August 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd, in studio, with facility for an additional few participants online.*
This “Certificate in Teaching Yoga for the Stages of Menopause”, (40 hours) is the only one of it’s kind in Ireland. It is certified and endorsed by Yoga Alliance Professionals with whom Niamh is a registered Senior Yoga Teacher and Trainer.
“This course was of such a high standard, I will be recommending it to all.” Melissa Curtis, Senior Yoga Teacher and Trainer.
Over 80% of Yoga students in the western world are women. All of them will reach menopausal age.
Menopause is symptomatic and real, and often very difficult.
In 5 years research and working with almost 200 women, Niamh has seen that Yoga can significantly help ease the symptoms and general experience of women during this long period in their lives (5-12 years of symptoms, preceded by pre-Menopause changes, and followed by post-Menopause health concerns). But perhaps not in the ways you assume.
She believes Yoga teachers should be educated in how we can help, and how we may be hindering women at this time, as the way that they use their body needs to change to reduce the higher risks of many health issues at this time, and as the years go by.
“Niamh has a no frills attached teaching skill which is inclusive, respectful, honest and open, I loved every minute of this training, and feel it is something we should all be exposed to.” Christine Stewart, Yoga Teacher
This course will give you a deep knowledge and understanding of the many ways a woman can be affected by pre-, peri- and post-menopause. It will help you learn how much the way you teach her, and the practices you put at her disposal, can make a huge difference to the ease or struggle with which she navigates this intense time. Beginning in our 40s, it’s likely that your students will start to feel frightening changes in their bodies long before they expect to. With this lack of awareness, and this disarming sensation, come a lot of fear. Your knowledge after this course could reach a woman before she descends into the potential anxiety, low mood and fear that can characterise this time.
“The content in the manual was excellent, I feel much better equipped now on how to help a woman going through menopausal stages in her life. Clear, informative and factual, the… information you gave us was excellent“. Mary Conway, Yoga teacher.
The highest rate of suicide in women in the western world is between the ages of 45-54. This may in part be due to menopausal symptoms, exacerbated by the researched fact that women feel marginalised, misunderstood, and not taken seriously by the people they look to for help. A radical lack of training about Menopause exists in the medical community. As her Yoga teacher, rightly or wrongly, your student looks to you for support and help.
“The content has been brilliant and thought provoking, from the information on the menopause to the practicalities and limitations of teaching a class.” Brigitte Stuart, Yoga Teacher.
This is a 40 hour training, 28 hours of which are contact. It includes a 50 page booklet posted to your home to use as a resource through your years of teaching.
*The online option is priced differently to reflect the fact that it may not feel as intimate for you. It runs over the same time-frame, except the last day. On 23rd you will be free at lunchtime, and will complete the course on the morning of Saturday August 29th so I can give you my complete attention for the teaching assessment. So your hours will be 15th, 16th and 22nd 10.30-6.30, 23rd 10.30-1.30 and Saturday 29th 9.30am-1.30pm.
The biochemistry of the stages of menopause
The roles of our sex hormones
The changing needs of a woman’s body, particularly regarding exercise
What Yoga can do for the common, passing, and long-term effects of menopause (incl isometric stretching, resistance bands, Restorative Yoga, the application of touch, meditation and more).
The experience of women in a variety of contexts
CBT and it’s proven effects
Nutrition (Guest speaker Petra Fulham, BSc, Nutritional Therapist)
This course is open to Yoga teachers, teachers of other physical practices, and women who would like to use it for their own information. However it is targeted towards teachers, and in order to receive the certification, you must be a Yoga teacher, or teacher trainee.**
Attendance & participation
Written piece (2,000 words)
Homework will be in the form of classes in your inbox to be taken before and after the course, comprehension of manual and course content, research and composition of your written piece, and if necessary to complete your hours, attendance at some of my Easing Menopause classes or workshops.
Niamh Daly has been teaching since 2004, and teaching and researching Yoga for Menopause since 2015. She has taught more than 150 women in classes, workshops and 1:1 specifically with regard to their menopausal transition.
“4 beautiful days filled with information, nourishment and inspiration. And superbly facilitated!” Rachel Lee, Yoga Teacher
** certificate will only be granted to teacher trainees (after they have graduated from their main TT).
This course takes place over 4 days, on 2 weekends, 10.30am-6.30pm (1 hour lunchbreak), plus homework.
This course is certified by Yoga Alliance Professionals