Online Workshop: Pelvic Floor Health in the 50+ Population

Course Description

Incontinence, organ prolapse, prostrate issues – are these the inevitable conditions of aging? With the increase in these pelvic conditions, we as Yoga teachers need to be aware that our Boomer and Senior Yoga students are most likely experiencing some of these “private” challenges. The pelvis is such an important area of our body – our center of gravity, the home to our reproductive and elimination systems and a primary source of all of our movement. Most of us, however – even Yoga Teachers – don’t really have a full knowledge or sense of its anatomical workings. We care when things go wrong, but what can be done to mitigate them.

This workshop will take you into the physical workings of this very important part of our anatomy. As Yoga Teachers, we can learn ways to awaken our awareness to this area and adapt to a more healthy function of our muscles, posture and movement. Once we awaken, we can pass that empowerment on to our students.

After this workshop you’ll understand:

  • The Anatomy of the Pelvis
  • Function and Dysfunction of the Pelvic Floor
  • Medical and Holistic Approaches to Pelvic Floor Health
  • Recommended Exercises and Yoga Movements
  • And you will be laughing throughout…!

Course Outline

Module 1 Handout: Pelvic Floor Health in the 50+ Population
Unit 1 Handout: Pelvic Floor Health in the 50+ Population
Module 2 Video: Pelvic Floor Health in the 50+ Population - Part 1
Unit 1 Video: Preparation for Learning
Unit 2 Video: Part 1 - A Fun Introduction to your Pelvic Floor
Unit 3 Video: Part 2 - Anatomy and Function of the Pelvic Floor and What Can Go Wrong
Unit 4 Video: Part 3 - Holistic Approaches and Exercises for Pelvic Floor Health
Module 3 Extras: Educational Video Vignettes and other Resources from Viki
Unit 1 Video: Short Educational Vignettes to Share
Unit 2 Pelvic Floor Facebook Group
Module 4 Quiz: Pelvic Floor Health in the 50+ Population
Unit 1 Quiz: Pelvic Floor Health in the 50+ Population
Module 5 BONUS: Anatomy of Incontinence and Bladder Retraining Workshop Series with Sherry Zak Morris
Unit 1 Anatomy of Incontinence and Bladder Retraining Workshop Series with Sherry

Course Materials

  • Detailed 45+ page PDF Workshop Hand-out of all the poses and exercises discussed in the Workshop.
  • 3 hours of an educating, entertaining and enlightening video with Viki Boyko

Duration: 3 hours. Receive Yoga Alliance approved contact CEUs.

Sneak Preview

The pelvic floor has muscles that expand and contract with every breath we take. This movement keeps the pelvic muscles healthy which we need to keep our posture strong and stable, and our pelvic organs in place. If you are looking for ways to increase or maintain your pelvic floor health… make sure to include this simple and effective breathing practice. Enjoy Viki’s 3 hour Video Workshop that is chock full of useful, educational, entertaining and enlightening information for your Pelvic Floor Health.

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Anatomy of Incontinence and Bladder Retraining with Sherry Zak Morris

This 4-part Video Workshop Series will delve into how our body functions and what can go awry in the urination process. It was filmed as a Community Presentation in a roomful of students ages 50+. Great resource for Teachers to take into their community.

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Testimonials

I took the Online Pelvic Floor Workshop with Viki. I think this kind of workshop that you offer to teachers is very valuable and an experience that yoga teachers are rarely offered. It gave me some very valuable awareness information about a part of my body that I thought I knew. I think that much of what we already do in chair and standing yoga incorporates many good pelvic movements, and I am still studying some of the exercises in the workbook to try to adapt them to the chair.

Paula Montalvo

Senior Chair Yoga Teacher

What I like best with Yoga Vista Academy? So many things!! First and most of all, they teach a form of yoga that doesn’t hurt your body (ahimsa). From France, I can download valuable videos and workshops (last one on pelvic floor-amazing). I discovered chair yoga with Sherry’s Videos. It was new for me because we don’t have this approach here, so a great source of inspiration. I love Justine’s work too, with this bio-mechanics aspect, so brilliant!! And for sure, I will take time to discover the other teachers who seem so interesting too! Thank you Sherry to answer so kindly to my mails! Your personality and opening heart is a delight and an inspiration!

Sabine Rivière Barrière

Yoga Teacher

” Enjoyed presentation, good mix of theory, fun and interactive. Great information and hand out.”

“Exceptional! Fun, useful, informative, relevant, applicable, good practical demonstration, interactive, a bit of a good time!!”

“It is such a fascinating topic. Viki = you did an awesome job!”

“Loved the interactive session – learning through movements to strengthen the pelvic floor. She made everything so understandable – definitely will incorporate into my practice and into teaching.”

“Viki has woven together an amazing body of information and has presented it in a way that was hands-on and entertaining. She made an embarrassing topic accessible and easy to understand. Thank you!”

“SO AMAZING! Love all the hands-on experience and handmade props! SO important to know this! She is such a play-filled teacher. So grateful for all of her expertise.”

“Oh my gosh, loved, loved, loved Viki and her style of teaching. I will remember her pelvic model (that she handmade last night) whenever teaching to my students! The best! The whole lesson was outstanding.”

“Viki was amazing. I never realized and never paid attention about the pelvic. Learned a lot – excellent information – and workshop. Was great, will share and use some information in teaching.”

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