Moontime Yoga: A Restorative Practice for Menstruation

Beginner I

In this gentle moon time practice, Sarah Jane guides you through a series of nourishing postures to help bring relief and support to your body during that time of the month when you need it most. These restorative postures are designed to release tightness in the lower back, relieve achiness in the legs, and ease tension held in the pelvis and belly. So put on your coziest clothes, roll out your mat, and enjoy this soothing practice for your menstrual cycle. If you don't have a bolster, learn how to make a bolster at home.



Existing Comments

Liz Hanley
November 10, 2021

Thank you Sarah! I do this class every month at least once, but often 2 or 3 times. It is my absolute favorite routine for the winter season of my menstrual cycle. Such a blessing to have access to this! Thank you!

March 10, 2021

I am in the middle of an IVF cycle and am not supposed to do any vigorous twists or inversions so this was perfect for me! Gave me the stretching and relaxation my body and mind needs during this time! Will come back to this daily during this time!

January 29, 2021

Enjoyed this as was not able to do any other yoga given how I am feeling. Thank you.

January 20, 2021

Thank you for this practice. It seems to be the only one of its kind on here - more please!

May 7, 2020

thank you – what an experience under a supermoon :)

Foxy Roxi
June 14, 2020

I concur. Thank you Sarah a beautiful class. Gentle and effective for acknowledging accepting and inviting in a restful flow. I did this on day two of my menstruation. I felt quite energetic but I am glad I did a slower paced class that was focused on nourishing my body, respecting that it is going through a lot of internal processes. It felt more welcoming. Namaste.

December 14, 2019

I always come back to this class every cycle! It feels so good to take the time to care for my physical body during this time, and allow myself to slow down and rest. More moontime yoga classes! It is such a special way to honor the body and its cycles.

June 16, 2019

Thank you, Sarah Jane - I find I'm drawn to this class when my body tells me. Thankyouthankyouthankyou.

March 4, 2019

Thank you. Recovering from flu and really needed some extra support this month. This was just what I needed.

January 7, 2019

Thank you for this class. It is always good to have this for that time in my cycle. Especially this month as it's allowed me to continue with the 30 day challenge without a strenuous vinyasa which my body is in no mood for today :)

Romero House
May 21, 2018

Thank you so much for this Sarah Jane. I have used this on the first day of my cycle of the last three or four months and it has made such a difference. I really seek to avoid medication as it is terrible on this stomach and this allows me to do so. What a gift.

May 10, 2018

Thank you for such a nourishing practice. This has come to me at a time when I've been caring for others - this gave me time to care for myself. Namaste.

Elsa Avila
April 18, 2018

Thanks a lot for being with us in our moon days it has been a wonderful experience to nourish with yoga. I will appreciate DYWM help in releasing a class for menopause as well....

January 15, 2019

Yes! Reading many articles about yoga helping with perimenopause symptoms and looking for classes that address this.

March 15, 2018

This class is so amazing and has really helped me. Thanks so much for adding it!

February 22, 2018

A wonderful class that has relieved the pains that have been with me all day. Thank you Sarah.

February 19, 2018

What a treat. This will be a regular practice for me.

My lower back and abdo feel looser.

Thank you


I thank you from the bottom of my heart for this wonderful video!! I usually have very strong menstruation cramps and take Ibuprofen, but with this video I really saw that I can deal with the pain much better. I love the time of menstruation and this video is a way to honor it too! Thank you!

January 30, 2018

This is great! Thank you for adding this class! I would love an hour long class with different levels of activity too! I love your teaching style!

January 29, 2018

Sarah Jane, I really appreciate your style <3 I was looking for sequences for my moon cycle and there's a lot of videos but if you know how yoga should be during the cycle, those would not apply. This was very good and include movement and nourishment, thanks a lot

January 23, 2018

I don’t want to sound over dramatic, but thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for adding this video. I’d just about given up on practicing while on my cycle and this was perfect!

January 23, 2018

Nice, however, I am not that flexible and found some poses difficult, especially during this time of the month. Perhaps an even gentler, more restorative style class could be added in the future please. Thank you. Great instructions for getting into fish pose?

January 22, 2018

Completely relieved cramping I have been experiencing all day! Thank you!! Will remember this class for next month.

January 22, 2018

I am 350lbs. i have tried many different exercises, even out in public, i tried the beginners today and even thought i could not do all the moves exact at this time, i feel that in time i ll be fine.
Thank you, Gracie Turnage

January 20, 2018

I'll return to this whenever I'm feeling sluggish and part of me wants to do nothing requiring effort whatsoever and another part of me wants to maintain my practice even so. It's a well-rounded class, especially for the time--sometimes it seems that the days I need restorative classes the most I just can't manage a 45+ min. class. I appreciate fish pose towards the end, also; I'm always adding it in before savasana.

January 18, 2018

This was perfect for me for my time of my month. It was gentle and provided a good deep stretch. I feel lighter as she mentioned. Thanks so much!

Dusty Cobwebs
January 15, 2018

This was the perfect class for one of my blah days when everything is an effort. Thank you.