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.
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.
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:
Force, Applied/Modified Loads, and Stress
Progressive Overload and Specificity
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
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.
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.
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.