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Women’s Health Yoga Training

“Each individual woman’s body demands to be accepted on its own terms.” Gloria Steinem

Welcome to our 50-hour Women’s Health Yoga Training. This is a transformative continuing education experience crafted exclusively for yoga teachers and women seeking to prioritise their well-being through the integration of yoga and Ayurveda.

This training is divided into two programs:

Part 1: Menstrual Health & The Reproductive Years – 20 hours (15 hours presented in-person or live online over 2 days & 5 hours directed study).
Part 2: The Stages of Menopause – 30 hours (25 hours presented in-person or live online & 5 hours directed study)

Each program may be attended individually for CEU points accredited by Yoga Alliance and Yoga New Zealand, or attend both for Svastha Yoga Aotearoa Women’s Health Yoga Certification.

Throughout this training, you will gain a diverse set of skills, techniques, and innovative approaches that will serve as a valuable offering to your female students, as well as friends and family.

Invest in your personal growth and become part of our community of empowered women dedicated to self-care and well-being. Let’s unite in creating a ripple effect of positive change as we embrace the transformative power of self-care and share it with the world.

Why Yoga for Women?

Despite over 70% of yoga practitioners worldwide being women, many classes adopt a one-size-fits-all approach, catering to both men and women alike.

Yoga as a practice is about bringing mental stability and calm, and there is no question that this is equally important for men and women. However, it is essential to recognise that women experience notable physiological changes throughout their lives, each benefiting from a thoughtful approach.

Tailoring yoga practices to suit each stage of a woman’s life brings forth many benefits, and cultivates a powerful and positive impact on her health and overall well-being.

Two females sitting in a cross-legged yoga pose in nature

Discover how yoga can be tailored to meet the needs of female practitioners, embracing their feminine bodies, emotions, and psyches with sensitivity and kindness. In this program, we will delve into the application of yoga practices to provide support during various key life transitions, including the menstrual cycle, fertility and pre-conception, perimenopause, menopause, and beyond.

Drawing on the wisdom of yoga and Ayurveda, this comprehensive program will empower you with knowledge and skills to support yourself and your female students as they navigate life from menarche to menopause.

Part 1: Menstrual Health & The Reproductive Years

Part 2: The Stages of Menopause

Who are these courses for?

These courses are appropriate for yoga practitioners and yoga teachers alike.  The main prerequisite is that you are passionate about yoga and interested in deepening your understanding and practice of a feminine approach to yoga.

If you are already a yoga teacher, these courses offer an extended-learning opportunity to build on your personal and professional knowledge and help you expand on your offerings for your students in this increasingly popular, specialised area of yoga.

Barbara Coley

Barbara Coley is an experienced and skilled yoga teacher, educator, & certified yoga therapist. She is a passionate advocate for sound yoga practices that empower and promote well-being on all levels, particularly in the area of women’s health.

Barbara has been practising yoga since 1992 and teaching since 2007. She has deepened her understanding of yoga, and continues to do so, through extensive studies with A.G. Mohan and Indra Mohan of Svastha Yoga & Ayurveda. She has also studied online with a number of renowned international teachers specialising in various fields including Vina Shah, Jean Campbell, Jivana Heyman, Amber Karnes, Tom Myers, Marlysa Sullivan, Amy Wheeler, Dianne Bondy, Tiffany Cruickshank, Sally Parkes, and more.

Barbara began her studies in Yoga Therapy with Dr Ganesh Mohan in 2010 and has been a practicing Certified Yoga Therapist since 2016. She is certified with with the International Association of Yoga Therapists, Yoga Australia and Yoga New Zealand.

Barbara is grateful to be a personal student of A. G. Mohan & Indra Mohan and continues her studies and mentoring in yoga and yoga therapy with them and their son, Dr Ganesh Mohan. Barbara presents the Yoga for Svastha Yoga Teacher Training Program and the Svastha Yoga Therapy Training Program along with other Continuing Education programs in Aotearoa.

Barbara’s yoga qualifications include:

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