Movement Logic Shoulders Tutorial

Movement Logic Shoulders Tutorial



Preview our Shoulders Tutorial

About the Course

Let’s be honest, the shoulder is a pretty complicated bunch of joints that we tend to pay little attention to – until it hurts!  In truth, we can recover from injury, or prevent future injury from taking place, with regular care and feeding of our shoulders. What does that look like? Functional and progressive movements that both challenge us to maintain healthy shoulder mobility and strength, and also prepare us for those big shoulder based movements of pushing and pulling (what shoulders are made for!).

Our Shoulder Tutorial is here to help. With close to 3 hours of viewing and practice material, you will:

  • Learn a movement-based approach to working with clients who have an array of shoulder concerns, or who simply want to get stronger and more flexible through the whole shoulder girdle.
  • Acquire a progression of exercises that explore wrist and hand function, scapular control, end range strength and stability of the shoulder, and the required strength and functionality to perform the two most basic shoulder movements: pushing and pulling! These exercises can also easily be introduced into any movement class.
  • Review musculoskeletal anatomy to better understand how the shoulder integrates with the neck and trunk.
  • Study up-to-date, biopsychosocial pain science that breaks down old beliefs around shoulder positions and movements – and how we incorrectly emphasize position over function

What to Expect in our Shoulder Tutorial

  • Corrective and progressive exercise techniques for the hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders
  • Extensive anatomy, biomechanics and kinesiology, and movement myths busted
  • Watch immediately upon purchase!
  • Tutorials are available forever
  • Over 2.5 hours total viewing time
  • 5 hours Yoga Alliance CEUs

Tutorial Outline

Part 1: Body Science (52:12)
Nine Lessons

  • Intro (4:13)
  • Anatomy and Kinesiology of the Shoulder Joint Complex (10:04)
  • Muscles of the Shoulder Joint Complex (6:41)
  • Incongruencies (8:19)
  • Taking a Positive Approach to Teaching Movement (4:10)
  • Myth-Busting Part 1 (4:30)
  • Myth-Busting Part 2 (6:15)
  • Myth-Busting Part 3 (4:00)
  • Load Imbalances in the Yoga Practice and the Importance of Load Exposure vs. Load Avoidance (3:54)

Part 2: Hand, Wrist, Elbow: Conditioning for Pushing and Pulling (19:45)
Ten Exercise Progressions

  • Intro (00:36)
  • 1 – Wrist Abs (2:53)
  • 2 – Bottom’s Up (3:29)
  • 3 – The Tipsy Dowel (1:28)
  • 4- aROM and pROM Wrist Mobility (1:33)
  • 5- Hand Hovers (1:14)
  • 6 – Block Hovers (1:07)
  • 7 – Grip Strength in Pulling (1:34)
  • 8 – Squeezy Hand Hovers (1:22)
  • 9 – Touchy Squeezy (1:01)
  • 10 – Push Me Pull Me (4:03)

Part 3a: Can You Move Your Shoulder Blades?: Scapular Control, Mobility, and Stabilization (16:40)
Four Exercise Progressions

  • 1 – Scapular Clocks (5:28)
  • 2 – Scapular Pushups with Multiple Modes of Feedback (3:13)
  • 3 – Banded Scapular Circles in Multiple Orientations (6:36)
  • 4 – Scapular Circles from Extension (1:23)

Part 3b: Rotator Cuff Stuff: A Focus on Shoulder Stability (12:13)
Five Exercise Progressions

  • 1 – Tree Huggers (2:17)
  • 2 – D1 and D2 Patters (6:59)
  • 3 – Wonder Woman (0:33)
  • 4 – The Floss (0:31)
  • 5 – Reverse Turn Table (1:53)

Part 4a: End Range Strength and Stability: Getting Ready to Load in All the Ways (27:58)
Eleven Exercise Progressions

  • 1 – pROM to aROM internal rotation (1:21)
  • 2 – Serratus Lift Off (2:13)
  • 3 – Feeling Push Back (00:58)
  • 4 – Bolster Your Core (3:45)
  • 5 – Banded Push Outs (3:03)
  • 6 – Around The World (1:32)
  • 7 – Floating Block (3:46)
  • 8 – Climb the Pole (3:08)
  • 9 – Big Ball Squeeze (1:38)
  • 10 – Wash the Wall (3:50)
  • 11 – Floor Scrubs (4:04)

Part 4b: Pull Up and Push Up Progressions (14:05)

  • Getting Ready to Pull Up (5:11)
  • Getting Ready to Push Up (8:54)

Part 5: Possible Solutions for Frozen Shoulder (7:24)
One Lesson Four Exercises

  • About Frozen Shoulders (3:35)
  • 1 – Dowel Slide (00:40)
  • 2 – Zip Up Your Dress (00:35)
  • 3 – Sleep Standing Up (00:45)
  • 4 – Heavy Arm Hang (1:09)
  • Closing (00:40)


1. I’m not a teacher. Is this tutorial for students, too?

Absolutely. This tutorial is for anyone. It is meant for teachers and students alike.

2. Do I have to have a strong background in anatomy to benefit from the information in this tutorial?

Not at all. The tutorial will cover kinesiology and muscle anatomy, but it is presented in a way that is easily accessible to anyone.

3. Are the exercises presented in this tutorial only for private students or would they also work in a group class setting?

Both. The topics and exercises will be appropriate in group setting and one-on-one sessions.

4. How long will I have access to this tutorial?


5. Do I need special props?

Props suggested are: a chair, a resistance band, a kettlebell or hardcover book, a dowel, blankets, and yoga blocks. Some or all will help with receiving the maximum benefit of the tutorial.

6. I have a shoulder injury. Can I still do the exercises?

With approval by a doctor or physical therapist, yes!

About Your Teachers

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Laurel Beversdorf is an international yoga educator, the creator of Yoga with Resistance Bands classes and trainings and Body of Knowledge anatomy and biomechanics workshops, and a Yoga Tune Up® and Roll Model® trainer. Laurel regularly presents trainings and workshops at locations like Kripalu, YogaWorks, and studios around the world. Her classes blend strength training, rehabilitation practices, myofascial release, and yoga. Laurel has written for Yoga Journal, Shut Up & Yoga, and the Tune Up Fitness blog. A Wisconsin native, she lives in NYC with her husband, baby girl, and two cats.

Sarah Court is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, and the creator of Quantum Leap. She teaches public workshops, anatomy for yoga teacher trainings, and trains teachers worldwide. She developed and teaches her Quantum Leap continuing education program to make sophisticated movement science easy for movement teachers to understand and put to use in their work. Most of the time, you can find her practicing physical therapy at Postureworks in Santa Monica.

Anula Maiburg was born in Israel and moved to NYC in 2001 in order to pursue a career in photography. While working on her degree at the School of Visual Arts she fell in love with Pilates through the classes and private sessions she took around the city. After receiving her Masters in Fine Art from the Royal College in London and a few years at a “desk” job she realized happiness wasn’t in front of the computer screen. She decided to attended the Kane School for Core Integration (Kinected) to become a fully certified teacher graduated in 2009. After several years teaching she was accepted into the Kathy Grant Heritage Training Masers and graduated in 2014. In 2017 Anula started a world tour. Spanning all over the US, Canada, Europe, UK and Australia. She’s been hosted by Polestar, Breathe Education, Balanced Body and Stott. Anula is passionate about upholding the traditions and principles of Pilates while being able to update and personalize them for the needs of her students. She also feels strongly about volunteering her time to the LGBTQ community and believes Pilates is a wonderful movement modality and a tool for healing in a supportive environment.


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