Resistance Bands 101

by Laurel Beversdorf

Earn up to 12 CEC/CEUs from ACE, NASM, AFAA, ISSA, NCCPT and more!

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Resistance bands are commonly associated with physical therapy and fitness programs—not so much yoga asana settings. But if you’ve been practicing or teaching poses and sequences for years, bands can be invaluable tools that challenge you and your client's bodies and minds in new ways and keep them strong and agile. In this program Laurel teaches you body science, band techniques, and innovative practices, so you can increase resilience, enhance body perception... and pass these techniques on to your clientele.

Join Laurel Beversdorf—yoga and movement educator, creator of Body of Knowledge, modern movement science workshops, and co-founder of Movement Logic, online movement therapy tutorials— for this online course that shows you how to incorporate resistance bands into your practice and your training toolbox. Get ready to make exciting discoveries as learn how to help your client's build strength, flexibility, and precision. Thanks to the ways resistance bands inform awareness and control, you may feel some results right away.

Available Course Credits

AASFP 1.20
ACE 1.20
AFAA 12.00
AFPA 12.00
CHEK 12.00
FAI 12.00
IFPA 12.00
ISSA 12.00
NASM 1.20
NCCPT 12.00
NCEP 12.00
NCSF 6.00
NESTA 1.20
NETA 12.00
NFPT 2.40
NIEW 1.20
NSPA 12.00
PAI 12.00
PTAG 12.00
PTIA 12.00
REPs UAE 12.00
W.I.T.S. 12.00
Yoga Alliance 20.00

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how resistance bands increase strength and flexibility, may mitigate pain, and can harmonize muscular imbalances
  • Dive into a few key biomechanical concepts, like adaptation and stress, which aren’t normally discussed in yoga classes and teacher trainings
  • Explore how the bands increase strength and refine your body maps (representations of your body in the brain that help facilitate awareness and control movement)
  • Experience the benefits of bands for yourself through innovative practices
  • Increase strength and skill in your yoga practice

Course Procedure

  1. Enroll in the course.
  2. View the course content.
  3. Take the test. (You must score 80% to pass. If you do not pass, you may retake the test.)
  4. Print your certificate of completion.

Course Content

Module 1: Welcome!
Module 2: Introduction
Module 3: Beginner Sun Salutations
Module 4: Standing Poses
Module 5: Backbends
Module 6: Arm Balances
Module 7: Inversions
Module 8: Sitting Poses
Resistance Bands 101 Final Exam

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