After the last two years sell out events in Manchester we are delighted Julie Gudmestad is returning to teach a two-day workshop on the topic of Muscle Imbalances, Neck and Shoulder Pain.

Muscle imbalances can contribute to pain, injury, and chronic problems in any part of the body, and a thoughtful yoga practice can help to correct these imbalances. In this workshop, we will review the anatomy of important muscle groups, and how imbalances (strong vs. weak and tight vs. flexible) contribute to misalignments that set the stage for problems. We will also practice yoga poses and sequences to help correct imbalances, improve alignment and relieve pain.

Specific focus will be placed on the upper back, neck and shoulders as well as important muscle groups that include the trapezius, serratus anterior, and the rotator cuff.

This workshop is open to all. Some previous study of anatomy is helpful but not mandatory.

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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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Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th August 2017

9.30am to 5pm with lunch break.



Other Information

Maximum participants: 30

Number of hours: 12

How to book?



Yogacampus Manchester


Full details

For yoga teachers, trainee teachers, and all practitioners with an understanding of anatomy. This training counts as an approved electives for the Yogacampus Yoga Therapy Diploma


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What our students say

Judith is unique: funny, sincere and wise. A Yogacampus student on Relax and Renew: Learning to Teach Restorative Yoga, July 2014

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