Menopause yoga

Menopause is a time to pause. Rest is paramount, as you go through the transition space and time is needed.


The importance and magic of pausing enables you to truly feel and listen for what YOU need to do. Starting with 5 minutes a day of pause can make a huge difference and impact through this transition of Menopause.

What is menopause?

Menopause medical term is when there has been 12-month cessation of a woman’s menstrual period which indicate the end of her fertility.


Stages of menopause – what and when it happens

  • Premenopause: the time in your life before any symptoms occur

  • Perimenopause: the period leading up to your menopause, when hormone production, including oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone decrease and you may start to experience symptoms

  • Menopause: when you haven’t had a period of 12 months

  • Postmenopause: the time in your life after your menopause, also known as the Second Spring, the time of the Wise Woman – occurs when you have let go, an empowering moment, living in your truth


Menopause symptoms

  • Hot flushes

  • Night sweats

  • Mood changes

  • Tiredness and insomnia

  • Brain fog and poor concentration

  • Joint pains

  • Weight gain

  • Reduced sex drive, vaginal dryness

  • Skin, hair and nail changes

  • Osteoporosis, particularly post menopause


There are over 30 different symptoms, above are just a few.

About Menopause Yoga and how it helps - created by Petra Coveney,

Having completed my Menopause yoga teacher training with Petra Coveney I am now offering this specialised yoga in weekly classes, short courses and half-day workshops.


I will teach a Menopause yoga practice with breathing techniques and mindful meditation exercises to help manage the main symptoms such as hot flushes, anxiety, irritability, insomnia, fatigue, lack of focus and low mood. The sequences are tailored to manage menopausal symptoms and make the transition in a healthy, nurturing, positive way.


Menopause yoga is based on the Ayurvedic principle dosha type:

  • Vata (air and space), a slow flow, grounding calm practice

  • Pitta (fire and water), a cooling and calming practice

  • Kapha (earth and water), an uplifting and energising practice

Details of classes, short courses and workshops are available under

the 'Classes' and / 'Event's' section.


Book reference: Menopause, Dr Louise Newson