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3/5 & 3/6 Anatomy, Biomechanics, and Movement for Yoga Therapy

March 5, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - March 6, 2022 @ 6:30 pm


Course Overview

For Yoga Teachers, get first-hand experience of your own embodied, sound alignment through practice, learning anatomical context and imagery.

In this 2-day intensive with Cheri Dostal Ryba, you’ll get first-hand experience of your own embodied, sound alignment through practice, learning anatomical context and imagery. We can best teach what we can feel and embody personally.

Dive into this intensive workshop to find greater structural alignment, integrity and strength in your own practice as well as gaining skills of discernment and context for working with your students. Part of our work is developing a language for what we see, how to recognize risk and observe the patterns of what manifests in a person’s asana practice.

We will also enjoy discussion around how physical alignment can support the other limbs of our practice and our life. We will close our time and deeply reconnect with a restorative practice.

This class provides a comprehensive exploration of the physical structure to understand optimal and faulty muscle recruitment patterns that have been identified to contribute to common musculoskeletal impairments. The skill of observation develops the ability to identify postures and muscle recruitment patterns that may cause faulty postures, repetitive strain, overstretching, low back pain, and energy inefficiency.

If you don’t already have a copy of Yoga: Mind Body Spirit by Donna Farhi, it would be a welcome addition to your library and may support your process after this intensive.

Course Details

Course Tuition:

  • $299
  • Included in 300hr auto-pay

Course Dates:

  • Saturday, March 5th 12:30 – 6:30 pm
  • Sunday, March 6th 12:30 – 6:15 pm

Cheri Dostal Ryba, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500

Cheri Dostal Ryba is Co-Director of our Yoga Therapist Training. She is a Yoga Therapist Specializing in Musculoskeletal Ailments, and a Franklin Method Movement Educator. Cheri has been teaching movement and embodiment for 20 years.

Cheri started practicing Yoga as a dance student, and completed her B.A. Dance Degree. She then trained in New Zealand with Donna Farhi’s Advanced Yoga Teacher Training program. After a decade in the fitness industry as a Certified Personal Trainer through NASM, Cheri turned her training and energy toward more therapeutic outcomes through embodiment. Yoga, meditation and running helped her navigate personal trauma and rebuild her immune function, hope and resilience. Cheri deeply believes in the power of embodied movement practice.

Anatomy is often at the core of her lessons, giving students what Cheri playfully calls ‘x-ray vision’. She blends yoga, dance, developmental movement patterns, The Franklin Method, restorative yoga and fitness education. As a Movement and Yoga Therapist, she’s helped people with chronic pain, sacroiliac joint and pelvic, neck and back injuries, mental health/anxiety and to improve digestive health. Cheri’s contagious enthusiasm inspires you to reconnect with the joy of movement.


March 5, 2022 @ 12:30 pm
March 6, 2022 @ 6:30 pm
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(949) 551-5300


Be The Change Yoga
14988 Sand Canyon Ave, Studio 5
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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(949) 551-5300