Yoga Asanas Sequence for Menstruation, Pregnancy, Menopause and Post-Menopause

Why Yoga for Women Special Yoga Classes?

A woman’s body has its own rhythm, the monthly cycle and phases of her life, and those are clearly experienced through and in the body. In these special yoga for women classes, the students will learn what and how to practise according to the changing needs of the body and hormones using the principles taught on the 5-Day Course.

The group is intimate and the teacher will give practitioners the chance to share their experiences, ask questions and to learn together how to relax and tune into their feminine rhythms.

Is this class only for menstruating women or women of menstruating age?

NO – definitely not. All women of all ages can benefit from this special women’s yoga class.

On the one hand the class is designed to give women an Iyengar Yoga self-practice attuned to their needs specifically around and during the time of their period, which is an alternative to the practice taught in the 5-Day courses. However, it should be emphasised that this women’s yoga class and the postures taught are suitable and beneficial to all women and girls at any stage in life. Whether your menstruation has yet to begin, or whether you are peri-menopausal or post-menopausal, this class will help you to learn to go within in a more feminine setting, and to explore your own feminine experience and your body’s needs at any stage in your cycle or your life.

Can yoga help with painful periods?

YES, Iyengar Yoga practice can definitely help ease painful menstruation, as well as helping to regulate the hormones and energy levels throughout the month and during the period.

Regular Yoga practice and the Asanas and adjustments taught in the special women’s yoga workshops can help with a whole range of other issues.

Yoga for women: Yoga Asanas sequence for

  • Hormonal imbalance
  • PCOS
  • Reproductive issues
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Painful periods
  • Womb trauma
  • Hysterectomy
  • Menopause
  • Pregnancy
  • Miscarriage
  • Post-partem
  • Breast health

If you experience any of the above problems or any others please tell you teacher in the group, or privately, before the women’s yoga workshop begins. If you are unsure about whether this class would be suitable you can talk to the teacher or email us on

Will there be men in the yoga for women class?

The Women’s Class is taught by a female teacher and is available to all women who have completed one or more 5-Day Courses. Men may be invited to attend the class at the discretion of the teacher and the other participants.

Is this yoga class suitable for pregnant women?

YES – absolutely, all the iyengar yoga poses taught in these special yoga for women classes are suitable for anyone and are extremely beneficial to pregnant women at any point during their pregnancy. If you are pregnant, or trying to get pregnant please inform your teacher so they can provide the right adjustments.

Will I learn new special yoga Asanas for women in these classes?

YES – the practice taught in the women’s yoga courses will vary according to the needs of the group but you can expect to learn new yoga Asanas as well as adjustments to the yoga poses you have already learned in the 5-Day Courses, and techniques to aid you in deeper and focused relaxation.

Do the yoga for women classes run every week?

This class is scheduled weekly and according to interest from students and availability of teachers. Students who wish to attend a Women’s Class should request to the office or their 5-Day Course teacher.

Please note that the HIYC reserves the right to run the class only if there are more than 8 participants, or at the teachers discretion.

Yoga for Women Online Courses

Women’s course with Maria

Our teacher Maria has launched an online yoga for women classes.

Maria has been with the HIYC for 4 years. Last year she had a baby and was practising throughout the pregnancy and into the labour. In this course she will share the some alternatives and adjustments to the poses as taught by Yoga Master Sharat Arora, as well as new postures, all of which are suitable for women during menstruation, pregnancy and around the time of menopause.

The course offers asanas with a focus on building awareness of the womb area which is ideal for women at all stages of life and can help with healing of hysterectomy, cysts, traumas, painful menstruation or just as a more feminine and relaxing yoga practice. In addition to the filmed content, she will be available to answer your questions and suggest corrections from photos that you send.

Yoga for Women Courses Booking & Deposit

To ensure a place in the Yoga for Women Clases, you should book in advance. For booking and deposit please fill up the Enrolment form to check availability and make the online payment using Debit card / Credit card / Internet banking.

Please read Yoga for Women Course Requirements for Participation, Code of Conduct, Terms and Conditions of Payment.

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