Exclusive Author Insights Into Yoga Biomechanics

Jules Mitchell’s Online Book Club is a 6-week program designed to connect readers of Yoga Biomechanics: Stretching Redefined with the author and allow readers to ask specific questions and get a chapter-by-chapter synopsis of major themes. Each week you will:

   Read the chapter for that week’s session
   Submit questions within 24 hours of that week’s webinar
   Join the webinar and use the chat or Q&A function to interact

If you want a deeper understanding of biomechanics, want to use the book as a text in your Yoga Teacher Training Program, or just want to ask me questions live, the Book Club is for you!

6 weeks: April 24-May 29, 2024
Wednesdays, 12-1pm Pacific time
(5am AET, 8pm GMT, 9pm CET)

$195 USD until April 1 
$225 USD

About the Book Club

Get unique and meaningful insights from the woman who literally wrote the book on yoga biomechanics:

I’ve been teaching yoga with Yoga Biomechanics: Stretching Redefined as my official textbook for years now. Even before it was published, the narrative was central to my teacher trainings and continuing education programs.

I am deeply connected to the readers and their struggles with making sense of evidence that is contradictory to what they may have learned in the past. I am sensitive to the cognitive dissonance that may arise and skillfully deliver the message in a supportive and educational manner.

The Book Club conversations leave you confident, satisfied, and full of new knowledge. You’ll enjoy joining each session, whether you are an active participant or a silent listener. You’ll learn, not only from my answers but from what questions are asked and how I reply to them.

Jules Mitchell headshot

How it works:

   Buy the book if you don’t already have it.

   Read the chapter for that week’s discussion before our live, 1-hour webinar.

  You’ll get an email each week where you can submit questions before the webinar. You can also ask your questions live, but submitting ahead of time ensures I’ll address the topic (there are usually more questions than we have time for)!

  During the live webinar, there will be a moderator present to help field questions and offer support.

  Best of all, you can show up in your pajamas. Since it’s a webinar-style meeting, you won’t be on camera.

Image of Yoga Biomechanics: Stretching Redefined by Jules Mitchell

You will learn to:

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

  Explain biomechanics in simple, useful terms for yoga teachers

  Make sense of confusing cueing

  Consider research as a valuable source of information

Unpack the how safety/injuries in yoga are defined and measured

Identify the major fields of study under the biomechanics umbrella: kinetics, kinematics, and tissue mechanics

Confidently work with students with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions

Book Club History

It took me a decade of dedicated study to develop a narrative on how biomechanics informs teaching yoga. It took me years to get all those ideas into the book, Yoga Biomechanics: Stretching Redefined. I know how dense this material is, I wrote it!

I created the Book Club to give readers direct access to me, my stories and metaphors, and my evolving way of teaching. It was such a successful program, I was able to offer 10 complete editions in just 3 short years. Then I decided to retire the Book Club to focus on other projects.

But now, back by popular demand, I’m hosting the first book club since 2021!

General List of Topics:

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

Dates & Times

6 consecutive weeks, April 24-May 29, 2024

Wednesdays, 12-1pm Pacific time
(5am Australia, 8pm England, 9pm Germany)


Early registration $195 USD until April 1
Late registration $225 USD after April 1

 Book Club Schedule

We Cover One Chapter Per Week

April 24: Chapter 1

May 1: Chapter 2

May 8: Chapter 3

May 15: Chapter 4

May 22: Chapter 5

May 29: Chapter 6

Discussion Topics

Yoga Biomechanics: Stretching Redefined Discussion Topics with Jules Mitchell


This PDF of Discussion Topics will get you started with some questions, but you probably have more questions or topics to talk about! Once you join the Book Club, you’ll be emailed a link each week to submit your questions in advance of the webinar. You can also ask your questions live during the webinar.

Download PDFJoin the Book Club | $195 USD
Book Club Collection Past Participant Feedback
Your book has SO much valuable information–I’ve been through it twice and still working on developing my voice to share some of your points with more senior teachers who are still firmly in the mindset of “flexing the knee beyond the ankle is very bad for you” and other “safety” points which you have provided such a wonderful framework for questioning. Thank you for all of the time and effort you put into creating such a great resource for teachers and practitioners of yoga.

I honestly can’t thank you enough Jules! I’ve been reviewing research for the last 10+ years as a college educator and yoga continuing education provider, and I know how tedious and necessary it is. I feel like you just brought me up to date on all the latest! Now I can just focus on what emerges next! Such a gift!  – with enormous gratitude.

College Educator and Yoga Continuing Education Provider

I finished this highly anticipated book by Jules Mitchell last week, and I keep going back to revisit particular topics! This is a rich read and will be a valuable resource for anyone teaching anatomy to movement teachers, or any movement enthusiast! Jules has done us an invaluable service in compiling and sorting through the most recent peer reviewed research on stretching and loading tissue, and how these tissues and systems adapt.


Ready to take your training to the next level? Consider a Workshop, the Mentoring Program, or my 300hr Yoga Teacher Training.

300 hour advanced science-based yoga teacher training

Jules Mitchell’s 300 hour advanced teacher training content is heavy on biomechanics, pose analysis and purpose, use of props for specific adaptations, somatics for coordinative variability, applications of pain science, restorative yoga, and deliberate sequencing.