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yoga and the pelvic floor: a workshop for women

WITH: Leslie Howard
WHEN: Saturday February 23, 2019; 1-6pm
COST: $90 Early Bird if paid in full by 2/16; $100 thereafter |  REGISTER

Proper strengthening and stabilizing of the pelvic floor helps to create the correct foundation of each movement in the body. 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
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 workshop will include anatomy, lecture, discussion, experiential movement, and yoga practices for hypertonic and hypotonic pelvic floors.
Open to all those who self-identify as women
No yoga experience required
This workshop qualifies for continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance
Bio: 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: