Leslie Howard – Yoga Instructor
Leslie Howard is an Oakland-based yoga teacher, specializing in all things pelvic. She leads workshops and trainings nationally and internationally. Her own struggles with healing her hips and pelvis led her to intense study of the anatomy, physiology, cultural messaging, history and energetics of this rich place. Her teaching is informed by over 3000 hours of yoga study with senior Iyengar yoga teachers, notably Manouso Manos and Patricia Walden and considers Ramanand Patel her most important influence and mentor. She is the director of the 200 hour Deep Yoga program at Piedmont Yoga. Recently, she designed a successful peer reviewed study for University of California, SF on yoga for incontinence with Judith Lasater. She has another study underway with UCSF for Yoga for Pelvic Pain. With a state certification in massage, she also practices cranial sacral therapy.