WOMEN's CLASS: Three 2- hour virtual classes start: March 11.
4 DAYS IN PERSON: APRIL 12-15, 2024.
Clients are searching for skilled bodywork & compassionate presence to help address unique pelvic concerns. YOU CAN HELP THEM!
This is an ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL TRAINING exploring practical skills and therapeutic bodywork techniques that lay a solid foundation for your practice in pelvic floor bodywork.
Class includes a combination of visual aids, discussion, art, hands-on experience, and student participation.
- LEARN TO IDENTIFY MUSCLES, BONDY LANDMARKS, PELVIC ORGANS
- BUILD CONFIDENCE navigating the potent 'YONI-VERSE'
- TREAT COMMON CONDITIONS.
This is a rare opportunity to join a circle of female LMT's to study internal pelvic anatomy in a safe, respectful, and nurturing setting. We uphold compassionate, professional boundaries and confidentiality in a small, intensive, learning group over several months (online, and in-person). We work in diads and triads, focusing on musculo-skeletal concerns while honoring the multi-dimensional issues that often compound the physical.
LMT's may practice internal bodywork in Oregon (OBMT Massage Board Rule (334-010-0029 Internal Cavity) with this advanced training.
- Benefits of pelvic bodywork
- Prevalence & Causes of Pelvic Dysfunction
- Pelvic A& P
- Palpating internal and external tissues, pelvic floor muscles, cervix, scar tissue
- Assessing & treating pelvic muscle tension, prolapse, rectocele, cystocele, incontinence
- Internal treatments during Pregnancy/Postpartum
- Emotional-social-spiritual impacts of pelvic issues
- Trauma Tools Discussion
- Positioning options for optimal access: supine/sidelying/prone/standing
- Marketing Considerations
- 6 hours of Ethics & Boundaries
WHY: Just like any muscle, pelvic floor muscles develop scar tissue, tension, spasms, imbalance. Many suffer from hip, back, or pelvic pain, sciatica, or incontinence that stem from tension in obturator internus, piriformis, and levator ani muscles. This course will help you learn internal bodywork with sensitivity, compassion, and skill.
WHO: Designed for massage therapists interested in bodywork for the female pelvis who are willing to practice and receive internal pelvic floor (vaginal) bodywork in a safe, private, respectful environment.
IMPORTANT: Before registering, you must send in written application, talk to Leslie, and get instructor approval.
1. Professional License in good standing.
2. FIRST fill out Application and get Instructor Approval. Contact Leslie@LeslieStager.com to get application or CLICK HERE to Download
3. Before class: Experience at least one pelvic floor session from a licensed provider. Submit to Leslie a written Review after you have registered for class (ask her for guidelines for write up).
4. Pre or Post Requisite Courses Only if you want the Advanced Pelvic Floor Bodywork Certificate, you must take these courses or instructor approval of equivalent training: The Female Pelvis & The Belly
Think you're qualified for class but don't meet the prerequisites? Contact Leslie to ask for a waiver.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: Three Options
Certificate of Attendance: After satisfactory completion of all hours for this course you will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
Certificate with Advanced Training/Mentoring : After class, you may choose the opportunity for private mentoring support with Leslie. After 6 case studies reviews, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance. ($180 for review and certification)
Integrative Pelvic Bodywork Certification: Complete Entering the Temple and the Advanced Training/Mentoring and take additional courses (The Belly, & The Female Pelvis) to receive the Integrative Pelvic Bodywork Certification.
NOTE : NCBTMB CE's are NOT currently permitted for Entering The Temple, but you will receive a CE certificate as proof of your hours, which is accepted by OBMT.
REGISTRATION: Admission is by Application only. Contact Leslie@LeslieStager.com to get Application or CLICK HERE to Download
WHAT THE COURSE IS NOT:
This course does NOT include sexual touch or tantric practices.
This course is not related to Tami Kent's Holistic Pelvic Care (TM)
As a massage therapist who focuses on women’s health, I cannot recommend Leslie’s pelvic floor class~ Entering the Temple~ enough. Creating an environment of private rooms to practice that feels safe for all students with a central gathering space, Leslie walks the students through the anatomy/physiology and kinesiology of the pelvic floor, the ethical boundaries that are involved, the life experiences and triggers that may arise within our clients as well as ourselves.
The class addresses different life experiences such as birth, sexual assault, the effects of continual life stress, the over toned muscles of an athlete, the list goes on. There is quiet time to journal, be creative, and ask questions as we process our feeling and thoughts.
Machelle Varma 2023
Entering the Temple was an informative and immersive class experience. I felt supported, safe, and challenged intellectually as well as physically. I learned new information about the pelvic floor and practiced internal pelvic floor palpation multiple times, as well as received the pelvic work I was learning to administer.
Leslie created an engaging environment where the information was accessible. She shared her expertise earned through her own experience as a LMT and RN as well as inviting input throughout the immersion from the multiple experiences of professionals present.
I highly recommend this course for someone who wants to learn a compassionate and clinical approach for applying pelvic floor work in their practice. This is a class for those called to do intimate work and invested in cultivating sensitivity for ordinarily "taboo" places of the body, as well as learning to hold space. I am so grateful I took this class for furthering my skillset and for deepening my relationship with my own body and what it needs.
Elizabeth Hoffman 2018
I highly recommend Leslie's Class! Leslie offers a teaching style that is very unique.. She offers classes online prior to in-person so we build a wonderful, safe container for each other, along with being able to assimilate the information at a pace that feels digestible.
The circle and container created by Leslie is something i haven't experienced in my life before, as far as..respect, honor of the body, pacing, timing of information, combo of art, movement, playfulness, humor, yet really strong anatomy, alot of time to sink into practical sessions with each other, all culminated to be a really rewarding experience. This class should be a requirement for anyone wanting to work as a pelvic floor therapist LMT.
Angela Severson 2023
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: LESLIE STAGER RN, LMT
I've focused on women's health since the 1980's, exploring, practicing, and teaching about the rhythms, rites, and mysteries of the female body. As a labor & delivery nurse I grew aware of the pelvic traumas that many endure and live with after birth, with few avenues for help. Inspired by relieving 80% of a client's 6-month postnatal pelvic pain in just one exploratory session in 2009, I embarked on private studies in pelvic floor therapy with PT's, DC's, and Osteopaths, and trainings with Tami Kent PT, Bryan Baisinger DC, John Barnes LMT, Herman & Wallace. Currently I have a private practice in Nevada City, CA. Read more about Leslie.