Women Only Classes For Female Health
Survey shows female health concerns
In 2019, a survey of 10,000 Australian women found more than 40 per cent of women surveyed said they had been previously diagnosed with anxiety disorder or depression by a doctor or psychologist.
The survey also said that a “concerning” number of all ages had trouble sleeping and worried “excessively about different things”.
In addition, the study also found the biggest health concerns of women across all ages were:
- cardiovascular disease
- breast cancer
- bowel health, and
- painful physical intimacy.
Younger women in the study were also concerned about fertility, and endometriosis.
Clearly, there is much that can and should be addressed that is of particular concern to women, in terms of both physical and mental well-being.
Flametree’s weekly Women Only yoga classes will address many of these issues, via yoga postures, commentary from the teacher in class, and questions and answers.
Many of Flametree’s other regular weekly yoga and breath meditation classes also help with addressing the issues, especially via the additional time for practise.
Busy lives lead to exhaustion & frustration
Women live very busy lives. They have multiple roles and often the struggle of family, and work, leads to exhaustion and frustration.
Biologically women face specific issues; First, they face the physiological and hormonal changes that occur monthly.
Secondly, they face changes and challenges with age as they progress to and beyond menopause.
These challenges bring their own set of unique problems and internal conflicts.
Flametree’s Women Only classes seek to help women find more calm and balance in the way they live, as well as address their specific health concerns with yoga.
Weekly Women Only classes for Beginners & Non-Beginners
Each week, Flametree has two Women Only classes.
These classes will show women how to use asana (yoga postures) and pranayama (breath meditation) to find physical and mental well-being.
In each class there will be women of all different ages. Some will be menstruating regularly, others will be perimenopausal, some menopausal and some will be post-menopausal.
There will specific poses given to each group as well as a group of poses that will be able to be practised by the whole group.
The main difference between the beginner and non-beginner classes is that the beginner postures will be limited to easy, introductory poses that are suitable for beginners.
Time and location of classes
Both of the weekly Women Only classes are simultaneously live online and in-studio (in Darwin, NT, Australia). A selection of the classes are also available in Flametree’s On-Demand option.
Both in-studio classes are at 19b Bishop Street, Woolner, Darwin.
One Women Only class is suitable for beginners and above. It runs on a Wednesday afternoon 4.15pm-5.15pm. It’s taught by Belinda Hoult.
The other is a mixed level class to suit Transition to Intermediate and above students. It runs on a Tuesday evening from 7.30pm-8.45pm. It’s taught by Chris Lalor.
Women Only classes include more restorative yoga poses than the average yoga classes. There’s more about the restorative yoga style here.
Separate information on menopause and menstruation
At these links, Flametree has addressed yoga for menopause or menstruation with substantial further information, including some details of the yoga poses taught and used in the Women Only yoga classes.
At Flametree’s page of links about the various benefits of yoga, there are also various links that you may find especially relevant to this topic.
Beginner & Non-Beginner Yoga & Breath Meditation Deals, including, or leading to this type of Special Focus class: