HELLO DOWN THERE!
Pelvic Floor Yoga Workshop
With Julia Bledsoe, C-IAYT
3 Sundays, 10 am – 12 pm
November 7, 14, 21, 2021
Cost: $65 by 10/23, $75 thereafter
Register at www.mindfulcareyoga.com
Yoga helps us cultivate awareness of the subtle body through our practice of poses and pranayama. We may rarely stop to think about how yoga poses can positive or negatively affect the function of pelvic floor. Consider the proximity of the pelvis to the feet and legs…communication from the legs to the upper body is transmitted directly through the pelvis and the muscles of the pelvic floor. The foundation of our core rests in the pelvic floor, the seat of the root chakra which is associated with our feelings of safety and security.
As such, many emotions are stored in this complex known as the pelvic girdle and it can be a place of emotional and physical holding. The pelvic floor needs to be stable and flexible.
If you are experiencing any of the following, you might benefit from pelvic floor yoga:
* Pelvic pain
* Lower back
* Hip or groin problems
* Discomfort during sex or while using tampons
* Leak when laughing or sneezing
* Have to go the bathroom too often
* Prolapsed organs
* Pre and post pregnancy
Part one of this three-part workshop, will start with a lecture on anatomy followed by a “Meet and Greet” discussion on getting to know your own “Down There”, and introduction of postural movements to awaken your understanding of this region of your body.
Part two will be yoga asana and breath work to address the two types of pelvic floors. Handouts will be provided.
Part three will be a follow-up practice to reinforce the postures, alignment, modifications, and answer questions.
Space is limited to 10 participants
Although helpful, no yoga experience is required. All female identified or female assigned at birth people welcome. Bring your friends, sisters, mothers and daughters.
Covid Safety: Vaccination and masks required.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Julia Bledsoe, C-IAYT
Julia discovered yoga’s transformative benefits at age 17. Yoga remained a constant but quiet presence until life’s inevitable stresses, aches, and pains led her back to the mat in 2005 in search of relief and balance. Yoga proved, once again, to be a transformative and stabilizing practice. Julia embarked on a 200-hour teacher training in 2014 with We Are One Flow, Reno. This training ignited Julia’s interest in yoga therapy. Her exploration and study of yoga therapy and stress management began in 2015 with Yoga Tree, SF, and continued 5 years and 1200 hours later with the Stress Management Center of Marin where she recently completed her IAYT certification as a Yoga Therapist. During her studies in the Bay Area, she was fortunate to study with many great teachers including Harvey Deutch, Robin Gueth, Mirka Kraftsow, Simone de Winter, Leslie Howard, and Baxter Bell, and others. With a focus on special conditions, Julia’s mindful gentle approach to yoga is accessible for everybody. Consider joining one of her group classes or reaching out to her to schedule a private session.