Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Melbourne Functional Anatomy



This brand new course offers a comprehensive Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training for already qualified yoga teachers.

The intention of this course is to refresh the basics of skeletal variation for all major joint complexes in the human skeleton, as well as the actions required in the soft tissues of the body for when we are practicing a yang style of yoga.

Yoga Alliance approved, this training aims to build confidence in teachers when cueing yoga sequence from a functional rather than aesthetic intention.


A functional intention allows a room full of yoga students to discover their own body and how to find their personal version of traditional yoga asanas.

By applying this functional intention, this training also aims to continue offering vinyasa yoga in an accessible and inclusive format, rather than a prescriptive 'one size fits all' format.


The course offers a comprehensive presentation of human anatomy, as well as discussion style conversation around important topics such as:

- Why do we stabilise our joints?

- When to give options in a sequence and when to give a universal cue

- How do skeletal variations and physical proportions impact a yoga asana

- Compression as a healthy inclusion of physical movements

- Do you really understand what you are saying with your cues

- Can you start to find your own language for common cues

- Being mindful of cueing the students according to what you feel in the posture.

- What is the intention of the asana as opposed to "what it should look like?"

Functional Anatomy

Exercising Yin vs Yang Tissues in the Body

Skeletal Variation & Range of Motion in Joints

The Spine

The Pelvis

The Shoulder

The Knee and Ankle

The Elbow and Wrist

Course Requirements

Participants must have a minimum certification of 200-hour foundational yoga teacher training and a minimum of three full days attendance in order to receive certification.

Suggested Reading

The following texts are not compulsory for the training; however, they are excellent texts to support your anatomy learning if you would like some extra preparation and post-training references:

- Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff

- Your Body Your Yoga by Bernie Clark


Continued Professional Development points (CPD) are available for this training through both Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia.



25 Hour Functional Anatomy

Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Melbourne

Australian Yoga Academy

42 Clifton Street, Prahran

6.30 - 7.30pm Friday 19th March

Online via Zoom: Meet & Greet

2 x Weekends

11am – 5pm Saturday & Sunday

20th, 21st, 27th, 28th March 2021

$625 Early Bird until Friday 12th February

$725 Full Pricing


AYA Clinic, 42 Clifton St, Prahran Victoria, 3181

Ph: +61400 708 230


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Karina Smith

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Prahran

Yin Yoga Teacher, Yin Yoga Teacher Training and Yin Yoga Educator

Servicing Prahran and surrounding suburbs including: Caulfield North, Richmond, South Yarra, St Kilda East, Toorak and Windsor.


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