Teaching Pregnancy Yoga Intensive FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions and dispelling myths

About Teaching Pregnancy Yoga Intensive

Do I need to have any experience of Pregnancy Yoga to join this Teacher Training?

You don’t need to have had experience of Pregnancy Yoga, but you will need to have a strong motivation to want to learn to teach Pregnancy Yoga and have read the pre-course reading prior to taking the course.

I am not a qualified yoga teacher, can I still do the Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training?

If you are a health care professional or therapist who works with pregnant women you are able to attend to deepen your knowledge and experience - please contact the studio to discuss your suitability to attend the course before booking. However you will not be qualified to teach Pregnancy Yoga as a Yoga Teacher unless you have completed the minimum 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program. In this instance you will still receive your Certificate of Attendance or Certificate of Completion upon receipt of your assignment.

What do I need to do to best prepare for this training?

  • Purchase and familiarise yourself with Yoga for Pregnancy and Birth - Uma Dinsmore-Tuli (ISBN-10: 1444100971,ISBN-13: 978-1444100976)
  • Observe/attend 4 Pregnancy yoga classes - minimum duration of 60 minute classes. One of these must be in person, the other 3 can be on-line or DVD observations. You will need to make some notes of the practices, modifications and sequences and bring these to the training as they will form part of the training content.

What will be covered during the course?

We will look at the journey of Pregnancy, both from a physical and emotional perspective. Explore safety and practical considerations of teaching asana, meditation & pranayama for pregnant students, and how to sequence lessons in a pregnancy setting. This will include partner work and group teaching practices during the course. How to integrate the needs of a pregnant student into a regular class, whilst managing the needs of the rest of your students also. Helpful techniques for active birthing, and teaching considerations for the postnatal student.

Will there be an opportunity to meet with Dawn Wright privately during the course?

Due to the timings of this 4-day intensive, there isn’t the opportunity for any personal mentoring during the course itself, but post course there will be the possibility to arrange a personal mentoring session with Dawn either through Skype or FaceTime at additional cost.

About the Commitment for Teaching Pregnancy Yoga Intensive

What happens if I have to cancel my Pregnancy Teacher Training? - Cancellation T&C's

We make our cancellation and refund policy transparent – ensuring it’s available before booking, at the time of booking and also on your receipt confirmation – so you can make an informed decision. Please take time to read this carefully.  All clients are asked to agree to Whitespace terms and conditions upon booking a course or workshop.

In the event of Whitespace cancelling an event:
you will receive a full refund, or the option of being transferred to another workshop or a credit to your Whitespace account.

In the event of you cancel an event place:
provided you have notified us within the cancellation window (see below), you can receive a refund less 10% admin fee, or the option of being transferred to another workshop or a credit to your Whitespace account

We regret no refund or transfer can be given outside of these terms, including if you are unable to attend due to illness, work, family or other reasons. Before committing to a course or event, please ensure you can attend the scheduled number of sessions to get the most out of the programme. This cancellation policy is firm.

Event Cancellation Window
Teacher Workshops & Intensives & 8 Week Mindfulness
+60 days before start date
refund less 10% admin fee
200hr Training and Retreats
+90 days before start date
refund less non-refundable deposit

Transfer to Another Student

By You – If you cancel an event outside of the cancellation window, no refund will be available. You may pass your booking on to a friend at no additional cost (please arrange payment between you). We must be notified via email if a friend will attend in your place.

By Us – If the event is full and we can find someone on the wait list to take your place, we will offer you a refund less a 20% admin fee, or credit your Whitespace account for future purchases – valid for 1 year.

Leaving an Event

It is our aim and policy to facilitate students who may be experiencing difficulties either with the event or in other areas of their life, so they are able to complete the event. However, we understand that in some circumstances this is not possible, and students may feel they have no choice other than to leave a course or programme. In this instance we will be unable to give you a certificate or graduate you from the training, and your event fees cannot be refunded. 

Teacher Availability

In the event where a teacher is unavailable due to illness or an emergency, an alternative teacher will be arranged wherever possible. For retreats, we strongly recommend participants have adequate insurance to cover any cancelled travel or personal expenses, as we cannot make reimbursements over and above our cancellation policy.

How much time do I have to dedicate to the training outside of the contact hours?

The course is a 50 hour course, which is made up of the following:

  • 28 contact teaching hours
  • 22 Non-contact hours made from: Class attendance/observations, reading the course book, some evening preparation during the course between training days, and 2 assignments.

What happens if I can’t attend one day of the training?

To obtain the 50-hour Pregnancy Yoga Teaching Certificate, you need to have attended 100% of the training, otherwise you will receive a Certificate of Attendance only for the number of hours attended. Please plan ahead for this as requests to leave early/arrive late cannot be accommodated. If there is space, it may be possible to attend the day missed when the course is next run at Whitespace Studio. There would be an additional fee for this and is subject to availability.

About the Assignment & Qualification for Teaching Pregnancy Yoga Intensive

Do I have to complete the Assignment?

No this isn’t mandatory. The Assignment is a way to demonstrate a level of competency – to show the learning has been integrated and applied to a teaching setting. If you have no intention of teaching Pregnancy Yoga, then you don’t have to complete this (although you’re welcome to). For teachers wishing to go on and teach Pregnancy Yoga, the Assignment is necessary to obtain Certification.

How long do I have to complete the Assignment?

You will have 2 months to complete the written assignment. The assignment will be explained in full detail during the training, and the exact deadline date will be given to you.

Does this course count towards Level 2 Teacher Training?

Completion of this course will contribute towards your Continued Professional Development (CPD Points). Please check with your awarding body (e.g. BWY, Yoga Alliance, FRYOG) about the specifics on how you record these. If you require a signature, please bring your forms along to the training.

What happens if I fail the assignment?

Provided you have maintained your commitment to the course, you will be given an opportunity to re-submit your assignment.

 

 Further Questions

We hope this answers all of your questions. If you have any further questions, or wish to discuss any of the topics covered about, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Whitespace Yoga Studio on 01908 566610

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