Pregnancy Yoga | Teacher Training | HYBRID

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 | Hybrid | 50 hours

15 (evening introduction), 16–18  & 24–26 September 2021 | IN STUDIO or 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
  • self-paced online independent 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 Yoga Alliance accredited 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

  • 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 or observe at leat 4 pregnancy classes 
  • 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 complete online modules between weekends and also 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 Yoga Alliance 60 hr accredited Level 2 hours 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

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

DAY 1 - IN STUDIO or VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM
Full day

Saturday 18 September 2021

DAY 2 - IN STUDIO or VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM
Full day

Sunday 19 September 2021

DAY 3 - IN STUDIO or VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM
Full day

Friday 24 September 2021

DAY 4 - IN STUDIO or VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM
Full day

Saturday 25 September 2021

DAY 5 - IN STUDIO or VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM
Full day

Sunday 26 September 2021

DAY 6 - IN STUDIO or VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM
Full day

Pricing

  • The cost is £695 for the full 6-day training IN STUDIO (or LIVESTREAM ONLINE if you are unable to travel to the studio). 
  • A non-refundable deposit of £200 is required on booking.
  • To reserve your place, please >>click the PAY DEPOSIT button>> select HYBRID for IN STUDIO option or VIRTUAL ONLY for livestream attendance > >click ENROLL >> select the payment item >> choose deposit or pay in full
  • Note it is sometimes possible to change from IN STUDIO to VIRTUAL but not generally possible to change from VIRTUAL to IN STUDIO
  • 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
  • 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 7 days after the event. 
    • 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