About This Workshop
In this 10-hour workshop, anatomy novices will get to know their bodies from the inside out! Together, we will explore human anatomy in a way that provides practical applications for yoga. Get to know your muscles, bones and connective tissues to gain a greater understanding for how our bodies move on and off the mat.
- Terminology and directional planes
- Types of joints and their respective movements
- Fascia: What it is…What it isn’t…And Why You Should Care.
- Fascia doesn’t actually “release”…and you’ll be glad it doesn’t!
- Skeletal system: Get to know your bones!
- Nervous system: Proprioception and beyond (if you don’t know what proprioception is, you will after class)!
- Muscular system: Explore how we move!
This workshop is designed for:
- Current and aspiring yoga teachers
- Personal trainers
- Thai bodyworkers
No prior massage or yoga experience is necessary. Students must be able to kneel, crawl, and sit on the ground. Please bring a pillow,
What To Expect
Each class includes both yoga practice, movement, and lecture. You’ll have plenty of handouts with space to take notes.
About Vanessa Hazzard, BASc, LMT
Owner/Teacher of Science & Soul Education For Massage and Movement Professionals
Owner of Science & Soul Education for Massage & Movement Professionals
Vanessa Hazzard, LMT is an author, educator, and massage therapist with 14 years of experience in the massage therapy field. She practices Thai Yoga Massage in Philadelphia, PA. As a practitioner, Vanessa is experienced, and skilled at relieving pain. As a continuing educator, she is thorough and leads fun hands-on classes. She is author of Prenatal Thai Massage: for Relaxation & Pain Relief. Her volunteerism and commitment to mental health and trauma-awareness in yoga and bodywork has landed her features on NPR, Philly.com, and speaking engagements at Drexel University and non-profit organizations. She has also been featured in Massage Today. Vanessa has shared her expertise as an advisory board member for massage therapy schools, as well as Belmont Behavioral Health’s mood disorder program. Over the past decade, she has taught hundreds of massage therapy professionals at spas, wellness centers, conferences, and retreats. Vanessa has attended International Training Massage (ITM) in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and has earned her Bachelor of Applied Science in Massage Therapy at Siena Heights University. She is currently earning her Master of Education in Adult and Continuing Education from Rutgers University.
Her continuing education classes for massage therapists and wellness professionals will increase your knowledge base and affirm your love for healing arts! Each class blends the science and soul of massage therapy! This means that you will be getting an ample amount of anatomy, while also embracing the healing connection between client and therapist.
PA Massage License MSG000869 | NCBTMB Approved Provider 451899-12