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.
Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training Accreditation
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)
Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training Course Content
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 Teacher Training FAQ’s 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.
Monday 1 October – Thursday 4 October
9.15am – 5pm
£460 Early Bird by 1 July / £510
The entire pregnancy yoga teacher training course 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.
We do expect this course to fill up quickly and places are limited to ensure the best standard of training, and providing a personal and supportive learning experience. Full payment is required to secure your place (please see above).
Booking Terms & Conditions
In the event of cancellation:
60 days or more prior to the course start date:
Your payment will be refunded, less 10% admin fee
31 – 59 days prior to the start date:
Payments are not refundable, but are transferable to a future whitespace training, workshops or classes (less 10% admin fee).
30 days or less prior to the start date:
Payments are not refundable or transferable, unless your place can be filled from a waiting list (less 20% admin fee).
Leaving the Training
It is our aim and policy to facilitate anyone who may be experiencing difficulties either with the training or in other areas of their life so they are able to complete the course. However, we understand that in some circumstances this is not possible and students have no choice other than to leave the course. In this instance we will be unable to give you a certificate or graduate you from the training, and your course fees cannot be refunded.