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Program Overview

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

Leslie Kaminoff, co-author of the #1 best-selling yoga book “Yoga Anatomy,” is a world-renowned Yoga Educator with over 35 years of experience in bringing the study of anatomy to life.

Kaminoff's Principles 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
We offer full support, personalized homework interactions, and access to a like-minded community as you work your way through the material

This course is offered entirely online, but if you decide to print out all the documents and save hard copies of the videos, this is what your resource collection will look like:


We will send you links to download binder 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. (You will receive all materials in digital, not hard copy.)

Frequently asked questions…

"Is there a timeline for the course?"
There is no fixed 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 time frame that Leslie uses to teach the live class, here’s what it would look like:

  • One 2-hour video class per week
  • plus optional homework, consisting mostly of review questions and additional activities to help enhance the learning experience. Most of our graduates say the homework took them 30-60 minutes per week.
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.)

"Sometimes things get "lost in translation"€ on the internet. How do you guys handle that?"
We agree! That's why we have made the interface as personal as possible, and we have just added a new feature for this round of the course. Leslie is now offering Video Q&A so he can give his online students the same level of demonstration-based feedback that you'd receive if you were in the room.

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 Principles Course is right for you?

Students of Leslie Kaminoff’s training have unanimously found this course worth the investment – for over 30 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.

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