Jules Mitchell, MS, yoga educator, combines the tradition of yoga with her education in biomechanics to help people move better, age well, and feel supple. Her approach to asana is multi-modal and skill based, balancing the somatic (moving from within) aspects of yoga with exercise science. Active postures encourage strength at end range of motion while promoting joint health and tissue resilience. More gentle postures are rooted in restorative yoga, somatic education, and Tai Chi. Jules’ education programs provide scientific support (or lack of) for the ancient teachings of yoga asana, pranayama, and meditation. She believes all populations can benefit from the therapeutic effects of yoga.
Jules is currently writing her book Yoga Biomechanics: Redefining Stretching, which is expected to become available in 2017. In the meantime, she educates the public about science, yoga, and stretching through her blog. Jules is a popular contributor to yoga teacher training programs nationwide, providing yoga schools with the most current research in her field. You can find her leading workshops at your favorite local studio or check out her classes online.