Watch Marla, Hilary, and Melisa explore their handstands to see if you can identify with one (or perhaps all) of them. Then check out how
Jules Mitchell MS, CMT, RYT is a Los Angeles based yoga teacher, manual therapist and educator. She combines the tradition of yoga with her background in biomechanics to create programs that help her clients move better and achieve physical success. She leads workshops and contributes 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 upcoming book, Yoga Biomechanics: Redefining Stretching, is expected to become available in 2017 through Handspring Publishing. Inquire about the next Udaya 200 hour teacher training or just connect with Jules at www.julesmitchell.com
Child’s pose isn’t a resting pose for everyone, really, it’s true. Jules deconstructs some of the essentials for a rest
Going upside down can feel chaotic at times, so getting your bearings and practicing the skills necessary for forearm stand is easier bef
Ever struggled with a restorative home practice? Thankfully, Udaya delivers classes to you anytime, anywhere, as long as you have a wifi
Place two yoga bricks at the top of your mat and discover a whole new approach to Sun Salutations and Vinyasa flow. These props assist yo
The more you practice yoga, the more comfortable you may get with your routine. Do you always start with the right side? Do you always cl
Do you ever hear contradictory instructions in chair pose? Sometimes it’s difficult to figure out what you should be doing. Use a p
Twists plus arm balances require some serious persistence. In the class explore how you twist, roll, and turn over before tackling some o
This brief tutorial targets all areas of limitations in Reverse Plank Pose. Jules love this pose because it requires strength and mobilit
Some of the bigger backbends in yoga require quad strength in a stretched position, others require eccentric strength to achieve. Practic
Explore passive versus active range of motion in tree pose, learn not to fear the knee, and work the lateral hip musculature to make this
Halasana (Plow Pose) can be approached to require plenty of strength in the back of the arms, including the triceps, teres minor, rhomboi
Watch Chelsea, Marla, and Ana practice Plank Pose with props and instructions unique to their needs. This tutorial will offer some insigh
In this short moving meditation you practice with your eyes closed, sensing where you are in space and feeling your limbs navigate the po
Warrior 3 tests your balance while recruiting some serious strength and flexibility in the standing leg. Jules introduces you to the pose
A throwback to Jules’ earlier teaching days when Vinyasa was her thing. This a creative sequence that will keep you wondering where
Breakdown the inversion, Forearm Stand, using props to help you find strength and balance. These teaching tips are great for beginners an
A slow and gentle sequence without any fancy poses that settles the mind, stretches the limbs and tones the body. This class is perfect f
The Warrior 2 tutorial with Jules helps you find the strength this pose demands. Try all 3 variations and see which one challenges you th
Discover different ways to use a prop to help you get the most out of your downward dog – whether it’s your hips, shoulders,
Undulate your spine so it moves like a slinky. Cat/cow not your boring old yoga warm-up, but rather an opportunity to explore infinite va
During an asana practice, we make shapes with our bodies. These shapes consist of lines, curves, and angles. The lines are perpendicular,
Experience a variety of ab exercises that will satisfy your workout. But first, learn a little about how to develop smart breathing patte
Use a block and a wall to learn about Mountain Pose as you explore several options to determine which is best for you. Sometimes the feed
Learn the intricacies of Half Moon Pose so you can feel more successful while discovering the areas in which you need to focus. You will
Got “sticky” shoulders? Mobilize the joint and strengthen the muscles at end ranges of movement.
Subtle kinesthetic cues to teach shoulder stability in poses that bear weight on the arms.
Explore different variations of Triangle Pose to see which one speaks to you. Each option provides different kinesthestic feedback that t
Full squat is a difficult posture for many and it’s not always about the hips. Learn where your restrictions are and how to work th
A practice that navigates the mobility of your spine through repetition and increasing difficulty.
A class that targets the mid-back, upper-back, and neck for better movement.
Kids get quiet time, why don’t adults? Give yourself the gift of rest and relaxation and emerge renewed.
Strengthen the muscles that control the knees and learn the importance of using the legs in backbends.
It’s not always as easy to nurture yourself as it is to nurture your loved ones. Prioritize self care with this restorative yoga cl
A little shift in perspective can make all the difference. Calm your nerves and quiet your mind so you may change the way you play the ga
Reduce stress and alleviate tension with a few simple restorative yoga poses.
When your computer goes into overdrive, sometimes the best fix is a reboot. If your nervous system goes into overdrive, restorative yoga
For those of us who have been practicing a long time, the same transitions can get a bit tiring. In this practice we will explore some ne
A challenging class with protective wrist options and some everyday practices to help improve wrist strength and mobility.
Not your average “crunch” class. Explore twisting for core strength in Jathara Parivartanasna (Stomach Turning Pose).
A restorative class with a focus on Jules’ research on the science of stretching. Learn how to minimize the risks and maximize the
Interesting variations and movements in classically static yoga poses focus on the deep muscles of the lateral hip.
Take a new approach to your bridge pose. Different movement modalities highlight various aspects of the bridge pose. Learn a few tech
A science-based 60-minute sequence to alleviate and prevent low back discomfort.
Traveling across time zones and airline travel in general wreaks havoc on many systems of the body. This active practice is designed to
A smartly sequenced class to prepare you for Hanumanasana (Splits Pose). If you normally avoid this pose, you will love this class.
Triangle pose may very well be the most classic yoga pose of all. However, students will vary in the specific challenges they encounter
Backbends require more strength than flexibility. With the aid of a yoga chair, develop back strength for an overall stronger body.
Two of my favorite yoga props are the wall and a yoga brick (or two). This short class uses both props in a creative way to teach you ess
Creative ways to use a yoga chair that help traction the hips, increase shoulder strength and mobility, and improve overall function of t
Prepare for and practice Shoulderstand safely and learn how Bridge pose and Plow pose are related.
Most people only use a small fraction of the available range of motion in the shoulder joint. When it comes to mobility, if you don’
Have you ever noticed how much time you spend in a forward bend in each yoga class? Learn how to keep hamstrings strong and injury free s
It’s not all about yoga abs and yoga butt. Give your side body the attention it craves.
Shoes bind and restrict the feet, forcing the ankles to compensate. Bring mobility and strength back to your feet to enhance your yoga
A foot focused class that requires strength, balance and motor control that incorporates upper body strength and culminates in handstand
A lesson in focus, patience, and concentration designed to decrease low back pain and increase hip joint function. It’s harder th
A collection of Jules’ favorite warm-ups and stretches to get you going. A perfect way to start your day, end or day, or prepare fo
Maintain a solid center as you challenge your core by stretching your limbs and testing your balance.
A short sequence designed to counter the effects of cycling…(or computuring…or driving… or sitting).
A brief intro into the mechanics of scoliosis and how to modify triangle pose and a twist for therapeutic results.
Jules as a drill sergeant? This is an upper body strength class that is difficult but still skillful and therapeutic in nature and culmin
Explore your relationship to gravity. Learn to associate the efforts of your upper and lower extremities for greater freedom of movement.
This video will help to cultivate inner and outer strength. The physical postures in yoga often get the most attention but it’s the tra
This class is designed to help you cultivate pleasure and happiness. Be sure to keep a smile on your face as you are practicing.
This video was designed to help you develop just that…compassion. Compassion means to love together with and is the energy tha
There is something about completing a yoga class that just makes you feel like you accomplished something great… and its because you ha
Yoga breathing, or pranayama, is the foundation of your yoga practice. Focusing on your breathing helps you pay attention to the present
This class is designed to get your feeling strong, active, and energized. Be sure to have some props or alternatives close by.
Explore unique ranges of motion in classical yoga poses to challenge your motor skills and improve your strength in greater ranges of mot
Jules Mitchell breaks down what props you might need, how to set them up in a class, and gives you some good options to use if props are
Life can be hectic. Calm your nerves, clear your mind, and enjoy the moment with The Chill Pill. ItR
Sitting is the new smoking. It’s bad for your health. Desk Job Remedy is sequenced to gently undo the
Backbends strengthen the posterior chain and stretch the tissues of the front body. But when pushing up into “wheel” pose, of
Jules teaches Restorative Yoga to a large group with limited props. Learn how to improvise with nothing but a rolled up yoga mat and st
Warrior 2 comes alive again through the use of a wall and yoga blocks. The skills you learn in this class will translate seamlessly into
Are your hamstrings wound up like guitar strings? Learn why bending your knees isn’t helping you make progress, but how to keep you
Are you running on fumes? High anxiety, high stress, and high adrenaline? Bring it all down a level so you can function effectively and g
Our society values doing, doing, doing. But what about being, being, being? Bring balance to your nervous system and gently tone your mus
Being on the road or in the air is often associated with a disrupted balance of your systems. Get your digestion back on track with thi
Feeling down? This passive sequence is designed to lift your spirits and wash away the blues by gently stimulating and tuning your chemic
Improve your commuter and computer related posture and undo related strain. Learn simple stretches you can do anytime anywhere to relie
Do you feel pain in the neck, particularly when you look up during many yoga poses? Learn skills to strenghten the neck and shoulders w
Do you practice headstand, but aren’t so sure what’s really going on there? Do you avoid practicing headstand, unsure of wh
Great abs often come at at price – low back and poor spinal health. This class challenges your core and uses props to awaken the
Balancing on one leg isn’t always easy. Doing it skillfully is even harder. Twisting and looking behind you, while maintaining
Restorative Yoga is the ultimate in rest and relaxation. Jules teaches you how to use yoga props for your personal needs. Enjoy!
Build muscular strength and endurance, increase mental stamina, and actively stretch major muscle groups with a twist on classical standi
Balance strength and flexibility for the stability and mobility needed for safe and smart backbends.
Explore the various ways to achieve the benefit of inversions while skillfully balancing upper body and lower body strength.