Yoga for the Pelvic Floor Teacher Training

The Root of All Things:
Yoga for the Pelvic Floor Teacher Training
with Leslie Howard
April 18 – 21, 2015
Richmond, Virginia


This training is for experienced yoga teachers, health care professionals, midwives, doulas, fitness trainers, massage therapists, and just plain curious practitioners of yoga that want to deepen their practice. Please note: Attending the Saturday Introduction to the Pelvic Floor Workshop is a mandatory part of the four day training and is included in the tuition. Each day will run 10 am to 4 pm with a short break for lunch.  There is an optional project for certification after the program. A required reading list will be emailed to you upon registration.

You will learn:

  • Current understanding of the pelvis, sexuality, misconceptions and modern medical care
  • Anatomy of the pelvis, hips, 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 as well as those who have too much tone
  • Yoga for the pelvic floor during all stages of the pre and post natal period
  • Anatomy and care for the male pelvis including prostate issues, incontinence and sexual dysfunction

Pelvic Floor Teacher Training Tuition (April 18 – 21)
$495 when you register by April 1, $550 thereafter
This program offers 20 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits.

Introduction to the Pelvic Floor Workshop  (Saturday April 18 only)
Tuition: $100 when you register by April 1, 2015, $120 thereafter
This program offers 5 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits.
Please note: the one-day workshop does not require prior yoga experience.

Click here to register.

For more information please email or call 804-612-6366.

Leslie HowardLeslie Howard is an Oakland, California based yoga teacher specializing in all things pelvic. She leads workshops nationally and is co-writing a book about the female pelvis. Her own struggles with healing her hips and pelvis led her to intense study of the anatomy, physiology, cultural messaging, history, and energetics of this rich place. Her teaching is informed by over 3000 hours of yoga study with senior Iyengar yoga teachers, notably Manouso Manos and Patricia Walden. Ramanand Patel is her most important influence and mentor.

To learn more about Leslie, visit