Yoga Biomechanics and the Science of Stretching with Jules Mitchell
Thu, Mar. 14, 9 am–Sun, Mar. 17, 2019 5 pm@ Buffalo Foundry
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 3.5-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
Thursday 5 - 8
Friday 9 - 5
Saturday 12 - 6
Sunday 12 - 5
Early Bird - $400 (until December 31, 2018)
Regular - $475
Deposit of $100 required to reserve your space. Full payment due by January 31st.
Jules Mitchell MS, CMT, RYT is a San Francisco based yoga teacher, educator and massage therapist. She blends the tradition of yoga with her extensive study in biomechanics to help teachers develop their craft and empower them with education. She regularly contributes to yoga teacher training programs and leads workshops worldwide, 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, even when it invokes a discerning analysis of tradition. Her upcoming book, Yoga Biomechanics: Stretching Redefined, is expected to become available in 2018 through Handspring Publishing.