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BandhaYoga Workshop with Dr. Ray Long

  • Life Equals 1417 West 11th Street Kansas City, MO, 64101 United States (map)

Author of the BandhaYoga Anatomy books, Ray Long, MD FRSCS is returning to us in Kansas City. Dr. Long is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and the founder of BandhaYoga. Ray graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School with post-graduate training at Cornell University, McGill University, the University of Montreal and Florida Orthopedic Institute. He has studied yoga for over twenty years, training extensively with BKS Iyengar and other leading yoga masters.

Human anatomy and physiology is a vast subject, as is the art of yoga.  Nevertheless, combining knowledge from both fields is extremely beneficial to the yoga practitioner.  Athletes can improve their performance and experience fewer injuries through a basic understanding of their musculoskeletal system.  Similarly, yoga practitioners can benefit from the application of Western science to their practice development.

Join Ray Long, MD and Chris Macivor for a weekend journey into the body. This workshop is not just about anatomy and yoga, but about the inter-connections within our body. This year, Ray Long will be introducing more therapeutic applications to his practice and will have even more cutting edge technology through which to gain wisdom and understanding about the amazing body and yoga.

The topics that will be covered in this interactive workshop:


·      Introduction to muscle awakening and body clairvoyance

·      Form and function of the skeleton

·      Form and function of the major joints

·      Ligaments in yoga

·      Muscles and tendons

·      Stretching physiology

·      Stretching biomechanics

Application of the fundamentals in asana:

·      Standing poses (awakening the psoas)

·      Forward bends

·      Hip openers

·      Twists

·      Back bends

·      Arm balances

·      Inversions

·      Restorative poses


·      Anatomy and physiology of breath

·      Opening the thorax

This will be an interactive workshop, so wear yoga attire. The syllabus will include review of muscle awakening and body clairvoyance, form and function of the skeleton and of the major joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons, but also introduce techniques for yoga therapeutics.

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Saturday 8:30 am registration, 9:00-4:00 pm workshop with a break for lunch

Sunday 8:30 am doors open, 9:00-4:00 pm workshop with a break for lunch

The location of this event will held in it's entirety at Life Equals located at 1417 11th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64101. 


One session ($80) one full day ($155) or the entire workshop ($300) up until July 12, 2017.

After July 12, tuition increases to $95 for one session, $180 for one full day, $350 for the entire workshop, so register now. 

Additional information:

Vendor spaces will be available to support local businesses throughout the workshop. Please contact Renee at for more information. 

To register, click here.