Overview of Physiology for Yoga Teachers

With yoga classes growing in size and including students of all ages and levels of fitness, teachers benefit from basic knowledge of common conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, and joint replacements. This weekend will provide essential information about these conditions, as well as contraindications and guidelines for a safe and supportive practice.

This intensive weekend is part of the BODY of LIGHT Advanced 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training and is open to the public!

Fri 1:30pm – 4:30pm, 5-8pm
Sat 9:45am – 1:45pm, 3:15pm – 7pm
Sun 9:45am – 1pm, 2:30pm- 6pm

$333/weekend (see below for ala carte prices)


Friday 1:30 – 4:30p

Physiology of bones, muscles and joints
Yoga for osteoarthritis
Joint replacements

Friday 5:00-8:00p

Yoga for osteoporosis

Sat 9:45a – 1:45p

Overview of the nervous system
Common conditions of the nervous system and how yoga can help

Sat 3:15-7p

Overview of the endocrine system
Common conditions of the endocrine system and how yoga can help

Sun 9:45 – 1p

Overview of the circulatory and respiratory systems
Common conditions and how yoga can help

Sun 2:30p-6p

Overview of the digestive system
Common conditions and how yoga can help

Can’t make the whole weekend? A la carte pricing: $100/Friday $130 Saturday or Sunday. Individual sessions are $75 (contact us to register).

Ellen Saltonstall (E-RYT 500) is a yoga instructor and body therapist based in New York with extensive training in the Iyengar and Anusara methods. She has been a practitioner of yoga and meditation for over 40 years. In addition to yoga, she developed and teaches Bodymind Ballwork, a method of self-massage using rubber balls. Ellen has authored three books: Yoga for Arthritis, 2008, and Yoga for Osteoporosis, 2010 with Dr. Loren Fishman, and her new book Anatomy & Yoga: A Guide for Teachers and Students, released in December 2016. She offers yoga therapy webinars through YogaOnlineU.com, and she teaches nationally and internationally with a specialty in anatomy and therapeutics. She describes her approach to bodywork and yoga as a combination of science and artistic expression. Please visit her website at www.ellensaltonstall.com.