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Getting to Know Your Pelvis Through Yoga (Yoga and Pelvic Health)

Not currently scheduled. If you'd like to  host this workshop, please contact Francine

Taught by: Francine Kelley

Did you know that core strength means a lot more than 6-pack abs? Can you name the bones that make up your pelvic girdle (did you even know you had a "pelvic girdle?"). Do you know which of the structures in the pelvic floor has the most nerve endings? Do you know how to drastically reduce your likelihood of developing incontinence?

If you have issues with pelvic pain, IBS, menstrual cramps, incontinence, or even chronic back pain, this workshop might be helpful for you. If you just want to know more abut your pelvic anatomy for future reference, that's great too! We will look at the anatomy & physiology of the female pelvis and pelvic floor, discuss some of the common issues/problems, and check in with locating & learning exercises to both strengthen & release our own pelvic floor and deep abdominal muscles.  Since the pelvic floor is an integral part of our stress response, we will also discuss how the PF participates in nervous system activation (anxiety) and learn some tools for recognizing our anxiety patterns and releasing stress from body. Finally, we will work with the first three chakras and also explore how awareness of the pelvis and deep abdominal muscles can influence our yoga practice.  

Classes, Workshops and Therapy Groups

Integrative Trauma Recovery Group

The ITR group is for trauma survivors interested in integrating the body into their healing process. The group is a 24-week educational group which progresses gently, introducing new topics each week. You will not be required to tell your story! 

Inclusion in the group requires an initial intake with the group facilitator. The Fall/Winter ITR Group  is forming now.  


Developed by Susan Auman of Wholeness Embodied (WE), this is a 10 week adolescent coping skills group for youth 14-17. This group focuses on bringing youth into the ‘driver’s seat’ of their own nervous systems by creating a tool belt of methods for self regulation. The group is forming now. Contact Susan Auman by email or via her website 

Chicago Bodymind

Wellness Studio

Yoga Nidra and Aromatherapy 101

Join Mira Binzen for Yoga Nidra and then learn how to use essential oils for health and wellness. Yoga Nidra is a deeply relaxing guided meditative practice that has been found to be beneficial for those dealing with chronic stress and trauma. Following Yoga Nidra, Mira will introduce you to the therapeutic use of essential oils. You may attend one or the other or both.

Yoga for Your Mood

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm

Starts April 4, 2017

$20/session or $90 for 5 sessions

Taught by: Francine Kelley

Based on Amy Weintraub's LifeForce Yoga and the principles of Somatic Experiencing, this yoga class will help participants to find balance and calm. Through yoga poses, breath awareness, mantra, and yoga relaxation, participants will gain tools to do something about their mood off the yoga mat. Space is limited to 8, so register early.