Healing The Pelvic Floor: Reclaiming Your Power, Sexuality, and Pleasure Potential
Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California
CE hours available (36 contact hours)
As women we have a unique power of creativity in our reproductive systems. That power is used not only to create new life, but also to bring personal projects into being. However, that energy can be blocked by physical, emotional or spiritual trauma to the pelvic floor and the female organs.
In this course for women, we use guided imagery, movement and hands-on exercises (all done with clothing on) to heal the pelvic floor, including the vagina and uterus, places that often hold our deepest wounds. These wounds include rape, abortions, sexual abuse, surgery, childbirth tearing and scars, self-esteem issues and negative images about our femininity. Because self-knowledge is important, scientific and anatomic information will also be presented, as well as ongoing self-care using pelvic floor yoga and abdominal massage.
Rarely does a course offer the opportunity for the depth of healing that women desire. In these seven days you will experience whole new possibilities for renewed feminine energy, greater health, and a deeper sense of pleasure in being a woman. We will spend time exploring nature and how our connection to the earth deepens our connection to ourselves. The workshop will culminate with a special evening of nurturing at the Esalen natural hot spring baths.
In addition to being extremely profound for women on a personal level, this course is valuable for health care professionals, or anyone wishing to learn non-invasive techniques to heal women.
Testimonial: “It’s been a week since I returned from Healing the Pelvic Floor at Esalen and I’m not certain I can coherently write about it yet. Wow…wow…wow. What an amazing class. What an amazing group of women. What an amazing teacher. It wasn’t just a good class—it was profound.
“I have never been very comfortable around other women, preferring the company of men. Men always seemed safer and more predictable to me. But last week as I rediscovered my pelvis, I began to feel so safe and so comfortable with the women in my class. And soon I felt safe enough to just relax and revel in being feminine.
“I realized that I never learned how to enjoy being female as a young girl. My mother fervently wished she had been born male; her brothers got to go so many places and do so many things that she couldn’t do because she was a girl. My mom grew up to believe that being female was a trap she couldn’t escape from. Males had all the power and all the fun, according to mom. Being female was drudgery—and dangerous as well. The world was NEVER truly safe for a woman.
“Oh contrare! Now I know how mistaken my mom was. I know it in my core; my pelvis knows it in a way far beyond words. Being female is luscious and juicy and powerful and hot! Being female can be safe and full of joy. Being female is a blessing and my female body is a miracle.
“Thank you, Suzanne : -)) Blessings – Nancy Lankston, R.N., C.S.T.”
Prerequisite: Read and listen to audio CD in Full Body Presence. To purchase, visit your favorite local bookseller or visit http://www.healingfromthecore.com/booklist.shtml.
We also recommend you read:
Find and purchase these, and titles like these, in the Men’s and Women’s Issues section of our Amazon bookstore (http://www.healingfromthecore.com/booklist.shtml).
This course begins Friday evening 8:30 PM – 10 PM; Saturday 10 AM – 1 PM and 3 PM – 6 PM; Sunday 10 AM – 1 PM and 7 PM – 10 PM; Monday 10 AM – 1 PM and 3 PM – 6 PM; Tuesday 10 AM – 1 PM and 7 PM – 10 PM; Wednesday 2 PM – 6 PM; Thursday 10 AM – 1 PM and 7 PM – 10 PM; Friday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Venue, Cost and Registration: This course is being offered at The Esalen Institute as a seven-day, residential workshop. Course cost ranges from $900 – $4,975 depending on accommodations (includes tuition). Register for your lodging preference with The Esalen Institute at (831) 667-3005. To learn more about available accommodations, visit The Esalen Institute (esalen.org) or call (831) 667-3005.
NOTE: If you register early, you can request the cheapest housing and potentially save over $500 if sleeping bag space is still available! The Esalen Institute: (831) 667-3005