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Dec 01, 2014 10:38AM

Yoga therapist and exercise scientist Jules Mitchell, MS, ERYT-500, is coming to Kinesphere Center for Movement Education December 6 to share her knowledge of biomechanics in a two-part session that begins with Stretching: Myth vs. Fact, a two-and-a-half-hour discussion and Q&A that highlights some of the most recent research on stretching, which changes the way we understand the mechanics and adaptive processes of both muscle and connective tissues. Usually, her workshops are offered to professional yoga instructors. However, in this workshop, she is inviting all movers to come experience her skill-based approach toward moving better.

The second session is Variation Nation: An Evidence-Based Approach to Asana, a two-hour yoga class that applies the concepts presented in session one. Participants will explore the use of props and bend classical alignment rules for optimal tissue loading and motor control. Mitchell bases her classes on scientific evidence that challenges the anecdotal instruction pervasive in typical yoga classes.

Session one is not a prerequisite, but highly recommended, because time for Q&A during practice will be limited. CEC and CEC hours are available.

Location: 711 E. Missouri Ave., Ste. 180, Phoenix. To register, call 602-532-3111 or email [email protected]. For information on Gyrotonic and other modalities featured at Kinesphere, visit

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