Yoga Biomechanics: Livestream Objectives
This livestream course is for teachers who have an insatiable curiosity about human movement and kinesiology, are eager to know what the research says about yoga, and are open to accepting that alignment rules aren’t always accurate.
This 18 hour streaming course includes 30 days of access to the livestream replay and slides with 18 CEUs upon completion.
About the webinar
In Yoga Biomechanics, you will learn to:
Define tension and compression in a context outside range of motion
Explain the differences and similarities between tendons, ligaments, and fascia
Discuss the various thoughts behind gentle yoga vs. active end-range yoga
UExamine the effects of yoga on tissue adaptation and strength
Understand the terms kinetics, kinematics, and tissue mechanics
Consider the role of pain when teaching yoga safely
Watch a sample from the course
- Differentiate between anatomy and biomechanics
- Improve range of motion without stretching
- Discuss where yoga asana fits into load management
- Explore how tendons and similar connective tissues respond and adapt to loads
- Unpack how we define injuries and how to best communicate about them
- Create more clarity and accuracy in alignment cues
- Consider specific cueing and intentional loading to promote mobility and skill
- Examine the fascinating role of pain science in the yoga experience
- Appreciate how to individualize and enhance poses with creative prop placement
- Play with unique and effective tools such as isometrics and resistance stretching
This livestream Includes
- 18 hours of video-based lecture
- Downloadable PDF slides
- 18 CEUs available upon completion
- 30 days access to course materials
- Live access via Zoom meeting (breakout rooms, cameras on)
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.