In-Depth Study: The Shoulder Girdle

with Heather Otterbine E-RYT 500 & Yoga Medicine Registered Therapeutics Specialist

The shoulder girdle is a complex system of joints, muscles, and connective tissue. This complicated structure is designed for mobility which makes it an integral part of many of our movements. We use our shoulders for a variety of functions like lifting, pulling, pushing, and smaller movements that occur in the arms and hands. It should go without saying that the health and condition of our shoulders is important and therefore should not be overlooked, especially in the yoga practice where we spend so much time weight-bearing with the upper body. Many people carry stress and tension in the shoulders. This may be due to a job that requires a repetitive arm motion that puts strain on the shoulders or sitting at a desk all day. Whether students are suffering because of overuse, underuse, poor postural habits, repetitive motion, or something in-between, yoga has the potential to remedy the situation. In this advanced teacher training module we will study the anatomy of the physical structures, the functionality of the shoulder girdle, common issues and dysfunctions of the shoulder girdle complex and the application of yoga to help create balance and health in this area of the body.

Training Includes:

  • High quality education consisting of a combination of lecture and practice

  • Unlimited access for the life of the course

  • Downloadable Manual

  • Self-Paced Learning

  • Certificate of Completion once you've completed the course

  • 10 CEU's with Yoga Alliance or 10 hours toward your OmBodies Yoga 500-hour Yoga Teacher Certification

Who Is This Training For?

This training is for yoga students and teachers as well as anyone with a deep desire to learn more about the functionality of the shoulder girdle complex.

Apply These Training Hours To...

If you are enrolled in the OmBodies Yoga® 500-hour Teacher Training Program, this training counts towards your certification hours with OmBodies Yoga®. This training may also be used as CEU'S (Continuing Education Units) with Yoga Alliance. You do not need to be enrolled in our 500-hour program to participate. If you are interested in continuing to train with OmBodies Yoga® to receive an advanced training certification with us, you have the option to apply to our 500-hour program and this yoga teacher training’s hours will automatically apply towards your 500-hour certification. If you would like to learn more about our 500-hour Teacher Training Program, click on the link below.