Atelier Yoga & Périnée du 22 et 23 mars 2014 (en)


Leslie Howard
Yoga and the pelvic floor – a workshop for women only

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”. Pelvic pain, lower back, hip or groin problems, discomfort, skin irritation, prolapsed organs, pregnancy and birth.

Whether you experience any of these conditions or are just 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. Discuss mula bandha, abdominal health and how to utilize the pelvic floor asanas.

The workshop will begin with anatomy, lecture and discussion, followed by subtle experiential movements to awaken our understanding of this often ignored area. A series of specific exercises and asanas for the pelvic floor will follow.
Also helpful, no yoga experience is required. This workshop qualifies for continuing education credits with yoga alliance.

Leslie Howard is a San Francisco-based yoga teacher, specializing in all things pelvic. She leads workshops and trainings nationally and is co-writing a book about the female pelvis. Her own struggles with healing her hips and pelvis led her to intense study of the anatomy and physiology.of this rich place. Her teaching is informed by over 3000 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.

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