All posts tagged: women’s health

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 …

Health Coach for Women

I provide comprehensive, holistic and compassionate care for women of all ages who want to engage in a positive relationship with their pelvis, reproductive health, endocrine system and menstrual cycles.  This includes: Healing for irregular menstrual cycles Learning how to be aware of and track fertility signs Managing chronic pelvic pain, vaginal pain or hip/low back pain Cesarean and birth recovery including nerve damage, anxiety and abdominal and pelvic floor strengthening Working with symptoms associated with PMS (mood, bloating, headaches, etc.) Alternative support for PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) Infertility, miscarriage and pregnancy loss support Healthy menopause Adrenal Fatigue Anxiety, depression, anger and frustration in relationship to menstrual cycles, fertility, PMS, pelvic pain and infertility WOMEN’S HEALTH CONSULTATION SERVICES 2-Hour Consultation and Evaluation $200 50-Minute Sessions $90 Package of Six Individual Sessions $500 Package of Consultation and Six Individual Sessions $675 HOW DO WE WORK TOGETHER? If you live in Pittsburgh or surrounding suburbs, then we can meet together in person in a beautiful treatment room at Mookshi Wellness Center (401 Biddle Avenue, 2nd Floor above …

Menstrual Education 1974 Style

Our understanding about our menstrual cycle—what it means, how we manage it and what we are permitted to do and not do when “Aunt Flo” visits is developed in a unique time and space. The cultural implications of education, communication and general knowledge is significant. Watch this incredible menstrual education video from 1974 and you will be amazed at how our understanding today is both very different and very much the same as the way menstruation is depicted in this educational film. 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 …

Awesome February in Pittsburgh

There are so very many wonderful events happening in February that I thought I would highlight just a few of my favorites that other creative yogis might be interested in: Saturday, February 9, 2013 Color Theory for Knitters Location: cosymakes studio (Yoga Matrika, 1406 S. Negley Avenue, Squirrel Hill) Cost: $35 Time: 1:00-4:00 pm Sunday, February 10, 2013 Indie Knit and Spin Boutique Location: cosymakes studio (Yoga Matrika, 1406 S. Negley Avenue, Squirrel Hill) Cost: FREE (but we promise you are going to find something to purchase) Saturday, February 16, 2013 Leslie Howard: Pelvis Workshop for Women Location: Yoga on Centre and hosted by Jennifer Butera Yoga Saturday, February 23, 2013 Arm Balance Workshop with Linda Meacci Location: Schoolhouse Yoga in the Strip District $30 with pre-registration Time: 12:00 noon to 2:30 pm Monday, February 25, 2013 Prana Flow Yoga: Fluid Power Facilitated by Simon Park at BYS on the South Side Cost: $35 in advance or $45 at the door (go ahead and commit!) Time: 6:00-8:15 pm Thursday, February 28, 2013 Creating Healthy Habits …

New Preeclampsia Research

Matrika Prenatal, Pittsburgh’s premier yoga studio dedicated to prenatal yoga, postnatal yoga, family yoga and childbirth education,  is always trying to stay on top of new research in women’s health.  Here is a very interesting study that discusses the role of trophoblasts (a father directed cell) in preeclampsia. Posted by Sharon Rudyk, Director of Yoga Matrika and Matrika Prenatal, an intimate, community-based yoga studio in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Direct vs. Indirect

As I like to keep this Yoga Matrika blog  focused on yoga and take a mindful approach to all issues, I wasn’t sure whether or not I wanted to bring this highly charged issue to the blog.  I decided to bring it here, not to have a debate on abortion—right or wrong?  Legal or illegal?  Instead, I wanted to question and explore what happens when we fail to use all of our intelligence to consider challenging questions.  The original posting is below and it is from the Women’s Health Policy Report that is put out weekly by the National Partnership for Women and Families. The issue in the article, in case what I have already said has infuriated you or led you to believe that you don’t want to or just can’t read any further, is that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have made a clarification on abortion.  Direct abortion is when you terminate a pregnancy for the only purpose of terminating the pregnancy. In summary, direct=bad, very bad, super bad.  Indirect is when …