​​​​​Anatomy and Kinesiology ​for the Intuitive Yoga Teacher

 Understand Movement Patterns, Recognize Compensation, Help Clients Out of Pain, Make a Difference Like Never Before 

You want to be A really good and effective yoga Therapist

​​​​ ​​​So far your intuition has been your guiding force.


You know what you are doing works, but you aren't sure why. ​You feel that if you just knew more anatomy and how it applies to pain recovery and healing, you would get even better results.  ​


​You want to ​build ​your foundational understanding of anatomy, biomechanics and kinesiology ​​so you can better serve your clients. 

​​You Know it is more than knowing names of muscles

While ​you are still at the beginning stages of your anatomy ​journey, you know​ what you want out of an anatomy and movement course. You want a course that:

  • • is not so rigid. 
  • • is more than memorizing stuff 
  • • helps teachers build confidence 
  • • develops more and effective & informed ways to communicate with your students​​

Blending Movement Analysis and Intuition

"To analyze movement takes a combination of formal training in anatomical and biomechanical knowledge, and a solid sense of intuition. While the former is attained though time and diligent practice, the latter is more difficult to master. It requires the practitioner to combine reason with instinct and curiosity.  Susi has proved to be an expert at this skill, which makes collaborations with her very rewarding. I can trust her to help my clients find new ways to explore their senses and gain a new connection between the brain, body and spirit.  Truly a gifted practitioner and a wonderful person."
- Dave Holmes, Physiotherapist (BScPT), Certified Spinal Manipulation, CAFCI (Acupuncture)


The Intersection of Anatomy and Kinesiology

Anatomy explores the structure. Kinesiology explores the movement. 

With a focus on Function, Kinesiology helps bring the Anatomy alive. 

The blend of Anatomy and Kinesiology will enable you to: 

  • improve your ability to see how a person functions, compensates and learns new patterns.
  • elevate your ability to communicate with and teach your clients. 

Example:  So often yoga therapists with a beginning understanding of anatomy will look at someone with knee pain and say, "I need to strengthen the vastus medialis" (one of the quadriceps muscles important for knee function).

They begin exercises for this specific muscle, but don't see improvement, or the improvements are only short term. This is because they are focusing only one muscle and are not seeing the whole picture - the whole limb, or the relationship to the pelvis, spine, rib cage or shoulder girdle. 

When the ​yoga therapist combines principles of kinesiology with the anatomical knowledge, they will have a much clearer understanding of what's contributing to the vastus medialis not working as it should. Their clarity on how the body functions will enable them to choose better movements for their students and have better results. 



How Susi helps

Susi Hately, B.Sc. Kinesiology has helped people get out of pain since 1995 and ha​s been training yoga teachers and health professionals how to integrate yoga therapeutically into their practices since 2001.

  • She sees what works and doesn't.
  • She continually evolves to help bring about better and better results. 
  • She teaches her graduates how to grow yoga businesses they love. 

Now she wants to help you grow your skill and ability to help others get out of pain.



[Online training]

​​​Anatomy and Kinesiology for the Intuitive Yoga Teacher 


SEPTEMBER 1 - NOVEMBER 17, 2020


$​​350 or ​​4 PAYMENTS OF $​95

THIS INCLUDES: a ONE YEAR MEMBERSHIP in Susi's Resource Library
(A $350 VALUE - yes, you read that correctly!)
All fees are in Canadian Dollars
(If you would like the ​​4-Month Payment Plan, please email us at 
[email protected]




  • in this 3 Month program:

  • Susi will teach you, with passion and deep caring, the how she uses anatomy and kinesiology to help​ her clients out of pain.  
  • She'll share the concepts that she uses in her therapeutic practice with her clients and herself. There is no fluff.    
  • Susi teaches by video and demonstrates using real life case studies. All classes are recorded so that you can watch them several times to ingrain the knowledge. 
  • After each session, Susi will share other links ​ where you can deepen your understanding and practice.
  • There will be opportunity for you to submit video of yourself teaching or your own practice for Susi to provide feedback on one of the scheduled calls.   

  • CALL SCHEDULE (MTN time):
    • September 1 at 4 P.M, 8 at 10 A.M, and 22 at 10 A.M.
    • October 6 at 10 A.M, 13 at 4 P.M, and 27 at 10 A.M.
    • November 3 at 10 A.M, 10 at 4 P.M, and 17 at 10 A.M.




  • Curriculum:


  • ​8 Principles of Anatomy and Asana 
  • When you can apply anatomy to movement and movement to pain reduction, you'll see more clearly what the real problem is. This will improve your ability to choose ​the techniques or tools for your ​clients. ​

  • ​The Shoulders and Hips are Co-Dependent
  • ​There is a strong ​myofascial​ connection between ​your shoulders and hips. Often shoulder work provides the relief that is felt in the hips or SI joints, and the reverse is true too.  ​By understanding these relationships ​you will see more clearly how many hip movements actually improve your shoulder girdle function and visa versa.

  • ​Your Feet Are Your Foundation But Only When Connected to What's Above
  • ​​Your feet punctuate your posture and are influenced by how ​your pelvis functions.  ​By recognizing the kinetic chain between the hips and feet you will accelerate how your feet provide a good foundation.

  • ​Building a Responsive Core
  • So often​ people are told to brace. While this isn't inherently wrong, it can lead to breath holding and gripping. And neither breath holding nor gripping are effective core stabilizing techniques. The aim is to build a core that is more like a water balloon than a iron balloon.


  • ​Yoga Therapy Integrating with Traditional Rehabilitation
  • ​We are the dawn of a new age where we can take the best of the therapeutic aspects of yoga and blend it with the best of traditional concepts of ​rehabilitation and make for a fully integrated model of recovery.

  • ​The Turtle Wins
  • How do you help your client go at a pace so that they actually recover? By understanding the nature of movement, recovery, and incremental gains.  You will amaze yourself (if you allow it) with how fast recovery can happen when you are slow, deliberate and conscientious.

YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE ONE YEAR ACCESS TO SUSI'S RESOURCE LIBRARY SO THAT YOU CAN CONTINUE TO INTEGRATE CONCEPTS, ASK QUESTIONS, AND GROW YOUR SKILL.



THIS IS FOR YOU IF. . .

  • If you are a yoga teacher or health professional and you want integrate biomechanical and the whole body-mind approaches to recovery and healing.  
  • You want less fluff and more therapeutic benefit, so you can help your clients get well again, sustainably.
  • You want to move beyond superficial asana and pranayama and be able to support your clients ​in their recovery process.



THIS IS NOT FOR YOU IF. . .

  • You don’t think change is possible.
  • If you only follow science based evidenceClinical studies are fascinating as they shed light and ask good questions. I see them as the start of a conversation, not the end. I know what works by the results my clients get. 
  • If your schedule is packed from morning to night, this may not be the right fit at this moment.


meet Susi Hately, Your Instructor


I have a BSC. Kinesiology and have been helping people reduce and eradicate pain for 25 years. I have also been a bridge between the medical world and yoga.  Two of my programs have been studied at the University of Calgary and both showed benefit for supporting people and their wellbeing.   I am also the best selling author of 10 books and yoga video series, including Anatomy and Asana: Preventing Yoga Injuries.


I have been training teachers and health professionals in yoga therapy since 2001 and am the director and lead teacher of the highly successful C-IAYT Accredited Functional Synergy Yoga Therapy Program.


You can count on my expertise and experienceIn addition to my IAYT program,  I have appeared as a guest expert at Trent University, on Global TV, CTV, and in the Globe and Mail, Thrive Online, Chatelaine, Bride Magazine, Parenting, and Yoga Journal.

As a young student of yoga, I began to combine the ancient practices of yoga with my BSc. Kinesiology at a Vancouver pain clinic. When I continued to encounter individuals, including yoga instructors, who accepted that their pain was “normal”, I began to explore how yoga was being taught and practiced. By designing therapy programs that utilized sound anatomical principles of kinesiology with the time-honoured practices of gentle yoga, I have enabled people to find pain relief, feel good, and rediscover vitality in their lives.


check out what others are saying about susi

"Susi is an exceptional coach.  If you want to work with one of the best, if you want to work with someone who really wants you to succeed, if you want to work with someone who truly walks the walk and talks the talk, work with Susi. She really knows what she is doing".

Loreen

"Susi has just the right amount of evidence and science with woo woo intuition. I love her style, her approach, and how she ​her great results - both for her clients and her trainees. ​

Dana

"I chose to work with Susi because she is approachable, direct and clear in her teaching. As a teacher she is supportive while still pushing me in the direction I want to go in.  She also practices what ​she preaches  - which comes through in her teaching.

- Tamara

Grow your Ability to BE A great teacher for yourself and your students


[Online training]

Anatomy and Kinesiology for the Intuitive Yoga Teacher ​


September 1 - November 17, 2020


$3​50 or 4 PAYMENTS OF $​95
THIS INCLUDES: ONE YEAR MEMBERSHIP in Susi's Resource Library
(A $350 VALUE - yes, you read that correctly!)

All fees are in Canadian Dollars
(If you would like the 4-Month Payment Plan, please email us at 
[email protected]

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

IS THIS pROGRAM THE SAME AS SUSI'S 6 DAY - LIVE - THERAPEUTIC YOGA INTENSIVE?

This ​Anatomy and Kinesiology for the Intuitive Yoga Teachers online training is not a replacement for the 54 hour Therapeutic Yoga Intensive.  However, you will learn and practice Susi's foundational concepts and principles with her guiding you along the way.

I aM ALREADY A MEMBER OF SUSI'S RESOURCE LIBRARY - IS THIS INCLUDED?

Yes, Susi loves to over-deliver. Yes, if you are a member you will have access to this program as part of your active membership. 

iS THIS PROGAM IAYT ACCREDITED? CAN I GET CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS? 

This Anatomy and Kinesiology for the Intuitive Yoga Teachers online training ​is ​in the process of being approved for continuing education credits with IAYT 

CAN I GET YOGA ALLIANCE CEU's FOR THIS PROGRAM

Many years ago, Susi made a very conscious choice to not be affiliated with Yoga Alliance. ​She has no idea if the hours of this program will be accepted by YA. ​

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