Understanding the Pelvic Floor

by Carolyne Anthony

This 6 hour Pelvic floor course by Carolyne Anthony will teach you the anatomy and movement of the pelvic floor during all stages of life.

Course description

This course will offer an in depth look at the anatomy and function of the pelvic floor, its application to movement and the breath and will discuss the reasons for dysfunction and how many of these problems can be prevented. Our approach contains both the scientific evidenced based research and the more holistic viewpoint of this most intimate part of the female body. This course is a pre requisite for all of the courses in our curriculum. It forms the foundation from which we have built all our other courses.

Course objectives

To understand the anatomy of the female pelvis and pelvic floor
To understand the function of the pelvic floor muscles, the fascial connections and the surrounding muscle groups
To understand the change that occurs during puberty, pregnancy, birth, postpartum and menopause
To understand dysfunction in the pelvic area to include SI Joint and pelvic floor dysfunction and pubis symphasis derangement.
To understand the importance of correct movement and breath to activate the pelvic floor
To understand the role of the breath in pelvic floor activation and rehabilitation
To understand the impact of the fascial connections through the pelvis

Course outline

Anatomy of the pelvic floor including fascial connections
The use of bony cuing to activate the pelvic floor
The respiratory system and the connection to the pelvic floor
Muscle groups and fascia that support the pelvis

Dysfunction of the pelvis and pelvic floor

Pubis Symphasis Derangement 

Breathing and the Pelvic Floor

The Formula
Releasing fascia- techniques for release
Realigning muscles- exercise design to help realignment

Strengthening- exercises for building strength
Incorporating pelvic floor in exercise design

Workshop price- USD275. This includes one manual.

Continuing Education Credits Available
REPS UAE - 6 CPD Points

Support Your Floor - Preview Lecture

Support Your Floor - Module 1

Support Your Floor - Module 2

Support Your Floor Module 3

Support Your Floor - Module 4

Support Your Floor - Module 5

Support your Floor - Module 6

(Practical) Support Your Floor - Workout

(Practical) Breathing and Bridging Exercises

(Practical) Abdominal Exercises Part 1

(Practical) Abdominal Exercises Part 2

(Practical) Abdominal Exercises Part 3

(Practical) Prone Exercises Part 1

(Practical) Prone Exercises - Part 2

(Practical) Side Lying Exercises Part 2

(Practical) Side Lying Exercises Part 1

(Practical) Rocking to Release

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Course Info

Jan 18, 2021
All levels
$ 275.00


Carolyne Anthony

Carolyne Anthony

Carolyne began her professional career as a dancer in London having completed her Diploma in Dance at The Stella Mann College in 1982.She went on to dance in companies in the UK, Europe and Africa. Along with dancing, Carolyne has always had an interest in movement, she has swum competitively and was a keen runner in her younger days.

While attending company class in London in 1983, she was referred to Alan Herdman for Pilates and thus began her love affair with this amazing method. Carolyne has gone on to certify with Polestar, BASI, The PhysicalMind Institute and the Pilates Method Alliance.

Upon her relocation to the USA in the mid 80’s Carolyne became involved in the Fitness industry and went on to certify in group exercise, personal training and aquatics. She was also a professor of Dance at The Hartford Conservatory of Music and Dance and the Artistic Director of the Enfield Civic Ballet Company.

Carolyne’s journey into women’s health began with the birth of her first daughter in 1988. Dismayed by the lack of information available for women during the childbearing years, she went on to complete her Birth Doula training as well as studying under well know Midwives such as Patty Brennan and Pat Kramer. The illustrations for her pre and postnatal teacher training manual are the product of midwife Amanda Smith in Ann Arbor MI.

Being a birth doula has informed her program design for the pre and postnatal work that she does. Her philosophy is about preparing the body for birth and repairing the body after birth with exercises that truly address the changes that are taking place in the pregnant body.

This desire to work according to the female anatomy and physiology has led Carolyne to study other modalities such as myofascial release (she is a John Barnes practitioner) Esoteric Healing and in-depth anatomy with Khita Whyatt. Together Khita and Carolyne are developing a Women’s Anatomy and Physiology book.

Learning from her own life’s experiences Carolyne has developed her Moving through Menopause™ course, Support your Floor™ (Pelvic Floor Function course) and the very successful The Center Method for Diastasis Recti Recovery™ program. Her work has taken her all over the world, training the trainers to be able to help their female clients through all stages of their lives. She currently has over 2000 teachers in 41 countries plus 34 faculty teaching her methods.

Carolyne has also developed the Women’s Health and Exercise Certification™ which is a collaboration between her and other top educators in the field. The certification offers programs in Rebekah Rotstein’s Buff Bones™, Doreen Puglisi’s Pink Ribbon Program™, Dr Suzanne Martin’s Pregnancy and Scoliosis, Anne Bishop, Mariska Breland, Kelly Hale and Khita Whyatt to name a few.

Carolyne continues to develop her own curriculum for women that incorporates all her studies in myofascial release, esoteric healing, anatomy, ballet, fitness, Pilates and lifelong moving.