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Sat, 09 Jul


WhiteSpace Yoga Stony Stratford

Menopause Awareness CPD Course with Whitespace Yoga Studio

This 6-hour CPD course is led by Petra Coveney in person at Whitespace Yoga Studio in Milton Keynes, UK.

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Menopause Awareness CPD Course with Whitespace Yoga Studio
Menopause Awareness CPD Course with Whitespace Yoga Studio

Time & Location

09 Jul 2022, 10:00 – 17:00 BST

WhiteSpace Yoga Stony Stratford, 5 St Pauls Court, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11 1LJ, UK

About The Event



This Menopause Awareness CPD workshop will provide teachers with medical and wellbeing insights into how they can adapt and modify their own classes to make them safe and welcoming to women in any stage of menopause.

Petra is founder of Menopause Yoga and author of the teacher's book 'Menopause Yoga - A Holistic Guide to Supporting Women on their Menopause Journey.

SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY 10am - Welcome & Women’s Circle Introduction to Petra, teachers assistant Michelle Spencer, and the other attendees. 10.30am – Talk. What is the Menopause? Definitions from Western medical science & Eastern wellbeing perspectives. Stages of the Menopause, Symptoms and long-term Health risks. Causes – Hormones, genetics, ethnicity. Influences: socio-economic status, lifestyle, culture. 12pm - Comfort break. 12.15pm – Symptoms & Solutions (HRT, nutrition, natural remedies, complimentary therapies) Group discussion and Partner work. 1pm-2pm – Lunch Break 2pm–2.45pm - Yoga: short talk followed by group discussion and practical workshop of yoga poses How yoga can help? Being Menopause Aware - How menopause may show up in your yoga or exercise classes? How to modify yoga asana for safe practice: Osteopenia, joint and muscle pain, hot flushes and headaches, anxiety and trauma awareness. Accessibility and Adapting your studio space to be welcoming, safe spaces. (Interactive group discussion with demonstration) 2.45pm - Comfort Break. 3.00pm – Menopause Yoga™ Practice Session. Introduction to MY basic principles and a 75- minute practice of key breath-work, asana, meditation, self-reflection and journal writing. The practice includes examples of techniques for cooling hot flushes, soothing irritability, calming anxiety, supporting sleep, clearing brain fog, lifting low mood and lethargy.* This is just a sample of techniques, not a teacher training course - Practice Teaching key techniques in pairs. 4.30pm - Recap and Quiz Questions. 4.55pm - Closing Circle.

* Yoga cannot replace lost hormones and may not help all women to alleviate their symptoms. It is most effective when part of a holistic package of self-care that may include HRT, nutrition, natural remedies and complimentary therapies.

This course is recognised by the British Wheel of Yoga as an accredited 6-hour CPD course. It is open to all qualified yoga and physical health instructors. (Please note this course does not lead to a teaching qualification in menopause yoga).

On completion of this course, attendees 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 their classes. Graduates will receive a Menopause Awareness certificate of attendance.

Regular price: £120

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