Julie Gudmestad

Julie has devoted her professional life to integrating the healing benefits of yoga with her medical training as a physical therapist. She has integrated decades of patient care experience with 40 years of yoga teaching into a unique teaching style, and teaches workshops throughout the US, Canada, and Europe, often focusing on the anatomy of asana or therapeutic applications of yoga. She owns a combined PT and Yoga studio in Portland, Oregon, and has published over 45 articles and columns in publications such as Yoga Journal and Yoga International.

Practice Channel Julie Gudmestad

Beginner's Hamstring Stretch

Many people come to yoga with very tight hamstrings. Tight hamstrings limit our ability to... more

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Dump the Slump! Deepen Your Backbends to Improve Posture

The amount of time we spend sitting in chairs closes up our front body: our hips flex at a... more

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Melt Away Tension with Wide-Leg Seated Forward Bends

Forward bends allow for deep release: they peel of layers of physical and muscular tension,... more

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Increasing Calf Flexibility

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

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Activating and Strengthening the Hip Extensors

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

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New Light on Camel Pose - Ustrasana

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