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2622 – Pelvic Floor Health with Yoga

Intermediate / Half-Day Workshop
Chicago, IL / Saturday, November 13, 2021 – 1:30-4:30 pm / 3.0 credit hours
(Classroom: 1:30-3:00 pm / Indoor Pool: 3:00-4:30 pm)

Faculty: Camella Nair, Swami, C-IAYT

COURSE DESCRIPTION: A healthy pelvic floor is defined as one that can be controlled volitionally and automatically, and fully integrates with surrounding musculature. Age, childbirth, surgery, and accidents, however, can create major problems ‘down there’ and cause pain, embarrassment, and avoidance of social groups, therefore limiting leading a happy and contented lifestyle. People with lumbar instability can challenge a healthy pelvic floor. Yoga is an effective and inexpensive self-managed solution to many issues, especially bladder control. Headaches and fibromyalgia tend to have myofascial imbalances and restrictions in the pelvis. After age 55 issues like incontinence and prolapse increase and pelvic problems become more common.

Thriving in optimal health in a gravitational field as the body ages or is subject to injury and trauma can be challenging for a healthy pelvic floor. Very often the imbalance comes from our inability to cultivate and sustain a healthy lifestyle and so just assessing any problems from just a musculoskeletal standpoint may not delay or eradicate the need for surgery or further discomfort. The system of yoga offers a multidimensional protocol which requires mental, emotional as well as physical self-awareness and discipline in order to reverse PF dysfunction. In this workshop we will be exploring the importance of a healthy pelvic floor by becoming more aware of posture and how it relates to an imbalance of the superficial, urogenital, and deep PF muscles, as well as offering clinical poses to address hyper and hypo tonicity.

1) Become more aware of the clinical application of yoga therapeutics for greater pelvic floor awareness and health.
2) Determine the importance of relaxation and proper breathing.
3) Create a protocol for improving or sustaining pelvic floor health for a lifetime of change.

FACULTY: Camella Nair, Swami, C-IAYT, is one of the few ordained female Swamis currently teaching in the Kriya Lineage. It is an unbroken line of gurus dating back thousands of years. She pioneered Aqua Kriya Yoga 20 years ago and travels to certify teachers in this field. As a female disciple, she authored “Prenatal Kriya Yoga” which is a mystical journey into pregnancy and motherhood. A registered Yoga Therapist and Prenatal Yoga Alliance registered teacher, she has a comprehensive online home-study in prenatal yoga at