Before you start the course:
Students are required to do some pre-course reading (see recommended reading) and attend at least one class observation with one of the tutors. (If a student is unable to travel to London for class observations prior to the course, this can be completed during the four day training.)
Sitting in on a Preganancy Yoga class with one of the course tutors and writing up observations
Creating a class plan to include modifications and use of props for women with different ailments.
Teaching a class that will be observed and assessed by the course tutors
Students are expected to attend and participate in all classes in the schedule and successfully complete all assessments.
The total cost of this course is £650
An initial deposit of £300 is essential to secure your place.
£150 of your payment is a non-refundable deposit.
Unfortunately any cancellation 30 days prior to the training is non-refundable.
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Rd, Camden Town, London NW1 7AY
Dates: 10th – 13th June 2019
There will be an assessment day set for 4- 6 weeks later. Date and location tbc.
This course is open to yoga teachers and professional birth workers such as midwives or doulas who have an established yoga practice of minimum 2 years (and will require a reference from current teacher).
Pregnancy Yoga classes for observation:
Asanas and movement for the second and third trimesters.
How to guide pregnant women in working intuitively and safely with their changing bodies.
Postures to strengthen the body and modifications to accommodate and alleviate common ailments.
Use of props and adjustments.
Breathing (Pranayama) for relaxation and to connect with baby.
Relaxation techniques, sound work and visualisations for labour.
The spiritual aspects of pregnancy.
Do's and don'ts and contra-indications.
Working with a Swiss ball or chair.
Postures and movement to encourage optimal foetal positioning.
Anatomy and physiology of the pelvis and pelvic floor muscles. How to teach these exercises effectively. (With Laura Ham)
Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, labour and birth. (With Rebecca Urquhart)
Students will also enjoy a yoga practice led by a course tutor every day.
We believe that specialised Yoga can be of benefit to every pregnant woman. This course will give yoga teachers the skills and knowledge to teach pregnant women safely and with confidence and a respect for the natural continuum of pregnancy and birth. We know that regular yoga practice invites mothers to feel more in tune with their bodies and babies, building confidence through the emotional and physical transitions of pregnancy and gathering tools to prepare for a satisfying birth.
Womens Health Physiotherapist: Laura Ham
Independent Midwife: Rebecca Urquhart
This 50 hour course runs over four consecutive days with a fifth assessment day six weeks later. 10 of these hours are taken up with personal study.
Each training day will run from 9:30 am – 5:30 pm.
All three tutors will be present for the entire course to ensure that students have plenty of support and individual contact.
All students will receive a course manual on the opening day.