Musculoskeletal Assessment 1 + 2 Yoga Teacher Training with Tra Kirkpatrick, ERYT500

Deepen your understanding and knowledge of the function and location of the muscles and joints of the body.

*300 Hour Therapeutics Track Required Training

Participants of this program can expect to:

  • Gain knowledge about how to work with asana optimally, as well as modifications and ways to work with injury
  • Understand how to “read” students’ bodies in asana and look for structural imbalances contributing to pain and dysfunction
  • Gain basic insight on the relationship between chronic pain and the nervous system, including pranayama and meditation techniques to work with chronic pain conditions

In this workshop you will learn a functional, integrated approach to evaluation through looking at movement and asana as well as specific muscle testing techniques. You will learn techniques to help you “read” your student’s body through their asana practice. This course will give you a more functional understanding of what is going on in the body and how certain imbalances may lead to pain and dysfunction. The development of a personalized plan of care and personalized asana practice for your student based on this evaluation will be taught. After this course, you will be able to help students with musculoskeletal dysfunctions (for example: back pain, neck pain, arthritis, tendonitis) by finding their imbalances and helping them to find a yoga practice to restore balance as well as modify asanas as needed.

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About Tra Kirkpatrick, ERYT500

Tra-Kirkpatrick_Headshot-150x150Tra Kirkpatrick, E-RYT500 is a certified Pranakriya Yoga Therapist, Thai Bodyworker and teacher who has a private practice and teaches in Atlanta, GA. Led to the yoga mat nearly two decades ago after a spontaneous visit to a studio’s open house, she has spent the past 8 years sharing the practices of Kripalu and Pranakriya Yoga. Tra’s 200-hour training is through Kripalu under the teachings of Yoganand Michael Carroll and 500-hour through Pranakriya with a focus on the therapeutic aspects of the practice. As a therapist, body/energy worker, and teacher, Tra’s approach to healing combines the love and compassions inherent within Thai philosophy with the tools and techniques of Pranakriya yoga to restore balance, increase vitality, and improve mental and emotional well-being. Tra is the Yoga Therapy Internship Director and Co-Director of the 500-hour Holding Space module in the Pranakriya Yoga School of Healing Arts, as well as one of the teachers for Functional Anatomy & Therapeutic Yoga. She has also been assisting the Pranakriya 200-hour yoga teacher training for the past several years.

Date & Time

Thursday, April 14
8:30am – 6:00pm

Friday, April 15
8:30am – 6:00pm

Saturday, April 16
8:30am – 6:00pm

Sunday, April 17
8:30am – 3:00pm


$650.00 after March 31
$600.00 before March 31

MycAA Approved

If you are a military spouse, you may qualify for the MyCAA program. The MyCAA program is a career development and employment assistance program offered by the military for military personnel and their spouses. MyCAA provides a maximum educational benefit of $4,000.

MyCAA approved.

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  • 30 of CEU Hours toward 300 YA or CEUs
  • $15 Additional CEU certificate due at time of registration
  • Participation in full workshop required to receive 500YA credit.
  • This certification counts as one required module/counts as elective hours towards 300Hr registry in the Wilmington Yoga Center program

Cancellation Policy

10 days prior to the workshop cancellation is permitted for account credit only minus a $25 administrative fee. 10 days and closer to the start date of the workshop the total tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.