Flashes of Enlightenment:
Yoga for the Perimenopause/Menopause Journey

Dates and Times:

Wednesdays 7:00-9:00pm
September 20 – November 15
8 week session – $225

No class on October 11.


8 week session – $225



Heartwood Center for Body Mind Spirit
Skylight Room, 1818 Dempster
Evanston, Illinois


The journey from perimenopause into menopause is a time of change, challenge and transformation. Though we share commonalities, the experience is unique for each woman – affecting different facets of our lives. During this time our physical bodies change, memory shifts, and emotions fluctuate. Jobs and passions are often reconsidered. Women with children witness them growing older, perhaps just entering school or even going off to college. Parents are also aging and may need more care. Each woman’s journey is unique, fluctuating throughout the course of perimenopause and into menopause.

Often our modern world views this time of life as a set of symptoms to be managed. Insomnia, hot flashes, anxiety, sadness, changing menstrual cycles, joint pain, brain fog, or other symptoms, might be part of the experience. While yoga can help us navigate these symptoms, it can also help us understand them within a larger picture. It is a time for deep introspection and growing into our new selves. Questions arise: Who am I? How do I deal with these changes in my body? How do I feel about my past choices? What do I want for myself and the rest of my life? Even though menses may officially end, this transformation continues into menopause.

Please join us as we come together to explore this deeply transformative time. Throughout the series will use yoga movement, breath, chanting, and iRest® Yoga Nidra Meditation to support and celebrate ourselves and each other!

About the Instructor

Corinne Peterson has been teaching yoga since 1994. She received her first yoga instructor certification through the Temple of Kriya Yoga (1995) and a subsequent certification as a teacher and yoga therapist through the American Viniyoga Institute (2006). Corinne has a gentle teaching style influenced by 20 years of study in the traditions of Viniyoga, Kriya, and Iyengar yoga. She is certified in iRest® Yoga Nidra through Richard Miller, PhD, and the Integrative Restoration Institute. Corinne also received training in Trauma-Sensitive Yoga through the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute founded by Bessel van der Kolk. She holds a masters degree in public health in the area of health education and promotion, and has been a nationally certified massage therapist since 1997.