Yoga +
The Pelvic Floor

4 Hour (Continuing Ed) Workshop with Leslie Howard

Proper strengthening and stabilizing of the pelvic floor helps to create the correct foundation of each movement in the body.

Program Details

Sunday, July 30, 1:00-5:00pm
Namaste Berkeley
2820 7th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

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
* pregnancy and birth

In 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 first day of the workshop will begin with anatomy, lecture and discussion, followed by subtle experiential movements to awaken your understanding of this often ignored area. A series of specific exercises and asanas for the pelvic floor will follow. We will look at therapeutic application of postures and breathing for different conditions.  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.

For Yoga Teachers:

This training qualifies as 4 hours of continuing education.
This training qualifies as 4 hours of elective credit in the Namaste Professional 300 hour Teacher Training.




* Notice of Cancellation must be made in writing. Cancellations made before March 20, 2017 will receive a refund minus $10 processing fee.  NO REFUNDS OR CANCELLATIONS AFTER March 20, 2017.

Leslie Howard is an Oakland 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, physiology, cultural messaging, history and energetics 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. She designed a successful study for University of California, SF on yoga for incontinence with Judith Lasater. She has another study underway with UCSF for Yoga for Pelvic Pain.  To learn more about Leslie, visit: