LEARN TO TEACH PREGNANCY YOGA
ABOUT OUR PREGNANCY YOGA TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMME
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.
Our Pregnancy Yoga teacher 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 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.
This is a 60-hour course, accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals, with a maximum of 20 students per class. The course runs over five full days of classes (9:15am to 5:15pm each day), which are spread over two weekends. Of these 60 hours, there are 40 contact hours, and 20 non-contact hours.
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 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 regular personal yoga practice.
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
Prior to the start of the Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training course, students have to do some pre-course reading and class observations. Assessment on the course is ongoing and includes:
- Observing 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
In addition to this, students are expected to attend and participate in all classes in the schedule. Should you miss a session, you will need to retake it at a later date in order to qualify to teach pregnancy yoga. Furthermore, in order to graduate from the course, students should successfully complete all assessments.
The Yoga Mama Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training course costs £800. Please note that applications to enrol on our Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training courses close 7 days before advertised course state dates.
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS
We occasionally offer early bird discounts on our Pregnancy Yoga teacher training courses if booked and paid in advance. Information about discounts on our courses for 2024 will be made available once we have finalised dates.
Yoga Mama is offering two bursary places on our Pregnancy Yoga teacher training course. Selected candidates will receive a 50% discount on training fees. In order to be eligible for a Yoga Mama bursary, candidates should:
- Meet the application criteria for our teacher training courses;
- Come from a marginalised, vulnerable or currently under-represented ethnic group;
- Be unable to do the course due to financial circumstances.
Please note that successful applicants are only entitled to receive one bursary placement. Should your application for a bursary place be unsuccessful, you can reapply for courses at a later date.
REQUEST A BURSARY APPLICATION FORM
If you would like to apply for a bursary place on our next course, please send an email to Cherie Lathey on email@example.com.
TEACHER TRAINING COURSE DATES FOR 2024
We are currently finalising dates for Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training courses for 2024. Dates will appear here in due course. In the meantime, to register your interest, email Cherie Lathey on firstname.lastname@example.org.
APPLYING FOR A COURSE
To apply for a course, please use our online application form. Once you have completed and submitted your application, we request that you send a copy of your original yoga teacher certificate or other relevant qualification by email to email@example.com. This should preferably be in PDF format. Please note that screenshots of certificates are not accepted. Failure to send this may delay the processing of your application.
In order to secure a place on the course, students must pay a deposit of £250. The outstanding balance should be paid before the training course starts. Should you require a different payment plan, please contact Cherie Lathey on firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 07939 589 083.
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.
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WHAT OUR GRADUATES HAVE TO SAY …
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.
I found all of the course to be really useful. 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 I missed out by not being face to face.
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!