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Taste of Anatomy

Taste of Anatomy

Zoom Workshops with Julie Gudmestad

OFFERING THE LIVE, IN-PERSON Anatomy Awareness in Asana week in the studio isn’t a possibility, because of the current public health situation. We are instead offering these 2-hour workshops to keep your interest in anatomy alive. These workshops are designed to help improve your poses, protect yourself from injury and deepen your practice. The online presentations will be recorded and will include a digital handout with illustrations of the highlighted anatomy.

THESE CLASSES ARE INTENDED for teachers, and practitioners with at least one year of asana experience. Teachers can receive Yoga Alliance CE credits for the classes.

You MUST register online at least fifteen minutes before class begins. The link for the class will be emailed to you when you register and again the day before the class. (If you do not receive the link in your inbox, check your spam or junk folder.)


Saturday, May 15, 2021

10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Many people in sedentary societies have weak back muscles, making them prone to back injuries. We need back strength not only to help prevent pain and injuries, but to improve posture, and make challenging yoga poses more accessible. In this class, we’ll briefly look at the anatomy of the back muscles, spending most of our time practicing poses to build strength. The sequence will start with easy poses, gradually adding challenge as we build to harder poses, so each person can work at an appropriate level for their current condition.
This is not a therapeutics class, and is not recommended if you are currently dealing with a back injury.

Two CE credits are available with Yoga Alliance.
Props: Mat, block, blanket, chair

**This course is appropriate for our Level 3 students and above, or anyone with at least a year of practice. It is not eligible for the New Student Discount.