This course is open to all women yoga teachers - unlike some of the Menopause Yoga trainings, you do not need to be in a stage of menopause. The structure of the course is focused primary on professional development to give you the tools to support menopausal women in your classes.
The structure still involves group work in women's circle conversations, adapting the tone to refer to offering practices to menopausal women, rather than talking from personal experience. Students will look at how to become aware of menopausal women in general yoga classes, and how to modify practice for them.**
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.
Please note: This is a Menopause Yoga Teacher Training for teachers who are NOT in a stage of menopause but have a strong interest in working with women who are experiencing menopause.
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 is a Menopause Yoga Teacher Training course open for ALL teachers, both those in and not in a stage of menopause.
This 40 Hour TT course enables you to teach MY classes and workshops.it does not enable you to teach one-to-one classes.
This course includes all of the same factual content as the other 40 Hour Menopause Yoga TTs, except for the elements aimed at personal transformation. 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.
- 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.
Sunday October 3rd from 5 to 6pm UK time: Course introduction and meet your fellow students.
Mondays 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th October 2021, 10.00 to 17.00 (UK time including a 1 hour lunch break from 1pm-2pm and several comfort breaks) ): 4 module dates.
Friday 22 October 2021 15.00 to 17.00 (UK time): Practice teaching session.
All coursework must be completed and submitted by October 31 2021 for certification.
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.
Please note: Graduates automatically receive a Letter of Authenticity from YAP but can elect to receive a BWY certificate.
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?
This NEW Menopause Yoga Course is designed especially for teachers both who ARE and are NOT in a stage of menopause but want to learn how to support women in their classes.
Please complete the Pre Course Registration Form (download at the end of the course description) 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 email@example.com as soon as you book.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre Course Registration Form
Trainees will also receive:
- 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.
Attendance Requirement and Certification
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.
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.
On completion of the course you will receive an email letter of authentication from YAP and 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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