Yoga Anatomy Training

May 3rd-6th 2019
with Carol Murphy
@ YOGAMOVES, Gort Co. Galway, Ireland


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This training offers an in-depth study of Yoga Anatomy in relation to asana, alignment and adjustments. It is suitable for teachers who would like to broaden their knowledge of the body and how it works in relation to yoga. It is also suitable for yoga students who wish to deepen their knowledge of yoga, but do not necessarily want to teach yoga. For non-teachers, we recommend that you take a 200 hr training before teaching these methods to others.

Some of the topics of this particular 4 day training encompass subjects already taught on the GLY 200 hr training, but this training offers a more comprehensive exploration of yoga anatomy. We take a closer look at muscles in relation to biomechanics, muscle functions and dual actions (reciprocal inhibition) and develop this foundation to a broader, global perspective of the body in relation to asana and the body, where synergistic patterning (how the muscles in the body connect) can create deeper understanding of all of the different aspects of yoga asana ; standing poses, hip openers, twists, backbends and inversions. 

For students who wish to take their yoga anatomy even deeper after this 4 day CPD, we offer a 4 day Neuro-Fascial Yoga Integration CPD.

This 4 day CPD training is registered with Yoga Alliance and offers 32 hrs CPD credits . 

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DAY  1

9.00-11.00 a.m.

Your Yoga Body – Exploring your unique body and others in relation to postural holdings patterns, rotations, tilts, working in 2s adjusting etc.


Anatomical terminology

The science of stretching.

Biomechanics of asana and fundamentals of bio-tensegrity




  • Myology – the study of muscles, includes histology, muscle contraction and the nervous system, slow and fast twitch fibres, phasic and postural muscles. etc. 
  • A comprehensive study of all of the Reciprocal Inhibition and Synergist relationships in the body in relation to movement and asana. 
  • Muscles and their nerve supply. 
  • A slide show of the all of the major muscles in the body in relation to their function and origin and  insertion points.


Yin Practice. 



Standing and hip openers Practice, Adjustments and Anatomy explained experientially.


Anatomy of Standing poses and Hip Openers (theory)



2.00-4.00 p.m.

Anatomy of Backbends (theory)

4.00-6.00 p.m.

Backbends Practice, Adjustments and Anatomy explained experientially.


9.00-11.00 a.m.

Core and Twists – Practice, Adjustments and Anatomy explained experientially.

11.00-1.00 p.m.

Core and Twists – Theory

1.00-2.00 p.m.


2.00-4.00 p.m.

Backbends theory

4.00-6.00 p.m.

Backbends Practice, Adjustments and Anatomy explained experientially.


9.00-11.00 a.,m.

General practice integrating general theory from the last 3 days.

11.00 -1.00 p.m.

The skeletal system and the theory of the floating bones




Ligaments and Tendons

The process of Inflammation

Modifications for Injuries- when to practice/ when to back off


Yin practice, incorporating all planes of motion, exploring the relationship between tension and compression.


The total fee for the training is €480 or €380 if paid in full before April 2nd 2019.

The GLY teacher’s discounted price is €320. 

The deposit is €200 euros and can be paid by bank transfer.

This deposit is non- refundable

If you are taking this training in conjunction with the Neuro-muscular Yoga Integration training the prices are:

Full price = €800.
Early bird discount if paid in full before April 2nd = €650.
Deposit €300 euros. 

Final payment will be due 4 weeks before the start of the course.

YOGAMOVES is in a small town on the west of Ireland called Gort. It lies between Galway, Clare and Limerick and is close to Shannon airport for international students. One of the wonderful things about Gort (besides the Gallery cafe…) is that is lies at the edge of the Burren, one of the most incredible places on the planet, famous for its flowers and fauna. 

For people travelling, there are a few accommodation options. 

  • The Beautiful Art Gallery Apartment  This lovely apartment is above The Gallery Cafe just across from the Yoga Shala. The cafe is well worth a visit open Wed- Sunday. 
  • O Sullivan’s Hotel is another option in the main square in Gort
  • There is also a hotel in the town called “The Lady Gregory” this is a very traditional Irish hotel.  Offering 87 ensuite comfortable bedrooms.  There is a very nice restaurant and also a Spa & Pool.  Room rate varies depending on the time of year and length of stay.
  • There is also Air BnB options in or close to the town. Air BnB offer private rooms in homes or entire houses that could be shared. Kim, the Green Lotus angel, can help group people together for Air BnB. Just let us know you are interested in this option and we can help advise.  
  • There is also the option of staying in Galway city. Its a bit of a journey, but its a great place then to check out. If you are flying in for one of the trainings, we will do out best to hook you up with local carpooling to the shala in the morning and back. We imagine local students won’t mind helping out with lifts, once the pickup is not too much off the main road. 

Traveling to Gort, Co Galway

To look at various ways to get around Ireland use ‘Get there‘  This is a great, easy to use, website that will help you see the different travel routes and options from any area in Ireland.  It also shows you all the time tables for the various routes.

Bus Ereann is the nation bus company 

Irish Rail is the national rail service

Galway City to Gort 

There is a regular bus service running from Galway, Eyre Square Bus station to Gort.  It takes 40 minutes.  So if you decide to stay in Galway City you could commute to your training.

By Air 

There are 3 main airports in Ireland that would offer International services from most destinations. Dublin Airport would be the largest and has a more regular international service than Shannon or Cork.

Shannon Airport – This is the closest Airport to Gort.  It has a very good direct bus service that will take approximately 1 hour.  

Dublin Airport – 3.5hrs away from Gort.  With the option of bus or train links.  Trains are from Hueston Station in the centre of Dublin City. They operate a direct service to Gort with a journey time of 3 hours.

Cork Airport – the furthest from Gort.  It does however run a good bus service but would take 4 hours

Car Hire or Taxi

If you do not wish to travel independently then you could consider either renting a car or hiring a private taxi.  Where possible we would see if others were arriving around the same time and look at car pooling or sharing a taxi to help with the cost.  Prices would vary depending on your pick up location.  

By Road

There is a good road network across Ireland. Gort would be close to Galway, which is linked to motorways.  Google maps offers the best route service to Gort

For more help with any travel arrangements please email us on

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