Yoga and Pelvic Pain 1

In this module you’ll learn about pelvic floor anatomy, role of the pelvic floor and how yoga practices can improve function. The anatomy and yoga therapy component is delivered by Shelly Prosko, Canadian physiotherapist, yoga therapist and pelvic health expert.

You’ll then use principles of yogic education to apply the material to your own work, hear stories from people with a history of pelvic pain, and understand the support that is presently available to them in the community.

Open to all Yoga for Pain Practitioners who have completed Yoga for Pain Foundations Level Training.

Outcomes for health professionals

Learn to apply yogic models for your pelvic pain patients’ physical and psychosocial wellbeing. You hear from world expert yoga therapist Shelly Prosko who has been integrating physiotherapy, yoga therapy and yoga for nearly 20 years. Threaded throughout is the Yogic Education framework that helps bridge yoga and health care, while helping you to better understand the depth and breadth of your clients’ needs, and how you can help.

Outcomes for yoga teachers

You will have a greater understanding of the pelvic floor anatomy, what pelvic floor health can be, and what dysfunction can mean, physiologically and emotionally. We cover yoga techniques and methods for improving pelvic floor health, and refine your skill at using Yogic Education frameworks with specific groups.

Course content

  • Brief overview of pelvic floor anatomy
  • Roles of the pelvic floor
  • 4 main categories of pelvic floor dysfunction, with a focus on pelvic pain
  • Overview of factors that may influence pelvic pain and pelvic floor function, and how pelvic floor health translates to overall health (from a biopsychosocial perspective)
  • How yoga methods may help optimize pelvic floor function and pelvic pain reduction/management (parallels between biopsychosocial and panch maya kosha frameworks)
  • Practical/experiential component:  focus on pain reduction/management yoga methods for pelvic pain dysfunction, including awareness practices and positionsor movements to help enhance natural excursion of the pelvic floor and reduce the over active, non-relaxing pelvic floor
  • Basic foundational information and practical tools for yoga teachers, therapists and health care practitioners to understand how yoga can effectively and safely be used for people suffering from pelvic floor dysfunctions, with a particular focus on pain
  • Interview with Vanessa Watson, a former nurse who has experienced pudendal neuralgia for more than 10 years
  • Overview of the main support services available to women with pelvic pain

Booking policy and conditions

Please note: this training is not an accreditation and does not authorise you to teach Yoga for Pelvic Pain. We don’t generally offer refunds if you cancel less than 28 days beforehand. Cancellations earlier than this are refunded at 50%. Attendees must have fully completed Yoga for Pain Foundations Level Training, including implementing feedback from assignments.

%d bloggers like this: