Yoga Biomechanics & the Science of Stretching

with Jules Mitchell — November 17-19, 2017

Jules Mitchell - biomechanics

Asana meets biomechanics in this 3 day intensive led by Jules Mitchell MS ERYT500.

Yoga Biomechanics & The Science of Stretching

Asana meets biomechanics in this 3 day intensive led by Jules Mitchell MS ERYT500. This course approaches asana through an orthopedic lens, exploring how musculoskeletal tissues respond and adapt to loads in asana. Learn introductory and continuing concepts in biomechanics, discuss the physiology and behavior of biological tissues, and examine potential neurological and chemical adaptations to movement practices. Develop a sense of how postures can be used as assessments, revealing how limitations in one plane of movement are overly expressed in another. Use this knowledge to analyze common cues, popular buzzwords,
and pervasive alignment instructions to improve accuracy and clarify ambiguous instructions. Additionally, learn to identify specific outcomes and adjust certain variables (directive manual adjustments, deliberate placement of props, and varying length of time in the poses) to best satisfy those goals. Jules delivers complex scientific concepts in an easy to understand and applicable way that will immediately impact the way you teach and practice yoga. Topics include:

Date: November 17th to 19th, 2017
Time: 10:00am to 6:00pm each day
Cost: $495 +HST before October 20th
$575 +HST after October 20th


About Jules:

Jules Mitchell MS, CMT, RYT is a Los Angeles based yoga educator. She combines the tradition of yoga with her background in biomechanics to help people move better and achieve individually defined physical success. Her approach to asana is multi-modal and skill based, balancing the somatic (moving from within) aspects of yoga with exercise science. Jules writes on yoga biomechanics and references the exercise science literature on topics (such as stretching) where the yoga research is lacking. Her upcoming book, Yoga Biomechanics: Redefining Stretching, is scheduled for completion in 2017. She is a regular contributor to yoga teacher training programs worldwide, providing yoga schools with the most current research in biomechanics, even when it invokes a discerning analysis of tradition. 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. As adjunct faculty at Arizona State University, she serves as the yoga consultant on research studies to quantify the effects of yoga therapy on special populations.