Menopause Yoga Teacher Training (suitable for Australasia timezones)

Menopause Yoga seeks to educate and empower you to help women to embrace menopause as an opportunity for self-growth. This live online training brings together the latest western medical science with eastern wellbeing practices, including yoga, breathwork, meditation, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Qi Gong and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). The teacher training also touches upon nutrition, natural remedies and complementary therapies to help you manage the main menopause symptoms.

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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.

Course Structure

This is a Blended course with 30 hours contact teaching (25 hours live online plus access to 5 live weekday classes), and 10 hours self directed study on the Menopause Yoga Online Platform provided by Yogacampus.

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 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.

You'll receive

  • 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.

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.

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 both the British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance professionals in the UK.

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.

Who is the Course for?

The training is only open to all qualified yoga teachers who identify as women.

Certification and Accreditation

This course is accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga and a certificate of completion will be issued by BWY to existing British Wheel of Yoga members. Non British Wheel of Yoga members can also elect to receive a BWY certificate at an extra cost of £20, which covers the additional fees charged by the British Wheel of Yoga for registering non-members on a course.

If you are a non-member of BWY please both the course and the certificate fee to your shopping cart and proceed through checkout. If you have any problems doing so please email for assistance.

This training is also accredited Yoga Alliance Professionals and Menopause 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.

This training is accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga, Yoga Alliance Professionals and Menopause Yoga.

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Attendance Requirement

It is a requirement of the British Wheel of Yoga with whom this course is registered that as for a face to face course, presence at all of the live sessions is critical to fully engage with the course content and obtain certification. 100% attendance to the live sessions is compulsory for qualification.

The discussions are not recorded, partly to preserve the live sessions as a safe space for all to share their experiences and personal background.

You are welcome to sign up and watch the presentations and do the practices, but without the live attendance, you would not be eligible to complete the final assessment and to obtain certification.

Trainees will also receive:

  • MY course manual
  • Membership of the Facebook Menopause Yoga Teachers’ Group
  • Inclusion in a WhatsApp TT group
  • Discount codes for various menopause related products
  • 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.

Pre Course Preparation

Students should purchase the following:

Petra's book: Menopause Yoga: A Holistic Guide to Supporting Women on their Menopause Journey. The book is the main course manual.

You are also encouraged to attend a Menopause Yoga workshop with Petra before the course begins so that you can see how these are run in real life.

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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