Yoga for the Female Pelvic Floor: Demystifying “Down There”
- Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram
- 108 Yogaville Way, Buckingham, VA 23921, United States
- Mar 15 - 17, 2019 (3 days)
- Dorm - Bottom Bunk - $440.00 Dorm - Top Bunk - $440.00 Dormitory - Private - $510.00 LGH - Single - $560.00 LGH - Double - $560.00 LGH - Family room - $560.00 Tent-Site - $380.00 (All prices include $260.00 base amount)
A pelvic floor requires more than just kegels to stay healthy. Proper strengthening of the pelvic floor helps to create the correct foundation of each movement in the body. This is the true meaning of “core work.”
Bring your friends, sisters, mothers, and daughters with you this weekend to learn how to strengthen and stabilize this rarely discussed region of the anatomy.
Developing a strong pelvic floor will help address:
- Pelvic pain
- Urinary incontinence when laughing or sneezing
- Lower back, hip, or groin problems
- Frequent urination
- Discomfort during sex or while using tampons
- Prolapsed organs
- Skin irritation
- Pelvic floor changes due to pregnancy and birth
In this workshop, you will locate, assess, soften, stretch, strengthen, and exercise the various muscle groups of the pelvic floor. We will also discuss mula bandha (root lock), abdominal health, and how to utilize the pelvic floor in asana (posture).
The workshop will begin with an overview of anatomy, lecture, and discussion, followed by subtle experiential movements to awaken your awareness and understanding of the pelvic floor 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 is for females or those identifying as female.
Continuing Education Opportunities
- Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 7 contact hours
- Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate of your program’s total contact hours. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
[This workshop] completely opened my eyes and created a new awareness of this part of my body, and it was fascinating! In addition to having a lot of fun and laughing a lot, we learned about the pelvic anatomy, function, and specific pelvic exercises. I recommend Leslie Howard’s workshop — she is a major goddess! She’s funny, and of course super knowledgeable and upset that women don’t talk about their pelvic floors. — Corey P.
Leslie is awesome! Very down-to-earth, approachable, funny, and loving. I took her workshop years ago and I still use info from her sessions in my daily practices. — Rukmini Ando
Truth is One, Paths are Many. ~Sri Swami Satchidananda, Yogaville Founder
Venue HighlightsYogaville is home to the Light of Truth Universal Shrine (LOTUS). The LOTUS is a unique temple dedicated to interfaith understanding and the Light within all faiths. Individual altars represent and honor the different world faiths and spiritual paths. The vision, design and inspiration of Sri Swami Satchidananda, LOTUS was dedicated in 1986. It demonstrates, “Truth is One, Paths are Many.” In the peaceful countryside of Virginia, the doors of LOTUS are open to welcome people of all backgrounds and beliefs.
- Air Conditioning in Rooms
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Tour Assistance
- Yoga Studio
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
Menu/CuisineOrganic, vegetarian/vegan food
Gluten-free and vegan options
Large herbal tea selection
Coffee is available for purchase at Mandala Cafe
AccommodationsThe all-inclusive prices of our accommodations provides you with three delicious buffet-style vegetarian meals daily, meditation, and Hatha Yoga classes in addition to other activities.
The most popular accommodations we have are Dormitory Accommodations – shared room and shared bath. We have two dormitories, Vivekananda Vihar and Ramalinga Nilayam, which are centrally heated and air-conditioned and convenient to meals and programs.
Lotus Guest House (Private Room)
Each room in our six unit guest house is equipped with a small refrigerator, queen size bed and full bath. Each room in our nine unit guest house is equipped with a queen sized bed and full bath, and no refrigerator.
Set off in a quiet, wooded area adjacent to the Lotus Guest Houses are twelve campsites. Campers have use of the bathroom, shower, and laundry facilities nearby Vivekananda Vihar dormitory. Camping is available from March 15th to December 1st.