Fascia is literally everywhere in the body. Do you know much about it?
Most yoga teachers learn anatomy by memorizing muscles and mapping that information to yoga postures. But muscles aren’t separate units of tissue isolated from their neighbors; they are part of an interconnected web found throughout the body.
Nevertheless, fascia is one of our least understood organs. Even researchers are just starting to appreciate how connective tissues impact our structure, stability, movements, experience of pain, and how we heal.
Fascia is more than packing material, but the yoga world is just starting to catch on.
What every yogi should know about fascia but didn't know to ask.
In a typical yoga class, we move, stretch, and compress our tissues. It's inevitable that yoga asana would both affect and be affected by connective tissue. In fact, fascia may be a more important factor than muscle when it comes to offering safe and beneficial yoga classes.
Fascia needs unique movement nutrition. Can we give these tissues what they need in a yoga asana practice?
Muscles and fascia are deeply intertwined. What are the implications for movement, injury and healing?
The fascial web is the most wired sensory organ in the body. Can yoga enhance this feature?
In this self-paced online course, you'll learn everything you need to know to about fascia, why it's important, and how yoga asana affects this ubiquitous tissue.
"If you've been hearing a lot about Fascia lately and find you are getting curious, this webinar series will break it down for you in a very informative way and leave you wanting to take care of yourself!! Very thankful for this education."
- Jami M, Yoga Teacher
"A fantastic look into the world of fascia. Great for anyone who wants to take a deeper exploration into connective tissue!"
- Mandy L, Yoga Teacher
Once you understand fascia, it completely changes the way you think about the body and movement.
"Jen is a Master teacher of fascia anatomy. Take advantage of her wealth of knowledge and understanding in order to further your own. I learned so much! Thank you, Jen/Sati Yoga."
- Elizabeth R, Yoga Teacher
"Fascia 101 was very interesting, and the well presented information is a must for yoga teachers. The program answered questions that have arisen over my 20 years of teaching that no new style of yoga has yet to answer."
- Joy D, Yoga Teacher
"Jen has the unique talent of being able to pass on her immense amount of knowledge in a way that is accessible and interesting. All of her topics are backed up by scientific facts & recent research without ever seeming dry or overly complicated. Her style is professional, passionate, and approachable."
- Terra E, Yoga Teacher
Jennifer O'Sullivan has been teaching yoga and meditation in the Washington, DC area for more than a decade after completing her first training in 2004. She has studied with exemplary yoga teachers from a number of disciplines but is most influenced by Don and Amba Stapleton of Nosara Yoga Institute and Sarah Powers. Jennifer is also greatly inspired by the mindfulness teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and Bhante Gunaratana. She is endorsed by her primary teacher Sarah Powers to teach Insight Yoga, a heart-centered approach that weaves together yoga, Buddhism and spiritual psychology.
An avid learner and anatomy geek, Jennifer's approach to yoga anatomy is informed by her studies in Functional Anatomy with Paul Grilley, Fascia and Movement with Tom Meyers, Yoga & Biomechanics with Jules Mitchell and The Franklin Method. You can view her complete bio at: www.sati.yoga
"It was obvious that Jennifer devoted a significant amount of time and effort to researching and preparing her information. She presented her information in an organized and accessible way, with practical real life examples and illustrations. This workshop, like her others, was inspiring, interesting, and fun! It would be helpful to anyone involved in just about any kind of bodywork as either a provider or practitioner. As a yoga teacher, I’ll be able to use the concepts I learned from this workshop to inform the sequences and asanas I offer my students.
- Patricia J, Yoga Teacher
"Jennifer O'Sullivan's Fascia 101 class provided an enjoyable and comprehensive look at the topic of fascia. She covered everything from a brief history to suggestions for fascial health and wellness. I was impressed with Jen's multi-media approach, including drawings, diagrams, videos, and demonstrations, which made the subject more accessible and entertaining."
- Joanna C, Yoga Teacher