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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 very successful studies for University of California, San Francisco on yoga to alleviate incontinence and pelvic pain. To learn more about Leslie, visit

Events with Leslie Howard E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

Pelvic Floor Yoga to Alleviate Incontinence: An Evidence Based Practice
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…

The Last Savasana: Embracing Your Final Exit
September 1, 2024

September 1, 2024 from 2–5:30 pm Join Leslie for a soul-stirring exploration and deep dive into Savasana. In a culture of avoiding death, this intimate practice beckons us to look at the inevitable and beautiful truth of our mortality. Throughout this workshop immerse yourself in the wisdom of yoga to embrace death and appreciate the preciousness of each day. Discover how the practice of yoga brings us invaluable tools to cultivate more awareness of the present moment while facing our humanness. This workshop is designed to help manage the anxiety surrounding death and to create ease when navigating conversations about…

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