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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 and post pregnancy

This workshop 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 is organized in two parts. 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 to address the two types of pelvic floors. A series of specific exercises and asanas for the pelvic floor will follow.

Handouts will be emailed in advance. 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.


Saturday, January 16
1:00-5:00 pm
Will include a short break

Hours: 4.0

$80 Early bird pricing through Jan 10
$95 Full price Jan 11 & after


About the instructor: 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 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 3,500 hours of yoga study with senior Iyengar yoga teachers, notably Ramanand Patel and Patricia Walden. She has designed two very successful studies for UCSF on yoga to alleviate incontinence and pelvic pain.

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