Understanding Menopause For Yoga Teachers & Therapists

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Understanding Menopause for Yoga Teachers & Therapists

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Dates: Wed 14 Oct

Time: 1.00-4.00pm

Venue: Online via Zoom

Cost: £45.00

Watch Interview - Julia Davis interviews Kate Codrington About Menopause and Yoga


Course Outline:

If you are interested in serving your mid-life and menopausal students by giving them classes that allow them to manage their symptoms and to open to the healing possibilities of perimenopause and menopause, then this workshop is for you.
The trouble is, there’s no ‘one-size fits all’.
There is a huge variety of menopause experience; psychological and physical symptoms, age-range, length, duration,  severity of symptoms and even the experience of the same symptoms can all be very different.
So how can you understand what to offer menopause people to nourish their physical and emotional well-being? By feeling for yourself the power of the transformation within your own body.
Kate holds the radical view that menopause can be a transformative experience full of healing and growth, leading to a burst of creativity and new life in postmenopause, or Second Spring. Most of what causes pain in women’s lives at this challenging time is due to stress, fear and misogyny so creating even the possibility of a positive vibe can dramatically change peoples’ experience. 
A three-act menopause workshop

Act one: Sharing the phases of menopause, how they impact the body and the healing possibilities that menopause offers.

Act two: A Medicine Circle where you will be lead in a safely held embodied visualisation that will give you the experience of passing through perimenopause and menopause and into the Second Spring of postmenopause.

Act three: By sharing our experiences of the Medicine Circle we can start to think about and explore which practices, suggestions and interventions might be helpful for your students.

Who is this workshop for? Yoga teachers and students of all colours, genders and orientations who are interested in welcoming and nourishing menopausal people in their classes and workshops.

“I am so glad that I joined. The tools and material you provided are highly supportive. I had a great time and your support was really nourishing.”
“A beautiful day which leaves you feeling nurtured, inspired and connected” 
Kate Codrington

About the facilitator:

Kate is a menstrual and menopause mentor, a writer and facilitator and has been a therapist for more than 25 years. She has featured in Time Out, The Evening Standard, the London Metro and written for wellbeing publications including Well Doing, Juno Magazine, Counsellors Cafe, Mind Body Green, Rebelle Society and Massage Magazine.  
She studied Biodynamic Psychotherapy with Gerda Boyesen, working both in private practice and with women affected by HIV and AIDS. She is also trained in Body Psychotherapy, Pregnancy Massage with Shiatsu, Abdominal-Sacral massage and Fertility Massage and is a member of the ABMT (Association of  Biodynamic Massage Therapists).
More recently she has trained in Womb Yoga with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, in Menstruality with Red School. Kate was the first person in the world to graduate as a Medicine Circle facilitator and is one of the most experienced practitioners of the method. Now, in partnership with Leora , she runs Woman Kind retreats, facilitating virtual and real-life retreats for groups of menstruating and menopausal women and therapists to build more kindness into their lives. 
She’s a long-time yoga student currently enjoying Scaravelli inspired classes with teachers including Catherine Annis and John Stirk.
Her mission is to change the way we regard menopause and show how we can relax into our own, inner authority through our cyclical nature and menopause process. https://www.katecodrington.co.uk/kate-codrington-about/