Online Book Club

A 6 session online program for in-depth discussions with 6 CEU’s.

Wednesdays November 10 – December 15, 2021
11:00am – 12:00pm Pacific Time

$195 USD ($225 starting Oct. 23rd)

Course Objectives

The Book Club is for readers who wish to gain real-time access to the author and gain a chapter-by-chapter synopsis of major themes.

This 6-part webinar will teach you how to:

  • Use the book as a text in your teacher training program

  • Explain biomechanics in simple, useful terms

  • Make sense of confusing cueing

  • Consider research as a valuable source of information

Jules Mitchell, MS, LMT, ERYT 500 is a regular contributor to yoga teacher training programs worldwide, providing yoga schools with the most current research in biomechanics.

Course Description

The online Book Club is a 6-week program designed to connect readers of Yoga Biomechanics: Stretching Redefined with the author, ask specific questions, and get a chapter-by-chapter synopsis of major themes. Members of the Book Club will be invited to read one chapter each week, submit questions up to 24 hours prior to the online meeting, and attend a real-time online lecture in webinar-style format. A copy of the book is not included in the Book Club price and members should attain their own copy prior to the start of the Book Club. Purchase information can be found here.

While attendance is encouraged, the webinars will be recorded. Access to the recordings will be available for 30 days after the end of the final Book Club webinar. Please only register if you will have time to view the recordings. No extensions will be given.

As this will be the 10th Book Club Jules as offered, she has decided to redesign the offer in the future. This will be your last opportunity to take advantage of this format!  

Course Topics

  • Biomechanics Basics
  • Force, Applied/Modified Loads, and Stress
  • Progressive Overload and Specificity
  • Conventional Stretching
  • Stretching and Performance
  • Eccentrics
  • Mechanical Properties of Connective Tissue
  • Tissue Behavior, Structure, and Composition
  • Tissue Adaptation, Capacity, and Tension
  • Exploration into Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Alignment and Posture

Course Logistics

  • Session 1 |  Chapter 1: Biomechanics
  • Session 2 |  Chapter 2: Stretching
  • Session 3 |  Chapter 3: Mechanical Behavior
  • Session 4 |  Chapter 4: Structure and Composition
  • Session 5 |  Chapter 5: Tissue Adaptation
  • Session 6 |  Chapter 6: Emerging Perspectives

Upon successful Book Club registration you will be automatically emailed a confirmation including links to the online webinars. Please mark your calendars to ensure you don’t miss a webinar, as only one absence will be allowed. Automated reminders will also be sent. Two weeks prior to the first scheduled meeting, you will be emailed a link to an online form where you will submit your questions. Questions for each chapter should be entered up to 24 hours prior to that week’s webinar. Each Book Club webinar will focus on one chapter per week until the book is complete, but you might choose to read ahead or reread on your own schedule. A copy of Yoga Biomechanics: Stretching Redefined is not included in the Club Price. Purchase information can be found here.

The Perfect Learning Path For You

My goal is to expand teachers' minds through a deep process of reflection so that they know exactly who they are and what they believe with clarity, confidence, and purpose.

You can start your education path with me anytime that fits into your schedule and on any topic that you’re drawn to.

Learning to Learn

The biomechanics content I provide is about more than just learning facts and getting things right. I teach you how to think about this knowledge, how to apply it in certain settings, and how to question when specific strategies might be successful or not. When I teach that “it depends” I insist on supporting you in discovering what it might depend on.

Learning in Layers

You learn in layers, which means wherever you start is the perfect place to start. You learn a new concept and then contextualize that information into a real-life setting, recognizing that biology is multidimensional and non-linear. You aren't just memorizing data and you aren't just jumping to large, sweeping conclusions. You are learning to make complex decisions based on appropriate considerations, which means there is no beginning or end. Just dive in and let the layering begin!

Learning Overlap

While all of my courses are unique, there is overlap in many major themes. This overlap reinforces major concepts within individual courses that fit into a the much larger narrative that I build within my program offerings as a whole.

Learning Just for You

My live courses reflect my fluid teaching style. While I always have an agenda and a general course outline, I’m also extremely encouraging of asking questions and chasing the pursuit of knowledge together. My goal is to help you refine your questions so you are clearer about what you know and what you don’t know. This means no two live courses are the same, even when the course has the same name!

The content is always driven by the topics that matter to the group and we use the major concepts outlined in the course syllabus to tease out powerful educational opportunities. You’ll see people repeating the same courses over and over because they are hungry for these interactions and discussions.

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