Making Yoga Therapeutic by Applying Anatomy and Alignment Principles

by AnnHunt on July 23, 2010

with Steven Weiss, MS, DC, RYT
Saturday September 25, 2010
10 AM – 5 PM, $140

Join us for a fun and experiential, hands-on workshop as we explore the basic anatomical principles that are the foundation of yoga and structural alignment. When we follow the anatomical design of the body, our poses and postures are safe, re-vitalizing and make yoga practice a therapeutic experience. This workshop will help determine what is and what is not proper alignment, and will help create confidence and clarity in understanding why. Experienced yoga practitioners, yoga teachers, body workers and physical therapists will appreciate the workshop as we learn a simple, easy-to-use approach to yoga therapy and assists, based upon anatomy and principles of alignment.

What is Yoga Therapy?

Yoga therapy is an innovative and natural approach that addresses structural alignment issues and the rehabilitation of injuries and chronic painful conditions. It is appropriate for everyone, from yoga students who experience discomfort or limitations in certain poses to anyone who has an on-going chronic condition that restricts their ability to move and exercise effectively. In addition this workshop is an opportunity for everyone to learn and increase awareness to the subtleties of safe and efficient movement and body mechanics.

Steven Weiss, MS, DC, RYT has more than 30 years of experience as a holistic chiropractor and nutritionist, yoga student and teacher. As a life-long athletic, Steven has been a marathon runner and also an instructor in classes in long distance running. Over the past seventeen years, Dr. Weiss has served as the resident chiropractor and nutritionist for the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, New York. Dr. Weiss also serves as a post-graduate instructor with New York Chiropractic College, offering the ChiroYoga™ Seminars, a continuing education program that explores yoga-based biomechanics and therapeutics. Steven teaches for yoga studios and teacher trainings on the topics of anatomy, alignment, and therapeutics. His teaching is strongly influenced by his background in structural bodywork, bringing a unique, hands-on approach to his workshops. He is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. His yoga training has been extensive in many traditions, studying with teachers in India and throughout the United States. Dr. Weiss practices in Sarasota, Florida, USA. He practices Align By Design Yoga Therapy, an alignment-based approach that is strongly influenced by his bodywork skills and experience as a chiropractor. More information can be found at

Offered by Align By Design Yoga and Ann Hunt Yoga
6 CEUs available

There will be a 1 hour lunch break. Workshop will be held in Lexington Park, Maryland. For more information contact Ann directly.

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