Mindful Menopause – Yoga for Hot Women of a Certain Age


The symptoms of menopause begin earlier than most people realize, and last longer. In a racially, ethnically and geographically diverse group of 1,449 women with frequent hot flashes or night sweats — the largest study to date found that the symptoms associated with menopause can last up to fourteen years after a woman’s last period. Menopause means fluctuating hormones, which can make sleep more difficult, belly fat harder to combat, feelings of irritability can increase, and desire for sex sometimes diminishes.

But yoga and pranayama can help. In one study, yoga practice cut hot flashes by 31%, and other research has found that regularly doing yoga improved libido, mood, insomnia and craving control.

This course builds on Leslie Howard’s experience with the pelvic floor, having her own menopausal symptoms and working one on one with women going through the “change.”

Come explore the possibilities. We will discuss the anatomy and physiology of this transitional time for women, followed by a few different yoga practices that can be used for the most common symptoms of menopause. This webinar is appropriate for all women in all stages of their life; whether you are in perimenopause, postmenopause, teaching to or in the company of women in menopause, or anticipating going through it yourself.

This Course Also Includes:

  • Yoga Practice Videos: Enjoy two yoga practice videos that Leslie has created for this course.
  • Recordings of Both Sessions: Yours to keep. It’s generally acknowledged that many people only retain 10-20 percent of what they learn in a workshop. You will get the recordings of both sessions (MP3 – downloadable & MP4 – streaming online), enabling you to go back and listen to the workshop as many times as you like.
  • Transcripts of Both Sessions: Ever wanted to refer to a certain part of a course? Even the best note takers miss a point every so often. With the transcripts of the sessions, you can go back and refer to particularly important passages or clarify sections you were in doubt about.

This course qualifies for 3 CEs with Yoga Alliance.


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Leslie Howard, a San Francisco-based yoga teacher, specializing in all things pelvic. Her own struggles with healing her pelvis led her to intense study of its anatomy, physiology, cultural messaging, history and energetics.

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