Yoga for 3D Hip Stability with Yoga Journal [Online Course]


Tried hip opening – maybe for years – but your hips still feel tight? Or not right? Try Yoga for 3D Hip Stability instead. This course is a collaboration between Yoga Journal and Dr. Ariele Foster (physical therapist / physiotherapist and yoga teacher of 20 years). 

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“Hip opening” is a widely requested theme in yoga classes, but the sedentary habits of modern life that contribute to tightness are best served by the opposite—stabilizing.

Specifically – 3 Dimensional stabilizing.

Join Ariele Foster, PT, DPT, E-RYT 500, founder of Yoga Anatomy Academy, for a four module workshop that dives into foundational hip anatomy, evidence based research, and practices that will cultivate strong, mobile hips.

Approaching yoga asana from a stabilizing rather than “opening” mindset requires a huge paradigm shift, but if you’re ready to discover the antidote to sitting, don’t miss it.

This online course was taught live, and is available “on demand”. Once you purchase, you will have lifetime access to the course.


  • 60% lecture & discussion (approximate)
  • 40% practice (approximate)


Each session includes discussion, practice, downloadable PDFs, and references.

Module 1: Review foundational hip anatomy, with a physical practice examining hip flexors and extensors (forward and backward motions of the hip).

Module 2: Explore lateral and medial (side-to-side) stability and these muscles’ role in maintaining balance.

Module 3: Look at rotation of the hip, along with the role these rotator muscles and mobility play in agility.

Module 4: Tie together all direction of motion for a path forward to three-dimensional hip stability for life.

What you’ll find in this course:

This online course offers:

  • 5+ hours of video
  • 4 30 minute movement / asana practices
  • 4 downloadable PDFs
  • Resources to further your study
  • CEUs via Yoga Journal (downloadable certificate)

What makes this course unique:

Your instructor, Dr Ariele Foster, has a unique perspective on hips and yoga. She experienced her own hip injury related to yoga, and is a yoga teacher of 20 years and a practicing Doctor of Physical Therapy. 

She takes you through the peer reviewed research articles demonstrating the importance of stabilizing the hips and thinks outside the box about asanas, informed by evidence-based movement science and practical living.

What does hip stability do for me?

More hip stability = more efficient movement,  more mobility and less stiffness, pain, and likelihood of injury. Also a more sustainable yoga practice that supports your life!

What props / items will I need?

None are required, but 2 blocks, a blanket, and a chair will be used in portions of this class.

We recommend Manduka products.

Who is this course for? Do I have to be a yoga teacher?

This course is for everybody who is interested in yoga and hip health. Some previous yoga experience is helpful.


If any parts of the movement practice are inaccessible to you and you are unable to modify, please send us an email at with the minute mark, and we will do our best to offer you an alternative movement.

Will I get continuing education credit?

YES! CEU hours are available (downloadable certificate at the completion of the course) for Yoga Alliance-registered teachers and Yoga Therapists  through the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

Check with your other accrediting bodies for steps to verify continuing education credits for personal trainers, physical and occupational therapists, and others.

When does the course start and finish?

It is a completely self-paced, on demand course – you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like.

What is your refund policy for this course?

All technical, billing, and refund questions should be directed to Yoga Journal at

Who is the Instructor?

Your teacher, Ariele, is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, founder of, a long time yoga teacher, creator of the Yoga Journal online course Fascia Release for Yoga, and an advocate for depth and quality in yoga practice and instruction. For more information on Ariele, see or

What makes this course different from your other hip course?

This course, Yoga for 3D Hip Stability, was recorded via Zoom, and uses both visuals of the teacher, slideshows, PDFs and of course, practice. The specific emphasis is 3 Dimensional hip stabilization (strength) and how it relates to yoga.



I loved the course!

The info as presented made so much more sense than anything I had learned previously – and I have had LOTS of PT [physiotherapy]. I am applying what I learned in the course and being strict with myself to avoid anything that causes pain and guess what – it’s helping! Ha.

That course was gold – exactly what I needed to understand healthy hip ROM and how I was making my injuries stick around and not improve. In other words I have backed way off and given my body space and time to heal and that is happening. It’s not 💯 but a whole lot better.

So excited to see you more and more – I learn so much from you. Thank you for being there for us. You are making a difference in my life and in the world. ” – JM