Touching anatomy in the context of yoga and Ayurveda

Touching anatomy - discover the body in motion

Touch, feel, palpate, press, hear, listen, turn: the tools in our anatomy/physiology course are our senses and mindfulness.
In anatomy, we look at those concepts and structures that communicate with each other directly or indirectly. It is fascinating to observe what happens inside us when we lift an arm and use it to simultaneously lift the foot on the opposite side. But we also learn to read ongoing emotional stresses from postures and, conversely, that we can even evoke altered feelings by aligning the body appropriately.
In order to intensify a massage or yoga class, be alert for injuries, or recognize limitations, we need a sound knowledge of the most important anatomical structures. However, looking at pictures does not allow us to really understand the body on different levels. It is only in playful movement that the vivid image emerges; it is only in touch that we can truly grasp the different structures.
The course thus creates a 3D view of the body and its connection to space. Ayurvedic and yogic anatomy complexes are grasped and experienced with comparative anatomy. Concepts such as dhatus or koshas become understandable when the physical and mental levels can be observed under different aspects.

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You will learn
- how to find the most important bones and their articulated connections in movement
- how to hear and feel joint movements such as shoulder, hip, knee, wrist and the associated main restrictions and examinations
- how to recognize disorders in the movement of joints
- health and movement of the spine and back in all directions of movement
- examinations and tests on the back and spine, relevant to teaching yoga, yoga therapy and massage
- Overview of common injuries and complaints
- Function and location of stabilizing and moving muscle groups, look at the fascial system and myofascial system in movement
- Typical limitations of muscle and fascia misuse
- Blood circulation: Recognizing cardiac and vascular health, simple tests and examination
- Advice for practitioners: Recognize emergencies and act accordingly
- Breathing: the lungs, nasopharynx, diaphragm and respiratory muscles
- Palpation of internal organs such as liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines and bladder, and overview of their movements and functions

For whom?

Both yoga and massage therapists in training and those who are already active in professional life can participate. Everyone who enjoys touching and discovering, expanding knowledge and with questions (!) is invited to participate.
The course is recommended in any case for all those who attend the corresponding courses at the Rosenberg Academy.
As a pillar of the Ayurveda Yoga Chikitsa it should be booked in addition.


Manuela Heider de Jahnsen

Price info

Seminar fee from € 560

Please note the price information at the respective module dates.

plus room and board - only for attendance dates in Birstein

On the campus of the European Academy of Ayurveda there are guest houses available. For your overnight stay during the training you can choose from rooms of different categories. Ayurvedic full board from our organic kitchen is included in the room price.

Final payment

By invoice: Due 14 days before the start of the seminar

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Required previous knowledge:

3 Days 45 learning hrs of which 22,5 hrs presence

from € 560
Plus board and lodging if applicable

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