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Skills for life

Here, we'll grasp a clear understanding of the 8 skills (limbs) of yoga and their relevance to the practice. 

Body Awareness: Learning bone names deepens your body awareness. Recognising the structure and placement of bones within your body helps you develop a more accurate perception of your physical self. This heightened awareness enhances your alignment and movement in yoga postures. Alignment and Safety: Knowing bone names aids in achieving desired alignment. When you understand the bones involved in a pose, you can align your body in a way that promotes stability and minimises strain on joints and muscles. This reduces the risk of injuries and discomfort. Personalised Practice: Familiarity with bone names allows you to adapt your practice to your individual anatomy. You can make informed choices about how to modify poses based on your bone structure, accommodating any variations in your skeletal system. Informed Modifications: Knowing bone names helps you understand skeletal variations and make necessary modifications. This ensures that you're practicing safely and effectively, even if your skeletal structure differs from the norm. Teaching and Communication: Clear communication about alignment, adjustments, and the anatomical basis of poses is crucial in creating a safe and enriching experience for students. Body Literacy: Just as literacy empowers you to understand written language, bone literacy empowers you to comprehend the language of your body. This understanding enables you to interpret sensations, discomfort, and movement patterns, leading to more mindful and intuitive practice.


Study Joint Segments


Asana's effects on Bones


Once you've completed the above, test your comprehension of the theoretical concepts below. This testing phase will help solidify your understanding and application of the knowledge you've acquired.

labelled skeleton

Label me

I have 206 bones 13 will do! spooky

Bone Anatomy

"In the darkness, it hides unseen, beneath our flesh, a structure keen.."

Joints :


Self Test

  • What shall I bring to class?
    Just yourself and anything that supports your practice. We have mats and props available for use. You are always welcome to bring your own. We do not sell bottled water, but your'e welcome to fill up your own at the studio.
  • What shall I wear?
    Wear simple breathable clothing that does not limit your range of motion. For Strength, Sculpt & Stretch classes; an outfit you'd wear on a jog would work well. For Soothe classes, where there is less/no dynamic movement, wear a few more layers. Barefoot is best, socks for Soothe classes. Shoes will be left at the door.
  • How many people will be in class? Will I get personal attention?
    Our studio holds up to 15 students. Our teachers typically offer hands-on assistance during class. We always ask permission prior. Please don't hesitate to ask, if you have any questions or concerns regarding hands-on.
  • What type of class should I attend?
    There is a class for everyone at Stretchy's. Please see our class styles, above, for descriptions. If you are new to yoga asana, we recommend starting with a Stretch or Soothe class, or a morning session.
  • I have an injury, can I still practice?
    That depends. What did your Dr/physical therapist/provider say? Many students find yoga to be a helpful resource when working through an injury but it depends on the specifics and severity. Please consult with your Dr/therapist and inform your teacher what is going on so that we can work through any necessary modifications for class. We are here to help, but are not qualified to diagnose. Your physician or intuition are the first lines of defence when working with an injury.
  • Can I book a private or small group session?
    Of course! Working one-on-one is a great way to delve into the unique needs of your practice with a teacher. Please reach out to schedule in. Rates vary depending on instructor, group size and frequency. For more details on rates see Private Sessions on our Staff Page.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    We have a 24 hour cancellation policy on all classes so please be aware of this when booking that your'e not sure your'e going to make. You can cancel or rearrange an up coming class via your Stretchy account page.
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