This course is open to all yoga teachers who identify as women. You do not need to be in a stage of menopause. The structure of the course is focused primarily on professional development to give you the tools to support menopausal women in your classes.
The structure involves group work in women's circle conversations in which trainees can learn from other women’s experience of the menopause.
You will be taught asana, pranayama, meditation and journaling techniques to help women manage some of the main menopause symptoms.
Please note: Menopause Yoga is part of a holistic approach to self care. It cannot replace the hormones that deplete as a result of menopause.
What is Menopause Yoga? (MY)™
Learn how to support those going through perimenopause, menopause and post menopause on the UK’s first Menopause Yoga (MY) & Wellbeing Teacher Training Module. MY includes both a positive approach to menopause and a toolkit of techniques to support everyone on their menopause journey.
This training can be used for both personal and professional development. It is recognised by the British Wheel of Yoga as a Weekend Training Module and by Yoga Alliance Professionals as a 40-hour Teacher Training.
This 40 Hour TT course enables you to teach MY classes and workshops. It does not enable you to teach one-to-one classes.
The teachers enrolled on this course will be motivated by an interest in supporting women going through menopause, and educating themselves about the hormonal changes that they may experience.
At the end of this course, you will have a greater understanding of the hormone changes taking place in a woman's body and how this can lead to physical and emotional symptoms ranging from Hot Flushes, Dizziness, Joint and Muscle pain, nerve pain in legs and arms, Headaches, Anxiety and Panic Attacks, Irritability, Feeling Overwhelmed and low mood and lethargy.
- expert medical information on Hormone Replacement Therapy and Nutrition for menopause, from Menopause specialist GPs, as well as general guidelines on safe practices for women with weakened bones (osteopenia).
- You will be able to teach 4 main Menopause Yoga sequences to help women manage these symptoms, how to modify poses for menopause, understand how to hold space in woman's circle discussions, and practice Journal writing as the gateway to self knowledge.
- Graduates will have access to a library of videos including MY classes, Guest Speakers, Teacher Talks, and other webinars on marketing to promote your events.
Training begins on Friday 1st July and continues on Thursdays 7, 14, 21, 28 July.
Thursday 28 July is the teaching assessment day, and all coursework is to be submitted 1 week later by 4 August. Due to the summer holidays, please kindly note that extensions on completing coursework can not be granted for this intake.
Each course online contact day runs 10:00 to 16:00 UK time. (6 hours inclusive of lunch break)
The online course content includes guest speaker lectures, videos of the 4 main Menopause Yoga sequences and a sleep preparation sequence, guided meditations, discussion forum and other written articles. These will be available to watch as part of the course outside of the live sessions.
During the training students will work in pairs to practise teaching each other the yoga sequences and there will be a final teaching assessment for which you will need to prepare a class plan.
Course Study Requirements
As well as 100% attendance at the live online sessions and teaching assessment, students will:
- Need to watch videos, including by guest speakers
- Maintain a personal reflection journal
- Meet up with their assigned study Buddy online to practice the class videos.
All students are required to have a copy of the Menopause Yoga book which includes downloadable detailed class plans that will be referred to when teaching on the course.
What Will I Learn?
The method educates by providing trusted information in a supportive and confidential space, plus a tool kit of techniques that can be taken home and used according to individual needs.
The toolkit includes:
- Specially adapted asana, breathing, CBT and meditation techniques.
- Information about nutrition, natural remedies, supplements and other lifestyle changes
- Skills to ensure students can ‘Nurture & Nourish’ their way through menopause.
- Graduates will be able to run Menopause Yoga & Wellbeing© workshops and classes
The course is accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga.
Graduates will be qualified to lead Menopause Yoga workshops and group classes. This training does not qualify you to offer one-to-one classes with individuals and you are strongly advised not to offer personal medical advice unless you are medically trained in this field.
How do I apply?
If you meet the eligibility criteria stated above, you can book online using the link opposite. But please note that you must also download and complete the Pre Course Registration Form below and email it to email@example.com
Pre Course Registration Form
Trainees will also receive:
- A training workbook
- Membership of the Facebook Menopause Yoga Teachers’ Group
- Inclusion in a What’s App TT group
- You may also opt in to receive Petra Coveney’s Menopause Yoga monthly newsletter with updates on news, events, yoga and products relating to menopause.
On completion of the course you will receive a hard copy certificate from the British Wheel of Yoga.
Meet The Teacher
Petra developed Menopause Yoga as a result of going through an early menopause herself after realising there was no single source of medical advice or group support including yoga classes for menopausal women. She is a qualified Yoga Teacher with a 200+ hour British Wheel of Yoga diploma who holds an additional 200+ Yoga Alliance training qualification in Inner Axis for people experiencing stress and anxiety. She also holds a 50 hour diploma in Restorative Yoga trained by Anna Ashby and an extra 50 hours for Tapasaya Hot Yoga, trained by Kirsten Stewart.
Petra was the first yoga teacher to be accepted into the British Menopause Society for medical and health practitioners, and runs workshops with Dr Louise Newson – a leading educator and campaigner for menopause women’s rights. She was the first person to launch the UK’s first professional accredited course to train other teachers to support women going through menopause. She also runs workshops in Menopause Yoga and workshops for people on managing stress, anxiety, insomnia.
The course is accredited by both the British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance Professionals, the international organisation.
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