Anatomy Immersion

Anatomy Immersion

Led by: Ellen Saltonstall

From March 1, 2019 at 2:00 pm until March 10, 2019 at 5:30 pm at Gowanus

Immerse yourself in the study of the human body in a lively interactive group setting, with yoga as our focus. The material in this course will enhance your yoga practice, and if you teach yoga, it will help you to serve your students with confidence. If you have found anatomy to be a challenging or dry topic of study, or you find that the information somehow doesn’t stick with you, this class is for you. If you’re already an anatomy enthusiast like me, this class is for you too.

We will look at the bones, joints, muscles and important soft tissues, using visual aids and palpation. We’ll practice ballwork and asana to experience the area more deeply. We will discuss the most common injuries and conditions and how yoga can help.

This class is very practical and interactive. You will understand both your own and your students’ poses with more refinement and clarity, and you will see how the yoga principles of alignment really work. Handouts and suggested readings will enhance the learning process.

Weekend 1: Overview of fascia, the spine, disc problems, sacroiliac joint, scoliosis, breathing, hips
Weekend 2: Knees, ankles and feet, shoulders, neck, arms, hands, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis

Ellen Saltonstall, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, is an alignment-based yoga instructor and certified yoga therapist based in New York City with over 35 years of experience. In addition to yoga and anatomy, she teaches Bodymind Ballwork, a method of self-massage using rubber balls. She co-authored Yoga for Arthritis, 2008, and Yoga for Osteoporosis, 2010 with Dr. Loren Fishman. She published Anatomy and Yoga: A Guide for Teachers and Students in 2016, and her book The Bodymind Ballwork Method will be published in October 2018. She offers yoga therapy webinars through, and she teaches nationally and internationally with a specialty in anatomy and therapeutics. Please visit her website at

March 1-3 + March 8-10
Friday 2-5pm, Saturday 9-12, 2-5pm Sunday 10-1, 2:30-5:30pm
$375 early bird / TT grad price
$450 regular