'Second Spring'

Yoga Techniques For For Peri-Menopause and Menopause

Chair Yoga Surrey

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The Shala School of Yoga, in association with Ben Wolff and Ligia Cannon from the Breathing Institute are excited to present this new and much anticipated livestreamed VIRTUAL course. It is suitable for anybody wanting to understand these life stages and how to naturally support the symptoms that present with the menopause and perimenopause. It is suitable as a teacher training or a CPD for:

  • yoga and mindfulness teachers wishing to deepen their knowledge of this topic.Those who wish to teach others can join The Breathing Institute. More information on this is at the bottom of the page

  • therapists, life coaches and health care professionals who wish to support female clients going through these stages of life

The course takes the form of four "lecture-based" mornings over two weekends online, and includes Guest speaker Dr Minaxi Shantilal Gami. For those wishing to share the techniques and gain a Yoga Alliance accredited 30-hour training certificate, you are then invited to attend "Teaching Circles", which brings a practical focus to the training. Here you will work in breakout rooms teaching the techniques to one or more guests going through the menopause or perimenopause, where you will receive supervision and feedback. There will then also be a practical research project set to be completed over a period of 2 weeks.

This menopause training explores a serious subject in an inspiring, compassionate and accessible way, with the opportunity to ask questions and interact on the very lively chat. 

This course will provide you with clinically proven, effective tools to help alleviate symptoms including but not limited to:

  • hot flashes and night sweats

  • temperature change and sleep disruption

  • mood disorders and anxiety

  • weight gain

  • memory and brain fog

  • anger, rage and temper

  • pain, cramps and aching body

We will also look at how allowing optimum breathing patterns can enhance cognitive function, physical energy and a balanced awareness. You will learn both the practice and theory of protocols, which have reduced up to 80 per cent of symptoms in our private case study trials, the results of which can sometimes be instantaneous.

Let the Menopause be the Pause That Works For You. Finally, Something That Works, For every woman, everywhere.

In this short course, Ben Wolff and Ligia Cannon from the Breathing Institute  present this new and much anticipated livestreamed VIRTUAL course. You will learn how a new approach to the Breath, Physiology, Neuroscience, Chronobiology, and Clinical Hypnotherapy can alleviate up to 80 percent of the unwanted feelings, moods, brain fog, pains, and temperature fluctuations, uniquely.

The first and best way of managing hormones is to balance the systems of the body. The easiest way to do this is through the breath. Without noticing, our breath changes prior to the onset of the life change. To learn how to regulate, control and prevent the fluctuations in temperature and mood there is a way of breathing that allows women to have an altogether more pleasant and empowering way of navigating their life change. These  useful, rapidly effective and easy to learn breathing techniques are combined with important visualisations and clinical hypnotherapy to return balance and equilibrium to your physiological, psychological and emotional state.

This course will provide you with clinically proven, effective tools to help alleviate symptoms including but not limited to:

  • hot flashes and night sweats

  • temperature change and sleep disruption

  • mood disorders and anxiety

  • weight gain

  • memory and brain fog

  • anger, rage and temper

  • pain, cramps and aching body

We will also look at how allowing optimum breathing patterns can enhance cognitive function, physical energy and a balanced awareness. You will learn both the practice and theory of protocols, which have reduced up to 80 per cent of symptoms in our case study trials, the results of which can sometimes be instantaneous.

 

The course is suitable for anyone from the general public who has suffered enough and would like to learn simple tools to help support themselves or a loved one during this time. Researched in private clinical trials, this is a natural intervention and practice without any supplements or additional treatments. And only positive side-effects!

For anyone wishing to use these techniques to work with others in a professional capacity, we run a 30-hour training for teachers, therapists, life coaches and health care professionals.

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Yoga can significantly help ease the symptoms and general experience of women during this long period in their lives (5-12 years of symptoms, preceded by pre-Menopause effects, and followed by post-Menopause needs). But perhaps not in the ways you assume.

I believe Yoga teachers should be educated in how we can help, and how we may be hindering women at this time, as the way that they use their body needs to change to reduce the higher risks of diseases at this time.

“Niamh has a no frills attached teaching skill which is inclusive, respectful, honest and open, I loved every minute of this training, and feel it is something we should all be exposed to.” Christine Stewart, Yoga Teacher

This course will give you a deep knowledge and understanding of the many ways a woman can be affected by pre-, peri- and post-menopause. It will help you learn how much the way you teach her, and the practices you put at her disposal, can make a huge difference to the ease or struggle with which she navigates this intense time. It will teach you how to help women to live through the menopause transition fully embodied.

Beginning in our 40s, it’s likely that your students will start to feel frightening changes in their bodies long before they expect to. With this lack of awareness, and this disarming sensation, come a lot of fear. Your knowledge after this course could reach a woman before she descends into the potential anxiety, low mood and fear that can characterise this time.

The highest rate of suicide in women in Ireland and the UK is between the ages of 45-54. This may in part be due to menopausal symptoms, exacerbated by the researched fact that women feel marginalised, misunderstood, and not taken seriously by the people they look to for help. A radical lack of training about Menopause exists in the medical community. As her Yoga teacher, rightly or wrongly, your student looks to you for support and help.

“The content in the manual was excellent,  I feel much better equipped now on how to help a woman going through menopausal stages in her life. Clear, informative and factual, the clarity of the information you gave us was excellent.” Mary Conway, Yoga Teacher

This is a 40 hour training, 28 hours of which are online, interactive and  contact. It includes a high-quality 60 page manual to use as a resource through your years of teaching.

COURSE CONTENT

  • The biochemistry of the stages of menopause

  • The roles of our sex hormones

  • Symptoms

  • Health concerns

  • The changing needs of a woman’s body, particularly regarding exercise

  • The role of stress

  • The use of language

  • Trauma-sensitive teaching

  • Anatomy

  • What Yoga can do for the common, passing, and long-term effects of menopause (incl. the science of stretch, resistance bands, Restorative Yoga, the application of touch, meditation and more).

  • Vagal nerve

  • CBT and it’s proven effects

  • The role of pleasure

  • Nutrition (Guest speaker Petra Fulham, BSc, Nutritional Therapist)

In order to be receive the certificate you must be a Yoga teacher, or teacher trainee.*

However the course is open for the participation of anyone who works in women’s health, exercise or wellness.

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Three parts:

  • Attendance & participation

  • Teaching assessment

  • Written piece (2,000 words)

Homework will be in the form of classes in your inbox to be taken before and after the course, comprehension of manual and course content, research and composition of your written piece, and if necessary to complete your hours, sign up for Easing Menopause package, or join my Easing Menopause workshops.

Niamh Daly has been teaching since 2004, and teaching and researching Yoga for Menopause since 2015. She has taught hundreds of women in classes, workshops and 1:1 specifically with regard to their menopausal transition, and trained 100 teachers (and counting) who have taken this course.

“4 beautiful days filled with information, nourishment and inspiration. And superbly facilitated! I must admit I loved being in the comfort of my own space at home and still felt very connected to the whole group.” Rachel, Yoga Teacher

*Women in or approaching their menopausal years and with at least 2 years Yoga practice who would like to attend to support their own journey are also welcome, but the teaching certificate will only be granted to teachers, or to trainees (after they have graduated from their main TT).

This course takes place over 2 weekends, 10am-6pm Irish time, plus homework. Check your time zone here

This course is certified by Yoga Alliance Professionals

Please contact me with any queries

 

Cost €370-400

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As women this is something we will all go through, let’s build a community where we talk, share and nurture. If you’re not quite there yet, like me (I’m 43, not that age is exact when it comes to this or reasons why it starts) and would like a head start, I would love you to join #forewarnedisforearmed

The time is 10-11am for practice and I’d love to hold a space after for sharing till 11.30ish, depending on the group’s needs. If this date/Sundays do not work and there is a need for it, I will run this again on a weekday evening.

What can you expect? There will be pranayama practices (breath work) specific to reducing #nightsweats and #hotflushes, an asana (posture) based practice and finishing with #yoganidra a period of deep relaxation.

Do I need to have yoga experience? No, all are welcome. We won’t be doing any advanced, twisty, balancing on 1 finger yoga poses. Yoga can be purely breath work.

Please DM me for details and please send on to others who may benefit. I am passionate about building a supportive, honest, inclusive community

Chair Yoga is currently held online via Zoom on Wednesdays at 12pm