Anatomy for Movement Workshop Series

Anatomy for Movement Workshop Series

Anatomy for Movement 
is a workshop series oriented to teachers but also open to students.  The purpose is to deepen our understanding of the anatomy and approach our yoga asana practice with greater knowledge and safety.  You can take all classes (discount available) or take a single class.  CEU’s available for Yoga Alliance Registered teachers.Recommended (although not required) that you acquire The Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long and if you’re feeling excited, also The Key Poses of Yoga by Ray Long.
Date and Time to be announced
Topics covered:
Class #1: Fundamentals of Movement
A. General Overview of bones and muscles
B. Origin/Insertions, Types of Stretching, Agonist/Antagonist, Stretch Reflex, Movement Definitions, Fascia
C. The breath connection
D. Bandhas

Class #2: The Trunk
A. Muscle Overview
B. Practice of poses to integrate study of muscles
C. Notes to enhance the teaching and practice
D. Working with injuries/restrictions

Class #3: The Shoulder Girdle and Upper Arm
A. Muscle Overview
B. Practice of poses to integrate study of muscles
C. Notes to enhance the teaching and practice
D. Working with injuries/restrictions

Class #4: The Hip and Upper Leg
A. Muscle Overview
B. Practice of poses to integrate study of muscles
C. Notes to enhance the teaching and practice
D. Working with injuries/restrictions

Class #5: The Forearm/Hand and Lower Leg/Foot
A. Muscle Overview
B. Practice of poses to integrate study of muscles
C. Notes to enhance the teaching and practice
D. Working with injuries/restrictions

Class #6: Q & A (Free one hour class)
Yoga teachers and any other interested student, will have the opportunity to create a one hour class based on a topic we cover in this series.  This last class is a free/optional add-on to ask questions about your sequence, or any other questions from the series of classes.

About Nadine
I began studying yoga in 1996 as part of a dance therapy program in college. My formal yoga practice began in 2000 with Miguel Latronica in Chicago studying Astanga Yoga. After a year practicing with Miguel, I began teaching for him and assisting with his teacher trainings. I had taught Pilates for many years and eventually moved on to teaching yoga full time while developing my career in massage therapy. After many years of studying Astanga Yoga, I branched out into other styles, eventually finding my way to Iyengar Yoga. My classes are influenced by the flow found in Astanga and the alignment detail of Iyengar. My classes are lighthearted with an educational focus to promote posture awareness, injury prevention and tools for healing from injury. I bring a strong influence from dance into my teaching style. I enjoy leading workshops for teachers either through a teacher training or as continuing education in hands-on assisting, props, ethics in yoga and working with injuries.

“Nadine is the best – both as a person and yoga teacher! I am grateful to have access to her classes again, as well as be part of her online yoga community. Her yoga community has been an essential part of my life during this challenging year.

She approaches teaching with an abundance of care and thoughtfulness. I appreciate that her priorities are ensuring students maintain proper alignment & form, as well as explaining why. Her sequences are well thought out and always varied. Not only is my practice evolving, but overall I feel better mentally and physically from practicing 5-6 days/week using her library of recorded classes and the two live Zoom classes. I also CrossFit and am moving better in those classes, too!

An added bonus is her weekly guided meditation class. The class has been incredibly helpful in these uncertain times.” Alison Gamble, Chicago

“Nadine has been particularly helpful in offering opportunities to work toward more advanced poses and inversions. Her hands on and individual guidance is particularly helpful to me in that the specific adjustments in form are memorable in a way that general verbal instruction can lack. I may think I’ve got it right with the general instruction but her individual adjustment often leads to aha! moments for me.”  –Luma yoga student, Santa Cruz

“Nadine Lollino – perfect mix of passion and compassion” –Luma yoga student, Santa Cruz

“Nadine’s approach to yoga instruction is as balanced as the balance sought by her students. She is neither cheerleader, nor sage, nor drill sergeant, nor pedant. She respectfully encourages her students by being respectful of the practice in a lighthearted, accessible way. She fluidly introduces you to your self-awareness and abilities. She understands alignment and movement and the calming effect of focusing on it. She is wittily humorous. In short, Nadine is positive energy.” –Chicago student John Castaneda