Julie Gudmestad: Sprained, Strained or Pained –
Using Yoga to Rebuild after Injury

20 – 24 June, 2018

at Yogacampus, London

9.30am–5.00pm every day with lunch break


Total hours of study:
30, eligible towards 500-hour certification with The Yoga Academy


Maximum participants: 45


“Julie Gudmestad is both an example to all teachers with her highly effective teaching methodology, and one of the most well informed and practical applied anatomy teachers in the world today. All teachers and students need to experience at least one workshop with this gifted and inspiring yoga teacher. You will learn so much that you will want to return year after year to study with her. Your practice and your teaching will be enriched and realigned.SIMON LOW


Julie GudmestadA great opportunity to join one of the west's leading yoga and anatomy teachers to learn how to work with common injuries in yoga classes. Although primarily aimed at teachers and trainee teachers, this information will be valuable to all practitioners.


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.


Julie Gudmestad

This workshop will focus on using yoga poses to rebuild strength and flexibility for students who are returning to yoga after injury, illness or other cause of deconditioning. 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 stabilize weak areas, and improve the mobility of stiff, guarded areas, with the goal of restoring normal, pain-free movement and a strong yoga practice.


Topics to be covered include:

  • Foot and knee alignment and stabilization in standing and sitting poses
  • Restoring normal hip mobility
  • In-depth work with the pelvis as the foundation of the spine
  • Strengthening essential posture support muscles
  • Work with the scapula as the foundation of the arm and shoulder
  • Restoring normal shoulder mobility
  • Restoring normal neck movement and alignment, with safety applications for yoga poses


This training weekend carries 30 hours of study towards the 500-hour certification with The Yoga Academy.



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.


Related video:

Watch Julie talk about the iliopsoas muscle



The cost of this 5-day, 30-hour training is £625.



All bookings and payments taken online via Yogacampus


“Finding a profound knowledge of the human body combined with a gift for clear communication is a privilege and a joy. Julie’s teaching has been of far reaching and lasting value both to my yoga teaching and my personal practice.LORETTA STOWELL


About Julie Gudmestad

Julie GudmestadJulie 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, interactive teaching style, and has taught workshops in Europe, Canada and throughout the U.S. She is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher and a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, and was the author of the Yoga Journal column “Anatomy of a Yogi” for over seven years.


Julie presents her teachings in a very clear and accessible manner. Studying anatomy with Julie is fun, and she shares many educational case studies from her years as a physical therapist. You will learn materials and skills that will be highly user friendly in both teaching and practice. Julie addresses areas of the anatomy which are common areas of injury, acute and chronic pain and poor postural awareness. She shares knowledge and guidance to help you become more aware and skilled in the effective teaching and practice of yoga in a therapeutic context.




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