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Using science to perform better yoga

Yoga therapist and exercise scientist, Jules Mitchell, M.S., ERYT 500, is coming to Kinesphere Center for Movement Education on Saturday, Dec. 6 to share her knowledge of biomechanics. Usually, her workshops are offered to professional yoga instructors. However, in this upcoming workshop, she is inviting all movers to come experience her skill-based approach toward moving better.

Mitchell’s two-part session begins at 10 a.m. with Stretching: Myth vs. Fact, a 2.5-hour discussion 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. Cost is $45.

Following at 2 p.m. is “Variation Nation: An Evidence-Based Approach to Asana,” a 2-hour yoga class that applies the concepts presented in the first session. Cost is $35. Explore the use of props and bend classical alignment rules for optimal tissue loading and motor control. Mitchell cues her classes based on science-evidence that challenges the anecdotal instruction pervasive in typical yoga classes.

Session 1 is not a pre-requisite, but highly recommended, as time for Q&A during practice will be limited. CEC and CEC hours are available. Sign up for both and save $10.

The workshop is held at Kinesphere Center for Movement Education, 711 E. Missouri Ave., Suite 180. To learn more, call 602-532-3111 or visit www.kcme-az.com.

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