Your Pelvic Floor, Up Close & Personal, was our biggest event to date and a smashing success--ladies gathered here on Saturday morning, traveling from Blackfoot, Pocatello, Jackson and Bozeman. Over tea and coffee we learned anatomy of the pelvic floor with Dr. Renee Fredrickson, OB/Gyn. Understanding the mechanics of the body and specifically the pelvic floor, we learned that having a pelvis and/or pelvic floor that is misaligned can affect the entire body. (Did you know that if you have stiffness in the jaw or TMJ it might be related to your pelvic floor?!) Dr. Fredrickson walked us through many pelvic floor dysfunctions and defined the differences between a hypertonic and a hypotonic pelvic floor and the issues that surround each.
After a networking break, Lindsey Kelley, E-RYT200, RPYT, further explained hypertonicity and hypotonicity and led us through a series of postures allowing each of us to identify and to feel our pelvic floors.
During lunch (all recipes are linked here) we used the time to meet new friends, ask questions and connect specifically with some of the healthcare providers who were also attending the event. These special guests were, Dr. Cheryl Callaghan, MD of Care Women’s Health, Elizabeth Smedley, NP-C of Portneuf Medical Center, Urology Specialists and Stephanie Richards, social liaison at Meadowland Therapy. A very special thank you to these caring professionals for attending personally and connecting professionally.
Our afternoon was filled with breathing and movement. (Did you know there is a remarkable connection between breathing and the pelvic floor, just sitting and breathing correctly can improve many pelvic floor dysfunctions.)
Renee and Lindsey had a “Question Basket” available throughout the day, allowing anyone to ask questions anonymously and the last session of the day was spent getting answers.
Yoga for the Pelvic Floor, a four week extension to the workshop begins Wednesday, July 25 at 7 pm. It's a four week series of classes to implement breathing and yoga for pelvic floor issues. To register, click here or phone (208) 681-3846.
Your Pelvic Floor, Up Close & Personal
Yoga, Education, Conversation & Lunch
Saturday, July 14, 2018
10 am-3 pm
($100 includes 4 Pelvic Floor Yoga extension classes *)
You are invited to enter the world of your femininity—to gain a deeper understanding of your pelvic floor and all that this entails. We offer an opportunity for you to explore this most intimate and yet often very mysterious “place” with knowledgeable, caring professionals, Renee Frederickson and Lindsey Kelley.
If you have experienced: pelvic pain, discomfort during sex or while using tampons, leakage when laughing or sneezing, frequent urination, prolapsed organs, traumatic pregnancy and birth, post menopausal issues or any other variety of discomfort or dysfunction of the pelvic area you’d like to address, we offer a safe space for women only to do so.
Take a bold step towards body literacy and understanding your own physical self and explore a new approach to healing through yoga. Let’s join the conversation, get informed and be proactive about pelvic awareness and self-care.
Lindsey Kelley, E-RYT200, RPYT
Renee Frederickson, M.D., FACOG (Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology), RYT200
"Women’s healthcare is an issue close to my heart for many reasons: I am a woman, a mother, a certified yoga instructor and a doctor specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. I believe in bringing a yogic perspective to health care, which means embracing “holism”. Holism involves looking at all sides of a problem, including mind, body and soul. I invite you to dive deep, to learn more about how your body works, to discuss topics that are often considered embarrassing and most importantly to embrace a yogic perspective to your own well-being."
Please call (208) 681-3846 or email to register.
*Pelvic Floor Yoga Extension
July 18-Aug 8, Wednesdays
Continue your "pelvic conversation" with four classes of yoga specifically designed for the pelvic floor. This is an opportunity to practice and better incorporate the concepts and exercises introduced by our experts. Ladies Only.
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