Anatomy of the Spine for Yoga Practice

with Sandy Zirulnik
Saturday, October 14, 2–4:30pm | $40

The Spine is an architecture of bones, nerves, muscles, ligaments, and discs which functions to accommodate and facilitate breathing, the environment of gravity, movement, and coordination.

In this workshop, we will explore the structure and function of the spine, evolution of the human spine, and how the back is “built to move”.  We will develop an improved sense of awareness of spinal alignment. We’ll take our learning into Yoga and movement practice, including a study of safe (and unsafe) spinal movements in familiar Yoga asanas.  Appropriate for all levels.

Sandy Zirulnik’s yoga classes explore structure, movement, strength, and balance through the practice of asanas, breathing awareness, and the study of anatomy. They are enjoyable and appropriate for students of all ages and interests.  Sandy began studying Yoga in 1998 and graduated from The Yoga Room’s Advanced Studies Program with a 500-hour certification. He teaches weekly Yoga classes at The Yoga Room Berkeley and at Leela Yoga in Alameda, where he taught the Functional Anatomy component of their Yoga teacher training program, as well as several Yoga Anatomy workshops. Sandy’s teachers include Ada Lusardi, Donald Moyer, the faculty of The Yoga Room, Jonothon Gross, Sandra Razieli, and Laura Camp. Often he can be seen riding his bicycle in the Berkeley hills or more distant places.

Workshop Cancellation Policy:
15 or more days in advance: $20 service charge | 14 to 8 days in advance: 50% charge | 7 days or less: no refund | Fees are non-transferable | Checks must be received within 7 days to hold your registration