When it comes to menstruation, we often override our body and mind’s need for rest and rejuvenation which can lead to a host of issues ranging from PMS, cramps, headaches, and heavy bleeding to trouble conceiving and fibroids.
For some people, the time before your period can be as challenging or worse than the actual menses. This asana class will focus on the pre-menstrual practices which can soothe tensions whether it be headaches, irritability, bloating, cramping, mental or physical sensitivity. People with cysts, fibroids, endometriosis will certainly find some relief.
Taking time to understand how yoga can support menstruation can generate surprising benefits for the entire month – increased strength, vitality, comfort and confidence. Iyengar Yoga offers specific sequences for pre-menstrual, menstrual, and post-menstrual phases. These poses can support us now and well into the future.
Please join us to learn more about this fantastic sequences and practice the poses. We will focus on a restorative practice to help balance hormones, reduce pain and soothe tensions.
This class will be held via Zoom. This is an excellent opportunity to learn how to take care of yourself at home. Heather will lead you through using common household items as props and help you develop a sequence you can practice whenever you need it. She will get to see you in your home setting and advise you on what to do. You will have time to ask questions, and the class recording to support you afterwards.
This workshop is open to all – those who menstruate and those who do not. You should have at least 1 year of experience practicing Iyengar Yoga.
This is priced as a regular class. Register with your class pass or membership. Or pay $18 drop in.
SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE! The Yoga Blessings fund is here to help for this class and ALL our offerings. Just fill out this short application.
You must pre-register at least 30 minutes before class. Fifteen minutes prior to class you will receive a unique zoom log-in and specific instructions.
First time on Zoom with us? Check out our tip sheet! Our tips will help you get ready for your first class with us.
Heather Haxo Phillips is a certified Iyengar yoga instructor at the Junior Intermediate III level, among the highest certified Iyengar teachers in the East Bay. She is Director of Adeline Yoga and has been teaching for nearly 20 years. Her additional certifications include: Certified Yoga Therapist (c-IAYT), Relax and Renew restorative yoga teacher and Yoga Alliance E-500 level instructor. She has specialized yoga therapy training which includes scoliosis, musculoskeletal injuries, pain management and women’s health including pre-natal yoga and menses. She is the director and lead instructor of the Adeline Sadhana Studies program. Heather deepens her own practice by studying regularly with senior teachers including Carolyn Belko, Lois Steinberg and the Iyengar family in Pune. Heather is past President of the Board of Directors for the Iyengar Yoga Association of Northern California and an active volunteer for the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States. She is also on the board of the Lorin Merchants Association (LBA).