ClearBeing Centre • King City, Ontario

Asana and Anatomy 102: from simple to complex

Self-study Program
With Simone Nitzan, Karusia Wroblewski, Carla Interior

65 hours (60 hours taught in person) 

This course is open to anyone who has completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training course

Eight days of instruction 

Dates: New Dates TBA (to be announced)

Asana and Anatomy 102: From Simple to Complex is about building on the understanding and knowledge you gained in your 200-hour YTT; it’s also about deepening your ability to break down the asanas into bite-size pieces to help your students find the work most suitable for them safely and sustainably. This course will also bring in the disciplines of somatics, pilates, mobility and mindful movement, helping you build practices that support the body and mind as you take on more complex postures. As we go through the physical practices, the anatomy and physiology of movement will be explored, giving you an embodied experience and deepening your understanding of the human body in motion. 

What’s Covered in this Module:

  • Starting from simple versions of asanas and moving towards more complex ones, you will gain an understanding of what needs to happen in the body to practice each posture. 
  • You will learn how to break down asanas into chunks so that work can be approached from different angles and areas of restriction in the body can be addressed. 
  • Preparing the body for specific postures and movement patterns will be addressed, as well as how to use props to enrich asanas and to make them more accessible.
  • The body’s relationship to gravity and how we can use gravity to change and deepen our experience of an asana will be explored.
  • Asanas from all six categories will be covered, including standing postures, twists, backbends, forward bends, arm balances and inversions.
  • Common injuries and how they affect one’s ability to practice will be discussed and explored.
  • Postural analysis and body reading will be covered so you understand where people’s bodies need to strengthen, open and/or mobilize.
  • The connection between thoughts, beliefs and how these can liberate or limit our physical practice will be included.

When you complete this module you will be able to:

  • Have a well-established self-practice to take yourself through your practice at home comfortably.
  • Practice and teach asanas from all six asana categories. 
  • Be able to prepare the body using mobility exercises, somatics and pilates for each specific asana.
  • Understand access points to adapt the asanas to different people with various injuries, needs and restrictions in their bodies.
  • Understand and communicate the anatomical aspects and alignments of postures so the practice is safe, sustainable and makes sense from an anatomical perspective.
  • Explain how the body is connected through tensional lines and teach asanas with this understanding. 
  • Understand how to use the practices of pilates and somatics to support the asana practice.
  • Read your students physical postures to help design yoga practices that best suit their unique needs.

Simone Nitzan

Lead Teacher of ClearBeing’s 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program

Simone is inspired by how the ancient wisdom of yoga can be applied to our lives in the modern world today. Hatha Yoga has the power to heal our over-stimulated nervous system with its multitude of practices, while yoga philosophy leads us to a more sustainable and positive lifestyle, grounded in love for ourselves, all beings and our beautiful planet. 

Since the early 2000’s Simone has been studying the human body in movement. She has a bachelor’s degree in human kinetics and a master’s degree in exercise physiology. Simone is also a Registered Massage Therapist and treats a variety of musculoskeletal conditions alongside her yoga teaching practice. Simone’s massage practice is centered around compassionate healing touch and treats a variety of musculoskeletal conditions through massage and movement therapy. 

Simone has been sharing her knowledge with aspiring yoga teachers since 2011 and blends her knowledge of western science, anatomy, and physiology with her experience in yogic philosophy. Simone is passionate about sharing these teachings and empowering others to come home to their true selves.

Karusia Nirmala Wroblewski

Teacher, C-IAYT, LSMT, E-RYT-500

Yoga is a blessing in my life! Through Yoga, I have learned how to keep my body strong, supple and balanced. I have also discovered how to calm my mind and emotions, and how to heal from depression, anxiety and intergenerational trauma.

Yoga has given me the tools and perspective to face whatever comes my way with equanimity and grace. It has given me the gift of joy.

I am delighted and honoured to share these wisdom teachings with others. I love supporting and witnessing that magic moment when Yoga lights up someone’s being.

Karusia Nirmala Wroblewski is a certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), Living Somatics Movement Teacher (LSMT), and a registered Yoga Educator (E-RYT-500). She holds an Honours BFA in Modern Dance from York University, and is Toronto born and bred.

Yoga has been a major part of her life for over 55 years. She began with asana practice as a young girl, and was initiated into the inner practices of Yoga (pranayama, meditation and philosophy) by her beloved guru Baba Hari Dass in 1998. Yoga continues to guide and inform everything she does.

Over the last 21 years, Karusia has written and delivered curriculum in countless Yoga Teacher Trainings (YTT’s). Her topics have been Experiential Anatomy, Classical Pranayama, Yoga Philosophy and Psychology (most notably Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras), and Introduction to Yoga Therapy.

A lifelong learner, she is constantly looking for additional skills to help her support others more effectively. These include Radiant Lotus Women’s QiGong (certified in Levels 1 and 2 by founder Daisy Lee) and Reiki 1 and 2 (with William Gekas). 

She has recently completed certification in Living Somatics, which is based on the discoveries of Thomas Hanna and Moishe Feldenkrais. Through slow and mindful movements that prioritize ease and comfort, it is possible to release deep-seated chronic stress patterns and to re-educate our nervous systems in the sweet direction of harmony.

Karusia is delighted to be a part of the ClearBeing teaching facility.

Carla Interior

Teacher, C-IAYT, LSMT, E-RYT-500

Carla’s classes will encourage you to get intimate with your body and mind. Her time spent adjusting students in their self-practice gives her a different approach to her led classes, providing modifications to help achieve their personal goals.

Born in Manila, raised in Toronto Carla completed her first yoga teacher training in Thailand, and shortly after found her voice to teach yoga with confidence.

Eager to learn more, she took her first Pilates Teacher Training with Leslie Parker at Mindful Movement Centre. Leslie focused on therapeutic methods of rehabilitating injuries which inspired Carla to teach in a more meaningful way.

She strives to empower her students to strengthen and care for their bodies, helping them develop a pilates practice to support their unique bodies and physically demanding lifestyles.

You can look forward to increased joint mobility as well as an overall sense of calm and balance in her Pilates & Yoga classes.


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New Dates: TBA