Yoga for the Pelvic Floor
4 week series starting September 2021
Navigating pelvic floor issues can feel very challenging. Maybe your friend told you that kegals are the cure all, but then you also heard that kegals can actually cause more problems for some?! Maybe you did a Google search for "safe" pelvic floor exercises that brought up a lot of conflicting results. It's confusing. And although it's getting better, for some it may feel like there is still a stigma attached to pelvic floor issues, and dealing with with them on our own can feel isolating.
In this series we will use poses that help to strengthen and also release areas of the body that can effect pelvic floor function. Establishing breath awareness can also be very beneficial in not only our yoga practice, but also to our pelvic floor. We will end classes with restorative yoga poses to help down regulate the nervous system, which can also be beneficial to pelvic floor health. Instead of thinking of "safe" exercises, we can shift our thinking to how we do things, instead of what we're doing. All of the ideas and tools that we will explore in class to help our pelvic floor function more optimally can also be transferred to other activities that we enjoy doing off the yoga mat as well.
This series is for you if you are experiencing pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, hypotonic or hypertonic pelvic floor, chronic lower back pain after child birth, and/or diastasis recti (if your linea alba has not returned to a tension that you're comfortable with yet.)
Because of the nature of pelvic floor issues, these classes will be kept small so that individual attention can be given and class plans can accommodate for each person's needs.
You are not alone and your body has a tremendous capacity to heal!
*While not mandatory, it can be very helpful to see a pelvic floor physiotherapist prior to attending this class series to have a better understanding of your specific needs. I also understand that pelvic floor physiotherapy is not accessible to everyone and you are most welcome to attend the series if you have not seen one as well.
All classes held at the HUB in Cowichan Station.
Dates coming soon!!!