Happy New Year Everyone!
Here is what we have coming up for the month of January as well as a preview for the months ahead.
Detox and Renew with Catherine Burke
It’s that time of year again. We’ve hardly finished digesting our holiday meals, when all of a sudden there’s a king cake lurking around every corner. Take some time out of the busy season for yourself and your health for our second annual Detox and Renew workshop with Catherine B.
When: January 9th from 1:30 – 3:30
Where: Upstairs of 725 Magazine st
How Much: $35
Upcoming in 2016.
February: It’s Carnival time!
Stay tuned to our online schedule for our abbreviated Carnival Schedule.
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 *lower back, hip or groin problems *discomfort during sex or while using tampons *skin irritation
*leak when laughing or sneezing * have to go the bathroom too often
* pregnancy and birth
In this workshop we will locate, assess, soften, stretch, strengthen and exercise the muscle groups of the pelvic floor, discuss mula bandha, abdominal health and how to utilize the pelvic floor in asana. The workshop 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. Handouts will be provided. Bring your friends, sisters, mothers and daughters. Although helpful, no yoga experience is required. This workshop qualifies for continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance.
Bio: Leslie Howard is a Oakland-based yoga teacher, specializing in all things pelvic. She leads workshops and trainings nationally and is co-writing a book about the female pelvis. 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 3000 hours of yoga study with senior Iyengar yoga teachers, notably Manouso Manos and Patricia Walden. She considers Ramanand Patel her most important influence and mentor. She has designed two very successful studies for UCSF on incontinence and pelvic pain.
To learn more about Leslie, visit:www.lesliehowardyoga.com
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