Online Yoga Anatomy for Yoga Teacher Trainings

IMG_3162bDr. Foster serves as anatomy, alignment and injury faculty for various 200 hour, 300 hour, and prenatal yoga teacher training programs (see full list below) in addition to being on faculty for these online yoga anatomy programs:

To book Dr. Foster for your studio, yoga teacher training program or to teach on yoga or yoga anatomy for your medical group, please message

Has served as faculty for these Yoga Teacher Training Programs

* YogaWorks 300 Hour Professional Yoga Teacher Training at Kali Yoga Studio
* Vida Fitness Yoga Teacher Training with Julia Romano (DC)
* Mimi Rieger Yoga Teacher Training (DC)
* Lighthouse Yoga Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in DC with Naomi Gottlieb-Miller (Jan.-Sept. annually)
* Faith Hunter / Embrace Yoga Summer Intensive and Fall/Winter Yoga Teacher Trainings (200 +300 hr) in DC
* ISHTA Yoga Teacher Training in DC
* Awakened Life School of Yoga (Greece) 200 hr 2017
* YMCA’s Yoga Teacher Training with Angela Meyer  in DC
* Pure Prana’s Holistic Teacher Training Alexandria, VA


Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training with April Puciata

learn yoga anatomy online with a doctor of physical therapyOnline Yoga Anatomy Continuing Education for Yoga Teachers

Online courses for current yoga teachers and serious students looking to deepen their anatomy knowledge – available:

Click for preview: Anatomy 101 for Yoga Teachers: Essential Language & Terminology

Click for preview: Anatomy 101 for Yoga Teachers: Making Muscles Meaningful

Click for preview: Anatomy 101 for Yoga Teachers: Wonders of the Central Skeleton and Joints

Hire Dr. Ariele Foster for Anatomy, Alignment and Injury teaching for your training

My intention is to offer a wide variety of options for teacher trainings seeking to ramp up their anatomy sections to ultimately improve the caliber of yoga teachers all over the world — via in-person teaching, online yoga anatomy teaching, consulting on your manual, providing anatomy sections for your TT manual, as well as more deluxe well-rounded package options.

In addition to teacher trainings, consider booking Ariele for your studio, festival or business:

  • Day-long or half day yoga anatomy intensives (for teachers or students)
  • Anatomy or therapeutics workshops
  • Anatomy and alignment components of 200 hour, 500 hour, Therapeutic, Prenatal or Children’s Yoga Teacher Trainings
  • Consulting to refine and develop your yoga teacher training content
  • Continuing education for medical professionals to better understand the potential medical value of yoga

To book Dr. Foster for your studio, yoga teacher training program or medical group, please message

Read on to discover the best option for your needs and budget.

All packages include (minimum 4 hours teaching time):
buddha happy– Use of my name, credentials, bio and image for use in marketing your TT
– For all packages, please provide at least 2 months in advance: Simple contract including dates and approximate teaching times (template provided)
– For all packages that do not include a manual, please provide at least 1 month in advance: Paper copy of the anatomy section of your manual from which I will teach OR a copy of the book to be as anatomy reference during teaching

In-person teaching is available in greater Washington, DC. Outside of these locales, please be prepared to cover travel, room and per diem in addition to training fees.

A sample weekend of in-person teaching might look like this:

partner demo pic– 12 hours experiential anatomy lecture utilizing discussion, demos, visual aids (such as video, images, 3D models, etc), kinesthetic learning, small group and individual reflection time
– a variety of topics that can be tailored for your training (including but not limited to: joints, bones, muscles, fascia, language of movement, common pathologies, biomechancial challenges and variations, adjustments, reflexes, asana break-throughs, nervous system physiology, parallels between eastern and western medical traditions)
– 1 or 2 1.5 hour hatha yoga classes taught by Ariele (incorporating language and insights from lecture)
– Addressing real life challenges in various poses (yours/your trainees) – and creating breakthroughs that help trainees reduce pain, discomfort and find new freedom in asana

Basic: In-person teaching; Per hour rate

– Cost: simple hourly fee for trainings in certain DC-area zip codes
– Manual: does not include a manual
– Marketing: Your teacher training will be listed on my website

Deluxe package: In-person teaching and then some

– Costs: varies, please inquire at
– Includes up to 20 hours in-person teaching (per the needs of your training)
– Manual: 20+ page manual insert (digital copy, which may be shared with students electronically and/or printed and inserted into your TT manual)
Bonus learning resources:
– Multiple choice quiz (20 questions) for student learning assessment
– Anatomic models utilized (i.e. shoulder, hip, knee, ankle/foot) for hands-on learning during teaching sessions135
– Students will have access to private curated list of additional reading
– Please provide special requests (pose genres, etc) to be included in the manual insert and/or covered during teaching
Marketing: Your teacher training listed on my website AND multiple (= or >3) mentions on social media / personal newsletters

Minimum / Per student rates

For new teacher trainings and/or for studios hosting TT modules like workshops (allowing non-trainees to join for the portion of TT)
– Minimum rate (please email to inquire) plus additional per trainee rate (above a certain #) per hour of teaching (helping to distribute the risk in case of low sign-up numbers) AND
– Drop-in rate split 70/30 Teacher/Studio for non-trainee students, if applicable

Manual Only 

– Flat rate for 20+ page manual with text, image and hyperlinks, provided in PDF format.

Tele-presence / Tele-teaching

– Costs: per hour or per package. Please email

Coaching and Consulting for Teacher Trainers

– Includes: thorough review of relevant manual portions, including but not limited to: anatomy, asana, adjustments sections
– Written report including suggested additions, modifications to existing manual
– Option to review or provide learning assessment (quiz)
– 1 hour tele-coaching to cover questions about manual report, general knowledge gaps that trainers want to fill in

For inquiries, details, questions, please email

Thank you so much for your interest and for wanting a solid foundation in anatomy for yoga teachers everywhere!