If you're a kinesthetic learner who's ready to EXPERIENCE anatomy rather than just study it…
If you've felt held back in your growth by a lack of education on the workings of human anatomy…
If you've longed to study with Leslie Kaminoff but been unable to relocate to NYC…
Good news: you're about to get everything you've been waiting for…
Question for you:
Have you reached the point in your practice where you know your body so well, you have a pet name for your patella...?
You've had your knees your entire life - you know about their bones, their ligaments, and general safety advice…
But if you've never spent one-on-one time exploring your knees - or your neck, jaw, wrist - you're missing out on a stunningly rewarding relationship...
Your brilliant body holds information that will help you avoid future injuries and strengthen your practice. But a knowledge of anatomy alone won’t give you these insights. You need the techniques that are helping other yoga practitioners around the world float into handstands, effortlessly align their body and breath, and uncover what's in the way of life-long trouble poses...
Enter Leslie Kaminoff.
Leslie is one of the world’s most respected, most accomplished and most admired teachers of yoga anatomy...
He’s been bringing the study of anatomy to life for over 35 years.
His internationally acclaimed Yoga Anatomy Courses have helped teachers and practitioners of yoga, dance, pilates and somatic therapy improve their teaching, enhance their personal practices and provide better experiences for their students and clients...
Until now, to develop a deeper understanding of the movements of our bodies, you had to move to NYC for 9 months to learn Leslie’s techniques live and in-person...
But no more...
At last, Leslie is making his in-demand teachings available to yogis worldwide...
INTRODUCING THE PRACTICE SERIES:
It's like having Leslie in your living room,
standing next to you, coaching you...
With the comprehensive members-only Practice Series, Leslie is - at long last - releasing the ultimate home study program for yogis who want to advance their understanding of anatomy.
Here’s the promise of this course: Leslie will show you how to change your personal yoga practice forever - and you will finally receive the kinesthetic training you need to truly communicate with your entire body...
Leslie will lead you through a series of powerful asana practices specifically designed around an anatomical theme.
Imagine: you’ll immerse yourself in a study of the varied, complex and wonderful systems of the body over the course of 36 classes, with Leslie as your guide. By the time you complete this training, you will have an entirely new appreciation for your body, for the nuances of your joints, for the subtle ways your muscles communicate with you...
After each asana practice, you’ll get to pull back the curtains while Kaminoff and special guest teachers explain exactly how the sequence was created. You’ll see variations. You’ll try modifications.
This course is like nothing you’ve seen. It’s not your “textbook” anatomy class. Don’t expect each class to be a laundry list of naming bones and muscles - that won’t happen.
Rather, expect to come away from each class with a greater appreciation for your body.
You’ll be led through sequences to uncover your
body’s preferences, zero in on your strengths and
illuminate the steps that will move you forward...
Enrolling in this course is like welcoming Leslie into your living room and letting him guide you through experiments - the re-invigorating kind, the kind that will shake up and awaken your personal practice...
For learners who prefer experience first, theory second, this course will feel as if it’s been designed just for you...
If you want to be a world-class yoga teacher or physical instructor, intimate knowledge of human anatomy & breathing is a MUST
What if you could enhance your teaching, protect your students, and deepen your personal practice, all with a comprehensive understanding of how the human body actually works?
As a member of this community, you can do all that and more. Practical knowledge of the working human body, and the ability to impart that knowledge to your students in meaningful ways, is what will keep your room packed and your teaching inspired for years to come.
Leslie Kaminoff's teaching is inspired by his studies with T.K.V. Desikachar, son of T. Krishnamacharya, whom many call "the father of modern yoga."
During his 30+ years of experience in yoga anatomy and bodywork, he's been crafting his YogaAnatomy.net Practices course,
and now you can learn from him online, wherever you are in the world. Join the community and converse with today's expert in this field while you hone your skills.
Discover The Deepest Principles of Yoga By Examining The Deepest Structures Of The Body:
How to get to the essence of a pose and make it accessible for any body.
Why it’s important to make your practice more clever than your habits.
How to apply specific breathing ratios for specific effects.
The principles of sequencing.
How to avoid the most common injuries in yoga practice.
The surprising truth about hip-openers - what works and what doesn’t?
The principles of counterposing.
How to adapt any pose for any student.
How to have breakthroughs with your most difficult poses.
The principles of preparation & compensation.
How to relieve yourself of the burden of getting it right.
What the are bandhas really about, and when NOT to teach them.
How to rid your teaching language of anatomical innacuracies.
The most effective non-verbal teaching cues.
How to fire up your students’ right or left brains, depending on the desired effect.
How to teach an individualized practice, even in a large group, no matter what style of class.
The core principles underlying all styles of yoga.
Also, watch out for some nationally known surprise guests, sharing sequences and perspectives of their own.
Leslie is a "teacher's teacher"
I have known Leslie for 30 years and personally witnessed his ascendance in the Yoga and Health community.
Like the late Nathan Pritikin, he is a self taught genius and his courses on anatomy and breathing are always the first to fill in academic settings.
Over the last 5 years he has consistently received the highest evaluations possible from the majority of the students in our Yoga Therapy Rx program at Loyola Marymount University. I highly recommend his new internet course for students and teachers alike.Larry Payne Ph.D., Founding Director of Yoga Therapy Rx, Co-Author of Yoga for Dummies, Yoga Rx, and The Business of Teaching Yoga, Co-Founder of the International Association of Yoga Therapists
We Make The Space & The Universe Fills It
The three twelve-week trimesters cover the essentials of Yoga Anatomy from the perspective of the breath, the spine, and the limbs.
The core concepts of yoga (Prana/Apana, Sthira/Sukha, and Brmhana/Langhana) serve as a lens through which the vast subject of anatomy becomes focused, fascinating and immensely practical.
Because the course focuses on grasping fundamental concepts, rather than memorizing endless details, you and your students can easily embody the material and put it to practical use immediately.
In addition, there is a high level of student interactivity through questions, demonstrations and homework assignments.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Build an Encyclopedic Knowledge of Yoga Anatomy in Three Trimesters
We offer full support, personalized homework interactions, and access to a like-minded community as you work your way through the material
This course is offered entirely online, but if you decide to print out all the documents and save hard copies of the videos, this is what your resource collection will look like:
We will send you links to download binder covers, inserts, and the foundation of your library. You'll fill it out with class notes, observations, downloadable class transcripts, and reminders of your own journey.
(You will receive all materials as digital files, not in hard copy: you can save/archive your copy of the files in whatever way works best for you.)
Trimester #1: Breathing
Core concepts of Breath-Centered Yoga & Anatomy and Cellular Breathing
Basic Breath Awareness and Foundation Practices
Diaphragm Release Techniques
Relations of the Diaphragm and Experiencing the Deep Front Line
New Perspectives on Kapalabhati
*Brmhana / Langhana - *Energetics of Breath
Mula Bandha and the Pelvic Floor
Sanskrit Phonetics Practice and Application
Uddiyana and Jalandhara Bandha in Support and Movement
Kundalini - a Practical Approach
Trimester #1 Preview: The History of Bandhas (6:04)
Trimester #2: The Spine
Developmental Spine Exploration
A Practice for Spinal Awareness - * Introduction to *Drishti
*Spine and Breath - *the Basics
Exploring Axial Rotation and Lateral Flexion
Exploring Flexion and Extension
The Joys of Asymmetry
Yoga and Scoliosis
Autonomic Nervous System Practice
Trimester #2 Preview: Baby Cobra Exploration (3:47)
Trimester #3: The Articular Body
Limb Spirals Developmental Exploration
Standing Poses Fundamentals
Hip Joint and Pelvic Girdle Practices
The Warrior Series - Theme and Variations
Arm Support Practices
Arm Support Practices
Trimester #3 Preview: Why "Drop Your Shoulderblades" Will Never Work (3:37)
Plus Surprise Bonus Classes!
1000s Of Yoga Practitioners Are Investing In Their Students & Practices – While Earning Continuing Education Credits – Easily Online
"Anatomy with Leslie is anything but boring"
"Quite simply put, Leslie’s a true yogi-genius, and a pioneer in his field. He gets right down to the core concepts you absolutely must know to be a truly effective teacher or student of mind/body movement.
Leslie couples his immense knowledge with a refreshing ability to translate complex information into real-world terms and give us instantly applicable tools that make the world of anatomy, yoga and breath something we can deeply experience and understand.
I count him as one of my most formative teachers, and each time I leave his classroom, my worldview (and body!) has been shifted in the most powerful ways.""Sadie Nardini, founder of Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga
"It's the best online course I've taken"
"I have only great things to say. I've taken a lot of online courses for college and I have to say that Leslie's surpasses them in all areas.
The handouts, the video, the audio and the transcription ensures that all the online students have multiple venues for getting the coursework based on their personal preference.
It's amazing."Jennie Wilson, Yoga Teacher, New York
"He's THE Breathing Guru"
"Leslie Kaminoff was one of my most influential teachers.
His intellect and vast understanding of yoga are truly inspiring.
He is THE guru of breathing — opening your eyes to this profound aspect of yoga.
A must for all serious yoga teachers — I encourage all my teachers to take his course!”Beverley Foster Murphy, Owner, MindBody Online
"This course is life-changing"
"If you’re a yoga teacher, and even if you’re not, L.K.’s class will fundamentally change the way you teach and/or practice yoga. It did for me.
Leslie is wonderful at demystifying complex subjects and making them readily accessible– both on an intellectual academic level and on a tangible experiential level.
What’s more, he’s refreshingly non-pretentious and always willing to go the extra mile to make sure everyone’s on the same page."Suzanne Ausnit, Yoga Teacher, New Jersey
"I didn't want it to end!"
"Studying with you online is one of the most exhilarating, fun things I've done in my life.
I am so looking forward to what's coming next!"Carrie Libowicz, Yoga Teacher, Maryland
You'll See Benefits From The YogaAnatomy.net Principles Course For Years To Come:
- 9 months of intensive training in all aspects of yoga anatomy, practice, & breathing. (A $2,400 value)
- Streaming and downloadable video files of each class. (A $1,440 value)
- Streaming and downloadable audio files of each class. (A $1,350 value)
- Full text transcriptions of every class (English.) (A $720 value)
- PDFs of class outline / notes. (A $650 value)
- Weekly PDF downloads with course visuals. (A $360 value)
- Video Q&A with Leslie and the international online community. (Private sessions with Leslie start at $140/hr, so personal access on an ongoing basis is worth $1000s...)
- Direct access to a members-only interactive site where Leslie will answer your questions personally. (Access never expires - worth $1000s over time...)
- Homework to take you deeper into the material, and personal dialogue about your discoveries. (A $900 value)
- Access to like-minded Yogis around the world, and their learnings and experience with the course. (Have a yoga cohort in every city you visit...)
- Continuing education credits applicable to Yoga Alliance standards (details at bottom.) (A $550 value)
- Certificate of Completion from the course, exactly as if you had been sitting in the NYC studio (upon completion of all homework.) (Invaluable for future employers and prospective students...)
- PLUS! Your access never expires. Each and every time we update the course, you benefit. Need to sharpen your skills? Sign in and watch any video you’d like! (This is an ongoing value of $1000s…)
Worried you'll be dropped into the abyss of the internet? We'll be here for you whenever you have a question...
I'm confused. Are Yoga Anatomy.net Principles & Practices one course, or two?
Leslie Kaminoff teaches two separate, but complimentary courses: YogaAnatomy.net Principles & YogaAnatomy.net Practices. Enrollment is for a single course, but you may choose to take both courses, as many of our students do.
"Principles" is more lecture and discussion with less time devoted to experiential practice.
In "Practices," the ratios are reversed: more time in practice and experiential exploration with less time on lecture and discussion. The page you're on right now is about the YogaAnatomy.net Practices course.
Are both courses offered online?
Yes! Leslie's flagship course is YogaAnatomy.net Principles, which you can sign up for here.
The "Practices" course is Leslie's newest course, and students have been loving it. You may enroll at the bottom of this page.