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Way of the Happy Fascia

Learn head-to-toe self-myofascial release with doctor of physical therapy and renowned yoga teacher, Dr. Ariele Foster

Self-myofascial release (also known as fascia release or self-massage) is a practice that deeply compliments yoga asana and other movement modalities. It has the profound effects of calming your nervous system, improving your mobility and the power to reduce pain. It is a self-care skill that will benefit and enhance the rest of your life.

What you'll find in this course:

This fascia release online course offers 7+ hours of comprehensive guided full-body myofascial release practice and fundamental information on fascia.

  • 4+ hours of video
  • 2 hours of downloadable audio
  • 2 PDFs and text accompanying each video

What makes this course unique:

Your instructor, Dr Ariele Foster, has a unique perspective on fascia as a yoga teacher and movement educator of 20 years and a practicing Doctor of Physical Therapy. While you experience self-massage, she explains the latest knowledge and nuance on the science of fascia and optimal movement.

What does myofascial release do for me?

Another way to describe myofascial release is self-massage. Just like after a good massage, we hope you enjoy a lightness, freedom and sense of renewal in your body. You may also notice improved flexibility or mobility, and reduction of pain.


Course Curriculum


  PRACTICE: TMJ / Jaw
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  History of Myofascial Release
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  Certificate of Completion
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Your Instructor


Dr. Ariele Foster
Dr. Ariele Foster

Ariele Foster, PT, DPT, E-RYT 500 is a doctor of physical therapy, yoga teacher since 2001, an anatomy teacher for yoga teacher trainings, and founder of Yoga Anatomy Academy. She has a passion for creative, intelligent yoga instruction and for making yoga anatomy accessible.

Her interdisciplinary teaching is grounded in both the compassionate approach of Kripalu Yoga and her deep understanding of musculoskeletal well-being from working with thousands of patients.

Ariele has completed yoga teacher trainings and immersions in Kripalu, Anusara, Therapeutics, Hatha Yoga and the tradition of Maty Ezraty / YogaWorks and is an ambassador for KiraGrace clothing. She teaches yoga and movement online and practices physical therapy telehealth from her home (and in person in her clinic) in Washington DC.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online 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 - across any and all devices you own.
What items will I need to buy?
This course opens with an introduction to the vast world of tools for myofascial release. You do not need to buy all of them or any of them, but you will get an idea if some tools are tempting enough to be worth the investment. In most cases, you can complete this course with household items like tennis or lacrosse balls or a water bottle wrapped in a towel.
Who is this course for? Do I have to be a yoga teacher?
This course is for everybody. No previous experience is required. ALL BODIES / ALL AGES ARE WELCOME, and no yoga experience is required. Some positions require ability to lie on your back or on your abdomen.
Do I get Continuing Education Credits for this course?
YES! 6 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 continuing education credits for personal trainers, physical and occupational therapists, and others.
What is your refund policy for this course?
We have made substantial portions of this course downloadable - so that you can easily access your certificate, have an audio portion to continue learning while offline, and even print PDFs. For that reason, refunds are not offered for this course. Your purchase of the course indicates your understanding of this policy.

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