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Anatomy & Movement for Yoga Teachers


Take your teaching to the next level.


A thorough understanding of anatomy and the way your body moves gives you a deeper understanding of accessing meridians and using yoga as therapy to heal serious body misalignment issues!!!


Explained in easy to understand terms.


Become an anatomy EXPERT…         


Over 2 weekends

23 hours face-to-face tuition.       Investment:  $490 EARLY BIRD price - pay by 1st February

10 hours of home pre-study.                           $550 (for both weekends)  BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL >>>

33 CPD points.


                                                     $300 per weekend if purchase separately ($270 early bird


See student testimonial below!!!                              


Part 1                  Sat, 7th & Sun, 8th April 2018

Saturday, 7th April          9.45 am – 12.30 pm

Review of pre-learning (see below)


Movement workshop

flexion                                        adduction                        internal rotation

extension                                    abduction                        external rotation


workshop – recognizing each body movement in specific poses


1.15 - 4 pm

The pelvis

Pelvic muscles

The pelvis and movement

Hip workshop


Sunday, 8th April             11 am – 1 pm

The psoas muscle + workshop for releasing the psoas


2 – 5 pm

The piriformis muscle



Part 2             Sat, 4th & Sun, 5th February 2017

Saturday, 9th July                 9.45 am – 12 noon

Revision of April work and cover homework.


1 - 5 pm

The Spine

            the vertebrae

            discs & problems

            care for the spine

            facet joints (and facet joint arthritis)

            muscles of the spine

            ligaments of the spine

            the nervous system and its relationship to the spine


Sunday, 10th July                   11 am – 1 pm

The shoulder


            shoulder workshop

2 – 5 pm

Putting it all together

Working with the poses to get correct alignment to maximize meridian activation

How the body works – nerve reflexes, activating opposing muscles, PNF stretching etc.

  • Relaxing the spine, techniques to improve flexibility faster

  • Opening the hips using opposing forces                                              and more…


Take your yoga teaching to the next level.  It’s great to work our meridians, but when you know that while stretching your stomach meridian, you can also stretch your psoas muscle, which has a strong relationship to your kidney, your fear reflexes and your hormone flow and by knowing where the psoas originates and inserts in the body, you can access it and release it much more effectively!!   Learn lots of similar tricks with other parts of the body to go further in your teaching abilities and the results you achieve.


If we understand the way muscles work, we have more chance of releasing them, which also gives us more access to our poses and the meridians!!!



Pre-learning - Home Study - All study materials listed are posted by mail as soon as you pay for your course.

(to be completed before face-to-face hours)


Part 1

The skeleton

Types of bones

Structure of a bone

How bones heal



Types of joints

ligaments (ligament injury and healing)


articular discs

bursae & tendon sheaths

synovial membranes and fluid





Types of muscles

naming the muscles

rules for muscles and their movement


Fat & fat types




The Pelvis (notes and pictures)

See student testimonal below!!!                                           

Part 2

The Spine





Facet Joints


disc problems


spinal alignment




Investment:        $490 EARLY BIRD price - pay by 10th November

                   $550 (for both weekends)  BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL >>>


Book NOW to immediately receive your pre-study notes so you can get started.

You must complete home study hours before face-to-face weekend!!!


Where: The Centre of Yoga

8 St Peters Lane, Darlinghurst


All day free parking available in Forbes St, Woolloomooloo on weekends!!!!!



Janie has been teaching yoga since 1999 and before that was a successful personal fitness trainer (since 1994).  She began her work with the body with competitive trampolining and springboard diving from the age of 12.  She was State Champion in diving in 1987 and spent some time at diving camps at the Australian Institute of Sport where she was first introduced to strength and conditioning training.


Janie has been particularly successful with clients who have debilitating back pain often with so much degeneration that no physio, chiro nor oesto has been able to help.  These health professionals have told clients that they would be on medication for the rest of their lives and others that they would need an operation.  All of these clients have had success in becoming pain free in only a few short sessions with Zen Ki Yoga® classes (not even requiring private sessions).


Once you really understand where your muscles are, which bones they attach to and where they originate, you can easily work out how to go deeper in poses with only a tiny little adjustment from the client (without you needing to touch them at all).  Find out how in this amazing, easy to understand course.



Testimonial for this course...


As a Ki Yoga teacher who has had a few years away from teaching, not to meniton even more time spent away from the Ki Yoga Community due to distance, I have found learning through Janie the most refreshing experience.


I have been able to easily build on the foundation of what I had already learnt through the wealth of practical experience, evolved knowledge and passionate enthusiasm that Janie holds for Japanese yoga as a complete healing system.


I feel I have been able to (and continue to) round out my learning in areas where I was previously left with question marks, such as having a more functional understanding of the spectrum between physical mechinics, body alignment and the meridian system in yoga postures.  I feel the most powerful thing for me yet, is experiencing the postures in new ways that Janie has refined and tuned.  I have had lots of 'a-ha' and 'of course' moments where puzzle pieces have fit together.


With Japanese yoga we are not yet privy to such readily available sources of information that other lineages of yoga hold, even though the wisdoms we draw on are centuries old.  So for me it has been a blessing to find someone who continues to refine, build and share this amazing system with her students and the greater community.


As a student I have found her wealth of knowledge easy to digest either through face-to-face learning or distance education and this continues to give me confidence in teaching once again as well as excitement that this awesome healing system is growing in competent hands.


It really is a wonderful feeling to be back on the horse.





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