Pelvic Floor Health with Leslie Howard

Naada Yoga is honoured to welcome Leslie Howard to Montreal.  Leslie Howard is an Oakland-based yoga teacher specializing in pelvic-floor health. She gives both private and public classes as well as workshops on that topic in the Bay Area and beyond, in addition to workshops on lower-back care and yoga for cranky hips. Leslie’s work is informed by more than 3,000 hours of study with senior Iyengar teachers, a 320-hour Advanced Studies Certificate from Piedmont Yoga Studio, a 300-hour Tony Briggs teacher training certificate, a 500-hour Yoga Alliance certification, and 15 years of teaching.


In this 4 day training, we will delve deeper into how to teach students with pelvic floor issues. Topics will include:

  • Cultural, medical and historical contexts of women and the pelvis
  • Current understanding of the pelvis, sexuality, misconceptions and modern medical care
  • In depth anatomy of the pelvis, hip flexors and femurs and connective musculature and how they translate into pelvic health
  • How posture affects the pelvic floor
  • Identifying hypertonic vs. hypotonic muscles and the difference between a strong muscle and a tense muscle
  • The role of breath and emotion in the pelvic floor
  • How to teach breath and asana to women who need tone in their pelvis and as well as those who have too much tone
  • What to do with the pelvic floor during all stages of pre and post natal
  • Restorative yoga for the pelvic floor

The training will include handouts and homework for the students to better facilitate learning and understanding of the subject. This training as with all Naada Yoga courses can be used for continuing education credits for Yoga Alliance.

Dates: Jan 19 (6-9pm)  20 (6-9pm) 21 (9am-5pm)  22 (9am-5pm)

Instructor: Leslie Howard
Tuition: $645

  • Access to full weekend workshop : Thursday – Sunday
  • All additional resources or readings.

All prices do not include tax


This course is part of Naada Yoga’s ongoing teacher training program. To apply for any of the full Naada Yoga Teacher Training programs please apply here: