Yoga Teacher Training


with Jules Mitchell

About this 3-Session Online Course

Our first module of Power Yoga Teacher Training will kick off with an expert in the field of biomechanics, Jules Mitchell.

In this 3-session course, we will discuss in detail concepts from Jules’ book, Yoga Biomechanics: Stretching Redefined, and learn how biomechanics applies to postures and movement. Jules will explain biomechanics in simple, useful terms, as well as challenge and make sense out of common and confusing cuing.

Participants will read 2 chapters each week, submit questions up to 24 hours prior to each online session, and attend 3 real-time online sessions. Online sessions will include lecture and live Q&A discussion with Jules.

2021 Sessions

  • Wednesday | March 17th | 6:30-9:00p
  • Wednesday | March 24th | 6:30-9:00pm
  • Wednesday | March 31st | 6:30-9:00pm

Course Details

  • $195 per attendee
  • Enrollment is limited to ensure a personalized experience.
  • Enrollment is limited to Omaha Power Yoga participants and teacher trainees.
  • A copy of the book is not included in course price. Participants need to attain their own copy prior to the start of the course.
  • Webinars will be recorded, however, access to the recordings will only be available for a short time after the end of the course.

Course Topics

  • Biomechanics Basics
  • Force, Applied/Modified Loads, and Stress
  • Progressive Overload and Specificity
  • Conventional Stretching
  • Stretching and Performance
  • Eccentrics
  • Mechanical Properties of Connective Tissue
  • Tissue Behavior, Structure, and Composition
  • Tissue Adaptation, Capacity, and Tension
  • Exploration into Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Alignment and Posture

Prior to each session, you will be emailed a link to an online form where you will submit your questions. Questions should only pertain to the chapters address in each session:

Session 1 (Wed, 3/17/21, 6:30-9:00pm)

  • Chapter 1: Biomechanics
  • Chapter 2: Stretching

Session 2 (Wed, 3/24/21, 6:30-9:00pm)

  • Chapter 3: Mechanical Behavior
  • Chapter 4: Structure and Composition

Session 3 (Wed, 3/31/21, 6:30-9:00pm)

  • Chapter 5: Tissue Adaptation
  • Chapter 6: Emerging Perspectives

About Jules Mitchell

Jules Mitchell, MS, LMT, ERYT 500 is a regular contributor to yoga teacher training programs worldwide, providing the most current research in biomechanics. As adjunct faculty at Arizona State University, she consultants on research studies measuring the effects of yoga therapy on special populations. Jules shares the most useful and applicable pieces of her research with the yoga community to deepen understanding of the science behind the how and why of the postural practice. Her teachings integrate numerous modalities, balancing the somatic aspects of yoga with the most current exercise science.

Yoga Teacher Training

We are evaluating how to provide a 200 hour yoga teacher training program with currently limited capacity and physical distancing in place. Please email to let us know you are interested.