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Weekend Workshops

April 29 - April 30

| $60 - $200

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Hip Dynamics

Saturday, April 29 | 1:30 – 4:30

Dynamics [dahy-nam-iks] noun
  1. The branch of mechanics that deals with the motion and equilibrium of systems under the action of forces, usually from outside the system
  2. The motivating or driving forces, physical or moral, in any field
  3. The pattern or history of growth, change, and development in any field

While the hip joint has the capacity to be a highly mobile joint, it also has the capacity to be quite strong. And contrary to conventional thought, flexibility and strength can be achieved together. Discuss why weakness may sometimes manifest as tightness, resist the urge to stretch yourself into common yoga postures, and discover the potential for utilizing isometrics in 

asana. Finally, incorporate principles of co-contraction to help identify individual alignment variations. You’ll leave feeling strong and capable. Please bring a journal.

Shoulder Potential

Saturday, April 29 | 5 – 8  PM

The highly mobile shoulder complex is capable of bearing the weight of the body in yoga asana but does not always perform to its full potential. Instead, we often see limited range of motion, repetitive use injuries, and pain.

In this 3-hour workshop, we’ll simplify all the complex anatomy you may have studied in the past and equip you with approaches to get stronger, move better, and feel better. You will learn upper extremity biomechanics, learn to assess quality of movement, and incorporate practices to improve shoulder function, promote change and develop mobility/stability. Apply these insights to a variety of asana including the everyday downdog. You may experience a departure from conventional cueing. Therefore, curious minds are encouraged. All shoulders are welcome – healthy or injured, strong or weak, hypermobile or not mobile enough. Please bring a journal. 

Core Encore

Sunday, April 30 | 1:30 – 4:30

Explore the core in this fun and educational workshop that develops awareness and control through to the center. Redefine the core to include structures beyond only muscles to explore the positional and functional relationships of your ribs, spine and pelvis while you move, break movement habits, and develop a keen insight into how to continue to evolve your yoga practice. 

Through Jules’ unique cueing, you learn stability without rigidity to support and improve breathing mechanics. This workshop begins with a one hour lecture on biomechanics, anatomy, and current research on core stability/mobility – then follows with a 2-hour asana class to apply and experience those concepts. 

About Jules Mitchell, MS

Jules Mitchell, MS, yoga educator, combines the tradition of yoga with her education in biomechanics to help people move better, age well, and feel supple. Her approach to asana is multi-modal and skill based, balancing the somatic (moving from within) aspects of yoga with exercise science. Active postures encourage strength at end range of motion while promoting joint health and tissue resilience. More gentle postures are rooted in restorative yoga, somatic education, and Tai Chi. Jules’ education programs provide scientific support (or lack of) for the ancient teachings of yoga asana, pranayama, and meditation. She believes all populations can benefit from the therapeutic effects of yoga.

Pricing

  • Single Workshop: $75 (Regular) | $60 (Members/Early bird until April 15th)
  • ALL Workshops: $200 (Regular) | $150 (Members/Early-bird until April 15th)

We apologize, but we do not offer refunds on workshops.

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Details

Start:
April 29
End:
April 30
Cost:
$60 - $200
Event Category:

Venue

Breathe Together Yoga
14107-H Winchester Blvd.
Los Gatos, CA 95032

Organizer

Jules Mitchell