‘Know your Miracle’ – Applied Yoga Anatomy with Monica Gauci

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Date(s) - 02/09/2017 - 15/10/2017
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Melbourne

1/110-112 Argyle St
Fitzroy 3065

Join Monica for one or two weekends applying functional anatomy to yoga asana and other yoga techniques. Learn about the physical and functional miracle of your body!

This information will be simple, powerfully relevant and easily applied to your yoga practice. These workshops are open to students as well as teachers wanting to take their understanding to a new depth.

Each day will include an asana class that incorporates anatomically friendly, technical alignment and the proper kinetics of yoga asana.

One weekend will exceed your CE requirements for 12 months!


Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 September 2017

  • The Why of Yoga Anatomy
  • The Language of Movement (Kinesiology)
  • Your Skeleton & Bony Variations
  • Connective Tissue – Shape Conforms to Function
  • Your Spine – How Structure Determines Function
  • Joints – Their Form & Function
  • The Biomechanics of Breathing
    • Diaphragm to Pelvic Floor
  • The Respiratory System
    • How & Why We Breathe
    • The Organs of Respiration
    • Ujjayi & Voice
  • Muscle Physiology
    • Terminology & Types of Contractions & Stretches

Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 October

  • Back Bends
    • The Joints, Ligaments, Muscles & Movement Patterns
    • Sacral Nutation & Its Global Effects
    • The Functional Sychronicity of Bending Backwards
  • Forward Bends
    • The Muscles & Fascial Lines
    • Nutation or Counter-nutation
    • How to Deepen Your Forward Bend
  • Hip Opening
    • The Hip Joint – Internal & External Rotation
    • The Knee Joint – How to Keep it Safe
    • Lateral stability
    • The Ankle & Foot

    The Shoulder Joint Complex

    • Shoulder Girdle Versus Shoulder Joint
    • The Muscles, Fascia Lines & Actions
    • Vinyasa – A Balancing Act
  • Viscera Anatomy
    • Where’s What – The Surface Anatomy of Your Organs

Please note: depending on the group’s questions & needs some topics may occur on different days… thank you for your understanding.


Ticket Type Price Spaces
Know Your Miracle Workshop - 2 Weekends
Two Full Weekends
Know Your Miracle - One weekend
One Weekend only
Know Your Miracle - One day
Any Saturday or Sunday

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