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【FULL】2017 Leslie Howard Yoga Workshop

An Introduction to the Pelvic Floor

13:30~18:00,Nov 20, 2017,
  • Registration Deadline: 2017-11-07

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
leak when laughing or sneezing
lower back, hip or groin problems
have to go the bathroom too often
discomfort during sex or while using tampons
prolapsed organs 
skin irritation
pregnancy and birth

In this workshop we will locate, assess, soften, stretch, strengthen and exercise the various muscle groups of the pelvic floor, discuss mula bandha, abdominal health and how to utilize the pelvic floor in asana.We 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. Time permitting, asana that spotlights the pelvis and hip joints will be practiced. Handouts will be provided. Although helpful, no previous yoga experience is required. This workshop qualifies for continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance. (Will this apply in our WS ).

Leslie Howard,a San Francisco-based yoga teacher, specializing in all things pelvic.  Her own struggles with healing her 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 teachers.  She considers Ramanand Patel as her most important influence and mentor. She is a presenter for the Yoga Journal Conferences and Symposium on Yoga Therapy  and Research.  She is featured in the documentary, “Yoga Woman.”

For more information about Leslie see

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100% refund, less 1000 yen administration fee.

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A workshop will be canceled for student and instructor safety when an act of nature such as snowstorm, typhoon, earthquake and heavy rains deems it necessary.
In case of cancelation the workshop will be rescheduled or workshop payment minus administration costs will be refunded.
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