Our Fully Certified Prenatal Training by YAP and YA
This 85-hour training is formatted in four two-day modules with a small online element and an extra day on 25 May to review learning.
We will meet the highest international standards to enable you to teach yoga to pregnant women and support them at every stage of their pregnancy, birth, and beyond.
Taught by Christine RPYT, E-RYT 500, YACEP, Dip HP (KGH) with visiting teachers and Midwife
About the Training
We will learn how yoga's ancient practices and wisdom can help physically, mentally, and emotionally empower and prepare women at this special time.
The training is taught over four two-day modules by Christine, a highly experienced yoga and prenatal teacher and yoga trainer, and it includes specific areas of study taught by a midwife.
Techniques, Training and Practice: 25 Hours
We will learn yoga techniques that are specialised to the pregnant woman's needs. These include movement, meditation, and breathing techniques to promote mental and physical well-being. All these practices and teaching skills are trimester-specific yoga. These will be alignment-based for the expectant mother to ensure safety, with the appropriate techniques for each trimester. We will learn how to practice yoga relaxation and stress management techniques safely.
We will also learn how the use of props can be so helpful in asana practice and in the birth room, working with birth balls, the wall and chairs to get the maximum benefit from asana.
We will explore meditation for pregnancy and partner yoga for both the birth room and the everyday.
Teaching Methodology: 10 Hours
This will include the design of lesson plans for the beginning and/or advanced students during each trimester.
Anatomy and Physiology: 10 hours
Anatomy and physiology (both physical and subtle body) of a woman's changing body, related specifically to considerations during pregnancy. This will include topics of anatomy and physiology during pregnancy, exploring how organs function during pregnancy, and an overview of the complications, including miscarriage, premature labour, hypertension, preeclampsia, and body mechanics. Understanding the yoga teacher's relationship with health care professionals. Knowing when to suggest that the student consult a health care professional regarding pregnancy issues. Understanding of psychological considerations during pregnancy and how to differentiate between high-risk and non-high-risk pregnancy.
We will have a midwife to cover what helps and is useful from her perspective and some of the anatomy of pregnancy.
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers: 5 hours
Includes traditional yoga philosophy as it may apply to lifestyle and well-being during pregnancy.
Practicum: 20 hours
This includes observing other teachers leading five prenatal yoga classes and writing these up. The trainees will record themselves teaching a one-hour prenatal yoga class and a complete open-book quiz and review. This will be done after the training is completed on May 25th.
The total 85 hours of training:
Ten hours observing and documenting five prenatal classes (out of studio room),
Two hours preparing and teaching a one-hour class (out of the studio room)
Each trainee will complete an open-book quiz with individual feedback, review, and discussion, which will be done after the training is conducted in May.
73 contact hours (classroom) hours and 12 non-contact (take-home assignment)
Dates for this training
March 9- 10 and 23 - 24 - 10 - 6 PM
April 6 - 7 and 20 - 21, 10 AM - 6 PM.
May 25th - Review Day 10 AM - 6 PM.
There are three payment options;
The early bird price will be paid in full by 26 February
A deposit of €290 will be paid by 26 February, and the remaining €700 will be paid before training starts.
A deposit of €290 will be paid by 26 February. The remaining €720 will be paid in four lots of €180 each paid before each module.