You're Putting Your Heart And Soul (Not To Mention Your Hours And Finances) Into Your Teacher Training So Your Students Will Smile Like This...
Leading a successful Yoga Teacher Training Program can be one of the most exhilarating, emotionally rewarding, and financially sustaining parts of your life as a yoga teacher.
Planning a Yoga Teacher Training, though, is often a stress-provoking, anxiety-raising, project-wrangling nightmare.
You want the best for your students' education in all areas of their training, but there is a LOT to cover...
Let's Be Honest... We Know That The Anatomy Component Of A YTT Is The Part The Majority Of Teacher Trainers And Students Dread The Most
So it's time to ask yourself an important question about the anatomy component of your training...
Do You Want It To Look Like This…
Thanks To A Brand New Resource From Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthews, Best-Selling Co-Authors of Yoga Anatomy, You Can Give Your Students A World-Class Anatomy Foundation That Is Fun, Fresh, Immediately Applicable, And Inspiring
Introducing the YogaAnatomy.net Fundamentals Course
Leslie & Amy are making their teachings available to teacher trainings worldwide, as they discuss in this short video (1:40):
We've invested over 3 years and $100,000 in this course so you can bring in world-renowned Yoga Educators Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthews to deliver the anatomy component of your Teacher Training
YogaAnatomy.net Fundamentals is the only online + in-person yoga anatomy course that is specifically designed for beginning yoga teachers. This unique course was created to plug directly into your 200-hour program, and we’ve worked hard to ensure it’s the best of its kind.
We know what it takes to run a successful yoga teacher training program, and we want to support you in your efforts to give your students the most accessible, memorable, and enjoyable experience possible.
Our unique online trainings are already in use by The American Viniyoga Institute, The Yoga Institute of Australia, and The Africa Yoga Project. To date, we’ve served hundreds of students in 46 countries, with excellent results.
This program is only available to students through partnership with a studio like yours, so you won't have to worry about them "shopping around" to get a better price online.
"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
We Connect With Your Students Directly To Lay A Firm Foundation At Home...
Students will have access to a members-only website with 20 hours of yoga anatomy fundamentals training. This training is delivered primarily in online streaming video format, with printable handouts and visuals.
You set the schedule for when students need to move through the material, and we'll support them as they work through each unit. At home, we'll guide them through the assigned lessons, furnish worksheets, assign reading, and encourage movement exercises to help them begin to embody the material.
By the time they show up to class, all your students will have a strong start on that unit's material and a shared vocabulary that you can build upon with your group time.
This training covers 100% of the required content of a Yoga Alliance-approved YTT Program.
Now You Can Spend Your In-Class Time On Physical Application...
Integrating this course with your teacher training is simple, and we've designed it to be flexible. You may choose to follow our 10-unit curriculum, or customize the content based on what's best for your training. (We'll help you figure out the best fit for you...)
If your training is spread out over a long period of time, students can watch one or two units at home between each group meeting, and you'll follow-up in class with the corresponding activities to help concretize the material. (Use the lesson plans we provide, or create your own!)
If your training is an intensive, students can watch the entire program before they arrive so you'll be able to spend all your group time as skillfully as possible.
In either case, your students can watch each lesson at home on their own time so you don’t spend valuable in-class time covering concepts and terminology.
Instead, you'll be free to spend your 10 in-class hours discussing the ideas, completing physical explorations, and diving deeper into how the concepts intersect with your tradition.
We've Walked In Your Shoes, And We're Here To Support You Every Step Of The Way
Partnering with us as a YogaAnatomy.net Fundamentals Teacher Trainer means that we'll support you before, during, and after your training with...
Direct Access To Amy & Leslie:
Student questions you're just not sure about? Material that you want to discuss, or something you're struggling with in your own practice? We're here for you.
As the Teacher Trainer at a Fundamentals partner school, you have a direct connection to Amy & Leslie for a lifetime.
A Community of Colleagues:
In the members-only Teacher Trainers' section of the website, you'll be able to ask questions & receive answers, share tips you pick up along the way, learn from your fellow teachers around the world, and benefit from reading answers that Leslie & Amy have given to others.
Answer Keys and Lesson Plans:
We've compiled a comprehensive Teacher Trainer Resource package to answer common questions and help you structure your 10 in-class hours. ↓
The Best Teachers Are Life-Long Students...
Included in the YogaAnatomy.net Fundamentals support package is a full membership for you to Leslie’s advanced YogaAnatomy.net Principles* online training, ensuring continuing education for you as well as access the the resource we recommend to any teacher of teachers.
You'll also receive our best discount on any further YogaAnatomy.net or EmbodiedAnatomy.net courses you want to sign up for in the future. By becoming a Fundamentals Teacher Trainer partner, we ensure you have the best access to your continuing education for life.
*Let us know if you're already enrolled in Principles, or would rather apply this package discount to one of our other advanced offerings.
"Leslie and Amy's YogaAnatomy.net Fundamentals gives our teacher trainees a thorough grounding in anatomy while allowing us to maximize our classroom time.
Each lesson is enlightening and clear, with direct application both to our work as a group and to students' continuing exploration.
I highly recommend it to any teacher training director."Sage Rountree, PhD, author, "The Athlete's Guide to Yoga"; director, Carrboro Yoga Company teacher training
Our Approach To Anatomy Supports Every Tradition
Foundational Material (12 hours total):
- 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 (8 hours total):
- Approaching Asana: Our Philosophy on Asana Analysis (introduction to the Asana Library)
- Pain & Sensation: A Body-Mind Perspective
- Breath & Movement: Asana & Vinyasa
- Life As A Teacher And A Student: with Amy & Leslie
Asana Library (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: students can find specific names of bones and muscles and learn about common anatomical terms they 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!
Frequently Asked Questions:
"What's included for me, and what's included for my students?"
At Home for your students:
- 20 hours of video training - divided into 10 themed units with multiple lessons.
- Full text transcripts of the lessons - for easy review, note-taking, and international / ESL students.
- Downloadable / printable handouts - highlighting important terms and concepts for each lesson.
- Downloadable / printable visuals - bringing the details to your students’ fingertips.
- Downloadable / printable worksheets - to fill out at home while they’re watching each class.
- Physical explorations - to help students embody the material while they’re learning new concepts.
- Asana Library - students will look at 20 poses in depth and learn techniques they can apply to any asana, in any tradition, with any student
Comprehensive Online Support package for you including:
- A full membership for you to Leslie’s YogaAnatomy.net Principles course so you can stay informed, continue your education, and have direct access to Leslie & Amy should any questions arise. (Individual enrollments are $1997 minimum for this course, but we believe you'll find it invaluable as a Teacher Trainer so we include it with this package.)
Support materials for before, during, and after training to answer questions and help you plan your 10 hours of in-class explorations, including:
- Key Points & Major Takeaways for each Unit
- Answer Key for the Worksheet
- Discussion Prompts
- Physical Exploration ideas
- Terms & Definitions for the unit
- Sample Lesson Plans that integrate all the major themes of the unit with discussion, physical exploration, and group exercises
"How many hours of anatomy does the Yoga Alliance require?"
Currently, the Yoga Alliance requires 20 hours of anatomy for 200-hour trainings, 10 of which are contact hours. This program provides a total of 30 hours of anatomy (20 out-of-class hours, and 10 in-class contact hours.) The additional 10 hours are usually applied towards the elective category.
"Do you have a course plug-in for 500-hr trainings?"
If your 500-hour students have not already had this training, we believe that it's still a great fit for a 500-hour training. If your 500-hour students have already gone through the Fundamentals program, we do partner with specialized Teacher Training programs for group rates to our larger courses, so click here to drop us a note and we'll chat!
"As the lead teacher of the training, do I enroll just once, or each time?"
As the lead instructor, you enroll just once for the YogaAnatomy.net Fundamentals package and receive lifetime access for yourself. For each additional training you use this course, you'll only be responsible for the per-student enrollment.
"How long does my enrollment last? Does it expire?"
There are two types of enrollments for Fundamentals:
- Your initial enrollment when you become a Fundamentals Partner School, plus
- Each individual student's enrollment that you'll activate us when you're ready for your students to have access to the program.
Your Teacher Trainer enrollment is good for a lifetime - it never expires. That means you use the program to lead a training now and every year for the next 50 years, or just use it once and use it for your own reference afterwards. (Your Teacher Trainer enrollment covers you.)
Student enrollments for the Fundamentals program last for one calendar year, or for the duration of your training, whichever is longer.
"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, that was created specifically to be presented in partnership with Teacher Training programs. 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 to be continuing education programs. Each of these other courses is about 70-hours each.
"Can my potential students enroll in this course on their own, or is this the only way they could get it?"
The YogaAnatomy.net Fundamentals course is only available through Teacher Training programs like yours, so you won't have to worry about your students "shopping around" and finding a better deal somewhere online.
"Can I say that I'm partnering with you guys in my marketing?"
Absolutely! We understand that in many areas, Teacher Training programs need to be very competitive in order to attract students. Our partner schools prominently display the fact that they're using our training and use it as a way to differentiate themselves from other local options.
"I'm not totally clear on the schedule... Do the students watch the entire training before we meet, or do we do one unit at a time?"
We have designed this course to be flexible, and it works either way. Usually we see trainings that are spread out over a year assigning one unit at a time, then doing the corresponding 1 in-class hour at the next meeting, and so on.
Trainings that meet over 6 months, for example, might assign a unit or two before the training begins, and then assign some units singly, and some in combination over the next 6 months, always following up in class with the corresponding in-class hours.
Intensive trainings usually assign students to watch the entire anatomy module before they arrive, then they do all 10 hours of in-class time sometime during the intensive.
Some trainings customize the content even further - let us know if this seems like a good option for you and we can chat about what would be the best fit for your training.
"Do you have marketing materials I can use?"
An entire vault of it, actually... After you enroll, we'll send you images and text that you're free to use in online or print formats.
"Can you help me fill out the Yoga Alliance grid so I know all the details?"
Of course! We know you're filling in a one million page document to make this happen, so we can take care of this part.
Placing A Portion Of Your Training In Someone Else's Hands Is A Difficult Decision - Let Us Show You Why We're The Ideal Partner To Support Your Students
"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
"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 study with 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
Ensure your students have the best possible yoga anatomy training...
Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews are recognized world experts in integrating the deepest principles of anatomy with the practice of yoga. By becoming a YogaAnatomy.net Fundamentals partner school, you’re giving your students the opportunity to learn anatomy in a way that will ensure they teach yoga in an effective, inspiring, and safe manner.
If you have any questions about how to integrate this course into your teacher training program, just click here to drop us a note.
Fundamentals Package Enrollment Details:
(1) A 1-Time Support Package Enrolls You As A Teacher Trainer Partner For Life:
- $125/month Lead Instructor Support Fee for 12 months - after this period, support is free, no matter how many future trainings you use us for. This support fee includes highly discounted lifetime access to Leslie's YogaAnatomy.net Principles Training* + YogaAnatomy.net Fundamentals Teaching Community, which will help you improve your yoga teacher training skills. This also ensures each instructor has direct access to Leslie and Amy, and allows us to keep the price of student enrollments very low.
You may choose to cover this support fee all at once for $1497, or break it up in installments for $125/month for 12 months.
(2) Each Time You Run A Training, You'll Enroll Each Student Individually:
- $197 per student for a 1-year student enrollment to YogaAnatomy.net Fundamentals. With your first group, we require a minimum of 5 students. After that, you're free to enroll students one at a time.
This enrollment fee is due when you wish your students to start their access to the course, and can be paid via credit card.
*If you are already a member of YogaAnatomy.net or EmbodiedAnatomy.net, this support fee is waived. You may apply this package discount to one of our other advanced offerings - just let us know when you submit your application.
P.S. 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 your training, 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 your training - 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.
We ask that you use the time before your students enroll to evaluate the program, just because it's easier for everyone involved.
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 give your students a deeper understanding of themselves and and their bodies, a stronger relationship with their students, and richer personal practices.
See you in the course,
This course qualifies as professional training for yoga instructors, yoga therapists, pilates teachers, dance teachers, professional dancers, and other movement professionals.
This course counts for Continuing Education credits with the Yoga Alliance. Click here to email us for more details.
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