Menopause Yoga Teacher Training
Learn how to support women going through perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause on the UK's first Menopause Yoga & Wellbeing Teacher Training course.
This teacher training course is accredited by both the British Wheel of Yoga as a NEW Weekend Teacher Training, and by Yoga Alliance as a 40-hour training module.
Petra Coveney created Menopause Yoga in 2011 after many years of research following her own experience of peri and post-menopause in her 40s, and the impact that this hormone imbalance can have on a woman’s body, mind and emotions. She began running workshops in 2013 and formally launched Menopause Yoga in 2016, followed by Teacher Training courses launched in 2019.
Her ground-breaking training combines knowledge from both eastern and western traditions, medical science and complementary therapies and include specially adapted yoga poses, breathing techniques and meditation to help women manage their menopause symptoms. The process of moving transitioning through perimenopause to post menopause can take anything from 5-15 years, so this really is a journey. We need to become attuned to what the seismic 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 views menopause as an opportunity for self growth and iinsight. As MY teachers you will support women and help guide them towards an awareness of their inner wisdom.
WHAT WILL I LEARN ON THE MENOPAUSE YOGA COURSE?
Western medical science
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'll receive expert medical information, from a Menopause specialist GP, about the hormone changes affecting a woman's body and cognitive function, and guidelines on Hormone Replacement Therapy, as well as Nutrition advice for hormone balance from an expert nutritionist, and general guidelines on safe practices for women with weakened bones (osteopenia), which affects women in post menopause.
This is balanced by information about natural remedies and complementary therapies, and an overview of eastern practices Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine . Please note: this course does not give your detailed knowledge of these therapies, which require more in depth training.
You will be able to teach 4 main Menopause Yoga sequences to help women manage the most common symptoms of menopause, how to modify poses for women attending your public group classes, how to Hold Space for women in menopause group discussions, and Journal writing to unlock women's wisdom and personal insight as the gateway to self knowledge and empowerment.
The course also includes Journal writing, and extra study opportunities with a library on videos content including guest speaker talks on Ayurveda, Qigong, Nutrition, Hormone Replacement Therapy, and many others.
Graduates of this course are able to join an international network of teachers and benefit from teacher talks, webinars oand other opportunities to engage with other teachers on this course.
It is a unique course designed for both help you on your menopause journey and enable you to support other women.
Trainees will be expected to watch 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.
After payment, you will receive a Student pack with a reading list and Schedule. You will receive a digital Manual 2 days before the start date.
Petra is the first yoga teacher to become a member of the British Menopause Society (BMS) for medical and health practitioners and works with menopause specialist doctors. She works with Dr Louise Newson and GPs at Newson Health Menopause & Wellbeing Centre - in Stratford Upon Avon, who helped to launch the TT course in 2019 and has dedicated a video talk to teachers on this course. Petra also works with Dr Shahzadi Harper in her Harley Street menopause clinic, in London.
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FEBRUARY ONLINE TEACHER TRAINING in partnership with Yogacampus.com2021:
DATES: February 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th with coursework to be submitted by March 31st at 10am, 2021.
There is a Welcome meeting on Wednesday February 3rd from 4pm-5pm UK time. And a teaching practice day on Friday February 19th from 3-5pm
Times:10am-5pm GMT (including a 1 hour lunch break from 1pm-2pm and several comfort breaks)
Cost: £450.00 including accreditation from BWY and YAP, and Menopause Yoga accreditation badge.
This course is designed ONLY for qualified yoga teachers who are personally in a stage of menopause from peri-to post menopause. It is designed both as a course for professional and personal development and includes membership of a supportive Whats App group for your cohort to share information and provide support both during the 4 week course and afterwards, if you choose. This course includes working with a teaching partner online, to practice the Menopause Yoga sequences.
March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th with coursework to be submitted by March 31st at 10am, 2021.
There is a Welcome meeting on Wednesday March 3rd from 4pm-5pm UK time. And a teaching practice day on Friday March 19th from 3-5pm
Times:10am-5pm GMT (including a 1 hour lunch break from 1pm-2pm and several comfort breaks)
Cost: £430 including accreditation from BWY and YAP, and Menopause Yoga accreditation badge.
This NEW Menopause Yoga course is designed for ALL teachers who want to learn how to support women in their classes.
This course is accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals as a 40 Hour Teacher Training that qualifies you to teach MY classes and workshops. It does not equip you to teach one-to-one classes.
It is also accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga as a teachers' Module and is suitable for teachers who have already qualified as a 200 hour yoga teacher.
This course includes all of the same factual content as the other 40 Hour TTs, except for the elements aimed at personal transformation. The teachers on this course will be motivated by an interest in supporting women going through menopause, and educating themselves about the hormonal changes that they may experience.
The course fee includes accreditation from both Yoga Alliance Professionals and British Wheel of Yoga.
To Book: This course is bookable via the yoga education website www.yogacampus,.com
Click on the Events page or visit Yogacampus.com
After payment, you will receive a Student pack with a reading list and Schedule
The content is experiential, practical and informational. Teachers are encouraged to view the transformative training as an opportunity for their own self-study, reflection and personal growth, as well as learning a specialist style of yoga and the skills required to support people through this stage in life. The course will also include specialist talks from Guest Speakers, who are leaders in their field of knowledge, including:
A specialist Menopause GP
A Menopause Hormone Nutritionist
The training includes 27 contact hours plus another 10 hours of pre recorded content and 10 hours of self reflection and class planning, totalling 47 hours.
The online course content includes guest speaker lectures, videos of the 4 main Menopause Yoga sequences and a sleep preparation sequence, guided meditations, discussion forum and other written articles. These will be available to watch as part of the course outside of the live sessions.
During the training students will work in pairs to practise teaching each other the yoga sequences and there will be a final teaching assessment for which you will need to prepare a class plan.
The women’s circles are an integral part of MY. They enable women to realise they are not alone, to share experiences and support one another. These are widely enjoyed and those attending report feeling empowered and supported by each other as a result.
What Will I Learn?
The method educates by providing trusted information in a supportive and confidential space, plus a tool kit of techniques that can be taken home and used according to individual needs.
The toolkit includes:
Specially adapted asana, breathing, and meditation techniques.
Information about nutrition, natural remedies, supplements and other lifestyle changes
Skills to ensure students can ‘Nurture & Nourish’ their way through menopause.
Graduates will be able to run Menopause Yoga & Wellbeing© workshops and classes
The course is accredited by both the British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance professionals in the UK.
Please note: Graduates automatically receive a Letter of Authenticity from YAP but can elect to receive a BWY certificate.
SEPTEMBER 2021: IN STUDIO LIVE TEACHER TRAINING
Hosted at the stunningly beautiful STATE YOGA Studio in Highgate, London, this 40 hour Teacher Training course in taught over 5 consecutive days from 10am-5.00pm, on these dates:
September 6th, 7th,8th,9th, 10th, 2021. It is the ONLY course of its kind and is accredited by BOTH the British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance Professionals.
This studio is located on a hill in Highgate, an historic village that afford spectacular views over the London, is a short walk from Hampstead Heath (an oasis of green open space) and there are many independent restaurants and cafes in the village where you can enjoy lunch and tea breaks.
It is well connected with a range of buses taking you into the centre of London and HighGate underground tube train nearby, which is on the Northern Line.
The Module content of this in person course is similar to the online courses, but enables you to meet course leader and other teachers in person. While there are no live guest speaker talks, you will have access to view a library of classes, talks and webinars to support your coursework and post course study.
The Teaching Assessment takes place on the final day May 20th) but you are given until June 14th to submit your coursework.
Cost: £460, including accreditation from BWY, YAP and Menopause Yoga
To ask questions about this Live, In person Studio based course, please email
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DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS, THIS RESIDENTIAL TT RETREAT IS NOT OPEN YFOR BOOKING YET.
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July 2021, Sussex, South East region
NEW Residential TT Retreat. This immersive course gives teachers the chance to relax and restore their energy while learning how to teach Menopause Yoga and manage their own symptoms. It includes menopause nutrition food demonstration and vegan/vegetarian.
: 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 for menopause nutrition and freshly prepared delicious vegetarian and vegan food.
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: £640 including room and board and course training and accreditation from the BWY and Yoga Alliance.
Places limited to 10 teachers. All rooms are en suite and shared with twin beds.
Booking Reference: MYTTSussex
DATE in 2021 TBC
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.
Please note this TT course is ONLY open to yoga teachers who have personal experience of going through a stage of menopause (POI, Peri or Post).
Petra Coveney says:
"I created this Teacher Training module in response to the requests from women attending my workshops who said they wanted to practice menopause yoga where they lived, and teacher who said they wanted training to teach MY.
"This module aims to train more teachers to support more women across the UK who can benefit from the MY approach and content.
"My method is to Educate and Empower women to Embrace menopause as an opportunity to take a pause for self-study and learn what our changing body needs as we transition to this next stage in life.”
If you have any questions please contact Petra on