Teaching yoga during the time of pregnancy can be such a privilege. As a prenatal yoga teacher it is vital to be able to create a consistent and supportive space for women at their most intense period of change in life.
This 4 day intensive training will provide the tools for teachers to deliver safe, creative and nurturing classes to women during all stages of their pregnancies – whether you’re integrating pregnant students into your class or teaching dedicated pre-natal classes. Each day will contain group practice and experience of pre-natal yoga, lectures, group exercises and teaching practice. There will be additional non-contact hours in the form of assignments and class observations.
The course will cover: Teaching pre-natal yoga classes, integrating a pregnancy student into a general class, Anatomy and Physiology during each stage of pregnancy, Emotional considerations and changes during pregnancy, Common conditions and aliments during pregnancy and how adapt practice with these, Pranayama, meditation and relaxation for pregnancy
Who’s it for?
Yoga teachers (qualified and currently in training) who wish to teach Pregnancy yoga or better equip themselves for integrating pregnant students. It is also open to qualified practitioners in the field of pregnancy/birth support and other complementary health disciplines, although in this case please contact the studio for confirmation of your eligibility before making your booking online.
Whitespace is a registered Centre of Excellence with Yoga Alliance Professionals. This exclusive accolade demonstrates that as a Registered Centre of Excellence, our studio has met excellent standards in both teaching and the facilities, as well as the events that we run.
On completion of the course, graduates will receive a Whitespace Pregnancy Teaching Certificate. Training hours can be used for Yoga Alliance or British Wheel continuing education (e.g. CPD points)
The journey of Pregnancy – Understanding the physical and emotional journey of pregnancy
Considerations of teaching asana, meditation & pranayama for pregnant students
Sequencing a pregnancy yoga class
Integrating a pregnant student into an open class
Birth and Beyond: Active birth techniques & postnatal
Frequently Asked Questions
We totally appreciate that this journey requires a big commitment in time, money and energy, so we want to help you to make an informed decision. Our Pregnancy Yoga TT FAQS offers answers to some of our more frequent questions from students, we hope this covers everything you need to know. Do feel free to call us if you’d prefer to discuss any questions in person.
Thursday 28 September – Sunday 1 October
10.30am – 5.30pm
£360 if paying deposit and balance in full
£399 if paying deposit and instalments spread over: £200 non-refundable deposit on booking, £100 due by 27 July 2017, £99 due by 7 September 2017
Book online today or give us a call on 01908 566610. Spaces on this training are limited and so will need to be pre-booked and pre-paid. Bookings are all on a first come first served basis and confirmed on payment.
The entire training is led by Yoga Alliance Professionals Senior Yoga Teacher (SYT) Dawn Wright who is also one of our principle teachers for the Advanced Yoga & Teacher Training Programme. Her approach is nurturing and supportive, giving students the space to explore their own yoga practice and to safely, informatively and creatively expand their teaching. Dawn is a mother of 3 children and found yoga to be a powerful tool to her physical and mental well-being both pre and post-natally. She is passionate about sharing practices which support women during this special time, teaches weekly pre-natal classes and runs Birthing Preparation workshops. She has been teaching pregnancy yoga for many years and trained with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli.