Menopause Workshops

Menopause Workshops

We are really pleased to announce that we have partnered with Buckinghamshire Council, Health Libraries & Wycombe Library to deliver a series of 4 themed menopause workshops covering movement, sleep, nutrition as well as an open forum.

The workshops are for women approaching, or going through menopause. We will look at the changes and challenges that happen during menopause, both physical and emotional, in particular across the 4 themes of movement, sleep, nutrition as well as an open forum. We openly invite participants’ partners and families to attend for educational purposes enabling them to provide appropriate support to their loved ones.

The workshops will take place at Wycombe Library;

Thursday 20th April | 6.30pm – 7.30pm | Movement

Thursday 18th May | 6.30pm – 7.30pm | Sleep

Thursday 22nd June | 6.30pm – 7.30pm | Nutrition

Thursday 20th July | 6.30pm – 7.30pm | Open Forum 

The workshop will be delivered by experts in this field Lara Hayward & Roosa Leimu-Brown.

Lara Hayward is currently the Wellbeing Programme Lead for staff at the University of Oxford. Her approach explores wellbeing from a ‘whole-person’ perspective, and considers how the physical, psychological, social, environmental, and cultural aspects of wellbeing intersect with and impact upon daily life. She has a particular interest in female health and wellbeing, and recently completed the Female Health Advanced Practitioner training with The Well HQ. Alongside her role at the University of Oxford, Lara works as a Dance Assistant for the English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s Programme and as a Surf Mentor for the Wave Project. She originally qualified as a medical/sports lawyer, holding roles at the senior and strategic level with the General Pharmaceutical Council, UK Sport, Mountain Training England and the Paralympic NGB, Boccia UK, where she led on athlete welfare matters. She holds additional certifications as a REPS Level 2 Fitness Instructor, a BTF Level 2 triathlon coach, Blue Health Coach and as a Mental Health First Aider.

Roosa Leimu-Brown is a yoga therapist, movement educator and dance artist with a PhD in biology. Her approach explores how embodied movement, breath and relaxation practices support physical and mental wellbeing through their impact on the different biological systems of the body. Roosa has practiced and taught therapeutic yoga for over 20 years. She is a 500h yoga teacher of the Independent Yoga Network (IYN), a qualified yoga therapist, and is completing her advanced Yoga Medicine therapeutic specialist qualification in the US. Roosa trained as a dancer and danced professionally with the Swedish Royal Ballet. She specializes in leading dance for older people including those with Parkinson’s and dementia. Roosa works as an Associate Dance Artist at English National Ballet co-leading their Dance for Parkinson’s classes in Oxford, and an Artist in Residence in the NHS Foundation Trust’s Creating with Care programme. She has also worked as a dance artist in the Dance for Health program. Roosa is a research biologist with over 15-years of experience in academia as a researcher, lecturer, project manager and supervisor. She last worked as a lecturer at the University of Oxford.

The workshops are free to attend, however spaces are limited so please ensure you book your place without delay.

If you have any queries regarding the workshops, please contact Luke Godfrey on or alternatively call 01494 455736.

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