Are you experiencing Menopausal symptoms? The average age for women to experience menopause is around 51 but changes can occur much earlier in a period called the peri- menopause.
Women can also go through early menopause for a number of other medical reasons.
During Peri-menopause (the period before your actual periods stop ) and Menopause, hormonal fluctuations occur.
These fluctuations can trigger many changes throughout our physical, emotional and spiritual bodies.
Menopause seems to have been one of the last taboos until recently where women have silently endured the many hormonal, physical and psychological changes that can occur during this transitional period of our lives without support or information to guide them through.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou
Each woman is different and although some women report sailing through this period for many it can be a very stormy and challenging transition. This can depend on many different factors such as age, family history, medical history and whether menopause has been induced by cancer treatments or surgical procedures.
There is no 'one for all' approach when it comes to managing the symptoms of menopause.
Menopause itself is not a illness, but is a transition period into the next chapter of life and symptoms can often be managed. By being well informed, talking and sharing our experiences we can navigate a path that works best for our own personal well being.
There are a vast array of symptoms that can manifest during menopause such as:
anxiety & depression
Low self esteem
erratic & missed periods
insomnia, night sweats
joint pain, breast pain
low energy & fatigue
pelvic floor & vaginal changes
and many more which we will discuss
These changes can often have a dramatic impact on our lives.
Many women, though once through the other side experience the post-menopause period as wonderfully liberating and find renewed energy, vitality and confidence in this new chapter of life.
By using the metaphor of the caterpillar to butterfly, emerging from this cocoon is always going to be challenging and transformative.
Yoga and Meditation has proved to be a excellent tool in helping to deal with the related symptoms during this transition. Helping to relieve stress and anxiety, enhancing our wellness by moving our bodies, finding space within in a mindful, gentle and heartfelt way.
This workshop is designed to give you a informed introduction to menopause and the many changes that can occur. It will empower you and signpost you to help you find the information for your own journey through the menopausal transition. It will include nurturing and gentle yoga postures suitable for anybody even those with no previous yoga experience which you will be able to integrate into your daily life.
Our focus will be towards gratitude and love for ourselves and our bodies.
We will conclude the afternoon with tea and healthy homemade treats. We will have a opportunity to share our experiences in a safe and nurturing space with other women at the same stage of life.
I really hope you decide to join us on this beautiful nourishing and informative afternoon.
if you have any questions regarding the workshop or your yoga practice please do not hesitate to give me a call.
"I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop, meeting ladies akin to myself and sharing our journey/stories/experiences and realising that you are not alone or going insane was so uplifting and inspiring. Your kindness, knowledge, sharing and support throughout the session blew me away. I particularly took 'changing woman' away with me and it has helped immensely...I will be coming out the other side a 'new empowered me'
I have been researching trying to make sense of whats going on with me for 4 years (last 2 in particular ) Your absolutely right when you say its finding our own pieces of the puzzle to complete our own pictures and that our experiences may often not be the samosa others . I just feel relieved and able to move forward. Thank you so much for making it such a enjoyable and knowledgeable afternoon."
TRISH - Feb 2020
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EMPOWER YOURSELF WITH THIS INFORMATIVE WORKSHOP INCLUDING YOGA, BREATHING PRACTICES, MEDITATION, RELAXATION, YOGA NIDRA, & PDF INFORMATION WORKSHEET & HOME SLEEP YOGA PRACTICE
This is a 2 hour long Workshop which looks at how yoga, breath work and mindfulness meditation can help you to manage your stress & anxiety
When we are anxious and stressed, we can suffer and become disconnected from ourselves. Anxiety is a common mental health issue.
Yoga works to calm the nervous system, increases awareness physically, mentally and emotionally, lowers stress, reduces muscle tension and enhances attention and concentration.
This workshop will teach you ways to use your body and breath to shift your emotional state. We will practice and learn techniques to discover more peace and ease.
Simple centering practices
Identifying and monitoring feelings
Slow, mindful movement to discharge tension
Relaxation inducing restorative postures
Pranayama (breath work) to quiet the mind
Guided relaxation and meditation
Supporting information workbooks (by email) will be provided and questions will be welcomed.
or 2 passport credits
Participant numbers are limited to 8 per online workshop to allow for discussion and uninterrupted interaction
Do you want to improve your balance, find your connection with your core and learn breathing techniques to help you relax and balance mind as well as body?
I have devised this workshop for improving all round balance using a simple yoga sequence with pranayama followed by restorative yoga to strengthen and relax leading to all round health and wellbeing.
Why Developing Balance is Important. It helps us to
Held in the beautiful ambient Holy Trinity Church. I welcome you to a evening of balance exploration through postures and breath, sharing of anatomy knowledge followed by a beautiful nourishing relaxation with bolsters, pillows,blankets and essential oils to soothe and balance the mind as well as the body.
I will also be offering herbal teas & raw chocolate treats and a chance to share your experiences afterwards.
Early Bird Offer £22
If booked and paid by 4th March 2020