JULY 16, 2017
Sun 12-4pm
$90, $80 before July 9

475 Townsgate Rd, Westlake Village, CA 91361
(805) 371-3030

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
  • 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 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 pelvicfloor 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.

Leslie Howard is a 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 and another study underway with UCSF for Yoga for Pelvic Pain. Her book "Pelvic Liberation" is due out this summer.

Jul 16, 2017

Sunday 12:00pm-4:00pm


YogaWorks - Westlake Village

2475 Townsgate Rd
Westlake Village CA 91361
(805) 371-3030

Workshop Return Policy

Full payment is required to reserve a space in workshops. All workshops are non-refundable. Cancellations made two weeks or more prior to workshop start date will be issued store credit. No store credit will be given for cancellations made less than two weeks prior to workshop start date. YogaWorks is not responsible for any costs incurred for travel arrangements or accommodations related to this event.

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