Course Curriculum

211: Anatomy Of The Spine

  • 1
    WELCOME AND COURSE ORIENTATION
    • HOW TO TAKE THIS COURSE
    • SYLLABUS
    • ABOUT YOUR FACULTY
    • COURSE MATERIALS
    • Q&A
  • 2
    LESSON ONE: OVERVIEW OF THE SPINE
    • JOURNAL REFLECTION #1
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON ONE
    • PARTS OF THE SPINE
    • CERVICAL SPINE
    • THORACIC SPINE
    • LUMBAR SPINE
    • SACRO-ILIAC JOINT
    • QUIZ: OPTIONAL
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 3
    LESSON TWO: INTERVERTEBRAL DISCS
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON TWO
    • INTERVERTEBRAL DISCS
    • QUIZ: LESSON TWO
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 4
    LESSON THREE: APPLICATION TO ASANA
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON THREE
    • SPINAL MOBILITY AND ASANA
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 5
    LESSON FOUR: UNIVERSAL ACTIONS AND BACKBENDS
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON FOUR
    • TEACHING BACKBENDS SAFELY
    • QUIZ: LESSON FOUR
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 6
    LESSON FIVE: SPINAL INJURIES
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON FIVE
    • DISC INJURIES
    • QUIZ: LESSON FIVE
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 7
    CONCLUSION
    • FINAL ASSESSMENT
    • ACADEMIC HONOR
    • CONCLUSIONS & OUTSIDE PRACTICE

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the functions of the spine, and accurately describe the structure of the spine and intervertebral discs.

  • Teach backbends safely to accommodate spinal mobility and health.

  • Analyze how the structure of the spine and spinal issues will impact the performance of a given yoga asana.

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Meet Your Instructor

  • Fiji McAlpine

    Senior Instructor

    Fiji McAlpine

    Fiji McAlpine is an ERYT 500 yoga instructor and is one of the founding yoga teachers featured on DoYogaWithMe.com. Fiji’s personal practice and classes focus on vinyasa flow, infused with power, strength and precision. Having trained extensively in California, Costa Rica, and Canada, her classes are often described as a strong practice that allows students to face challenges with support and guidance, inspiring them to move forward fearlessly and more consciously. Over the past decade, yoga has helped Fiji through personal transformation, she openly shares about finding yoga to be a vital tool of healing as she overcame an eating disorder.