with Dr. Rachel Miller and Stephanie Bersh
In yoga, our practice may focus on stacking our bones and finding proper alignment, but we often neglect to focus our practice around our inner core. The pelvic floor is the base of the inner core and needs to work with our breath and core musculature. Common signs of pelvic floor dysfunction are pelvic pain, low back, hip or groin pain, pain with intercourse, and incontinence (leaking urine with sneezing, laughing, or exercising).
In this workshop, you will gain a more in-depth understanding of the pelvic floor and common issues, the connection with breathing, and ways to help create a healthy pelvic floor. We will move through yoga poses that first facilitate relaxation of the pelvic floor, and then progress to poses that focus on strengthening.
Rachel Miller, PT, DPT
Dr. Rachel Miller is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, certified Pilates instructor, and founder of The Pilates PT. She graduated cum laude from The Ohio State University and then earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in 2004. She is passionate about educating and is a professional mentor, certified Clinical Instructor, and has developed and taught anatomy courses. But most important to her is educating her patients and clients to understand their own bodies! She has successfully treated many patients who have failed to respond to other treatments.
Her dance background and love for fitness led her to Pilates. She became certified in mat and standing Pilates through Physical Mind Institute in 2008 and has been teaching group mat classes ever since. She continued her Pilates training by earning a comprehensive certification through Balanced Body. She also enjoys spending time with her family, staying active, and promoting wellness.
After becoming a Mom, she realized the lack of postpartum education and the need for better care for new (and not so new) moms. Her continuing education has focused on manual therapy of the pelvis and spine, Diastasis Recti, and pelvic floor Physical Therapy. She enjoys looking at the body holistically and combining Pilates with Physical Therapy to achieve long-lasting results.
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