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Fall 2017 Teacher Training with Jules Mitchell: Biomechanics meet Energetics/Developing Teaching Skills in a Changing Yoga Landscape


November 9-12, 2017 $425 early bird price before October 15, $500 after

Thursday/Friday: 10-6pm and Saturday/Sunday: 10:30-6:30pm

Plan ahead, because this will fill up quickly. Full training signups only at this time please.

The way we teach modern postural yoga is rapidly evolving. Stay current with continuing education informed by sports science and biomechanics research in this all new 4-day course, offered to The Bhaktishop community first. Jules blends sharp intuition with scientifically supported concepts to foster deeper insight into the poses and why we teach them. Includes a 4-hour online self-study component to be completed prior to course. Hands-on topics include:

·       Pose specifications for individual bodies and how to apply in group settings

·       Optimal tensional integrity using tissue quality as a guide

·       Deviating from conventional yoga alignment instructions when appropriate

·       Directional breathing approaches for visible transformations

·       Biomechanical principles for specific adaptations

·       Fresh verbal cues and deliberate prop placement

·       Sequencing skillful group classes utilizing co-contractions and isometrics

In this unique asana intensive, you’ll develop proficiency in reading the story that each body tells, build confidence and develop your instinct for identifying who would benefit from which pose variation and why.

Eligible for 30 CEUs and 30 hours of anatomy/asana for those in the Advanced Study program.

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.