Musculoskeletal Assessment Training
DATE: July 24th-28th
Teacher: Tra Kirkpatrick
Early bird is $450 if registered before June 24th, 2015
This course will deepen your understanding and knowledge of the function and location of the muscles and joints of the body. You will learn a functional, integrated approach to evaluation through looking at movement and asana as well as specific muscle testing techniques. You will learn techniques to help you “read” your students body through their asana practice. This course will give you a more functional understanding of what is going on in the body and how certain imbalances may lead to pain and dysfunction. The development of a personalized plan of care and personalized asana practice for your student based on this evaluation will be taught. After this course, you will be able to help students with musculoskeletal dysfunctions (for example: back pain, neck pain, arthritis, tendonitis) by finding their imbalances and helping them to find a yoga practice to restore balance as well as modify asanas as needed.
Tra Kirkpatrick, E-RYT 500 is a certified Pranakriya Yoga Therapist, Thai Bodyworker and teacher who has a private practice and teaches in Atlanta, GA. Led to the yoga mat nearly two decades ago after a spontaneous visit to a studio’s open house, she has spent the past 8 years sharing the practices of Kripalu and Pranakriya Yoga. Tra’s 200-hour training is through Kripalu under the teachings of Yoganand Michael Carroll and 500-hour through Pranakriya with a focus on the therapeutic aspects of the practice. As a therapist, body/energy worker, and teacher, Tra’s approach to healing combines the love and compassions inherent within Thai philosophy with the tools and techniques of Pranakriya yoga to restore balance, increase vitality, and improve mental and emotional well-being. Tra has also studied the healing modality of Thai Yoga with Saul David Raye and William Hufschmidt. Tra is the Yoga Therapy Internship Director and Co-Director of the 500-hour Holding Space module. She has also been assisting the 200-hour yoga teacher training for the past several years.