Teacher: Jules Mitchell If you're a teacher or student of yoga who wants to deepen your knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics, this course offers you insight into how load-bearing (think working against resistance) can enhance your and/or your students' yoga practices. By deepening your understanding of your own body and how it needs to move, you can practice more thoughtfully and efficiently, and, if you're a teacher, be of greater service to your students.
Demystifying some of the commonly held perspectives about what is or is not beneficial in yoga, author of Yoga Biomechanics: Stretching Redefined and yoga teacher trainer Jules Mitchell shares drills and yoga practices that provide variability (different angles of movement) and resistance, so you can experience the benefits of stretching and strengthening in new ways.
There are three short introductory talks where Jules explains key anatomical and biomechanical concepts and defines terms she uses throughout the four weeks of the program. Each week focuses on a particular area of the body: shoulders, hips, knees and ankles, and the spine. At the start of every week you'll receive an anatomy and biomechanics lesson where you'll learn about the function and movement of the joint(s), along with some of the misconceptions we have about them, resistance drills to practice, and an asana class where you'll integrate what you've learned.
Throughout the program, Jules offers valuable insights about movement, anatomical language, and about how our own perceptions affect how we move and teach. The emphasis of the program is on personal exploration-to do what feels good and right in your body.