Hundreds of teachers from across the world have graduated.
“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
- 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.
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.
*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.
Yoga for Menopause course content
- The biochemistry of the stages of menopause
- 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
- Nutrition (contribution by Petra Fulham Nutrition, BSc, Nutritional Therapist)
- Attendance & participation
- Teaching assessment
- Written piece (2,000 words)
- Hardcopy 78 page manual to use as a resource through your years of teaching (until my book is published)
- 32 hours live teaching
- Post-course assessment
- Certification costs
- Free bonus material
- Donation to breast Cancer Research
- Free inclusion, for 1 year, in the directory of Yoga for Menopause Teachers