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UK's 1st Menopause Yoga Teacher Training Launches: November 2019

Updated: Sep 6, 2019

The UK’s first specialist training course in yoga and wellbeing for menopause is being launched at Dr Louise Newson’s menopause health and wellbeing centre in Stratford upon Avon, in November 2019.

The Menopause Yoga & Wellbeing© (MY) teacher training has been developed by senior teacher Petra Coveney who is also a member of the British Menopause Society. Petra runs MY workshops and classes in London and at Dr Newson’s centre, which have received outstanding feedback.

In addition to specially adapted yoga, breathing and meditation exercises that can help reduce some of the symptoms of menopause, Petra’s workshops also include BMS medical information about HRT, guidelines on nutrition and supplements, and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy techniques that have been effective in clinical trials, according to Women’s Health Concern.

Petra says: “I’m delighted to be launching this course at Dr Newson’s centre because it conveys the message that medical expertise and holistic care can work hand in hand to support women going through menopause. I developed the training to meet the demand from women and teachers who tell me they want Menopause Yoga classes where they live.”

The course is accredited by the two main governing bodies – the British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance – and will certify qualified yoga teachers to lead workshops and classes across the country.

Dr Newson, who practices yoga, says: “Petra is a really experienced yoga teacher who has a superb knowledge of the menopause and I am really excited that she will be running this first MY course in my menopause and wellbeing centre."

She adds: “Menopause care should be holistic and many perimenopausal and menopausal women really benefit from incorporating yoga into their lives.”

"Yoga is a fantastic exercise for the entire body and also for our minds. It can improve strength and muscle tone. Core muscle strength improves, including pelvic floor muscles, which often weaken as our hormone levels reduce. Controlling our breathing and doing a powerful practice can work to clear our bodies of any negative feelings and thoughts. I certainly find that I am much calmer when I practice yoga regularly and can then deal with stressful situations in a more positive and relaxed way.

The inaugural course will be launched on November 13-15th, 2019, at Dr Newson’s centre in Stratford Upon Avon, with a second course running from November 27-29th, 2019, in central London.

If you are interested in applying for the MY Teacher Training, please contact Petra on email: or tel: 07590831966.

For more information visit and follow @Menopause_Yoga on Instagram.

Dr Newson’s book, the Haynes Menopause Manual, is will be available from or pre-ordered from Amazon

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Petra with Dr Louise Newson at her Menopause & Wellbeing Centre

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