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Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training Course

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PREGNANCY YOGA TEACHER TRAINING LEEDS

Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training Course

Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training Course, 85 hours, with Sally Parkes (BSc). Fully certified by FEDANT and The Yoga Alliance UK, and The Yoga Alliance US.

 

With full accreditation from The Yoga Alliance (US), Yoga Alliance Professionals (UK) and the Federation of Antenatal Educators, this certified Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training course offers 85 hours of learning about all aspects of becoming a mother – from pregnancy, to post-natal and Mother and Baby Yoga.

Successful participants arrive as students but leave as teachers, with the knowledge, confidence and expertise to run classes and individual sessions which deliver safe, uplifting and effective yoga practice with clients across any stage of this miraculous journey.

There’s a strong focus on anatomy and psychology across Sallys’ teachings of yoga, with additional emphasis on learning about the Shakti (female) energy which plays such a vital role in conception, pregnancy and birth. Students of this course also develop a thorough knowledge of yoga asana, mudra, pranayama, relaxation, meditation and the spiritual elements of yoga during pregnancy.

The course also involves wider aspects of a mothers’ yoga practice, such as gentle postnatal Pilates methods to support, strengthen and stretch; gentle exercise for health and alignment; basic yoga sequences for mother and baby; and recovery and rehabilitation during the post-natal phase. The final module of the course is dedicated to learning the art of Mother and Baby Yoga.

The course contact hours allow plenty of opportunities for discussion and practice and is completed with an informative talk on how to set up and develop your own pregnancy yoga business. As well as basics of hiring the right space and ways to organise classes, you’ll also gain insights into using social media to help you gain clients and build a growing community which brings referrals.

What’s included?

Topics covered include:

  • Yoga related movements for all the trimesters to stretch and strengthen the physical body and help alleviate common conditions of pregnancy.
  • Appropriate relaxation, pranayama, visualizations and meditation for the prenatal mother.
  • How simple breath work and deep relaxation can help rejuvenate a women mentally, physically and emotionally.
  • How pregnancy can negatively affect postural alignment, and how with the correct programming of yoga asana, we can in part counteract these changes.
  • Effective use of yoga props to help the mother feel more supported.
  • The difference between sequencing yoga asana for a mother in her second and in her third trimester.
  • Moola Bandha – the importance of a healthy pelvic floor and how the alignment of the pelvis affects its’ engagement.
  • Energetics – An overview of the Chakra System and how the pelvic floor relates to and affects the root chakra.
  • A discussion on the effects that pregnancy has on the direction of prana, and how this relates to birth.
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Birth and Birth Preparation Module

  • Positions for optimal foetal positioning and how the position of the baby may affect labour.
  • Working with an exercise ball and chair for the late stages of pregnancy, in preparation for birth.
  • The importance of the Nervous System, and the role the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems play during birth.
  • Birth and labour – description of a `normal’ or ‘physiological’ birth.
  • The spiritual aspects of birth.
  • Meditations and birth affirmations for the birthing mother, that can be used no matter how her birth unfolds.

Postnatal and Mother and Baby Yoga Module

  • Yoga and Pilates related movements for the post-natal period to stretch and strengthen the physical body and help alleviate common conditions of a post-natal woman including postural changes such as upper and low crossed syndrome.
  • How simple breath work and deep relaxation can help heal a women mentally, physically and emotionally.
  • Post-natal recovery yoga for mother who has experienced a medicalised birth ie: medical induction, Syntocin drip, Epidural, Ventouse, forceps, Caesarean Section, and/or birth trauma.
  • Mother and baby yoga – How to plan and facilitate a class safely and effectively so it is all inclusive and involves both the mother and baby.

Getting started: Starting up your career as a pre and postnatal yoga teacher

  • We will discuss and share ideas of how to start your business as a pre and post-natal yoga teacher. We will cover how to register as a pregnancy yoga teacher, writing a health questionnaire, how to take payments for classes, legal data collection and protection procedures etc.

This course teaches you to deliver classes and one to one lessons that are:

  • Safe, effective and functional
  • An even blend of the yoga system
  • Empowering
  • Uplifting
  • Informative
  • Non-judgemental
  • Supportive

You will finish the training course with the skills to:

  • You will be able to teach a Pregnancy Yoga class, a Post-Natal Yoga class and a Mother and Baby Yoga Class.
  • Teach a well-rounded yoga class that honours a woman’s mind and body at this special and sacred time.
  • Adapt your general classes for any pregnant ladies who also attend.
  • Integrate yoga props and small equipment into your classes and one to ones to make them more bespoke.
  • Adapt the class for those with injuries and/or common ailments such as lower back pain, pelvic girdle pain, low/high blood pressure and fatigue.
  • Have a clear understanding of why it is important to incorporate all elements of yoga into a class.
  • Have the knowledge of what actually happens to the body during pregnancy and birth.
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Homework, Assignments and Exam:

As part of the 85 hour course program, this course requires you to do at least 22 hours of private study/readings as per the Yoga Alliance guidelines. Students will be asked to write a short pregnancy yoga sequence after the third day to teach towards the end of the course to the rest of the group. This will constitute the practical exam for the course. There are also several assignments to complete including one class observations (ideally prior to the course), teaching practice and a case study. You will also be expected to thoroughly read the course training manual. Reading list to purchase prior to and during the training:

  • ‘Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful’ by Gurmukh
  • Course training manual

Yoga Alliance, Yoga Alliance Professionals and FEDANT Certification:

All graduates will receive a certificate upon completion. This training is 85 hours (including private study time) to meet with the standards of The Yoga Alliance Professionals (UK) and The Yoga Alliance US, and is also certified by the Federation of Antenatal Educators (FEDANT). The course is open to anyone with a keen interest in ante-natal education and a passion for sharing their knowledge after the course with mums-to be, including yoga teachers, doula’s and midwives. You will be able to register with FEDANT’s register of Ante-Natal Educators, and if you have a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training certification already, you will be permitted to register with The Yoga Alliance Professionals (UK) or The Yoga Alliance US as a Pregnancy Yoga Teacher.

Dates

Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd March, 9:30 – 5:30

and

Friday 8th – Sunday 10th March, 9:30 – 5:30

Investment

£697 early bird, until 1st December 2018.

£747, thereafter.

Payment Plan

Payment in installments is available:

Deposit of £200 – this is non-refundable, and required to confirm your place on the course

Balance required by 1st January 2019

Book now via sallyparkesyoga.com >

Or email info@sallyparkesyoga.com for other payment options.

Course Leader

Sally Parkes, BSc, EYT, SYT

Sally Parkes Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training

Sally has been teaching health and fitness since 1998 and has studied and taught pregnancy and post-natal yoga extensively since 2007. Her style of yoga is from the lineage taught by guru Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, a leader in the field of women’s well-being, whilst also weaving an element of exercise physiology, Pilates and movement methods gained from her studies in exercise rehabilitation in to her teaching.

Now a mother of two lively little girls, Sally continues her studies and has trained as a doula with Michel O’Dent and with Jennifer Walker of Spinning Babies, and has penned many articles for major publications. Also the author of The Students Guide to Yoga Anatomy and teacher on movementformodernlife.com, Sally is now a certified Experienced and Senior Yoga Teacher and teacher trainer, who is known for her humour, warmth and all inclusive presentations. She now specialises in delivering solid and thorough pregnancy and post-natal yoga teacher training’s in the UK and internationally.

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About Yoga Hero

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Hero has been established since March 2013. Initially, classes were ‘popping up’ in church halls, arts galleries, cafes, skateparks… you name it! Over time, we eventually found a beautiful home in Leeds Dock.

Yoga Hero has three studios, one with a capacity of up to 80, one with a capacity of 20, and the third is perfect for small private groups or one to one sessions. At Yoga Hero, we offer everything from Introduction to Yoga Courses, Pay As You Feel Classes, up to 200 hour Foundation Teacher Training Qualifications and Further Training, such as Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and much more!

About Leeds Dock

Leeds Dock

Yoga Hero is based in a beautiful part of Leeds called Leeds Dock. Leeds Dock is a 10 minute walk from Leeds Train Station, or there’s a free water taxi service between the train station and the Dock!

 

Around Leeds Dock are many affordable hotels, such as:
* Holiday Inn Express (Two minutes’ walk)
* Jury’s Inn (Five minutes’ walk)
* Ibis (Five minutes’ walk)
* Malmaison (Ten minutes’ walk)

 

There are also many very reasonably priced AirBnBs on the Dock

 

Leeds is a quite small city with loads going on. The whole city is walkable by foot, probably 40 minutes’ walk from one end to the other at a steady pace. There’s many independent restaurants and cafes, with our favourite North Star Coffee Shop just two doors down from the studio, serving incredible coffee and food during the day.

 

If you have any questions about Leeds; what to do, where to stay, or how to get here, just ask the team: hello@yogahero.co.uk // 07743513225.