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Yoga Rehab: Spine, Core & Pelvic Floor Recovery

This workshop is for individuals with core dysfunction, back and neck pain, pelvic floor disorders including prolapse, diastasis recti or hernia, those preparing the body for pregnancy, postpartum recovery and ideal for the physical therapists, yoga teachers, fitness instructors, and the birth and body workers who serve this community.



605 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica CA, US 90403

Type of Event

  • Workshop


Sep 6
11:00 amto13:45 pm

Light refreshments will be served



Full Description

Deep stabilizing muscles become inhibited when we experience spinal or pelvic pain and injury. They do not just naturally come back online, but we have to specifically retrain the entire core, including the breath, to work together. Healthy function of the core is about the synergy of these deep stabilizing muscles, such as the diaphragm, pelvic floor, transversus abdominis and multifidus. Many traditional core exercises repetitively increase intra-abdominal pressure putting downward forces on the pelvic floor. When done repetitively, this can lead to core and pelvic floor dysfunction.

Enter Hypopressive (low pressure) Breathing, which was created by Marcel Caufriez, to help post-natal women prevent or recover from pelvic floor dysfunction. It has similarities to the ancient yogic breathing exercise called Uddiyana bandha. ‘Hypo’ refers to a decrease in pressure to the thoracic, abdominal and pelvic cavities and lifts the organs off the pelvic floor. Low pressure fitness exercises were created by Tamara Rial and Piti Pinsach from Spain, working alongside Marcel, to create fitness programs for the prevention and restoration of pelvic health beyond the clinical setting. Come to learn this revolutionary global postural and breathing technique to synergistically rehab the core and heal from chronic injury patterns. This will be an introductory workshop into the theory and practice of this method.

Dr. Somer Nicole is a Doctor of Physical Therapy specializing in Craniosacral Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release & Reiki. Having taught Yoga since 2002, she now teaches Kundalini Yoga and Hatha Yoga for Rehab. Her teaching style integrates alignment cues grounded in therapeutics and energetic/visualization cues to help direct energy and uplift the Spirit. She lives in Kauai and has an online platform for Yoga, Meditation & Breathwork videos at