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Self-paced YTT: Teaching Yoga for the Stages of Menopause

There is no other tried and tested, self-paced course in Teaching Yoga for Menopause, of this quality, with so many satisfied graduates.

With the live version running since early 2020, this YTT is one the first 2 such courses ever launched worldwide (live course 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.

You can now access 35+ hours of content at your leisure for 1 year

You will meet Niamh one-to-one

You can choose to do the assessments or not. Once you pass your assessments, you will be awarded your certificate of completion.

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

“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.
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 is steeped in the tradition of Yoga but is also deeply pragmatic:

  • There is no pose, or sequence of poses that will stop or reduce particular symptoms. There is a lack of research to back up such a claim. However you will learn that what & how you teach may need to be adjusted to avoid that which may unwittingly hurt your student, physically, socially, mentally and emotionally, and how to use and add to your skills in ways that are relevant to the changing lived experience, biochemistry and structure of your clients.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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 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 highest rate of suicide in women in most of the Western world 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
*When I use the term female, or woman, I am referring to anyone who has, or had ovaries, and is experiencing, or about to experience the reduction of oestrogen and progesterone. The loss of female sex hormones has the same effect whether from early or average onset menopause, surgical or medicinally-induced menopause, for reasons of choice or the treatment of illness.
In addition to 35 hours of content, assessment of your integration practice, and a 1 hour mentoring session with me, the course includes a 60 page PDF manual to use as a resource through your years of teaching.

Yoga for Menopause course content

  • The biochemistry of the stages of menopause
  • Symptoms
  • Health concerns
  • 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 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 including:
    • Science of stretch
    • Resistance bands
    • Restorative Yoga
    • Yin Yoga
    • Somatic movement
    • Application of touch
    • Neuroanatomy & in-class brain function techniques
  • Vagal nerve
  • CBT and it’s proven effects
  • The role of pleasure
  • HAES
  • Nutrition (contribution by 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 does not qualify those who are not already qualified Yoga teachers to teach Yoga of any sort.**
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA (if you choose to do them. You may prefer just to consume the content without a desire for assessment)
  • Quiz questions answered
  • Integration assessment
  • Written piece (2,000 words)
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.
Please contact me with any queries. Read more testimonials here
Please note: though the content is exactly the same as the accredited certification, as it is not delivered to you live, it is not YAP endorsed.
COST
Full price €320

Cost includes:

  • PDF 60 page manual to use as a resource through your years of teaching
  • 35 hours teaching
  • Post-course assessment (if you choose to do it)
  • 1 hour mentoring/Q&A session
  • Donation to breast Cancer Research
  • Free inclusion, for 1 year, in the directory of Yoga for Menopause Teachers
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There are 2 comments on this post

  1. Andie Insoft

    I cannot attend the upcoming dates of yoga for menopause. Will you be offering it again?

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    1. Niamh Daly

      Hi Andie, thank you for inquiring. I am working on dates for late April/early May. Keep an eye on my instagram where I announce it first https://www.instagram.com/yinstinctyoga/ Or you can read about a self-paced option here https://yinstinctyoga.com/classes/self-paced-ytt-teaching-yoga-for-the-stages-of-menopause/

      I hope to meet you somewhere along the line!

      Niamh

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