Are you intrigued by resistance bands and how to add them into your yoga
practice? Do you feel like the yoga postures aren’t keeping you as
strong as you need to be to stay pain free?
hypermobile and know you need to work on stabilizing. Or maybe you’re
thinking, “I don’t feel weak, I feel tight! Doesn’t that mean I need to
stretch more?” Not necessarily…
Sometimes tightness is the way
our brain lets you know your joints are unstable. One way to soothe the
brain so the muscles can be like ‘I got this, boss! Don’t worry!’ is to
make those muscles stronger. Therefore, getting stronger is sometimes a
better solution to pain and tightness than passive stretching. (Note:
passive stretching is perfectly fine thing to do, it just doesn’t make
The Yoga with Resistance Bands Teacher Training is
designed to provide you with the practice and teaching know-how to
incorporate resistance bands into a yoga practice and build strength
progressively. Resistance bands are an accessible and effective
strength-building tool to incorporate in group settings, private
sessions or your personal practice. You do not need to be a teacher to
benefit from the skills and knowledge imparted in this training,
although previous yoga, Pilates or dance practice experience is
Why resistance bands?
The constant tensile
feedback from a resistance band means as we move against it, our nervous
system gets more feedback. We get stronger, but better, our nervous
system learns more and our motor control improves. Improved motor
control is a proven way to decrease pain.
In The Yoga with Resistance Bands Teacher Training you will:
Learn four class sequences themed around a pose category – standing
poses, backbends, inversions, arm balances. All poses within the
sequences will incorporate one or more resistance bands.
• Learn the
logistics of incorporating resistance bands in group classes and master
how to introduce them skillfully to students of varying levels of
strength and ability.
• Incorporate progression and regression
strategies for skillful Yoga with Resistance Band class sequences that
include knowledge around how to:
• Increase and decrease external resistance of the bands (aka finding the right resistance for the person and task.)
Increase and decrease range of motion within poses to help students
maximize stability and muscle force output (muscle tension.)
• Change pose orientation to regress, progress or work new avenues of strength within poses and exercises.
• Change the body’s lever length to progress and regress the demands of an exercise or pose.
• Adequately prepare the body for whole task exercises by deconstructing the exercise into part task skills.
Understand how the resistance bands act as ‘external ligaments’ to
provide either resistance or assistance depending on the muscles
targeted in the movement and the body’s relationship to gravity.
Study relevant anatomy and biomechanics principles as a means to better
skillfully apply the addition of resistance bands to meet individual
• Learn how resistance bands can provide joint tractioning for improved joint congruency (aka “bony fit”) during movement.
Understand how resistance bands can provide joint approximation (joint
surface compression) for enhanced proprioception (felt awareness of
position in space) globally as well as at individual joints.
Experience and apply incorporating resistance bands to provide global
feedback to the body for improved coordination of complex movement
patterns, as well as enhanced motor control and balance.
ready to dose your yoga practice with some serious strength! Feel
stronger in your body. Inspire your creativity to innovate your practice
and teaching. And experience old poses like new again! Finally, prepare
to share this newfound inspiration with your students!