Pelvic Floor YogaTM    20-Hour Teacher Training with Leslie Howard (ZOOM)

We are thrilled to invite Leslie back to teach us, this time with her full 20-hour training. This is a very special event and we hope you will join us.

In this workshop, we will delve deeper into how to teach students with pelvic floor issues and applying Pelvic Floor YogaTM.  

Topics will include:

  • Cultural, medical and historical contexts of women and the pelvis
  • Current understanding of the pelvis, sexuality, misconceptions and modern medical care
  • In-depth anatomy of the pelvis, hip flexors and rotators and connective musculature and how they translate into pelvic health
  • How posture affects the pelvic floor
  • Identifying hypertonic vs. hypotonic muscles and the difference between a strong muscle and a tense muscle and a loose muscle
  • The role of emotion on the breath and how this impacts the pelvic floor
  • How to teach breath and asana to women who need tone in their pelvis and as well as those who have too much tone
  • How to hold a safe environment for women
  • What to do with the pelvic floor during all stages of pre and post natal
  • Restorative yoga for the pelvic floor

The training includes an e-book version of Leslie’s, Pelvic Liberation, which is the recommended reading. This training can be used for continuing education for Yoga Alliance and NCBTMB.

Saturday, April 2 – Wednesday, April 6, 2022

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT 

$500.00 CAD + tax

Leslie will teach in English and there will be simultaneous French translation for the duration of the course.


The course will take place live on ZOOM and will include feedback where necessary. A link to the class will be available for 3 weeks.

Leslie Howard is an Oakland-based yoga teacher, specializing in all things pelvic. She leads workshops and trainings nationally and has written a book about caring for the female pelvis, Pelvic Liberation. Her own struggles with healing her hips and pelvis led her to intense study of the anatomy, physiology, cultural messaging, history and energetics of this rich place. 

Leslie’s teaching is informed by over 3500 hours of yoga study with senior Iyengar yoga teachers. She considers Ramanand Patel her most important influence and mentor. She has designed two very successful studies for UCSF on how to use yoga to alleviate incontinence and pelvic pain. To learn more about Leslie visit:

A note about props:

Classes will be adjusted for using basic props. Ideally you will have a wall (or locked door) available and your mat set up before we begin. Additionally, if you have a belt, 2 blocks, 3 blankets, a bolster and a chair available, please have them near by.

If you have any questions about props, or camera placement, email Donna at