$395.00 USD

Course registration is non-refundable. You may arrange to transfer your registration to another person up to 14 days prior to the start date.

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Breathing Mechanics, Somatic Principles, and Skillful Sequencing

Immerse yourself in a blissful 3-day asana-centered sensory experience led by Jules Mitchell, MS, CMT, ERYT500 and hosted by Yoga Baum in Louisville, KY. You'll get a complete 18 hours of content that will fuel your creativity for years to come. 

December 4-6, 2020
12:00pm -3:00pm & 5:00pm -8:00pm 
Eastern Time Zone
Recordings available for 14 days.

The breathing component includes a comprehensive lecture on the anatomy, physiology, and mechanics of respiration. The practices in this course are examined for their effects on the pressure systems of the body, posture, pain, and range of motion. We explore dozens of breathing practices and apply them to various poses, observing the profound impact they can have on alignment and cueing.

Topics include:

  • Force and pressure systems
  • Thoracic and pelvic diaphragms
  • The core and its misconceptions
  • The axial skeleton and the soft spine
  • Breathing spaces
  • Directional breathing
  • When and when not to cue the breath

Somatics, or moving within, is at the essence of all yoga postures. Jules draws from motor control theory, the stretching research, and current pain science to explore how and why various somatic principles work. You’ll experience examples from a variety of somatic education programs so dress comfortably and clear a space to roll around on the floor.

Topics include:

  • Best practices for the general public
  • Learning instead of achieving
  • Proprioception and interoception
  • Variability
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Developmental patterns
  • Mobility of the ribs, spine, and pelvis

Finally, put all the concepts together in the sequencing component.  Discover how to incorporate “mini lessons” as warm-ups, weave directional breathing into your themes, and use somatic principles to structure a skillful class.