Updated: Dec 17, 2019
Following the success of the UK's first Menopause Yoga (MY) teacher training courses in 2019, and to meet the demand from teachers, I am launching MORE courses in MORE locations in 2020.
It was humbling to see so many teachers travelling long distances from all corners of the UK including Scotland, Wales, Midlands, North West, East, London an the South West to attend the MY Teacher Training. We even had teachers flying in from Brazil - and requests from teachers in the USA, Canada, Dubai and Greece.
So, to save the expense of teachers' travel, I will be taking MY Teacher Training and public Workshops out to teachers across the UK to Edinburgh, Cardiff, Manchester, London, Stratford Upon Avon, Sussex and Kent - and I hope to find a studio in Ireland too. If you'd like me to travel abroad, please get in touch.
This course is the first of its kind in the UK and is accredited by both the British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance Professionals. It is listed as a NEW BWY Weekend Module and as a 40 Hour TT by Yoga Alliance. As a new course, the BWY sent a quality assurance inspector, to check on the standard of teaching, content and delivery. This is what he said:
"You are a great teacher and I could clearly see how much the students were getting out of the course. Well done for putting such a good programme together. Really great feedback, very positive."
This is what the teachers on the course said in their feedback.
Course management and effectiveness:
"Perfect"; "All perfect. Nothing wrong. Even exceeded expectations."
"Excellent; "I think it was wonderfully managed. Well planned, strong pacing, but necessary."
"Time management over 3 days was perfect."
All Perfect. Nothing wrong. All well organised."
What did you like most about the course?:
"Coming together with all the women and the sharing together."
"That it contained both yogic (Ayurvedic) information plus scientific western information"
"The knowledge of the teacher and the sharing with other students."
"Knowledge, yoga toolkit, women's support, fun...so many things."
"So much attention to detail, knowledge, resources, small group, very empowering
"The small, intimate group."
"Thank you Petra, I am truly grateful."
"Really loved it, very informative."
"I just loved it! Petra many thanks for sharing your knowledge and starting this new generation of women's support."
In 2020 there will be a range of NEW Teacher Training 3-day courses to choose from.
These include yoga studio-based courses, Dr Louise Newson's Menopause & Wellbeing Centre and a residential retreat in two countryside locations with the benefit of talks and demonstrations from an expert menopause nutritionist.
The cost of all courses includes an MY Handbook, accreditation from Yoga Alliance - and British Wheel of Yoga for BWY members, post-course support and listing on the MY website.
If you are unsure about whether to sign up for the training, come on a day workshop to find out more.
Wednesday 12 - Friday 14th from 9am-5.30pm:
Down to Earth Yoga Studio, Essex Road, Islington, London.
This 3 day intensive course is hosted at the beautiful, fully equipped Down to Earth Studio and includes the use of a small studio for Talks and Women's Circles, and the large spacious studio for yoga practical sessions. Women who attended the TT in 2019 here said they loved the space, relaxing decor, and the proximity to local cafes serving delicious vegetarian and vegan food and Planet Organic for tasty treats. On our last day we all enjoyed a celebratory meal at the local cafe. https://downtoearthlondon.co.uk/islington/
Course Price: £450 (Early Bird Price £400 before January 6th, 2020).
Places limited to 12 teachers
Booking Reference: MYTT3
Thursday 28 February - Saturday 29th from 9am - 5.30pm:
Menopause & Wellbeing Centre, Winton House, Stratford Upon Avon.
This 3 day intensive is hosted at Dr Louise Newson's acclaimed Menopause & Wellbeing Centre in the heart of Stratford in the Midlands. Although this is not an equipped yoga studio, the teaching room space is light and warm with bathroom and small kitchen facilities and being hosted in a working Menopause Centre makes the course more poignant. Dr Louise Newson who founded this centre practices yoga and encourages her patients to attend weekly yoga classes at the centre.
We have the privilege also of an introductory talk by one of the doctors.
Course Price: £450 (early bird price £400 before January 6th, 2020)
Places limited to 8 teachers.
Booking reference: MYTT4
NEW Residential immersive TT Course with Menopause Nutritionist Emma Ellice-Flint
March 11-13th: Capel Manor Courtyard, Paddock Wood, Kent.
Arrive 10am on the 11th and depart 5pm on the 13th.
This 3 day intensive is hosted at this exclusive NEW luxury retreat in a listed historic building set in its own countryside grounds that allow for walks in nature, all rooms are en suite and sharing with one other person. Although this is not a yoga studio, we will be practice in the beautiful living room with wooden underfloor heating and french windows looking out onto the courtyard with its waterfall. This course includes a talk and two food demonstration from world acclaimed menopause nutritionist Emma Ellice-Flint, who has written two books and works closely with Dr Louise Newson, delivering talks and demos across the country., She will also be preparing all of our delicious vegetarian and vegan food. So you benefit from a yoga and nutrition retreat, specialist menopause yoga classes and training - plus come away with a new qualification.
Cost: £600 including room and board and course training and accreditation. (Early bird price of £550 if booked by January 31st 2020).
Places limited to 9/10 teachers. All rooms are en suite and shared with twin beds.
Booking reference: MYTT5
Manchester dates at Yoga Campus to be confirm shortly
Cardiff dates at Tramshed Studio tbc asap
NEW Residential immersive TT course with menopause nutrition food demo and catering.
September 8-11th (Arrival 10am on 8th and depart 11am on 11th): Tilton House, Sussex.
This 3.5 day immersive intensive course is hosted at this historic luxury yoga retreat in Tilton House - a listed historic building set in the South Downs National Park in Sussex. All rooms are en suite and sharing with one other person. This course includes a talk and food demonstration from a menopause nutritionist, freshly prepared delicious vegetarian and vegan food. We will also be offering massages and acupuncture for menopause symptoms, if booked in advance.
So you will benefit from a yoga and nutrition retreat, specialist menopause yoga classes and teacher training, optional massage and other therapies - plus come away with a new qualification and CPD hours.
Cost: £600 including room and board and course training and accreditation. (Early bird price of £550 if booked by May 1st, 2020).
Places limited to 10 teachers. All rooms are en suite and shared with twin beds.
Booking Reference: MYTT6
October 31-November 3: Meadowlark Yoga Studio, Edinburgh, Scotland.
This 3 day intensive teacher training course is hosted in the beautiful Meadowlark Studio in the heart of historic Edinburgh. The fully equipped studio space is relaxing and calm and there are many cafes and places to stay nearby. There will also be a public workshop held at this studio on July 5th.
Cost: £450 (Early Bird Price of £400 if booked by August 1st, 2020).
Booking Reference: MYTT7
If you would like to apply for one of the forthcoming MY Teacher Training 3 day intensive courses, please contact me by email and state which course you are interested in. Email: info@Mind-BodyYoga.co.uk
Please note that, at this stage, the MY course is only open to qualified Yoga Teachers who have personal experience of menopause either at POI, Peri - Post Menopause. This is to ensure that the teachers are able to relate to the women in their workshops. In future, I will be running Menopause Awareness training for all yoga teachers so that they can better support women in their classes.
MY TT 2 graduating from the second course, held in London studio Down to Earth.