This is the page where you will find our homegrown courses on Yoga and Yoga Anatomy. As they take a long time to make it will take a while to be full, but by the time you find your Mula Bandha I reckon it might be filling up 🙂 First out of the blocks is the Ashtanga Primary Series Intensive with Joey Miles with my Yoga Anatomy Course available in April 2017.
Online Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series Intensive with Joey Miles
I had this project in my mind for a fair while before I met the perfect teacher to pull it off with the right combination of technical knowledge, experience, screen presence and humor. Once I started making videos with Joey at Purple Valley I knew I had found my star and best of all he was as enthusiastic as me.
So let me say right from the start that this video based online course is not for beginners. You have to be up for changing your practice and experimenting or you might as well save your money and head for the coffee shop instead. There are even props such as blocks and straps used so if you are a pure Ashtangi and have an aversion to such things we might upset you. In a world full of sound bites and 30 second programs to improve everything from cooking skills to lovemaking we have taken a turn into the forest and come up with a course that will take you probably close to eight months to complete, but when you do wow you will know some stuff about this Ashtanga practice we all love. There is a free lesson at the bottom of the page for you to try, that way you will see if this is your type of course.
We have all seen yoga DVDs and one of their downfalls is that there is not enough time to tell you much detail about the postures and those things you are told get muddled up with everything else you hear while you are watching multiple poses in succession. We have taken the lead from the way Ashtanga was traditional taught, one posture at a time, and devised a course that really goes deeply into each posture and allows you the time to get to grips with it before you start refining the next one. So remember as the name Intensive suggests, this is not a beginner course, you already know what the postures look like and where they are in the sequence. What we want to give you is more detail, possibilities to explore, ways to work deeper and with more refinement, really get in touch with what you are doing.
Here is what Joey has to say
The course is intended for students that have probably been doing Ashtanga for more than a couple of years, with or without a consistent teacher. You should be familiar with the Primary Series and happy to practice in a Mysore style (not led), probably with a frequency expectation of four times a week or more. If you are practicing less than this you may well have difficulty finding the time to carry out the homework and integrate it into your practice. The majority of the videos are filmed in a workshop style, which means you will also need some space for your mat where you can watch the videos and follow along with Joey. I imagine you will also want something bigger than a phone to watch the videos on, but you can have a go of the trial lesson for free to test out if your device is compatible and you are compatible with the course 🙂
Below is a little checklist that might help you decide if you are ready for the course. If you associate yourself with too many of the ‘Potential Obstacles list’ maybe it would be best to wait a while until the time is right.
Have been doing Primary Series regularly for 1 or more years
Want to go deeper in the practice
Have time to try out homework
Have space to practice with video
Open minded to changing the way you do things
Practice 4 or more times per week
Beginner to Ashtanga
Don’t want to change the way you do postures
No time to do homework
No space to try things out
Have an aversion to props
Not a detail person
Poor student with barely enough money to eat!
So how does it work?
Every posture in the Primary Series as well as the Finishing Sequence has an associated lesson with videos on the vinyasa, detail and homework. There are also additional lessons interspersed throughout the course on topics such as breath, bandha, opening tight areas, drishti, and the vinyasa count. There are 44 lessons in total with over 130 videos spread between them. You will be given access to new material each week, generally on a pose by pose basis with the idea of allowing you the time to try out, process, and integrate the lessons into your daily practice. You will receive an email each week to remind you new content is available. New Lessons will be available on a Saturday in time for you to have a first watch before the traditional Ashtanga week starts on a Sunday. The drip feeding of content is to prevent students from rushing through but you don’t have to keep up a certain pace, the idea is that you move on when you are ready. We will have a common course start date for groups of students as well as a private facebook group so that you may feel part of a collective experience and interact with Joey and myself as well as others on the course.
Here is a screen shot of one of the lessons.
Free Lesson to Try
Here is a sample lesson that you can try out before you decide. May we suggest you make sure the lesson videos are easily viewable on your chosen device and that you like the way the information is delivered.
Click on the image when you are ready for the free lesson on Utthita Trikonasana .
Common Pre-Purchase Questions
Is there anything else to pay?
No, the price shown is final and for unlimited access to the course
How long can I access the course material for?
There is no time limit on course access. Once purchased you are free to use the course for as long as you want.
How many times can you watch the videos?
As many times as you want.
Are the videos downloadable?
No, they are stored on Vimeo. They are always available but you will need an internet connection.
How long does the course take to complete?
About eight months
If you have any questions at all please do feel free to ask. You can contact Stu here.
If you are ready to get going you can use the button below to purchase the course, I will then register you for the site and get you enrolled in the course. As part of your payment receipt keep an eye out for the link to join the facebook group.
There are set start dates so choose the one that suits you. More dates for following months will be added as we get going.
Start Saturday 14th January 2017: Closed
Start Saturday 11th February 2017: Closed
Start Saturday 11th March 2017 Closed
Start Saturday 08th April 2017 I have now closed new applicants for the April intake but if you really want to join this one rather than the next course in May contact me.
Start Saturday 13th May 2017
More start dates coming.
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Yoga Anatomy Course (Available April 2017)
We are very proud to offer Loveyogaanatomy’s very own on-line Anatomy & Physiology for Yoga course. Guided by Stu you will learn about the body within the context of the physical practice of yoga. Tailored specifically for yoga practitioners and prospective or existing yoga teachers the emphasis throughout the course is to provide information in a clear and accessible way that is at all times specifically relevant to yoga. The course will focus on helping you to understand concepts that will give you a better appreciation of the bodies strengths, weaknesses, limitations, and vulnerabilities, allowing for a safer and more knowledgeable practice for yourself and your students. You will also learn how to analyze postures and determine which muscular restrictions, joint limitations or strength issues would stop a practitioner going deeper, whether that is desirable and if so how to work on it.
We are using the very latest e-learning software so that we can bring you video, quizzes and high quality digital content to make your learning experience engaging and interesting.
There are some crazy priced ($1999) yoga anatomy on-line trainings out there, which puts them out of reach for all but the really serious teachers willing to invest that sort of money. I have no intention for this to be one of those and in line with the whole concept of the site, want to make this kind of useful information available for as many teachers and students as possible. Promoting, longevity, healthy and sustainable yoga practices, underpinned by sound relevant knowledge. I am looking to offer the training at $199 but still of fantastic quality.
So many people have been asking me to do this and we are almost there. So excited!! I am working frantically behind the scenes to get the course finished and planning to have it available for registration spring 2017. If you would like to know when it is available sign up for this special newsletter (not the same as the site wide one) and I will let you know on the progress.