The practice and study of yoga is so vast that the more we all continue to study and teach, the more this question seems to loom taller and taller: what exactly is the job of a yoga instructor? To process this out loud with me, I invited my friend Jules Mitchell for a chat.
Jules has been teaching yoga for a decade, but her knowledge base doesn’t end there. Jules holds a Masters in Biomechanics, is a certified massage therapist, and is currently writing a book about it all. Through carefully chosen language, a deep understand of body mechanics, and a patience and wisdom that only comes from experience, Jules shows us how a roadmap for how we might continue to evolve as teachers.
Today, Jules and I will tackle the tough questions, ask plenty of our own, and talk a little shop. If you are feeling stuck in your teaching, or ready for some fresh inspiration, this episode is for you.
More in this episode:
- Jules talks about her initial training, and what brought her to study biomechanics and other disciplines.
- What her movement practice looks like when she’s on the road.
- We talk all about Jules’ book, Yoga Biomechanics: Redefining Stretching.
- Jules gives us a definition of biomechanics and we talk about how it should impact our yoga teaching.
- Jules and I dig into the importance of the specificity of language and offering open-ended questions.
- We breakdown the distinctions between yoga therapists and yoga teachers.
Connect with Jules on her website by clicking here.