YOGA MEETS SCIENCE

series of workshops for teachers and students with JULES MITCHELL (US)

Friday 3rd of May to Sunday 5th of May 2019

Price:

  • whole workshops series - early bird price : 10 500 Kč (410 EUR) (registration and deposit payment before 31.1. 2019)                                                                          after 31.1.2019 price is 12 500 Kc (488 EUR)

  • single workshop - 2400 Kč (95 EUR)

Friday 3rd of May: 

Foot Fundamentals and Ankle Articulations

10:00 - 13:00

Stand up to your standing poses with the knowledge they deserve, knowledge based in biomechanics and traditional yoga.  In this 3-hour workshop with Jules Mitchell, we will explore standing postures from the ground up, increasing awareness of foot and ankle mobility and learning how gait patterns might be expressed in popular poses like Warrior 1, Triangle, and Tree. Get excited and challenged with Jules’ fun, functional, skill-based approach to teaching and learning. Expect to leave this workshop standing tall and proud about your standing postures.  Please bring a journal.  Notes and questions are encouraged.

Hip Dynamics

14:30 - 17:30

Dynamics [dahy-nam-iks] noun

  1. The branch of mechanics that deals with the motion and equilibrium of systems under the action of forces, usually from outside the system

  2. The motivating or driving forces, physical or moral, in any field

  3. The pattern or history of growth, change, and development in any field

While the hip joint has the capacity to be a highly mobile joint, it also has the capacity to be quite strong. And contrary to conventional thought, flexibility and strength can be achieved together. Discuss why weakness may sometimes manifest as tightness, resist the urge to stretch yourself into common yoga postures, and discover the potential for utilizing isometrics in asana. Additionally, incorporate principles of co-contraction to help identify individual alignment variations. You’ll leave feeling strong and capable. Please bring a journal.

Saturday 4th of May:  

This is Spinal Map

10:00 - 13:00

Navigate the architecture of the spine in this brief lecture followed by movement and practice.  Explore how the spinal curves evolved in response to gravity and how our limbs can leverage forces on the spine. Enhance your spinal mobility through phases of rest and repetition while gently and effectively building up to more challenging yoga poses. The workshop includes approaches to spinal articulations that consider current research on spinal biomechanics while addressing common misconceptions about back pain and spinal health. Please bring a journal.

Shoulder Potential

14:30 - 17:30

The highly mobile shoulder complex can bear the weight of the body in yoga asana but does not always perform to its full potential. Instead, we often see limited range of motion, repetitive use injuries, and pain. In this 3-hour workshop, we’ll simplify all the complex anatomy you may have studied in the past and equip you with approaches to get stronger, move better, and feel better. You will learn upper extremity biomechanics, learn to assess quality of movement, and incorporate practices to improve shoulder function, promote change and develop mobility/stability. Apply these insights to a variety of asana including the everyday downdog. You may experience a departure from conventional cueing. Therefore, curious minds are encouraged. All shoulders are welcome – healthy or injured, strong or weak, hypermobile or not mobile enough. Please bring a journal.

Sunday 5th of May:  

Core Encore

10:00 - 13:00

Explore the core in this fun and educational workshop that develops awareness and control through to the center. Redefine the core to include structures beyond only muscles to explore the positional and functional relationships of your ribs, spine and pelvis while you move, break movement habits, and develop a keen insight into how to continue to evolve your yoga practice. Through Jules’ unique cueing, you learn stability without rigidity to support and improve breathing mechanics. This workshop begins with a one hour lecture on biomechanics, anatomy, and current research on core stability/mobility – then follows with a 2-hour asana class to apply and experience those concepts.

Breathing Spaces & Asana

14:30 - 17:30

The average person takes over 23,000 breaths per day. Its no wonder breathing habits affect how you move, how you posture, and how you yoga. Explore different breathing practices and how attention to space and direction can profoundly impact the work you do on your mat. The practices are designed facilitate sensing and feeling, while challenging you to identify and progress beyond you predictable asana strategies. Don’t let the title fool you into thinking this will be nap time. Suitable for all levels, breathing is the only pre-requisite. Please bring a journal.

About Jules Mitchell: 

Jules Mitchell MS, CMT, ERYT500 is a San Francisco-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 is currently writing her 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 biomechanics. 

More info: www.julesmitchell.com.

  • After you´ll complete registration, you´ll receive an information email with deposit info. You´re kindly asked to complete the deposit transfer within 9 days after your registration, so we can reserve you free spot. 

  • The rest of the payment have to be transfer after 2 mo (or before the 31.1. 2019 if you want to have early bird price for whole workshop series)

  • Sorry the payments are non - refundable. Thank you for understanding. 

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