Pelvic Floor and Respiratory Health: Integrating Evidence Informed Practices and Yoga to Enhance Wellness
Join Shelly Prosko, physiotherapist and yoga therapist, for this two day pelvic floor and respiratory health yoga course that offers a combination of empowering, educational and valuable theory and practice.
The intention of this course is to offer a theoretical and experiential integration of accessible and practical yoga methods and philosophy with evidence informed practices to enhance overall pelvic floor (PF) and respiratory health and wellness. For both men and women, our PF plays a role in many aspects of our existence that contribute to a healthy life, including breathing, bowel and bladder function, sexual function, hip and spinal health, core strategies, and more.
We will outline evidence surrounding biopsychosocial factors that influence PF function and explore why and how yoga can serve as a valuable adjunct to pelvic wellness. We will explore pelvic and respiratory diaphragm mechanics, relevant anatomy, physiology and the intimate relationship between breath and pelvic floor. Be prepared to participate and enjoy inspiring gentle yoga practices implementing a variety of techniques that you can immediately use with your patients or students, including PF awareness practices, visualization, mindfulness meditation practices, breathing practices and mindful movement to help promote PF relaxation, engagement and excursion. Examples of language and philosophy used to potentially enhance more effective cueing, within scope of practice, will be included.
The techniques offered are intended for immediate use in the clinic or yoga studio setting.
In addition to learning, you get to enjoy the added benefit of some well deserved self-care as you participate in these practices, and experience what it feels like to nourish all aspects of your being, using a biopsychosocial model of health.
Whether you are a PF physiotherapist looking to expand your current approach or a new practitioner wanting to learn more about the PF, this course is meant to help support you on your path to learning more about how yoga can address PF and respiratory health in an evidence informed manner.
This 2 day course is part of Montreal’s H~OM Yoga Advanced 300 hr YTT, but registration for this particular session is open to:
Rehab Professionals (PT, PTA, OT, OTA, AT,ET, Kin, etc), movement specialists, yoga teachers, yoga therapists, and those interested in learning more about yoga and PF health and wellness.
**This workshop is not intended to assess or treat or act as medical advice for your individual health concerns. Please ensure you feel safe to practice in a group class without individual assessment or attention. Please seek guidance and treatment from your health professional in your area for any unmanaged conditions.**
For more details and to Register: Click HERE