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Certificate in Teaching Yoga for the Stages of Menopause, Online

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November 27th and 28th and December 4th and 5th

If you are joining from a distant time-zone, and the hours are prohibitive, please note that I have graduates from Australia, and both coasts of North America. Most of these teachers have joined entirely live, but we can make it work for you! Get in touch to find out how…

This “Certificate in Teaching Yoga for the Stages of Menopause”, (40 hours) is one of only 2 such courses certified by YAP, and one of the first 2 created worldwide. It is certified and endorsed by Yoga Alliance Professionals with whom Niamh is a registered Senior Yoga Teacher and Trainer.

Almost 100 teachers from across the USA, Ireland, UK, Australia and Mainland Europe have graduated this course.

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 at least 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 naturally in our mid 30s, and becoming more evident 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.
*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.
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 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 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 60 page manual posted to you, 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
HRT: Part of this section is a contribution by Dr Annice Mukherjee, Consultant Endocrinologist with 30 years experience working with menopause.
The changing needs of a woman’s body, particularly regarding exercise
The role of stress
The use of language and listening
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).
The experience of women in a variety of contexts
Vagal nerve
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.**

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Three parts:
  • Attendance & participation
  • Teaching assessment
  • Written piece (2,000 words)
Homework will be in the form of classes in your inbox or via my website to be taken after the course, comprehension of manual and course content, research and composition of your written piece. To complete your hours and really embody the learning, you may attend 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, 10.00am-6.00pm (1 hour lunchbreak), plus homework.
This course is certified by Yoga Alliance Professionals
Please contact me with any queries, including issues with attendance, as there is one module which may be viewed later (nutrition), and in exceptional circumstances I can facilitate short recordings (no longer than 2-3 hours). It is not possible for me to record whole days.
COST
Booking deposit €200
Balance (due 1 month before start date) €200
Full price €400

Cost includes:

  • Hardcopy 60 page manual to use as a resource through your years of teaching
  • 28 hours live teaching
  • Post-course assessment
  • Certification costs
  • Free Bonus material
  • Free (1 year) inclusion in Yoga for Menopause Teachers directory
  • Donation to Breast Cancer Research
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There are 5 comments on this post

  1. Niamh Daly

    Dear Tracy,

    Thank you for your email. You will absolutely be fine to join us. If I’m the meantime you would like a private session we can do that, so you’re more familiar with the Yoga bit. But the sessions don’t rely on a major Yoga practice.

    Any further questions welcome 😊🙏

    All the best
    Niamh

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  2. Mary

    Hi Niamh what times and day of the week are these yoga for menopause on line classes. Thanks Mary

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    1. Niamh Daly

      Hi Mary. Apologies for the slow reply. The classes are recorded live on differing days of the week, and then they are available to you to use at your leisure.

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  3. Gillian Walsh

    I would be very interested in this programme I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018
    I had chemo mastectomy and radiotherapy following that I had a complete hysterectomy and I am struggling big time and I am not in a position to take HRT. I am 49 years old and feel about 80 and I would love to talk to you and try the yoga

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    1. Niamh Daly

      Really looking forward to meeting you Gillian

      Reply

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 Open: November 27, 2021
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