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Pelvic Floor Yoga to Alleviate Incontinence: An Evidence Based Practice

with Leslie Howard E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

August 30 - September 1, 2024

In this weekend retreat, study with yoga therapist and pelvic floor expert Leslie Howard as she shares the evidence-based yoga practices for pelvic floor health used in studies on the benefits of yoga for pelvic floor health with a specific focus on incontinence.

About one in four people in the US struggle with urinary incontinence. It is not just a medical problem; it can affect us emotionally and socially, as it often makes us afraid to engage in activities that would make us veer too far away from a bathroom.

The pelvic floor muscles play an important role as part of the body’s core system, contributing to core stabilization during movement. Yoga offers numerous techniques to strengthen and balance the pelvic floor.

Proper strengthening and stabilizing of the pelvic floor help to create the correct foundation for each movement in the body. This is the true meaning of “core work.”

In a study designed by Leslie for University of California, San Francisco, women who participated in the yoga program in the study experienced an overall 70 percent improvement – or reduction – in the frequency of their urine leakage compared to the baseline.

Whether you experience this condition or are just plain curious about how to create greater tone and balance of the pelvic floor, this retreat contains a wealth of helpful and practical information. This retreat is for women, women identified or non-binary folks.


I took your pelvic floor workshop recently… I did my “homework” and found a suspicious spot. I have since seen my dermatologist, and see a surgeon for a biopsy this week. It is possibly melanoma, but appears to be early if that’s what it is. I want to thank you for encouraging us to do this exam. I don’t look down-there, and don’t know when it would have been found if I hadn’t taken your workshop. So thank you, and continue pushing us to LOOK.” – C.

The magic of yoga has had me feeling divine… and my body feels uncharacteristically balanced. This is coming from a guy who hits a volleyball with his right hand, swings a tennis racket with his right hand, kicks a soccer ball mostly with his right foot, and who tempers a post-surgery right knee. The “magic” of yoga has my right knee suddenly smiling and in balance with the rest of my body. I had a game the following night and I couldn’t believe how my body felt. None of my joints were moaning and my body was so good to go…” – Paul G.

The workshop was fascinating…I have to say I really have never thought much about my pelvic floor and now I am glad to know it is there! Leslie was a great teacher and I think everyone there enjoyed it and learned a ton.” – Lisa M., M.D.

I loved being at the retreat and have a new found appreciation for Iyengar yoga… at least the Leslie Howard version of Iyengar Yoga.” – Adrienne C.

WOW, the info from you has enlightened me on such a deep (literally!) level. Really seeing that my sacrum issues are emotional and how much the pelvic floor is involved… who’d a thunk? Thanks so much for the work you are doing, very powerful.” – Jnana Gowen

Thanks so much for you chock-full of information and enlightening workshop! What a treat! I am forever changed with this new awareness. I want to shout it from the mountain tops. I look forward to exploring this more. You are a joy as a teacher… clear and in tune with the group… have fun, as you are making such a difference in the lives of the woman you share this with…” – Cathy H.

I took your workshop on Sunday at 4th Street Yoga, and wanted to say that it was illuminating. I did my regular Tues. evening class yesterday, and I felt like my pelvic floor area had a new spotlight on it. Have you even seen a black and white photograph that has been hand-colored in one spot? That’s what it felt like, to suddenly have all this focus to this previously unnoticed region, like it was red or blue or some other color and everything else was in black and white. This kind of awareness seems like it will be very helpful in getting at the familiar yoga poses with a new focus.” – Nancy W.


Leslie Howard E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
Leslie Howard is an Oakland-based yoga teacher, specializing in all things pelvic. She leads workshops and trainings worldwide 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 3500 hours of yoga study with senior Iyengar yoga teachers, notably Ramanand Patel and Peter Thompson. She has designed two…
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