Pelvic Floor Yoga with Leslie Howard
Pelvic Floor Yoga Virtual Workshop with Leslie Howard
8:00-10:00am MST (Tucson Local Time) Monday November 15
The human pelvis and the pelvic muscles are an under-appreciated region of the anatomy. Important not only for sexuality, the pelvic muscles are crucial for optimal functioning of the body. The pelvic muscles begin at perineum and are a complex arrangement of muscles that hold all of the lower organs. Heredity, life-style, and childbirth all have an effect on the perineum and the pelvic floor muscles. Common problems that are related to the health of the pelvis are:
- lumbar spinal problems
- sacroiliac, hip or sciatic pain
- bladder weakness
- digestive, menstrual and sexual difficulties
This workshop will begin with an anatomic overview including descriptions, drawings and identification of the pelvic floor muscles. Afterward, we will explore a series of specific exercises for self-discovery, including both physical poses and breathing exercises to increase the flexibility, strength, and coordination of each of the pelvic functions.
$40 – Purchase Here
Yoga Teachers can receive 2hrs of Continuing Education from Yoga Alliance.
Leslie 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. 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.
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.