$299

Essential Yoga Anatomy

The most useful anatomy course you'll ever take

with Jason Crandell Paul B. Roache, M.D.

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Course Description

In this essential yoga anatomy course, alignment-based vinyasa teacher Jason Crandell and orthopedic surgeon Paul B. Roache, MD, have distilled the subject of anatomy into a dynamic, practical course that is directly relevant to yoga practice and teaching. This is not your high school anatomy course filled with rote memorization that you'll soon forget. It won't mire you down in details you don't need. Instead, you'll receive tools and knowledge that will improve your yoga practice and sharpen your yoga teaching skills.

What's in this course?

This yoga anatomy course is made up of 8 chapters that include lectures, demonstrations, Q&A, asana practices, handouts and unique anatomical illustrations. Content is available to you for as long as you need. Unlike live courses, you can learn at your own pace and repeat lectures and practices as often as you'd like!

How long do I have access to this course?

You will have access at any time, no matter when you purchase it or begin the course, for the life of the course. The course and all included materials are accessible anytime and can be completed on your schedule, across computers and mobile devices.

Coursework summary

1
The Foundation: Feet and Ankles

  • 2 Lectures
  • 1 Practice
Lecture
57:00
How to Study Anatomy and Stay Sane
Lecture
50:00
The Fundamentals: Bones, Tendons, Ligaments, and Mapping the Feet
Practice
72:00
Asana Practice: Build a Solid Foundation With Your Feet and Ankles
    1 Download
  • Deeper Details of the Foot and Ankle
2
The Columns and Movers: Legs and Knees

  • 2 Lectures
  • 1 Practice
Lecture
61:00
Function, Form, and Key Concepts of the Legs
Lecture
23:00
Vital Landmarks of the Feet, Ankles, Legs, and Knees
Practice
56:00
Asana Practice: Use Your Legs Thoroughly and Effectively
    21 Downloads
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  • k-jt-2-anterior-view-of-knee-sans-patella-v2.jpg
  • k-jt-8-lateral-view-with-meniscus-v2.jpg
  • k-jt-9-superior-view-of-tibial-plateau-v2.jpg
  • k-jt-4-anterior-knee-capsule-v1.jpg
  • k-jt-5-lateral-view-of-knee-with-acl-v2.jpg
  • k-jt-i-1-degenerative-fraying-of-meniscus-v2.jpg
  • kt-b-2-lateral-thigh-bones-v2.jpg
  • kt-b-3-posterior-thigh-bones-v3.jpg
  • kt-b-1-anterior-thigh-bones-v2.jpg
  • k-jt-3-anteromedial-knee-v3-.jpg
  • kt-l-1-anterior-thigh-with-ligaments-v3.jpg
  • kt-m-1-anterior-thigh-muscles-v2.jpg
  • kt-m-3-posterior-thigh-muscles-v3.jpg
  • kt-m-4-cross-section-upper-leg-v2.jpg
  • Deeper Details of the Knee and Thigh
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  • 1386616692_810__core-muscles-anterior-copy.jpg
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  • k-jt-1-anterior-view-of-knee-v2.jpg
3
The Big ‘Ole Bowl: Pelvis and Legs

  • 2 Lectures
  • 1 Practice
Lecture
39:00
Muscle Groups of the Pelvis and Legs
Lecture
59:00
Function, Form, and Key Concepts of the Pelvis and Hips
Practice
64:00
Asana Practice: Create Space, Ease, and Balance in Your Hips
    14 Downloads
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  • hp-b-2-lateral-pelvis-skeleton-v2.jpg
  • hp-b-5-pelvis-inferior-view-v2.jpg
  • hp-l-1-anterior-pelvis-with-lig-v2.jpg
  • hp-b-3-posterior-pelvis-skeleton-v2.jpg
  • hp-m-3-pelvic-floor-superior-view-copy.jpg
  • hp-m-4-posterior-hip-joint-muscles-copy.jpg
  • hp-m-1-iliopsoas-m-anterior-pelvis-v2.jpg
  • hp-m-2-pelvic-floor-inf-pelvis-v3.jpg
  • hp-m-6-lateral-hip-muscles-copy.jpg
  • kt-b-1-anterior-thigh-bones-v2.jpg
  • hp-m-5-deep-gluteal-muscles-v3.jpg
  • kt-m-1-anterior-thigh-muscles-v2.jpg
  • Deeper Details of the Hip and Pelvis
4
The Central Axis: Spine, Core, and Container

  • 3 Lectures
  • 1 Practice
Lecture
41:00
Function, Form, and Key Concepts of the Spine
Lecture
12:00
The Fluid Spine: How the Spine, Core, and Container Facilitate Breathing
Lecture
45:00
Deeper Discussion of Container, Core, and Abdominals
Practice
65:00
Asana Practice: The 5 Movements of the Spine
    28 Downloads
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  • 1386616692_810__core-muscles-anterior-copy.jpg
  • cr-m-2-lateral-core-muscles-v2.jpg
  • cr-m-7-lateral-diaphragm-copy.jpg
  • cr-m-9-inferior-view-diaphragm-of-thorax-v1.jpg
  • cr-m-6-anterior-diaphragm-v2.jpg
  • cr-m-8-superior-diaphragm-v2.jpg
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  • cr-m-14-superior-core-pelvis-.jpg
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  • lumbar-vertebra-superior-view.jpg
  • sp-b-10-thoracic-vertebra-sup-view-wo-ribs-copy.jpg
  • sp-b-9-lateral-cervical-vertebra-copy.jpg
  • sp-b-13-c1-atlas-sup-view-copy.jpg
  • sp-b-15-superior-cervical-vertebra-copy.jpg
  • sp-b-14-axis-posterior-view-copy.jpg
  • sp-b-12-lateral-cervical-spine-copy.jpg
  • sp-b-11-thoracic-vertebra-sup-with-ribs-copy.jpg
  • sp-l-4-lateral-spine-with-ligaments-v6.jpg
  • sp-l-13-intervertebral-disc-cross-section-copy.jpg
  • sp-l-12-intervertebral-disc-side-view-copy.jpg
  • sp-l-14-disc-without-load.jpg
  • sp-l-15-disc-under-load-copy.jpg
  • sp-l-11-intervertebral-disc-sup-copy.jpg
  • sp-m-3-lateral-muscles-copy.jpg
  • sp-m-2-psoas-m-anterior-pelvis-copy-2.jpg
  • sp-m-4-crux-psoas-confluence-copy.jpg
  • sp-m-1-posterior-pelvic-thoracic-musculature-v2-copy.jpg
5
The Anatomy of Breathing

  • 2 Lectures
  • 1 Practice
Lecture
56:00
How We Breathe
Lecture
39:00
The Three Diaphragms and the Bandhas
Practice
30:00
Asana Practice : The Subtle, Profound Breath
    13 Downloads
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  • cr-m-8-superior-diaphragm-v2.jpg
  • cr-m-9-inferior-view-diaphragm-of-thorax-v1.jpg
  • cr-m-8-superior-diaphragm-v2-1-.jpg
  • cr-m-6-anterior-diaphragm-v2-1-.jpg
  • cr-m-6-anterior-diaphragm-v2.jpg
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  • cr-m-18-abdominal-inhalation-sagittal-copy.jpg
  • hp-m-3-pelvic-floor-superior-view-copy.jpg
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  • hp-m-2-pelvic-floor-inf-pelvis-v3.jpg
6
The Ball and Socket: Shoulders and Arms

  • 2 Lectures
  • 1 Practice
Lecture
67:00
Form, Function, and Key Concepts of the Upper Extremities
Lecture
15:00
A Closer Look at the Shoulders
Practice
69:00
Asana Practice: A Complete Practice for Your Shoulders
    18 Downloads
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  • afh-m-2-forearm-lateral-with-muscles-v2.jpg
  • afh-m-3-forearm-posterior-with-muscles-v2.jpg
  • afh-m-1-forearm-anterior-with-muscles-v2.jpg
  • afh-b-3-forearm-bones-posterior-v2.jpg
  • afh-m-5-cross-section-forearm-v2.jpg
  • s-b-3-lateral-shoulder-bones-v3.jpg
  • s-l-1-anterior-shoulder-with-ligaments-v2.jpg
  • s-l-2-lateral-shoulder-bones-with-ligs-v2.jpg
  • s-b-2-posterior-shoulder-bones-v3.jpg
  • s-b-1-anterior-shoulder-bones-ligs-v2.jpg
  • s-l-3-posterior-shoulder-with-ligs-v2.jpg
  • s-m-1-fig-1-8a-muscles.jpg
  • s-m-2-fig-1-8b-pect-ant.jpg
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  • Deeper details of the Shoulder
7
The Control Tower: Central Nervous System

  • 1 Lecture
Lecture
60:00
The Control Tower and Its Relay Stations
8
Advanced Simplicity: Learning to See and Understand Bodies

  • 2 Lectures
  • 1 Practice
Lecture
69:00
Question and Answer Session
Lecture
30:00
How to Make Anatomy Practical, Simple, and Useful
Practice
67:00
Asana Practice: Learn to See and Feel Alignment Patterns in Your Body

Teachers

Jason Crandell

Jason Crandell, is a natural teacher and author with more than 15 years of experience. His accessible, grounded classes integrate the best elements of power yoga, anatomical precision and mindfulness teachings. With a "knack for teaching subtle body movements in a way that everyone can understand" (Yoga Journal), Jason's articulate, down-to-earth teaching will educate and empower you.

Named "one of the teachers shaping the future of yoga" by Yoga Journal, Jason has been one of the most in-demand teachers at conferences around the world for over a decade. Considered a "teachers-teacher", Jason has taught on countless teacher-training faculties, leads trainings globally, and regularly presents teacher-training content at esteemed conferences.

Jason is a contributing editor for Yoga Journal Magazine where he has published over 25 articles. His critical-thinking skills will support you on your path of practice, teaching and self-inquiry.

Jason's primary teacher is Rodney Yee, who was kind enough to say, "Jason is taking the art of teaching yoga to its next level."

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Paul B. Roache, M.D.

Dr. Paul Roache is board certified in both Orthopaedic Surgery as well as Sports Medicine, and he manages a specialist practice in San Francisco. Fellowship-trained in shoulder surgery, Paul has developed an 'integrative orthopaedic' practice that includes acupuncture, chiropractic, Chinese medicine, yoga, physical therapy and traditional medicine, minimally-invasive arthroscopic surgery.

Paul's deep, personal interest in yoga began over a decade ago, and he completed his RYT-200 teacher training in 2009. Since, Paul has been teaching anatomy to yoga teachers and teachers-in-training. A former NCAA polevaulter, he has a unique perspective on the body, movement and injury.

He teaches anatomy to yoga students in order to correct what he perceives as a general lack of fundamental understanding of basic anatomy concepts. His mission is to provide anatomy tools that can be explored and used on the mat immediately. He believes that foundational anatomy concepts are a prerequisite for a deep, safe practice--allowing yoga teachers to work with skill and competency in order to better help students avoid injury, as well as to help injured students recover through yoga.

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"This class has taken a potentially complex topic and made it super practical and accessible"
Kate Anderson

"Jason Crandell and Dr. Paul Roache's Essential Anatomy class offered on Glo has been everything I was hoping for. As a yoga student and teacher I was always overwhelmed by trying to study anatomy. This class has taken a potentially complex topic and made it super practical and accessible.

I love the flexibility of the online format and the ability to repeat lectures and practices. The course has been a tremendous value in terms of the information presented, but given there are no travel costs or re-arranging of work schedules required to participate, it makes it even more so. Through the live chats I’ve even had the opportunity to engage with Jason and Dr. Paul directly making this such an engaging process. We don’t just study illustrations and learn names of muscles and bones (though there are great reference materials provided). The curriculum asks us to look at our own bodies and understand concepts in the context of our yoga practice. The information has sunk-in in a way it never has before and I feel confident in sharing the information as a teacher.

I have also found that given varying alignment techniques in the yoga community I have a more objective background in anatomy to facilitate openly engaging with different teachings and can feel what is right for me, my practice and teaching. I've become more purposeful in how I teach and have received comments from students feeling like they "really learned something" in my classes. This is a wonderfully rewarding outcome of taking this class. I've had access to world-class teachers and continue to make use of the course materials and complimenting library of classes Jason has on Glo. I'm so grateful to have this resource and consider Glo a key component of my ongoing studies as a teacher."

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"I currently have my 500-level certification and have been teaching for 10 years. Even with all that, this was by far superior to any other anatomy training I have received."
Elaine T.

"The course was Jason Crandell's anatomy course and it was outstanding! I currently have my 500-level certification and have been teaching for 10 years. Even with all that, this was by far superior to any other anatomy training I've received. Most anatomy courses present various aspects of anatomy in a way requiring detailed memorization in a vacuum. Jason has focused his course on how to apply concepts and themes of anatomy directly to practicing and teaching yoga. The other huge benefit to this course is he co-teaches it with an orthopedic surgeon who is also a yoga practitioner. There's a lot of misinformation floating around out there about anatomy, how the body works, physical cuing, etc. These two are both so experienced, plus the doc has a full medical background, that I am very confident incorporating their concepts into my teaching. Some of these concepts have caused me to completely re-think and re-engineer what and how I'm teaching. It's so helpful that there are individual modules. I took this over a summer and I viewed one module at a time so I could absorb it before moving on. There are also helpful notes in a sidebar as the video runs. I've seen training videos where the camera is just stuck in the room. Not so with this course. There are teacher trainees in the room, but the instructors do a great job talking to them as well as talking to and including those of us at home. For every module, there is also a practice led by Jason that directly applies the concepts. Both instructors are really good at breaking down complex concepts into approachable, understandable terms. Jason also sets up regular video chat sessions where we can submit questions to him and he answers those live. Incredible benefit to be able to tap into that knowledge with my specific questions! I can't say enough good things about this course."

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How does it work?

    • The course content is delivered to you via online streaming video with downloadable supporting documents and images, organized into 8 chapters.
    • Included throughout the course are more than 150 downloadable anatomical illustrations that give you a comprehensive encyclopedia of the body and 60 minute asana sequences to integrate the teachings.
    • Direct access to ask Paul and Jason your questions in live video chat events.
    • Interaction in structured message boards connect you with other yoga students and your teachers.
    • You will have access to Essential Yoga Anatomy for the life of the course. The course and all included materials are accessible anytime and can be completed on your schedule, across computers and mobile devices.
  • The total running time is 19 hours.

$299

Essential Yoga Anatomy

The most useful anatomy course you'll ever take

with Jason Crandell Paul B. Roache, M.D.