We have built collaborations with our favourite teachers in complementary disciplines, so that our students can access discounted rates for the best quality trainings that we can find. The trainings that we recommend are taught online through pre-recorded videos and live videocalls (which makes them much better value, and more easily accessible than real life trainings), and all have an emphasis on practical experience. Students work on case studies/projects, and then discuss our experience and get feedback from teachers, and from other course participants. We believe that this is the best way to learn!

Yoga anatomy, physiology and pathology

30-hour on demand anatomy and physiology for AYM training with Andrew McGonigle: this is an excellent training, which goes through all the systems in the body, how we can help these systems work efficiently through yoga and how to work with clients with injuries and common conditions, and how to research the anatomy, physiology and pathology for different conditions, and keep learning throughout our careers. I highly recommend this training for beginners as it’s a good, thorough introduction to materials that we absolutely need to understand as AYM therapists. I also recommend it as a refresher for students who have already covered this material. Andrew is very knowledgable, approachable, fun to work with, and available to answer questions regarding homework tasks and any case studies through a Facebook group, email and video calls. He also puts you in touch with a community of his students who will also be discussing their case studies, which makes the training a lot more effective.

AYM UK students get a 20% discount and the option to pay in 12 interest-free payments, the voucher code for this is in your follow-up resources.

Shoulder, knee and spine courses with Rob Lamport: Rob’s trainings are excellent, particularly if you already have some basic training in yoga APP or experience as a bodyworker or yoga practitioner. He covers the basics of the anatomy, physiology and pathology (so everyone knows what we are talking about when we use terminology), and then focuses on common injuries and pathologies. Rob gets us to work with clients and get some basic understanding of postural assessment and diagnosis, before going through options for rehabilitation or management of common injuries and conditions.

This training is invaluable to AYM therapists, and for the shoulder training we also have accompanying videos that discuss how all the AYM massage, stretches, tractions and mobilisations can help with different injuries and conditions, and when they would be contraindicated. I highly recommend signing up for the long courses, as the short courses cover the anatomy, but that is something that is covered in many trainings. For us knowing where everything is and what it’s called has little use (and if you forget some of the nomenclature that doesn’t influence the quality of your treatments!). The use of understanding the anatomy, and knowing what everything is called (so we can communicate with each other, with our clients and with other professionals), is that it serves as a basis for understanding how to best adjust our treatments for clients with different needs. The weekly videocalls are an opportunity to ask questions and learn from Rob’s wealth of experience, discuss our case studies and get multiple ideas and perspectives, discuss and think about other students’ case studies, and also be inspired by others in the community and the work that they are doing with their clients. So we have several more case studies to learn from, other than our own.

AYM UK students get a 20% discount on Rob’s trainings, and the opportunity to pay in installments. The discount voucher is in your follow-up resources.

Anatomy, physiology and pathology of pregnancy

We have set up a collaboration with YogaMama, so our students can get exclusive access to the excellent anatomy, physiology and pathology module in their pregnancy yoga teacher trainings. The module is taught by Andrea Yeboah Regis, who is an experienced Women’s Health Physiotherapist and a Pregnancy Yoga Teacher. You will need a basic understanding of yoga anatomy, physiology and pathology to make the best use of this training. Despina will put you in touch with Cherie Lathey, who organises and teaches on the YogaMama training, so that she can arrange to add you to the training (and we will also add more information to this page soon!).