Yoga Classes in Plymouth
Yoga for Menopause – 7.30-9pm at Space to Move
2 Charles Darwin Road, Mount Wise, Plymouth. PL1 4GU (parking available)
An accessible yoga class for women in any stage of the Menopause.
This class is specifically designed to address the variety of physical, mental and emotional changes that we can experience as our hormones fluctuate. We practice Hatha, Vinyasa and Restorative yoga as well as breathing and meditation techniques to strengthen, relax, restore and empower. Most importantly it’s a chance to come together with like-minded women in a supportive space to share your experience.
For this yoga class you need to be comfortable on your hands and knees and getting up and down from the floor.
You can find more information about what we do in our yoga class and why here.
If you have any queries about whether the class is suitable for you, please use the form below.
Hi! I’m Pia. I originally qualified as an Osteopath and now work as a massage therapist and yoga teacher.
I started going to yoga in my early 30’s. I had no clue what was going on half the time but I knew that it felt good, and it was fun for me in a way that organised sport or the gym had never been.
When my yoga teacher moved away I forgot all about yoga for quite a while. Then when I came back to it a decade later it felt much more accessible. There were many more classes to choose from and a wealth of information on the internet. I became intrigued! There were so many yoga styles…which was ‘the right’ one? What was correct alignment? I flirted with Bikram and Ashtanga, Kundalini and Rocket, Restorative and Yin. In the end I fell in love with Vinyasa Flow and did my yoga teacher training at the glorious Suryalila in Spain with FLY.
It was a wonderful course but even so I came away with more questions than I had answers. I realise now that I was naïve to imagine that there was any ‘right’ way to do yoga. The beauty of yoga is that the ‘right’ yoga for you is what you need in that moment, and a skilled teacher can help you find that.
I spent several years after my YTT exploring my own practice. I studied Ashtanga with Chris Croft in Exeter, ‘Yoga for Strength’ with Kathryn Bruni-Young, ‘Biomechanics of Yoga’ with Jules Mitchell, and ‘The Art Of Yoga Sequencing’ with Jason Crandell.
Finally in 2021, realising that so much of my own experience of yoga had been influenced by my transition through perimenopause and menopause, I trained to teach menopause yoga with 2 inspirational women, Niamh Daly at Yinstinct Yoga, and Petra Coveney at Menopause-Yoga.
My teaching builds intuitive and functional movement on a foundation of anatomy and physiology.
“For me the joy of yoga is that it always has something to offer, whatever your needs or stage of life. Depending on how I feel, I use my yoga practice to de-stress, strengthen, lengthen, rest, recover, understand my body better, get creative, play and have fun.”
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