M - Th 9 am - 4 pm, Fr 10 am - 1:30 pm Sat/Sun CLOSED


6840 S. Macadam Ave. Portland, OR 97219


Anatomy Awareness in Asana


Portland, Oregon
This workshop has been cancelled for 2020. Please check out the Taste of Anatomy Workshops.

A Weeklong Class Series with Julie Gudmestad, a certified yoga therapist and E-RYT 500. Julie has been a practicing physical therapist for over 40 years. She teaches at 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:

• Use lecture, demonstration and asana practice to support your learning.

• 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, 2021 (actual dates coming)

Monday through Friday, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Paxson Yoga Center

6840 S. Macadam Ave, Portland, OR 97219

(503) 223-8157


$700.00 for the week

25 Yoga Alliance CE credit available


Early registration is recommended to reserve your space. Due to the sequential nature of the classes, we will not take partial registrations. Send $100 non-refundable deposit or full tuition (must be US funds) to: Paxson Yoga Center 3903 s.w. Kelly Ave, suite 210, Portland, OR 97239.  Please note that we ask you to make full payment by July 20 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.


We have created a list of suggestions for lodging. It doesn’t include any hotels as they are abundant and easy to find. We did include a few Bed & Breakfast and Airbnb options to get you started.

Download the lodging information here.


Please acquire at least one of these books and familiarize yourself with it. You may want to bring it with you for additional information.

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.