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Menopause is symptomatic and real, and often very difficult. Yoga for menopause can help
“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 for many at around their mid-30s, definitely by their mid-40s, your female* 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, Yoga Teacher
This is a 40 hour training, 28 hours of which are online, interactive and contact.
“Delivered with such warmth and wisdom. Felt very safe to share or ask questions and the flow between cognitive learning and physical practice was perfectly balanced. I felt nothing was lost by the virtual format.”
*When I use the term female, or woman, I am referring to anyone who has, or had ovaries, no matter how they identify in terms of gender. The loss of female sex hormones has the same effect whether from early onset menopause, surgical or medicinally-induced menopause, for reasons of choice or the treatment of illness.
“Beautiful balance of very clear teaching around the physiology of menopause, how to support with practice and understanding the emotional responsibilities we have as teachers. I feel so well informed.”
- The biochemistry of the stages of menopause
- Health concerns
- The changing needs of a woman’s body, particularly regarding exercise
- The role of stress
- The use of language
- Trauma-sensitive teaching
- HRT: This includes a contribution by Dr Annice Mukherjee, Consultant Endocrinologist with 30 years experience working with menopause.
- What Yoga can do for the common, passing, and long-term effects of menopause (incl. the science of stretch, resistance bands, Restorative Yoga, the application of touch, meditation and more).
- Vagal nerve
- CBT and it’s proven effects
- Neuroanatomy & in-class brain function techniques
- The role of pleasure
- Nutrition (contribution by Petra Fulham, BSc, Nutritional Therapist)
- Donation to Breast Cancer Research (as “payment” for Dr Mukherjee’s talk)
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.
- 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 hundreds of women in classes, workshops and 1:1 specifically with regard to their menopausal transition, and trained 100 teachers (and counting) who have taken 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 (3 Saturdays and one Sunday), or 2 weekends (check individual dates) 10am-6pm Irish time, plus homework. Check your time zone here
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- Hardcopy 60 page manual to use as a resource through your years of teaching “It’s brilliant and I will continue to use as a reference tool and guide. Comprehensive and concise.”
- 28 hours live teaching
- Post-course assessment
- Certification costs
- Free Bonus material “So useful. Reinforced what we had learned together and provided the opportunity to bed it in more deeply by practicing at home.”
- Free (1 year) inclusion in Yoga for Menopause Teachers directory
** 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.