Pelvic Balance Part Two: Emotional Centre


Online Course: Two Part Pelvic Balance Course

Part 2 – Saturday 6th July | 9-11am UK time

Emotions, nervous system & common issues

Join Catherine Annis for part two of this fascinating two part course on Pelvic Balance.

Do you wonder how to settle down grumpy sacro-iliac joints? Have you had a hip replacement? Experienced sciatica or wonder what a labral tear is and how to work with it?

If you’d like to look at common hip issues and explore practical ways that yoga can help, join us for Part Two of Pelvic Balance. In this, the second part of our workshop exploring pelvic balance, we take a deep dive into the links between physical issues and our emotions and explore how our pelvis is affected by our nervous system.

During this workshop we’ll take a closer look at some common issues which you or those you share practice with may be experiencing or working with in yoga and look at some practical ways to help.

Together, we will:

  • Briefly recap the structure and function of the pelvis
  • Look at common sacro-iliac joint issues and see how we can work with them in yoga
  • Build strength and stability to support pelvic and joint health
  • Look at ways we can work intelligently to avoid developing overuse injuries
  • Look at common issues eg labral tears, sciatica, hip replacements, pelvic imbalance
  • The effect of changing hormones during menopause
  • The delicate relationship between our pelvis and our emotional selves

This workshop is for you if:

  • You’d like to understand more about the anatomy and function of your pelvis
  • You’re a teacher and would like to find some new more functional ways of working with the pelvis during class
  • You’ve realised that too much hip opening has stopped being helpful and you have a sneaky suspicion that maybe there’s another, more healthy way of working with the pelvis
  • You’re on the hypermobile spectrum or working with peri-menopause or menopause and would like to explore a more intelligent approach to your joints, especially the hips
  • To discuss how we can adapt and personalise our practice to create healthy, beneficial movement patterns that will support us for life
  • You’re working with common hip issues or would like to build more strength and sensitivity around your pelvis

Join Catherine for this practical course to explore how we can adapt our yoga practice to support pelvic balance.

Catherine Annis is well known for her imaginative and practical approach to yoga. In 2017 she created the Intelligent Yoga Teacher Training Course (iytt), a 12 month, anatomically focused teacher training course with world-leading teacher Gary Carter.

Originally a professional dancer, she discovered yoga as a teenager, and has been  practicing since the mid 1970s.  Having studied various styles of yoga including Sivananda, Iyengar, Astanga and various forms of Hatha yoga, she eventually gravitated to the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli.

Catherine’s yoga practice and  teaching focuses on strategies for downregulating the nervous system, working with breath and subtle somatic work to soothe the mind and create more physical ease for those working with persistent pain, stress and anxiety.  She holds a Masters degree in ballet studies, and is a qualified Thai massage  practitioner, and it is this interest in the body which informs and inspires her teaching.

The course will take place on Zoom and you will receive the link the day before the workshop. If you haven’t received the link please get in touch at least 2 hours before the start of the class.

Can’t make it live?

We will be offering a on-demand playback of the workshop for 30 days afterwards, so you don’t have to miss out!


We know that some of you are facing some real cost-dilemmas and we know that sometimes our wellbeing practices are the first to suffer when life gets hard.

We want you to know that we are there for you.

Therefore, our workshops and live events are offered on a ‘Pay As You Can’ basis.

There is a suggested price, which we ask you to pay, if you have the means. The suggested price is the ‘true cost’ of running the course, and this is £65 for the whole course or £35 for a single part.

If finances might get in the way of you joining, you can pay what you can afford, and therefore you are still able to join. This is the Buddhist system of Dana. The minimum that we can accept is £20 for the whole course, or £10 for a single part, because like you, we are also struggling at these times. 

Those of you do have the means, please do feel free to pay more than the suggested price. We want so much to continue to support you for years to come with online workshops and community gatherings. However, we can only do that if we continue to have your support through tougher times.

Please do get in touch if you have any queries whatsoever about the workshop, about payment, or any concerns at all. We really love to hear from you.


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Terms & Conditions

Practising safely

The live online workshops are for your education and your enjoyment only. You are participating in the live classes at your own risk. You are encouraged to to take breaks when needed and/or when in doubt, don’t do sequences that you are even a little concerned about. If you have any health condition, please seek medical advice before taking any form of exercise. If you have any concerns, please let us know before the workshop starts.

If you feel unwell in any way or if you experience any discomfort during class, please stop the class and consult your health practitioner immediately. Remember that yoga is mostly a journey off the mat and into life, and it is a journey about taking responsibility for our own actions and cultivating self-knowledge. Only choose exercises which will nurture and support you, and please take responsibility for yourself and your current abilities during your practice. Remember that each day is different, and even if yesterday you were able to perform a movement, that is no indicator that the same exercise is possible today. Please move within your comfortable limits and if you’re in any doubt whatsoever, please seek medical advice.

We are not medical practitioners and we do not seek to offer medical advice. Please consult your healthcare practitioner before starting any new exercise. This is particularly important if you have any limiting condition or are, pregnant, nursing, regularly taking medications, or have any existing medical conditions. We do not accept any liability whatsoever for any injury or damage, either during or after this retreat. Your participation in this retreat is entirely voluntary and at your own risk, and you agree to abide by the T&Cs of Movement for Modern Life.


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