Hips: Yoga Anatomy for Strength & Mobility

Understand the balance of strength and openness in our hips with doctor of physical therapy and renowned yoga teacher, Dr. Ariele Foster

Can we have both hip healthcare and hip openers?

Hips are a popular topic in yoga.

In fact, hip opening is the most popular request of yoga teachers.  But are we obsessed for the wrong reasons? What can we do that lines up with the science and our own anatomy?  Dive into the deep world of “hip healthcare” including rotational strength, joint centricity, stabilization, muscular activation and so much more. Play with movement-science informed ways to enhance true, sustainable mobility (openness + strength) in this pivotal part of your body.

What you’ll find in this course:
Two hours of solid advice for hip health on the yoga mat from physical therapist and experienced yoga teacher (E-RYT 500+), Dr. Ariele Foster.  

What makes this course unique:
Your instructor, Dr Ariele Foster, PT, DPT, E-RYT 500(+) has a unique perspective on hip strengthening after she herself needed surgery to correct hip instability – likely brought on by asana.  Ariele is also a yoga teacher and movement educator of over 20 years and a practicing Doctor of Physical Therapy.

  • 2 video hours of lecture (75%) and practice (25%)
  • Originally recorded live with interactive Q+A sections
  • Self-quizzes to test your knowledge
  • Certificate of Completion to download when you are done conferring 2 CEUs for Yoga Alliance or IAYT - International Association of Yoga Therapy

Course Curriculum

Dr. Ariele Foster

Ariele is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, who started teaching yoga in 2001 and hasn't stopped. 

In addition to her thriving clinical practice in Washington, DC (Wellilo Clinic), Ariele is the founder of Yoga Anatomy Academy, and has written for and led online courses with Yoga Journal (she the was cover model for Yoga Journal Australia in 2018) and Vesselify. 

Ariele brings 25+ years of experience as a dedicated student of yoga (trained in Kripalu, YogaWorks, Anusara, Hatha, Therapeutics and more) and has been teaching yoga classes, privates, workshops and leading retreats since 2001.  For more information, see https://wellilo.com/ or https://yogaanatomyacademy.com  or her YouTube channel



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Tracy Bogard

Hips: close up and personal

Ariele Foster, DPT, teaches with such care that you feel like you're chatting with a friend. She explains complicated concepts in a way that is understandable and relatable and every question from students are tied back to the purpose of the lesson. This is a great course for everyone who wants to understand more about how their hips work and potentially recognize and correct problem movements before injury (or at least learn when to seek help). Novices to anatomy are welcomed in this non-threatening atmosphere.

1 year ago

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