This 2 hour workshop is suitable for new mums at least 6 weeks post childbirth but you don’t have to have had a baby recently to join. Anyone who is experiencing ongoing difficulties with their pelvic floor or who simply wants to learn more about it is welcome!
The workshop will help you to understand the role of your pelvic floor muscles, how they work and how best to train them. We will assess your abdominal activation strategies (looking at Diastasis Recti, separation of the abdominal muscles which is common post pregnancy) and how to activate your abdominal wall safely during yoga practice. We will use common yoga poses and breath work with consideration of your pelvic floor and abdominal muscles. We will finish with a gentle yoga flow with attention to hip opening and abdominal activation - putting what you have learned into practice!
Lyndsey is a Yoga Instructor, Pilates Instructor, Sport Rehabilitator and Lecturer at St Mary's University, in Twickenham. She has worked in clinical practice for the last decade treating and rehabilitating clients with musculoskeletal injuries, along with personal training and teaching Pilates. After developing a passion for Yoga Practice, Lyndsey travelled to Rishikesh in India to complete her Yoga Teacher Training. More recently she has completed a Masters in Research and teaches on the Undergraduate and Post-Graduate Sport Rehabilitation Programs. Lyndsey has also worked within professional sport with England Rugby, as well as travelling Europe with pop star Robbie Williams and his touring team.
"I have worked in clinical practice for 10 years helping women recover from injuries that may have been linked to childbirth. I spent time developing my understanding of assessment and training of females post pregnancy and my passion is to help get them back into activities they enjoyed before having babies, with confidence.
Yoga is the perfect compliment to early rehabilitation of the pelvic floor after pregnancy, making it easy to link my two passions together, practicing yoga and helping women do what they love. I am looking forward to talking pelvic floors and yoga with you all!"