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As yoga has grown throughout the world, so has yoga-related injury; thus, there is an unmet need for basic understanding of human movement mechanics in the greater yoga community.
SAYF Training empowers you to teach to a more diverse student population. 

5 Ways to Reduce Injury in Yoga & Everday Life

This video is a great introduction
to the kinds of things you'll learn in SAYF:


Indian yogi
yoga on a city rooftop

SAYF Training Offers So Much:


  • In Lesson 1, we learn about joint activation and muscle contraction, the importance of language in reducing the likelihood of injury, and how tissues get injured and the simplest ways to reduce the likelihood of that happening that can be applied to any pose or movement.

  • Learn up-to-date information on yoga asana and human movement mechanics.

  • Explore skeletal, soft tissue, subtle energy, and muscle anatomy as it applies to yoga asana.

  • Expand your language to offer more asana options in a way that helps every student to feel equally welcome and successful.

  • In Lesson 2, we learn how the tradition of the bandhas act as energetic foundations and tissue activation to better stabilize & naturally align the body in asana.

  • Apply critical thinking and guidelines that can be applied to most yoga asana "styles" and approaches to reduce the likelihood of injury.

  • In Lesson 3, we learn to "respect the risks" of some of the most popular poses by offering options to vary load and range of motion for individual needs.

  • Learn through a variety of methods including: text, videos, images, diagrams, stress-free quizzes and a final exam.

  • This course is 20 CE hours and may be eligible for professional continuing education for your yoga, therapeutic, or movement modalities and certifications.

  • Be rewarded with discounted liability insurance through BeYogi for those who are SAYF-Certified.

  • Add an earned credential to your name: Taylor Doe, SAYF, LMT

Expanding what you offer to your students to share the healing power of yoga...

Expand your training in human movement mechanics to be able to modify yoga poses for balance, strength, & flexibility tailored to your students. How do tissues get injured? How can we provide options for support, load, and range of motion in poses? There are so many opinions and contradictions on how to approach yoga asana that it can be confusing for even an experienced, educated, and well intentioned teacher or practitioner. Research is limited, tradition is diverse, and experience varies. 

“Feeling tremendous improvement in my skills as a teacher. Sharing SAYF with my students in each and every movement, even subtle ones, creates an atmosphere of trust and knowledge of the ranges we all experience.”

~ Laura Ashland, RYT 500, SAYF

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