Julie Gudmestad

Julie Gudmestad, PT, C-IAYT has been active in Portland, Oregon, as a yoga teacher and licensed physical therapist for over 40 years. She has integrated her western medical knowledge with yoga training into a unique teaching style, and regularly teaches anatomy and asana workshops throughout the US, Canada and Europe.

Julie was a certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher for over 30 years, and now maintains Yoga Alliance certification at the ERYT-500 level. In addition to her PT license, she is also a certified Yoga Therapist through IAYT. For many years, she was the author of the Yoga Journal magazine’s “Anatomy of a Yogi” column. She continues to produce continuing education programs for yoga teachers and students, including webinars and videos through YogaUOnline, and online videos through her home studio, Paxson Yoga Center in Portland.

 

Practice Channel Julie Gudmestad

Increasing Calf Flexibility

Improving calf flexibility is an issue for many people coming to yoga and even experienced... more

Practice Channel Julie Gudmestad

Activating and Strengthening the Hip Extensors

While we focus a lot on the hip flexors in yoga, we rarely hear about the hip extensors.... more

Practice Channel Julie Gudmestad

New Light on Camel Pose - Ustrasana

In this 60-minute class, Julie guides us through a heart-opening sequence that culminates in... more