🔸 Pelvic Floor Yoga Workshop & Teacher Training

Led by

Leslie Howard

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 caring for the female pelvis, Pelvic Liberation. She is...

🔸 Pelvic Floor Yoga Workshop & Teacher Training

Available In Studio and/or Streaming

Friday, February 23 - Monday, February26
  • Friday, 2/23        12-5PM  
    • Please note that Friday is an Introductory Workshop that can be attended separate to the whole training. See pricing below. 
  • Saturday, 2/24   12-6PM 
  • Sunday, 2/25     1-6PM 
  • Monday, 2/26    1:30-4:45PM

  • WHOLE TRAINING: $599 ($550 before February 9)
  • Introductory Workshop / FRIDAY ONLY: $150 

Recordings will be available for 3 weeks after the workshop dates for those who are unable to attend at these times or who wish to revisit the teachings.

Please join Leslie Howard at Yoga Soup for this very special 4-day Immersion Pelvic Floor Yoga Teacher Training.

The first day of the training will be a Pelvic Floor Yoga Introductory Workshop.  

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." 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 & post pregnancy
 
The workshop will begin with anatomy lecture, followed by subtle experiential movements to awaken your understanding of this often ignored area. Then there will be yoga practices for hypertonic and hypotonic pelvic floors. A series of specific exercises and asanas for the pelvic floor will follow. Handouts will be provided. Bring your friends, sisters, mothers and daughters.

Although helpful, no yoga experience is required. This workshop qualifies for continuing ed credits with Yoga Alliance.

The remaining 3 days of the training will be a Pelvic Floor Yoga Teacher Training. 

In this twenty hour workshop, we will delve deeper into how to teach students with pelvic floor issues and applying Pelvic Floor YogaTM. Leslie's methodology is scientifically proven to be seventy percent effective for pelvic floor issues. Topics will include:

  • Cultural, medical and historical contexts of women and the pelvis
  • Current understanding of the pelvis, sexuality, misconceptions and modern medical care
  • In depth anatomy of the pelvis, hip flexors and rotators and connective musculature and how they translate into pelvic health
  • How posture affects the pelvic floor
  • Identifying hypertonic vs. hypotonic muscles and the difference between a strong muscle and a tense muscle and a loose muscle
  • The role of emotion on the breath and how this impacts the pelvic floor
  • How to teach breath and asana to women who need tone in their pelvis and as well as those who have too much tone
  • How to hold a safe environment for women
  • What to do with the pelvic floor during all stages of pre and post natal
  • Restorative yoga for the pelvic floor

The training includes an e-book version of Leslie’s, Pelvic Liberation which is the required reading. The training can be used for continuing education for Yoga Alliance and NCBTMB. Each day we will have a short break.