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

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, as well as with each other. 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 meeting in webinar-style format. Enrollment is limited to ensure a personalized experience. 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.

Attendance at each Book Club meeting is mandatory. This is not a downloadable online course, nor is it a “buy now and watch later” program. The Book Club is a platform for live discussion. One absence will be excused, but after missing a second meeting, you will be removed from the roster. Webinars will be recorded, however, access to the recordings will only be available for a short time after the end of the Book Club. Please only register if the dates and time work for your schedule.

Currently, various time slots are being offered. As Jules’ schedule changes, and in response to interested readers, days of the week and times should vary in the future. Jules’ goal is to make the Book Club membership available to as many people as possible. Please be patient as future Book Clubs become available.

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 meetings. Please mark your calendars to ensure you don’t miss a meeting, 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 meeting. Each Book Club meeting 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.