Pelvic Floor Yoga Teacher Training: For Women Only with Leslie Howard

In this twenty-hour workshop, we will delve deeper into how to teach students with pelvic floor issues and how to apply Pelvic Floor Yoga (TM). Topics will include:

- Cultural, medical, and historical contexts of women and the pelvis
- Current understanding of the pelvis, sexuality, misconceptions, and modern medical care
- In-depth anatomy of the pelvis, hip flexors and rotators, and connective musculature and how they translate into pelvic health
- How posture affects the pelvic floor
- Identifying hypertonic vs. hypotonic muscles and the difference between a strong muscle, a tense muscle, and a loose muscle
- The role of emotion on the breath and how this impacts the pelvic floor
- How to teach breath and asana to women who need tone in their pelvis as well as those who have too much tone
- How to hold a safe environment for women
- What to do with the pelvic floor during all stages of pre- and postnatal
- Restorative yoga for the pelvic floor

The training includes an e-book version of Leslie's Pelvic Liberation, which is the required reading. The training can be used for continuing education for Yoga Alliance and NCBTMB.

In Silver Spring.

Date, Time and Location

Sunday: Sun Mar 10 2019, 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM -- SS
Monday: Mon Mar 11 2019, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM -- SS
Tuesday: Tue Mar 12 2019, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM -- SS

Registration Options

REGISTER Workshop — $650.00


Leslie Howard is an Oakland-based yoga teacher, specializing in all things pelvic. She leads workshops and trainings nationally 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 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 yoga to alleviate incontinence and pelvic pain. To learn more about Leslie, visit