WOMENESS

There are subjects in our lives about which we primarily need female support – to go together in a new direction and develop our being as a woman.

We can only achieve female fullness by drawing from the inexhaustible source of wealth that lies within our body, by fully accepting ourselves as sensual and sexual beings, and by connecting with our power to give birth. These fundamental resources are essential for women (to integrate) in order to fully be able to manifest our dreams and visions.

Courses and workshops for women

Whether it be evenings (Yoga for women), week-ends („retrouver l’innocence de l’énergie sexuelle ») or entire weeks in beautiful environments (women’s retreat in Bali), the goal is always to regenerate in a respectful and appreciative atmosphere. Honoring the being that we are is a support for the sound nature, respect and self-esteem.

Feeling good about oneself is the ultimate wealth and it begins where we are, with a very large dose of self-love.

 

Why Yoga for women?

I am primarily addressing women over 40 years old, the beginning of a key stage in a woman’s life. The following years are often years during which women, in the middle of their lives, need to be listened to and welcomed by other women. This life phase can be marked by reassessments of oneself, by hormonal, biological, psychological, emotional, and physical changes, as far as one’s self-image and one’s sensory experience are concerned.

An inner transformation process is initiated. Women are touched in the very roots of their femininity, when they are about to reach menopause. For some of them, this period can be a delicate shift. But it can also be a life stage, which helps to integrate past ordeals, pursue a very personal journey of individuation, and grow in one’s own femininity…

A phase of “womeness” – maturity – blooming femininity

These are pretty phrases to describe the possibility to grow in all aspects of beauty, fullness and richness of a mature woman. A large majority of women do not start worrying about menopause until about 50, although they are already facing rather unpleasant physical or emotional symptoms. Ideally they should prepare for those critical years at about 40, which would ensure a much more serene menopause by putting away a number of the problems related to it. Understanding that these symptoms are due to a decline in hormonal activity is already putting them on the right track.

Practicing Hatha Yoga and Yoga Femininity

In the West, the most popular yoga practice – Hatha Yoga – involves postures whose purpose is both to soothe the mind and to increase muscle tone. Yoga allows all those who practice to have a healthy, flexible and harmonious body. Few exercises are enough to regain vitality, bearing, grace, confidence, and a sense of harmony and balance… a valuable help in everyday life.

What distinguishes Hatha Yoga from all other physical activities is that its primary purpose is to soothe the activities in the brain: Using the body to master the mind. Yoga for Women includes the Yoga of hormones developed by Dinah Rodrigues (Brazil) as well as exercises to strengthen women’s pelvic floor. The Yoga of hormones is based on the principles of classical yoga, which aims to reactivate hormone production. It addresses:

  • Women with premenstrual syndrome (all ages)
  • Women as of 36 years old (when the production of hormones decreases)
  • Women with less sexual appetite
  • Women wishing to remain “biologically younger”
  • All young and apparently sterile practitioners, wishing to regain their fertility

The sequences of this type of yoga last between 30 and 45 minutes. They have an effect on the body, but more specifically on the ovaries, the pituitary and the thyroid. With a regular practice, the production of hormones is stimulated and the symptoms are thus reduced or disappear. The exercises are simple overall and require no prior practice of yoga.

With Yoga for Women, I invite women to discover their perineum, a region of the body often misunderstood and therefore often mistreated. During childbirth, the perineum is put under extreme pressure and stretching, which can leave important traces and sequels. This region can be healed thanks to a bit of knowledge and care. During menopause in particular, hormonal changes alter the shape and function of the perineum, especially as far as the musculature is concerned, as it is less toned and loosens too easily. This often results in problems such as urinary incontinence and prolapse. In fact, these problems often reveal old lesions of the perineum, which occurred during pregnancy and childbirth and remained unnoticed until then. The decrease in tone and tissue resistance of the perineum breaks this balance. Nonetheless, it is possible to accompany these changes at best.

Women’s perineum lives and responds at all ages and according to life experiences – especially sexuality, childbirth and its aftermath. Through a conscious approach and rational experimentation, I invite women to understand their body, to get to know their perineum, and to build or rebuild it.

 

A phase of “womeness” – maturity – blooming femininity

These are pretty phrases to describe the possibility to grow in all aspects of beauty, fullness and richness of a mature woman. A large majority of women do not start worrying about menopause until about 50, although they are already facing rather unpleasant physical or emotional symptoms. Ideally they should prepare for those critical years at about 40, which would ensure a much more serene menopause by putting away a number of the problems related to it. Understanding that these symptoms are due to a decline in hormonal activity is already putting them on the right track.

Practicing Hatha Yoga and Yoga Femininity

In the West, the most popular yoga practice – Hatha Yoga – involves postures whose purpose is both to soothe the mind and to increase muscle tone. Yoga allows all those who practice to have a healthy, flexible and harmonious body. Few exercises are enough to regain vitality, bearing, grace, confidence, and a sense of harmony and balance… a valuable help in everyday life.

What distinguishes Hatha Yoga from all other physical activities is that its primary purpose is to soothe the activities in the brain: Using the body to master the mind. Yoga for Women includes the Yoga of hormones developed by Dinah Rodrigues (Brazil) as well as exercises to strengthen women’s pelvic floor. The Yoga of hormones is based on the principles of classical yoga, which aims to reactivate hormone production. It addresses:

  • Women with premenstrual syndrome (all ages)
  • Women as of 36 years old (when the production of hormones decreases)
  • Women with less sexual appetite
  • Women wishing to remain “biologically younger”
  • All young and apparently sterile practitioners, wishing to regain their fertility

The sequences of this type of yoga last between 30 and 45 minutes. They have an effect on the body, but more specifically on the ovaries, the pituitary and the thyroid. With a regular practice, the production of hormones is stimulated and the symptoms are thus reduced or disappear. The exercises are simple overall and require no prior practice of yoga.

With Yoga for Women, I invite women to discover their perineum, a region of the body often misunderstood and therefore often mistreated. During childbirth, the perineum is put under extreme pressure and stretching, which can leave important traces and sequels. This region can be healed thanks to a bit of knowledge and care. During menopause in particular, hormonal changes alter the shape and function of the perineum, especially as far as the musculature is concerned, as it is less toned and loosens too easily. This often results in problems such as urinary incontinence and prolapse. In fact, these problems often reveal old lesions of the perineum, which occurred during pregnancy and childbirth and remained unnoticed until then. The decrease in tone and tissue resistance of the perineum breaks this balance. Nonetheless, it is possible to accompany these changes at best.

Women’s perineum lives and responds at all ages and according to life experiences – especially sexuality, childbirth and its aftermath. Through a conscious approach and rational experimentation, I invite women to understand their body, to get to know their perineum, and to build or rebuild it.

 

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Upcoming Dates

WaterDance Fundamentals
10 – 13 January 2019: WATA Fundamentals – Bali