YOGA and the 36 Menopause Symptoms
A uniquely curated one-of-a-kind 50 hour Menopause Teachers' Training Course, including
Mat, Chair, Wall & Partner Yoga
Plus a One-On-One Mentoring Session
My vision held for this course is to offer an intimate and safely-held space in which women can find support, acknowledgement and an honouring of their own menopause journey whilst helping others on their paths. A strong sense of community is a precious gift to offer each other during this time of change.
I used to think the menopause was simply the time ‘when your period stopped’ and that was that! When my menopause journey began, I quickly realised that it is SO, SO, MUCH MORE than that!
I was oblivious on how the menopause impacts not only on the physical and psychological body, but on one’s spirituality too. How certain symptoms show-up as a reflection of trauma that one has experienced during earlier years of life. I never gave it much thought, as despite being the fifth daughter in my family, it was not a topic of conversation we had ever had or in fact, with my circle of friends, until I started experiencing the symptoms. I had very little knowledge about ALL the different stages of a Woman’s Life. Menopause especially, is such a taboo subject in most societies - always shush-shushed. But it seemed to me that so many women I knew, beyond my circle of friends, were trying to get through their menopause alone and silently enduring the very many challenging issues it presented to their health and mental well-being.
After years of extensive research I decided to bring my expertise as a professional yoga and spiritual teacher and everything I had learnt about the menopause together and I wrote the ‘Yoga and the 36 Menopause Symptoms’ Teachers’ Training Manual and my course was born!
The course is designed to encourage YOU to be brave and embark on joining the conversation to take control of your body and mind during the vital changes you undergo during menopause. Take the courage to challenge the stigma and change the narrative by embracing, educating and empowering yourself to support your students on this sacredly natural and important phase of a woman’s life.
As you begin to learn about and explore the many symptoms, we will collectively unpack and understand each one at a time. Drawing upon my extensive knowledge about yoga and spiritual practice I will be able to support and reassure you with practical and effective strategies that soften their impact and allow the menopause to become a deeper, spiritual and more peaceful journey rather than something to be silently endured. Let me guide you as I share my wisdom and knowledge.
Empowering Our Students
Our menopause journey, hormones fluctuate, leading to varying symptoms. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution, whether it's medication, diet, or yoga. That's why we offer a unique blend of Menopause Chair Yoga, Wall Yoga, Partner Yoga alongside our traditional Menopause Mat Yoga approach. At Triple Goddess Yoga, our goal is to provide our graduates with a wide and diverse range of yoga practices, ensuring they can effectively meet the unique needs of menopausal women in their classes.
As an exclusive incentive for our graduates, included in your course, you'll receive a 30-minute One-On-One Mentoring session via Zoom. During this personalised chat, you can delve into any subject covered in our course or gain insights on transitioning into the menopause teaching field. SueYen will provide you with direct guidance on navigating your new qualification and offer her unwavering support to assist you in every possible way. Women Supporting Women.
Menopause Chair Yoga
An effectively modified and adapted practice that menopausal women can engage and participate in even on ‘off’ days to get active and reap the same benefits and rewards as a traditional mat practice -
all possible while using the ultimate prop: a CHAIR!
‘Menopause Chair Yoga includes EVERYONE, EVERYDAY’
As the menopause symptoms take a firm grip on the body, there will be days when you and your yoga students don't feel inspired to roll out the mat, which can result in NO exercise at all. But do not despair! That’s where the chair comes in… Take a Seat! Sit back… you may be surprised to learn and experience how effective sitting on your behind can be!
Menopause Chair Yoga can be a game-changer! With this practice we can engage in yoga without putting stress on our joints from the repetitive up-and-down of a traditional mat yoga class. Menopause Chair Yoga provides a fantastic opportunity to you and your students to maintain a daily exercise regime, whether you’re feeling tired, dealing with injuries, short on time (such as with office chair yoga), or travelling!
Here at Triple Goddess Yoga, our love for Menopause Chair Yoga runs deep. We have developed Chair Yoga in such an effective way that it has become more than just a fallback option for days when we're too tired to roll out our mats (although that can still be the case some days!). It has evolved into a conscious choice based on how we're feeling. We now have the option to choose between a traditional mat yoga practice or a specialised Menopause Chair Yoga class, as they both offer unique experiences and benefits to help with menopause symptoms.
Similar to the various styles of asana practices such as Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, and Restorative Yoga, Menopause Chair Yoga offers us the opportunity to approach it with a similar mindset. We have the freedom to choose between a gentle and gradual stretching session to promote movement in the body or a dynamic and deeply stretching flow, allowing us to customise our teaching for our students according to their symptoms, moods and energy levels.
YOGA and the 36 Menopause Symptoms Yoga is a FRESH and enjoyable approach to support daily exercising as a lifestyle hack!
Our curated course also includes: Wall Yoga...
Wall Yoga accounts for approximately 10% of the course content, making it an integral part of our training. It is an under used yet fantastic yoga prop that we have developed into a deep-stretch companion. During our live studio days for teacher training, we will fully experience the practice of using the Wall. The Wall serves as a personal assistant in each pose, allowing us to go deeper and deeper into our practice.
Utilising the Wall in our practice is comparable to having individual support for each pose, enabling us to achieve a greater depth. This highly effective prop encourages deep stretching of the fascia and promotes the release of tight, impacted muscles. Wall Yoga is taught in a slow-paced Yin-Restorative style, specifically tailored for Menopause Yoga, ensuring a soothing and rejuvenating experience.
And then we have…
Partner Yoga, often considered the world's finest yoga prop! Partner Yoga holds a significant place in our course content, accounting for approximately 10%. It offers a unique opportunity to nourish the body and cultivate a deep soul connection. The power of being truly ‘seen’ is infused back into our soul and spirit, providing support for symptoms such as loss of confidence, loss of libido, and depression. (It’s important to note that all Partner Yoga practices are PG-rated, with no nudity or sexual contact involved!).
Partner Yoga is about empowerment, embracing the essence of ‘self’ and being seen and valued just as you are. This practice fosters a sense of connection and trust between partners, enhancing overall well-being and improving self esteem. The beauty of Partner Yoga lies in its transferability from teacher to partner, allowing students to incorporate these practices into their home routine. These fun and effective partner exercises also serve as a solid foundation for one-on-one teaching and can be a great theme for menopause-focused workshops and classes.
Join us for this UNIQUE teachers' training course to give you and your students a FRESH and different way of managing those pesky menopause symptoms!
Our training is primarily an active-based Teachers' Training course. Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to experience the various practices on a daily basis. Together, we will delve into the intricacies of the practice, enabling you to deepen your knowledge and gain confidence in delivering Menopause classes.
As part of the assessment process, your contribution will be evaluated. This includes your active participation in class discussions, sharing insights and engaging with the material. Your teaching abilities will also be assessed throughout, allowing you to showcase your skills in guiding others through various menopause yoga practices.
There will be homework assignments to further enhance your learning and understanding of the course material. You will receive personal and detailed feedback on your assignments, providing valuable insights and guidance for your growth. By actively participating, demonstrating your teaching capabilities, and completing assigned work, you will have the opportunity to refine your skills and expand your confidence as a menopause yoga teacher.
To obtain full qualification to teach YOGA and the 36 Menopause Symptoms, you will be required to teach segments of the content covered throughout the training (we will practice with a buddy). This challenge may push you out of your comfort zone. However, it is often at these times that we experience the most growth in life. And during menopause, this is precisely what we need: to embrace growth and empowerment.
Menopause is a time when we should not fade into the background or be overlooked. Instead, we want to stand tall and proud and be seen and heard as the exceptional women we are. Our training aims to provide you with unprecedented confidence, ensuring that you can go on to teach in your community without any doubt or hesitation.
By successfully completing the teachers’ training course and embracing the challenge, you will walk away from our training equipped with the necessary skills and unwavering confidence to make a positive impact and empower others through the recognition as a leader in Menopause Yoga practices.
Upon completing the 50-hour Teachers' Training Course, attendees will gain an overview of the following:
• Selection and Sequencing: Gain in-depth knowledge on how to choose and combine different styles of Traditional Mat, Chair, Wall, and Partner Yoga to create unique Menopause Yoga classes that are inclusive for EVERYONE.
• Personalised Classes: Develop in-depth knowledge and confidence in designing various menopause classes tailored to meet the specific needs of your one-on-one private clients. Understand how to address individual concerns and provide effective support.
• Effective Teaching Skills: Acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to teach Yoga and the 36 Menopause Symptoms effectively and confidently.
• Shifting the Narrative: Be part of the movement to change the internal narrative and external understanding of the menopause phase of life. Embrace the opportunity to embark on a spiritual journey and empowerment, promoting self awareness, reflection, and introspection.
By the end of the training, you will be equipped with the tools, knowledge, and confidence to create impactful Menopause Yoga classes, provide personalised support to your clients, and contribute to transforming the perception and experience of menopause.
This course is for yoga teachers who already hold a minimum of a 200 hour Yoga certificate. Upon completion of the ‘Yoga and the 36 Menopause Symptoms’ Teachers’ Training Course you will be qualified to teach menopause specific yoga classes. The course is also open to anyone with a keen interest in knowing more about the menopause stage of life and how the practice of integrated yoga can support, soothe and benefit women as a lifestyle guide.
On the completion of YOGA and the 36 Menopause Symptoms 50 hours further training, with a 100% attendance and a minimum of 70% pass mark, you will be awarded 50 hours of CPD credits from Yoga Alliance and Yoga Alliance Professionals.
What the ‘YOGA and the 36 Menopause Symptoms’ is and is not!
This course is very much an experiential course, we will spend two days on zoom and two days ‘live’ in the yoga studio together, working on our new approach to women’s wellness and menopause. This includes the use of relevant language and definitions, how to choose poses and modify postures, guided and detailed breathing and meditation practices for menopause symptoms. You will gain invaluable skills by teaching small groups in order to gain confidence as well as demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the 36 menopause symptoms and how yoga can be incorporated to ease and alleviate symptoms. These two days will go towards your overall assessment and pass mark to becoming a Yoga for Menopause Certified Teacher.
Our studio days will challenge you and move you out of your comfort zone to become the BEST VERSION of the most AMAZING, CONFIDENT WOMAN, YOGA TEACHER, girlfriend, sister, wife, mother, grandmother… you are!
This course is not written to gain knowledge on Hormone Replacement Therapy or pharmaceuticals or holistic oral medications. I am not qualified to be sharing information on these subjects other than anecdotal. However, I will signpost you to the professionals who are. This course will not be taught or drawn from any tradition of holistic therapies such as Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qigong etc other than the various YOGA traditions!
Timetable and Assignments for 50 hours Teachers' Training Course
Following our four day immersion sessions which will comprise of two zoom - online days and two live studio days, you will have an additional two weeks to submit your final assignments. A completion date will be set at the beginning of your course. Our zoom - online schedule and studio timings are set out in the timetable, the four days amount to 16 zoom - online hours and 16 studio hours In total 32 hours. The remaining 18 hours are for reading specified chapters of the manual, course work assignments and final exam. The final exam will comprise of set questions and a class plan woven into a 3 hour workshop to be completed and submitted no later than two weeks after the end of the course. This will be marked with individual personal feedback. The feedback comprises of three - four pages and divided into segments: Including your participation on the course, your individual teaching abilities, your homework content and suggestions of how you can go forth with the knowledge from the course.
Dates, Times & Investment
Triple Goddess Yoga courses are kept small with the intention of giving each and every student assistance for full comprehensive understanding of the course content and the personal intimate space needed to unpack this delicate stage of life.
We can explore a payment plan tailored to your budget or financial situation.
New Year Course 2024
20, 21 January - Online - Zoom 9-6pm
27, 28 January - Studio-In-Person 9-6pm
(Light Centre - Monument - London)
Our manual took over a year to compile...
This is the reason why!
Spring Course 2024
16, 17 March - Online - Zoom 9-6pm
23 & 24 March - Studio-In-Person 9-6pm
(Light Centre - Monument - London)
Certificate of Completion:
To complete the course 100% attendance is required with a minimum of a 70% pass mark. Good luck!
Our course is accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals (UK) and Yoga Alliance (USA)
You will be qualified to teach group classes for:
Menopause Mat Yoga
Menopause Chair Yoga
Menopause Wall Yoga
Menopause Partner Yoga
You will be able to:
Create a One-On-One Private session tailored to your clients specific needs.
Hold Women's Circle for themed Menopause Yoga classes.
And, last but not least, from our One-on-One mentoring session, you will have a plan on how to make your mark and take your business to the next level within your community.
Introduction Part 2
10 Meditations. 10 Breathing Exercises. AND, 10 FULL Menopause Yoga Classes!
Over the four days, each day we go over a different style and structure of how to present and hold safe space for Women's Circle.
Do we learn from generic praise or personal constructive feedback?
We are the Menopause Yogis!
Teaching Menopause Yoga based on
Tradition Schools of Yoga!