This registered class is designed to help students evaluate, build awareness, soften, relax, stretch and strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor.
Each week will focus on a different aspect of pelvic floor health and will include pranayama (breathing exercises) and yoga poses. Continued practice at home is encouraged to get the most out of the class. At the end of the class, students will have a better understanding of whether they are hypertonic (tight), hypotonic (lax) or a combination of both. Students will also know which yoga practices are best suited to their unique circumstance.
Yoga experience is not required, though the ability to comfortably move up/down from the floor is an asset.
Meet The Instructor
To be honest, for a good part of my life I have ignored what was going on “down there.” There wasn’t a lot of discussion around the table about vaginal pain or incontinence. I had my own challenges particularly with bladder infections and I had tried everything with no success. Yoga opened a path of self-discovery and a deep listening to what my body was trying to say. As a yoga therapist and teacher, I have discovered that many of my students have similar “pelvic stories” that wanted to be heard and healed. Yoga has a long history as a healing and wellness modality and is a beautiful compliment to other therapies (physiotherapy etc). My workshops and classes are based on my Pelvic Floor Yoga™ Teacher Training with Leslie Howard (Author of Pelvic Liberation: Using Yoga, Self-Inquiry and Breath Awareness for Pelvic Health). My intention is to provide a safe space for which we can share some of our stories and find a pathway to happy and healthy pelvises.
- Sherry Norman
This class was fantastic! I was encouraged by a friend to take it and Sherry really delivered. I was very impressed by the way Sherry adapted all the poses to be inclusive of others who were unable to go down to the floor. Her tone and statements were encouraging and supportive. The educational aspect of the class was very helpful (wish I had had this years ago)and made the intention of the yoga practice that much more meaningful. I appreciated the weekly video so I could practice in between classes. It was great.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
— Jeannie E.