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Managing Menopause: A Yoga Therapy Program

Location: Managing Menopause: A Yoga Therapy Program

From: February 1, 2014 at 9:00am to: 12:00pm



 REGISTER Take control and manage your menopause symptoms on your terms.

Saturday February 1, 2014 | 9am-12pm

This class was originally scheduled for November 2, but has been rescheduled.

with Genevieve Yellin, ERYT, PYT

Menopause is more often than not a challenging stage in a woman’s life.  The milestone that is commonly called the “change of life” often carries a negative connotation which is constantly reinforced in our mass-media culture.  The fluctuation of hormones may create disharmony in the body, mind and spirit.  Physical symptoms seem to appear out of nowhere and the emotional upheaval that ensues may leave us anxious, depressed, angry, or feeling helpless.  Our spirit may deplete and a sense of disconnect leaves us with the perception of being alone and lost. 

This Yoga Therapy workshop shows participants the path of self-healing, an innate quality we all possess. Whether your challenges are physical, emotional and/or spiritual, we teach you techniques that draw from the beautiful ancient tradition of Yoga as well as modern medical and scientific knowledge, that bring you back into balance, reduce anxiety, increase stress resistance and improve sleep quality and mood.   The practices we teach address the following common symptoms that accompany peri-menopause, menopause, and post-menopause:  

•           Hot flashes
•           Night sweats
•           Sleep problems
•           Mood change
•           Anxiety/Panic
•           Headaches
•           Memory & concentration problems
•           Weight gain and slowed metabolism
•           Thinning, dry hair and dry skin
•           Urinary incontinence
•           Feeling of disconnect


~A booklet (Your Guide to Managing Menopause: Sundara Yoga Therapy Program-supports material covered in class

~Sequence cards to aid in developing a daily home practice as part of a six week plan outline

~A cd of a guided meditation to practice in the privacy of your own home

~healthy Ayurvedic snacks


~ Yoga Practice, all levels, no experience necessary (Includes asana, pranayama & meditation)

~Presentation/Lecture covering topics relevant to the protocol, aimed at educating participants (knowledge is power!)

~Experiential lecture and complementary therapies introduced (e.g. Ayurveda, aromatherapy, etc)

~Yoga Nidra/guided meditation with Acupuncture (acupuncture is optional)

Please bring a notebook and your own mat if you own one, if not we have extra mats.

Genevieve Yellin discovered Yoga 25+ years ago and has not looked back.  Her professional background is biochemical research in the University system before transitioning to Yoga Therapy full-time in 2007.  She has completed the highest levels of certification for both the Yoga Alliance (ERYT500) and the International Association of Yoga Therapists (PYT1000), logging more than 3000hours of training in the US and India.  She has taught over 6500hrs and is the creator of many specialty Yoga Therapy programs that are offered in hospitals, wellness centers and yoga studios throughout the US.  Genevieve’s busy Yoga Therapy practice is her heart’s work, and showing others the path of Yoga for self-healing is her passion.  Genevieve is the founder of Sundara Yoga Therapy in Austin, Texas, the Director of Integrative Yoga Therapy’s 200hr Teacher Training Program, faculty member of Integrative Yoga Therapy’s Professional Yoga Therapist 500 & 1000hr certification programs, and Founder/Director of Sundara’s Overcoming Anxiety Clinics.