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Yoga for Pelvic Floor Health

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Dates
Saturday 2/12/2022 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Pricing
$54.00 Yoga for Pelvic Floor Health


The pelvic floor is one of the most under-discussed and misunderstood muscles groups of the body, and yet is one of the single most important. This set of core muscles control sexual function, elimination and suspend essential internal organs in place against the force of gravity. However, many of us do not give a thought to the pelvic floor until there is a problem.

Many people are surprised to find out that challenges with the pelvic floor are not limited to women who have given birth and the cure to pelvic floor issues is more than simply to “do some kegels.”   Like any other muscle group, the pelvic floor is at risk of being overly tight and/or loose in both men and women of any age. Hyper-contracted pelvic floor muscles and/or unstable muscles can contribute to incontinence, pain, organ prolapse or sexual dysfunction. The effects of life trauma and anxiety can get stored in this area of the body as well and can contribute to challenges in the pelvic floor.

This workshop is designed to bring mind-body awareness to this essential area of the body, demystifying it and aiding in identifying why one may have challenges in the pelvic floor. We will use yogic tools, such as breath work, meditation, posture and asana practice to not only understand pelvic anatomy and how to address issues when they arise, but to also to bring about lasting health, suppleness and strength to this set of vital muscles. No previous yoga experience necessary - just bring an open mind and a willingness to talk and listen about this part of the body with a mixed group.

3 YA CEUs available



Rebecca Henry

Owner/Director of Hatha Programming

Rebecca’s journey with yoga and meditation began more than twenty years ago when she took precepts with the Zen Buddhist Society of Compassionate Wisdom, finding that a vigorous yoga practice was the only way to keep her chattering mind quiet on her meditation mat. As those practices expanded into helping her with the stresses of school, and, later, work and family life, she has been exploring the benefits of her practice on and off the mat ever since.

Forever a student, Rebecca brings a beginners mind and an awakened heart to her practice and teaching. Compassion, empathy, humor and joy are at the core of all of her classes. Her focus is on alignment and mindful movement with breath in both a traditional hatha as well as vinyasa style.

Rebecca completed her 200 hour training with Tara Lemerise at Willow Street Yoga in Takoma Park, MD, pre and post natal yoga teacher training with Debra Flashenburg of the Prenatal Yoga Center of New York City and is certified with Leslie Howard in Pelvic Floor Yoga™. She has also done training with Tara Lemerise in Restorative Yoga. As a mother of two young boys, she is impassioned to support other women in their journey into motherhood through the mindfulness and body-centered practices of yoga and meditation. As birth and postpartum doula, she emphasizes childbirth education and body awareness in her pre- and postnatal classes, bringing these practical aspects together with a warm, nurturing teaching style.


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