Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training With Yoga Mama
Next course: 7 – 9 & 21 – 23 April 2017
Pregnancy is a natural process and should be as uncomplicated as possible. The healthier and more conscious women are during this time, the greater the likelihood that they will enjoy the experience of pregnancy and giving birth.
About the course
The Yoga Mama Pregnancy Yoga Training Programme has been designed to teach women how to overcome the difficulties that they may encounter during pregnancy. Professionals from different areas will show how to create a supportive environment for pregnant women, enabling them to take from their own strengths and embrace their innate ability to care for themselves and their baby from pregnancy into motherhood. Feeling at ease with their body and emotions, they will be better equipped to make well-informed choices throughout their pregnancy and when giving birth.
Full details about the course are below.
Below are the scheduled dates for Yoga Mama Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training courses for 2016 and 2017:
- 7 – 9 & 21 – 23 April 2017
- 10 – 12 & 24 – 26 November 2017
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This is an 80-hour course, accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals, with a maximum of 15 students per class. There will be six full days of classes, divided over two weekends. Topics that will be covered are:
- Asana, pranayama (breathing and relaxation techniques)
- Sequencing pre and postnatal classes
- The dos and don’ts of pregnancy yoga
- Propping and assisting pregnant students
- Pre and postnatal anatomy for yoga
- Common ailments associated with pregnancy
- Setting up classes for pregnant students
We create an environment that promotes dynamic and interactive learning from the start, with positive feedback, individual attention and support. Each session reflects a specific content focus and, therefore, students must attend all sessions in order to qualify to teach pregnancy yoga. Once you have completed the course we strongly advise you to commence teaching as soon as possible in order to cement the connection to what you have learnt during the course.
The objective of the course is:
- To widen qualified yoga teachers’ expertise and complement trained professionals who already support women during pregnancy and birth.
- To present a safe, conscious, healthy approach to yoga during pregnancy, and how to teach it effectively.
The course is suitable for both existing yoga teachers who already hold a yoga teaching qualification and trainee teachers. We may also consider applications from midwives and health professionals who have a strong personal yoga practice.
Assessment on the course is ongoing and includes:
- Watching taught classes and writing up observations
- Submitting a satisfactory class plan designed especially for pregnant women
- 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. If a session is missed, it must be retaken at a later date in order to qualify to teach pregnancy yoga.
- Successfully complete all assessments
The Yoga Mama pregnancy yoga teacher training team is made up of the following:
- Cherie Lathey: Senior Yoga Teacher and Course Director
- Allison Downey: Midwife
- Andi Yeboah Regis: Women’s Health Physiotherapist and Yoga Teacher
- Diane King: Yoga Teacher
- Marygrace Anderson: Hypnotherapist and Stress Management Expert
For bios of the Yoga Mama Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training team, click here.
To apply for this course, send an email to email@example.com to request an application form. Once completed it should be returned, along with a copy of your yoga teacher certificate.
The Yoga Mama Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training course costs £750.
Yoga Mama has extended its early bird rate on the April 2017 Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training course. Book and pay by Friday 3rd March, and you will pay just £695.
Payment can be made in the following ways:
- By cheque: made payable to Yoga Mama LTD and should be enclosed with completed application form.
- Debit/Credit card (not American Express or Diners club).
- If you wish to pay by debit/credit card, please call us on 0208 789 3881, so we can process your card payment over the phone.
The following terms and conditions apply to cancellations and refunds:
- On enrolment for the prenatal yoga teacher training course, a deposit of £300 is required.
- You must commit to attending the entire course in order to receive your certificate.
- You may cancel this booking up to 30 days before the course start date, although we will charge you an administration fee of £25.
- If you wish to cancel within 30 days of the start date, you will not be entitled to a refund, unless there is a waiting list for this course.
- Courses will only be run if there are sufficient numbers, in which case you will be refunded the full value of your course.
- 7 – 9 & 21 – 23 April 2017
- 10 – 12 & 24 – 26 November 2017
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