The Backbone of Yoga

Professional Development for Yoga Teachers with Marty Connolly.

The spine, and its associated anatomical, neurological and physiological systems are the crucial component of all asana practice, but between 70-90% of Australians will suffer from some sort of back pain during their lives. Lack of knowledge compounds the fear which prevents many from living a full, active life. Yoga can help. Be part of the solution!

This workshop will cover and help you to:

    • Understand spinal conditions and the bony and soft tissue structures underlying them
    • Modify your teaching for students with back issues due to injury or natural ageing
    • Protect your students from injury by improving your knowledge of spinal dynamics
    • Learn how to recognise warning signs and symptoms of more serious pathologies

Help your students get the most from their practice and rehabilitate safely.

This course is suitable for more experienced instructors as well as those new to the Yoga teaching profession.

About your teacher: Marty Connolly (MAPA Lic.Ac.) is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and a practicing manual and musculo-skeletal physiotherapist. He has over 28 years’ experience with human movement, from studying martial arts and traditional healing in Europe and Japan, to meditation and Yoga in Europe, India, the U.S.A. and Australia. Marty has been giving workshops on yoga and physiotherapy over two decades.

He began his formal study of anatomy in 1984 and is still learning! He has been a Licensed Traditional Acupuncturist for 19 years. Benefiting enormously from his own daily Asana and Meditation practice, he uses Yoga as a treatment modality in clinic, as well as treating Yogis for injuries and restrictions to practice.

Event Info


18th and 19th January, 2020
Saturday & Sunday 12:30PM to 5.30PM
with Marty Connolly


75 Coogee Street, Mount Hawthorn, WA


$350 inc GST

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