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Petra Coveney


Learn how to support women going the stages of perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause on the UK's first Menopause Yoga & Wellbeing Teacher Training course. This course is led either in person or online by Petra Coveney - the founder of Menopause Yoga and author of 'Menopause Yoga - A Holistic Guide To Supporting Women On Their Menopause Journey,' published in October 2021 by Singing Dragon and available to purchase on Amazon and other bookstores. The book includes a foreword by Dr Louise Newson the UK's pioneer on menopause health and training.


"Menopause Yoga is unique in helping women to manage their menopause symptoms and their mindset. My Approach brings western medical science and eastern wellbeing together for the first time. My Mantra is to Educate women, to feel Empowered, so that they can Embrace the menopause as an opportunity for self reflection, better health and wellbeing." (Petra Coveney)


This teacher training course is accredited by both the British Wheel of Yoga as a Module and by Yoga Alliance Professionals as a 40-hour further teacher training course. This is the ONLY course in the world to provide this level of accreditation and qualifies you, as a gold standard teacher, to lead group classes and workshops. Scroll below to see all course dates and booking links


Petra Coveney created Menopause Yoga in 2011, after many years of research following her own experience of peri and post-menopause in her 40s. She learned first hand the impact that this hormone imbalance can have on a woman’s body, mind and emotions. She was the first yoga teacher to become a member of the British Menopause Society for health practitioners and works with Dr Louise Newson and other menopause specialist doctors, nutritionists, psychologists and complimentary therapists.

Petra began running workshops in 2011 and formally launched Menopause Yoga in 2013. This was followed by the Menopause Yoga Teacher Training course launched in 2019. In 2020, she teamed up with the yoga education charity, to offer an online hybrid learning versions of her acclaimed course. 


There are now over 700 qualified teachers in more than 40 countries all over the world.


Her ground-breaking training combines modern western medical science and the wisdom of eastern wellbeing, such as Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine.


Her unique practice has been honed poverties a decade of working with women in the menopause and includes specially adapted yoga poses, breathing techniques and meditation to help women manage some of their menopause symptoms such as anxiety, overwhelm, brain fog, insomnia, fatigue, hot flushes and irritability, joint and muscle pain. There is also a class for building bone density, muscle strength and heart health to help counter the risks of osteoporosis, sarcopenia muscle loss and cardio vascular disease.


It is important to note that yoga can not replace oestrogen in a woman's ovaries, which is the root cause of most menopause symptoms. As a member of the BMS, Petra includes Hormone replacement Therapy in her discussions about menopause management and her courses include a talk by a menopause specialist GP.


The process of moving through perimenopause to post menopause can take anything from 5-15 years, so this really is a journey. We need to become attuned to the hormonal changes in our bodies, our minds and emotions. This embodied consciousness enables women to  respond to its changing needs, and adapt our yoga practice at each stage.

This empowering training is set within a positive framework that promotes menopause as an opportunity for self growth and insight. 

Petra Coveney says:

"The Menopause Yoga approach is to Educate and Empower women to Embrace menopause as an opportunity to rebalance our lives and lifestyles to boost our health and happiness as we transition to this next stage in life.”


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.​

You will be able to:

  • teach 4 main Menopause Yoga classes to help women manage the most common symptoms of menopause. 

  • know how to modify poses for osteopenia, physical injuries and conditions.

  • how to Hold Space for women Circles for menopause group discussions. 

  • share general guidance on nutrition, herbal remedies and supplements.

  • guide Journal writing to unlock women's wisdom and personal insight as the gateway to self knowledge and empowerment.

  • This Level 1 Menopause Yoga course does NOT qualify you to teach one-to-one classes to women, which requires a deeper knowledge of menopause.

  • Menopause Yoga is a UK legally registered trademarked logo with name, and the content is the intellectual copyright property of Petra Coveney.


The mandatory coursework includes:


  1. Keeping a Journal for the duration of the course and writing a summary of insights at the end.

  2. Writing advice to women on the benefits of journal writing,

  3. Teaching a 15 minute mini Menopause Yoga class.

  4. Writing a 3-hour workshop on one of the Menopause Yoga themes.

  5. Self study is by accessing an online library of videos content including guest speaker talks on the medical aspects on menopause. 


Trainees will be expected to purchase Petra Coveney's book for yoga teachers titled 'Menopause Yoga - A Holistic guide to supporting women on their menopause journey,' which includes a foreword by Dr Louise Newson.

Trainees will also have access to a library of videos including MY classes, Guest Speakers, Teacher Talks, and other webinars on marketing to help you to promote your events.


Petra Coveney


Petra Coveney founded Menopause Yoga in 2013 after years of research, feedback from women attending her workshops and her own experiences of perimenopause to post menopause. Her teaching and approach is evidenced-based and she is a member of the British Menopause Society (BMS) and the Australasian Menopause Society for medical and health practitioners.  Petra also works with Dr Shahzadi Harper in her Harley Street menopause clinic, in London.

Pre course:

  • You can attend Petra's monthly Menopause Yoga workshops both online and in person.

  • You can watch Petra's online Menopause Yoga classes via the Movement For Modern Life website, which also runs a menopause course.

  • You can read Petra's book 'Menopause Yoga - A Holistic Guide To Supporting Women On Their Menopause Journey.'

Post course support:

  • Continuing Professional Development FREE online sessions.

  • Invitation to be listed on a MY Teachers' Directory.

  • Membership of the MY teachers' Facebook page connecting you to teachers all over the world.

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