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Shadow Sisterhood: Pelvic Floor Wellness & Emotional Renewal

"A painful pelvic floor does not want to be in pain, yet it doesn’t have the words to tell you what it needs to be out of pain." -A Headache in The Pelvis: The Wise-Anderson Protocol For Healing Pelvic Pain 

Explore pelvic floor & women’s wellness education comprehensively through monthly two-hour sessions, addressing physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being, and engaging in supportive practices.

Held by Laura Montgomery & Kathleen Sieler

Introduction to Series:

Just as shadows can represent hidden or obscured aspects, the pelvic floor often goes unnoticed or unacknowledged despite its vital role in supporting the body. Like a shadow, it's there, often unseen but impacting our physical well-being.  Additionally, shadows can sometimes evoke a sense of depth or complexity, which aligns with the intricate network of muscles and tissues in the pelvic floor.

 

What is the pelvic floor? This series of sessions led by Laura Montgomery and Kathleen Sieler, will explore what the pelvic floor actually is including a variety of pelvic floor myths,conditions, and other physical complex experiences women undergo including (but not limited to): 

 

  • Hypertonic Pelvic Floor Syndromes 

  • Urinary incontinence

  • Pelvic organ prolapse

  • Pelvic pain

  • Low back pain

  • Dyspareunia (painful intercourse)

  • Overactive bladder

  • Chronic pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

  • Vulvodynia (chronic vulvar pain)

  • Interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome

  • Rectal prolapse

  • Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction

  • Menstruation, menopause, post menopause experiences 

  • PMS 

  • Diastasis Recti and the postpartum body

  • Endometriosis, fibroid, cysts & other uterine conditions 

 

In addition to the physical body, we will also explore the more spiritual and intuitive parts of being a women that often go unnoticed in today’s world such as: 

 

  • Menstrual cycles as a source of intuition and connection to nature. Dismantling taboo topics. 

  • The deep intuition and wisdom often associated with motherhood and nurturing instincts.

  • The profound spiritual journey of pregnancy and childbirth, including the connection to life and creation.

  • The transformative power of menopause and its potential for spiritual growth and renewal.

  • The innate connection to lunar cycles and the ebb and flow of energy throughout the month.

  • The ability to cultivate and harness feminine energy for creative energy. 

  • The experience of embodying both strength and vulnerability in a patriarchal society.

  • The sacredness of female friendships and the support they provide in times of need.

  • The intuitive understanding of cycles of life and death, particularly in relation to caregiving and nurturing roles.

  • The spiritual significance of rites of passage unique to women, such as menstruation rituals and ceremonies celebrating womanhood.

 

Each class in the series will focus on a different topic and/or a different practice. One hour of class will be intimate sharing & education, while the other hour will be a practice led by Kathleen or Laura (or both) focused on the topic at hand. We aim to provide practices that one can do beyond class meetings and can easily integrate into their daily life routine.

 

Practices will include: 

  • Pelvic Floor exercises (these include exercises to specifically help diastasis, among others)

  • Pilates 

  • Restorative, yin and myofascial yoga practices 

  • Herbal remedies 

  • Somatic dance/movement 

  • Breathwork 

  • Meditation 

  • Sound Healing 

  • Aerial yoga 

Attend one or as many classes as you'd like! There are incentives for joining more than one class a month! See below for the list of classes and registration! 

*Note: We are not medical experts, physical therapists, or mental health providers. We are certified wellness teachers and these are offerings, not diagnoses or treatment plans. Seek medical and mental health support in coordination with this series. 

Session #1

The Pelvic Floor Ceremony: Alchemizing Logic & Emotion For Balanced Renewal 

Held on the Full Moon in Sagittarius, our first class will explore both the LOGIC of the pelvic floor and pelvic floor conditions, as well as the EMOTIONS of the pelvic floor. The first hour will include an anatomy introduction to the pelvic floor and the intricate muscles that support the pelvic floor, as well as intimate circle sharing of pelvic floor experiences and conditions. The second hour of our ceremony will focus on basic, gentle pilates poses,  followed by somatic relaxation techniques for emotional renewal. Click the link below for more information & to pre-register!  

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Session #2 

Coming Soon!! Date TBD

Class 2: Menstruation Matters

Managing menstrual discomfort through pelvic floor exercises

Understanding menstrual cycle variations & their spiritual significance 

Exploring menstruation conditions: Endometriosis, Dysmenorrhea, Menorrhagia, Amenorrhea, Fibroids, PMS, Lichen Sclerosis.

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