With contributions from midwives and a detailed training manual this course provides both the theoretical and practical training necessary to teach yoga classes specifically for pregnant women. Sessions will include mantra, mudra, nada yoga and pranavidya practices, encouraging you to think for yourself and to develop your own style and method of teaching pregnancy yoga within a clear framework of safety guidelines.The emphasis of the course is on supporting healthy pregnancy through appropriate holistic yoga practices. Please read the prospectus below for additional information on this course
The course will cover:
- how to design and teach appropriate yoga classes and private sessions to all pregnant women, including those with previous yoga experience and practice and those who are new to yoga, as well as those in the early postnatal stage;
- how to teach a full range of holistic yoga techniques that enhance a woman’s experience of pregnancy as a preparation for motherhood, and in the immediate postnatal period, including asana, paired asana, pranayama, nada yoga, mudra, bandha, mantra, prana vidya, dharana, meditation, and pratyahara through yoga nidra (deep relaxation); and
- how to understand the philosophical and spiritual basis of yoga in the context of the emotional journey towards birth and motherhood, and to use that understanding as the basis of all pregnancy yoga teaching, and for the immediate period of postnatal recovery.
The course involves obligatory detailed observations of pregnancy yoga classes and/or DVDs (as broad a range of approaches as you are able to find) and three short assignments that help you to focus your learning in a practical manner by creating handouts, publicity material and health questionnaires for your future students. Towards the end of course there will be an appraisal session at which your teaching is observed by experienced pregnancy yoga teachers. The appraisal is conducted in a supportive and mutually respectful manner, so that most trainees find this experience to be hugely enjoyable, often commenting that the appraisal session was one of their favourite parts of the course.
The pre-course assignments will be sent to you as part of the email booking confirmation you receive so please do look out for this.
On successful fulfilment of all course requirements you will receive a Yogacampus Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training Certificate.
Pre Course Work
Please note that you will be required to carry out some pre-course assignments including pre-reading and/or reflections/journaling to enable you to get the most out of the training. We therefore recommend that you register for the course as early as possible to allow yourself plenty of time to prepare. You will receive instructions for the pre-course assignments together with your booking confirmation. Please note it is your responsibility to read the joining instructions that will be outlined in your booking confirmation email.
About Janine Hurley
Janine has taught hugely popular pregnancy yoga and kids' yoga classes in Manchester since 2005. As well being a qualified general yoga and mother and baby yoga teacher, and has also managed the children's yoga programme at the Independent Yoga Network festival. Janine has been assisting Uma Dinsmore-Tuli on Northern trainings and workshops since 2011.
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Friday 12th to Sunday 14th May 2017 and Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th June 2017
09.30 to 17.00 each day with one hour for lunch.
Early Bird Cost
£615 until 20th January 2017
Includes a detailed course manual.
Maximum participants: 30
Number of hours: 36
Open to existing yoga teachers of any yoga tradition with an interest in teaching specialist pregnancy classes and to trainee yoga teachers from any teacher training course, so long as you have some experience of teaching. If you fulfil this requirement you can book the course on-line below and DO NOT need to complete the application form.
We also will consider applications from midwives and medical practitioners who have a strong yoga practice. In this case you must complete the application form below and email it to email@example.com for approval before you book onto the course.
What our students say
Janine was absolutely brilliant - open - addressing and listening to all questions. Working through at a good pace, caring and creating a safe, nurturing space for learning. Beautiful teaching with thought and attention to detail.
Gaelle S. on Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training - Manchester, January 2016
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