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Anatomy of Arts Studios

Yoga | Meditation | Pilates | Breathwork

Workshops / Courses
  • 300h Yoga Teacher Training Course (Advanced)
  • Yogic Philosophy Immersion with Carlos Pomeda
  • Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics and Injury Management in Yoga with Eric Yue
  • Meditation & Nidra Yoga Non-Residential Retreat with André Riehl
  • Nourishing the System: Kriyas, Pranayama & Mantra with Waylon Belding
  • Anatomy in Asana & Ayurveda in Practice with Alvaro Esteban
  • Ashtanga Yoga Urban Retreats with Laruga Glaser
The Curated Classes Foundation series
  • Yoga Foundations (8 Classes Program)
  • Yoga Progressions (8 Classes Program)
  • Pranayama & Meditation (8 Classes Program)
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Vinyasa Flow Yoga
  • Pilates Contrology (Mat Series)
Beyond strength series
  • the Silent Ground® (Sadhana / Community Space)
  • the Breathwork®
  • Ashtanga Mysore & Led Program
  • Power Flow Yoga (OM417)®
Therapeutic series
  • MYOKINEX MVMT® (Functional Movement Flow)
  • Body Opening®
  • Yoga Kurunta (Iyengar Wall Rope)
  • Yin Yang Yoga
  • Yoga Therapy (1 on 1)
  • Studio Pilates (1 on 1)
Family series
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Postnatal Yoga
  • Postnatal Pilates
  • Mindfulness for Kids (Yoga & Meditation)

THROUGH DEDICATION WE TEACH, THROUGH EXPERIENCE WE LEAD, THROUGH LEADING WE INSPIRE

Our internationally acclaimed Anatomy of Arts School remarks the essence of the nature of the movement and mindful arts. Unique, elegant, warm and inspiring, the Anatomy of Arts spaces bring the opportunity for many possibilities to manifest in a welcoming, calm and relaxed atmosphere.

Our philosophy is to offer the most comprehensive and curated educational programs working hand in hand with the most recognized mind and body educators around the world in a way that is accessible to the whole community.

300h Yoga Teacher Training Course

DATES:
TBA
TUITION:
38.800RMB
(36.800 RMB EARLY BIRD)

Engage into a unique deep yoga Sadhana over a 6 months period with 6 immersion modules with invited international experts, regular practice and theory.

The modern methods for teaching yoga in the cities often obviate one very important factor: Quality of the teachers and TIME to assimilate and integrate what is being presented.

We believe in offering longer knowledge containers for anyone serious about learning and progressing in a more natural pace to experience and embody the lessons within regular weekend practices and the immersions with invited international experts and recognized authorities in the yoga world today.

Nothing stays overlooked. Anatomy of Arts 300hrs TTC is the most serious curriculum in Shanghai today, with extended emphasis on Nidra Yoga & Meditation, Kriyas & Pranayama, Anatomy & Body Mechanics, Injury Management & Alignment, Skillful Touch & Refined Adjustment and in-depth yogic Philosophy.

This first of-its-kind course is accessible to experienced yoga teachers and all eager practitioners with at least 1 year of yoga regular practice. The already certified ya teachers may upgrade to 500 hours yoga alliance certification after completion of this 300 hours training.

Yogic Philosophy Immersion with Carlos Pomeda (20h+15h)

WORKSHOP 1
DATES:
TBA
TUITION:
3.300RMB
(2.800 EARLY BIRD)
WORKSHOP 2
DATES:
TBA
TUITION:
2.800RMB
(2.400RMB EARLY BIRD)

///// WORKSHOP 1: YOGIC PHILOSOPHY IMMERSION
Exploring the vast world of yoga through the study of ancient texts which complement and support the journey of the yogi.
These courses combine a dynamic and insightful presentation of the yogic philosophical fundamentals with the opportunity to experience directly some of the most powerful practices of the yoga tradition, in a pleasant interactive format under the light of world recognized scholar, Carlos Pomeda.

CONTENT:
– Exploring the origins, history and evolution of Yoga
– Methodologies of Yoga Through History
– The Splendour of Yoga: Hatha Yoga Pradipika
– The original yoga: An exploration from Patanjali’s Own Commentary
– Tantric Universe
– The Bhagavad Gita: Turning the activities of body, intellect and Heart into spiritual evolution.

///// WORKSHOP 2: MEDITATION PRACTICE & THE DEPTH OF YOGA SUTRAS
Deepen your study of Yoga Sutra and the beautiful Immersion of meditation, we will explore the essence of Carlos’s teaching from both theoretical and practical sides.
With scientific research confirms the multiple and profound benefits of meditation, we will go through the core of yoga practice by the guide of Carlos. Another full day of exploring Yoga Sutras, the fascinating source text contains a well of knowledge that provides a deeper understanding of reality.

CONTENT:
– Exploring the origins, history and evolution of Yoga
– The Wonder of Meditation
– The Depth of the Yoga Sutras

ABOUT CARLOS POMEDA
Carlos has been steeped in all aspects of the yoga tradition during more than 40 years of practice and study. He spent 18 of those years as a monk of the Saraswati order. He is renowned for the breadth of his knowledge, his humor and the clarity with which he transmit the deepest scriptural teachings in a meaningful and applicable way.

Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics & Injury Management in Yoga with Eric Yue (20h)

DATES:
TBA TUITION:
2.800RMB
(2.200RMB EARLY BIRD)

On this unique 20 hours certification, students will learn in the company of our Chief Physical Therapist and sports medicine specialist, Eric Yue, to develop solid biomechanics in asana through anatomical knowledge and acquire practical tools for injury management and adjustment techniques through understanding of anatomy and kinesiology, developing skillful touch by observing the body and comprehending what is correct alignment from a human point of view regardless the yoga styles.

CONTENT:
– Key Concepts of neuro-muskulo-skeletal anatomy
– Key Concepts of Physiology
– Breathing and Bandhas
– Spine elongation and articulation
– Alignment and Organization of Head, Neck and Shoulders
– Weight- Bearing and Alignment of the Extremities
– Hips, Knees, Elbows, Wrist and Hands, Ankles and Feet
– Injury Prevention & Management

ABOUT ERIC YUE
Founder of the clinic, Eric Yue, has been a teaching clinician and medical practitioner for over 15 years. Physical therapist by training, specializes in traumatology and orthopedics with a post degree in acupuncture and structural osteopathy. He started the study of yoga both for his personal needs and as a natural transition for the clinical needs of his patients.

Meditation & Nidra Yoga Non-Residential Retreat with André Riehl (21h+14h)

Level 1
DATES:
TBA TUITION:
2.800RMB
Level 1+2
DATES:
TBA TUITION:
3.800RMB

Nidrâ Yoga, a traditional approach of knowledge based on deep relaxation and tension-free concentration
There will be three different topics in the session and teacher will combine them to pass on to the students during the whole session. Nidra yoga requires a long term determination, years of practice and patience, a five-day non residential retreat will be a very smoothy way to begin your Nidra Yoga Journey.

CONTENT
– Levels of relaxation
– Degrees of concentration
– Modalities of action

///// Level 1: Introduction (Opening & Fluidity) (21h)
///// Level 2: Deepening (14h)

ABOUT ANDRE RIEHL
Student of yoga since 1972, André lived in a Himalayan monastery before spending several years in a spiritual quest in India among masters and instructors of diverse traditions.In 1992, he was named president of the Federation of Traditional Yoga in which he opened five schools of Yoga teaching (Toulouse, Paris, Bretagne, Le Mans and Suisse).

Nourishing the System: Kriyas, Pranayama & Mantra with Waylon Belding (20h)

DATES:
TBA TUITION:
2.500RMB
(2.200RMB EARLY BIRD)

This module will start with a progressive series of actions (Kriyas)
which bring about an integrated development of the individual’s
wellbeing and followed up with great Asana practice.

A set of physical, mental and respiratory techniques help decarbonize the blood and recharge it with oxygen, bringing balance and tranquility to the body and mind by reducing both restlessness and inertia.This course is appropriate for all those who wish to increase their energy levels, balance their emotions, gain concentration, mental stability and peace, while staying dynamic and visionary.

CONTENT:
– Introduction to Shatkarmas
– Mudras & Kriyas ( Shatkarmas. Neti & Vamana Dhauti. Bandhas. Antar & Bahir Khumbaka. Kapalbhati & Bhastrika Pranayama)
– Nadi Shodana
– Meditation principles (Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi)
– Mantra & visualization

ABOUT WAYLON BELDING
Following the lineage of his Guru and many Great teachers Waylon Belding is dedicated to the practice, lifestyle and principles of Yoga. Specializing in Raja and Kriya Yoga and advanced Asana he has been practicing for over 20 years and teaching internationally since 2001.

Anatomy in Asana & Ayurveda in Practice with Alvaro Esteban (20h)

DATES:
TBA TUITION:
2.800RMB
(2.600 EARLY BIRD)

We will explore the principles of anatomy & physiology while connecting the ancient knowledge of Ayurveda into our yoga routine in order to transform the practice into a more holistic & personalized experience.
Learn how to adapt your asana practice based on your needs and characteristics understanding the “hows” & “whys” of healthy movements, and how to prevent and improve recovery from injuries by exploring personalized unique modifications at the good timing.

Mean time, we will reconnect and understand what our minds and bodies need to thrive through the power of Ayurvedic practice.

In the last few years, Alvaro has focused on working as an osteopath while leading holistic yoga teachers training internationally.

CONTENT:
– Principles of anatomy & physiology in practicing / teaching
– Morning experimental practice in Asana Breakdown
– “HOWs” & “Whys” of healthy movements according to personal needs
– Unique modifications for your practice
– Ayurveda for a healthy living & practicing (Personal dosha)

ABOUT ALVARO ESTEBAN
Alvaro is an International mind-body practitioner, yoga instructor, an osteopath. He maintains a multi-disciplinary approach, with continued study from various traditions under the guidance of many masters.

Ashtanga Yoga Urban Retreats with Laruga Glaser (20h+14h)

WORKSHOP 7
DATES:
TBA TUITION:
3.300RMB
(2.800RMB EARLY BIRD)
WORKSHOP 8
DATES:
TBA TUITION:
2.800RMB
(2.200RMB EARLY BIRD)

///// WORKSHOP 7: ASHTANGA URBAN IMMERSION (20h)
This program is ideal for those ashtanga practitioners who are already established on a Mysore program format.

Every morning you will start you mysore practice under the guidance of Laruga and dive into the details of the techniques with three different topics among these days. Philosophy topic ill cover the afternoon for a deeper practice. (// Yoga is Stilling the Mind. Inhabiting Your True Nature // Discipline of Transcendence: Abhyasa & Vairagaya // Ashtanga Yoga: The Path and The Journey).

CONTENT:
– Mysore
– Technique: Vinyasa Integration
– Technique: Gateway Poses of Primary & Intermediate Series
– Technique: Backbending Awareness
– Philosophy (three different topics everyday)
– Ashtanga Led Class & Chanting

///// WORKSHOP 8: PATH TO ASHTANGA YOGA (14h)
The focus of this workshop will be interweaving the practice, philosophical discussions and asana study for leading your path to Ashtanga Yoga.
This program will assist to expand your knowledge base in an environment that will give various layers and perspectives inside the practical tradition of Ashtanga. We will start with the practice of Primary Series, while in turn, establishing greater maturity and grounding into the essence of yoga.

CONTENT:
– Intro of Ashtanga
– Break down: Half Primary Series
– Led Class
– Mysore Key Elements Review (Posture, Breathing, Drishti)
– Ashtanga Philosophy & Chanting
– Open Talk: Mindfulness & Conscious Living

ABOUT LARUGA GLASER
Laruga studied with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and now with his grandson R. Sharath Jois,of Mysore India. She is sincere student, and a KPJAYI Certified Teacher. Laruga entered into teaching after many years of sustained practice and brings with her over 20 years total experience instructing body movement.

Yoga Foundations
(8 Classes Program)

LEVEL:
Beginner – Medium
INTENSITY:
Low-Medium

Remember those questions you never dared to ask in a yoga class? Well now you can!

Students of all ages, physical conditions and backgrounds will be walked through 4 sessions monthly, tailored to gain a solid understanding of the Dos and Don’ts in a yoga practice.
The qualified teachers will make sure that you leave the class with a broader understanding of the techniques, theory and practice which in turn will allow you to deepening your regular practice.

OBJECTIVES:
– Dos and Dont’s in yoga
– Build the right motion and alignment memory
– Learn to protect their joins, neck and back
– Learn the differences between discomfort and dangerous limitations
– Understanding the theory and applicabilities of breath control in the practice.

Yoga Progressions
(8 Classes Program)

LEVEL:
Medium – High
INTENSITY:
Medium

Students will work towards a deeper understanding of the body’s biomechanics and how to apply that in order to improve performance. As well as how to start sequencing their own practices

OBJECTIVES:
– Improve performance
– Building strength
– Building respiratory capacities
– Building progression towards more challenging asanas, keep regularity of practice
– Understanding the principles to create our own yoga routines

Pranayama & Meditation
(8 Classes Program)

LEVEL:
Beginner – Medium
INTENSITY:
Low

We could regard the practice of Pranayama and Meditation as the foundational pillars of any physical activity and life endevaour. For practical reasons, that reality can be referred to as our inner world (body, mind and emotions), and the outer world (environment and surroundings).

The continued practice of acknowledging what is happening without offering resistance provides us with the opportunity to cultivate understanding and acceptance of the uncertainty of life and inevitable changes that not always favor us.
Exercising meditation can affectively discipline us to dissolve our force of habits.

CONTENT:
– What is meditation
– Realization of emotional, mental and bodily identification. Exercising engaged detachment, engaged dissociation
– Practical tips on how to integrate meditation into your everyday life
– Committed action
– Changing harmful behavioral patterns
– Setting Smart Goals and moving forward in life
– Develop or reinforce a personal practice

Hatha Yoga

LEVEL:
Beginner – Medium
INTENSITY:
Medium

Hatha Yoga at Anatomy of Arts teaches the classic yoga postures through a deep awareness of correct alignment and precise actions in the body.

Highly therapeutic, this technique helps to refine your poses while it trains the mind to remain alert, focused and composed.

This class is intended to help you get yoga in your body and to learn the language of yoga.

Poses are held for an extended period of time with the use of props for proper alignment. Don’t let the name fool you, you will sweat and work hard.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

LEVEL:
Beginner – Medium
INTENSITY:
Medium

Vinyasa Flow at Anatomy of Arts are lively, energetic, flowing classes synchronizing breath with movement. Build strength, flexibility and concentration. Cleanse the body and calm the mind. Vinyasa classes do not follow a set sequence of postures. Each class is unique and will vary from teacher to teacher. You can always expect a great cardiovascular and strength building workout combined with breath work (pranayama).

The term “Vinyasa” is a Sanskrit word used to define breath linked with movement.

Pilates Contrology (Mat Series)

LEVEL:
Beginner – Medium
INTENSITY:
Medium

“Contrology (Pilates), develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirits”
– Joseph Pilates

Mat Pilates at Anatomy of Arts focuses on developing core strength, flexibility, balance, and stamina. The instructor presents the exercises at multiple levels which allows students to choose to work at a beginning, intermediate, or or even advanced pace.

Students learn to be aware of breathing patterns and spinal alignment while engaging the deep muscles of the core.

the SILENT GROUND® (Sadhana / Community Space)

LEVEL:
Medium – Advanced
INTENSITY:
Your own level
NOTES:
Personal practice with no lead teacher

the SILENT GROUND® is a community space. A place for experienced practitioners and our 300TTC students to improve their sadhana (yoga, meditation, pranayama) in an atmosphere that induces a natural peace of mind.

Experienced practitioners and teachers will find a common space for them to retreat from the distractions of their daily life enabling their practice to grow and share their energy with fellow practitioners.

the Breathwork®

LEVEL:
Beginner – Medium – Advanced
INTENSITY:
Medium – Advanced

Our body breathes on autopilot, yet the power of breath can be elusive to many of us.

Often times we diminished our capacity for breathing so thoroughly that we are only using the very top of the lungs – just barely getting by. However, when mastered, it is one of the most powerful tools at our disposal.

BreathWork is a class dedicated to breathing practice. Whether you want to destress, have deep relaxation, being more balanced or have an energy boost, there is a practice for you. In this class uniquely designed and led by our instructor with a freediving background, we learn how to breathe properly to strengthen our respiratory muscles, improve breathing habits, get rid of unnecessary stress while enjoying a deep relaxation and energy boosting to its maximum.

CONTRAINDICATIONS:
Cardiovascular problems, high or abnormal blood pressure, history of aneurisms, epilepsy or history of seizures, anyone on heavy medication, severe psychiatric symptoms (particularly psychosis or paranoia), bipolar depression, osteoporosis, recent surgery, glaucoma. pregnancy, an active addiction, any person with mental illness who isn’t in treatment or lacks adequate support, anyone experiencing an emotional or spiritual crisis.

Ashtanga Mysore & Led Program

LEVEL:
Beginner – Medium – Advanced
INTENSITY:
Medium – Advanced
NOTES:
The Ashtanga Mysore Program Pass is an independent pass and should be renewed every 3 months

At the Ashtanga Mysore program at Anatomy of Arts, students will learn the poses of the Ashtanga Primary Series broken down into step-by-step instructions to develop a solid foundation for their own practice.

A full mind-body experience, flowing ujjayi breath with standing, sitting, and balancing postures, this classes will help experienced students perfect their postures and give new students an in-depth introduction to a cherished yoga tradition.

Led Ashtanga classes are designed for students who have an existing Mysore style practice to learn the proper vinyasa count. This classes are often led on a fast paced rhythm, with the aim of improving asana sequence performance.

*It is not designed as a method for learning the Ashtanga sequence, as the most conducive way to learn is in a Mysore program.

Power Flow Yoga (OM417)® Flow Yoga

LEVEL:
Beginner – Medium
INTENSITY:
Medium

Power Flow (OM417)® Yoga combines the yogic focus on enhanced mind and body awareness, strength, stamina, flexibility and balance, with Pilates techniques to improve posture and create a strong, stable foundation for movement.

Power Flow Yoga is believed to be particularly effective for improving muscle tone, developing a slimmer, stronger physique and even weight loss.

It creates a unique combination of dynamic breathing and strong, flowing movement, which creates a high-heat, high-energy workout.

MYOKINEX MVMT® (Functional Movement Flow)

LEVEL:
Beginner – Medium
INTENSITY:
Low
NOTES:
This class is indicated for all levels and for people with movement dysfunctions or in need for functional mobility, athletic flexibility and overall balance for sports performance.

MYIKINEX MVMT® signature classes at the clinic’s purpose is to help you learn and acquire easy habits for the regular self maintenance of your body.

Designed by our clinical and medical team that work with olympic and high performance athletes, we will go through functional joint mobility, self myofascial release and dynamic stretching techniques.

You will have a better understanding and feeling of your body and its potential as you learn to release muskuloskeletal and mental stress and apply effective techniques which will bring balance and ease into your body.

It will help you get rid of minor and/or chronic pain, stress, help you expand your breath, improve your digestion and overall circulation targeted to increase your physical performance and prevent injuries cause by repetitive strain and bad postural habits.

Body Opening®

LEVEL:
Beginner – Medium
INTENSITY:
Medium

If you live in a modern world where mobile and screen interactions, long sitting or standing hours and repetitive strains are part of your daily life, you might be prone to develop postural syndromes and an array of stiffnesses and discomforts that can lead to overall mobility and functionality issues down the road.

This curated class focuses on the main areas where stiffness can cause functional and biomechanical problems (spine, shoulders and hips) to restore their mobility and allow us to move in a more efficient and unrestricted way.

This class was originally curated to improve rock climbers and other athletes postural and mobility issues and is recommended for anyone that practices any sort of sports and is looking for a more scientific approach of their mobility issues.

Yoga Kurunta (Iyengar Wall Rope)

LEVEL:
Beginner – Medium
INTENSITY:
Medium

Yoga Kurunta is a series of Iyengar style asanas practiced with aid of ropes on a wall, translating to mean puppet or doll made of wood.

The wall-rope was first developed and refined by the late B.K.S. Iyengar, originating in the ordinary Indian home or dwelling.

Rope poses are especially beneficial for spine health through use of traction to relieve pressure from compressed vertebral discs. They can also be used to create deep opening in the organic body, which nourishes the organs, soothes the nerves, and quiets the mind.

Yin Yang Yoga

LEVEL:
Beginner – Medium
INTENSITY:
Low
NOTES:
This class is appropriate for all levels and for people with minor injuries or in need for general stretch and release

This classic class unifies the benefits of dynamic and flow classes with slow meditative poses combining breathing techniques and Kriyas to awaken the vital energy. The class will transition into a heated yang flow to open the psychic channels concluding with a long deep relaxation to reset our autonomous nervous system.

Yoga Therapy (1 on 1)

LEVEL:
All levels
INTENSITY:
Low-Medium

By merging the ancient healing qualities of Yoga
and Ayurveda, Yoga therapy addresses many aspects of health and wellness of the body, mind and heart.

Due to its unique assessment methods and appliance, Yoga Therapy can successfully address a wide range of conditions, such as chronic illness, back pain, sleep disorders, digestive disorders, anxiety, depression, injury recovery, as well as manage other complex issues.

Usually classes will be delivered to a reduced number of students looking to address similar issues or on a one on one customized session for particular illnesses complementing with other therapeutic disciplines and dieting.

Studio Pilates (1 on 1)

LEVEL:
All levels
INTENSITY:
Medium

Studio Pilates at Anatomy of Arts focuses on developing core strength, flexibility, balance, and stamina. Using classical apparatus such as the Cadillac, the Reformer or WUNDER chair, our experienced, fully certified instructors will guide you through each session with your specific goals in mind. Students learn to be aware of breathing patterns and spinal alignment while engaging the deep muscles of the core and push your strength limits, the class is also good for improved posture goals, pre/post-natal recovery and rehabilitation. No previous pilates experience is necessary to join a Studio Pilates class.

Prenatal Yoga

LEVEL:
Beginner
INTENSITY:
Low
NOTES:
This class is appropriate
from the third trimester of pregnancy and with your doctor’s clearance

Prenatal Yoga at Anatomy of Arts will provide safe and beneficial yoga postures for the pregnant woman, with emphasis on adapting your yoga practice throughout pregnancy.

This class helps to improve common issues like back pain, headache, heaviness, numbness of legs, pulling of muscles, shortness of breaths, excessive weight gain and swelling of joints.

Specially designed labor breathing technique will help you to ease the pain during ‘the moment’ and to give a smooth journey to your new child.

We will create a lovely community of new moms to celebrate this beautiful experience together.

Postnatal Yoga

LEVEL:
Beginner – Intermediate
INTENSITY:
Low
NOTES:
This class is appropriate
from the 6th week postpartum with your doctor’s clearance

This class helps you to tone the muscles that have been compromised during pregnancy and regain the strength to handle the intensive demands of your new born.

Developing a core strength to prevent the separation of abdominal wall, maintaining spinal integrity to keep your lower back strong to support endless pick up of baby, stretch shoulder and open heart postures to correct rounded upper body from breastfeeding, and hip adjustment to balance the changes during the labor.

Post Natal Pilates

LEVEL:
Beginner
INTENSITY:
Low
NOTES:
This class is appropriate from 4-6 weeks postpartum

If you are dealing with: leaking, laughing- sneezing- coughing- jumping- running caused leaking, increase of frequency and urgency, pelvic pain, pressure by heaviness, frustration with your performance etc… you need to start looking at the pelvic floor muscles as a root cause and re-train them to work correctly through the practice of postnatal Pilates.

This class is open to all moms that have given birth recently and already have a good understanding of proper breathing and abdominal muscle engagement after natural labour, or 6 weeks from cesarean section.

It is also recommended to those who have given birth a long time ago but have never experienced pelvic floor re-education.

Mindfulness for Kids (Yoga & Meditation)

LEVEL:
Beginner
INTENSITY:
Low

Our children also live with plenty of challenges: school pressures, incessant lessons, video games, malls, and competitive sports…By bringing a different intention in their relation to their body and mind, children are able to deal better with external environment as well as with their emotions and thinking processes.

KIDS MINDFULNESS helps them to develop a sense of calmness, coordination and body awareness as well as ease of communication. With KIDS MINDFULNESS, children exercise, play, connect more deeply with themselves and develop an intimate relationship with the natural world that surrounds them.

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