Practical Anatomy: Rotator Cuff Muscles
With Julie Burtis, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Saturday, February 6, 2016
12 noon to 3 pm
Julie Burtis, Doctor of Physical Therapy, is offering her second anatomy workshop at Sunset Yoga Center. The workshop is called Practical Anatomy: Rotator Cuff Muscles.
This workshop is intended for both teachers of yoga or other physical practices and yoga 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 together to stabilize the spine and pelvis.
- 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 (pose) 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.
Please preregister as we need to know how many handouts to prepare and space is limited.
Julie Burtis 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 also offers our popular core strength series classes. Her next series, upper body strength starts Tuesday January 26th.