Menopause Yoga Teacher Training (Weekend Format)

Menopause Yoga seeks to educate and empower 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 women manage the main menopause symptoms.

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What is Menopause Yoga? (MY)™

Learn how to support women 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 women on their menopause journey.

The course is taught over 4 weekends, with each session lasting 8 hours including the 1 hour lunch break. All sessions are taught interactively via Zoom.us. There will also be written materials and online videos to watch as part of the course outside of these live sessions.

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.

The content is experiential, practical and informational. Teachers are encouraged to view the transformative training as an opportunity for their own self-study, reflection and personal growth, as well as learning a specialist style of yoga and the skills required to support women through this stage in life. The course will also include specialist talks from Guest Speakers, who are leaders in their field of knowledge, including:

  • A specialist Menopause GP
  • A Menopause Hormone Nutritionist

What will I learn?

The method educates women by providing trusted information in a supportive and confidential space, plus a tool kit of techniques that they can take home and use according to their 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
  • MY course manual;
  • Membership of the Facebook Menopause Yoga Teachers’ Group;
  • Inclusion in a What’s App 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.

The women’s circles are an integral part of MY. They enable women to realise they are not alone, to share experiences and support one another. These are widely enjoyed and women attending MY workshops report feeling empowered and supported by each other as a result.

This training includes 32 contact hours plus 8 hours of online contact and content. Online content includes videos of Menopause Yoga classes, Guest Speaker talks, Blogposts and other written articles.

During the training students will work in pairs to practice teaching each other the yoga sequences and there will be a final teaching assessment. After the course Petra will offer a one hour zoom call to discuss issues arising from teaching Menopause Yoga (optional).

The course is accredited by both the British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance professionals in the UK.

Please note: Graduates automatically receive a Letter of Authenticity from YAP but will only receive a hard copy of the BWY certificate if you are a member (£37pa) or a Guest Member (£10) for the month in which the course takes place.

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 individual women and you are strongly advised not to offer personal medical advice unless you are medically trained in this field.

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.

Who is this course for?

The training is only open to qualified yoga teachers who have experienced menopause, from either the peri-menopause stage or post menopause. This is to ensure that the women attending are able to share and learn from each-others experiences.

Please complete the Pre Course Registration Form (download below) after booking and provide details of your teacher training, as well as expanding on your interest in this course. This needs to be emailed to alex@yogacampus.com at least 3 weeks before the course starts.

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. The course is accredited by both the British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance Professionals, the international organisation. She also runs workshops in Menopause Yoga and workshops for people on managing stress, anxiety, insomnia.

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How do I apply?

If you meet the eligibility criteria stated above, you can book online using the link opposite. But note you must also download and complete the Pre Course Registration Form as well and email to alex@yogacampus.com.

PRE COURSE INFORMATION FORM MENOPAUSE YOGA

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