Yoga Biomechanics and the Science of Stretching, 11/8-11/10

Yoga Biomechanics and the Science of Stretching, 11/8-11/10


Friday, November 8th, 9:00am-5:00pm

Saturday, November 9th, 9:00am-5:00pm

Sunday, November 10th, 9:00am-5:00pm

Entire Weekend: 20 Contact Hours

Price: $395 before October 8th, 2019 ($475 after)

taught by Jules Mitchell

This workshop is for students and teachers who are seeking to deepen their knowledge and practice. This workshop can be used as continuing education, and also counts towards Yoga Baum’s 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training.

If you are a body-nerd, science-buff or simply curious about how to create positive tissue change through your asana practice, this course is for you! Join Jules Mitchell, MS, CMT, ERYT500 for a 3-day intensive that weaves together asana with the basics of biomechanics to take your knowledge and teaching confidence to the next level. The latest in movement research and foundational scientific concepts are discussed in an easy-to-understand, practical way that builds body awareness and will immediately impact the way you teach and practice yoga. A sample of discussion and interactive topics include:

  • Differentiate between anatomy and biomechanics

  • Improve range of motion without stretching

  • Challenge the conventional script for even the most basic poses

  • Explore how tendons and similar connective tissues respond and adapt to loads

  • Create more clarity and accuracy in alignment cues

  • Consider how specific cueing and intentional loading can promote positive tissue change

  • Examine the fascinating role of neuroscience in pain and mobility

  • Explore how to individualize and enhance poses with creative prop placement

  • Play with unique and effective tools such as isometric and resistance stretching

Jules Mitchell MS, CMT, ERYT500 is a San Francisco based yoga teacher, educator, and massage therapist. Her unique approach blends the tradition of yoga with her extensive study in biomechanics to help teachers develop their craft and empower them with education. Jules’s methods intend to achieve ease in movement through deliberate effort, thus her teachings integrate numerous modalities, balancing the somatic aspects of yoga with the most current exercise science. Bringing the most useful and applicable pieces of that science into the yoga community is her passion. She regularly contributes to teacher training programs and leads workshops and courses worldwide. Her book, Yoga Biomechanics: Stretching Redefined, is due to release in 2018. As adjunct faculty at ASU, she serves as a yoga consultant on various research studies measuring the effects of yoga therapy on special populations. Her most influential teachers include Leeann Carey (Yapana Yoga), Gil Hedley (Integral Anatomy), John Casey (yoga philosophy and Sanskrit), and the many dedicated scientists who collect, analyze and publish data so we may continue to ask more questions, even when it invokes a discerning analysis of tradition.

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