After our successful menopause workshop in 2023, we have expanded the content into a series of three parts for 2024.
In this upcoming series, we will look at menopause through the lens of the three pillars of life in Ayurveda: food, sleep and sex. Each class will focus on one of these in-depth, with guidance on how to balance that area from an Ayurvedic point of view. We’ll also facilitate small group discussions, so that you can connect with each other and leave time for questions, too.
Each session will be held at the shop from 6-7:30 with flexibility for lingering conversations.
Jan 24: Food
Digestion is the pillar of health in Ayurveda, so we have to start there when we talk about menopause. We’ll cover the foundational principles of digestion in Ayurveda, as well as what happens during menopause, including weight gain, and how to address it without engaging in diet culture or rigidity. You’ll leave with an understanding of the core principles of Ayurvedic digestive health, how it relates to the global health of the body during menopause, and simple remedies to address the most common imbalances.
Feb 7: Sleep
Without quality sleep, we are going to have a tough time balancing the rest of the body. So, let’s look at the obstacles to a good night’s sleep and the ways that Ayurveda can facilitate a good night’s sleep on a reliable, regular basis. We’ll dive into night sweats, insomnia, resistance to sleep, and more of the most common problems. You’ll leave with a toolbox of tweaks to create the optimum environment for sleep, as well as surprising and fresh ways to address this most important aspect of our health.
Feb 21: Sex
Menopause does not have to mean the end of sensuality and sexual pleasure! Let’s talk about sex: libido, vaginal dryness, sensuality, and creativity. Ayurveda has much to offer in this area to help you have an enjoyable, balanced sex life. You’ll leave with an understanding of how hormones interact with your desire during this period, creative approaches to sensuality, and realistic ways to address the more bothersome symptoms that occur in this area during menopause.