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!
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."
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.
"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."
"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."
The total running time is 19 hours.