Pelvic Floor Workshop
with Dorothy Henning, Guild Certified Feldenkrais™ Practitioner
2-4pm on 3 Saturdays: January 30th, February 6th and 13th, 2016
The pelvic floor is a part of the body you seldom give much thought to until you experience a problem related to it, such as incontinence or lower back pain. However, the pelvic floor is involved in many life functions, such as digestion, elimination, reproduction, breathing and balance. So even if you don’t have a special issue related to the pelvic floor, understanding its role and encouraging its healthy function can contribute to your well-being in all these areas. Recent studies have shown that working with the muscles of the pelvic floor can improve its function. Dorothy will help you take Kegels to a new level–where they are easy and much more effective! The movements of the pelvic floor are subtle, and the Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education has been shown to be very effective in helping women increase awareness and finally strength of the pelvic floor. Anyone can do it! Dorothy will also reveal myths on the understanding of how the pelvic floor functions and give you practical tools to help with incontinence and other issues. The workshop is for every woman, active or non-active, young or old. It could be especially helpful for women after childbirth or an abdominal operation, or who have problems with urinary incontinence. Even if you don’t have a special issue with the pelvic floor, having a well functioning and strong pelvic floor is part of taking care of yourself… now and for your future. Come join us!
Cost: $90 earlybird before January 15th
Dorothy Henning, a Louisville native, is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais™
Practitioner who has been practicing the Feldenkrais™ Method of Somatic Education in Strasbourg, France since 2004. Dorothy completed the four-year Feldenkrais Practitioner Professional Training Program in San Francisco and Switzerland and also has a French National diploma in Sports Education from Strasbourg, France. While in France, she worked with high level national athletes as well as collaborated with the Ludica Center for Stroke victims in Strasbourg working to aid in their functional recovery.Neuroplasticity is the potential for the brain to change and heal at all ages. The implications this has on learning, especially after injury and illness, are potentially without limit. Dorothy’s passion for neuroplasticity, combined with her experience with athletic training and healing from her own injury, inspires her Feldenkrais work.
In her practice, Dorothy has helped people with back pain, injury recovery, chronic pain, sports injury, adults and teens with scoliosis, children with behavioral issues, adults and children with anxiety, people with RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) and arthritis, pelvic floor and continence issues, and those with neurological problems such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s and post stroke. Feldenkrais is also used for improving athletic performance and for those who just want to feel better and explore their full potential.
The Feldenkrais Method™ of Somatic Education develops our ability to become aware of our movement and ourselves. Through this awareness we learn how to move more easily and to change habits of behavior and self-image. The method is taught in two forms, in group classes known as Awareness Through Movement™ and in individual hands-on sessions known as Functional Integration™ sessions.