MetaAnatomy Module Training
You are so much more than the sum of your parts!
And this is so much more than an anatomy training
Learn major muscles and joint structures of the body
Develop X-ray vision! Using hands on techniques discover what is bony compression (that ain't moving) or muscular tension (eventually might be moveable)
Discover why no two students will ever experience the same yoga posture in the same way
View real human bone specimens to gain a deeper awareness of our inner architecture
Delve into the digestive, nervous, endocrine and circulatory systems of the body
Refine your language and verbal cues to be a more thoughtful, accessible and skillful teacher
Richen your view of the form by learning the energetic correlations of each structure
Learn self care and therapy techniques to help free tension and speed healing
Enjoy a full asana, pranayama and meditation practice that weaves together what you've learned
Celebrate your amazing form in a community full of dedicated, light-hearted and supportive yogis!
Join me for what I promise will be a deep, informative and fun exploration of all things MetaAnatomy!
ISHTA Yoga NYC
Each day in the MetaAnatomy Essentials we will immerse ourselves in a gross (meaning large, not yucky) anatomical lecture. Using real bone specimens and hands on "body testing" we will impart concrete ways to help assess the differences in our own (and our students) skeletal anatomy. We will look at common injuries and ways to work with all students in a meaningful and safe way. And what makes this training so unique is that each day will also include the poetic energetic correlation to each structure and a full and fulfilling therapeutic asana and meditation class that weaves it all together.
*Knees- November 26, 2018
*Sacrum- October 29, 2018
*Low Back- August 3, 2018
*Shoulder- September 7, 2018
*Reading the Energy Body- March 11, 2019
ISHTA Yoga NYC
In this 5-day training, of course we will dive into muscle, organ and bone but we equally acknowledge this “core” of the body houses the experience of emotional processing and release. How we breathe, how we move, how we digest are inextricably woven together in the tapestry of who we are and who we wish to become. If you are looking for a training that teaches you to memorize anatomical lines, “facts”, and figures- this training is not for you. If you are ready and willing to navigate, investigate and dive deep into your own fire center. If you have a deep desire to help people reunite with the fullness of who they are, to support their physical as well as emotional health. If you are looking to explore both enthusiasm and embodiment. Join us for what I promise you will be a training like no other.
*Psoas- April 22, 2019
*Abdomen- July 8, 2019
*Hips- August 24, 2019
*Breath and Diaphragms- October 20, 2019
*Digestive system- December 9, 2019
The 25-Hour Nervous System Module!
"MetaAnatomy is an accessible, thoughtful and practical approach to understanding the human body and the human experience. Kristin's friendly demeanor, sense of humor, and wealth of knowledge make the training both fun and rewarding." - April
"One of a kind training that beautifully integrates anatomy, therapeutic aspects of yoga, and ancient traditions. Delivered in an entertaining, fun, and interactive way, the knowledge I received has been transformative for my teaching and my personal practice. Kristin is one of the most talented teachers I have ever had, capable of turning the subject I was indifferent to into the fascinating field that I want to explore more now. Highly recommend this training to all yoga teachers, whatever style one teaches or traditions you come from. Thank you!!" - Nodira
"MetaAnatomy with Kristin is a wonderful and awe inspiring program. The information was crystal clear, digestible, immediately applicable and delivered with grace, honesty and humor. This program should be a prerequisite for every 200-Hour certification!! I'm a much better, smarter and more conscious teacher because of this material and I hope there is a follow up module!!" - Ric
"Beware. This course has life changing consequences. You will be more inspired and empowered by the beauty of the human body than ever before. Kristin is a master teacher, able to hold space for deep exploration and meaningful encounters with body and spirit. This course opened a new chapter in my personal and teaching practice. Thank you from the bottom of my heart muscle." - Katie
"The MetaAnatomy program was honestly life changing for me. I learned so much and it brought positive changes to my life, my practice and my teaching. I gained so much from this training but most importantly to me was my confidence." - Michele
"Kristin's MetaAnatomy training is essential for any yoga teacher. She provides the necessary tools to understand the connections and interconnections of the body and to teach logically and safely to those with injuries and/or pain. These teachings are equally effective with any level of practitioner. Bravo to Kristin!" - Evelyn
"I would definitely recommend this program to others. Kristin's passion and love for anatomy is contagious and she makes the subject matter so accessible and truly enjoyable." - Jeanne
"I would highly recommend this program for both students and teachers. Kristin's style of teaching, the instruction of material and class discussion has changed my practice and the way I teach. I feel more connected and rooted in my awareness of self and others. Kristin is a joy to learn from, my heart is full of gratitude to have met her and to have taken this course." - Bridget
"This course was everything and more than what I expected it would be. Kristin Leal is keeping it real! Her years of teaching expertise and practice continues to morph into the 'thousand petal lotus' that is!" - Amy
"Kristin is a rare soul who is able to break down science in a way that is not only easy to understand but highly entertaining, all the while keeping the Yoga alive. I laughed as much as I learned, and learned more than I could have ever imagined. Her natural ease in converging the information presented proves her mastery and wisdom. My personal practice has been as deeply influenced as my teaching. This woman is a Glorious Goddess of Goofiness!" - Sheilagh
"This course is a great supplement to any style of yoga practice to help with structural alignment and western anatomy. Kristin is a wealth of knowledge of the western and eastern studies and has such a great comical way of sharing these truths. One really feels her passion for Yoga and anatomy! Such a wonderful course!"
"A beautiful and natural blending of yoga and anatomy!"
"Kristin Leal's unique voice masterfully marries the amazing, physical inner working of the human with our own experience of the landscape. MetaAnatomy profoundly points out that we have no divisions, no boundaries, no limits except the ones we impose upon ourselves and others. Our bodies are truly temples, places of sanctuary and comfort." - Andréa