Continued Teacher Training

Advanced Anatomy & Injury Management with Olivia Marley

Yoga teachers! Do you want to level up your anatomy knowledge, feel more confident about helping students modify their practice for injuries, and expand your knowledge about what different injuries mean..?

We’re excited to announce our advanced anatomy and injury management course for yoga teachers, led by Olivia Marley. This course is packed with information about the body but is more than just a straightforward anatomy course. It includes down to earth explanations of what a range of different injuries mean; practical advice on how to help students with those injuries that show up in your classes; and includes example class sequences that you can use and adapt for some of the most common groups of injuries Olivia has come across in the ten years she’s spent teaching yoga. It will leave you feeling more confident in supporting your students and modifying your classes so that those with injuries can take part (and those without probably won’t even notice the difference!).

What does this course cover?

This course is set over 5 different weeks and works through the body from the ground up. On each week we look at one of these key areas:

  • feet and legs
  • hips
  • spine and core
  • shoulders
  • upper extremities (meaning arms, hands and neck!)

On the Monday of each week of the course you will receive an on demand video lecture about the anatomy of that area of the body. Then on each Saturday we get together at our beautiful Borough studio for a discussion about the injuries that show up in that area of the body and to practice a class sequence tailored for students with one or more of the injuries we have discussed.

You will also receive lifetime access to the anatomy lectures, recordings of the class sequences and accompanying sequence notes, and recorded lectures about the injuries we discuss so that you can refer back to them as many times as you like. We will provide a full reference list of all the scientific studies, papers and resources used to compile this content.

What are Olivia’s qualifications to lead this course?

Olivia Marley leads the anatomy and physiology portion of the 3Tribes yoga teacher training. She is registered as an E-RYT500 and YACEP (which is the highest accreditation available from Yoga Alliance International and means she can provide continuing education to other teachers). Olivia is also a certified Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist and has completed trainings with Complete Anatomy from 34D Medical and Immaculate Dissection.

How much does it cost?

If you are registered with a professional body such as Yoga Alliance or Yoga Alliance Professionals, this course counts as 20 contact and 5 non-contact hours of continuing education for yoga teachers. We have a limited number of early bird places available for £300 (which works out at only £12 per hour of training content). Once those have sold out the regular price will be £400 – still great value at £16 per hour of training!

When will it run?

2024 dates to be announced

Is this course suitable for non-yoga teachers?

This course is designed for attendees that have a foundational level of anatomy, of about the level you might receive in a 200 hour yoga teacher training. We will also be discussing how injuries relate to a physical yoga practice so some knowledge of common yoga postures would be needed. However, we have had non-yoga teachers enjoy this course before (for example someone who was a neuroscientist and a regular yoga class attendee in their spare time). So if you are perhaps a pilates teacher, dancer or in some other way have knowledge of anatomy and yoga asana and would like to join us we would love to have you. If you’d like to chat about whether this course is suitable for you, please just send us an email to

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