Welcome to Practical Yoga
Therapeutic Functional Movement, Pelvic Health Coach & Yoga Teacher
I am a passionate advocate for women’s health, having had a bladder prolapse and pelvic floor issues myself. I felt my body had somehow let me down and I had missed out on an important part of knowledge and education about my body. How had I missed this? I started talking to other women and realised I was not alone. With the right support and exercise my symptoms improved dramatically, my core was stronger, my breathing improved, I felt empowered by taking control and looking after myself.
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As a professional flautist, I have spent many years training my breathing. I used a combination of breathing techniques to improve prolapse symptoms and retrain my pelvic floor. I drew on my experience of Alexander Technique, functional movement (yoga therapy), somatic movement, pelvic floor releases and traditional pelvic floor Kegel exercises to rehabilitate.
Long term pelvic health is about integrating the whole body physically and mentally, to retrain the pelvic floor to support and enable you to achieve your activity goals whatever they may be.
Many women experience pelvic health changes after pregnancy, childbirth, the years that follow or in peri menopause or menopause. 10% of all women have pelvic issues (leakage, stress incontinence, prolapse, or a too weak or too tight pelvic floor). 1 in 3 women will experience issues at some point in their life.
These issues are NOT an inevitable part of motherhood, the menopause or getting older. Most pelvic health symptoms can be managed or improved dramatically with the right support and information. Please contact me if you would like to work one to one on zoom or in person.
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- Understanding Continence Promotion: Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction - Association for Continence Advice
From the Glottis to the Pelvic Floor: Making Clinical Connections (Julie Wiebe, PT, DPT (Candidate), MPT & Susan Clinton, PT, DScPT, OCS, WCS, FAAOMPT)
UK Hypopressives Trainer Course Level 1
200 hour Yoga Teacher Training (Sweat Studios Milton Keynes)
Yoga Teacher Training for the Different Stages of Menopause (Yinstinct Yoga)
100 hour Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology course (ITEC Level 3) - Distinction
Breathing Assessment Course (The Minded Institute)
Foundation Coaching Skills for Creatives (Jessica Mogridge & Lucy Hare)