Learn Yoga Anatomy Based on Dissections

The most in-depth yoga anatomy course you will ever need to completely understand the connected nature of the human form. Anatomy expert Julian Baker gives you this unique opportunity to look inside real bodies and deeply understand human anatomy. 

Course Language : English |  Course Manual : English

Yoga anatomy Certification

Why Arhanta?

Our online course gives you some unique benefits

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Here’s what people are saying about the course


The Netherlands

Julian is so clear with his explanations, his knowledge and expertise is fantastic. I have learnt so much and it has changed the way I teach my students. If you want to learn about yoga anatomy this is a great course.



Julian’s knowledge of the human form is endless. He presents his classes with passion and enthusiasm that is infectious. I would like to say this is a wonderful way to look at the body to help our clients move without pain. It teaches you to look at clients moving and the whole body in a very different way.



Julian Baker is such an amazing teacher of anatomy and the fascial components and it’s a delight to watch him in action. These presentations have changed my entire concept of what I’m doing when I’m in a yoga class. He infuses vast amounts of information with an effervescent presentation style, which makes the time pass quickly and the info implant into my memory at such a higher retention rate.

Yoga Anatomy Certification

learn Specialized Yoga anatomy

Go beyond illustrations and learn in-depth yoga anatomy based on human dissections.

Study at Your Own Schedule

100% online course. Follow the course at your own pace.

Post Course Support

We offer continuing advice and support after completion of your course.

25- hour Dissection Based Yoga Anatomy Course

What is this course?

This yoga anatomy certification course is created and taught by international anatomy expert Julian Baker. In this unique course, Julian explains anatomy & physiology with the help of dissection videos and imagery. Specially designed for yoga teachers, this 25-hour online course covers in-depth details of anatomy and physiology relevant to yoga practice and teaching. 

What is unique about this course?

Anatomy is the study of the structures of the body and in particular the names of the individual parts. Even though this subject is many hundreds of years old and it was designed to mainly teach medical students, in modern times it has become essential for anyone working with physical movement or therapy, including yoga teachers.

However, its downfall is that it concentrates on parts of the body and rarely brings these parts back together to consider how they relate. As a result we often find a disconnect when trying to understand the impact of how anatomical structures are joined both practically and functionally. Whilst we all know instinctively that the body is joined up structure, a clear explanation or demonstration of this is lacking. In this course we bypass that limitation and learn how the body parts connect together and affect in movement.

Superficial Fascia

In addition, studying anatomy alone will often exclude an understanding of some of the important physiology of how the body experiences movement, pain, touch and other sensations and how information is interpreted in the various systems of the body. In this remarkable training, you will see up close how tissues really hang together in the body, how they blend into each other and how much of what we understand can be extended and adapted to our yoga practice.

Fascia structure

Is This Course For You?

  • Do you who want to gain a solid understanding of the anatomical connections and physiological functions relevant to yoga practice?
  • Are you curious to learn about the real human anatomy, visually supported by dissection videos and image?

If any of the above  question resonates with you, keep on reading!

In this remarkable course, Julian introduces the process of human dissection and builds an incredible visual journey into every aspect of human anatomy and movement. Along the way he brings in the science behind the things that we experience every day and dispels the myths that have sprung up around so many subjects over the years.

Julian Baker is a manual therapist with over 30 years experience of teaching bodywork and has been running dissection classes for manual and movement therapists since 2007. He found that the real anatomy he was seeing in the dissection room, was completely unlike the trimmed models that he learned in anatomy books.

This yoga anatomy training for teachers is designed from the perspective of an highly experienced manual and movement therapist. Julian gives clear explanations to how and what we are seeing in the dissection sessions. He will go-in-depth into the understanding of movement and touch with relevance to yoga and breathing practices.

All the sessions will be using human dissection to illustrate and show the nature of the tissues we are discussing. Whilst dissection videos and pictures are not hard to come by in lots of places, the dissections performed by Julian Baker are unique.

Bringing together his skill as an assessor of human movement gleaned from three decades of teaching and practice, with his intricate anatomical dissecting approach, he explains everything from the principle of a therapeutic practice, whilst still being rooted in science and evidence based anatomy.

What will you learn

Here's a brief overview of what you are going to learn. In this online yoga anatomy training course you will learn and understand 

  • Fascia and its place in the wider category of connective tissue
  • How fibers hold tissue in place
  • The role of fluid movement within movement practices
  • How layers are created and held together
  • Why fascia can’t be ‘released'
  • How information travels through the body and is interpreted
  • The role of viscera in functional movement
  • How joined up structures affect function
  • How muscles really attach to bone
  • The role of fatty tissue in movement
  • How scars develop and what they are made up of
  • The connections of the diaphragm and its effects on breathing
  • How neuro-degenerative diseases take develop
  • How different areas of the body are connected and what they really look like
  • A new way of learning anatomy and applying it to every movement or touch approach

Arhanta online trainings

In 2017 we decided to provide online versions of our yoga teacher training as we were getting requests from people who could not travel to our ashrams.

 I was intrigued by the outcome, so we created this online version to see where the virtual journey would take us. When we announced it on social media, we were bombarded with negative comments; some believed it was impossible to learn yoga online.

The outcome surprised us all. Within the first six months, more than a thousand students had already enrolled in our online training program.

Hundreds of five-star reviews gave us confidence, and regular feedback helped us to refine the online course further to make it entirely user-friendly, with added value for our students.

Arhanta Online Training Course

Benefits of Our Online Training


Added Flexibility and Self-Paced Learning

Our online course allows you to study at your own leisure and schedule your study time to suit your personal routine. Another benefit is that there are no deadlines for completing the course.


Unlimited Access to Online Videos

This is a unique benefit of online learning. You can re-watch the videos at any speed. Allowing you to grasp concepts you could have missed in a class environment.


Unlimited Personal Support

Our online yoga teacher training comes with unlimited teacher support. This means you can contact the teacher for support as often as you need, even after completing the course.


Lifelong Access

Over time we tend to forget details. Our online course gives you lifelong access to log in and review the concepts anytime. All material is yours to keep forever.


More Affordable

 Our Online course costs less than half of the onsite course. You also save on travel, lodging, and commuting expenses.

Our Core Values

Our Philosophy - Authenticity

At Arhanta, we bring you authentic knowledge from a rich heritage of five generations. You will learn from a teacher who has studied yoga since childhood at traditional Indian Vedic schools. We believe that real yoga is practiced 20% on the mat and 80% in your daily life.

Our Knowledge - Excellence

We keep our yoga practice traditional, but we do not allow tradition to restrict us. We are constantly learning modern science-based anatomy, physiology and new advances in the fitness and exercise field. So you are guaranteed, proven, and accurate knowledge of the highest standard.

Our Approach - Empowering

In reality, the concept of “one alignment for all” can turn up empty results. We believe everyone is unique in their body, mind, and capabilities. Therefore, we teach you how to understand your students individually and provide personalized alignments and adjustments.

Our Commitment - Integrity

We are committed to the success of our students & community. We provide lifelong support, not only during the course but also after you have completed the course. Your success is our triumph.

Our Professionalism - Standards

 At Arhanta, you can be assured of the highest professional standard in training, communication & support. We believe in win-win, so all our courses come with a rock-solid 30-day money-back guarantee.

What Will you get?

You will get access to exclusive course material that has been developed through 30 years of teaching experience. Our online Dissection-Based Anatomy for Yoga Teachers Course gives you unlimited access to:

On-Demand Videos

Printable Notes

Discussion Group


Lifetime Access

Unlimited Support

Yoga Anatomy Training Overview


In this module we will look at how there is not one thing that can be labelled as fascia and examine the areas where different fibrous accumulations become varied types of fascia and other connective tissue.

The science of the extracellular matrix and the fluid components of the human form and the relationships of this to deep fascial and other tissues are explained clearly.

We will look at the endocrine system and the way that signals are transmitted around the body and consider the importance of discriminating between cause and association. We consider what a stretch is and the impact that it really has on the body and whether we can cause fascia to be changed or released.

In this module we take a tour of the viscera and the different structures and examine how they are held in a physical space, influenced greatly by movement.

We will also understand the pain responses and the mechanisms of how sensory information gets translated, interpreted and returned to the body.


Endocrine System

What and Where is Fascia


Types of Connective Tissue



Stretch, Stiffness, Stability, Mobility

Superficial Fascia

Touch and Fascial Release

Cause and Association

Viscera Part One

Extra Cellular Matrix

Viscera Part Two Omentum

Deep Fascia

Viscera Part Three

Fascia in movement



In module two we consider in a little more detail, the technical aspects of how information travels seamlessly through the body and the role of action potentials. Understanding the mechanoreceptors and motor units and the type of sensation we are experiencing is key to ensuring we are able to respond appropriately to input and we will examine the various receptors that adapt to allow sensations to change moment by moment.

Module two starts to understand the important structures  such as the psoas, pelvis, the erector spinae muscles, hips and so forth, but looks at them in a way that creates continuity and a cohesive view of the tissues involved. We look at some of the smaller and more intricate tissues in the spine and around the body that rarely get seen or talked about and consider the functional relationships of what we are looking at.

The role of emotions is a powerful driver of physical movement and expression and we will start to understand how movement can be an important tool in emotional repair and expression.

Muscles need power to move them and module two addresses the fascinating aspect of the fuse boxes of the muscles that enable the translation of information into power and movement.


The Psoas

Action Potentials

The Pelvis and Pelvic Floor


The Hips (including obturator internus)

Motor Units

Temporomandibular Joint - TMJ

Erector Spinae Muscles

Sternocleido mastoid - SCM

Ankles and Feet

The Neck,  Face and Head

The Diaphragm

The Emotional Human


Lymph plays a vital role in health maintenance and in this section we will examine the deeper tissues involved in the movement and cleansing of lymph.

Ageing cells and neurons can break down and the subject of neuro-degeneration is raised, with an understanding of how conditions such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer’s come to pass.

We will understand the role of the diaphragm in visceral movement and look at the structures that assist it to carry out its vital role. This module dives deep into core stability and its muscle tissue to understand its make up, function and limitation.

We will dive deep into sacrum & SI joint. We will learn the anatomy and physiology of the lungs in great detail.

Cells and Cell Signalling

Glutes and Hamstrings

Neurons and Glia

Core Stability


Sacrum & SI Joint


Thoracolumbar Fascia

Lipid and Lymph Transport

The Thorax

Joined Up Muscle

The Heart


The Lungs

Trigger Points and Muscle Knots

Accessory Muscles of Respiration

Meet Your Instructor,

Julian Baker

(Manual therapist with 30+ years of experience)

Julian has been teaching manual therapy for over 30 years and was responsible for bringing the Bowen Technique, a soft tissue remedial therapy, to the UK. The author of two best selling books and countless articles, he has taught thousands of students all over the world. Since 2007 he has been bringing manual and movement therapists into dissection rooms where he guides them through the process of understanding the reality and conjoined nature of the human form.

He teaches and communicates with a passion for his subject and a love for bringing this to the world. His teaching style is gentle and humorous and he is renowned for ensuring that he doesn’t take himself too seriously.

He has taught his own unique brand of dissection in top universities around the world including the University of Oxford and St. Andrews School of Medicine. A founding board member of the British Fascia Symposium, he is also a member of the Institute of Anatomical Sciences and the Anatomical Society and an expert member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists.

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