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Illuminating the Pelvic Floor - Beyond the Kegel

Sunday, February 23, 2020

The muscles at the base of the pelvis, or “pelvic floor”, serve us in our day-to-day activities throughout our lifespan, including protecting our spines, supporting our organs and preventing incontinence. Yet, connecting to this region often seems a mystery. Join physical therapist, acupuncturist and yoga teacher, Dr. Michele Fry, for a guided introduction and orientation to the physiological and metaphorical functions of these muscles through experiential anatomy, breath work, and activation and relaxation practices.

You will learn:

  • practices to develop awareness of your pelvic floor
  • how posture, breathing and gravity affect pelvic floor function, including digestion and elimination
  • how to optimize your pelvic floor function and strength during yoga asana, as well as everyday life.

Illuminating the Pelvic Floor – Beyond the Kegel
with Dr Michele Fry
Sunday, February 23, 2020
1:00 – 3:30 PM
$50 ($55 day of)

Dr Michele Fry

guest teacher

Michele Fry, PT, DPT, L.Ac., MSTOM, E-RYT500, has been practicing yoga since 1994 and teaching since 2001. She has a special clinical interest in the pelvic floor and its involvement in overall health and wellbeing— from core strength and injury risk & recovery, to gastrointestinal health, breathing, stress, pleasure and pain. Michele holds both a Doctor of Physical Therapy from The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA. Currently, she is based in Washington DC, and formerly practiced her craft in Solana Beach, CA. Movement-based therapy is a key component of her approach, including yoga, breath work, Pilates and GYROTONIC® Method.

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