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Fascia 101

Returns November 2017

Registration opening soon!


Fascia is literally everywhere in the body, but do you know much about it?

Most yoga teachers learn anatomy by memorizing muscles and then 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 where even our cells are wrapped with connective tissues. Researchers know that 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.

Fascia needs unique movement nutrition. Can we give all of our tissues what they need in a yoga practice?

Muscles and fasica are deeply intertwined. What are the implications for movement, injury and healing?

The connective tissue is the most wired sensory organ in the body. Can yoga enhance this feature?


Highlights

In this self-paced online course, I'll walk you through everything you need to know to about fascia and how to target it in your yoga classes and personal practice.

  • Fascia anatomy and physiology at the macro and cellular levels

  • Elasticity, viscosity, and plasticity and implications for postures and movement

  • Adhesions, injuries and healing

  • Hydration and aging

  • Fascia and the nervous system

  • How to train healthy fascia and yoga's unique role

  • Tensegrity: a new look at biomechanics


"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

Your Instructor


Jennifer O
Jennifer O'Sullivan

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


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
Fascia 101 is a self-paced course that you can access anytime. You'll have unlimited access to the materials for the lifetime of the program.
Can I apply this course towards my yoga training?
This course is not directly affiliated with a yoga training program. If you are interested in getting credit for the course you'll need to talk to the administrator of your school.
What forms of payment do you accept?
You can pay securely with Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Pay Pal.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
If you are dissatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and you will receive a full refund.
Do I need special software to access the course materials?
All course materials can be viewed through any modern web browser on desktop or mobile devices.
If I have questions about the topics covered in the course, is someone available to answer my questions?
Yes! Your course instructor, Jennifer O'Sullivan, will be available to answer your questions as they arise. Each lesson page has a place for you to post your questions and review those of previous students.

"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