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The Anatomical Yoga Project
September 22-24, 2019
Yoga With In-Depth Study of Human Anatomy

Class Details

Pacific Restorative Therapy and the Institute for Anatomical Research have teamed up to bring you a most unique yoga learning experience in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado.

This is an ongoing series of movement and anatomy-based yoga experiences developed to increase your knowledge and expertise of the human body.

This 3-day project will combine passionate, anatomically driven yoga teachers with prepared human forms from which you can intimately observe and learn the origins of movement.

Designed for all levels of yogis and yoga teachers, this class will lead you to a greater understanding of how the body works, the parts of the body involved in various asanas, location of typical injuries and the wonder of how these vessels perform during yoga and life.

From September 22 through September 24, 2019, we will be led by Chelsea Danae, an E-RYT 500-hour yoga instructor whose emphasis is on biomechanics, anatomy and movement science. She has been greatly influenced by her teacher Jules Mitchell through her years of training. Chelsea takes time in classes to explain some of the finer points behind an asana because she feels when it makes sense in the mind and in the body, the information is absorbed more fully by the students thus fostering a deeper and perhaps more fulfilling practice.

At the Institute for Anatomical Research, we will have the privilege of learning from James Pulciani, author and Director of the Institute. James has devoted his life to healing and teaching holistic medicine. Respected author, consultant, and professor, Jim has touched the lives of not only his many clients, but students and colleagues as well. His books Holistic Bodywork: Blending Modern and Ancient Bodywork Principles, and Traditional Chinese Medicine: An Elemental Approach are standard text for associate degree programs and instructor training programs throughout the United States.

Chelsea Danae

Chelsea Danae

James Pulciani

James Pulciani

Class Schedule

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Students arrive At SunMountain Center in Manitou Springs, Colorado. Check in time is 3:00 PM. Students are responsible for their own flights and transportation from the airport to the project center.

An evening session of yoga will be enjoyed, and a fabulous vegetarian dinner will be provided.

Monday, September 23, 2019

3 wonderful meals will be provided throughout the day, all vegetarian and each will be delicious!

Breakfast is at 8 am, Lunch at 12 noon and dinner at 6 pm, all at the lovely project center, SunMountain Center.

Monday will be packed with learning experiences. We will experience yoga and then travel to the Institute for Anatomical Research just down the road from the project center to observe a Human form which has been prosected, and learn from James Pulciani, Author and Executive Director of the IAR.

We also plan a field trip to The Garden of the Gods – a National Natural Landmark. The park is simply breath taking and you will have a chance to explore it, reconnect to nature and wonder at the landscapes.

Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

We will begin our day with yoga, followed by a yummy breakfast at 8 am.

Once more we will travel down the road to the Institute for Anatomical Research and delve into more of the anatomy of yoga with Chelsea Danae and James Pulciani.

Check out at the Center is at 11 am, and our hosts will send us along with a sack lunch.

What is Included in Your Package

  • Lodging at the SunMountain Center in Manitou Springs, Co from Sunday, September 22 at 3 pm through Tuesday, September 24 at 11 am.
  • 6 meals:
  • Dinner on Sunday
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Monday
  • Breakfast and Lunch on Tuesday
  • A complimentary soak in the hot tubs at Sun Mountain Center
  • Yoga classes with Chelsea Danae
  • Anatomy instruction provided at The Institute for Anatomical Research, a first-class anatomy laboratory for those professionals and students who would not otherwise get a chance to study anatomy from real cadavers.

What is not Included in Your Package

  • Flight to Colorado
  • Ground transportation once you have arrived


Fee for attending The Anatomical Yoga Project – Anatomy and Yoga September 22-24, 2019 is USD $975.

Deposit and Terms

This class requires a very serious commitment on the part of everyone involved. We are deeply committed to the success of this class and to everyone enrolled in the classes.

Once your application is accepted, we require a non-refundable $275 deposit to secure your spot.

You may make payments or pay the full remaining balance ($700). The remaining balance is due 8 weeks prior to the start day of the class (July 29, 2019).

The costs for producing the class are very high, whether you are able to come or not. It takes considerable planning on the part of participants to come, so places are not easily filled at the last minute. Because of this, no refunds are made for cancellations within 4 weeks of the start date of the course (August 25, 2019).


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