Yoga for Perimenopause, Menopause and Beyond

Aug 16, 2019 | Women | 0 comments

Yoga for menopause - yoga for perimenopause, menopause and beyond

From dilemma to opportunity

Perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause are life transitions that for many women are considered dilemmas.

For example, I scrolled through Pinterest looking for an image. In the same way that it’s hard to find a positive 70-year old birthday card, it’s nearly impossible to find an optimistic spin on menopause.

Yet, isn’t menopause just a natural part of a woman biology? Albeit one that comes with some difficult symptoms.

I’m well past menopause, at least 20 years. But I can truly say that these have been my best years– creative and productive ones. In my 50’s, I got married, sold a yoga business, wrote a book, started up another yoga school, and trained many yoga teachers.

What helped me was making a conscious decision not to accept our society’s negative conditioning regarding menopause. I decided to open up to the experience rather than resist it.

I invented a big gesture to help illustrate to my women friends and myself that we could celebrate this stage. I created a kind of ceremony–a menopause party. I needed to do something positive to make an impact against the tide of common thinking that said ‘menopause is a nightmare.’ This was my way of shaping The Change.’ Not only that, it was a launching pad into the decade of my 50’s, and even beyond.

The Change is a challenge to begin anew, a letting go, renouncing, moving on

To find an unpredicted life not shaped. – Anon. (The Wise Woman)

A collaboration with Ana and Eve

If you are interested in making the most of your experience of perimenopause, menopause or post-menopause, I have a happy announcement. Ana Davis, author, yoga teacher and trainer, and I will be leading a workshop called ‘Yoga for Conscious Menopause and Beyond” at the Wisdom Space in Byron Bay October 27th.  I’d love for you to join us. To register, visit Or, if you know anyone who would enjoy and benefit from our day-long workshop, please pass this information on.

What are we planning for participants? A day of learning, sharing, practice, powerful insights, and intention setting. An opportunity to move from seeing menopause as a dilemma into embracing the ‘wise woman’ stage of life, feeling supported and empowered.

A poster for a workshop with ana davis and eve grzybowski on the topic of menopause.



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