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Pelvic Floor Yoga Teacher Training for Women Only with Leslie Howard

This 20 hour training is for experienced yoga teachers, health care professionals, midwives, doulas, fitness trainers, massage therapists and just plain curious prationers of yoga that want to deepen their practice.

You will learn:
  • Current understanding of the pelvis, sexuality, misconceptions and modern medical care
  • Anatomy of the pelvis, hips and gluteus muscles and their roles in pelvic health
  • How posture affects the pelvic floor
  • Identifying hypertonic vs. hypotonic muscles and the difference between a strong muscle and a tense muscle
  • The role of breath and emotion in the pelvic floor
  • How to teach breath and asana to students who need tone in their pelvis and as well as those who have too much tone
  • Yoga for the pelvic floor during all stages of pre and post natal
  • Yoga for Menopause
  • Anatomy and care for the male pelvis such as prostate issues, incontinence, sexual dysfunction

Leslie Howard is an Oakland-based an internationally-acclaimed yoga educator who pioneered the growing field of yoga for pelvic health. Sonima Health named her one of the top 50 yoga instructors in the USA. Leslie leads Pelvic Floor YogaTM certification trainings and other workshops across the United States and internationally. Her teaching is informed by over 3,500 hours of study with senior Iyengar yoga teachers including Manouso Manos, Patricia Walden, and Ramanand Patel. In 2013, Leslie, with contributions from Judith Lasater, co-designed two successful studies at UCSF medical center that demonstrated the effectiveness of her yoga techniques for incontinence and pelvic pain. Leslie’s own struggles to heal her hips and pelvis led her to intense study of the anatomy, physiology, cultural messaging, history and energetics of this complex area of the body.  Her new book, Pelvic Liberation, is available through Amazon.  To find out more about Leslie, go  to www.lesliehowardyoga.com

Fee is $650 before 10/25, $695 after. Full payment is due by October 25. There is an optional project for certification after the program for an additional $225.

Class Schedule:
Saturday and Sunday meet 1:30pm -6:00pm
Mon-Tues meet 1:00pm -5:00pm.

For registration go to www.bendnmove.com or call 206-697-4399.
BendnMove 3270 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
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Summer Solstice Restorative Yoga and Sound Healing

Join us for a fun and relaxing night of restorative yoga and sound healing.  Bring your friend, partner, spouse, or even your neighbor to an evening of relaxation. Tamara will lead you through gentle relaxing restorative yoga postures while you enjoy the sounds of the singing bowls by Sphie.  This is a special evening with 90 minutes of yoga and sound followed by healing tea.  Register early, as spots are filling fast. Cost is $30 Register online or call the studio at 206-697-4399
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Yoga for Women’s Health

In this workshop, Tamara will talk about yoga focused on the health of the pelvic floor, as well as Ayurvedic practices that help to nourish and care for the female body.

The workshop will include movement, so bring your mat or use one of ours and wear comfortable clothes.  You will walk away with some ways to manage pelvic floor tone, information on self oil massage practice, useful mudras to manage your energy and mood, and mantra to help harness your mind.   

Your investment is 3 hours and $59.
Save your spot today by calling 206-697-4399 or register at bendnmove.com.
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Holiday Practice

As a gift to our students and friends, here is a recording of a short practice to get you through the holidays and ready to start the new year.  Feel free to link directly to this video or download it from YouTube.  This is a 30-minute gentle yoga practice.  If the link does not work, cut and paste this link into your browser:  https://youtu.be/mkuVF1y4olk  
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