Iyengar Anatomy Series: Healthy Hips, Knees and Shoulders with Roger Cole, Ph.D

AHA is excited to be co-hosting this series with our friends from the Iyengar Center of Western MA.

Join us for this wonderful LiveStream Anatomy Series with Roger Cole, Ph.D. This series is great for teachers and students alike. Roger will cover how to maintain the health of these major joints as well as how to deal with common misalignments and challenges. If you are working with an injury or hip/knee replacement and have questions about participation, email info@ahayoga.com. All levels welcome.

Here’s a taste of Roger’s in depth and clear teaching related to the shoulders

Hips: Anatomy and Practice – September 12,  1-4pm EDT
Learn a powerful sequence of yoga postures to safely align, mobilize, and strengthen the hips. The class will combine clear anatomical explanations with thorough practice, adapted for both healthy hips and hip challenges.

Knees: Anatomy and Practice – September 19,  1-4pm EDT
Knees are especially vulnerable to injury in yoga and life in general. Learn how to optimize your asana technique keep them safe, restore and preserve their range of motion, enhance their alignment, and build their strength. The class will combine clear anatomical explanations with thorough practice.

Shoulders:  Anatomy & Practice – September 26,  1-4pm EDT
This class will teach you simple, effective ways to maximize shoulder mobility, strength and comfort. Learn how to use shoulder anatomy to progress step-by-step from simple movements to complete yoga asanas to a posture sequence that systematically works every part of the shoulder joint. Adapted for both healthy shoulders and shoulder challenges.

FEES: $85 for a single session, $75 early bird by Sept. 1;
All three sessions $250, $210 early bird by September 1.

RECORDINGS: Will be accessible to participants that enroll in workshops for 2 Weeks following class for note taking or for those unable to attend at scheduled time.

Roger Cole, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized, certified Iyengar yoga teacher trained at the Iyengar Yoga Institutes in San Francisco and Pune, India. He is also an accomplished scientist educated at Stanford University and the University of California, with specialties in the science of relaxation, sleep, and circadian rhythms.

Roger has taught yoga since 1975. He has been featured in five of Yoga Journal’s asana calendars, co-organized two Iyengar yoga conventions, and authored dozens of articles on yoga teaching, practice, biology and therapeutics, including Yoga Journal’s Anatomy Column, Master Class Column and Ask Our Expert Column, Yoga International’s Asana Solutions Column, and special feature articles on the prevention of yoga injuries, the physiology of stress, relief from back pain, and the science of keeping your balance. He has trained thousands of yoga teachers and taught yoga as a healing art to physicians, physical therapists, medical students and patients.