Science of Stretching

3 hours | Real-time Instruction

Are you confused by mixed messaging around stretching? Are you feeling pulled between two opposing narratives and aren’t sure who is right? Put an end to all the frustration and just get the facts. Jules delivers the latest research combined with the education necessary to help you make sense of it all and empower you to think for yourself.

Choose from two different dates:

Jules Mitchell shares decades of stretching research with yoga teachers.

Tuesday, July 30, 2024
11am-2pm Pacific Time

 $95 USD until July 15
 $125 USD after July 15

Friday, January 31, 2025
11am-2pm Pacific Time

  $95 USD until Jan 17
 $125 USD after Jan 17

Livestreams & Webinars

Science of Stretching: Webinar Objectives

This webinar is for teachers and students who have an insatiable curiosity about stretching, what it does, and how it works, while accepting that conventional stretching wisdom isn’t always accurate.

This 3 hour streaming course includes 30 days of access to the livestream replay and slides with 3 CEUs upon completion.

About the webinar

 In Science of Stretching, you will learn to:

  • Distinguish between the different types of stretching
  • Categorize non-stretching activities as tensional loads
  • Discuss the various thoughts behind limited range of motion
  • UExamine the effects of stretching on performance
  • Consider the term "overstretching" in a variety of contexts
  • Understand the role of muscle spindles in the feeling of tightness

Webinar Description

  • Are you frustrated with conflicting statements around stretching and you’re not sure who to believe?
  • Have you been told stretching makes you hypermobile?
  • Are you worried about doing a disservice to your students by having them stretch?
  • Are you unsure of what to make of the latest stretching fad (i.e. CARS or active ROM)?
  • Do you doubt the claims that stretching fixes posture?
  • Are you curious about what the research actually says about stretching?
  • Do you want to know what type of stretching to use, when, for whom, and for what outcome?

If you’re the kind of teacher who always asks why, join Science of Stretching. This online webinar is available twice per year and is continually revised and updated. The webinar focuses primarily on stretching and Jules’ interpretation of the research, covering nearly 100 slides complete with references when scientific studies are mentioned. The webinar is live and Jules addresses questions in real time via the webinar Q&A function.

The webinar is constantly evolving as Jules continues to research and refine her narrative on the topics of stretching, strengthening, training, adaptation, injury, rehab, and pain.

Simply labeling stretching as "good" or "bad" lacks consideration of the volumes of research we have on the subject.
Stretching becomes a far more interesting topic to study when you look beyond range of motion.
All flexibility exercises are stretching but not all stretching is a flexibility exercise.
Stretching is a loaded word, yet rarely discussed in the context of a tensile load

Watch a sample from the course

Webinar Topics

  • Active vs. passive range of motion
  • Performance and injury
  • Stretch tolerance
  • Muscle physiology
  • Stretching techniques
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
  • Reciprocal inhibition and autogenic inhibition
  • Eccentrics and stretch induced hypertrophy
  • Connective tissue histology
  • Stress, strain, and time dependent outcomes

This Webinar Includes

  • 3 hour video-based lecture
  • Downloadable PDF slides
  • 3 CEUs available upon completion
  • 30 days access to course materials
  • Live access via Zoom webinar feature (you won't be on video)

About The Instructor

Jules Mitchell headshot

Jules Mitchell, MS, LMT, E-RYT 500

Jules Mitchell leads advanced continuing education programs in biomechanics for intellectually fearless yoga teachers. She helps them integrate principles of exercise science and applications of pain science into their classes. Jules is the author of Yoga Biomechanics: Stretching Redefined, a unique, evidence-based exploration into the complexities of tissue mechanics and the human body’s resilience and adaptability.

She leads workshops and courses online and worldwide, runs a popular 300 hour yoga teacher training, frequently serves as guest faculty, and hosts a comprehensive mentoring program to support teachers in both education and business. Her passion is bringing the most useful and applicable research-based concepts into the yoga community, even when it invokes a discerning analysis of popular opinions.

Science of Stretching: Enroll Now

Register for real-time access to Science of Stretching.

This is a live, online webinar.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will I join the webinar?

When you sign up, you will be immediately registered to the webinar on Zoom and will be emailed a link to add it to your calendar. Zoom will issue you a reminder (with link to join) 1 week, 1 day, and 1 hour before the live webinar. 

How do I access the recording?

The webinar recording will be emailed you within 24 hours of the end of the webinar. You will have 30 days to watch the replay. No exceptions.

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

There are no prerequisites. This course is open to yoga teachers, fitness professionals, and committed students who want to learn how to think about stretching.

Will I get a copy of the slides?

Yes, the slides are available as a downloadable PDF. We will include the link in the replay email.

How many CEUs will I get for taking this course?

You will earn 3 CEUs upon completion.

What if I can't attend live?

You’ll get the most out of attending live so you can interact with Jules and her moderator through the Q&A feature. But if you can’t attend the live webinar, you will have access to the recording and slides for 30 days.

What is your refund policy?

All sales are final. No refunds. If you have concerns about whether this course is right for you, send us a message with your questions.

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.