Pelvic Floor Yoga Teacher Training

March 9-12, 2019, Willow Street Yoga (details and link coming soon)

June 8 -11, 2019, Ganesha Yoga, Chicago Il

Fall 2019 – Oakland

After completing the twenty hour training, there is an optional project with an additional fee of $250 for certification after the program. Certification offers you a chance to apply what you have learned and get feedback and guidance from Leslie along the way.  Certification involves a written exam, a project of self study and working with two different students with pelvic floor issues, documenting, submitting video and more.  Plan on about 12 – 15 hours of time commitment to complete certification.  Leslie makes herself available throughout the process for questions and guidance, gives written feedback on video and photos.

In this twenty hour workshop, we will delve deeper into how to teach students with pelvic floor issues and applying Pelvic Floor YogaTM.  Topics will include:
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  • 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 and 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 and 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 post natal
  • 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. Each day we will have a short break.

Comments from past trainings:

“Really enjoyed the training and so grateful for all the work/exploration and dedication you have put into it.  Lots of great information, well communicated, loved your humor and compassion.”

“You are very generous in allowing us to learn from other participants which demonstrates that you are confident in what you are teaching.  You are very accepting of other’s views and opinions which makes it easy to ask questions and learn from you.  Although it was quite clear that you are an expert in your material you did feel you needed to keep reminding us of that.  I learned so much about myself and I feel confident I can help other women.  The training was priceless.”

“I truly think Leslie has a talent as a speaker and an even greater ability to connect to her students.  Her depth of knowledge was enjoyable, engaging and her sense of humor really worked well.”

“Leslie is very detailed, very honest in her experience and understanding, smart, experienced yogini, funny and engaging.  What’s not to like? Charming and generous with her time/knowledge.”

“I wasn’t prepared for the emotional response.  It is hard to put into words but I am grateful this is in my life.   A big fat thank you from my pelvis to yours” -JA

” I am so glad I did this training a second time.  This is continuing ed in the best possible way.  Thank you for sharing your journey with us, your vulnerabilities, and your growing body of knowledge.” -NS

“Leslie is a wonderful and practiced teacher. Held the space well, allowed for inquiry but also knew when to rein it back in.  Her passion for the material is infectious.”-SC

“Pranayama was the best part! Mind blowing experience to align the domes of the body and smart way to relate pelvic floor and breathing.”- MA

“Amazing somatic experience in my glutes and hips. The instruction for femurs and buttocks might just change my life forever.  I am so happy you do this.  There absolutely has to be a pelvic revolution. -HH

“I LOVE Leslie’s ability to teach and LEARN from her students.  She is very knowledgeable but also very open.”

“Asana instruction was brilliant.  You saved me hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars!”

“Excellent job “normalizing the conversation” and creating a trusting atmosphere.” -AS

“Leslie’s approach on no rules but guidelines carried throughout her workshop.  The asana and pranayama instruction was beyond practical, it was exceptional.”

“Leslie, this is GOOD work.  You are a pioneer and I look forward to following your studies and further research.”