WORKSHOP with special guest Leslie Howard
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 conditions such as pelvic pain, lower back, hip or groin problems, discomfort during sex or while using tampons, leakage when laughing or sneezing, frequent urination, prolapsed organs, pre and post pregnancy—or are just plain curious about this region of the body, this workshop is for you.
We will locate, assess, soften, stretch, strengthen and exercise the muscle groups of the pelvic floor, and discuss mula bandha, abdominal health and how to utilize the pelvic floor in asana.
We will explore subtle experiential movements to awaken your understanding of this often-ignored area. Although helpful, no yoga experience is required.
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 the female pelvis, Pelvic Liberation. She is a regular presenter for the Yoga Journal conferences and a regular contributor to Yoga Journal magazine. 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. Her teaching is informed by over 3500 hours of yoga study with senior Iyengar yoga teachers, notably Manouso Manos and Patricia Walden. She considers Ramanand Patel her most important influence and mentor. She has designed two very successful studies for UCSF on yoga to alleviate incontinence and pelvic pain. To learn more about Leslie, visit her website.
Saturday, October 12,
$110 Early bird pricing through Sept 30
$125 Full price Oct 1 & after
This workshop qualifies for continuing education credits (CEUs) with Yoga Alliance.
*or those who identify as women