Segmented Breathing Series with Jules Mitchell
Yoga Detour is honoured to welcome our first Guest Instructor, Jules Mitchell. As an author, educator and leader in the yoga and movement community, Jules has created a series of four exceptional classes specifically for the Detour Virtual Studio. Each practice will guide you into a mindful state of awareness, connecting the breath to different segments of the back body. Integrating this awareness into familiar asana positions provides endless opportunities for introspection and exploration. We recommend moving through the series in chronological order, starting with "Head to T9" and working your way toward the Back Body Breathing Integration class.
Back Body Breathing: Series Introduction with Jules Mitchell
Hi, I’m Jules Mitchell, author of Yoga Biomechanics: Stretching Redefined. I’m a Las Vegas based yoga educator, but I’ve lived plenty of years in Los Angeles and San Francisco. I did my undergrad at University of Arizona and my graduate studies at University of California, Long Beach.
My unique ...
Back Body Breathing: Head to T9
Here you’ll find a unique approach to common poses through deliberate and directed breathing that brings awareness and support to your neck and shoulders. Learn to use your breath to adjust the intensity of your practice and explore mobility of the neck and upper ribs. Perhaps you’ll open an enti...
Back Body Breathing: T9 to L3
This class focuses on using the breath to emphasize the length and width of the space between your lower ribs and top of the lumbar curve. Discover how deliberate and intentional breathing can alter 3-dimensional pressure of the abdominal region and reveal new sensations in familiar poses. Bonus...
Back Body Breathing: L3 to L5
Explore the relationship between the feet and pelvis in combination with directed breathing to the segment bordered by the bottom of the lumbar curve and the sacral region. Bring desired tension to the sacral band of connective tissue utilizing pressure and force via the breath. You’ll never he...
Back Body Breathing: Integration
This advanced integration combines the skills learned in other three classes in the Segmented Breathing Series. While each segment is referenced in various places throughout the class, the student is encouraged to explore their own preferences, drawing from their experiences in the previous seque...