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Menopause Yoga Teacher Training

Menopause Yoga Teacher Training 2020

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)







The Teacher Training Course:

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, at Dr Newson's world acclaimed Menopause & Wellbeing Centre in Stratford Upon Avon, which was accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance Professionals. 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 500 qualified teachers in more than 40 countries all over the world.



The Menopause Yoga Approach:

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, muslce 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 Menopause Journey:

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.”

If you have any questions please contact Petra on

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Course Outcomes:

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 in 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 course 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. Self study is by accessing an online library of videos content including guest speaker talks on the medical aspects on menopause, psychology, Ayurveda, Qigong, Nutrition, Natural Remedies, TCM, vaginal health, sex and Pelvic Floor, Hormone Replacement Therapy, and many others.















Study resources

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.

Course leader:

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.

2023 - Menopause Yoga Courses

The course fees and content of these online and in-person courses is similar, the require the same coursework and access to an online library of webinars, video classes and pdf resources. They  and lead to the same qualification and accreditation. All courses include live tutor contact, followed by self-study using the online resources, online teaching practice with a trainee partner and require coursework to be completed at the end. 



This online teacher training course is fully booked but you can contact to join a waiting list. 


ONE DAY Continuing Professional Development Course. 

Join Menopause Yoga leader Petra Coveney in learning to support women in the Menopause who attend your classes. You will learn about the stages of the menopause, the main symptoms, and how these may present in your yoga or fitness classes. Petra will give you general guidance on how to modify some of the key yoga poses, breathwork and meditation. This course is interactive with break out room group discussions and teaching practice, and includes a recorded webinar for you to watch afterwards. This CPD course is accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga and is open to all yoga and movement bodywork teachers - men and women-  of all ages.

Dates and times

Tuesday 21 February 

10:00 to 17:00 UK time. International students please click here, to view the event start time across timezones


Delivery Method

Online (Live) What's this?


  • Full Price: £95

Other information

  • Number of hours: 6

To Book visit

MARCH 2023: Live Online Course

This course is fully booked - please email to join a waiting list.

This is a hybrid online teacher training course that includes recorded guided learning plus 5x live online training sessions taught via Zoom with Petra Coveney and your fellow trainees and teaching assistants.

Dates and times

March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (All Fridays) 

Each live session runs 12.00 to 18.00 UK time with one hour break.

International students please click here to view the event start time across timezones.

Delivery Method

Online (Live) What's this?


  • Full Price: £525 including accreditation from British Wheel of Yoga, Yoga Alliance Professionals, and Menopause Yoga

  • Early Bird Price: £495 ends Friday 13 January 2023

Other information

  • Number of hours: 30 contact, 40 total guided learning

  • Maximum participants: 22 including a 50% bursary place.

TO BOOK THIS COURSE go to the website 

APRIL 2023: Live In-Person Course in London, UK.

Time & Location

17 Apr 2023, 10:00 BST – 21 Apr 2023, 17:00 BST

Venue: Down To Earth London Studio. 225 & 225A, Brecknock Rd, London N19 5AA, UK

About The Event

Join Petra Coveney - founder and creator of Menopause Yoga™  for this live in-studio course that includes 30 hours of mandatory contact time with Petra and other trainees, plus 10+ hours of online study using a guided learning platform with pre-recorded webinars, yoga classes and a wealth of menopause expert guest speaker talks.

Dates: Monday to Friday April 17,18,19,20 and 21st from 10am-5pm.

Fees: £490.00

This 40 hour course is fully accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance Professionals.


Book your place on the Menopause Yoga website Events page here

JUNE 2023: In Person TT retreat in Bali.

Bali, Indonesia - Menopause Yoga 7-Day Teacher Training Retreat 2023

Join Petra in beautiful Bali for a 7-day Menopause Yoga teacher training course on this exotic Indonesian island.

You will learn how to support yourself and other women as you gain the skills to teach Menopause Yoga classes. The course is accredited by both the British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance Professionals.

Dates: June 6th-13th, 2023.


You will be staying in a beautiful retreat located in the lush green rice fields on the outskirts of Ubud, the cultural capital of Bali. Central Ubud is an exciting place to visit for its diverse yoga schools, temples, the monkey forrest, and many resturants. But our retreat is in a more peaceful location, to support learning and relaxation.


We have sole-use of the Retreat that features:

  • a Yoga Shala with a rooftop view for our daily yoga practice and training course talks.

  • a swiming pool and sun loungers

  • single and double occupancy rooms (single occupancy is limited).

  • dining area and bar area. 

  • breathtaking views across the rice fields.

Places are limited on this special TT retreat to 10-14 people.

Please note that this TT Retreat is only open to qualified 200 hour yoga teachers and only teachers who identify as female as we will be sharing rooms.

Full Price inclusive of the accredited training course, Retreat board and meals is  £1,695.00 GBP- £1,868.00 GBP*

Includes shared in person teacher training plus access to online resources for self study, massage, spa and plenty of holiday relaxation time. Airport transfers are arranged free of charge but the cost of flights and travel insurance is not included. Read more and book here.

AUGUST, 2023: Teacher Training Retreat in Sussex seaside

Time & Location

14 Aug 2023, 14:00 BST – 18 Aug 2023, 14:00 BST

Venue: Florence House, Seaford, East Sussex.

Seaford, Southdown Rd, Seaford BN25 4JS, UK

About The Event

Join Petra Coveney - founder of Menopause Yoga (2013) - for a 5-day summer retreat on the Sussex coast and countryside - and learn how to teach Menopause Yoga & Wellbeing workshops and classes. The retreat is midweek in August to give you peak sunshine and to enjoy the nearby beaches and beautiful walks. It'll be a learning holiday!


This is a 40-hour fully accredited course by the British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance Professionals and includes both online pre-study with access to recorded webinars, video classes, and expert guest speaker talks.


This course is open to all qualified 200 Hour yoga teachers who identify as women, trans or non-binary. You do not have to be in a stage of the menopause to train to teach Menopause Yoga.


Retreat venue:

You will be staying at Florence House, a traditional country manor located at the top of Seaford head on the edge of the South Downs, East Sussex. It is just 5 minutes from the beach if you'd like to swim in the sea or stroll along the coast to watch the sunset.

The house is surrounded by lush landscapes and sea breezes.  Florence House is described by many as a place of inspiration and calm, that reveals the potential of each guest through the healing energy of the space. The walled garden provides a peaceful place for meditation or inner reflection. And the retreat owners are committed to creating an environment that supports health and wellbeing.


Total cost of course & retreat £1,250.00 

To secure your place please use this booking page to pay a NON-refundable deposit of £250.00

Read more and book here:

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