Practical Anatomy Workshop – Rotator Cuff Muscles
with Julie Burtis, DPT
Saturday, February 6th
12 to 3 pm, $50
This workshop is intended for both teachers and students who wish to gain a better understanding of this complex area of the body. This class will include both traditional lecture and hands-on learning. In this three-hour workshop, participants will:
- Understand the anatomy of the rotator cuff muscles and how these muscle groups work to move and stabilize the shoulder joint.
- Learn to see and feel contraction and relaxation in these muscles in order to better understand their function.
- Learn simple tests to assess for strength and muscle imbalance. Discuss the importance of the rotator cuff muscles in asana practice as well as other physical endeavors.
No previous experience of anatomy or yoga is required. Copies of anatomical illustrations will be provided for all participants.
Julie is a physical therapist and a certified Iyengar Yoga instructor at the Introductory ll level. She is a graduate of the teacher training program at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco and has traveled to India twice to study with the Iyengar family. Her teaching integrates mindfulness, breath work, and precise therapeutic exercise. She enjoys working with students of all levels and is particularly interested in chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome. Julie’s physical therapy practice is at PT-360.