January 26, 2018

Announcing New Online Course with Yoga Journal: Fascia Release for Yoga

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Fascia Release for Yoga and Yogis

I’ve been loving self-myofascial release (SMFR) for many years now. My “Way of the Happy Fascia” workshops regularly sell out, I assign SMFR to nearly all my patients, and am sometimes “guilty” of spending more time on my mat rolling on balls than doing conventional yoga asana. 

Well, now I’m sharing my love of Fascia virtually through a new online course I developed for Yoga Journal. It’s called Fascia Release for Yoga, and is 6-week of self myofascial release techniques paired with yoga sequences to demonstrate the efficacy of SMFR for improved mobility. Access to course materials begins Feb. 19th (2018).  We will have a lively Facebook group, live webinars, and more.

Course description:

Fascia is your body’s three-dimensional connective tissue matrix. It encases and weaves through muscles, organs, and bone to bind all your distinct parts together as one. If an area of your body becomes stiff or develops adhesions or scar tissue, this can create a pull on the fabric of the myofascial network, affecting the entire chain.

Join Ariele Foster, PT, DPT, E-RYT, founder of, in a 6-week course on how to use self-myofascial release techniques with props like foam rollers and balls (as well as DIY props) to support your yoga practice, fix trouble spots, and target your overall nervous system for whole-body optimal health.

She’ll help you stay up on the latest research related to fascia and teach you the dos and don’ts of myofascial release techniques so you stay safe as you restore your connective tissue health, improve your somatic map (sense of your body), and discover new ease in your asana practice.

This course is no longer for sale individually through Yoga Journal. Check out our more recent online course Way of the Happy Fascia!

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2 Comments on “Announcing New Online Course with Yoga Journal: Fascia Release for Yoga

December 15, 2020 at 6:45 am

Hello, Is this a certification course or can be an continuing education for yoga teachers? Thanks

Dr. Ariele Foster
December 15, 2020 at 12:06 pm

Hi Carina,

This is not a certification course, necessarily, but it is a continuing education course. Once a yoga teacher understands this information about fascia, they are able to teach using it. I also have this fascia course, which is much more focused exclusively on fascia, and less on yoga poses and is a little more affordable:


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