Workshops 2020

A Taste of Anatomy
Zoom Workshops with Julie Gudmestad

Here’s a great opportunity for you to study with a world renowned yoga teacher and physical therapist who will help you understand your body more deeply!

In these three 2-hour workshops, Julie will focus on the knees, abs and shoulders to help improve your yoga poses, protect yourself from injury and deepen your practice.

Each session will be recorded and will include a digital handout
with illustrations of the highlighted anatomy.

Recordings will be available for 1 month after the Workshops.

If you can’t join the live session, you can still sign up
and request a recording to view at your convenience.

Protect Your Knees in Yoga

Saturday, Sept 19th
10:00 - 12:00 pm

$60 per class, or $150 for all 3.
Knees can be vulnerable in yoga poses. In this class, we’ll study a little anatomy to help you understand how to protect your knees as you practice, and which poses to practice to help keep your knees strong and healthy.
You’ll need a mat, block and strap.

Strengthen Your Abs in Yoga

Saturday, Sept 26, 2020
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

$60 per class, or $150 for all 3.
Kindergarten to Grad School. We all know that strong abs are important to help support the low back, pelvis, and internal organs, but they also form the foundation of some of yoga’s most challenging poses. We’ll move from beginning to advanced ab work, starting with easy movements that everyone can perform, and gradually add more challenge. With this gently progressive sequencing, you may be surprised at what you can do! You’ll need a mat, strap and block.

Open Your Shoulders for Yoga

Saturday, Oct 3rd, 2020
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

$60 per class, or $150 for all 3.
The shoulders are potentially among the most flexible joints in the body, and we need every bit of their mobility in yoga poses. However, many students come to yoga with tight shoulders, and need specific help to identify which poses to practice to improve flexibility. After studying some anatomy of the shoulders, we will practice poses to open them in all 3 dimensions. Your new flexibility will improve your poses and make challenging poses more accessible! You’ll need a mat, strap, blanket, block and chair.

  • These workshops are for students and teachers with at least 1 year of yoga experience.
  • Teachers can receive YA CE credits for the classes.
  • You MUST register online at least ONE HOUR before class begins. The link for each class will be emailed to all students who are registered ONE HOUR before class begins.


  • Members get 10% off.
  • Couples signing up together get 10% off each.
  • Contact the office to pay with discount.
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Julie Gudmestad, PT, has been active in Portland, Oregon, as a yoga teacher and licensed physical therapist for over 40 years. She has integrated her western medical knowledge with yoga training into a unique teaching style, and regularly teaches anatomy and asana workshops throughout the US, Canada and Europe.


Julie was a certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher for over 30 years, and now maintains Yoga Alliance certification at the ERYT-500 level. In addition to her PT license, she is also a certified Yoga Therapist through IAYT. For many years, she was the author of the Yoga Journal magazine’s “Anatomy of a Yogi” column. She continues to produce continuing education programs for yoga teachers and students, including webinars and videos through YogaU Online, and online videos through her home studio, Paxson Yoga Center in Portland.