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Hip Therapeutics Small Group Series

STARTS JAN 2023 Live + On Demand Small Group Workshop for anyone with Hip Pain or Tightness

Starts Thursday August 4th!
Enrollment is limited, a handful of spots left

Course Summary

This small group course will involve:
1. 4 Live (Online) Classes tailored to the students who enroll, spread out over approximately 2.5 months (limited time replays will be available). Scroll down for dates.
2. Lifetime Access to Yoga for 3D Hip Stability - an evidence-backed 6 hour on demand course co-created with Yoga Journal (that will be used as "homework") between sessions
3. Learning how to self assess for healthy hip range of motion, stability and strength; Recognizing factors from yoga asana and lifestyle that may be contributing to your hip problems; and general principles of hip health that will keep you active for life
4. Small group confidentiality, where you can feel safe and heard asking questions live or in our community chat area

Who is this series for?
This series is for you if you practice yoga and have hip tightness, stiffness, discomfort, pain or pinching.
For many yoga practitioners, more stretching does not resolve our tightness (at least beyond the short term). Maybe you have found relief through massage, or rolling on balls, or specific sequences, but the relief never lasts. You are exactly who will benefit the most from this program.

This program is NOT for you if you are in the acute stages of recovering from a hip surgery or have been told you need a hip surgery in the coming months.

A note from your instructor:
This program is not a substitute for medical care
, but is a great compliment to physical therapy, or for those whose hip issues don't seem serious enough for physical therapy or that physical therapy has not resolved. I find myself repeating things to patients quite frequently. This series is intended to synthesize and systematize a lot of that knowledge to help more than one person at a time, yet still feel tailored to the individuals. - Ariele

Watch the companion webinar "Hip Stability is the new Hip Opening":

 "This class series was eye-opening and the small group format, really supportive. I noticed immediately that as my hip strength improved, my pelvic floor muscles activated more and my entire lower body and core felt more stable.

  The mental confidence boost that I received from this -- knowing I am strong and fit enough to jog without fear of pain or stumbling/weakness has been remarkable.

Susan H.
Yoga Teacher

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

3 of the live classes are scheduled:
- Thursday August 4th 7pm ET
- Thursday August 18th 7pm ET
- Thursday September 15th 7pm ET (subject to change)
The final live class will be determined (most likely in early October) based on the availability of students enrolled.

Live class times are spread out over 2.5 months because TIME is an ingredient in healing.

Movement is medicine, but it is not a quick fix. Tissues need time to adapt. Lifestyle changes also require time to adapt. 

All live classes will be recorded and will have a time-limited replay (until October 31st).

You will be able to submit questions via a community chat area prior to each session, and to use that community area to converse among the group about related topics. This chat area may be particularly helpful for people who cannot attend some of the live classes.  

The reason for the time limited replay is two part: one, it helps protect the privacy of the individuals who participate (by not having personal information live on the internet indefinitely). Two, it incentivizes participants to participate fully in the time allotted, which should lead to happier hips sooner!

If you cannot participate in the majority of the live classes, you may prefer to enroll in the On Demand-only course (no live component), Yoga for 3D Hip Stability.

Most likely not again until 2023, but we are not sure! Additionally, this is the first time this particular series is being offered, and future versions may look different.

If you want the information taught in this program sooner, you may prefer to enroll in the on demand-only portion of the course (no live component), Yoga for 3D Hip Stability.

40% of the on demand portion of this series, the Yoga for 3D Hip Stability course, is movement / asana.

The live portion not look like a yoga or movement class much at all. Instead the format will emphasize lecture, discussion and self-tests to determine progress or next steps. You will most likely want a yoga mat and some props nearby for the experience of the live sessions. We do not recommend joining from (for example) your commute due to the participatory nature of the program.

If you are looking for a regular movement practice to strengthen your hips, please see the Yoga Anatomy Academy Virtual Studio class schedule, currently Hips Happy Hour is scheduled every Friday. 

No, being a yoga teacher is not a prerequisite for joining this program.
Yoga Teachers and Yoga Therapists will be able to earn continuing education credits, eligible for CEUs with Yoga Alliance and the International Association of Yoga Therapy.  

Upon completion of one or both courses (the on demand course and the live classes) Yoga Teachers and Yoga Therapists will earn continuing education credits, eligible for CEUs for those registered with Yoga Alliance and / or the International Association of Yoga Therapy.  

Yoga for 3D Hip Stability offers 6 hours of CEU credit.

The live portion will offer between 4 and 6 hours of CEU credit (somewhat dependent on homework and length of each live session) and will be dependent on live participation.
Total CEUs will therefore be between 10 and 12 hours. 

No one is stopping you from joining if you are simply a curious learner. But this series is geared to help individuals feel better in their hips.

If your issue is not hips but SI joints, this series will not be as targeted to you, but it will likely still be incredibly helpful.

The entire lumbopelvic region (low back, pelvis, hips, and more) is all connected, and all must be addressed when working to feel better. Getting one working well will help the other parts. We will also discuss the role of the SI Joint and low back in hip health. 

This series is geared toward yoga practitioners but is not all yoga. In fact, parts of it will not look like yoga at all!

It builds on the physical therapy knowledge of the instructor, who is a doctor of physical therapy. But the series is not physical therapy, nor is it a substitute for physical therapy or other medical intervention.

This series is a specialized program to use physical therapy know-how to help yoga practitioners experience happier, healthier, more sustainable  hips.  It's good :) 

August of 2022 is the first time we are teaching this program.
Please see the information page of Yoga for 3D Hip Stability to see reviews and to understand the benefits gained by students who took that course. 

We won't make promises that this program will help anyone's hips.

But we will be sharing best practices for hip health, ways to modify your lifestyle, ways to modify and amplify your yoga asana and movement practices, and lots of movements that have helped countless physio patients to feel better. This information has been hugely helpful to many, but we also know that each of us are unique.

The truth is, there are no guarantees when it comes to something as complex as health or pain.
Any program that guarantees a pain-free state after completion is, frankly, selling snake oil. Pain is complex and multi-factorial.
But we are excited to offer this program in the small group format and to be able to get to know students as individuals, tailoring materials to those who enroll. We believe it will help many participants. 

You will have lifetime access to Yoga for 3D Hip Stability.
You will have until Oct 31st to access all the recordings of the live sessions completed in this cohort. 

Because we are limiting enrollment and getting to know individual participants unique situations, we will not issue refunds after July 31st.
If you learn that you will be unable to join any of the live classes prior to July 31st, but have enrolled in the program, we will be happy to refund the difference between the cost of Yoga for 3D Hip Stability and this series. (You have immediate access to Yoga for 3D Hip Stability upon enrollment). 

Yes, our credit card processing account is coded appropriately for most HSA card payments. Each card may have its own unique rules, so please understand this is not guaranteed.

Your Instructor

Ariele Foster, DPT

Ariele is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, who started teaching yoga in 2001 and hasn't stopped. 

In addition to her thriving clinical practice, Ariele is the founder of Yoga Anatomy Academy, and has written for and led online courses with Yoga Journal (she the was cover model for Yoga Journal Australia in 2018). 

Ariele brings 25+ years of experience as a dedicated student of yoga (trained in Kripalu, YogaWorks, Anusara, Hatha, Therapeutics and more) and 22 years of experience teaching classes, privates, workshops and leading retreats.  For more information, see or  or her YouTube channel

"Finding hip stability in a sea of squishy, stretched out hips does not have to take a doctorate in physical therapy and a decade of head scratching (like it took me!). Learn from my mistakes, meanderings and misadventures. I will show you the shortcut." - Ariele

Ariele Foster
Founder, Yoga Anatomy Academy

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Course Pricing

Refund Policy

Enrollment for this program is limited by both time and size.
Due to that, and the fact that on demand course access is issued immediately upon enrollment, we highly discourage sign ups from those who may need to ask for a refund after signing up. That said, if you learn that you will be unable to join any of the live classes prior to July 31st, but have enrolled in the program, we will be happy to refund the difference between the cost of Yoga for 3D Hip Stability and this series. (You have immediate access to Yoga for 3D Hip Stability upon enrollment). We will consider refund requests on a case by case basis until July 31st but not later.