Julie Gudmestad: Muscle Imbalances, Neck and Shoulder Pain:
Yoga Solutions

19 – 20 August, 2017

at Yogacampus, Manchester

9.30am–5.00pm with lunch break


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


Meximum participants: 30


“Julie has been one of the most inspirational teachers for me. She teaches so very skilfully, taking great care to 'keep everybody on board' as she shares her wealth of knowledge and experience with humour, passion and compassion.ANDREA HANAGARTH


Julie GudmestadAfter 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.


Related video:

Watch Julie talk about the iliopsoas muscle



The cost of this 2-day, 12-hour training is £170.



All bookings and payments taken online via Yogacampus


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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