Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Weekend Intensive 2014
February 21st - 23rd
October 17th - 19th
The Bliss Baby Prenatal Weekend Intensive is fun, practical and packed with information to help launch you into the growing field of teaching pregnant students. Due to popular demand we've just added this date in March, 2014.
This 20 hour Intensive is designed to equip you with greater knowledge, confidence and a comprehensive ‘tool kit’ of appropriate asanas (postures) and practices for safely teaching pregnant women during all stages of pregnancy and to prepare for birth.
We will cover the theoretical and practical applications, including:
- The three trimesters - psycho-physiological changes to mum and baby
- Birth: stages of labour; supporting a woman for a natural, active birth
- "The Golden Rules" - safety guidelines for prenatal students
- Sequencing for prenatal yoga - the 5 prenatal posture groups
- Prenatal yoga therapy/ applied Anatomy & Physiology: back problems & pelvic instabilty during pregnancy; other common prenatal complaints
- Pelvic floor & squatting
- Working with props to modify for various stages of pregnancy
- Prenatal Restorative Yoga
- Prenatal partner yoga
- Pranayama and Yoga Nidra for pregnancy and birth
Ana Davis, Bliss Baby Yoga Director
Ana Davis has been teaching yoga for 17 years and has been specialising in the area of teaching and training teachers in pre/postnatal yoga for the last 9 years, and conducts her teacher training and yoga for women's health workshops in Australia and Japan.
Ana is also a senior teacher on Byron Yoga Centre’s teacher training courses. As mother to 8 year old, Marley, Ana is passionate about sharing the benefits and joys of yoga for every stage of one’s life journey.
Star Rumble is a devoted yogini and has been practicing yoga for 19 years and teaching for 6 years. She is a Senior Byron Yoga Centre qualified Yoga Teacher and Teacher Trainer and has trained as a Bliss Baby Facilitator with Ana Davis.
She has two children, her youngest is a 10 month old, Willow. She continues to expand her knowledge base by undergoing Doula certification.
Rosie Matheson is a yoga teacher who took her first yoga class at 10 years of age! Since then she has trained extensively in Chakra Yoga & Virajati Yoga. She is the Co-founder of the 'Tantric Mama', and a qualified Doula (birth support) who specialises in prenatal & fertility yoga. Since 2009 she has focused primarily on studying Tantra and Sacred Femininity and sharing her yoga and femininity workshops and women's circles in Thailand, India, Australia and the U.S.A. Rosie has been a Bliss Baby Facilitator for the last two years having completed the full Bliss Baby 100 hour RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training). Rosie's teaching style is soft, utterly feminine and gently insightful, and she is passionate about inspiring and nurturing the divine essence in all women.
The Intensive modules are suitable for yoga teachers and teacher trainees (at minimum of level 1), and anyone who works in women’s health related fields, interested in finding out more about the benefits and applications of yoga pre and post natally.
Attendance of the weekend modules provides ongoing Professional Development hours/ points for Yoga Australia & Yoga Alliance members.
Yoga teacher members of both the Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia are required to complete ongoing professional development to keep their membership current.
Registrants of our weekend modules will receive a Completion Certificate and will be able to use the course hours to accrue these necessary professional development hours, as well as to gain the all-important knowledge and skills to launch them into this specialized area of women’s health.
Dates & times
February Weekend Intensive
Friday February 21st 4.00pm – 7.30pm
Saturday February 22nd: 8.30 am – 6.00pm
Sunday February 23rd: 8.30am – 6.00pm
October Weekend Intensive
Friday October 17th 4.00pm – 7.30pm
Saturday October 18th: 8.30 am – 6.00pm
Sunday October 19th: 8.30am – 6.00pm
Byron Yoga Centre, "Purna" Training Centre, Skinners Shoot, Byron Bay
The cost for this 20 hour Intensive is $480.
This includes a comprehensive course manual.
This course is non-residential.
Contact us if you need some help or ideas booking local accommodation.
Bookings & enquiries
What past course participants say
"Thanks again for the training - it has bought me some new insights into myself and a stronger passion for supporting women to bring beautiful, healthy yoga babies into the world." Fiona Stevens, yoga therapist and teacher, Brisbane.
"Healing, restorative, inspirational. I love, love, loved the entire weekend! Infomative, passionate sharing of integrated knowledge, understanding and wisdom and extensive research," Jessica Phoenix, U.K
"I found it very informative, easy to understand and paced well," Melanie Goppert, yoga teacher & doula, Sydney.
"Great theory for someone who hasn't had a baby. I feel very prepared to run my own class," Nicole Yarn, teacher training graduate, Canada.
"Thanks so much Ana - I am excited about pregnancy now, and exploring teaching prenatal yoga - it's beautiful," Penne Parbat, yoga teacher, Melbourne.
"It's specialising in a particular area that is neglected in our society and in yoga," Jacque Halsall, mum and yoga teacher, Coffs Harbour
"Ana is happy to share her experiences and knowledge," Susie Plesser, mum and yoga teacher, Byron Bay
"It's opened my mind & heart to new possibilities and pathways, given me a range of valuable tools and confirmed the ideas and knowledge which were already with me," Jodie Dolden, mum & yoga teacher, Port Macquarie.