Stuart Stark, PT

Stuart's association with Julie Gudmestad began when he was referred to her for physical therapy following a lifting injury. He quickly learned that her yoga-based exercise approach to physical therapy (PT) was not only successful to his own healing but also inspirational in his physical therapy career.

In 1990, shortly after recovering from his back injury, Stuart became a yoga student of Julie's as well as a co-worker, incorporating yoga into his private physical therapy practice. His specialties include sports-related injuries, low back and neck problems as well as knee and shoulder problems, both acute/post-surgical and chronic.

Stuart graduated from physical therapy school in the Netherlands in 1979, and began teaching yoga at Gudmestad Yoga Studio in 1993. His energetic nature, keen eye, and New York sense of humor not only keep his students entertained while working on perfecting their poses, but eager to learn more.

An avid European traveler, much to his students' delight, Stuart has led an annual (since 2006) weeklong yoga retreat to Tuscany.