Women's Pelvic Health Seminars

This workshop series could be called ‘Your Female Pelvis- An Owner’s Manual’ because it is about so much more than just pelvic pain, back pain, incontinence, and strength.  This is a workshop about how your pelvis is an integral part of your whole body and how to improve or maintain your pelvic health at any age. 

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So many of us only pay attention to our bodies when we have dysfunction, pain, or disease and, while that is not a bad time to take charge of your pelvic health, the information in these workshops gives a solid foundation for pelvic health for a lifetime.  This is information that every woman should know and that most of us do not! 

Learn the importance of awareness, whole body alignment, healthy breathing practices, relaxation, and healthy movement.  Connect with other women who are taking an integrated and proactive approach to their health.  

Be expertly guided through an integrated physiotherapy and yoga practice for women’s pelvic health by Laura Schaffer and Sarah Garden

Laura Schaeffer - BsKIN, MsCPT, Certified Women’s Health Therapist    

Laura’s experience is in treating various pelvic health conditions including pregnancy pain, birth preparation, postpartum care, sacroiliac and pubic symphysis dysfunction, diastasis rectus, pelvic pain, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, among others.  Laura creates a safe, comfortable and trusting environmentas an integral part of her practice.  Through treatment her goal is to assist women to achieve their goals and for women to feel empowered, strong and get back to feeling their best self. Women should feel in control of their own healing and destiny and confident in their ability to connect with their body and know how to help themselves.

Sarah Garden - Yoga Therapist and Critical Alignment Therapist

Sarah has been working as a yoga therapist for almost 15 years and has 2000hrs of formal training and thousands of hours of classroom time.  She specializes in back and pelvic health and women’s health issues.  Sarah’s approach is to help students connect more deeply with their bodies through education, embodied postures, breathing practices, meditation, and relaxation.  Her deepest wish is to empower women to take charge of their own health and provide them with the tools to do just that. 

Pelvic Foundations
Sat: Feb 20, 2016 From: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Learn the basic anatomy and function of the pelvis and pelvic floor. Experience a new awareness, alignment, movement, and breath that will help to establish the foundation of a healthy pelvis and pelvic floor. This workshop is highly recommended for participation in the other workshops.

Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions
Sat: Feb 20, 2016 From: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
This workshop is designed for women experiencing pelvic floor tightness, bladder over activity, pelvic floor weakness, urine leakage, and/or pelvic organ prolapse. It will provide you with tools from yoga and physiotherapy to help you work with your symptoms and the underlying cause.

Pelvic Pain
Sun: Feb 21, 2016 From: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This workshop is designed for acute or chronic pelvic pain, pelvic pain resulting from pelvic disorders or disease, and/or painful intercourse. This workshop will provide you with tools specifically designed to reduce pain, release tension, and calm the nervous system.

The Pelvis, Sacroiliac Joints, and Low Back Pain
Sun: Feb 21, 2016 From: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bring fluidity to your movement by releasing tension and reorganizing your patterns, Find balance between strength and flexibility and learn how to co-ordinate your core by integrating your pelvic floor to support your movement.

$65.00 per workshop or $220.00 for all four