Yoga with Darla

Yoga to Support Menopause with Darla O’Reilly

Sunday, February 26

10:00am – 12:00 pm

Perimenopause and menopause is a transition time in life that literally changes you from inside out and it can be very powerful. It is true that each of us may have a different experience; some of us do not have any symptoms, while others’ experiences are classic textbook cases. I think we would all agree that many of the symptoms such as lack of sleep, hot flashes, mood swings, and forgetfulness can be quite destabilizing and at times very overwhelming. It can often feel like you are losing a grip and unable to keep up with the demands of your life.

As I entered the late stages of perimenopause, I had experienced many of the classic symptoms such as hot flashes, and achy muscles and joints. I noticed that when I was overwhelmed, my hot flashes would intensify. I also noticed that maintaining my yoga practice became an important part of the solution to learn to navigate through this transition. I feel so blessed to have this practice of Iyengar yoga. I have learned to allow my symptoms to help guide my yoga practice and I always came out feeling grounded with a sense of inner knowing about what to do next.

From my experience, I believe that our greatest challenge is to step back and learn to create space for ourselves as these changes take place. I can attest that the practice of yoga is a marvelous way to do just that. It is a practice of letting go, of allowing, and being present with what is.

The yoga sequence in this workshop is designed to help calm the nervous system and bring a sense of gracefulness as we embrace change and benefit from a healthy and positive transition to the next life chapter.Join us for this gentle class where we move with awareness and explore postures that can help ease our transition from perimenopause to menopause and beyond. This workshop is open to all women of all ages, no previous yoga experience necessary.

Darla draws upon a wealth of first-hand experience and yoga training and you can find out more about her here.

Class is held in studio and online via Zoom.  Students will have access to the recording for 2 weeks after the workshop.

Investment: $40 (HST included)

If you are a studio member please use your workshop discount code

Payment Options: Online with credit card or email transfer to hello@nicoleblackwood.com

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