All posts tagged: fertility

Modern Menstrual Education 101

Modern Menstrual Education 101 February 28, 2016 1:00 to 3:30 $30 per person REGISTER BY CLICKING HERE Open to adults (defined as 18 years of age or older), men and women, who are interested in learning more about menstruation.  Workshop is experiencial and will include movement, discussion, plenty of time for questions and lecture.  Yoga instructors will receive a certificate as evidence of participation and valid for 3 CEU credits towards maintaining Yoga Alliance registrations. Are you a man who was lead out of the health classroom with all the other boys by a male gym teacher while the girls stayed behind to talk about their periods?  Does your partner, wife, sister, mother or running partner say things to you about their periods that you nod your head to when all the while you have NO IDEA what they mean?  Are you a male yoga instructor that would like to feel more comfortable guiding menstruating women towards an energetically nourishing yoga practice during their moon cycles, but you aren’t even sure what is OK or …

Is your PERIOD a SENTENCE?

Fertility and Reproductive Health Coaching   Your menstrual cycle is unique and I provide individually designed programs that support your optimum reproductive health.  Whether you are trying to conceive, hoping to avoid pregnancy or if you are looking to tame symptoms that are reducing your quality of life, we will work together to bring your moon cycles into harmony with your creativity, intelligence and vitality. Believe it or not, within six-months, you can be pain free and enjoying predictable periods.  Not only can we reduce your period-related pain and discomfort, you will find at the end of your program that you have a map for taking advantage of the various energies of your moon cycle.  You will know when you are most fertile, turned-on, tuned-in, creative and energetic and when you are most supported with an inward focus and nourishing activities.  Not only will your health improve, but your whole quality of life will evolve for the better as you find yourself more efficient, aware, responsive and confident. With my six-month coaching program, you will …

Fertility

NOTE: this is a dated blog post that describes services and packages that are no longer available.  If you are interested in my optimum fertility and reproductive health services, please follow this link to the current packages.  Optimum Fertility             Reproductive Health and Fertility Coaching   Irregular Periods? PMS? Moody? Bloated? Doubled over and missing out on activities and work due to cramps, migraine headaches or back pain?  Does your period just go on and on and on?  Is “heavy” flow an understatement? PCOS? (Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome) Anovulation?  Not ovulating due to low body fat, endocrine disruption or trying to regain fertility after being on birth control pills or other hormone based birth control? Trying to conceive for over 6-months without a pregnancy?  Miscarriage?  Unexplained infertility?  Considering IVF or other medically assisted reproduction therapy?   There is no reason to suffer!  I offer personalized coaching services where we address your greatest concerns, create do-able action plans for addressing your needs and all the support and confidence you need to improve …

What You Don’t Know About Your Period is A LOT!

PERIOD. A workshop for women facilitated by Sharon F. Rudyk SUNDAY, April 14, 2013 from 1:00 to 3:30 pm $35 (tuition includes a cycle tracker kit and all handouts) Register by calling Sharon (412) 855-5692 or by sending an e-mail to: sharon@yogamatrika.com In this workshop, you will be re-introduced to your amazing menstrual cycle on physical, spiritual and energetic levels.  The cost of the workshop includes a kit with everything you need to learn about fertility signs and tracking the length and phases of your own unique cycle.  Never be surprised by your period again!  You will learn a unique yoga-based meditation to tune into the energy your moon cycle to help you time creative projects, big decisions and times for rest and rejuvenation.  Respect your natural energetic rhythms and learn self-care techniques for PMS, painful periods and pelvic pain from the seemingly mysterious to ovarian cysts and other challenges to fertility and reproductive health for women.  This workshop is for women of all ages and in all phases of cycling.  Young women under the …

Yoga for Fertility

Yoga Benefits that Optimize Fertility and Reproductive Health stress relief hormone balance endocrine system support increased circulation to reproductive organs enhanced quality of sleep decreased anxiety and fear For IVF Support, Click HERE For yoga for fertility that you can do at home, Click HERE GROUP CLASSES in YOGA and MEDITATION Yoga is a magnificent form of preparation for all creative activities and having a regular yoga practice is a beautiful way to support optimum fertility and reproductive health for men and women. Rather than think of yoga as one more thing you can do to help get pregnant or as an addition to any treatment you may be receiving for an “infertility” diagnosis, we believe that yoga should be something that you do for yourself. Enjoy! Our classroom environment is kept to a comfortable temperature and we offer non-competitive classes that are ideal for women and men that are actively trying to conceive. All yoga and meditation classes on the schedule are excellent for supporting reproductive health. Check here for this week’s schedule of …

Why Restore?

This Sunday (October 2, 2011), Lisa Clark is going to be offering a Restorative Yoga workshop at Yoga Matrika, a most cozy and intimate community-based yoga studio in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh.  The workshop is just two-hours long, but the effects will last a lifetime. You might wonder what the benefits of restorative yoga are, especially if you are healthy, injury free, athletic and tend to prefer active yoga practices with an emphasis on physical challenges.  Or, you might know that you desperately need a restorative practice, but can’t seem to justify the investment of time or money.  Maybe you aren’t even sure what restorative yoga is, but anything that might give you some peace and quiet for two hours just can’t be a bad thing……….. So, for the curious, here are some of the unique benefits of restorative yoga practices: Activate your parasympathetic nervous system to fight illness and support optimum fertility, hormone balance, immune system and clarity of mind. Lowers blood pressure.  Yes, even the Food and Drug Administration suggests that restorative yoga is …

January through March

As the days get darker and we are immersed in this late autumn freeze, here is the tentative January through March schedule so that you can dream of the warmth generated by a beautiful yoga practice in the comfort of our fabulous community: Mondays: 10:30 to 11:45      Basic Matrika Flow   w/Sharon                 6:00 to 7:15 pm    Matrika Flow            w/Elsie                 8:00 to 9:15 pm   Matrika Flow            w/Alana Tuesdays:  4:00-5:15           Teen Yoga              w/Sharon [*SERIES CLASS]                   5:45-7:00 pm    Restorative Flow     w/Sharon                  7:30-8:45 pm    Matrika Flow            w/Jessie Wednesdays:  10:30-11:15    Me Too                 w/Sharon                       11:15-11:45   Mother’s Kula                       12:00-1:00     Yoga 4 Lunch         w/Leslie W.                       1:15-2:15       Adaptive Yoga        w/Leslie W.                       5:45-7:00pm  Pre-Natal Yoga      w/ Bethany                       7:30-8:45 pm  Matrika Flow        w/Erin Thursdays:  5:45-7:00 pm     Matrika Flow          w/Cindy                    7:15-8:15 pm     Mini-Series           w/Sharon [*SERIES CLASS] Fridays:   9:30-10:45 am      Matrika Flow           w/Katrina                11:00-11:45 am     Toddler Yoga         w/Cathy [*SERIES CLASS] Saturdays: 9:00-10:30 am     Matrika Flow/Intensive     w/Sharon                  11:30-12:45        Yoga Booty Ballet               w/Aleta Sundays: 9:00-10:15 am        Yoga Basics             w/Jen B.                5:30-6:45 pm        Fertility Yoga            w/Tara H.  [*SERIES] Series classes require …