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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.
"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
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?
Fascia 101 has the answers to these questions.
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.
- Fascia anatomy and physiology at the macro and micro 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
"This is a great course. Jennifer is amazing and very good at simplifying a very complicated subject." ~ Gladys C, Yoga Teacher
Get to Know Your Instructor
Jennifer O'Sullivan has been teaching yoga and meditation in the Washington, DC area for over eighteen years 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.
“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
Group Discounts Available
If you want to include Fascia 101 in your teacher training, get in touch about group discounts. Or you can just gather your friends.
• Group of 3-5: 15% discount per person
• Group of 5-10: 20% discount per person
• Group of 10+: Get in touch
To apply for the discount, email me with a little information about your group, the names and email address of each person in the group, and I'll send each of you a unique coupon code. Please understand that this is a manual process and it can take a few days to process.
“This program is so fantastic! Extremely well put together, easy to understand and follow! I highly recommend this to everybody who is in manual therapy, actually everyone who wants to understand their own body!” ~ Nicole S, Yoga Teacher
Frequently Asked Questions
Fascia 101 is a self-paced course that you can access anytime. You'll have unlimited access to the materials for as long as the course is available.
This course is not directly affiliated with a yoga training program, but students who attend Foundations of Yin Yoga & Mindfulness with Sati Yoga receive free access. If you are interested in getting credit towards a 200hr or 300hr training program, you'll need to talk to the administrator of your school.
Yes! Yoga Alliance accepts up to 20 non-contact CEUs per cycle. By completing Fascia 101, you can receive 4 non-contact CEUs. To record your CEUs, log in to your teacher dashboard on the Yoga Alliance website and choose "add hours." You'll be prompted to select the type of course. Choose the option that says, "Not in Person," and then follow the prompts.
Yes! There are plans to update and add to this course over time. Anyone enrolled in the course will receive free updates even if the price of the course changes in the future.
Yes! Your course instructor, Jennifer O'Sullivan, will be available to answer your questions as they arise. Just send her an email. From time to time, Jennifer will upload videos and other resources to answer common questions that come up.
See information on group discounts above.
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