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Supporting a Menstruating Student in your Yoga Class

About this course

Many yoga teachers are not equipped with the knowledge to confidently and appropriately modify their class content to accommodate menstruating students. This course aims to fill this lack. 

In this comprehensive course taught by Ana Davis, veteran women’s yoga expert and author of Moving with the Moon: Yoga, Movement & Meditation for Every Phase of your Menstrual Cycle & Beyond you will learn: 

  • what is happening physiologically & emotionally for a woman/ menstruating person during the menses, as well as foundational understanding of Ana’s Moving with the Moon® methodology and philosophy;
  • the guidelines for safe, appropriate practice during menstruation;
  • how to best support a menstruating student in your general class so that they feel safe and have the best possible experience in your class;
  •  how to communicate sensitively to best support students at this time in their cycle and to foster an open, ‘menstrual-friendly’ environment in your general classes. 

Over the last two decades Ana has been invited to deliver this course-content as guest teacher to many of Australia’s top yoga teacher training courses. Now, this information is available as an online CPD course for the first time. 

This type of information is rarely covered in yoga teacher trainings and many yoga teachers have little awareness of the subtle needs of the body at this time in one’s cycle.

This course will educate yoga teachers of all disciplines and genders about the experiences menstruating students might be facing, both physically and emotionally. The lectures and physical practices in this course will equip you with tools to allow your students space and rest during this time and also help normalise the awareness of menstruation within your classes.

The course features an engaging mix of video and written content that is practical and informative and will help you feel confidant in looking after those on their “dark moon” in your classes regardless of the style of yoga you teach.

  • Important note: This course is not a replacement for Fertility Yoga Teacher Training or Women’s Yoga teacher training. If you plan to run Yoga for Fertility classes please refer to our specific Yoga for Fertility Teacher Training Courses.

This course consists of the following:

 Introduction

  •  Welcome
  • What to Expect in this Course
  • What you Need for this Course
  • Navigating this Course – Important Information to Guide You
  • Lessons within the course
  • Support & Connection During this Course

The Course Content

  • An Overview of the Menstrual Cycle (video lecture 28:10 min)
  • Guidelines for Yoga for Menstruation (video lecture 22:34 min)
  • Five Postures Beneficial for Menstruation (prac video 33:20 min)
  • Tips on Supporting a Menstruating Student in a General Class (video 18:36 min)
  • Quiz

Downloadable Handout

  • Yoga for Menstruation Guidelines & Sample Postures Handout

Certificate

This course is pre-recorded so you can work through the videos and reading at your own pace.

It will take you approximately three hours to complete, not including the options for further reading provided through out.

The material is presented via video recordings with some text. You are asked to do some journalling to help embody the teachings. Links to optional further reading are provided should you wish to learn more.

All videos & handouts are downloadable so you can go back to refer to them at anytime.

You will have 12 months access to this course online but once materials are downloaded you will have them to keep forever.

You will need to complete the quiz with an 80% pass mark (you can re-sit if required).

Your certificate will be available for download at the end to use for CPD points with your chosen yoga association.

A Completion Certificate (PDF electronic file) is provided once you’ve completed the course and the quiz. You must achieve a minimum of 80% in the quiz to pass (you will have the chance to re-sit the test if you don’t achieve this).

The total course hours on this completion certificate is 3 non-contact hours.

Members of both Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia (and many other governing yoga bodies world wide) are required to complete ongoing professional development to keep their membership current. By completing our Bliss Baby Yoga CPD Modules, teachers are able to accrue some of these necessary professional development hours as well as enhance their knowledge and skills in this specialised area of women’s health.

(The following information re: Yoga Australia and Yoga Alliance requirements for CPD was true at the time of publishing – please check the Yoga Australia and Yoga Alliance websites via links below to confirm their requirements).

For Yoga Alliance members, according to their Continuing Education Requirements, every 3 years starting from your initial date of registration, each RYT and E-RYT must complete and log a minimum of:

  1. 45 hours teaching yoga, and
  2. 30 hours of yoga related training that is directly related to one of the Educational Categories, of which:

This course can therefore cover 2 of the 20 non-contact hours of study and contribute to these CPD requirements. Enrolment in our other CPD courses can similarly add to these requirements.

For Yoga Australia members, 12 CPD points (Continuing Professional Development) must be accrued each year to keep your membership active. These can be accrued through contact or non-contact hours of study. Our Incorporating a Pregnant Student in your Yoga Class Course is counted as non-contact study core to yoga teaching (2 points per hour as per Yoga Australia Guidelines). This CPD Module is 3 hours, so Yoga Australia members will accrue 6 CPD points.

 

PLEASE NOTE This course is not alone designed to qualify graduates to teach specific Fertility Yoga or Women’s Yoga classes to the public – please complete our Yoga for Fertility Teacher Training to dive deeper into yoga to support women’s cycles.

Read our responses to frequently asked questions here.

Read more about accreditation here.

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions about this course, delivery and accreditation, please see below.

  • Is this course for women only? Definitely not! All yoga teachers need to know how to modify their class for menstruating students including male, transgender or non-binary teachers.
  • Will I be able to offer dedicated Women’s Yoga or Fertility Yoga classes with this course? No, you will need to do either our Fertility Yoga Teacher Training Course or keep an eye out for more women’s yoga offerings from Bliss Baby Yoga in 2024.

For answers to other questions, please click here.

PURCHASE
Who is this course for?

This course is for yoga teachers of any discipline and any gender who would like to feel confidant supporting someone who is menstruating within your yoga class.

Whether you are a teacher of Vinyasa, Iyengar, Power Yoga, Yin, Synergy, Restorative, Hatha, Kundalini, Bikram, Ashtanga or more, even a Pilates teacher, you will gain confidence and knowledge from this course.

You may not have considered students at this time in their cycle as needing a different practice, especially if you are someone who doesn’t menstruate, so this may be your opportunity to begin your learning in this area. You may have wanted to increase awareness around menstruation in your classes but not known where to begin – you will learn how in this course.

You may be an experienced yoga practitioner who wants to know how to adapt her own practice to her cycle.

This course may also be for any yoga teacher who has considered teaching Fertility or Women’s Yoga and would like to have a feel into the teaching before committing to our full Fertility Yoga Teacher Training.

This course is for you.

Course Teacher
Ana Davis

Ana Davis – is the Founder and a Lead Teacher Trainer of Bliss Baby Yoga,  author of “Moving with the Moon: Nurturing Yoga, Movement and Meditation for Every Phase of your Menstrual Cycle and Beyond” and Level 3 YA Yoga Teacher specialising in Pre & Postnatal, Fertility and Women’s Yoga. She has wealth of experience gleaned over almost thirty years of yoga teaching and teacher training.

‘Ana Davis is a beautiful, well-rounded and knowledgable teacher who is generous with her knowledge and understanding of the divine feminine and yoga”, – Melissa, Yoga Teacher

Purchase Options

Choose from the purchase options below—stand-alone or bundle options

Main prices are in Australian dollars and include GST for Australian residents.
*Prices in USD/GBP are approximate and vary depending on exchange rate and do not include tax.
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Stand-alone:

$89 AUD

($58USD / £46 GBP)*

You receive:

Supporting a Menstruating Student in your Yoga Class CPD Course
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CPD Course Bundle:

$222.00 AUD

($146 USD / £116 GBP)*

 

You receive:

Supporting a Pregnant Student in your Yoga Class (AU$74 special bundle price)
Supporting a Postnatal Student in your Yoga Class (AU$74 special bundle price)
Supporting a Menstruating Student in your Yoga Class (AU$74 special bundle price)
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HOW DO I ENROLL & GET STARTED?

1: Register

Register and pay the full course fee. You can pay securely online via Credit Card, Apple Pay, After Pay, Klarna or PayPal.

2: Access

Once your payment has been confirmed, you’ll receive an email with your log-in details and a direct link to go ahead and log-in. (You can also always log in directly on our website using the “Log In” link in the top right hand corner.)

If this is not your first purchase on our site, you’ll receive a reminder email with your log in details for the account you already have with us. Once you log in to the site, you’ll be directed to your member page where you can access your course and get started!

(Note: if you have previously purchased other courses or classes with us, you’ll be able to conveniently see and access all of your courses here in your account, provided you’ve used the same e mail address for your enrolment).

3: Learn

Enjoy the learning!

You can work at your own pace, and because we appreciate that you may be busy juggling teaching, parenting, and/or other work with your study, you have one full year from your date of enrolment to access and complete our courses and download all resources included within the course to keep forever for future reference. Our courses are designed to fit around your busy life.

Navigating your way through the course is simple and easy, but if you have any questions or issues at any time, we are only an email away!

4: Certificate

After completing the final quiz you’ll be prompted to complete a Feedback Form on the website and then, congratulations! You’re done! You will receive your course Completion Certificate that you can either print out or keep digitally to send to registration bodies (eg: Yoga Alliance / Yoga Australia) to gain all-important CPD (Continuing Professional Development Points).

WHAT OUR GRADUATES ARE SAYING
'This course is so wholistic - I love how it truly focuses on the body and spirit of a new mama, and her growing/new babe. It’s not just asana. The course addresses the WHOLE mama, and I think that is invaluable. It’s exactly what I was looking for when researching online courses. It would’ve made more sense for me to do a course in the USA but I was really drawn to this one for the spiritual and emotional elements.' Amber (USA), Online Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training graduate
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'I benefited from the Bliss Baby Yoga Online L1 Restorative Yoga TT course on both a personal and professional level. Personally, it worked as an anchor, it helped me through difficult times and I keep coming back to it every week to cultivate it's grounding effect. Professionally, I fell in love with the teaching of Restorative Yoga, it's my favorite Yoga style to teach, and I am very passionate about it and how I want to give it to my students. With the whole course and all the references you gave I feel comfortable about applying the knowledge and techniques I learned.' Anna (France), Online L1 Restorative Yoga Teacher Training graduate
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'Thank you so much for an amazing online course. I was so blown away by all the beautiful content and felt like I received such a deep level of learning from it. I have been craving more knowledge and depth into Yoga for Fertility and you well and truly delivered. I ran a small workshop from my home on Sunday to put what i had learnt to practice. It was an intimate group of 3 women and it was just so beautiful! Thank you again. I'm so so grateful!' Jenny (NSW, AUS), Online L1 Yoga for Fertility TT graduate
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'This course was packed full of valuable information to help support a pregnant mom through her entire pregnancy and into the first several months of motherhood. It gave me an abundance of tangible material that is available to refer back to. I am completely satisfied with the contents of this course, which is accessible to anyone, anywhere, interested in developing their skills for prenatal and postnatal yoga. I have already recommended it to other teachers at our studio.' Mary (USA), Online Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training graduate
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'Both of the courses I have completed with Bliss Bay Yoga were so well done. It has been a truly invaluable learning experience for me. I must say that I have learnt more during your online course then during my residential 200h teacher training - I honestly couldn't expect that a remote training would be so helpful and constructive. Everything was perfect; the atmosphere, all of the knowledge. The course was very informative, useful and inspiring. I engaged in this course during a lockdown and with my newborn at home, and I couldn't be happier. The Baby Bliss Yoga team is very professional and thanks to this course I feel confident to start my teaching career.' Marica (Italy), Online Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training graduate