The UK's first Menopause Yoga training launches in November at Newson Health

Published: 5th September 2019

The Menopause Yoga & Wellbeing© (MY) teacher training has been developed by senior teacher Petra Coveney who is also a member of the British Menopause Society. Petra runs MY workshops and classes in London and here at Newson Health, which have received outstanding feedback.

In addition to specially adapted yoga, breathing and meditation exercises that can help reduce some of the symptoms of menopause, Petra’s workshops also include British Menopause Society medical information about HRT, guidelines on nutrition and supplements, and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy techniques that have been effective in clinical trials, according to Women’s Health Concern.

Petra says: “I’m delighted to be launching this course at Dr Newson’s centre because it conveys the message that medical expertise and holistic care can work hand in hand to support women going through menopause. I developed the training to meet the demand from women and teachers who tell me they want Menopause Yoga classes where they live.” The course is accredited by the two main governing bodies – the British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance – and will certify qualified yoga teachers to lead workshops and classes across the country.

Dr Newson, who practices yoga regularly, says: “Petra is a really experienced yoga teacher who has  a superb knowledge of the menopause and I am really excited that she will be running this first MY course in my menopause and wellbeing centre. Menopause care should be holistic and many perimenopausal and menopausal women really benefit from incorporating yoga into their lives.”

The course is for qualified yoga instructors and will run from 13th-15th November at Newson Health Menopause and Wellbeing Centre.

Newson Health Menopause and Wellbeing Centre was founded by leading menopause specialist and GP, Dr Louise Newson, and officially opened in September 2018 by Liz Earle MBE. Created to help women receive the most appropriate, individualised treatment for their perimenopause and menopause, it has quickly become a centre of excellence, providing care to women of all ages, as well as running educational events for primary care clinicians.

Dr Newson is also the founder of the Menopause Doctor website, a free resource since 2017, providing the latest unbiased, evidence based information about the menopause and perimenopause for women as well as the most recent national and international menopause articles and guidelines for healthcare professionals. The website has been adopted by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) as an official educational library aimed at patients and healthcare professionals wishing to learn more about the menopause.

Newson Health Research and Education is a not-for-profit organisation founded by Dr Newson, from which all profits gained from the organisation's activities, such as event sponsorship, delegate fees and speaker's fees, are invested back into the business.