Join Laurel Beversdorf for a six-week online course that shows you how to incorporate resistance bands into your practice. As an Active Pass member, you save 50%—discount code at the bottom of the page!
Keep reading for information on about the workshop, including curriculum, scholarship information, and more!
Build strength, flexibility, and precision with resistance bands
Maybe you’ve hit a plateau in your yoga asana or the postures you’ve honed are now causing stiffness or pain. If you’re seeking a science-backed approach to reinvigorate the poses you love, join Laurel Beversdorf—yoga and movement educator, creator of Body of Knowledge, modern movement science workshops, and co-founder of Movement Logic, online movement therapy tutorials—for a six-week online course that will show you how to use resistance bands on the mat. Get ready to make exciting discoveries as you build strength, flexibility, and precision. Thanks to the ways bands inform awareness and control, you may feel some results right away.
What we’ll cover
Resistance bands are commonly associated with physical therapy and fitness programs—not so much yoga asana settings. But if you’ve been practicing poses and sequences for years, bands can be invaluable tools that challenge your body and mind in new ways and keep them strong and agile. In this program Laurel offers you body science, band techniques, and innovative practices, so you can increase resilience, enhance body perception… and have fun while you’re at it!
- Learn how resistance bands increase strength and flexibility, may mitigate pain, and can harmonize muscular imbalances
- Dive into a few key biomechanical concepts, like adaptation and stress, which aren’t normally discussed in yoga classes and teacher trainings
- Explore how the bands increase strength and refine your body maps (representations of your body in the brain that help facilitate awareness and control movement)
- Experience the benefits of bands for yourself through innovative practices
- Increase strength and skill in your yoga practice
What you’ll receive each week:
- “Body Science Why” discussion: Contextualize your practices with talks that span anatomy, exercise science, and biomechanics. For example, you’ll explore: external loading and how to determine the right resistance for you; the differences between tightness and tension; why alignment isn’t the whole story when it comes to poses; and more.
- Band Technique: Pick up new ways of incorporating the bands in your yoga asana practice. Laurel will also reinforce why, from a science-backed perspective, you’re using them that way.
- Innovative Practice: Plus, at the start and end of each session, you’ll do a pre-check and re-check, so you can get a “before and after” internal picture of how your body feels as the result of the work you’ve done.
You’ll also access:
- Two webinar recordings in which Laurel answers learner questions and presents bonus lessons—including how to create your own band practices at home or for your students.
- A private Facebook group where you can connect with Laurel and fellow students.
Yoga Journal is committed to offering 10 full scholarships per online course launch to help make yoga more accessible to practitioners from marginalized communities.
Please complete this application to be considered for a financial scholarship for this workshop.
- APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday, May 2 at 11:59 p.m. PT
- NOTIFICATIONS: Applicants will be notified whether or not they received the scholarship by Wednesday, May 5 at 11:59 p.m. PT
Meet Laurel Beversdorf
Laurel Beversdorf, YACEP, E-RYT 500, is an international yoga educator, the creator of Yoga with Resistance Bands classes and trainings and Body of Knowledge anatomy and biomechanics workshops, and a Yoga Tune Up® and Roll Model® trainer. Laurel regularly presents trainings and workshops at locations like Kripalu, YogaWorks, and studios around the world. Her classes blend strength training, rehabilitation practices, myofascial release, and yoga. Laurel has written for Yoga Journal, Shut Up & Yoga, and the Tune Up Fitness Blog. A Wisconsin native, she lives in New York City with her husband, baby girl, and two cats.
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