Professional Yoga Therapist Certification: Module 8 Module 8 is an intensive on-site module that is part of the practical, applied lab portion of the Professional Yoga Therapist certification program. This course puts the lectures of Modules 1-7 into motion with application of the concepts learned in those pre-requisite distance modules. Topics covered include: Biopsychosocial (BPS) model of assessment and application Interdisciplinary 10 Precept application and case study analysis Yoga posture, breath, and meditation prescription using Medical Therapeutic Yoga (MTY) methods (including mudras)…Find out more »
REGINA, SK: Creating Core Power: The Diaphragms of Health. Join Shelly Prosko, Physical Therapist, Professional Yoga Therapist, and Pilates Instructor, for this highly sought after PhysioYoga workshop on creating optimal Core Power. We will: • Learn and experience how the diaphragms of your body all work together as a coordinated team to contribute to the core strategy system to enhance overall fitness, performance, health and wellness. • Discuss and explore the myths vs truths of ‘core stability’ from an evidence-informed…Find out more »
Creating Core Power: The 3 Diaphragm Approach to Health
Join Shelly Prosko, Physical Therapist and Professional Yoga Therapist, for this intriguing and highly sought after PhysioYoga course about 3 of the diaphragms of our human body. Be prepared to learn and experience how our pelvic, respiratory, and vocal diaphragms all work together as a coordinated team to contribute to overall health and wellness using a yogic biopsychosocial model. The 3 diaphragm approach to health optimizes our movement mechanics, breathing, speaking, balance ability, and enhances many of our bodily functions by understanding and using the core strategy system.
This course integrates a combination of lecture with a fun, inspiring and valuable yoga practice, including a variety of movements with breath, vocal sounds, awareness methods, visualization practices, and meditation. You won’t want to miss this unique workshop!
1) Define and overview the anatomy and biomechanics of 3 of the diaphragms of the human body: pelvic, respiratory and vocal diaphragms.
2) Learn the roles of the 3 diaphragms, and in particular how BREATHING influences numerous other physiological systems of our being
3) Define a healthy breath pattern
4) Discuss 3 most common and inefficient breathing pattern disorders (BPD’s) and learn how and why they can contribute to a variety of dysfunctions which can lead to physical, mental, energetic and emotional imbalances.
5) Define and discuss the 4 categories of pelvic floor health dysfunctions
6) Discuss the debate surrounding the performance of kegel exercises for pelvic floor health and rehabilitation using a best evidence approach
7) Discuss Mula Bandha (MB) including developing an understanding of the intention of MB and the differences and similarities to pelvic floor engagement
8) Outline factors that may contribute to a Non-Relaxing Pelvic Floor and health issues that may arise from over-recruitment of pelvic floor musculature
9) Explain the Chakra system, and characteristics of each chakra as it relates to pelvic, respiratory and vocal health
10) Outline the factors that influence healthy performance and functioning of each of the diaphragms, using the pancha maya kosha model or biopsychosocial-spiritual model of health
11) Learn and experience how the voice, respiratory diaphragm and pelvic floor all work together as a coordinated team through breath, vocalization and movement, to contribute to our core strategy system and a variety of other physiological systems to enhance overall health & wellness.
12) Experience yogic breathing methods (Pranayama) that may help optimize tissue oxygenation, enhance organ system function, improve energy, vitality, mental clarity, focus, postural alignment, sleep patterns, core strategies, stimulate the relaxation response of the nervous systems and optimize general overall health and wellness.
13) Discover and practice awareness of the coordination of the pelvic and respiratory diaphragmatic excursion by integrating physiotherapy exercises and yoga (mindful movement, breathing and meditation)
14) Learn and experience breathing methods and meditation techniques with a focus on awareness and relaxation of pelvic floor muscles
15) Learn and participate in activities that include components of the core strategy system that have been shown to influence pelvic floor muscle engagement and function, including hip and lumbo-pelvic strategies, through the use of physiotherapy exercises, pilates, yoga postures (asanas) and breathing methods
16) Experience and learn a chakra meditation
17) Experience and learn activities to enhance foot awareness and potential connection to the pelvic floor
18) This workshop includes a combination of theory and practice. A fun, inspiring, empowering and valuable experiential yoga and movement practice that includes yoga postures (asana) and other movement practices inspired by physiotherapy, somatics and pilates, breath practices (pranayama), vocal sounds, awareness and visualization practices and meditation is included
19) The participant will leave with a new found knowledge, understanding and experience of how the 3 diaphragms work together to contribute to our core power, health and overall well being and will have techniques to share immediately with students or clients.Find out more »
Creating Core Power AND Your Brain on Pain:
Nydia’s Yoga Therapy presents Shelly Prosko, Physical Therapist and Professional Yoga Therapist. Join Shelly on Saturday, April 7th for this intriguing and highly sought after PhysioYoga workshop that consists of both lecture and practice about 3 of the diaphragms of our human body and how they relate to the power of our core strategy system (the pelvic diaphragm, respiratory diaphragm and the vocal diaphragm).
Then join Shelly on Sunday, April 8th for another PhysioYoga workshop about the neuroscience of pain and changes that result in the brain, nervous systems, and other physiological systems, when pain persists and how we can use yoga practices and philosophy to help people in pain move with more ease and be empowered to reduce and self-manage their pain.
REGISTRATION now open:
Early Bird Cost:
$300 for both sessions
$175 each session before March 9th, 2018.Find out more »
Join Shelly for Saturday only, OR Sunday only OR make it a package PhysioYoga weekend! On Sunday, April 8th for "Your Brain on Pain: Yoga Meets Science for Pain Care." Another PhysioYoga workshop about the neuroscience of pain and changes that result in the brain, nervous systems, and other physiological systems, when pain persists and how we can use yoga practices and philosophy to help people in pain move with more ease and be empowered to reduce and self-manage their pain.Find out more »
Shelly is guest lecturing online at Nazareth College, Dept of Physical Therapy, in Rochester, NY about integrating yoga practices and philosophy into physical therapy practice. The focus of this guest lecture is about using this blended approach in acute orthopedic rehabilitation as well as in pelvic floor rehab and wellness care. In-house participation only.Find out more »
Kegels + Cocktails is coming to Red Deer, AB!
Connect with so much more than your pelvic floor! Yup, we're going there...down there. Join us for a fun and collaborative evening with Red Deer's finest pelvic health specialists to learn about one of least talked about, but most important aspects of our health: our pelvic floor!
This lighthearted and informative evening will include 5 speakers, prizes + giveaways, appetizers and a signature cocktail! Additional cocktails will be available to purchase throughout the evening.
You'll have opportunities to ask questions and connect with the speakers throughout the evening.
If you own a pelvic floor, you won't want to miss this fun event!
Nicki Julien + Leane Schlacter of Pursuit Physiotherapy Corp.
Nicole Schmitt + Joelle Sypkes of Elle Physiotherapy and Pelvic Health Centre
April Weber of Weber Physiotherapy Clinic
Shelly Prosko of Prosko PhysioYoga Therapy
Shelly is guest lecturing at the College of Medicine, School of Physical Therapy, about the integration of therapeutic yoga into physical therapy as a way to address the use of biopsychosocial care in rehabilitation and wellness care in physical therapy. In-house event for U of S PT students only.Find out more »
Location: Coconut Grove, FL Aum hOMe Shala 9:00 am–6:00 pm each day Space is limited; register early HERE Your pelvic floor plays an important role not only in bladder, bowel, reproduction and sexual function, but also in hip function, breathing, core strategies, standing balance and more. The pelvic floor is also known to be intimately connected to the feet and the floor of the mouth. Pelvic health issues related to these many roles are commonly poorly addressed or often left…Find out more »
Good Morning Pelvic Floor! Explore + Awaken Your Pelvic Floor Join Shelly in this inspiring, fun and evidence informed morning practice to help enhance awareness of, connection to, and performance of your pelvic floor through a variety of awareness and visualization practices that help relax the pelvic floor, optimize its full excursion with the breath cycle, and facilitate its engagement through an evidence informed lens; without holding or over recruiting pelvic musculature, which can create more unwanted tension and reduce…Find out more »