Wed, 29 Sep | Zoom

Menopause Awareness CPD 10-hour course

Learn how to safely support women in your yoga classes with this 10 hour CPD course led by Petra Coveney, that includes key menopause Yoga techniques and awareness of the physical and psychological changes women go through in the menopause.
Menopause Awareness CPD 10-hour course

Time & Location

29 Sep, 13:00 BST – 01 Oct, 17:00 BST
Zoom

About The Event

Menopause Awareness NEW 10-hour CPD course.

Learn to Support Women in the Menopause on a CPD course for male and female yoga teachers

Dates: September 29th & October 1st,  from 9am-1pm & 2 hours self study.

All women go through the menopause, usually between the ages of 45-55 but sometimes earlier, which means that there are women in your yoga classes who are experiencing this hormonal transition from fertility to post reproductivity.

The hormone-related symptoms they experience can range from headaches, hot flushes and irritability, anxiety, insomnia and fatigue, lethargy and low mood, joint and muscle pain, digestive issues and weight gain - and many more. Long term health risks include osteopenia and osteoporosis (weakened bones), sarcopenia (muscle loss) and cardio vascular disease.  Yoga can significantly help women both manage their symptoms and ease their transition through this natural but often destabilising transition.

You can learn to support women safely in your yoga classes and offer specially modified yoga practices on this NEW 10-hour CPD course led by Petra Coveney - the founder of Menopause Yogaâ (2013) and author of a forthcoming book ‘Menopause Yoga – a holistic guide to supporting women on their menopause journey’ to be published by Singing Dragon, in October 2021.

MY combines western medical science with eastern wellbeing to give women a toolkit of techniques to manage their symptoms, and a positive perspective of the menopause as an opportunity for self-growth. Petra’s approach helps Educate women to feel Empowered, so they can Embrace the menopause.

This live online course is taught over two ½ days (Wednesday and Friday) from 9am-1pm, with an extra two hours of self-study watching webinar videos on Petra’s www.menopause-yoga.com website, and answering a core teachings quiz.

Style of teaching

Petra will give live webinar-style talks, lead interactive group discussions and demonstrate key Menopause Yoga yoga asana, pranayama, meditation, mudra, mantra, and how to modify yoga practice for menopause. Trainees will practice teaching each other in online breakout rooms.

Course outcomes

On completion of this course, you will have an educated overview of the menopause from perimenopause to post menopause), the key symptoms, biological causes, how these may manifest in women attending your yoga classes, how to safely modify yoga asana and make menopausal women feel welcome in your classes.

100% attendance is required for this course and you will be asked to submit your quiz answers before receiving a certificate of attendance with 10 CPD hours from Menopause Yoga and yogacampus.

Please note that this is NOT a teacher training course – you will not be qualified to teach Menopause Yoga unless you complete the 40-hour Menopause Yoga Teacher Training course, which is accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance Professionals. The content of this course is aimed at raising awareness of the menopause, how yoga can help and how to modify your teaching to accommodate menopausal women safely in your own classes.

CPD Course Content includes:

·  Welcome Introduction and discussion.

·  Definitions - What is the Menopause? Western medical science & Eastern wellbeing.

·  Stages of the menopause, Symptoms and Solutions (this is an overview only).

·  Causes – Biology, Psychology, Society (Culture, Language, and Diversity).

·  How yoga can help? Key asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra, mudra.

·  How to recognise menopause symptoms in your class,

·  How to Modify yoga practice and adapt studio setting.

· Teaching practice in break out rooms.

·  Health Risks - signposting to support services.

IMPORTANT:

This live course will NOT be recorded. The discussions may include disclosure of personal information which is confidential and must not be recorded or shared.

The course includes some handout materials with key yoga poses, breathing techniques and mediation etc. You are requested NOT to reproduce these materials which are the copyright of Petra Coveney.  Menopause Yoga is legally registered trademark and can only be used by qualified Menopause Yoga teachers.

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