Delve into the fascinating and rewarding area of prenatal and postnatal yoga. Explore the theoretical and the practical aspects of offering yoga classes to expecting mothers. Those who already have at least a 200 hour Level 1 RYT certification can become qualified to teach prenatal yoga.
You will learn from experienced trainers and specialists in the fields of pregnancy yoga and women’s health. The training will enables you to teach pregnant women and new mothers safely, whether it is in a specific prenatal class or teaching pregnant, or new mothers, within a general yoga class.
The training will cover key asana to benefit prenatal and postnatal women along with how to modify postures, the use of props and also adjustments and corrections for pregnant women. You will learn the contra-indications and safety guidelines for both a pregnancy and post birth yoga practice. The course will provide you will a large repertoire of suitable and safe postures and practices to integrate into your classes. You will learn how to sequence specialised classes and also how and when to provide variations and modifications for pregnant women during general classes.
You will participate in yoga classes that demonstrate correct teaching methodology and you will also have the opportunity for practical teaching experience. To become registered with Yoga Alliance as an accredited RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) you will need to complete an additional 30 hour practical teaching experience on completion of the residential course and online hours.
The theoretical sessions will cover applied anatomy and physiology specific to prenatal and postnatal women, safety guidelines and also the practical and business aspects of establishing and running prenatal and ‘mums and bubs’ classes.
This course is primarily designed for yoga teachers and health professionals wishing to add prenatal teaching to their repertoire. It is also open to yoga practitioners and particularly pregnant women in the second and third trimesters looking to design their own practice for pregnancy and to spend time on the mat with their baby. A rewarding course with a myriad of practical benefits to share with others.
The course will be facilitated by Senior Byron Yoga Centre teachers who have professional (and personal) skills and experience in prenatal/postnatal yoga and women’s health including Emma Louise Roger and Jade Abbott.