Hi! I'm Julie Blamphin - CPF Founder and Pelvic Floor Yoga Pro
My first teaching experience, when I was 12 years old, was coaching 4-8 yr old children with special needs. My mother owned a school of gymnastics and that's where my life's work began. Many years later, my role as a pelvic floor advocate actually began with my mother, as well. In 2003, Momma was diagnosed with a pelvic floor dysfunction. (More of her story in our video message below and in the CPF Series Ep 3.) What then followed - along my own journey - was more experience, education, and awareness. A year after receiving my yoga certification in 2009, a student of mine tells me she feels like she's 'falling apart'. She'd recently lost her husband and now felt her body was manifesting the heaviness of her grief. The diagnosis of pelvic organ prolapse confirmed it. She's one of the many to practice pelvic floor stability with me through yoga, laughter, and fascia release. My own personal PF story includes pain, tightness, leakage, and shame -- the full gamut of physical, sexual, mental, and emotional challenge. Along the way, I've continued my education to hone this focus through Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Pelvic Floor Yoga with Leslie Howard, Transcendental Meditation, Laughter Yoga, and The MELT Method with Sue Hitzmann. My approach is a synthesis of Western Science together with Eastern Wisdom. Celebrate the Pelvic Floor was founded in the hopes of sharing all this knowledge with women far and wide. There are too many of us suffering in silence! Let's take this topic away from taboo, ladies. The time is NOW!
the CPF Vision
We aim to be a global community of women supporting women with the intention of bringing the issues surrounding women's pelvic floor wellness into more of a main stream level of awareness.
the CPF Mission
We offer online education and live events to promote understanding of pelvic floor wellness and to encourage more candid conversation and effective healing through the sharing of stories, practices, techniques, and professional resources.
"I'm Feeling Empowered"
"Awareness Has Helped"
sleeping through the night without waking to pee
holding your body with stability and confidence
enjoying sex with no pain
feeling joy and positivity rather than guilt and shame
sneezing, running, lifting, coughing, dancing, and laughing without leaking
Through relaxation, we’ll gain strength.
Through compassion, we’ll gain confidence.
Through celebration, we’ll gain a new understanding of the body’s beauty and resilience.
You Will Learn:
we're all in this together
healing is possible
just because we’re tight, doesn’t mean we’re strong
pelvic floor dysfunction is NOT normal
how to replace shame with joy
where the pelvic floor is located
why the PF is vital to a healthy lifestyle
how the pelvic floor relates to our core, our breath, and our connective tissue
how the PF relates to our emotional balance
how to externally and internally access it
how to relax the PF with yoga and breath work to help heal pain and urgency
how to strengthen the PF with yoga and breath work to help heal leakage and instability
how your CPF practice can be life-changing
you're leaking when you laugh, sneeze, or cough
you've gotta go! gotta go! and hustle to the bathroom day and night
you feel anxiety and shame about your symptoms
your sex life is a thing of the past because of discomfort
your pain and pressure is inconvenient and sometimes scary
11/5/19 Host, CPF MeetUp, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Annapolis MD
11/9/19 Host, CPF MeetUp, Edgewater Fitness, Annapolis MD
2/1/20 Vendor, Pilates Staycation, The Inn at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, Stevensville MD
2/8/20 Sponsor, Yoga Symposium, Sri Shiva Vishnu Temple, Lanham MD
3/7/20 Vendor, Winter Healing Slumber Party, Westin Hotel, Annapolis MD
3/14/20 Host, CPF MeetUp, Annapolis Athletic Club, Annapolis MD
3/15/20 Guest Speaker, Prenatal Yoga Workshop, Prana Studio, Annapolis MD
3/20/20 Guest Speaker, Yoga Teacher Training, BLYS, Annapolis MD
August 2020 Host, Core and Floor Yoga Practice, Annapolis MD
September 2020 Guest Speaker, Life of Joy Foundation, Live Online
October 2020 Guest Speaker, Learn to Laugh Out Loud, Facebook Live
10/14/20 Guest Speaker, Taboo Talks and Thoughts, Facebook Live
11/17/20 Guest Speaker, Leading Ladies Podcast
11/30/20 Guest Speaker, The Dr. Kinney Show Podcast
12/19/20 Guest Speaker, Core and Floor Yoga Practice, Strong.Bold.Healthy, Facebook Live
12/20/20 Guest Speaker, Let's Get Distracted, YouTube Live
January 2021 LAUNCH of CPF Series w/ Exclusive Upgrade
(You don't want to miss this! Join the CPF Mailing List to learn more.)
7/31/21 Women Empower X, Washington DC
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What / why / where is the pelvic floor?
The pelvic floor is a bunch of muscles, fibers, and fascia at the base of the pelvis that's super important for so many reasons! It connects front-to-back from pubic bone to tailbone and side-to-side at the ischial tuberosities (‘sit-bones’). The pelvic floor is part of our deep core, and connected through fascia from the tongue to the toes. Its responsibilities include urinary, bowel, childbirth, orgasm, support, and stability.
How do I ‘celebrate’ my pelvic floor?
That depends on your pelvic floor! Raising awareness of this space in the body takes focus and patience. This, in itself, is a celebration! Once we realize the state of our pelvic floor, we can stabilize it appropriately. There are many techniques we can practice yet this isn’t a 'one size fits all' sort of endeavor.
The CPF Series is an online course that helps women stabilize their pelvic floor. Why should we buy it?
This course could change your life in an amazing way. We all have a pelvic floor and we need to know how to keep her happy and healthy! This course offers research, resources, statistics, stories, breathing techniques, a private discussion board, yoga practicum, meditations, and more. And we have exclusive new offers for 2021 – groovy complements to your CPF Series! Get on our mailing list to receive all the deets. You do NOT want to miss this!
What do you teach in the course?
The main focus of the course is self-discovery. We'll find stability -- physically with yoga, emotionally with breathing and laughter, and energetically with fascia and chakra work.
What are the CPF Circles and Meet Ups?
These are live and online events for women only where we move, groove, laugh, learn, and celebrate the pelvic floor! It's a fun, informative, safe space where we can share stories and support one another.
Where can I find more information?
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