Easeful Menopause - Monthly Mini Retreats
New dates for 2021: Sleep well 27th February; Managing change 27th March
Come and learn how yoga can help you to navigate the menopause with confidence.
The approach of the menopause marks a transition in every woman's life. In modern society this is often made more challenging by looking after children and elderly parents combined with continuing work commitments. My workshops aim to give you the tools to help you manage this transition with more ease and grace.
"Menopause can be a disconcerting experience. Just when you think you have your act together, manage your thoughts, feelings and emotions with more ease... just when you have finally reached a comfortable level of poise and self confidence, menopause causes you to sit up and take nothing for granted. "
- Janine O'Leary Cobb
Monthly Mini Retreats
Each month will cover a different aspect of the menopause. You will learn a blend of therapeutic movements, breathing techniques, meditation and deep relaxation relevant to each monthly theme. You will leave the mini retreat feeling rested, nurtured and empowered to manage your menopause in your own way.
The mini retreats will run on the last Saturday of the month from 1.30 pm - 4.00 pm. For January, February and March the mini retreats will all be online via Zoom. All you need is a quiet place in your home, a yoga mat, and blocks, cushions and blankets to create your own retreat space.
February: SLEEP WELL
How to get to sleep, how to stay asleep and how to wake up refreshed. I will share with you a special yoga sleep sequence, breathing techniques to help to settle you back to sleep and a deep relaxation. You will leave the mini retreat feeling rested and with a toolkit of techniques to promote good sleep.
March: MANAGING CHANGE
Menopause is a time of great physical and emotional change and can elicit feelings of overwhelm and uncertainty. This session will be focus around how you can embrace the changes of both the menopause and any personal changes you may face with confidence so that you can move forwards with self assurance.
Who is it suitable for?
These workshops are perfect for:
- women experiencing menopause who would like to learn holistic strategies to manage their symptoms
- women approaching menopause who would like to find out how they can support this transition
- women of menopausal age who would like time out from their daily routine to nurture and support their own wellbeing
What to expect
The idea of running this mini retreat was to give you space away from the business of your daily lives where you have the opportunity to learn, explore and find out what the menopause means to you. It will be a time where you can feel nurtured and relaxed and be receptive to your inner wisdom.
The first part of the afternoon will focus on therapeutic movement to support each session theme. There will then be a short tea break. After this the focus will move towards stillness with the attention on breathwork, meditation and deep relaxation and understanding the role that these play in your health at this time.
You will leave with a toolkit of practical techniques to take home with you and incorporate into your daily life. There will also be a resource pack and videos to support you in this.
These sessions are run by a registered yoga therapist and a qualified Menopause Yoga teacher.