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Specializing in…

  • Healthcare Professionals

  • ​Military Members

  • School Teachers

  • College Students

Continuing Education Credit for Healthcare and Education Licenses Available for Most States

Course Description

Do you have a curiosity about how the body works? Are you unsatisfied by anatomical explanations that seem contradictory, unnecessarily complicated, or oversimplified? Do different yoga teacher tell you to do poses contradictory or even painful ways? Put an end to all the conflicting messages and just get the facts according to research and physical therapy. 


Understanding your body’s biomechanics is very important to prevent injury, and to maximize performance, especially  in yoga. Biomechanics is the study of the movement and structures of the body. The study of biomechanics within yoga considers how muscles, bones, joints, and more work together to create postures, movements, and shapes.


Yoga is considered sacred geometric shapes. You will see the research for yourself, learn the poses, and even how to apply them to people with special needs like the injured and post surgical people. This population might include you or someone you love. You will learn variations for seniors, children, and for people in a chair. Join us on this exciting journey through the human body.

This course is an independent certification.
It is also a required course of the
Yoga Teacher Training & Lifestyle Medicine Certifications.

                     Schedule: Six Live or Virtual Weekends

One workshop every other month for 12-18 months depending on cohort’s holiday schedule

Workshop 1. Upper Body Biomechanics
     a. Friday: anatomy upper body review of the literature
     b. Saturday: shoulder, elbow, wrist, applied yoga poses and practice
     c. Sunday: hand, upper back, applied yoga poses and practice
     d. Style for the weekend: Kripalu & Dr. Kim’s signature Sacred Chakra Style

Workshop 2. Lower Body Biomechanics
     a. Friday: anatomy lower body review of the literature     
     b. Saturday: hip, knee, ankle, applied yoga poses and practice   
     c. Sunday: SI joint, pelvis, pelvic floor, applied yoga poses and practice
     d. Style for the weekend: Viniyoga

Workshop 3. Spine Biomechanics
     a. Friday:  anatomy spine review of the literature   
     b. Saturday: low back, mid back applied yoga poses and practice
     c. Sunday: neck, applied yoga poses and practice
     d. Style for the weekend: Ashtanga Yoga

Workshop 4. Disease, Injury, and Surgery Biomechanics
     a. Friday:  review  of the injury/surgery literature   
     b. Saturday: disease, injury, applied yoga poses and practice  
     c. Sunday:  surgery, applied yoga poses and practice
     d. Style for the weekend: Bikram Yoga

Workshop 5. Balance Biomechanics
     a. Friday:  review  of the balance literature             
     b. Saturday:  standing balance yoga poses and practice, tensegrity model review  
     c. Sunday:  horizontal, chair balance yoga poses and practice 
     d. Style for the weekend: Iyengar Yoga

Workshop 6. Special Needs Groups Biomechanics
     a. Friday: sports, yoga poses and practice                  
     b. Saturday: seniors, children, addiction, PTSD, anxiety yoga poses and practice   
     c. Sunday: chair yoga
     d. Style for the weekend: Kundalini Yoga


Course Objectives

After this course you will be able to…

  1. Verbally articulate the benefits of yoga and how the yoga poses affect human physiology and anatomy.

  2. Perform a large repertoire yoga poses safely and with precision for best-practice teaching and personal practice application.

  3. Analyze and correct biomechanical muscle strength and flexibility imbalances of the upper body, the lower body, and the spine with yoga poses.

  4. Recognize balance inadequacies and strategically improve them with multiple yoga positions and poses.

  5. Teach or assist for the special needs of seniors, children, athletes, and people with anxiety in a yoga class.

  6. Understand the effects of disease, injury, and surgery on the joints and soft tissues, and how to apply yoga poses accordingly.


Byrd-Rider, Kim (2018). The therapy bible on yoga.

Journal Articles.

Workshops Dates and Locations

Coming soon


  • Six live or virtual weekends: (15 hrs. ea. x 6) + 10 hrs. reading hrs.= 100 hrs. & 12 months Total

  • Weekends are Friday 2 hrs., 6pm-8pm + Saturday 8 hrs., 7am-11am, 1pm-5pm + Sunday 5 hrs., 7am-12pm = 15 hrs./weekend



Dr. Kim Byrd-Rider, PT, DPT, Founder


Complete six weekends of workshops for Certification in Biomechanics & Sacred Geometry of Yoga (includes tuition and text books). One weekend every other month for 12 months:  $2800

  • Payment plans available for 6 & 12 months

  • Discount rates for groups. Groups rates are negotiated with the group leader.

  • Large healthcare, college, military, or school groups may choose start date, location, and length of program.

  • If participating in our Yoga Teacher Training, the cost of this course is included in your tuition.

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