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Comprehensive Yoga Anatomy Course


How about one that's straight forward, easy to understand,
and will help you be a more confident teacher!


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Learn anatomy and then apply to yoga?
Help students with injuries?
Go beyond just knowing muscles?
Learn principles that can be applied to anyone?
Take your teaching to the next level?

Isn't anatomy complicated?


"The Comprehensive Yoga Anatomy course was absolutely amazing, very accessible and efficient way to do a course online and it made a difficult subject so much more easy and fun to understand."

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Purchase a copy of Functional Anatomy of Yoga
Complete 96 online lessons which include:
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135 Videos
Lifetime Access
50 CE hours with Yoga Alliance
1 Certificate of Completion

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Yoga Anatomy Course Outline:

Module 1 - Introduction to the Comprehensive Yoga Anatomy CourseAn introduction and overview of the course and where this journey will take you.

Module 2 - Fundamental Anatomical Concepts
This lesson covers the most fundamental concepts and information to start you on the journey of learning anatomy for yoga including:​

  • Anatomical position
  • Directional terms
  • Three planes of movement
  • Apply to yoga postures

Module 3 - Connective Tissue & Muscular System
This lesson will help you understand how a broad array of components can affect movement in the body including:

  • Structure & function of connective tissue
  • Structure & function of ligaments and tendons
  • Layers of fascia
  • Components of a muscle
  • Primary functions of the muscular system

Help your students


"David Keil's Comprehensive Yoga Anatomy Course was excellent. Together with his book it has deeply increased my knowledge and understanding of human anatomy thereby informing my teaching and helping me to resolve the physical issues my students are dealing with."

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Gwyneth Saxton
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Your Instructor: David Keil

david keil yoga anatomyWe often interact with anatomy in two key places. The first is relative to injury, either in a preventative way, or after some type of injury has occurred. The second is when we want to do a particular asana, but can’t, and want to know why. In other words, you’re looking for the technique or anatomical restriction that limits your ability to do a pose. This is where the Comprehensive Yoga Anatomy Course comes in.

We often want “the answer” to the problem or the injury. Unfortunately, there is often no single answer or simple solution. This is exactly why knowing your anatomy is critical. When you understand the underlying parts and pieces of anatomy as it relates to yoga, you can find the answer for a specific problem for a specific student. In this way, you are teaching and working with the student as they are in the moment.

This is exactly how I have used the anatomy in my own teaching since 1998. It is my goal to bring simple and understandable explanations of how anatomy and yoga are related so you can apply it to your own teaching.

Complete Comprehensive Yoga Anatomy Course Outline:

Module 1 - Introduction to the Comprehensive Yoga Anatomy CourseAn introduction and overview of the course and where this journey will take you.

Module 2 - Fundamental Anatomical Concepts
This lesson covers the most fundamental concepts and information to start you on the journey of learning anatomy for yoga including:​

  • Anatomical position
  • Directional terms
  • Three planes of movement
  • Apply to yoga postures

Module 3 - Connective Tissue & Muscular System
This lesson will help you understand how a broad array of components can affect movement in the body including:

  • Structure & function of connective tissue
  • Structure & function of ligaments and tendons
  • Layers of fascia
  • Components of a muscle
  • Primary functions of the muscular system

Module 4 - The Skeletal System
In this module you will learn the basic structures that make up the skeletal system and how it functions. You will gain an understanding of the structure, composition, and function of bones and joints.

  • Components of the skeletal system
  • Understand tensegrity
  • Classifications of the joints

Module 5 - The Nervous System
This module will introduce you to the nervous system, its components, and function including:

  • Structure and division of the nervous system
  • Anatomy of the brain and function of areas
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
  • General function of nerves
  • Polyvagal theory

Module 6 - The Digestive System
In this module we'll cover the digestive system including:

  • The overall process of digestion
  • Which organs are involved
  • The structures used in digestion

Module 7 - The Endocrine System
In this module we'll cover the endocrine system including:

  • What the endocrine system is
  • How glands are used for communication

Module 8 - The Cardiovascular System
In this module we'll cover the cardiovascular system including:

  • The overall function of the cardiovascular system
  • How blood moves oxygen through the body
  • What the components of blood are
  • Breakdown of the chambers of the heart

Module 9 - The Respiratory System and BreathingIn this module we'll take a look at the respiratory system including:

  • The overall mechanism of respiration
  • Voluntary vs. involuntary breathing
  • Chest vs. belly breathing
  • Bandhas from an anatomical point of view
  • The purpose of bandhas in practice
  • Energetics and breathing

Module 10 - The Foot and Ankle
In this lesson, you will learn the basic structural anatomy and movements of the foot and ankle including:

  • The major anatomical structures
  • How the structures impact function
  • The arches of the foot
  • How the foot is the foundation for standing

Module 11 - The Knee Joint
This lesson will introduce you to the way the anatomical components of the knee come together to create its function including:

  • structural components and their function
  • How the knee sits at the center of a kinetic chain
  • The main ligaments of the knee
  • The meniscus of the knee
  • The muscles of the knee and their function

Module 12 - The Hip Joint
This lesson will explain the basic structure and function of the hip joint including:

  • Overall structure and function
  • The multitude of muscles that affect this joint
  • The almighty psoas muscle and its function

Module 13 - The Pelvis
In this module, you will also learn to identify the structures that make up the pelvis including:

  • The bones and joints of the pelvis
  • Movements at the pelvis
  • Where the SI joint is located
  • Movement possible at the SI joint

Module 14 - The SpineIn this lesson, you will be introduced to the structural components of the spine including:

  • The structural components and functions of the spine
  • Movements in the different areas of the spine
  • Muscles that move the spine
  • Vertebral discs function and dysfunction

Module 15 - The Shoulder GirdleIn this lesson you will also learn about the structural components of the shoulder including:

  • Differentiate the shoulder girdle from shoulder joint
  • The components of the shoulder girdle
  • Movements of the shoulder joint
  • Muscles of the shoulder and rotator cuff
  • Muscles of the shoulder girdle

Module 16 - The Hand, Wrist, and ElbowIn this lesson we will explore the kinetic chain of the upper body extremities including:

  • The structural components that create this chain
  • Movements of the elbow, wrist, and hand
  • How these areas interact with one another
  • Understanding carpal tunnel syndrome

Module 17- Anatomy of Forward Bending and Variations
In this lesson you will learn the anatomy of forward bending including:

  • Apply anatomy to forward bending
  • Asses where restrictions are coming from
  • Learn which other poses can help
  • What changes anatomically with variations

Module 18 - Common Patterns in Forward Bending
This lesson will explore some of the common patterns that show up and prevent moving fully into a forward bend including:

  • Identifying common patterns in forward bends
  • What in the functional anatomy creates these patterns
  • Learn how to work with each pattern
  • Help students identify the tissues that are restrictive

Module 19 - Anatomy of External Hip Rotation
In this lesson you will begin to explore poses that rely on external rotation at the hip joint including:

  • Overall understanding of external rotation of the hip
  • External rotation in standing vs. seated poses
  • Changes in one sided vs. two sided poses

Module 20 - External Rotation in Lotus & Leg Behind Head
In this lesson you will learn about common patterns in two categories of poses: half-lotus/lotus and leg-behind- head poses including:

  • Common patterns of restrictions in half and full lotus/li>
  • Methods to work through tension in half and full lotus
  • Understand tension that restricts leg behind head

Module 21 - Anatomy of Twisting
In this lesson you learn about the basic anatomical components that allow for twisting in the body including:

  • Differentiating pelvis and spinal movements
  • How the shoulders play into twisting poses
  • Break down revolved side angle pose

Module 22 - Variations on Seated Twists
In this lesson we’ll further explore the movement of twisting in the body including:

  • Understand how binds effect twisting
  • How to help students evolve stages of binding
  • How the breath is impacted in twisting poses
  • How to work with different proportions in twists

Module 23 - Anatomy of Arm Balancing
In this lesson you will learn the foundational patterns for developing steady arm balances including:

  • Differentiate different types of arm balances
  • Foundational anatomical patterns for arm balances
  • How these patterns work in bakasana and titthibasana
  • Apply this to jump back, jump through transitions.

Module 24 - Taking Arm Balancing Upside Down
In this lesson you will learn about some additional steps for building a solid arm balancing pattern including:

  • Establishing the patterns in practice
  • Aligning the pelvis over the hands
  • Building up from the foundation

Module 25 - Anatomy of Backbending and Patterns in Upward Facing Dog
In this lesson you will learn how to set the foundation for working deeply in backbends including:

  • Where backend patterns start in practice
  • Common patterns in up dog and a full backbend
  • How to work through common restrictive patterns
  • Understand these from an anatomical perspective
  • How to identify patterns in students and help them

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"As a plastic surgeon, ashtanga teacher, and student I can say that this course is unique and brings a deep understanding of the anatomy for yogis."

"The Comprehensive Yoga Anatomy course launched my “nuts and bolts” understanding of anatomy from the yoga tool box, to the actual use and building of a yoga posture, a practice, and to an applicable understanding."​

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ReBeca Drury, BS, MA, ND
Certified Traditional Naturopath

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