What happens when you take...
* 1 Best-Selling Book...
* 2 International Subject-Matter Experts...
* 50 Combined Years of Teaching...
* 300 Hours of Content...
...And Distill, and Refine, and Re-Imagine, and Transcend?
And then share the results with over 5,000 yoga professionals, collect feedback...
... And do the entire process over again?
A Brand New Collaboration by Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthews, international best-selling co-authors of Yoga Anatomy
In Curated Community.
It all started with a question...
"Amy & Leslie, could you two guest teach the 20-hour anatomy portion of my yoga teacher training?"
"Thank you so much for thinking of us! But..."
...and then they'd politely decline.
But what they were really thinking was, "No way!"
Not because they couldn't do it...
...They'd each taught plenty of anatomy before.
Not because they didn't feel up to the challenge...
...They'd co-authored Yoga Anatomy, which has been the best-selling yoga book on Amazon ever since its debut.
Not because they didn't want to travel...
...They each travel regularly to teach in conferences and workshops all over the world.
Not because they didn't have enough material...
...It was actually the opposite problem.
After teaching yoga and anatomy for so many years, it seemed impossible to fit everything that was important for a yoga teacher to know into just 20 hours.
After all, they regularly teach 4 mega courses between them, with over 300 hours of content total.
But despite their polite declines, they kept getting the question.
And they kept thinking there was no way to do it in 20 hours.
Until one day...
They wondered if they were considering the wrong question...
We start with the assumption that we can't cover everything...
*That's* the challenge...
Choosing the absolute most essential topics.
What would it look like if...
We could take all our experience, all our history, all the strands of our combined education...
The best that each of us has to offer...
All we've learned from our many years in yoga...
All we've adopted in our own teaching from other disciplines...
All our hopes for what the next generation of yoga teachers will bring to the world...
And storyboard the entire thing just like a movie so that each lesson is as efficient & effective as possible...
And interweave it with asana explorations and philosophy and science and kinesiology...
Because anatomy is important, but it is most powerful when it's understood as part of the whole story...
...What if we could do that in 20 hours?"
And then they started to get excited...
...And this course is the result.
Since then, the YogaAnatomy.net Fundamentals online course has been shared in over 200 Teacher Trainings worldwide.
Our graduates are teaching in the professional yoga world, working with private clients, and expanding the horizons of their own practices.
Every day, we get notes back from them about how this course has changed their lives for the better, and opened their eyes to a broader set of possibilities than they'd ever considered.
They tell us that because of this course, their teaching is grounded and flexible.
And their practices have grown more personal, nuanced, and alive.
We've been thrilled with this reception and with the results.
But we've also had to turn away many students who inquired about the course, but who weren't part of a teacher training program.
Up until now, we didn't have a way to support the course for students who wanted to take it on their own.
But once again... after many requests, we wondered if we were considering the wrong question. So we started re-imagining things...
After many requests, we're finally releasing a new version of YogaAnatomy.net Fundamentals that's been specifically re-designed for you to take at home, on your own.
Now you can join the community, and start on your own journey of transformation, even if you're not part of a training in one of our partner schools.
Why open it up to individuals?
It's the Teacher Trainers and course grads who convinced us:
"This isn't just for trainees - I'm learning so much!! It's the perfect brush-up continuing-education course."
"Amy & Leslie teach with so much nuance - there's something new for me every time, even though I've taken a zillion CEU courses."
"I never knew learning about anatomy could be so enlivening to my practice. My entire approach to yoga has become more curious, and my teaching is much more my own than it was before I started learning from Amy & Leslie. I wish I would have had this years ago!"
"Yahoo!! Finally!! I never knew that I actually liked anatomy! Amy & Leslie present this material in a way that I actually understand, and makes me excited to learn more. It's not just about memorization with them. I only wish I would have had this course 15 years ago when I was in teacher training. Thank you!!!"
"Your yoga practice always has to be a little more clever than your habits." ~T.K.V. Desikachar
Depending on your history, this course might be...
- A Foundation
- A Brush-Up
- A New Lens Though Which to Explore Familiar Terrain
... But no matter how much experience you have under your belt, we assure you there will be plenty to learn. No one approaches this material like Amy & Leslie.
"When I wanted to upgrade the anatomy portion of our trainings, I turned to Leslie and Amy. My students love this training. It is the best course of its kind available to teacher trainers today."Gary Kraftsow, Founder, American Viniyoga Institute
A Wholistic Approach Integrating Anatomy, Asana, Ancient Philosophies, & Modern Science
The 20-hour course is made up of 10 sequential units, which are about 2 hours each.
Foundational Material (Units 1-6):
- Building Blocks: Sthira & Sukha / Connective Tissue / Bones / Muscles
- Breath: Prana & Apana / Diaphragm / Ujjayi / Bhandas
- Muscle Physiology: Strength / Flexibility / Movement / Joints
- The Spine: Curves / Disks / Backpain
- The Lower Limbs: Foot / Knee / Hips / Pelvis / Walking / Alignment in Standing Postures
- The Upper Limbs: Hands & Wrists / Forearm / Elbow / Shoulder / Alignment in Inversions
4 "Mini-Units" of Application Material (Explored Within Units 7-10):
- Approaching Asana: Our Philosophy on Asana Analysis
- Pain & Sensation: A Body-Mind Perspective
- Breath & Movement: Asana & Vinyasa
- Life As A Teacher And A Life-Long Student
Asana Library (Explored Within Units 7-10):
a collection of 20 poses, each examined in 3 ways
- Breath-Centered Approach: with Leslie
- Joint & Muscle Actions: with Amy
- Workshop: each workshop is different, and may include examining how different traditions might approach each pose, talking students through strategies for different body types, etc.
Additional Support & Bonus Material:
- Video Glossaries: Find specific names of bones and muscles and learn about common anatomical terms you might hear in teaching / training / therapeutic contexts
- Bonus Modules: extra segments from our production that didn't fit into the body of the curriculum but were too valuable not to include! You can think of this like the Director's Cut of your favorite movie...
We've Walked In Your Shoes, And We're Here To Support You Every Step Of The Way
When you enroll in YogaAnatomy.net Fundamentals, you'll receive immediate access to Digital Versions of:
- A members-only website
- Course Videos - Stream from the site, or download to your computer
- Audio MP3s - Great for review
- Full Text Transcripts - Perfect for note-taking or ESL students
- YogaAnatomy.net Fundamentals Guidebook PDF - You will LOVE this - it's your journal, study partner, and smart best friend all rolled into one
- Frequently Asked Questions on every unit - Learn from your peers, and submit your own questions
- Earn Your Certificate of Completion - To submit to the Yoga Alliance or other professional organization
- Real Live Human Being Support Team - We are yogis too, and we've got your back!
- Surprise bonuses, extras, and clinics, in addition to the content in the syllabus
- Access never expires + FREE Upgrades every time we update the course <!--- * Q&A and community interaction --->
Frequently Asked Questions:
"Can I use this for my Yoga Alliance CEU credit?"
Yes! This training covers 100% of your Yoga Alliance non-contact CEU's for a 3-year period.
"Is this course tax deductible?"
Absolutely! If you are a yoga or movement professional, this course is 100% tax deductible for you.
"What if I want to use this as the anatomy portion of my Teacher Training?"
We'd love to help you figure out if this is a good fit for your program. Please check out all the details for the Teacher Training version here...
"How long does my enrollment last? Does it expire?"
Your access to the website and to the material lasts for a lifetime. You're welcome to come back and revisit any lesson at any point in the future.
"How much time do I need to set aside for this course?"
Short answer: Aside from the 20 hours of video material, any additional time you put into this course can be as efficient or as open-ended as you prefer.
Long answer: Throughout the course, we will offer you all kinds of opportunities to engage with the material, and with us, in ways that will enhance your yoga and cultivate your curiosity.
This could be...
...As simple as thinking about certain concepts from the course the next time you're on the mat, and recording your experience in your course Guidebook.
...Or as robust as putting together a sequence inspired by concepts you've learned about in the course, sharing it, and then filling us in on the experience.
We understand that sometimes you want to take your time, and sometimes you're on a tight schedule. Either way, we've got you covered.
"Is there a set schedule, or is it on my own time?"
Because we specialize in continuing education courses for adults, with students all over the world in different timezones, we've learned that flexibility is key. We all have responsibilities, real lives, and surprises that pop up. We understand - and we're here to support you on your timeline, not the other way around!
"Is there homework? A Final Exam? How do I get credit?"
This is entirely up to you.
If you're taking the course for your own education only, we there are no additional requirements.
If you're taking this course and hope to earn a Certificate of Completion, we'll offer you a few options for your Final Project to verify that you've completed the course.
In either case, the YogaAnatomy.net Guidebook has been designed to be an integrated part of the course experience. If you move through the course with your guidebook, engage with the prompts, and write yourself notes along the way, that will take care of 100% of your requirements.
"How is this different than Leslie & Amy's other online courses?"
This course, YogaAnatomy.net Fundamentals, is a 20-hour course, co-taught by Amy & Leslie, and supported by the YogaAnatomy.net Support Team.
Leslie's other courses: YogaAnatomy.net Principles and YogaAnatomy.net Practices, and Amy's other courses: EmbodiedAnatomy.net Bones and EmbodiedAnatomy.net Muscles, are much longer courses, designed for advanced professional training. Each of these other courses is about 70-hours each.
"Why is this course so much more affordable than Leslie & Amy's other courses?"
- It's quite a bit shorter than the other courses (20 hours vs 70+ hours).
- Instead of a QA forum directly with Amy & Leslie, they've designed a step-by-step YogaAnatomy.net Fundamentals Guidebook to help you work through your own experience and become your own best teacher.
What does this mean?
Leslie and Amy regularly travel the world teaching, and their in-demand schedules mean that their rates for personal mentorship are extremely high. Also, the longer courses have mentored homework on each and every lesson, making them much more expensive to support.
These longer courses are very special. But the high costs of running them means that we can't share them with as many yogis as we'd like.
With this course, YogaAnatomy.net Fundamentals, our goal is to make these valuable teachings available to the most students possible.
Direct Q&A and mentorship by Amy & Leslie is available in their larger professional training courses, (each about 70 hours long, and $1,997 USD enrollment), or per hour in private sessions.
Our intention with this course is to bring the most value to the most people as possible. We are so excited to welcome you to the family!
Placing Your Continuing Education In Someone Else's Hands Is A Difficult Decision - Let Us Show You Why You Will Love Being Part of This Community
"Leslie and Amy are the absolute best team from which to learn yoga anatomy.
Their teaching has not only blown what I thought I knew out of the water, but it has also given me many tools with which to approach teaching and yoga.
When a student comes to class with an injury, the moment of panic that I don't know what to do is gone because I now have a handful of options to choose from. Because of their teaching, I have the tools to lead someone to having their own experience vs. relying on statements such as "If a student has a shoulder injury, do ____ asana."
I continue to learn from Amy & Leslie in the 5 years since my first teacher training, and have become increasingly skillful in my ability to transmit information and understand the body. I am honored to call this inspiring duo my teachers."Alyson Schacherer Rutter, Yoga Teacher, California
"This course provides a practical understanding of the body that students could otherwise take years to pick up.
Leslie's approach is passionate and challenging yet lighthearted. Amy Matthews has incredible knowledge and an equally playful approach to unlearning and learning. Together, they focus on the most relevant issues and features of human anatomy. This makes yoga simpler and easier to understand.
The course is practical and the concepts translate naturally into form. The teaching is very useful for my own practice, my body-mind relationship and for my students. As we progressed through the online chapters, the students loved to feel their practices evolve.
Tutoring the course and absorbing Leslie & Amy's advice has been a satisfying personal journey. This teaching is for all students who are willing to let go of their conventions. I highly recommend this course to people who are passionate about yoga and want to learn relevant and contemporary Yoga Anatomy."Liz Bennett, Yoga Teacher and Teacher Trainer, Yoga Institute, Sydney Australia
We Are Your People
Welcome To The Family
When you become a member of the YogaAnatomy.net Fundamentals community, you'll discover...
Essential Content: 20 hours of vigorously refined material, led by internationally recognized subject-matter experts...
Integrated Perspective: Your experience will incorporate yoga, anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, embryology, physical exploration, and more...
Curated Community: You'll have colleagues, peers & mentors built in, because though this journey is deeply personal, we are at our best when we’re in community...
Lifetime Access: Come back and revisit any lesson, in any sequence, at any time.
The Best Teachers Are Life-Long Students...
Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews are recognized world experts in integrating the deepest principles of anatomy with the practice of yoga.
By enrolling in YogaAnatomy.net Fundamentals, you're giving yourself the gift of continuing education that is fun, fresh, immediately applicable, and inspiring.
Whether you're enrolling in this course to enhance your personal practice, or to sharpen your skills as a teacher, you will love the community and cultivate your curiosity.
Join Us Today And Receive Immediate Access To Digital Versions Of:
- A members-only website
- Course Videos
- Audio MP3s
- Full Text Transcripts
- YogaAnatomy.net Fundamentals Guidebook PDF
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Certificate of Completion
- Real Live Human Being Support Team
- Surprise bonuses, extras, and clinics, in addition to the content in the syllabus
- Access never expires + FREE Upgrades every time we update the course
Unmatched in the Industry! Our 90-Day Absolute Satisfaction Policy
We understand that a commitment like this is a big one, so we offer an unconditional guarantee. If you enroll yourself, preview the material, and decide it's not the right fit for you, we'll send you a full refund.
If you're not absolutely thrilled with this resource, please take every single penny back. While you’re taking this course, we will personally make ourselves available to help should you have questions or troubles...
If it turns out that the course isn’t the right fit for you - for whatever reason - simply let us know within 90 days of purchase. We’ll promptly process a full refund. To help us figure out what we can improve on, we’ll hop on the phone with you to get your feedback.
So what’s the risk? There is none. You’ve got 90 days to try it - not just 30 or 60. That’s a quarter of a year!
Try it. Get help if it’s not working for you. And if it just doesn’t work out, get your money back.
By taking this step, you stand to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your body, a stronger relationship with your students, and a richer personal practice.
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PS: Remember, you’ve got 90 days to get a full refund on the course. Mark your calendar now! Ninety days from today, if you don’t have an improved perspective on yoga, yoga anatomy and how to teach and practice asana in an optimal way, we’ll give you 100% of your money back.
Sometimes these money-back guarantees come with a hitch. Ours doesn’t. The only thing we’ll ask is that you tell us where our program let you down. We’ve created something 1000s of yogis worldwide rave about, but we recognize the need to keep improving. So we’d appreciate your feedback.
PPS: Write off the price of this course! Yes, it qualifies as professional training for yoga instructors, yoga therapists, pilates teachers, dance teachers, professional dancers and other movement professionals. Meet your hourly training requirements with Amy & Leslie - and deduct the fees when you do your taxes...
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Save $94 versus paying by installments. Take the money you save and invest it in further growth and development.
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Monthly payments make it easy to fit this course into your continuing education budget.
This course qualifies as professional training for yoga instructors, yoga therapists, pilates teachers, dance teachers, professional dancers, and other movement professionals.
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