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Jules Mitchell @ The Remedy May 19-21

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Breathing Mechanics, Somatic Principles, and Restorative Yoga

Immerse yourself in sensory aspects of yoga asana in this 3 day course led by Jules Mitchell, MS. Learn the mechanics of breathing, identify disordered breathing patterns and profoundly impact asana alignment through specific breathing techniques. Explore the motor and sensory structures of the brain and the adaptive potential of the nervous system. Discuss theories in motor control and the role of movement variability on and off the mat. Biomechanical concepts
related to flexibility are contrasted with neuromechanical strategies for improving movement in yoga as well as other mind-body practices. Conclude with an in-depth, practical approach to
restorative yoga that incorporates complements both biomechanics and neural responses.

Topics include:
• Anatomy of the brain
• Anatomy of breathing
• Proprioception and interoception
• Imagery and performance
• Motor control and motor learning
• Somatics (moving from within)
• Flexibility gains without stretching
• The importance of prop placement
Course objectives:
• Discover why ancient yogic breathing practices can further exacerbate deficient breathing mechanics
• Incorporate practices in somatic education and breathing to balance the scientifically vigorous course curriculum, unifying the ha and tha of yoga • Explore the neurological aspects of an asana practice highlighting the effects of novel activities and the importance of developing a rich movement repertoire

3 Days – May 19th-21st
Early Bird Registration $395
*(May 19th registration link reserves all three days)


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.

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