Post natal, parent and baby Yoga Teacher Training
Pregnancy is a short time in a person’s life but post natal is the whole rest of our lives.
Those first few months of baby’s life and of becoming a mum are special but challenging. Yoga provides women with the support and self care to be fully present with their baby and themselves so they can gain confidence and enjoy this precious time.
For Mum, yoga allows her to do something for herself to start to tone her core and pelvic floor, love her post natal self, alleviate any issues from pregnancy while bonding with her baby and gaining confidence as a mum.
For babies, yoga supports their development, helps them feel secure and relaxed with a calmer more confident version of their lovely mum.
For everyone, learning about whole body, integrated intuitive core alignment will support us to be strong and move from a centred space, prevent injury, and feel powerful and supported while loving the bodies we are in.
The aims of this course is to empower you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to support women, and their new babies, through yoga, and deepen your understanding of core and pelvic floor, as well as developing your own practice.
- Give you the tools to teach mum and baby yoga classes
- Empower you to support post natal students in your regular yoga classes.
- Develop your understanding of integrated core alignment, the pelvic floor and whole body alignment.
- Fill your cup with lots of practices, including pranayama, asana, teaching practice, philosophy and yoga nidra
Length of course (hours) 40 hours (28 live contact hours + self practice and assignments)
This course will certify you teach postnatal yoga and mum and baby yoga.
Module 1: Anatomy and physiology beyond birth
The fourth trimester – Hormones and the nervous system
Recovering from birth
Beyond pregnancy – The pelvic floor
The abdominals – diastas rectus
Module 2 Asana for post natal yoga
Poses for the pelvic floor and psoas – exploring, strength, length and letting go
Working with the complete core – strengthening and healing
Asana with baby
Module 3: Yoga for baby
The developing brain
Sound and movement
Module 4: Lesson and Course planning
Sample six week course
Lesson Planning: objectives, outcomes and letting go
Course planning: Themes and building skills
Module 5: Yogic Philosophy
The four paths of yoga and motherhood as practice
The Upanishads and postnatal yoga
Module 6: Self care and the power of relaxation
Nada yoga – mantra
Ritual and routine
Module 7: Over to you
Setting up your own offerings
Self care for yoga teachers
Assessment and assignments
Assessment is continuous based on participation, teaching practice and completion of a short project.
Lead Tutor: Clare Bassett
Candidates must be qualified yoga teachers; trainee yoga teachers may be accepted onto the course but will only receive their certificate on completion of their level one 200 hour teacher training.
Pregnancy yoga teaching qualifications is an advantage but not necessary.
Pay in full by May 31st with the code Earlybird10 for 10% off OR use your voucher
This may be paid in easy instalments with €200 deposit necessary to keep your place.
Minimum participants: 4
Maximum participants: 12
Attendance is important and missed sessions may have to be made up in order to complete the course successfully.
Assessment is continuous and formative with project based learning forming part of the course. There are two practical assignments.
Teaching practice will take place throughout the course and the final teaching practice will be assessed with feedback given directly to the trainees.
As well as providing each trainee with the necessary skills for teaching postnatal for the course gives an excellent opportunity for personal development and growth.
Trainees are expected to participate fully in all practices and assignments to the best of their ability. Tutors are there to support them becoming competent and happy mum and baby yoga teachers.
Check in and introduction
- 7pm - 8:30pm
- Friday night, 2nd June
- Check in and introduction to the course
- 10am - 5:30pm
- Saturday 3rd June
- Mum and baby yoga class, lesson planning, philosophy, pranayama, anatomy and teaching practice, moving from the centre
- 10am - 5pm
- Sunday 4th June
- Mum and baby yoga class, yoga for baby, philosophy, anatomy, yoga nidra and teaching practice, recovering and self love
- 10am - 5:30pm
- Saturday 23rd June
- Mum and baby course planning, setting up your classes, ritual and routine, philosophy and pranayama, mantra and singing to baby,, connection
- 10am - 5:30pm
- Sunday 24th June
- Trainees led mum and baby classes, postnatal yoga quiz, philosophy, course planning
- 8pm - 10pm
- 14th June (TBC)
- Yoga nidra for pregnancy