Chances are you graduated from a 200 hour training. If you're like most of the teachers who connect with me, you didn't feel like you learned anatomy. What teachers often say is this:
I didn't learn anatomy very well in my 200 hour training.
Why? Well, there can be a few reasons for it.
So, what now? Is there a way to make up for the time and money you've already spent or should you throw in the towel on your dream of being a confident skilled yoga teacher?
Know this: It's not ALL you, it's in part, the way training is set up and rolled out. You may have received training in a format that didn't ensure all teachers learn, especially when it comes to anatomy. Trainings are offered all over the world with a similar agenda but how each subject is taught can vary widely. Sometimes the teachers presenting the anatomy have either limited knowledge or know a very specific part of anatomy, so your learning might have been incomplete. Bottom line: many teachers invest in trainings and when they're done, they realize just what you've have: that they don't understand anatomy or how to apply it to teaching.
Now, does that mean there aren't people who just didn't try their best? Or who didn't do the homework, stay awake for all the presentations (yes, I know people fall asleep in training) and more? Of course not! If you don't apply yourself, then of course you're not going to get the results that you wanted. But I can say that based on the wide swath of teachers I've talked to, it's impossible to think that was the case with all of them. So, it's in part, an industry problem.
So, what can you do?
Well, get ready, because your teaching path is about to change. There IS a way to get back on track and get where you want to go. However, to get there will require being open to a different way of learning and maybe even UN-LEARNING some of what you THINK you know. Can you do that? If you're a teacher who thinks "I know it all!" and you think the effectiveness of your teaching is connected to the HOURS you've trained, stop reading. But, if that's NOT you, and you're open to learning, looking to grow your impact, are a smart consumer and you're willing to step outside the path that most teachers are on then read on.
First, let me ask you this: Are you willing to change? Let's take a look at what may happen if you keep things as they are:
If all that hits home for you, then where do you go from here?
THE BARE BONES YOGA BLUEPRINT LEARNING PROGRAM
The Bare Bones Yoga Blueprint Learning Program has all of what you need to learn and all you do is follow the steps!
If you're feeling self-defeating and self-limiting thoughts, you can grow into a more confident teacher by learning anatomy and ways to share it
You'll be better able to give students clear and understandable cues so they know what to do quickly and easily
You'll love getting questions so that you can hear more about your students' experiences and help them more
You'll be able to build sequences around a particular anatomical theme or for special student groups, like runners or beginners
You'll finally feel like the cues are flowing from you with ease because you'll know the whole story behind each one! ne!
Imagine shifting your WAY OF BEING from a teacher who is unsure of what you're saying to one who is confident in their knowledge. Imagine how tall you'll stand in front of the class, how clear your voice will be, how you'll quickly find the right cues to use, how EAGER you'll be to answer questions..... ALL these things are possible once you build your foundation of knowledge and learn how to apply it.
Krissy, graduated in Spring, 2020
Do you feel that when you started the course compared to now, you have a better understanding of anatomy?
Yes. My whole goal in terms of the teaching has changed. So not trying to reproduce poses and what they should look like. The whole idea that things are supposed to look a certain way has kind of shifted. My goal is not to get them into a pose, but to have them be safe. So it’s really shifted my whole WHY.
Did you find the coaching calls provided a next level experience?
I think the coaching calls were helpful to see your framework in terms of how you saw the anatomy of going into different poses. Also having you ask us questions and testing us, that was good. I felt like you kept me engaged in terms of retaining the information. So it was very helpful.
When you think of how you were with anatomy prior to enrolling in the course and how you feel now, how would you describe that shift?
I would say taking the main thing is that I had some anatomy knowledge, but it was applicable to my body. So I learned a lot about how to tailor my practice to my anatomy, and I feel like this program helped me learn how to tailor and know anatomy more broadly to all bodies and how tailor the practice to all bodies rather than my own. Because I also know a lot about what is good for me, or what is healthy for me may not be healthy for someone else. Knowing anatomy is good for my own advancement but now I can confidently say that other people can tailor their practice based on their others’ limitations.
I would definitely say I feel more confident. But also more excited to share knowledge that I have.
Kristen, Graduated in Spring 2020
Do you feel that when you started the course compared to now, you have a better understanding of anatomy?
Yes! That’s a definitive yes. It’s really through my own practice that I get excited about it, because I can feel it and sense it. When this idea of agonist and antagonist starts to make sense, it’s like things start opening up!
As a result of completing the Blueprint Learning Program, I can share a shift that’s happened for me: in one word - confident. It's not confident in that I know everything; it’s that I’m confident in that I feel like I'm standing on a firm foundation of understanding. The foundation is stronger and so I feel stronger. This came as a result of completing this program.
Britt Johansen, Graduated in Fall, 2020
Following my 200 hour training, I wanted to expand my anatomy knowledge, that’s when I found Bare Bones Yoga. The Blueprint Learning Program (BLP) is a brilliant program and helped break down a complex subject into key aspects of anatomy. The BLP taught me so much, including the mechanics of healthy movements and how to apply this to my teaching. Karen invests a huge amount of time and effort into her students and provides many valuable resources to support you throughout the program. Karen is so enthusiastic, passionate and supportive. I’d highly recommend this course to anyone who is interested in developing their yoga anatomy knowledge.
Marilyn Schleis, Graduated January 2021
Your anatomy program is definitely helping my yoga teaching skills!
One of my yoga students stayed after class and told me that she loves how I explain the different muscles that we are using in the poses. She said the studio that she used to go to, the instructors would just rattle thru poses and never stop to tell them why or what they were working on. She said she really likes and appreciates my style of teaching.
Another student that I have said she took a yoga class last week just as a fill in, and noted that she REALLY prefers to come to my classes because she learns so much more!
Warms my heart to no end.
Thank you so much for ALL you do Karen!
Jessie Keene, Graduated January 2021
I was looking for a little more anatomy training and stumbled upon the Blue Print Learning Program. Karen has created an easy to follow training manual and video course to help deepen any yoga teacher's understanding of anatomy. In addition, she gives a step-by-step approach to cueing yoga poses with anatomy as a base. This program helped solidify the knowledge I already had, as well as, deepen my anatomy base for yoga. I would recommend this course for both the seasoned practitioner and the beginning yoga instructor!
Alexandra Dull, Graduated May 2021
This has been such a great program and I didn’t know if I wanted to do the Learning Rewards Program- I wasn’t sure I’d have the time- I’m a really busy person with a lot going on but it’s been so easy to get it done and I was always so happy to have anatomy learning to look forward to on my to do list each week! Thank you for creating such a well rounded program!
The Blueprint Learning Program guides you through a step by step learning process that starts with the fundamentals and then shows you how to apply your knowledge so it's organized and much less overwhelming than what you're most likely doing now or what you've done before. AND, with the addition of the coaching calls, you'll develop the skills to pull it all together in the cues you share snd the sequences you'll build.
Step 1: Getting down to basics and key terms to know
Step 2: Learn Anatomical Position and key reference points on the body
Step 3: Learn the key bones, joints and muscles
Step 4: Learn muscles at work in poses
Step 5: Learn how to apply anatomy in different teaching scenarios
Step 6: Learn what red flags to look for when teaching
Step 7: Learn how to answer questions for students and modifications to offer
Step 8: Learn how to build different sequences
Step 9: How to provide effective cues
Step 10: Learn about the fascial component of the body and the technique of myofascial release
PLUS ALL NEW COURSE CONTENT as it gets added at no extra charge to you!
A look inside my anatomy manual
What are the details of the Learning Rewards Program? Guess what? Sometimes teachers buy online courses and they don't finish them. I don't want that to be you. So, the Program has a way to not only keep you on track because it's a step by step process, it also has built in a series of rewards to ensure you're learning and earning back some of your investment in REAL DOLLARS as you go along. The Program gives you THREE COACHING CALLS with me (these are free and if done as a stand alone would be worth more than $1000). As you complete each one, you'll earn back money as well as know that you're learning. When you enroll, we'll have an introductory call and you can decide if you want to take the Program in this way. If so, we'll set up the 3 calls within 90 days of your enrollment date. Upon completion of call #1, you'll earn back $25 as well as for call #2. If you complete call #3 before the 90 days is up, you'll earn back $50 and since that's your graduation call also, you'll not only graduate from the Program but you'll also have earned back $100 of your investment! (applies to both the single full payment option as well as the 12-month payment plan). If this timeframe does not work for you, no worries! You can take as long as you want to graduate and you will still get all 3 calls as a bonus feature of the Program. I just wanted to give you some extra motivation to finish within 3 months of your start date. This is very unique and rarely provided with other online courses you might buy.
Who is this Program for? This Program is designed for teachers who want to learn anatomy and have been frustrated with their past attempts to do so via other trainings or programs. The main goal here is to help you learn the KEY aspects of anatomy AND how to apply it to your teaching via the cues you give. What's different about this approach is that you'll learn the WHY behind the cues you give so that you're freed up to then create your OWN cues! This approach is quite different from other programs that teach you "what" to say but leave out the rationale behind it.
Can I purchase the Program on a payment plan instead of a one time payment? You can buy the Program outright with one payment or have the convenience of payment plan over 12 months. Your first payment will be made the day you enroll and then on that day every month after that, for the length of the payment plan. Also, factor in that you have the opportunity to earn back $100 of your investment if you graduate within 90 days of enrollment.
How will I receive the bonuses? I'll send you the anatomy manual in the mail. Upon enrollment, you'll get immediate access to the full online course. Upon enrollment, you'll also be given a code to give you free access to the Practice Portal. Note that the anatomy manual and the subscription to the Practice Portal is given to you FREE as a bonus for being in the Program!
How do I know if I'm learning the information and will be able to apply it once I start using it in my teaching? In our coaching calls, I have a number of ways I'll ask you questions to ensure you're learning.There are also "Module Check In" sections at the end of each section, quizzes throughout and a test at the end. All of it is designed to help you make the most of this learning experience.
Do I get CEU's that I can use for Yoga Alliance to renew my registration? Yes! I'm an approved Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider so taking my courses online counts towards CEUs. Taking this Program is considered non-contact hour CEUs so you will get a certificate of completion that indicates you took the course and you can use those hours as part of your renewal. The time to complete the course is estimated at 15 hours.
Do you update the course and if so, how will I get the updates? Course content is indeed sometimes updated as new information becomes available and/or there is a need to refresh some of the modules' content. Once you purchase the course, you get ANY updates for free, even though the course price may increase to reflect added value. You will simply see the new videos and text when you log in again.
What happens when I am done with this program? You graduate, get a completion certificate, enter your hours in the Yoga Alliance website and best of all, have the knowledge to move forward powerfully in your teaching. Some teachers move next into my mentorship program to take their knowledge further and to help them build their teaching business. Upon completion of the 6 month mentorship program, you're a Certified Teacher in anatomy and teaching as part of my Program path.
Why would I invest in this program over taking an in-person training on anatomy or another program? There are many reasons to invest in this program over in person training or other online programs:
1 payment of $999 if you'd like to pay in full at the start of the Program
7 monthly payments of $143 each if you'd like to pay in installments
Bare Bones Yoga values the importance of a diverse and inclusive community, as well as providing equal opportunities for everybody. Minorities, women and those who identify as LGBTQ, are strongly encouraged to apply to our scholarship program. For details on the program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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I'll bet one of your hesitations is, "Well, this might work for someone else but what if it doesn't work for me?" Well, I'm so sure that if you put the time in, it WILL work for you, I'm giving you a guarantee!
If you invest in the Program and believe that it's not a good fit, I will refund your money within 30 days of purchase as long as you've completed at least 5 of the modules and attended at least 1 of the live calls (because if you haven't done some of the work, how will you know it won't work for you?)
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About Karen Fabian, Founder of Bare Bones Yoga
Karen Fabian is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider and has two certifications through NASM in Sports Medicine, as a Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist.
Her background in anatomy comes from her academic training in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Counseling, her clinical work as a Rehab Counselor and Social Worker, her professional experience in health care and over 15 years of teaching experience.
She has written 3 books on yoga and anatomy, trains teachers through her signature programs, including this one, her mentorship program, her certification program in anatomy and teaching and she teaches workshops, classes and trainings around the country.