ONLINE PREGNANCY YOGA TEACHER TRAINING COURSE
2-4 & 17-18 OCTOBER 2020
Due to the Coronavirus social distancing regulations, Yoga Mama will be running its autumn 2020 course online using the Zoom video communication platform (as approved by Yoga Alliance Professionals).
ABOUT THE COURSE
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. With this in mind, Yoga Mama runs Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training courses for qualified teachers and health care professionals.
This is an 65-hour course, accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals, with a maximum of 18 students per class. The course runs over five full days of classes (9am to 6pm each day), spread over two weekends. Of these 65 hours, there are 45 contact hours, and 20 non-contact hours. The objective of the course is to widen qualified yoga teachers’ expertise and complement trained professionals who already support women during pregnancy and birth. In addition, we look at presenting a safe, conscious, healthy approach to yoga during pregnancy, and how to teach it effectively.
WHAT WE COVER
During the course, we cover the following topics:
- Asana, pranayama (breathing and relaxation techniques)
- Sequencing pregnancy and postnatal classes
- The dos and don’ts of pregnancy yoga
- Propping and assisting pregnant students
- Prenatal 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. In addition, we also encourage students with positive feedback, individual attention and support. Each session reflects a specific content focus. Therefore, students must attend all sessions in order to qualify to teach pregnancy yoga. Once students have completed the course, we strongly advise them to start teaching as soon as possible. This will help them to cement the connection to what they have learnt during the course.
The Yoga Mama Pregnancy Yoga Training Programme teaches women how to overcome difficulties they may encounter during pregnancy. Professionals from different areas will show how to create a supportive environment for pregnant women. This enables 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.
The course is suitable for yoga teachers who already have a yoga teaching qualification. We may also consider applications from midwives and health professionals who have a strong personal yoga practice.
Prior to the start of the Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training course, students are required to do some pre-course reading and class observations. 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, and 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. Students should successfully complete all assessments.
The Yoga Mama Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training course usually costs £750, with early bird rates if booked and paid in advance. See below for more details.
EARLY BIRD RATES
We regularly offer early bird rates on our courses. See below for details.
At present, we can only accept payments made by BACs transfers. Once we have processed your online application, our admin team will send you an email with payment instructions. Click here for full terms and conditions.
"I found all of the course to be really useful. I was extremely impressed at the quality of the teaching and programme given that there has been such a short turnover to transfer it to digital."
"I thought being able to go into small groups over Zoom was really great. Didn't really feel like missed out by not being face to face."
"I loved the fact that there was an 'open floor' approach to the classes. Although we were led clearly and confidently by Cherie and the other experts teaching on the course, there was a lot of room for the collected expertise of the students to be capitalised on and was a wonderful shared learning experience."
"The online format was fantastic. I think the balance of movement and sitting for periods of time was perfect for my pregnancy body. Thank you!"
The Yoga Mama studio is located in Putney, south-west London. See full address below.
2nd Floor, 266 Upper Richmond Road
London SW15 6TQ