Julie Gudmestad returns to London to share more of her knowledge on the therapeutic applications of yoga. As a yoga teacher and physical therapist with 40 years of experience, she has devoted her professional life to integrating her physical therapist’s knowledge of the body, and how it is injured, with the healing powers of yoga.

Muscle imbalances and misalignments are often at the root of injuries and overuse problems, as well as contributing to chronic and recurrent pain. This workshop will focus on using yoga poses to rebuild strength and flexibility while correcting misalignment. While some previous study of anatomy is strongly suggested, these five days will focus on asana practice and sequencing, rather than in-depth anatomy study.

We will start with simple movements which are appropriate for deconditioned students, as is usually the case after an injury recovery period. Then we’ll sequentially build to more challenging poses. During the practice, we will work to train your eyes to see structural misalignments and areas of vulnerability in the poses. As you practice the poses, you’ll learn how to stabilise weak areas, and improve the mobility of stiff, guarded areas, with the goal of restoring normal, pain-free movement and a strong yoga practice.

Pre-requisites: Some previous study of anatomy.

Because this workshop will be active, it is not appropriate for students with acute injuries or conditions that severely limit mobility.

_Please note that this workshop counts towards elective hours on the Yoga Therapy Diploma

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On completion of the whole five days, you will receive a Yogacampus certificate of completion.

About Julie Gudmestad

Julie Gudmestad has been active in Portland, Oregon, as a yoga teacher and licensed physical therapist for over 30 years. Her yoga teaching is primarily informed by the Iyengar method, with modifications to the traditional approach that have significantly enhanced its effectiveness, safety and clarity. Julie has integrated Western medical knowledge with yoga training into a unique teaching style.

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Wednesday 31st May to Sunday 4th June 2017

10.00 am to 5.00 pm each day with lunch break.



Other Information

Maximum participants: 45

Number of hours: 30

How to book?



Yogacampus London


Full details

For yoga teachers, trainee teachers and experienced yoga students. Some previous anatomy training is recommended: you will be expected to have a working knowledge of basic anatomy terms and major muscle groups in the body. Also counts as an approved elective for the Yogacampus Yoga Therapy Diploma Course


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What our students say

Julie is a master of communication - very accessible. Loretta Stowell on Anatomy, Alignment and Asana, July 2014

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