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CE Workshop | Demystifying the Psoas Major

April 30, 2021, 12pm ET

About This Workshop

In the “forest” of the body, the psoas major is a very influential “tree” because it crosses so many joints and significantly impacts the lumbo-sacral-hip complex. For reasons discussed in this workshop, the psoas major can become dysfunctional and contribute to low back and hip problems. Come explore, demystify, and get to know the psoas major in this workshop, which covers anatomy and functions of the psoas major, why it likes to cause trouble, and what we can do about it with wise use of our yoga practice. The event includes both lecture and practice.

Supporting Documents

Demystifying the Psoas Major (PDF)
Closed Captions (PDF)


About the Presenter

Libby Hinsley (E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, PT) is a licensed Physical Therapist and a Certified Yoga Therapist who has been teaching yoga for 17 years, practicing Physical Therapy for 10 years, and training yoga teachers for 10 years. She draws most of her yoga inspiration from the tradition of Desikachar. A long history of yoga injuries and a growing fascination with the human body as a new yoga instructor ultimately led her to pursue a degree in Physical Therapy. She loves combining her love of anatomy and biomechanics with an exploration of the inner experience of yoga. She specializes in hypermobility spectrum disorders, chronic pain, and yoga-related injuries. Libby’s current offerings include teacher trainings and workshops on a variety of topics, as well as Anatomy Bites—her monthly membership program for dedicated yoga teachers who want a fun, guided, and deeply relevant way to learn anatomy.


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