Pregnancy Yoga | Teacher Training | Virtual

This comprehensive 6-day training interweaves theory with a holistic, technical, spiritual and practical approach to teaching yoga to pregnant women. It gives you the skills and knowledge to confidently and safely teach pregnancy yoga. It will also cover how to incorporate pregnant women in general classes and post-natal yoga.

Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training | Virtual | 60 hours

16 (evening introduction), 17–19  & 24–26 September 2021 | VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM

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

Course Overview

This pregnancy teacher training, led by Alexa Dean, interweaves a mix of theory with a holistic, technical, spiritual and practical approach to teaching yoga to pregnant women. Ideal for qualified yoga teachers who wish to specialise in Pregnancy yoga, the  training is also open to birthkeepers, doulas and midwives who would like to enhance their professional skills and build a new career path. 

The course is taught over two long weekends and includes;

  • an in depth Pregnancy Yoga manual
  • study combining Childbirth Education, Community and Asana & Pranayama Practice
  • special guests teachers
  • In-depth booklist which will be the basis for discussion 

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Course Content

The course is certified at 60 hours and covers the following;

  • How to teach a safe and comprehensive Pregnancy class, including poses, themes and sequences
  • How to incorporate 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
  • How to integrate props and equipment into your class
  • 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
  • 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 

Practicalities

  • To gain a certificate of completion students need to complete at least 75% of the course
  • A 200-hour yoga teacher training is usually a prerequisite for joining any of our Level 2 trainings but is not always essential 
  • You will be required to take ( as a students)  or observe 4 pregnancy classes or more
  • You will get a chance to teach your fellow peers on the course as well as pregnant women on the training weekends
  • You will be required to do some prep and homework in addition to the two weekends
  • You will be asked to do a final written exam including a practical element which will involve recording yourself teaching at least 3 pregnant women
  • You will receive a 60 hr Level 2 certificate as a stand-alone course or towards 300-YA accredited programme; 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. Students can either register the hours as YACEP if the teacher is registered OR as part of the 300 hr Level 2
  • Catch up recordings will be available for the duration of the course for you to recap and revisit as well as for an additional 2 weeks after completion of the course. In exceptional circumstance you can submit a request for an extension for access but note this will be at an admin cost of £25.

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

Meet the teacher- Pregnancy Teacher Training

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Course Dates

The course has the following modules scheduled:

Thursday 16 September

INTRODUCTION - VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM
6pm-8pm

Friday 17 September 2021

DAY 1 - VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM
9-5.30 pm

Saturday 18 September 2021

DAY 2 - VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM
9-5.30 pm

Sunday 19 September 2021

DAY 3 - VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM
9-5.30 pm

Friday 24 September 2021

DAY 4 - VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM
9-5.30 pm

Saturday 25 September 2021

DAY 5 - VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM
9-5.30 pm

Sunday 26 September 2021

DAY 6 - VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM
9-5.30 pm

Pricing

  • The cost is £695 for the full 6-day training LIVESTREAM ONLINE 
  • A non-refundable deposit of £200 is required on booking.
  • To reserve your place, please >>click the PAY DEPOSIT button>> select  VIRTUAL ONLY for livestream attendance > >click ENROLL >> select the payment item >> choose deposit or pay in full
  • If you do not pay in full, please ensure that you save your credit card details so we can process the final payment of £495. 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

  • The deposit is non refundable but can be transferred to another person 
  • The remaining balance is refundable up to 1 month before the event.  
  • Cancellation 2 - 4 weeks before the event: 50 % of the balance in refund only
  • Cancellation less than 2 weeks before the event: no refund
  • We are fully committed to providing the most accurate experience on the course based upon the description and we encourage open and honest communication throughout. Should you wish to make any complaints or raise any issues, please follow the procedure laid out below so we can find a resolution as quickly as possible.



    You may involve someone else to support you at any stage.



    Stage One: Speak to the teacher training manager by emailing teachertraining@theshala.co.uk concerned within 3 days after your experience and try to resolve informally. The teacher training manager will aim to come back to you within 2 working days with a resolve. If you are not satisfied with the response you have received, follow stage two.

    Stage Two: Outline the details of your complaint by email to the teacher training manager who will investigate the complaint. Your complaint will be acknowledged within 3 working days from the date it is received. Please include the following information in your email:

  • The date(s) that the incident happene
  • Class/course/workshop the complaint stems from
  • Why you are complaining and what resolution you would expect?
  • Whether you want to make the complaint anonymously or not ( in the case of anybody at risk we have the right to break confidentiality in order to try and prevent the risk)


  • The teacher training manager will then investigate the complaint through reviewing the details, and in some cases possibly writing to the tutor or person about whom the complaint has been made. The letter will outline the main elements of your complaint and ask for a full written response.


    At this point, if further relevant information comes to light, you may be asked for your comments to ensure the investigator has a balanced understanding. When your response has been received, the investigator will consider all the information available to them and make a decision.

    The response will include the following information:

  • Details of the investigation
  • A decision about whether the complaint was upheld or not
  • The reason for the decision
  • The re-dress, if appropriate, will be offered to you, for example, an apology, additional help or directing you to other sources of advice or support
  • Any other action that may be taken in light of the complaint


  • If it is not possible to provide a full answer to your complaint within 30 working days, the letter will outline reasons why and give a date by which a full answer is expected.

    Trainings at the Shala are run independently and all payments for training services are accepted on behalf of the individual teachers. 

    • The livestreamed elements of this training will be recorded and anyone who is unable to attend this part can email us to request a link to the recording, which will be available for 14 days after the event. In exceptional circumstance you can submit a request for an extension for access but note this will be at an admin cost of £25.
    • Late cancellations and no shows will be charged as if you had attended. 
    • In the event that a training is cancelled by the Shala you will be offered a refund or the option to be transferred to an alternative event
    • The course leaders and the Shala reserve the right to photograph or film during the programme and to use these images for our website and marketing purposes