Expanding Horizons with David Lurey

Learn how to integrate functional movement into your yoga practice or teaching





6-hour online course


Unlimited access


Eligible for 5 CEUs with Yoga Alliance


Learn what functional movement means

Learn basic anatomical principles for each major joint and explore safe movements and routines to integrate into your yoga practice and teaching.

Build useful strength and mobility

Understand howĀ to use functional movement in order to build strong bones, muscles and joints for daily activities, and cultivate anti-fragility.

Integrate yogic wisdom into non-yogic movement

Add a functional dimension to your yogic practice, without sacrificing the energetic value of postural yoga or the wisdom of yogic philosophy.

Course structure

This course has been designed to bridge the gap between postural yoga and functional movement. David takes you on a journey towards an integrated practice - moving beyond the rigidity of fixed shapes and alignment, while remainingĀ true toĀ the deep wisdom and philosophy of yoga.

Learn to integrate different movements that will add colour to your practice, broaden the horizons of your teaching, and supportĀ your body throughout life.


What you will learn:

  • Clear definitions of concepts such as Range of motion, Proprioception, Motor skills and Isolation vs Integration and CARS.

  • The benefits of movement concepts such as rolling around, weight bearing, changing direction, balance in motion, adding mobility to static postures.

  • Basic muscle, bone and joint anatomy.

  • Functional movements and routines for each major joint: hips and legs, shoulders and arms, and the spine.

  • To find freedom of mind in freedom of movement.

This course is for you if:

  • You are a yoga practitioner looking to safely integrate non-yogic movement routines into your practice, in order to increase its longevity or to build useful, functional strength.
  • You are a yoga teacher wishing to add functional movement practices into your yoga classes, without sacrificing the deep wisdom of yogic philosophy.

Course outline

In this section, you'll learn the basics of functional movement: the theory behind it, definitions of movement terminology, and why incorporating functional movement into your yoga practice is beneficial.  

In this section, you’ll be introduced to the concepts of Controlled Articular Rotations (or CARS), rolling of the joints and four foundational movements for useful strength and mobility.

After a short hip anatomy overview you will be guided through multiple series’ and routines focused around the muscles and joints of the hips and legs.

Following a short overview of shoulder anatomy, you will be guided through multiple series and routines focused around the muscles and joints of the shoulders and arms.

After a brief overview of spine anatomy, you will be guided through a sequence of progressive twists and some interesting, core-strengthening movements that are easy to incorporate into a yoga practice or class.

In this class David demonstrates a few animal movements, and teaches you how to incorporate them into your practice to build heat, increase cardiovascular work and cultivate connection with nature.

In this section of classes you will learn to build progressive sequences. Exploring various dimensions of a movement or pose, you’ll learn different ways to build your practice or class towards it.

In this class you’ll learn how to integrate a philosophical dimension into any movement class.

Yoga Alliance Accreditation

Expanding Horizons, with David Lurey is eligible for 5 Continuing Education Credits with Yoga Alliance.

Meet your teacher:

David Lurey

David Lurey, E-RYT 500, has studied different aspects of yoga and movement with teachers from all over the world. David often interweaves spiritual teaching themes into his teaching, along with intelligent sequencing, a heartfelt passion for music, and a dose of humour.