Anatomy Hero: Legs & Feet

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18 Apr

Anatomy Hero: Legs & Feet

18th April 2019 @ 14:00 - 17:00

Anatomy Hero: Legs and Feet

These workshops are aimed at yoga teachers, and dedicated yogi practitioners, to refresh and deepen anatomical knowledge, with the aim of teaching and practicing yoga safely.

The health of the legs, knees and feet are all pivotal in a yoga practice. The make up of the muscles and connective tissue in the thighs can affect the knee cap and alignment of the knee, potentially causing knee injury or knee pain. Additionally to that, tight hamstrings are prolific in this day and age, as is tension in the psoas, which hugely affects posture, and therefore physical and mental wellbeing. It all joins together!

The workshop will cover anatomical terms of movement (how the legs and feet move), the muscles of the legs and feet and their functions, before looking at how to safely increase the strength and range of motion of the legs and feet, keeping in mind the safety of the knee joint. We’ll also look at how tension in the legs affects the rest of the body, and how to safely target the release of this tension, in your own body, and in yoga students’ bodies (if applicable).


Workshop Content:

* Starting with a grounding meditation to get in the learning zone

* Dive in to a short but effective Vinyasa Flow yoga session to explore – and feel – the movements of the legs and feet, and their importance on the overall safety of a Vinyasa yoga practice

* Short break

* A refresher of the anatomy of the legs and feet

* Methodically cover the leg and feet muscles and their functions, including palpating (activating) muscles to be able to feel, locate, and remember them

* An introduction to fascia and it’s impact on the legs and feet, and its impact on the entire body

* Myofascial release techniques around the legs and feet with the aim of creating space, and improving overall wellbeing

* Q & A


Perfect for:

This workshop is perfect for:
* Yoga instructors
* Yoga teachers in training
* Aspiring yoga teachers
* Experienced yogis looking to learn more about the body
* Personal trainers
* Massage therapists
* Body workers
* Anyone interested in the human body!




£40 for Yoga Hero teachers, and trainee teachers, please contact Holly to book: 07743513225 //


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About Holly

Holly Mcfee is the owner of Yoga Hero Ltd. Holly has been practicing yoga for seven years, and teaching for five years. Holly embarked upon her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training here in Leeds, and after balancing a full time job and teaching yoga for just six months, went full time in to teaching.

In August 2015 Holly opened the Yoga Hero studio in Leeds Dock, and in June 2017 this studio expanded to become one of the largest dedicated yoga spaces in the North of England.

Holly, along with Angela Jervis-Read, leads Yoga Hero’s 200 hour Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training Course. Her interest in anatomy borders on the ridiculous, and she is really passionate about yoga instructors having at least a basic understanding of how bodies move, and how joints work, to ensure a safe environment for yoga students.  These workshops provide a safe space to recap on the basics and deepen anatomical knowledge, to make your yoga teaching, and your yoga practice incredibly effective, as well as safe and enjoyable.


About Yoga Hero

Yoga Hero has been established since March 2013. Initially, classes were ‘popping up’ in church halls, arts galleries, cafes, skateparks… you name it! Over time, we eventually found a beautiful home in Leeds Dock.

Yoga Hero has three studios, one with a capacity of up to 80, one with a capacity of 20, and the third is perfect for small private groups or one to one sessions. At Yoga Hero, we offer everything from Introduction to Yoga Courses, Pay As You Feel Classes, up to 200 hour Foundation Teacher Training Qualifications and Further Training, such as Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and much more!


About Leeds Dock

Yoga Hero is based in a beautiful part of Leeds called Leeds Dock. Leeds Dock is a 10 minute walk from Leeds Train Station, or there’s a free water taxi servicebetween the train station and the Dock!

Around Leeds Dock are many affordable hotels, such as:
* Holiday Inn Express(Two minutes’ walk)
* Jury’s Inn(Five minutes’ walk)
* Ibis(Five minutes’ walk)
* Malmaison(Ten minutes’ walk)

There are also many very reasonably priced AirBnBs on the Dock

Leeds is a quite small city with loads going on. The whole city is walkable by foot, probably 40 minutes’ walk from one end to the other at a steady pace. There’s many independent restaurants and cafes, with our favourite North Star Coffee Shopjust two doors down from the studio, serving incredible coffee and food during the day.

If you have any questions about Leeds; what to do, where to stay, or how to get here, just ask the team: // 07743513225



Event Details

Date: 18th April 2019 @ 14:00 - 17:00
Venue Yoga Hero