Program Overview

AVI is pleased to offer our students and alumni an opportunity to take the On-Line Course with Leslie Kaminoff for a special discount.

Leslie Kaminoff is a world-renowned Yoga Educator, author of the #1 best-selling yoga book “Yoga Anatomy,” with over 31 years of experience in bringing the study of anatomy to life.

Kaminoff's Yoga Anatomy Course has helped teachers and practitioners from yoga, dance, pilates, and somatic therapy backgrounds improve their teaching, enhance their personal practices, and provide better experiences for their students and clients. Previously available only to students live at his studio, The Breathing Project in New York City, you can now enroll in the course online.

As a graduate of this course, you will enhance your teaching, protect your students, and deepen your personal practice with a comprehensive understanding of how the human body actually works.

Leslie Kaminoff’s teaching is inspired by his studies with T.K.V. Desikachar, T. Krishnamacharya’s son.

How you’ll learn in this course…

The three twelve-week trimesters cover the essentials of Yoga Anatomy from the perspective of the breath, the spine, and the limbs. The core concepts of yoga: Prana/Apana, Sthira/Sukha, Brmhana/Langhana serve as a lens through which the vast subject of anatomy becomes focused, fascinating and immensely practical.

Because the course focuses on grasping fundamental concepts, rather than memorizing endless details, students can easily embody the material and put it to practical use immediately. In addition, there is a high level of student interactivity through questions, demonstrations and homework assignments.

Build an Encyclopedic Knowledge of Yoga Anatomy in Three Trimesters will send you covers, inserts, and the foundation of your library. You’ll fill it out with class notes, observations, downloadable class transcripts, and reminders of your own journey.

Frequently asked questions…

Is there a timeline for the course?
There is no actual timeline or deadline for the course. You can sign up whenever you want, watch the classes as it works for your schedule, ask Leslie questions and get answers on your own time, and finish the homework whenever it fits in your schedule. We wanted this course to be as flexible as possible because we have so many students enrolled from all over the world, and there’s really not a one-size-fits-all structure.

How much homework is there? What kind of weekly time commitment am I looking at?
As discussed above, you can go through the course at your own pace. If you’d like to finish the course in the 9-month timeframe that Leslie uses to teach the live class, here’s what it would look like: One 2-hour video class per week, plus no more than 30 minutes of homework per week, consisting mostly of review questions and additional activities to help enhance the learning experience. The classes are structured in three 12-week trimesters for a total of 36 weeks, and there is a short break between each trimester (like a holiday break and spring break.)

Do I ever get to ask Leslie questions in real-time?
Absolutely! Leslie is holding live chat sessions at 7pm NYC time on Tuesday evenings.

How to Register

If you are a student in an AVI Professional Training Program or preparing for the Viniyoga Therapist Training, or an alumni of any of the AVI Professional Training Programs, you are eligible to take this course for a special discounted price. Contact for the Special AVI Discounted fee and the registration link.

Still not sure if Leslie Kaminoff’s Yoga Anatomy Course is right for you?

Students of Leslie Kaminoff’s training have unanimously found this course worth the investment – for 25 years. As an online student, you’re receiving the same level of knowledge, interaction, and expertise – with the added benefit of learning on your own schedule, as well as the ability to revisit the course as much as you want, at any time, without limitation.

What graduates are saying about this course...

Leslie Kaminoff is an energetic and highly knowledgeable teacher. His enthusiasm for anatomy is infectious, I found his classes to be thoroughly engrossing, and he did a great job relating anatomy to yoga.

Stephanie Harding,
AVI Viniyoga Teacher Training Graduate

Quite simply put, Leslie’s a true yogi-genius, and a pioneer in his field. He gets right down to the core concepts you absolutely must know to be a truly effective teacher or student of mind/body movement. Leslie couples his immense knowledge with a refreshing ability to translate complex information into real-world terms and give us instantly applicable tools that make the world of anatomy, yoga and breath something we can deeply experience and understand.

I count him as one of my most formative teachers, and each time I leave his classroom, my worldview (and body!) has been shifted in the most powerful ways. Run, don’t walk, to his next session!

Sadie Nardini,
founder of Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga

I have only great things to say. I’ve taken a lot of online courses for college and I have to say that Leslie’s surpasses them in all areas. The handouts, the video, the audio and the transcription ensures that all the online students have multiple venues for getting the coursework based on their personal preference. It’s amazing.

Jennie Wilson,
Yoga Teacher, NY

Wow, so glad that I signed up for this course – I’m very excited about learning more – the aha moments are coming fast! The concepts Leslie talks about are really hitting home for me, thank you.

Mary McGovern,
Yoga Teacher, France

If you’re a yoga teacher, and even if you’re not, L.K.’s class will fundamentally change the way you teach and/or practice yoga. It did for me. Leslie is wonderful at demystifying complex subjects and making them readily accessible– both on an intellectual academic level and on a tangible experiential level. What’s more, he’s refreshingly non-pretentious and always willing to go the extra mile to make sure everyone’s on the same page.

Suzanne Ausnit,
Yoga Teacher, NJ

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