Hypermobility and Yoga
Best Practices for Strength and Safety
with Jules Mitchell and Catherine Cowey
As hypermobility is becoming widely recognized, conversations about its role in the safety of yoga and fitness are everywhere. But hypermobility presents differently among individuals and much is still not known. Jules and Catherine bring together the most current research and decades of experience to create this workshop that separates the facts from the misinformation and then translate this knowledge for you in a practical manner. Together they created this tutorial that analyzes the postures, utilizes props, and refines cues so you can help prevent exacerbating symptoms of hypermobility such as joint pain, instability, and weakness. Jules and Catherine deliver the material with a positive and upbeat approach that highlights yoga and how it can be enjoyed again.
- Review of hypermobility spectrum disorders from generalized joint laxity to Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
- Common symptomatology in hypermobile individuals
- Skills and techniques to maintain joint integrity and tissue health
- How to add these techniques into your yoga practice
- Analysis of over 20 yoga poses and the best ways to approach them with hypermobility
Course will be delivered via email on Friday, April 20, 2018. You download all files to your computer which you may save and watch anytime you’d like – no log-in or streaming necessary.
- Recorded lecture with slideshow
- PDF of slide deck
- Video segment – upper extremity
- Video segment – lower extremity
- Video segment – spine
- Bonus segment – putting it all together in complex poses
About Jules and Catherine:
Jules and Catherine found themselves at several workshops together and fast became friends over their common interests in all things stretching and fitness. With both a constant thirst for knowledge and a healthy skepticism, they often discuss the research while questioning industry practices. These conversations naturally led to the current collaboration on hypermobility and yoga. Jules and Catherine deliver a well researched and thorough online course suitable to for both teachers and students who want to learn more about hypermobility.