Proper strengthening and stabilizing of the pelvic floor helps to create the correct foundation of each movement in the body. This is the true meaning of “core work.” Whether you experience any of these conditions, or are just plain curious about this region of the body, this workshop is for you:
- pelvic pain
- lower back, hip or groin problems
- discomfort during sex or while using tampons
- skin irritation
- leak when laughing or sneezing
- have to go the bathroom too often
- prolapsed organs
- pregnancy and birth
In this workshop we will locate, assess, soften, stretch, strengthen and exercise the muscle groups of the pelvic floor, discuss mula bandha, abdominal health and how to utilize the pelvic floor in asana. The first day of the workshop will begin with anatomy, lecture and discussion, followed by subtle experiential movements to awaken your understanding of this often ignored area. A series of specific exercises and asanas for the pelvic floor will follow. We will look at therapeutic application of postures and breathing for different conditions. Handouts will be provided. Although helpful, no yoga experience is required. This workshop qualifies for continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance.
Saturday + Sunday, May 18 + 19, 2019
Noon – 5:00 PM, daily
$350 + tax
Payment must be made in advance to secure your place. Keep in mind that space is limited. Payment can be made by phone or on-line by credit card – or in person at the studio by cash, cheque, credit or debit card.
Leslie Howard is an Oakland, California-based, internationally acclaimed, yoga educator who pioneered the growing field of yoga for pelvic health. Leslie leads Pelvic Floor Yoga™ certification trainings and other workshops across the United States and internationally. Her teaching is informed by over 3,500 hours of study with senior Iyengar yoga teachers Patricia Walden, and Ramanand Patel. Leslie’s own struggles to heal her hips and pelvis led her to intense study of the anatomy, physiology, cultural messaging, history and energetics of this complex area of the body. To find out more about Leslie, go to: