Class Detail

Certificate in Teaching Yoga for the Stages of Menopause In Person

August 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th, 2023, Ireland.

Friday 4th 1.30pm-9pm, Saturday 4th-Monday 7th 10am-6pm
plus one online meeting on August 27th 9.30am-1.30pm

 in the beautiful seaside town of Greystones, Co. Wicklow. If you are considering traveling for this, but accommodation costs are putting you off, get in touch as I have a limited number of budget spaces to offer on a basis of need.

Running since early 2020, this 44 hour YTT is one the first 2 such courses ever launched worldwide, and is certified and endorsed by Yoga Alliance Professionals with whom Niamh is a registered Senior Yoga Teacher and Teacher Trainer.

Hundreds of teachers from across the world have graduated.

  • Yoga props will be provided for participants coming from overseas.
  • You will receive the 78 page manual, or a copy of my book if it is published on time!
  • Vegan soup and bread will be provided each day, or you can choose to eat in one of the many local cafes, like the famous Happy Pear.
  • On the day after the training (8th) I will guide anyone who would like to come on a hike and optional swim in beautiful countryside!
  • 90 mins by Aircoach from Dublin airport.
  • Free parking at the venue

This course was of such a high standard, I will be recommending it to all.Melissa Curtis, Senior Yoga Teacher and Trainer, Ireland.

“So many midlife women here absolutely love everything I learn in your course it’s been a stepping stone into my own journey through it all as well & feel the path is much easier to navigate myself through it.” Jennifer Goerling, Course Graduate, Australia

Read more testimonials here

  • Over 80% of Yoga students in the western world are women*.
  • All of them who live into their late 30s or 40s will feel the effects of the stages of menopause.
  • Menopause is symptomatic and real, and often very difficult.
  • 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 ill-health, anxiety, low mood and isolation that can characterise this time, and affect the rest of her life.
  • This course addresses symptoms.
  • This course robustly addresses post-menopause health risks including modules on Yoga for osteoporosis, Pelvic floor, and for Brain health.

This course is steeped in the tradition of Yoga but is also deeply pragmatic:

  • There is no single pose that will stop or reduce particular symptoms. There is a no research to back up such a claim. However you will learn that what & how you teach may benefit from adjustments to avoid that which may unwittingly add to your student’s struggle, physically, socially, mentally and emotionally. You will graduate knowing how to use and add to your skills in ways that are relevant to the changing lived experience, biochemistry and tissue structure and health vulnerabilities of your clients.
  • You will discover why perimenopause cannot be addressed on a symptom-by symptom basis, but how what you will learn will address many symptoms, and add protection for the increased health risks, simultaneously.
  • The information that you will learn regarding medical awareness and approaches is via contribution from Consultant Endocrinologist of 30 years, Dr Annice Mukherjee. She is a leading light in Menopause treatment and care, who is currently spearheading the campaign for balanced, mutiple-study-research-based information about the use of HRT in the face of the current dramatic and polarising media headlines, and controversial prescribing.
  • What you will learn in your nutrition module by Petra Fulham NT, BSc, is far from recommendations of extreme diets, but also multiple-study-based adjustments tailored to supporting the vulnerabilities and needs of the changing female mid-life and later-life environment, that your students can actually apply long-term.
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
In almost a decade of research and working with hundreds of women, Niamh has seen that Yoga can significantly help ease the symptoms and general experience of women during the perimenopause transition and into the rest of their lives. But perhaps not in the ways you assume.
In fact she sees that Yoga teachers may unwittingly be hindering women at this time, and we should be educated in how we can help. Because the way that women use their body needs to change to reduce symptoms and reduce the higher risks of many health issues arising from perimenopause, and as the years go by.

This course will give you a deep knowledge and understanding of the many ways a woman can be affected by the Late Reproductive Stage, peri- and post-menopause. This YTT 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.

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 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
*When I use the term woman, I am referring to anyone who has, or had ovaries. When I refer to menopause I include reduction of primarily oestrogen and progesterone whether from early or average onset menopause, surgically or medicinally-induced menopause, for reasons of gender reassignment or the treatment of illness. The social aspect of menopause is enormous, and I cannot pretend to adequately address all experiences. Any Yoga teacher is welcome on this course.
This is a 44 hour Yoga teacher training, 31 hours of which are live. We will spend 4 days together to complete 27 hours, and 4 hours online together on August 27th from 9.30am-1.30pm Irish time. A further 13 hours of homework is made available to you to view at your leisure.

Yoga for Menopause course content

  • The biochemistry of the stages of menopause
  • Symptoms
  • Health concerns
  • Yoga for osteoporosis
  • Brain-food and Yoga for Brain Health
  • The changing needs of a woman’s body, particularly regarding exercise
  • Physical anatomy changes
  • The role of stress
  • The use of language
  • Trauma-sensitive teaching
  • HRT (contribution by Dr Annice Mukherjee, renowned Consultant Endocrinologist with 30 years experience working with menopause.)
  • What Yoga can do for the common, passing, and long-term effects of menopause including:
    • Science of stretch
    • Resistance bands
    • Restorative Yoga
    • Yin Yoga
    • Somatic movement
    • Application of touch
    • Neuroanatomy & in-class brain stimulus techniques
  • Vagal nerve
  • Pelvic floor and vaginal health (including a contribution by Kim Vopni (The Vagina Coach)
  • CBT and it’s proven effects
  • The role of pleasure
  • HAES
  • Nutrition (contribution by Petra Fulham Nutrition, 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 Yoga teachers, and in order to receive the certification, you must be a Yoga teacher, or teacher trainee.***
  • Attendance & participation
  • Teaching assessment
  • Written piece (2,000 words)
Homework will be in the form of classes accessible via the teachers area on my website, 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 100s of 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.
Taking place over 4 full days and 1 half-day on 3 weekends, 10.00am-6.00pm (1 hour lunchbreak), or 10am-2pm, plus homework.
Please contact me with any queries. Read more testimonials here
Booking deposit €240
Balance due 1 month before start date €245
Full price €485

Cost includes:

  • Hardcopy 78 page manual to use as a resource through your years of teaching
  • 31 hours live teaching
  • Post-course assessment
  • Certification costs
  • 12+ hours additional material
  • Donation to breast Cancer Research
  • Free inclusion in the directory of Yoga for Menopause Teachers

Class Information

 10:00 am - 6:00 pm