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
- Pre- and post pregnancy
In this workshop we will locate, assess, soften, stretch, strengthen and exercise the muscle groups of the pelvic floor, and discuss mula bandh, abdominal health, and how to utilize the pelvic floor in asana. Part one of the workshop will begin with anatomy, lecture, and discussion, followed by subtle experiential movements to awaken your understanding of this often-ignored area. Part two will be two yoga practices for hypertonic and hypotonic pelvic floors. The protocol is similar to the classes taught in the UCSF studies. A series of specific exercises and asanas for the pelvic floor will follow. Handouts will be provided.
Bring your friends, sisters, mothers, and daughters! Although helpful, no yoga experience is required. This workshop qualifies for continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance. Please note: this workshop is the first day of Leslie's Pelvic Floor Teacher Training, and is included in the full training registration.
*and those who identify as women