Yoga Biomechanics

18 hours | Real-time Instruction

Do you have an insatiable curiosity about how the body works? Are you unsatisfied by anatomical explanations that seem contradictory, unnecessarily complicated, or oversimplified? Put an end to all the conflicting messages and just get the facts.

Jules delivers the most comprehensive biomechanics education available for yoga teachers. She combines her love of research and her top-notch teaching skills to help you make sense of it all and empower you to think critically and become a natural problem solver.

Jules Mitchell teaches Yoga Biomechanics online - a 3-day livestream course for yoga teachers curious about biomechanics, stretching, and anatomy

Friday-Sunday, March 21-23, 2025
 9am-12pm & 2pm-5pm Pacfic Time

  $399 USD until March 1
  $450 USD after March 1

Livestreams & Webinars

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. You are required to attend at least 6 hours (2 full sessions) in real-time with your camera on to receive the recordings. 

About the livestream course

 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

Livestream Description

  • Have you been told to retire certain poses?
  • Are you skeptical of the claims around the benefits of yoga?
  • Do you want to learn how safely teach end-range poses and inversions?
  • Have you been told hypermobile people shouldn’t do yoga?
  • Do you want to prevent the common hamstring tendinopathy we see in yoga?
  • Are you worried about harming your students in forward flexion poses?
  • Are you unsure of how to explain the effects of yin yoga on connective tissue?
  • Are still teaching chaturanga modification with knees down?
  • Do you doubt the claims that pigeon pose is a hip shredder?
  • Are you curious about what the research says about yoga?

If you are a body-nerd, science-buff, or simply curious about how to create positive adaptations through your asana practice, this course is for you! Join Jules Mitchell for a 3-day intensive that weaves together asana with the basics of biomechanics to take your knowledge and teaching confidence to the next level. The latest research and foundational principles of exercise science are discussed in an easy-to-understand, practical way that builds body awareness and will immediately impact the way you teach and practice yoga.

Jules Mitchell quote about Yoga Biomechanics
Jules Mitchell quote about Yoga Biomechanics
Jules Mitchell quote about Yoga Biomechanics

Watch a sample from the course

Livestream Topics

  • 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 the replay
  • Live access via Zoom meeting (breakout rooms, cameras on)

About The Instructor

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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.

Yoga Biomechanics: Enroll Now

Register for real-time access to Yoga Biomechanics.

This is a livestreamed online course.
While you may miss a session, you must attend at least 2 full sessions
in real-time with your camera on in order to receive the recordings. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How will I join the livestream?

When you sign up, you will be immediately registered to the livestream on Zoom and will be emailed a link to add it to your calendar. Be sure to save this email so you can reference it later.

How do I access the recording?

The livestream recordings will be emailed to you within 24 hours after the end of the course. You will have 30 days to watch the replays. No exceptions.

Do I have to turn my camera on?

We highly encourage you to turn on your camera the entire time so you can interact with Jules and other course participants. The more you participate, the more you will learn. If you wish to receive the recordings, you must have your camera on for at least 2 full sessions. 

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 biomechanics and yoga.

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 emails.

How many CEUs will I get for taking this course?

You will earn 18 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, her moderators, and other course participants. While you may miss some sessions, in order to get the recordings, you are required to attend at least 2 full sessions in real time and with your camera on.  You will have access to the recording for 30 days (no exceptions).

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.