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Women’s Health Yoga Training – Part 1

Menstrual Health & The Reproductive Years

“In order to reclaim our full selves, to integrate each of these aspects through which we pass over the course of our lives, we must first learn to embrace them though our cycles.” Lucy H. Pearce

Welcome to our 20-hour Women’s Health Yoga training Part 1, covering menstrual health and the reproductive years.

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.

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.

I invite you to 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.

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

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 maintaining optimal menstrual health through the reproductive years.

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 through this sometimes challenging transition.

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.

During the program we will discuss:

Menstrual Health & the Reproductive Years:

  • the female reproductive system from a western and Ayurvedic perspective
  • supporting menstrual health through awareness, asana & pranayama
  • practising with the cycle – respecting the subtle changes in your body
  • practices to soothe menstrual cycle imbalances
  • practices to support fertility and those experiencing fertility challenges and treatment
  • considerations for the postnatal body
  • preparing for perimenopause and menopause

    Ayurveda and Women’s Health:

    • stages of life through the lens of Ayurveda
    • how Ayurveda can support and bring us back to balance
    • self care practices

    Nutrition and Women’s Health

    Yoga Psychology:

    • the connection between yoga psychology and a balanced, supportive lifestyle

    Who is this course for?

    This course is 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, this course offers 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.

    Certification

    On completion of this course and home study requirements, yoga teachers qualify for CEUs with Yoga Alliance and Yoga New Zealand.

    On completion of both parts of the Women’s Health Yoga training, yoga teachers will receive certification in Women’s Health Yoga from Svastha Yoga Aotearoa.

    Dates & location

    This program is being held either in-person in Auckland or live online

    Dates:

    Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th July, 2024:
    8.00am – 3.30pm

    Fees

    $375.00 (includes $75 non-refundable deposit payable on registration)

    Cost includes:

    • 15 hours live study either in person or online
    • 5 hours direct study / assignment
    • Full training manual
    • Access to private Facebook group
    • Personal one-to-one with Barbara on request (online)
    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.

    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, 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 in Aotearoa.

    Barbara’s yoga qualifications include:

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