Certificate in Teaching Yoga for the Stages of Menopause

The  “Certificate in Teaching Yoga for the Stages of Menopause”, (40 hours) is an essential training if you have women from the age of 40 upwards in your classes. It’s one of only two such trainings worldwide. It is certified and endorsed by Yoga Alliance Professionals.
Next online dates to facilitate USA participants as well as Europeans.
November 20th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th & Dec 5th and 6th, 6pm-10pm Irish time.
This course is of such a high standard, I will be recommending it to all.”  Melissa Curtis, Senior Yoga teacher and trainer.

“[Niamh is] ideal for this online style as [her] fearless & truthful nature comes across despite physical separation.” Saoirse, Yoga Teacher


Over 80% of Yoga students in the western world are women. In their 40s , all of them will begin to experience the changes of perimenopause. 

Menopause is symptomatic and real, and often very difficult. Yoga for menopause can help.
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 effects, and followed by post-Menopause needs). But perhaps not in the ways you assume.
I believe 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 diseases at this time.

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. It will teach you how to help women to live through the menopause transition fully embodied.

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 highest rate of suicide in women in Ireland and the UK 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 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 clarity of the information you gave us was excellent.” Mary Conway

This is a 40 hour training, 28 hours of which are online, interactive and  contact. It includes a 50 page booklet to use as a resource through your years of teaching.

COURSE CONTENT

  • The biochemistry of the stages of menopause
  • The roles of our sex hormones
  • Symptoms
  • Health concerns
  • The changing needs of a woman’s body, particularly regarding exercise
  • The role of stress
  • The use of language
  • Trauma-sensitive teaching
  • Anatomy
  • 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).
  • Vagal nerve
  • CBT and it’s proven effects
  • The role of pleasure
  • Nutrition (Guest speaker Petra Fulham, BSc, Nutritional Therapist)

In order to be receive the certificate you must be a Yoga teacher, or teacher trainee.*

However the course is open for the participation of anyone who works in women’s health, exercise or wellness.

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Three parts:

  • Attendance & participation
  • Teaching assessment
  • 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, sign up for Easing Menopause package, or join my Easing Menopause workshops.

Niamh Daly has been teaching since 2004, and teaching and researching Yoga for Menopause since 2015. She has taught more than 200 women in classes, workshops and 1:1 specifically with regard to their menopausal transition, and trained over 60 teachers who took this course.

“4 beautiful days filled with information, nourishment and inspiration. And superbly facilitated! I must admit I loved being in the comfort of my own space at home and still felt very connected to the whole group.” Rachel, Yoga Teacher

*Women in or approaching their menopausal years and with at least 2 years Yoga practice who would like to attend to support their own journey are also welcome, but the teaching certificate will only be granted to teachers, or to trainees (after they have graduated from their main TT).

This course takes place over 3 weekends, 6pm-10pm Irish time, plus homework.

This course is certified by Yoga Alliance Professionals

Please contact me with any queries

 

Cost €380

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** Given the current restrictions of movement, YAP have allowed me to offer the course online. This is based on the following provisos:

1, Contact content is only delivered live and interactively on “Zoom”.

2, No pre-recorded content (other than homework) viewed at the participants leisure

The course will be delivered over 28 hours online, and 12 hours homework.