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Menopause Yoga Teacher Training
 2024 - 2025

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 Yogacampus.com 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.

 

 

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, 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 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 Petra@Menopause-Yoga.com

Student Feedback - this is what trainees say about Petra's course:

 

 

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.

 

Coursework:

 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.

2024 Menopause Yoga Courses

The course fees and content of these live online and in-person courses are 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. 

FEBRUARY 2024- FULLY BOOKED

Dates and times

All Thursdays 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 February 2024

Each day runs 8am to 1pm UK time. 

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

Early bird end date: 29 December 2023

MARCH - APRIL , 2024

Dates and times

8, 15 and 22 March and 5th, 12th April 2024 ( All Fridays)

Each day runs 1pm to 6pm UK time.

Course Structure

This is a Blended course with 30 hours contact teaching (25 hours live online plus access to 5 live weekday classes), and 10 hours self directed study on the Menopause Yoga Online Platform provided by Yogacampus. ​

This 40 Hour TT course enables you to teach MY classes and workshops. It does not enable you to teach one-to-one classes.

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.

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 on Hormone Replacement Therapy and Nutrition for menopause, from Menopause specialist GPs, as well as general guidelines on safe practices for women with weakened bones (osteopenia).

  • ​You will be able to teach 4 main Menopause Yoga sequences to help women manage these symptoms, how to modify poses for menopause, understand how to hold space in woman's circle discussions, and practice Journal writing as the gateway to self knowledge.

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

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.

MAY 2024: LONDON in-person & Live Online 

Dates, Time & Location

This is a NEW hybrid version of Petra's course that includes:

Online Live via Zoom: Friday Friday 3rd, 10th, 17th of May from 10am-4pm.

In person in London: Monday 20th,Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd of may from 10am-4pm.

London, 225 & 225A, Brecknock Rd, London N19 5AA, UK

CLICK HERE FOR THE BOOKING PAGE

About The Course

Join Petra Coveney, for a HYBRID version of her internationally acclaimed 40 hour teacher training course and learn how to run Workshops and group Classes to support women through the stages of perimenopause to post menopause. This HYBRID course includes 3 days LIVE online Zoom plus recorded content, PLUS 3 days in-person at a studio in London. Please check the dates below BEFORE you book. 

 

Petra has curated this hybrid course specially for you to enhance your learning experience and reduce the cost of accommodation and travel for yoga teachers. It is Accredited by Menopause Yoga,  the British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance Professionals.The cost of this course  is £525 GBP,  including accreditation certificate from BWY and MY. It counts for 30 CPD points with the BWY and 40 CPD points with YAP.

 

This outstanding course includes recorded webinars, video classes and menopause expert guest speaker talks from the UK's leading menopause experts in medicine, nutrition, psychology, and complimetary therapies. 


JULY RETREAT:

4 day/ 3 night Women's Wellbeing Retreat with option for Teacher Training

Time & Location

12 Jul 2024, 14:00 BST – 15 Jul 2024, 16:00 BST

Seaford, Southdown Rd, Seaford BN25 4JS, UK

CLICK HERE FOR THE BOOKING PAGE

About The Event

Join Petra Coveney - founder of Menopause Yoga & Wellbeing (2013) - for a 4-day/3 Nights Summer Women's Retreat on the Sussex coast and countryside.  

 

This retreat  is hosted at the historic Florence House Retreat, in East Sussex, UK, and runs from JULY 12th - July 15th, 2024. The Retreat starts  at 2pm on July 12th and ends at 4pm on July 15th.

 

Petra has designed the Retreat experience to be both a healthy holiday in the summer sunshine with nearby sea swimming beaches, sauna, and beautiful countryside walks along the famous chalk White Cliffs. 

 

**** Qualified yoga teachers also have the option to attend as part of Petra's internationally acclaimed 40 Hour Teachers Training course. There is an extra fee for the training course. Scroll down for more details. *****

 

Retreat Venue & Rooms:

All rooms are priced as SINGLE OCCUPANCY with shared bathrooms.

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.

 

Facilities:

You will have sole use of the whole house & grounds, garden yurt, accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, unlimited teas, coffees and fruit.

 

Yoga Room & Yurt:

There is a dedicated room for practicing yoga in the house with views of the gardens - and there is a magical yurt!

Nestled at the bottom of the wild garden, the round Yurt provides a place for meditation.  

 

Nutritious Meals:

Meals are prepared by the in-house Chef in accordance to your requirements. All produce is locally sourced where possible, sometimes as local as the Florence House vegetable garden!

 

The retreat serves  healthy and nutritious meals, which are vegetarian but they can also cater for special diets e.g. Vegan, gluten free etc. 

 

Accommodation:

Petra has chosen to limit the number of guests to 16 to ensure you have individual attention and the opportunity to get to know each other.

Florence House can accommodate up to 16 people in single rooms. She has chosen to make all roms single occupancy for yoour privacy, but the bathrooms are shared. The rooms are are comfortable, clean and peaceful.

 

Retreat Costs:

The full cost of this all inclusive Menopause Yoga & Wellbeing Retreat is £950.00 GBP (or £1,350 if you want to include the M.Y teacher training course).

 

This fee includes:

  • 3-days in person tuition with Petra Coveney in person who will be staying with you on the retreat.

  • Accommodation: Single occupancy roms. All meals/ fruit snacks/ water and hot drinks, 

  • Sole use of the facilities by our group including the House, gardens, firepit and yurt.

 

*****If you want to attend as part of Petra's accredited teacher training course, the  full fee is £1350.00 GBP. This fee includes 4x live online zoom training sessions, plus access to menopause specialist study materials (yoga classes, webinars and expert guest speaker talks), and accreditation.****

 

Not Included:

  • Travel to and from the retreat venue.

  • Coursebooks: 'Menopause Yoga- a holistic guide to supporting women on their menopause journey.' 

  • For hygiene reasons you may choose to bring you own personal blanket, cushion, and eye bag.

  • Additional charge of £5.00 per meal if you request meat or fish.

AUGUST RETREAT & TT Course, 2024

Menopause Yoga 40 hour teachers training

5 day/ 4 nights Residentrial Retreat

Time & Location

21 Aug 2024, 14:00 BST – 25 Aug 2024, 16:00 BST

Seaford, Southdown Rd, Seaford BN25 4JS, UK

About The Event

PLEASE USE THIS LINK TO PAY YOUR £250 DEPOSIT. After Paying the deposit you have until July 21st to pay the remaining fees of £1,100.

CLICK HERE FOR BOOKING PAGE 

Please note that the deposit is non-refundable. However, the remainder of your fees are refundable up to 4 weeks before the retreat start date. And you can use your £250 deposit towards an online teacher training course in future.

 

Join Menopause Yoga creator Petra Coveney on a Summer Retreat in the Sussex seaside and countryside. This Retreat hosted at Florence House, Seaford,  is both a holiday and part of an accredited teachers training course that also includes live online Zoom sessions and study resources. 

 

See details below.

This retreat  is hosted at the historic Florence House Retreat, in East Sussex, UK, and runs from August 21- 25th, 2024. The Retreat starts  at 2pm on August 21st and ends at 4pm on August 25th.

Petra has designed the Retreat experience to be both a teacher training course and a healthy holiday in the summer sunshine with nearby sea swimming beaches, sauna, and beautiful countryside walks along the famous chalk White Cliffs.

Retreat Venue & Rooms:

All rooms are priced as SINGLE OCCUPANCY with shared bathrooms.

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, white cliff walks with uplifting views 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.

Facilities:

You will have sole use of the whole house & grounds, garden yurt, accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, unlimited teas, coffees and fruit.

Yoga Room & Yurt:

There is a dedicated room for practicing yoga in the house with views of the gardens - and there is a magical yurt!

Nestled at the bottom of the wild garden, the round Yurt provides a place for meditation.

Nutritious Meals:

Meals are prepared by the in-house Chef in accordance to your requirements. All produce is locally sourced where possible, sometimes as local as the Florence House vegetable garden!

The retreat serves  healthy and nutritious meals, which are vegetarian but they can also cater for special diets e.g. Vegan, gluten free etc.

Accommodation:

Petra has chosen to limit the number of guests to 16 to ensure you have individual attention and the opportunity to get to know each other.

Florence House can accommodate up to 16 people in single rooms. She has chosen to make all roms single occupancy for your privacy, but the bathrooms are shared. The rooms are are comfortable, clean and peaceful.

Retreat Costs:

The full cost of this all inclusive Menopause Yoga & Wellbeing Retreat is £1350.00 GBP.

However, you can opt to pay just the non-refundable deposit of £250 now to secure your place.

This fee includes:

  • 5-days in person tuition with Petra Coveney who will be staying with you on the retreat.

  • Accreditation from Menopause Yoga and you have the option to pay extra for a British Wheel of Yoga certificate.

  • Accommodation: Single occupancy rooms. All meals/ fruit snacks/ water and hot drinks,

  • Sole use of the facilities by our group including the House, gardens, firepit and yurt.

Not Included:

  • Travel to and from the retreat venue.

  • Coursebooks: 'Menopause Yoga- a holistic guide to supporting women on their menopause journey.'

  • For hygiene reasons you may choose to bring you own personal blanket, cushion, and eye bag.

  • Additional charge of £5.00 per meal if you request meat or fish.

Please note: For ALL retreats, the initial booking deposit is non refundable but the remaining fees can either be refunded up to 4 weeks before the retreat start date, or transferred to another course, subject to availability.

 

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