Certified Hatha, Vinyasa (RYS200hrs)
Prenatal Yoga Instructor (RYS100hrs)
Besides teaching Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga, I am also passionate about the amazing unfolding process of being a woman. I consider the concept of community, women's gathering and support systems extremely important as an empowerment tool for all women, regardless of their stage in life.
Have you ever asked yourself why a week before your period comes, your energy levels drop and you might not feel like being social, or moving too much? Or how on certain weeks you feel energized and ready to take on the world? I never really asked myself these questions until a few years back when I went off the pill and started tracking my cycle.
Learning about your own body, the role of hormones and your menstrual cycle can be very empowering. Many women still don't know in depth about their menstrual cycle and how this can influence their mood and overall day-to-day functioning. Not knowing this, many force ourselves at times to perform like there's nothing going on with our bodies.
I believe it is essential that you know about the important role your cycle plays in your body, mind, spirit and overall lifestyle, and best of all, how adapting your yoga practice to your cycle makes all the difference and how you feel.
Yoga can be a great tool to learn more about our bodies. The space we hold for ourselves while practicing yoga is an amazing opportunity to observe and notice our physical, mental and emotional reactions and responses to our internal and external world. Becoming an observer of our own workings can be very empowering and insightful. You can learn to honor your feelings, whether physical or mental, good or bad and adapt your yoga practice to cater to what YOU need and not what yoga should look like.
With the yoga for women series I've designed, my mission is to bring you a little bit closer to yourself. Through breath, movement, sound and meditation, we learn to trust our bodies and listen to our intuition.
At the end of this series you will feel connected, refreshed and empowered as the wise woman that you are.
What you will learn
The four phases or seasons of our menstrual cycle and how to adapt your yoga practice accordingly for a happier and healthier you.
What hormones play part in your menstrual cycle, moods and energy levels, as well as the role of the nervous system in your cycle and how to help them function smoothly.
Empowering tools that can support you during your menstrual cycle, increase your intuition and self-confidence and guide you into fully accepting and nurturing your relationship with your feminine self.
You will have access to
6 Weekly Yoga Sessions
Our 6 weekly 90 minute sessions will be divided into 30 minutes of learning and sharing and 60 minutes of holistic yoga (movement, breath, sound and meditation) adapted to the weekly theme.
Access to our Community
Through our exclusive Yoga for Women Facebook Group, you will be able to gather and share after class and access useful resources and information to support you in your transformational journey.
In addition to the group sessions and access to our exclusive community, you will receive the following bonus resources:
A downloadable workbook with all the resources we will use in the sessions
One private 1 hour session (online or live) to tailor your yoga practice at home based on what we learned in the course.
Frequently Asked Questions
We will practice, share and learn in the most beautiful urban oasis in Munich. Svaira Yoga - The Studio is centrally located only 3 minutes away from the subway station Sendlinger Tor. As soon as you enter the backyard you will be fully submerged in the here and now. The studio has all the props we need for our practice, as well as changing rooms, a solid hygiene concept in view of COVID-19 and a lovely atmosphere, perfect for our yogini gatherings.
Do I need previous yoga experience to participate?
Not at all. This Program is accessible to all women, regardless of your previous experience with yoga.
Each session is designed to strengthen, relax you and get you in tune with your body without over-straining.
How long is the Yoga for Women Program?
The Yoga for Women series consists of 6 sessions taking place every Wednesday from 20:00 to 21:30 Central European Time.
You can find the next dates below.
How many women can attend?
The Yoga for Women series is designed for 6 women.
What happens if I cannot join a session?
Access to livestream sessions will be available online after they took place. This will allow you to take the class on your own time and availability. It is however encouraged that you attend the sessions at the studio in Munich.
What is your refund policy?
You can request a refund after 3 days of the start of the program. No questions asked.
Do I need any props or additional equipment?
Svaira Yoga - The Studio, where the course will take place, has all the props we need. We however encourage you to bring your own mat.
For whom is this program not suitable?
This program may not be suitable for women who do not have a menstrual cycle (e.g. menopause, pregnancy).
Can I join if I have irregular cycles or have hormonal issues?
Of course! Learning about your body when experiencing irregularities in your cycle is a great way to tune in and explore new possibilities of healing.
02/09/2020 - 07/10/2020
6 weekly sessions, every Wednesday from 20:00 to 21:30
“There is no other organ quite like the uterus. If men had such an organ, they would brag about it. So should we.”
― Ina May Gaskin
Have any questions?
Get in contact here
or send me an email: info(at)yogawithmelissa.de
I'm happy to clarify any doubts you may have!
With love and purpose,