YOGA MASTERMINDS: Anatomy and Assisting

Have you ever attended an anatomy course where someone with a fancy degree stands in front of you and 90% of the things she says goes way over your head?  This all knowing lecturer uses a skeleton prop pointing to random muscles and bones, without ever linking it at all to WHY you should know these obscure body parts, and HOW it can used to enhance your toga teaching?

Or what about this...you attended an adjusting workshop, where the teacher just called out random adjustments for you to do, and you found yourself spending the afternoon touching bodies, when you literally no idea WHY you were putting your hands and feet where you were instructed?

The reason why you weren't about to effectively LEARN (ie. be able to explain and perform the concepts with confidence) is because the theory and practice were completely imbalanced.  You either were taught too much heady information without any practical action to back it up, or you acted with good intention but were supplied no theory to have the experience make concrete sense.

If you've read this far, my guess is that you know that I believe this wholeheartedly:  A yoga teacher training should prepare students to be good at TEACHING.  (BTW...Is there something I'm missing, because SO many programs out there seem to execute this terribly!)

To prepare any student for effective learning,  Theory and Practice must go together.  Simply giving out information or instructions and expecting you to grasp these concepts using rote memorization is irresponsible teaching!  EFFECTIVE learning is more about HOW you LEARN than WHAT you learn.

So raise your hand if you're frustrated right now and wish you could get a refund from that last bogus training!! 

But have no fear, Yoga Masterminds: Anatomy and Assisting is the opportunity for you to learn Anatomy and Adjusting the right way.


  • A 4 weekend anatomy and adjusting clinic, specifically focusing on:

    November 10-11: Intro to anatomy and assisting and psoas release and foot foundations for neutral hip rotation standing poses

    November 17-18: Shoulder girdle stability for inversions and shoulder blade mobility for backbends

    February 2-3: Spinal analysis for deep twisting and forward folds

    February 9-10: Gluteus medius activation for external hip rotation standing poses and hamstring awakening for deep hip openers

  • 2 Monday night study group check-ins from 6:30-9pm (November 12, 2018 and February 4, 2019) to review all information covered

  • fulfillment of the required 30 hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education credit to maintain RYT (registered yoga teacher) status


  • follow up exercises to keep you motivated to learn more!


Early bird $799 
(credit card or check)
$250 non-refundable deposit to claim your spot by 10/15/18.
Full payment due by 11/1/18.
*This training program ensures success due to its focus on one-on-one and small group coaching.  Because of this, space is limited. 


Small group Mastermind meetings will be Saturdays and Sundays 1-6pm and Mondays 6-9pm 

PART 1: November 10-11, 17-18
PART 2: March 23-24, 30-31
Monday study groups: November 12, 2018 and March 25, 2019


54 S. Duke Street
York, PA 17401


Andrew is an incredible teacher. I’ve been to numerous yoga trainings and have attended Yoga Journal Conference several times—and I have never had a teacher like Andrew before. In his class he breaks down the poses so that they make sense (yes, even the really difficult ones!) In the past, I’ve kicked up to an inversion and“hoped for the best” - Andrew’s class is different - there’s no mystery or wishing—there’s just REAL practicing. On top of that he is smart, patient, kind, metaphorical and funny. He is up there with the real yoga gurus— What a gift!
— Laura Liss, yoga teacher (Lancaster, PA)
Feeling such gratitude for meeting Andrew Abaria and completing Yoga Masterminds! I learned so much in his intensive, focused, and thoughtful training. Andrew, your honesty, encouragement, and ability to teach & inspire is beyond words. Thank you for being the amazing and humble human being that you are!
— Yolanda Cullen, yoga teacher (Bel Air, MD)