Flexibility: Principles, Practices, and Purpose

A unique and all-new course where you’ll explore a variety of stretching techniques and learn to determine which methods are best for certain outcomes. Jules has spent the last decade teaching yoga teachers about the science, biomechanics, and physiology of stretching and is excited to bring these elements into a practical and usable course.

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Course Description

Flexibility and yoga appear synonymous in the mainstream media and the reaction within the community is often to disregard or deny the entire notion. Join Jules Mitchell, author of Yoga Biomechanics: Stretching Redefined, for a 3-part workshop that explores both perspectives. While flexibility is certainly overrated, it is not as dangerous or detrimental as is often argued.

What Will I Learn?

The program includes a breakdown and exploration of the various flexibility exercises that you can immediately use in your classes. You’ll develop explicit definitions for each approach and be able to fit your own teaching style and other movement brands into clear categories. You can also expect to investigate how considerations beyond a formal flexibility explanation, such as breath, position, and joint mechanics influence how you move and far you reach.

Jules has spent the last decade teaching yoga teachers about the science, biomechanics, and physiology of stretching. One of her main messages is that range of motion is less important than most people think, but she will be setting that aside for this weekend only! Join Jules for this unique and all-new course where you’ll finally explore a variety of stretching techniques and learn to determine which methods are best for certain outcomes.

Course Format

6.5 hours live online split across three consecutive days / sessions. Each session will be a combination of lecture, experiential practice and Q&A.

Who is this Course For?

This course is open to all students, teachers and teachers in training who are interested in looking beyond the common script around flexibility in yoga.

Replay

The course will be recorded and replay access offered to all students for a limited time after the event.

Hours

Flexibility: Principles, Practices, and Purpose counts for 6.5 Continuing Education hours through Yoga Alliance

Certification

Upon completion of this workshop, you will receive a Yogacampus Certificate of Completion.

Meet the Teacher

Jules Mitchell MS, CMT, ERYT500 is a Las Vegas based yoga teacher, educator and massage therapist. Her unique approach incorporates her extensive study in biomechanics with the modern application of yoga asana to help teachers develop their craft and empower them with education. Jules’s methods intend to achieve ease in movement through deliberate loading, thus her teachings integrate numerous modalities, balancing the somatic aspects of yoga with the most current exercise science.

Jules authored a widely – acclaimed book, Yoga Biomechanics: Redefining Stretching, which is expected to become available in 2018 through Handspring Publishing. She is also adjunct faculty at Arizona State University where she serves as the yoga consultant on various research studies.

She leads workshops and continuing education courses worldwide, providing yoga schools with the most current research in bio-mechanics.

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