Pregnancy Yoga | Teacher Training | HYBRID

An intensive Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training yoga including how to teach pregnant women in general classes as well as a day on post-natal yoga. This comprehensive 6-day training gives you the skills to confidently teach with safety and nourishment for both mum and baby.

Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training | Hybrid | 50 hours

15 (evening intros), 16–18  & 24 - 26 September 2021 IN STUDIO & VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM

Our pregnancy teacher training, led by Alexa Dean, balances a mix of theory with a holistic, technical, spiritual and practical approach to teaching yoga to pregnant women.  Ideal for qualified yoga teachers who want to specialise in Pregnancy yoga as well as recent 200 hr students and graduates. The  training is also open to keen yoga practitioners who are pregnant and birthkeepers, doulas and midwives who want to enhance their professional skills and build a new career path.  

The course is taught over two long weekends but also includes self-paced online independent study combining Childbirth Education, Community and Asana & Pranayama Practice.

This 6-day course will give you the tools and the inspiration to confidently teach mothers-to-be in general classes as well as specialised Pregnancy classes. The course also covers post-natal teaching and mum and baby. It can be attended as a stand-alone course or as an optional module on our 300-hour programme

Course Overview

The course is accredited at 60 hours and covers the following material:  

  • How to teach a Pregnancy class and mothers-to-be in a general class
  • How to teach a class that considers pregnancy related ailments such as back pain, joint ache, pelvic girdle pain, high/low blood pressure and and fatigue
  • The deep physiological and anatomical changes of the pregnant body
  • Skills to teach a well rounded class that honours the pregnant body and mind at this special time
  • Contra-indications and the importance of environment for pregnancy classes
  • How to teach pregnancy classes online
  • One full day will focus on postnatal yoga and mum and baby classes 

Course Content

 

On this 60 hr training you will receive: 

  • An in-depth pregnancy yoga teacher training manual
  • Recordings of the teaching sessions and any practice
  • An in-depth review of Childbirth Education
  • A chance to teach fellow students and pregnant women
  • An in-depth booklist which will be the basis of discussions on the weekend trainings
  • The chance to audit a local childbirth education class in your community
  • Online modules to complete as well as teaching live 

 

Practicalities

  • A 200-hour yoga teacher training is usually a prerequisite for joining any of our Level 2 trainings but not essential 
  • Students will be required to take or observe at leat 4 pregnancy classes at the Shala or in their own community
  • Students will get chance to teach their fellow peers on the course as well as pregnant women on the training weekends
  • Students will be required to complete online modules between weekends and also do some prep and homework in addition to the two weekends
  • Students will get chance to do a final written exam including a practical element which will involve recording the student teaching to at least 3 pregnant women
  • You will receive Yoga Alliance 60 hr accredited Level 2 hours as a stand-alone course or towards our 300-hour training; 50 hrs contact hours plus 10 hours of prep and homework
  • This course can be taken as a stand-alone course or as part of our 300-YA accredited programme

Teacher Bio

Alexa Dean

Alexa is a Doula, Hypnobirthing Childbirth Educator, Yoga Teacher, Massage Therapist and Co-Founder of ‘London Bliss Doulas’ established in 2012. She passionately believes in active, positive and conscious birthing and in supporting women all the way through their own private and amazing experience of becoming a parent. She encourages women to intelligently align mind and body, enjoy their pregnancy and the empowerment obtained through knowledge and understanding of the process of birth.

Alexa qualified as a Hatha Yoga Teacher at triyoga London and Vinyasa Flow Teacher in India. She then specialised in Pregnancy & Postnatal Yoga with Nadia Narain and continued her studies with YogaBirth, a program set up by Active Birth teachers that combines Yoga with Childbirth Education. Lastly she took up the Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, developed by Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa (USA) based on Kundalini Yoga and Meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Alexa is also a Relax & Renew® Restorative Yoga Teacher having trained with Judith Hanson Lasater (USA). She certified as a Doula guided by revolutionary childbirth pioneer Dr Michel Odent, studied Hypnobirthing with Katharine Graves and EFT Tapping with Sue Beer and Emma Roberts. She is a Massage Therapist with experience in Fertility, Pregnancy, Postnatal and Baby Massage. Alexa also trained as a Midwife Assistant at The Farm Midwifery Center in Tennessee, founded by Ina May Gaskin, the pioneer of natural birth in the United States

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Course Dates

The course has the following modules scheduled:

Thursday 16 September- Introduction

IN STUDIO or VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM
6pm-8pm

Friday 17 September 2021

IN STUDIO or VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM
Full day

Saturday 18 September 2021

IN STUDIO or VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM
Full day

Sunday 19 September 2021

IN STUDIO or VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM
Full day

Friday 24 September 2021

IN STUDIO or VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM
Full day

Saturday 25 September 2021

IN STUDIO or VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM
Full day

Sunday 26 September 2021

IN STUDIO or VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM
Full day

Pricing

  • The cost is £695 for the full 6-day IN STUDIO. A non-refundable deposit of £200 is required on booking to save your place.
  • Register your interest in the Express Interest section above and we will send you a link to pay the deposit when live
  • You can also pay in full at the outset. If you do not pay in full, please ensure that you save your credit card details so we can process the final payment of £450. This will happen 21 days before the start of the course and a receipt will be sent to you when the payment has been taken.
  • 300 hour students get a 10% discount on this training if they have booked three trainings with us including the core. Email us if this is the case and the discount will be applied when the balance is taken