep front line, the psoas, the kidneys, and how to practically employ bandha and weave it into a vinyasa class. (No experience of bandha required).
- How does running affects my feet/knees/IT bands/suboccipitals and why there are better things to do with your time than foam roll your ITB.
- Ankle injuries and how to strengthen them in your movement practice.
The possibilities are endless, but you get the idea!
This lesson is great for:
- Those wanting to study the Anatomy Trains connections and how Nikki will use them to sequence a class. Both yoga teachers, Kula YTT grads and dedicated students welcome.
- Those wanting to study a specific area of the body and learn how to work with this area in different asana shapes and as well as how they function in transitions.
- Those wanting to get creative with anatomy and learn the inner workings; meaning move beyond an “insertion-origin” anatomy lesson and into a view of the body as a more organic adaptable being from both a physical stand point and a mental perspective.
Online Live 8 hour Applied Anatomy Course
This course was born out of a Yoga Teacher Training curriculum. It is designed for people who do not necessarily have a background in Anatomy, and for those who are interested in moving beyond “the 26 bones of the foot” and into functional anatomy. How can what we learn about the foot be applied to our movement practice? How does our fight or flight muscle connect to our tongue and what does our breathing have to do with it? These are the types of questions this course will answer, alongside giving you a strong sense of the basics of anatomy.
This course is structured in 4 two hour sections and revolves around unpacking fascia and the myofascial connections that make up the Tom Myers Anatomy Trains. It is interactive so that students can ask relevant questions as they arise. The course can be taken privately, as a semi-private small group, or as a teacher training curriculum.
Price available upon request. Request Information
Coming Soon! Healing the Divide
Sectioning off the body is surprisingly hard to do, gathering the body is a series of relationships which (hopefully) all work together. It has thus never made sense to me that Western Anatomy and Eastern Medicine are often divided into two separate practices. It is my belief that one informs the other and merging these two worlds, while a lifelong art, is paramount if we are to fully grasp who we are and bring ourselves into a state of health and balance. This course will use my experience in fascia and musculoskeletal work alongside my training as a licensed acupuncturist to weave the ideas of these two systems together and bridge the gap we so often see in our healing practices.