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Find Your Root: Pelvic Floor Yoga and the Energy Body

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Monday 9/27/2021 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Monday 10/4/2021 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm

$90.00 Find Your Root: Pelvic Floor Yoga and the Energy Body

Yoga is an energy management system called nadis.  Yoga poses and breathing practices are practiced to build awareness of blockages or challenges of the nadis.  This is step one.  After cultivating an awareness of the subtle body, one can then apply yoga poses and pranayama to effect change.  The pelvis is the transmission station of the feet and legs to communicate with the upper body.  And the pelvic floor is the seat of the root chakra which is associated with our feelings of safety and security.  

Often there can be emotional and physical holding in this area that can contribute to physical and energetic binding.  The pelvic floor needs to be both stable and flexible.  Some red flags that your pelvis needs attention are:  

  • 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   

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 yoga asana and breath work to address the two types of pelvic floors. There will be a focus on working the energy body to maximize the healing benefits of asana work.  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 and IAYT. * all female identified or female assigned at birth people welcome. 

Leslie Howard

Leslie Howard is an Oakland-based yoga teacher, specializing in all things pelvic. She leads workshops and trainings worldwide 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.    To learn more about Leslie or for some online education opportunities visit:

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