Flexibility Course | Las Vegas
A unique and all-new course where you’ll explore a variety of stretching techniques and learn to determine which methods are best for certain outcomes. Jules has spent the last decade teaching yoga teachers about the science, biomechanics, and physiology of stretching and is excited to bring these elements into a practical and usable course.
Principles, Practices, and Purpose
10 hours of education, application, and in-person interaction with Jules.
August 26-27, 2023
10:00am – 5:00pm local time
$349 USD until Aug. 1st
$399 USD after
How much does flexibility
matter and when?
What the science says
about ROM and injury.
Why some stretching
methods don’t work.
How To Know If This In-Person Course Is For You:
- Have you been told passive stretching is dumb?
- Are you being sold mobility hacks all over social media?
- Do you want to understand the pros and cons of end-range poses?
- Have you been told hypermobile people shouldn’t stretch?
- Do you want to prevent the common hamstring tendinopathies we see in yoga?
- Are you confused about whether to bend or straighten your knees in hamstring stretches?
- Are you unsure of how to explain the effects of yin yoga on connective tissue?
- Do you want clarity on stretch tolerance and other mediators of flexibility?
- Are you clear and confident (or confused and uncertain) in the definition of overstretching?
- Are you curious about what the research actually says about stretching?
- Do you want to know how to build different stretching techniques into your sequences?
If you answered yes to any of these questions you will love the information I provide in this course.
This is my newest course and I’m loving how it’s unfolding. We spend 2 full days stretching our bodies and our brains. I encourage questions, curiosity, and conversation.
Unpack the complexities
of eccentric contractions.
Master the various
muscle contraction types.
How to “stretch” without
This course is for teachers who either love or hate stretching (and everyone else who doesn’t know what to think about it anymore). Jules shares what the research says about stretching while encouraging you to challenge your beliefs in an enthusiastic and non-dogmatic manner. Be ready for a fun and positive experience!
Disassociate mechanical tension
Learn self stretches
and partner stretches.
Reinvigorate yoga sequences
This course will teach you to:
- Distinguish between the 6 different stretching modalities.
- Incorporate a variety of stretching techniques into yoga sequences.
- Learn how to increase range of motion safely and effectively.
- Understand eccentric contractions and the latest research
- Master muscle physiology and how load fits into the stretching narrative.
- Explore connective tissue mechanics in multiple contexts such as pain, injury, and ROM.
- Question the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of stretching practices.
- Recognize common stretching myths and misconceptions.
- Troubleshoot and select modifications to best attain desired results.
- Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to confidently talk about how stretching works.
Jules has spent the last decade teaching yoga teachers about the science, biomechanics, and physiology of stretching. She is a regular contributor to yoga teacher training programs worldwide, providing yoga schools with the most current research in biomechanics.
If you are a stretching enthusiast, a stretching skeptic, or anywhere in between, this course is for you! Join Jules Mitchell for a 2-day intensive that weaves together a variety of stretching techniques with asana to immediately impact your cueing, adjustments, and sequencing. Empowered with the latest research in stretching and flexibility, plus practical uses for the various stretching techniques, you’ll gain confidence and inspiration in your teaching for years to come.
- Static stretching and why it’s so controversial yet widely popular.
- Trends in ballistic stretching and plyometrics.
- Isometric stretching versus end-range focused stretching.
- Viscoelastic properties of titin and collagen.
- Eccentric overload versus negative eccentrics.
- Resistance stretching and central nervous system adaptations.
- Mechanisms of stretching and strength.
- Dynamic stretching and its applications.
Eligible for 10 CEUs.
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!
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.