(This is a cumulative 4-part series that will span both Saturday & Sunday. It is recommended that you register for the entire series with a Full Festival Pass. You may, however, choose the Saturday Pass if you can only attend one day.)
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 upper back, neck and shoulders. 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
This anatomy intensive with Julie Gudmestad is rarely available in this form and will provide clear application of anatomy. It is not appropriate for beginners, please have at lease 1 year of yoga experience. This is not a therapeutics class and is not appropriate for anyone with acute injury or severely limited mobility. Qualifies for 10 hours of continuing education credit with Yoga Alliance.
Please bring a mat, 2 blocks, strap and 2 blankets.