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More Than Anatomy  |  2019 Teaching Schedule

Dates for 2019 TBC

Short Courses
The Knee Joint
he Shoulder Complex 
The Hip Joint 
and Joint
 Muscle Tissue
The Bandhas and the Pelvic Floor 
The Knee Joint 
4-day Course
15-18th January: Spine Only 

Short Courses Overview 

The Knee Joint

The knee is one of the most commonly injured joints in the body.  During this targeted course we will cover the its bone structure, function, key components, ligaments, muscles, tendons, common issues and how to examine knee functionality. We  will also review how the knee is used in yoga asana and how to practice safely.  


The Shoulder Complex

The shoulder allows excellent mobility but as a consequence is one of the most unstable joints in the entire body.  We will cover the fascinating arrangement of interacting joints that makes up the shoulder complex and how together they work. We will trouble shoot common issues that arise in daily life and from yoga asana practice and how to manage them.

The Hip Joint

If you have strong and mobile hip joints the performance of asana can become effortless.  Many yoga practitioners under appreciate the influence the hips have on the spine and knees and as a consequence injure themselves. This course helps to illustrate the importance of the hip and how this joint can vary so greatly amongst us.  Aside from the basic anatomy we will also cover common issues, functional testing and analysis. 

Bone and Joint Tissue

Bone plays a vital role in providing structure and function to our bodies and is continuously being influenced by our yoga practice, how we eat and how we move.  In addition to the anatomy and physiology of bone and joint tissue, this course will consider the stimulus yoga asana has on this tissue and its application in conditions such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. 

Muscle Tissue

Developing muscle tissue to become stronger and more controllable are benefits of asana practice.  We will look at how yoga asana influences muscle tissue, as well as its anatomy and physiology.  In addition we will consider the often undervalued importance muscle has on the protection of the joints.

The Bandha's and the Pelvic Floor

The pelvis is a key area of the body, linking the lower body to the upper.  Home of the sexual organs, major energetic centres and mulabandha (root lock).  This area has a significant role in both health and disease and vital for every yoga practitioner to fully understand. We will look at its structure function, at common pelvic floor issues and the role yoga can play in treating them.


All short courses are 1500 Indian Rupee's each

SPINE Only... Course Overview

Yoga and Gonstead Chiropractic share a common guiding belief: the spine is crucial to physical, mental and spiritual health.  When its function is not optimal one cannot physically move properly or channel energy correctly.


EVERY asana influences the spine, therefore to make it safe to practice and perhaps even more importantly to ensure yoga’s true benefits are attained, a thorough understanding of the spine is essential.


This course outlines the fundamentals of the spine, its design and function on both a cellular and structural level, combined with how it is designed mechanically to work in normal life and in asana practice.  The course will make you a better teacher if you already teach, and a safer practitioner if you don’t.

The course will cover: 
  • Anatomy and function of the the spine and intervertebral disc

  • The influence inversions, forward and backward bends have on the spine

  • How to assess and understand spine movement in asana

  • The questions you should ask your students (or yourself) about the health of their spine

  • Why some asana are potentially dangerous for some spines but good for others

  • Why spine stiffness is often a sign of instability and weakness

  • What disc problems are and their impact on movement and health

  • What scoliosis really is and the role yoga can have in its management

  • Why the spine is often responsible for the hamstring, hip or shoulder problems  

Classes run:

3.30pm - 5.30pm each day


8000 Indian Rupee's

E-Mail us to book your spot!
About Dr. Rob Lamport:
Dr Rob has nearly 25 years experience within the practice of yoga and natural healthcare, including a Masters Degree in Chiropractic.  Lectures draw on many areas of study he has undertaken as well as his personal yoga practice, giving the student a unique insight into how the body works.  Within each lecture there is continuous reference back to yoga and how anatomy and physiology can be utilised to make the practice not only safer, but also smarter.  His aim is that through a greater understanding of the body you can better focus your efforts in your own practice. 
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