Jules Mitchell MS ERYT500 combines the tradition of yoga with her background in biomechanics to help people move better, age well, and feel supple. She explores movement through 20 years of extensive yoga training combined with experience in tai chi, personal training, Pilates, Feldenkrais, gyrotonic and manual therapy. Her approach to asana balances the somatic aspects of yoga with exercise science, blending experience with knowledge to cultivate awareness.
Jules is known for bringing biomechanics education to the yoga community. Her programs highlight the importance of understanding how musculoskeletal tissues respond and adapt to load. Since yoga is commonly associated with flexibility, she suggests stronger postures develop strength at end range of motion and target joint health and tissue resilience. During gentle postures, she explores neural and mechanical adaptations to movement, breath, and fully supported restorative yoga. Herein lies her definitions of yoga therapy – it is an encompassing practice that promotes positive change and abates pathologies in all human physiological systems.
The author of a popular science blog, Jules writes on yoga biomechanics and references the exercise science literature on topics (such as stretching) where the yoga research is lacking. She is a regular contributor to yoga teacher training programs worldwide, providing yoga schools with the most current research in biomechanics, even when it invokes a discerning analysis of tradition. Her most influential teachers include Leeann Carey (Yapana Yoga), Gil Hedley (Integral Anatomy), John Casey (yoga philosophy and Sanskrit), and the many dedicated scientists who collect, analyze, and publish data so we may continue to ask more questions.
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