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ACT Teachers Meeting + "Keeping the Pelvic Floor Safe" Workshop

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Canberra, ACT 2601

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Inviting all teachers to attend Yoga Australia ACT Teachers Meeting and CPD Workshop! Our guest speaker for our first meeting of 2018 is Jenny Berrill. She is a member of the National Yoga Australia Management Committee on behalf of the ACT, and the Business of Yoga and Peak Body Working Groups.

Jenny had a long career as a health professional; and in senior health policy and strategy. After leaving the ANU as an academic at the College of Business, she decided to move from being a student in yoga classes to one as an instructor. She also has a secret life as an actor and has done TV and prints commercials as well been an extra on such shows as Rake.

Jenny utilises the knowledge gained as a health professional to support her yoga teaching of her students but especially special needs populations. All students offer her challenges when preparing a yoga practice; this she finds both stimulating and enjoyable.

As a registered midwife and (now ex) Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Jenny has a particular interest in the needs of women, hence her interest in the pelvic floor and the topic of this meeting. However this topic is also of importance to men as well.

Keeping the Pelvic Floor Safe

Muscles play a key role during yoga, but did you know there is a hidden group of muscles called the pelvic floor that need special attention?

Pelvic floor muscles form the base of the group of muscles commonly called the “core”. These muscles work with the deep abdominal and back muscles, and the diaphragm to support the spine and control the pressure inside the abdomen. The pelvic floor muscles are important in bladder and bowel control, supporting the pelvic organs and sexual function in both men and women.

Normally during yoga the regulation of the pressure in the abdomen happens automatically however if any if the muscles of the “core” are weakened or damaged this may not occur. During poses eg Plank, that increase internal abdominal pressure, the pelvic floor can become overloaded cause loss of control or even damage.

In Yoga practice you can provide guidance with poses to your students on how to protect their pelvic floor as well as modifications; you can also provide opportunities and techniques to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.

Jenny will provide an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the “core” and more particularly the pelvic floor as well as the population groups who may be at risk of pelvic floor problems. Pelvic floor safe practice will be discussed as well as what to avoid. The talk will finish with some strengthening options for the pelvic floor muscles you can use during your instruction. Handouts will be provided for further information.

Please make sure to book via Eventbrite. If you have any questions about the event, please get in touch with Nancy on nancy@yogaaustralia.org.au

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