Nicole Katz SYT, IAYT & Esther Palmer

Nicole Katz SYT, IAYT & Esther Palmer instructs the following:
  • PYI Presents | Yoga 216’s Functional Anatomy for Yoga Teachers
  • Do you feel like your teacher training left you wanting/needing more anatomy knowledge? Do you crave to know more about how the body works in the poses you are teaching? Do you want to help your students modify for injury but don’t know where to start? If YES, then Yoga 216’s Functional Anatomy Program is just what you’ve been looking for!
    FAYT will take you through musculoskeletal anatomy joint by joint to unpack the structures, actions, range of motion and common injuries. We’ll address how to apply this knowledge directly to asana making your practice and teaching of yoga more precise, more effective and just plain safer!

    How does the program work?

    We begin by learning how basic movements in the body are created. Then we apply that knowledge by analyzing asana through a kinesiological lens. From there we begin to assess why asana challenge different bodies in the same, and in different ways. We’ll also give you tools to modify any asana for various situations, including of course several common musculoskeletal injuries. The course wraps up with sequencing tools that will help you to design not only powerful group classes, but also smart progressions for your private clients.

    This course is a premier course, ensuring a ratio of six students per teacher or less. Spots are limited.


    April 13th - May 23rd

    Every Thursday | 6pm - 9:30pm

    Two Weekend Intensives

    April 15th and 16th + May 6th and 7th

    Saturday, April 15th & May 6th | 1pm - 7pm 

    Sunday, April 16th & May 7th | 9am - 7pm


    Pure Member | $1350

    Non Member | $1600

    Pure Yoga TT Grad | $1200

    **100 Hour Course counts towards a 500-hour Yoga Teacher Certification at Pure Yoga, Pending approval

    **Required Course for 800 hour Yoga Therapy Certification at Prema Yoga Institute.

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    Nicole Katz, SYT, IAYT, E-RYT 500
    Nicole first began her yoga practice 20 years ago in Iyengar’s tradition. After moving to NYC and being introduced to vinyasa, she was drawn to get her first YA certification in 2008 as a means to help her acting students safely bring their bodies back into alignment. When introduced to Structural Yoga Therapy and Mukunda Stiles, she knew she was home. She was drawn to SYT specifically for its individualized diagnostic properties and use of common medical terminology. SYT uses these as a bridge into the yogic world allowing practitioners to enter into the practice at their own pace in a safe and customized way. In 2012, Nicole opened Yoga 216 to bring together the benefits of SYT, private yoga instruction, and the fun of group classes.

    Esther Palmer, E-RYT 500
    An ISHTA Certified Teacher, Esther has also completed formal training in Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra, Prenatal Yoga, ISHTA Marma Therapy, ISHTA Yin Yoga, Thai Yoga Bodywork, and anatomy with Irene Dowd and Kristin Leal. She infuses her classes with principles from the Alexander Technique, and strives to cultivate kinesthetic awareness in her students. Esther loves teaching anatomy as one means to understanding how and why we can move ourselves into balance.