Fascia is your body’s three-dimensional connective tissue matrix. It encases and weaves through muscles, organs, and bone to bind all your distinct parts together as one. If an area of your body becomes stiff or develops adhesions or scar tissue, this can create a pull on the fabric of the myofascial network, affecting the entire chain.
Join Ariele Foster, PT, DPT, E-RYT, founder of YogaAnatomyAcademy.com, in a 6-week course on how to use self-myofascial release techniques with props like foam rollers and balls (as well as DIY props) to support your yoga practice, fix trouble spots, and target your overall nervous system for optimal whole-body health. She’ll help you stay up on the latest research related to fascia and teach you the dos and don’ts of myofascial release techniques so you stay safe as you restore your connective tissue health, improve your somatic map (sense of your body), and discover new ease in your asana practice.
In this unique course, Ariele breaks down each lesson to a specific section of the body. Each lesson includes:
|Feet, Calves, Shins ||Module||(Required)|
|Thighs, Hips, Glutes ||Module||(Required)|
|Abdomen + Torso ||Module||(Required)|
|Shoulders, Arms, Hands ||Module||(Required)|
|Neck, Face, Novel Movements ||Module||(Required)|
Ariele Foster, PT, DPT, E-RYT 500, is a doctor of physical therapy, yoga teacher since 2001, anatomy teacher for yoga teacher trainings, and founder of YogaAnatomyAcademy.com. She has a passion for creative, strength-based yoga instruction and for making yoga anatomy accessible. Through YogaAnatomyAcademy.com Ariele runs the Online Yoga Anatomy Mentorship for yoga teachers and dedicated students of yoga. The Mentorship examines how asana can better align with individual anatomy, best evidence, and real-world function.
Ariele’s physical therapy practice focuses on treating the whole person. She uses hands-on manual therapy techniques along with precise, targeted strength training, myofascial release, and neuromuscular re-integration to achieve optimal recovery for patients. Her interdisciplinary yoga teaching, workshops, and retreats are grounded in both the compassionate approach of Kripalu Yoga and her deep understanding of neuro-musculoskeletal well-being from working with thousands of patients. Ariele has completed yoga teacher trainings in Kripalu, Anusara, Therapeutics, Hatha Yoga, and multiple alignment-based vinyasa styles. She lives in Washington, D.C.
Week 1: Overview on fascia
Week 2: Feet, calves, shins
Week 3: Thighs, hips, glutes
Week 4: Abdomen + torso
Week 5: Shoulders, arms, hands
Week 6: Neck, face, novel movements
Tip 1: Fascia Release for the Neck
Tip 2: Fascia Release for the Lats
Tip 3: Fascia Release for the Wrists
Tip 4: Fascia Release for the Calves
Tip 5: Fascia Release for the Foot
Tip 6: Simple Techniques to Teach
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This a great class and worth every penny! - RR
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Fantastic, so much information to practice and teach yoga. Also, to live a healthy life of Movement.- JM
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Loved everything about the class! I am using the techniques for myself and with the yoga students that I teach. I hope there will be more classes with Dr. Foster. - JW
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This course was on point! Loved the format and Ariele. Please continue teaching us more about the fascia and how to relieve chronic tightness and pain in the body. - JB
Q: Is this course approved for CECs/CEUs?
A: Yes, Fascia Release for Yoga is approved for up to 10 hours of continuing education credits with over 25 agencies. See the "course overview" tab for the specific agencies and credits.
Q: When does the course begin?
A: This course is available "on demand" so you can access the course in your account immediately after purchase./p>
Q: How much time should I set aside each week for this course?
A: It should take approximately 1-3 hours a week (depending on how diligent you are with the homework)./p>
Q: What if I cannot keep up with the weekly coursework?
A: No problem! In all our courses, you work at your own pace, so feel free to experience this on a timeline that works best for you. The material is yours to keep so it will not expire./p>
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