The Pregnant Pelvis

Somatic Exercises for Strength and Flexibility, with Bridget Thompson

Your body changes a lot in pregnancy and after baby, and it all happens in the bowl of the pelvis. The mysterious pelvic floor comprises complex layers of muscles, which need to be strong, but not tight, and flexible, but not loose.

You will learn somatic exercises, trusting the intrinsic intelligence of your body for a more comfortable labor, delivery and postpartum period. You can avoid episiotomy, recover rapidly after birth, have better bladder control and return to lovemaking sooner.

Learn to listen with deep intelligence through movement, metaphor, imagery and imagination.

Monday 5:45-6:45pm

$17, drop-in or use one class from your discount card

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Bridget Thompson, Feldenkrais Practitioner, is the doting “Nonna” of her 9-month-old grandson, born at home to her younger daughter. Three of her four children were also born at home and when pregnant with her third child Bridget worked for some years as a midwife’s assistant attending over 40 births.

Bridget started ballet classes at the age of 3 and hasn’t stopped moving since. She has taught modern and creative dance as well s ballet, founded and directed Bold, a dance company for women over 40 and then co-directed Next Stage Dance Theater in Seattle. For many years she taught yoga and Feldenkrais at m’illumino, her own movement studio. She holds a 2nd degree black belt in aikido from Bruce Bookman sensei, still trains hard and teaches a weekly class at Tenzan Aikido.