(Anyone who is in the medicaid income bracket please use the code MEDICAID22 for an instant 50% discount)
Group-Based Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
We offer regular pelvic floor classes (and occasional class series) for both prenatal and postpartum women. Save Your Vagina is a Holistic Pelvic-Education experience to answer any question you’ve been carrying about your pelvis, pelvic conditions including incontinence, pelvic pain, weakness, loss of connection, and inform your curiosity about anatomy and prevention of changes in vaginal function!
I just attended Ruth’s Save Your Vagina class, and it was amazing! I am currently pregnant and wanted to be sure to equip myself with as much knowledge as possible for my postpartum time, and I feel as though I learned more than I even expected to in the class. From a refresher for basic pelvic floor exercises, to learning techniques on how to self-massage the pelvic floor, this is a workshop I feel everyone would benefit from taking!~Nancy C.
~I recently took Ruth’s “Save Your Vagina” Workshop and it was amazing! I’ve been wanting to do this for some time and am so glad I finally got to do it. Ruth is unbelievably knowledgeable about pelvic floor health and really knows her stuff! I learned so much that I can now relay to my own clients and class participants. I will definitely take this workshop again! ~Anastasia B.
~I took the Save Your Vagina class and it was a great introduction to pelvic floor health and physiology! I learned a lot and it was a safe space to talk about postpartum pelvic floor issues. Highly recommend! ~Sophie M
~On Nov. 21 I gave birth to a precious little girl with no complications or tearing. The perineal massage that I learned in your “Save your Vagina” class was so helpful! ~Lauren Y.
2021 SYV Class Schedule
CLASSES held ONLINE using zoom for now and when we return through the phases of reintegration, they will be held in the classroom at the Homegrown Families building.
201 Charlotte St. Asheville NC 28801
If you’re looking for the WNC Birth Center Fundraiser classes, unfortunately they have already happened! But click below to offer your support to this invaluable non-profit serving Asheville and the surrounding area.
2021– Virtual Class Dates
**You will receive a zoom link the night before you class, attached handouts to print and a list of simple materials to gather. Look forward to seeing you there!
In SAVE YOUR VAGINA you will learn to:
FEEL your anatomy
Learn about your pelvic bones, pelvic floor structures, low back muscles and how all of it connects to your vagina. Touch your own body to know landmarks, critical muscles for support and alignment. Pelvic alignment and gives a solid foundation for your very busy spine.
LEARN correct toileting/postural habits
Many people have been using the powder room for 30 or 40 years and have never heard what is ‘ideal’ for correct toileting habits! Get valuable ‘normals’ for how often to pee, how much, correct posture and so much more. Its something you do MANY times per day and doing it ‘wrong’ can contribute to many of the problems we all experience.
MOVE your hips and kegels
Are you really doing kegels or maybe just a big glute squeeze? How can you tell? Get specific feedback from your own body to KNOW you are doing your kegels correctly. Learn how frequently to do kegels for your specific body type. Move your body using familiar yoga poses with a new awareness of your pelvic floor supporting your spinal stability!
SHIFT your nervous system to relax/support your pelvis
The critical piece of the physical dysfunction puzzle most commonly missed by western medicine is how your nervous system is affecting your muscle function. You don’t think about not peeing all day… you just don’t pee until it’s time, right? Well, that means the ‘automatic’ nervous system is working and your ‘functional’ nervous system says “ lets pee now.” Learn about the autonomic nervous system and how it is affecting your pelvis all day every day and may be the key to unlocking your total health!
MASSAGE your own body for vitality
In a traditional massage we get our hips and back and feet and legs and neck loosened up to a delightful buttery softness! But what about our deepest and most supportive pelvic muscles? Nobody is massaging those! The muscles around your vagina can be scary, shameful or taboo at times but I am stoked to shift that paradigm! Take the fear out of vaginal massage: you will receive a map of your own pelvic floor that will guide you to feel comfortable and empowered to massage your special pelvic muscles into perfect function.
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Other Classes Taught by Ruth Elliot
Your Enlightened Pelvis: 4 week series for women is now available ONLINE!
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What does it mean to have an Enlightened Pelvis?
Every woman holds her story, her ancestral story, and usually the story of her tribe in her body. The problem is that the busy modern woman hasn’t been given tools to release the heavy emotions often dumped in the pelvic bowl and unlock the powerful secrets she holds there. “Light-In Your Pelvis” will connect each woman to her body to “lighten” the collective and personal trauma stored there and unlock the secret sacred power held but rarely called forth. Expect to experience more physical light-ness, improved yoga posture awareness, pelvic mobility, and greater ease.
Women participants only, please.
Suggested Reading: Wild Feminine by Tami Lynn Kent
Course series taught by Ruth Elliot, Physical Therapist and owner of Asheville Holistic Physical Therapy (www.ashevilleholisticpt.co
The anatomy of the female pelvis
The energy anatomy of female pelvis
The secrets and collective trauma we store here
The role of the pelvis in ancestral healing
Unlocking creative potential physically- movement, motor learning
Meditations to bridge your physical body, your mind, and your spirit
Self-massage to move blocked energy limiting your potential and potentially causing uncomfortable pelvic conditions.