Hands on Anatomy Lab for Teachers + Students of Yoga with Russell Young


Do you wish you had a better understanding of the physical body?
Do you want to feel more confident when talking to your students about the human body?
Do you want to understand how the structure of the human body can impact the way you teach your students and enhance your ability to plan safe and well balanced classes?

Join Russell Young, Accredited Exercise Physiologist and co founder of Wollongong's most established yoga studio, Younga Yoga Studio for this unique hands on workshop to guide you through the major bones, joints and muscles of the human body and how theses structures relate to our understanding of the yoga practice from a functional perspective.

Russ is has been practicing yoga for 20+ years and combines this hands on yoga experience with his 20 years experience as a tutor and demonstrator for the University of Wollongong in Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics and Functional Anatomy.

He also brings his clinical experience as Accredited Exercise Physiologist working with people across a range of settings.

In this 2 hour workshop you will:
• Review the major muscles, bones and joints of the human body.
• Understand how the body's structure impacts on the way we should approach the yoga practice.
• Get an 'under the skin' view of the human body and see how disease states such as arthritis can impact mobility and movement.
• Appreciate the difference between prime movers and auxiliary muscle groups and how these differences should inform the way we practice and teach yoga
• Gain the experience of being in a University Anatomy Lab
• Be able to ask questions related directly to the yoga practice, anatomy and the human body.

When: Saturday 21st September

Where: University of Wollongong Anatomy Lab

Time: 2.30pm - 4.30pm

Investment: $199

Terms & Conditions:
- Due to the nature of the course, we are unable to provide refunds, transfers or credits. Please check your diary before enrolling. If you feel unwell during the intensive we encourage you to attend anyway and we can give you restorative options throughout the practice. Course enrolments are non-transferable.
- enrolling with a friend or partner? Please be sure to register and enrol into the workshop separately

DATE: Tuesday October 8th

TIME: 4.30pm-5.30pm

Can't make Tuesdays at 4.30pm? No problem. We also have a prenatal yoga class on Saturdays 9.30am-10.30am. Alternatively you are free to attend our regular yoga classes (with prenatal options). Just give us a call on 4227 1997 to discuss the best class for you.



Join Doula, Deb Young for this engaging 6 week course in yoga, birth skills & the low down on everything from safe yoga for pregnancy, yoga to keep fit, how to address pregnancy aches and pains through to strategies for a confident birth experience. Classes are just 1 hour long and come with a complimentary online program for extra support and practice.

WEEK 1: Breathe it out, Let it go.
Whether you’re physically tired from the first trimester, struggling with energy levels in your third trimester, or just trying to keep it all together with to-do lists, running the house and maybe already looking after kids, in this lesson we look at ways to use the breath as a tool to let go of physical & emotional tension.
we’ll be using the breath as a tool to let go of physical & emotional tension during pregnancy and in labour.

WEEK 2: Better than Panadol
Tired and achey hips are a total pain in pregnancy! On one hand - everything is loosening up (which is great right!), but on the other hand your body often tries to compensate by trying to keep it all together - so hip and glute tension can be a real issue. In this lesson we look at how to protect the S.I.Joint from pregnancy discomfort, release the lower back muscles that might also be suffering, and use poses to both strengthen and release the glutes. Seriously better than panadol for tired and achey hips.

WEEK 3: Mind Over Mantra: Good Pain Healthy Pain
If you love a strong physical practice - than today will be a little shot of pregnancy espresso for you! We’re gonna work with postures that encourage you to focus your mind, and tap into the awesome strong feminine power that you have within you to birth with confidence. There are two ways to cope with pain of labour - on one hand you can train your mind to be strong and your body to have stamina (that’s today’s lesson), and on the other hand you can practice ways to surrender and let go (we cover that in other weeks).

WEEK 4: Move Sway. Go with the Flow.
It’s easy to say ‘Go with the flow’, but a little more challenging to practise. This week we learn ways to confidently invite all the new experiences and sensations to wash over you. Replace struggle and resistance with relaxation and surrender. Whether it’s allowing the ‘no so helpful advice’ to wash over you without taking it on, or allowing the sensations of birth to get build without resistance, in the this practice we’ll explore physical ways to connect with the rhythms of labour as well as mindset techniques to just go with the flow.

WEEK 5: Open, Trusting & Aware
It’s a quest that many women want to know - how do I get my baby in a good position for birth? In this lesson we will practice a sequence to help move your baby down into the pelvis. If your baby is breech we will show you ways to help give your baby room to turn instead of bring them further down. As well as showing you the things you CAN do to help - we’ll also tap into ways that you can visualise your body being more open, trusting and aware.

WEEK 6: Yoga Mamma Sanctuary: Taking Time Out & Honouring this Pregnancy
Today is all about honouring your pregnancy & taking time out for yourself. If you feel rushed, tired, or at all stressed - you will LOVE this practice.
We start with some delicious sitting postures to help you connect your body & breath and awaken the side body to create space. Then move into a wonderful restorative practice to help you connect with ultimate rest - this is great practice for tired mummas who feel like energising without doing too much!



Join Sofia and Glenn for a 2 hour Yin Yoga and Sound Healing Workshop. Improve your flexibility, open your heart centre and feel your positive energy rise.

In this workshop, Sofia and Glenn will transform your state of mind into a gentler and more peaceful existence. You can expect to practice conscious breathing (Pranayama) and physical postures (Asana) while Glenn plays the Chakra Crystal Singing Bowls in conjunction with Asana positions - a cleansing and harmonising experience for all.

This workshop explores ways to keep the energetic body active and resilient, resulting in vibrant health and higher energy levels, while the Yin Yoga sequence does not deplete the body of energy at all. At the end of this workshop you will feel deeply nourished, restored and inspired.

Yin Yoga is a restorative style of Yoga that uses long-held, passive poses to nourish the connect tissues in the body, promoting greater physical flexibility, organ health and peace of mind. The Crystal Singing Bowls allow you to release and let go of any unwanted tension or anxiety.

DATE: Sunday October 20th

TIME: 6.30pm - 8.00pm

INVESTMENT: $50 per person

T&C's: Please note that all purchases are final. Due to the nature of this workshop we are unable to refund / transfer or credit purchases.

Booking with a friend or relative? Please enrol and book individually.


I'm new to Yoga, can I attend?

Absolutely, this workshop is suitable for beginners.

I'm attending with a friend and I booked 2 tickets on my account, is that okay?

We kindly ask that you book separately if attending with a friend. Please contact the studio immediately if you have bought more than 1 pass on your account.

I have an injury, can I attend?

Yin Yoga is a restorative Yoga practice which is suitable for those with limited mobility, give us a call on 42271997 to discuss.

Questions or concerns? Contact Caiti via info@youngayogastudio.com.au or call the studio on 4227 1997


This course will be taught by Russ Young and his guest faculty.

The Beginners Course is ideal for those who have never done yoga before, may need a yoga refresher, or may be recovering from an injury.


• Learn around 25 yoga postures in detail that are common to most styles of yoga
• Learn the "why" behind yoga alignment cues
• Prevent injuries by understanding your options
• Have a chance to ask questions throughout a yoga class
• Learn ways to work with tight hips + lower back issues
• Understand how to prevent shoulder injuries in yoga
• Understand what options to choose in a regular open class as a beginner

Each week you will be guided through basic yoga postures that form the foundation for our regular vinyasa classes. We start with a skeleton version of a longer sequence and each week add in around 3 new postures - so there is lots of repetition and opportunity to ask questions and build confidence.

So that you get the most out of your experience, we provide a beginners course ebook for home practice. We set the class up in a way that everyone has direct line of sight to the teacher, and for busy courses we aim to have a second teacher on hand to provide additional adjustments and individual attention.


Russ is the co-founder of Younga Yoga Studio and Accredited Exercise Physiologist with over 20 years experience in the health and fitness industry.

He has studied yoga under a range of traditional & modern teachers and has been teaching Yoga for more than 15 years.

Russ is a part time guest teacher for the Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Wollongong, where he teaches Anatomy to doctors in training. He has also taught Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology & Exercise Prescription at the University of Wollongong over the past 15 years.


$150 adult / $135 full time student or concession


7:15 - 8:30pm :: Thursdays (see below for next start date)


A maximum of 2 missed class can be made up at any other regular class on the timetable within 2 weeks of the completion of the course.


If you are booking with a friend or family member please register, enrol & pay individually. Purchasing more than one ticket on a single account does not secure a place for another person. If you have any problems, please don't hesitate to give us a call on 4227 1997.




We’ll be in touch with details shortly… Watch this space!

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