söndag 9 maj 2010

Julie Gudmestad in Helsinki - 17 - 19 July, 2010

Anatomy Awareness in Asana

Shoulder joint, Neck and Upper Back

This workshop is designed to acquaint yoga students, teacher trainees and teachers with anatomical vocabulary, musculoskeletal structures and movement patterns in relation to the yoga asanas. Our particular focus for the workshop will be on the shoulder joint, neck and upper back. Our time together will involve lecture, demonstration and discussion as well as direct work in the asanas. We will

- learn to ‘see’ muscles in action, and correctly describe the movement,

- understand how muscles interact to form movement patterns in yoga poses,

- see demonstrations of both structure and function,

- participate in asana practice sessions that allow you to feel, in your own body, the actions of muscles and the dramatic effects of subtle changes in alignment.

Workshop times:

Saturday and Sunday 17–18 July

Anatomy Awareness

10.00–13.00 and 14.30–17.30

Monday 19 July

Special day for teachers and experienced students; theme to be decided over the weekend


The weekend workshop is open to and will benefit students, teachers and teacher trainees of all styles of yoga and of all levels of experience. In the Monday workshop, prior experience in Iyengar yoga is preferred.


Sat + Sun 165€/150€ (concessions)

Teachers’ day 60€/45€ (concessions)


eija (at) eternel.fi

studioyama (at) kolumbus.fi

Venue: Studio Yama, Bulevardi 27, Aleksanterin teatteri, 4th floor

Julie Gudmestad, P.T., has been active in Portland, Oregon, as a yoga teacher and licensed physical therapist for over 30 years. She has integrated Western medical knowledge with yoga training into a unique teaching style, and has taught many workshops throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. She is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher and a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, and is the former author of many years of the Yoga Journal column ‘Anatomy of a Yogi’.


Julie began teaching yoga in 1970 when she was a student at Reed College. Introduced to Iyengar yoga in the late 70’s, Julie became Iyengar certified in 1988. At that time, she opened her own studio and began to train the teachers who currently teach there.

Go on to Julie’s web site, where you’ll find her articles about anatomy and yoga.

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