Menopause! The big, loaded word full of mystery, and up until recently, was not discussed openly.
In February 2022, I completed a Yoga Teacher Training Course for 'The Stages of Menopause' with Niamh Daly in Greystones, Ireland.
Did you know there are more than one stage of menopause?
Yes, it was news to me too! Menopause lasts only one day, it is the day you have not had your period for 12 months (over 50) and 24 months (under 50).
20% of women will experience very few and mild symptoms, 60% of women will experience a moderate amount of symptoms to a moderate degree and 20% of women will experience symptoms with life-altering severity.
This is for you. For ALL women.
Whether you are in Late Reproductive Stage, Perimenopause or Post Menopause you are welcome.
When does it typically begin?
Our hormonal landscape begins to change in our late 30s or early 40s. Peri menopause can last between 2 - 14 years, averaging at 7.5 years. Post menopause usually mirrors perimenopause duration.
Everyone is welcome
"I don't want any woman to go through, what I went through, alone."
I have personal experience with Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (premature perimenopause), which started after the birth of my son, when I was 36 years old. I was only officially 'diagnosed' at 39, in November 2021, after I had suffered severe symptoms for 3 years, and already developed osteopenia of the spine.
For the majority of my perimenopause, I didn't know I was in it due to lack of information.
Did you know 1% of women will enter perimenopause before the age of 40?
This can be a worrying and often lonely time, as they may not know what is happening, as their friends are not yet experiencing any symptoms.
These 4-6 week workshops will be a friendly, informative, safe space for sharing and learning in confidence. You will be informed on how to help recognise symptoms, and methods on how to help manage them with yoga, self-care, nourishment and rest, in a safe, caring environment.
Menopause Workshops: Coming Soon
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