Yoga for Hip, Lower Back, and Pelvic Pain – Online
with Leslie Howard E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
March 11 - 25, 2021
Thursdays: Mar. 11, 18, and 25
Join Leslie Howard, an internationally-acclaimed Yoga educator who pioneered the growing field of Yoga for pelvic health, for this three-part online workshop designed to help people with pain or tension in the pelvis, hips, or back. Pain and tension can result from trauma or chronic holding patterns. Trauma can include chronic poor posture, surgeries, difficult labor, sexual abuse, or strains. Pelvic trauma or tension can contribute to issues such as incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse.
This workshop includes a brief anatomy lecture and discussion, breathing techniques, and Yoga poses practiced with particular attention to gently relax the muscles of the pelvis, hip, and back. Handouts will be provided to help support your practice of what you will learn.
Live sessions with Leslie on Thursdays at 7–9 pm ET.
You will have access to the video recordings for 1 week after the program ends, until April 1.
In addition, you will have access to the Ashram’s Live Hatha Yoga classes at 5 pm ET and access to an online social community to connect and communicate with other participants about this course.
Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities
- Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 6 contact hours.
You can input your contact hours using your YA login information.
- Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate with your program’s total contact hours for a $10 fee (free for IYTA members.) For more information, email [email protected].
Leslie is a fantastic, knowledgeable, experienced teacher. She is able to give exercises that draw attention to where we never knew we needed work and care for optimal health. The information is relevant for all individuals. — Andrea Fry
Leslie is a wealth of knowledge, skillful, and has beautiful energy. She made this workshop easeful, accessible, and playful. She is awesome. — Amie Tunkara
Leslie truly “demystified down there” with humor and love. From day one, I gained a stronger awareness of my pelvic floor, and each session following offered more ways to build on that awareness. — Stephanie Berst
As a professional who has taught about the pelvic floor to pregnant moms, I feel that I learned way more than I expected. Leslie has a great program and I highly recommend it for all women. — Lisa Paul
Leslie is an Oakland-based, internationally-acclaimed Yoga educator who pioneered the growing field of Yoga for pelvic health. Sonima Health named her one of the top 50 Yoga instructors in the USA. Leslie leads Pelvic Floor YogaTM certification trainings and other workshops across the United States and internationally. Her teaching is informed by over 3,500 hours of study with senior Iyengar Yoga teachers, including Manouso Manos, Patricia Walden, and Ramanand Patel. In 2013, Leslie, with contributions from Judith Lasater, co-designed two successful studies at UCSF medical center that demonstrated the effectiveness of her Yoga techniques for incontinence and pelvic pain. Leslie’s own…
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