Over 3 Wednesdays and 1 Saturday in January I offer you deep learning, community, and supports for your changing body.
Live and interactive on Zoom Saturday 8th, 7-9.30pm, Wednesdays 12th, 19th and 26th, 7-9pm Irish time (1pm CST)
You are welcome to join video off, or video on.
“I found the course to be wonderful. It was both informative and reassuring. I was especially taken with how you… were confident and reassuring with the information you provided but also encouraging and insistent on the importance of seeking medical advice around our symptoms [if necessary]. I don’t know exactly how to explain how useful this was but it made everything seem more sincere and beneficial.” Donna Marie, Donegal
In the first session I will offer you a comprehensive physiological overview of the peri-menopausal phase that will help you understand the changes your body is experiencing. In this session we will hear from each other how perimenopause has affected/is affecting you and I will share immediate ways of easing some of those struggles. I will introduce you to some core fundamental ways your habits may need to shift a little to support the changing biochemistry of your body, and we will focus on the, perhaps unexpected, wide-ranging effects of blood-sugar on our immediate comfort and long-term health.
Over the subsequent 3 weeks we will focus on:
1) How to mind your cardio, digestive, brain and liver health, all major factors for our long-term wellbeing, which will also impact things like sleep, hot flushes, and mood.
2) How to mind your physical body, including muscle tone, bone strength and density, and joint mobility and comfort. This will also impact your metabolism, inflammation and your changing body shape.
3) How to understand and regulate your changing mental and emotional struggles like anxiety, brain-fog, low mood, anger, and self-esteem.
Here are some improvements you may experience if you bring what we offer into your life:
Better sleep. Less exhaustion. More energy.
Greater strength. Less joint pain. More flexibility.
Greater mobility. Less physical discomforts. More pleasure.
Greater self-esteem. Less anxiety. More hope.
Greater self acceptance. Less alone. More community.
Greater understanding. Less fear. More yourself.
Each session will begin with a nutrition talk and Q&A, exploring different aspects of nutrition in relation to perimenopausal health including the role of our relationship with food. I will offer supportive practical nutrition information with food examples and recipe ideas. I will tie all this together with relational aspects around food, eating behaviours, and also mood fluctuations, and how we may support these changingexperiences in peri-menopause.
The second part will be around the use of Yoga, Pilates and exercise. My approach is not only for yoga lovers, and you can easily incorporate what I offer into your own exercise habits.
Yoga and Pilates for Menopause is not about shapes, but about finding ways to reduce stress, aid with sleep, and be more comfortable and strong in your body, while ensuring that your efforts don’t unwittingly do more harm than good. There are lots of ways I will help you apply this understanding to your preferred go-to exercise.
There will be time for questions, and sharing (if you feel inclined).
After our time together, comforted by a greater understanding, and with a clearer head and heart, you may find it easier to see where you can adapt your lifestyle, diet and perspective. These adaptations can significantly help ease the symptoms and concerns that are common but not insignificant during this time, and to mitigate against future health concerns.
“Thank you so much for giving me the tools with which to embrace my next phase. I feel more confident in striving for my needs to be met, more able to embrace what is ahead of me and less fearful of what my body is up to.” Sophie Warnock, Dublin
Yoga and nutritional handouts will be included with some practices to support your physical, mental and emotional concerns, along with recipes and nutritional information.
You may have a recording of sessions if you are unavoidably unable to attend live (except for the initial sharing in week 1).
Cost includes one month access to my Easing Menopause library of Yoga, meditation and exercise sessions.
4 weeks €100
Unwaged €90 (Honesty box, you decide, no questions asked.)