Anatomy of the shoulder girdle

Anatomy of the Shoulder Girdle: Neck, Shoulders, and Arms

Saturday, March 24th, 1-5 pm

with Leah McKellop, Rolfer and RYT

300 YA, 4 hours Anatomy

For many of us, the upper body is our most used tool. We use it to reach out to the world and interact with our surroundings. It can also be an area of tension and prone to injury in asana. In this class we will become familiar with the mechanical workings of our upper body so that asana relieves tension rather than exacerbates it.

Topis to be discussed:

Bone and joint mobility of the shoulders

Rotator cuff

How to practice yoga in a way that stabilizes instead of destabilizes the shoulder joint

This training will provide students with a multifaceted understanding of anatomy in this area. We will approach learning from a visual, auditory, and kinesthetic approach. Students will have a felt experience of their own anatomy and an idea of how to safely work with the anatomy of their students.

About Leah:

Leah is a Certified Rolfer™ and Athens, GA resident.  She received her training in Rolfing Structural Integration® through the Rolf Institute in Boulder, CO.   Prior to Rolfing®, Leah received a Bachelors of Science in Applied Psychology through New York University.  She has been a yoga enthusiast and instructor since 2009.  Leah continues to draw from each of her backgrounds, exploring the ever complex relationship between the health of our bodies and the health our our minds.