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Our Fully Certified Prenatal Training by YAP and YA

This 85-hour training is formatted in three modules with a small online element.

We will meet the highest international standards so that you can 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

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Course outline

What you will learn 

About Christine

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Pregnancy yoga training can increase a yoga teacher's understanding of the female body and all the anatomical, physiological, and psychological changes that occur during this momentous experience.

 

Not only are we strengthening the muscles that will help the pregnant body carry the extra weight while pregnant, but we are applying the koshas of yoga to the whole by combining yoga asana to exercise the physical body while using pranayama, learning and conversation to access the deeper layer of the subtle body.

By doing this, we can increase the chances of maintaining a healthier pregnancy for both mother and baby and for the birth.

By deepening your knowledge as a teacher, even if you choose never to teach prenatal yoga, you will be far more capable of teaching and being aware of the female body and the multiple changes that come about through body and mind experience and age.

Not only are we learning how to guide people through pregnancy, but we are also learning to guide them through fear, anxiety, and a sense of overwhelm. We are learning how to share an appreciation of the body and its extraordinary capabilities and how to care for it as it transitions into a creative vehicle to sustain multiple lives.

Life is extraordinary, and you can witness this firsthand as a yoga teacher. You will create an environment that enables bounding, support, and kula that will go way beyond the yoga class.

Pregnancy yoga is often a woman’s first experience of yoga, so you will be learning how to teach a beginner’s class to people whose bodies are changing from week to week. If that is not learning to pivot, I don’t know what is. Not only that, but you will be teaching a mixed-level class as some of your students will have yoga experience.

You will also learn to be attentive to expression, breath, facial colouring, and sound in a way that you would never have to be in a normal class and to keep communication open all the time. In prenatal yoga, the conversation is encouraged and key throughout the class.

Christine teaches asana using the stability of the principles of Anusara yoga to create safe and reliable support for the changing body. The muscular and organic energy structure allows the body to stay safe even when it’s expanding in asana.

As a prenatal yoga teacher, you will learn how best to support women in restorative yoga and how to adapt asana to suit their new body shape or their contraindications.

Course Outline

We will learn how yoga's ancient practices and wisdom can help physically, mentally, and emotionally empower and prepare women at this particular time. 

Christine, a highly experienced yoga and prenatal teacher and yoga trainer, teaches the training over four two-day modules. A midwife teaches specific areas of study. 

This training can be a standalone Certified Prenatal Training or part of the Advanced Camatkara 300-hour training. For certification, you must hold a 200-hr foundational cert. Still, if you are working in the area of pregnancy or are pregnant yourself and want to go deeper, this may be for you, too.

When you finish this course, you can run a confident and fully informed yoga course for pregnant women, whether experienced or new to yoga. You will have the support of Studio Eleven teachers both while you are doing the course and after the course is completed.

Of course, you will receive a comprehensive training manual and a recording of four prerecorded prenatal yoga classes.

What you will learn

 About the Training

We will cover all the following, but we will also learn to teach, listen and create a women's circle of support and companionship.

General Background in the Specialty Area: 4 Hours

Understanding of psychological considerations during pregnancy and how to differentiate between high-risk and non-high-risk pregnancy.

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Techniques, Training and Practice: 25 Hours

Yoga techniques for the needs of the pregnant person, including practice and teaching skills for trimester-specific yoga techniques, alignment for the expectant parent, appropriate yoga techniques for each trimester, how to practice yoga techniques safely, and relaxation and stress management techniques.

 

Teaching Methodology: 10 Hours

Includes design of lesson plans for the beginning and/or advanced students during each trimester.

 

Anatomy and Physiology: 10 Hours

This includes a talk by a qualified and practising midwife.

Human anatomy and physiology (physical and subtle body) are explicitly related to considerations during pregnancy. Topics include, but are not limited to, an overview of normal anatomy and physiology during pregnancy, how organs function during pregnancy, and an overview of the complications, including miscarriage, premature labour, hypertension, preeclampsia, and body mechanics.

 

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers: 4 Hours

Includes traditional yoga philosophy as it may apply to lifestyle and well-being during pregnancy.

Practicum: 20 Hours

Practicum hours are divided between hours spent observing prenatal classes and reviewing these and hours spent teaching a competent prenatal yoga class.

 

Going Deeper: 10 Hours

These hours will be spent exploring meditations for Pregnancy, the benefits of yoga on a birth ball, birth partner yoga, yoga for the birthing room, and post-pregnancy yoga.

 

Practicum: 25 hours

  • This includes observing other prenatal teachers leading five prenatal yoga classes, writing these up and sending them to Christine before 22 November... This counts as ten hours of observing and documenting five prenatal classes (out of the studio room), 

  • The trainees will record themselves teaching a one-hour prenatal yoga class and send it to Christine before 22 November. This counts as five hours preparing and conducting a one-hour class (out of the studio room)

  • Read two of the recommended books and write a short review of both. Please send it to Christine before 22 November. This counts as ten hours (out of the studio room)

  • Complete open-book quizzes and reviews. This will be done on the last training day, 25 November.

The total 85 hours of training:

 

Quiz

This open-book Quiz will qualify you and must completed. It will test and consolidate the knowledge you gain during the training.

 

Dates for this training

27th-28th -29th September

25th - 26th - 27th -28th October

22nd - 23rd - 24th November

Fridays will be 5.30 PM - 9 PM,

Saturdays and Sundays 10–5.30 PM

The bank holiday Monday - 10 AM -5.30 PM

 

There are three payment options.

  1. The early bird price will be paid in full by the 30 June €960

  2. A deposit of €290 will be produced by 31 August, and the remaining €700 will be paid before training starts.

  3. A deposit of €290 will be paid by the 31 August. The remaining €720 will be paid in four lots of €180 each paid before each module.

 

Total Hours: 85 Hours 

About Christine

Certified Anusara and iRest yoga teacher,

E-RYT 500, YACEP

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Christine has been a yoga student for over thirty years, a mother of five inspiring young adults, and a pregnancy yoga teacher for nearly ten years.

 

In 2014, she completed her first prenatal training with Yoga Mama in Putney, England. She then taught in Boyle, Roscommon Town, Sligo, and Carrick-on-Shannon. 

After completing her 85-hour prenatal training, she studied with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli Womb Yoga training and became a Hypnobirthing facilitator. She has studied advanced prenatal training with Melissa Curtis and completed Lou Horgan's pregnancy and women's training.

She will run this training with a gathering of experienced prenatal teachers, trainers and birth care facilitators.

 

She runs workshops, retreats, and yoga teacher training sessions in Boyle, Omagh, and Inishbofin.

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