Portland, Oregon
August 5 - 9, 2019

*** This workshop is FULL! We will start a waitlist. ***

A Weeklong Class Series with Julie Gudmestad, a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. Julie has been a practicing physical therapist for over 40 years. She runs a combined yoga studio and physical therapy practice in Portland, Oregon, as well as teaching workshops throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. Additionally, she wrote the Yoga Journal column, ‘Anatomy of a Yogi’ for several years.

INSPIRE AND DEEPEN YOUR YOGA PRACTICE by studying anatomy with Julie Gudmestad. During this series we will focus on one area at a time, starting by seeing and feeling bones, joints and muscles. Then we will bring anatomy to life by practicing poses that strengthen and stretch the highlighted muscles. The asana practice will build from easy to more challenging poses. Everyone will be encouraged to work at their own pace, with ample time for questions. Anatomy can be fun!

We will:

     • Learn to “see” muscles in action, and correctly describe the movement.

     • Use and practice anatomical language to help deepen your understanding of human movement patterns.

     • Study how muscle imbalances can contribute to pain and disrupt the injury healing process.

     • Suggest poses and sequences to help make progress with challenging poses.

August 5 - 9, 2019
Monday through Friday, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Gudmestad Yoga Studio
3903 s.w. Kelly, suite 210, Portland, OR 97239
(503) 223-8157

$650.00 for the week
Yoga Teacher CE credit available
We work hard to provide an excellent class at a fair price. To avoid increasing tuition to make up for credit card charges, we would appreciate if you’d pay for the workshop by cash or check, if it is not an inconvenience. This saves us the steep charges from the credit card companies, and helps keep the workshop accessible to all. Thank you!

Early registration is recommended to reserve your space. Due to the sequential nature of the classes, we will not take partial registrations. Send $50 non-refundable deposit or full tuition (must be US funds) to: Gudmestad Yoga Studio, 3903 s.w. Kelly Ave, suite 210, Portland, OR 97239.  Please note that we ask you to make full payment by July 23 to hold your space in the workshop, or your space may be given to someone on the waiting list. If you need to make special financial arrangements, please call us at (503) 223-8157 before June 30.

Click here to download flyer/registration form.

If this is your first visit to Portland, you’ll be happy to find our downtown area very pedestrian friendly, with many fine restaurants, shops and museums nearby. Our studio is located just south of downtown, either a short bus ride (10 minutes or so), or if you’re feeling energetic perhaps a brisk walk (approximate distance is 2 miles from downtown). We’ve selected just a few that are convenient and moderately priced. All are within walking distance of the downtown bus mall. You may want to have a car or plan to ride the bus, especially if you are bringing props.

University Place, 310 SW Lincoln St, (503) 221-0140

Hotel Modera, 515 SW Clay St, (503) 484-1084

Rivers Edge Hotel & Spa, 0455 SW Hamilton Ct, (503) 802-5800

Mark Spencer Hotel, 409 SW 11th Avenue, (503) 224-3293

Ace Hotel, 1022 SW Stark St, (503) 228-2277

Hotel Lucia, 400 SW Broadway, (503) 225-1717

Several of our past attendees have been really happy with a bed and breakfast located right around the corner from our studio that is most convenient. Check it out at

Another option is through We know of one small home in Sellwood which is a short drive from the studio. You’ll find it at Of course, this is just one option. There are many choices.

To check on bus routes, max and scheduling, transportation from the airport to your lodging, etc., go to: Our studio is located at the corner of SW Abernethy & Kelly.

ANATOMY OF MOVEMENT, Blandine Calais-Germain, Eastland Press, Seattle, WA

THE ANATOMY COLORING BOOK, Wynn Kapit/Lawrence M. Elson, Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers

MUSCLES: TESTING & FUNCTION, 4th or 5th edition, with Posture & Pain, Florence Kendall, Elizabeth McCreary, Patricia Provance, Williams & Wilkins.