Healing the Root:  Learning to Support Vibrant Healthy Wombs


Pelvic Floor work can be an entryway into profound physical, emotional and spiritual healing for our patients. Join Kathryn Kloos ND, LMT to learn how to competently hold space for women in healing uterine and pelvic floor imbalance.  It is recommended that people take both classes but it is not required. Register for both classes before March 10th to receive a $50 discount.

Foundations in Healership for the Women’s Healthcare Provider

March 30- 31st, 10-6pm Saturday and 10-2pm Sunday

In this class you will learn how to hold a healing container for women as you are accessing their most vulnerable and powerful center through pelvic floor therapy.  In this weekend we will explore what we are holding within our own roots so that we can come from a place of informed experience when holding space for others. The emphasis of the class is on self-exploration and healing. Please be prepared to look within yourself to explore what needs healing within your own root.  Topics include:

  • Learning about energetic boundary setting using visualization 

  • How create a safe container for emotional release 

  • Plant allies of the Pacific NW to address energetic imbalances

  • Tapping into ancestral belief systems held within the root

  • Exploring how to connect with your own energetic root

  • Yoga exercises for pelvic floor strengthening and relaxation that will be what you prescribe to your patients

  • Vaginal Steaming practices

  • Bedside manner, energetic boundaries and facilitating emotional release

  • The use of jade eggs for pelvic floor strength and energetic presence 

  • Guided visualizations to help tap into your lower chakras

  • Self Uterine and Ovarian Massage

Register for both classes before March 10th to receive a $50 discount (use discount code PELVICFLOOR).

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Pelvic Floor and Uterine Myofascial Release Techniques

May 25-26, 10-6pm

Learn how to use myofascial release and energetic techniques to address pelvic floor conditions.  NDs have the unique qualifications to provide medical diagnosis as well as perform therapeutic bodywork with our patients.  In this class you will learn how to diagnose and treat common pelvic floor conditions coming from a place diagnostic skill, energetic awareness and deep listening.

  • Benefits of pelvic floor therapy

  • Palpation skills to identify pelvic floor structures

  • Diagnosis and treatment of common pelvic floor dysfunction such as:  cystocele, rectocele, pelvic organ prolapse, muscle spasms.

  • Trigger point therapy, muscle energy technique and strain/counterstrain of pelvic floor muscles

  • Myofascial release of the uterus

  • Emotional and somatic holding patterns in the womb and pelvis

  • Deep listening and uterine un-winding

  • Addressing trauma

  • Case studies

Register for both classes before March 10th to receive a $50 discount (use discount code PELVICFLOOR).

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Both workshops will be held at: Kwan Yin Healing Arts Center East 3115 NE Sandy Blvd Suite 231, Portland, Oregon 97019

These are participatory classes where students will be practicing pelvic floor work on each other. If you don’t feel comfortable receiving pelvic floor work and you want to attend you are welcome to come. Please notify Dr. Kathryn by sending a message via her website so she can make sure there are an even number of people to practice on one another.

Kathryn Kloos ND, LMT has a naturopathic practice in Portland, Oregon providing gynecology, pelvic floor therapy and uterine massage for women.  She is a doctor and a healer.  Through the healing container she provides women can address deep emotional, mental, spiritual and physical transformation in their root.


Healing the Root Workshop


Pelvic Floor & Uterine Myofascial Release

Internal & external palpation skills

  • Diagnosis & treatment of common dysfunctions

  • Pelvic floor anatomy

  • Emotional & somatic holding pattern release techniques

  • Deep listening & uterine unwinding

  • Case studies

Led by Kathryn Kloos

January 19-20, 2019 / Bastyr University

Course objectives:

  • Review Pelvic Floor and Uterine-ovarian anatomy

  • Develop palpation skills to identify pelvic floor structures and uterine position

  • Learn how to diagnose and treat cystocele, rectoceles, vaginal trigger points and uterine prolapse

  • Diagnosis and treatment of urinary stress and urge incontinence

  • Learn myofascial release, positional release, strain/counterstrain for the pelvic floor

  • Explore energetic anatomy of the pelvis

  • Learn how to hold a healing container for emotional release

  • Boundaries and ethics

  • Addressing trauma

  • Case studies

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Dark Moon Rising Workshop

A journey using plant allies to explore feminine archetypes through ceremony, meditation, song and art

Led by Kathryn Kloos and Ashlie Hempstead

November 17th, 2018 / 2pm–5pm

One familiar version of the story of Persephone is that she was a captive of the Underworld, but this is not the original myth. The story of Persephone, and her mother Demeter, is a revered story of feminine strength and rule over the Underworld. 

In this ceremonial space:

  • Re-learn the Pre-Hellensitic myth that continues to live inside of us and wants to be remembered and retold. 

  • Identify what inside of us needs tending to during the darkness of winter.

  • Reclaim our personal power by shedding what is no longer serving us.

  • Find nourishment within the darkness. 

  • Give voice to our stories which need to be re-written.

We will use the wisdom and teachings of plant medicines to find the stillness of winter inside us and to re-vitalize our power for spring. The first plant we will use will be Black Cohosh. Ruled by Pluto, Black Cohosh has the ability to take us into deep, dark places where the stillness abides.

The second plant we will use will be Aralia, ruled by the Moon, who shows us how to be unwavering in our feminine strength.
Astrologically we are supported in the month of November, which is the time of Scorpio and the time of death, re-birth and deep self-exploration.

Each woman is invited to share story and experience within dedicated circle time, while your two guides, Dr. Kathryn Kloos and Dr. Ashlie Hempstead, will bathe you in song, guided meditation and craniosacral support.
Blankets, pillows, light snacks and tea are provided.

This is part 1 of a 2-part series. Part 2 will be in December, and will focus on "Embracing the Light in the Winter Sun".