Mum and Baby Teacher Training
Those first few months of baby’s life and of becoming a mum care precious but challenging, yoga can provide mums with the support and self care she needs to be fully present with her baby and enjoy this special time. Mum and baby yoga allows her to do something for herself to start to tone her core and pelvic floor, alleviate any issues from pregnancy while bonding with her baby and gaining confidence as a mum.
It is an ideal class to offer those mums who were in your pregnancy yoga class and want to continue doing yoga with their baby.
The aim of this course is to give you the skills and knowledge to support women and their new babies coming back to yoga in mum and baby yoga classes.
Length of course (hours) 21 hours (18 live contact hours + assignments)
Module 1: Anatomy and physiology of the fourth trimester
Hormones and the nervous system
The pelvic floor
Module 2 Asana for post natal yoga for mum
Pelvic floor awareness
Working with the obliques and abdominals
Pranayama and relaxation
Module 3: Baby’s early development and baby yoga
The developing brain
Sound and movement
Module 4: Lesson and Course planning
Sample six week course
Lesson Planning: objective and outcomes
Course planning: Themes and building skills
Module 5: Philosophy
The four paths of yoga
Module 6: Yoga nidra
Self care and relaxation
Lead Tutor: Clare Bassett
Guest tutors: TBC
Candidates must be fully qualified; trainee yoga teachers may be accepted onto the course but will only receive their cert on completion of their level one 200 hour teacher training.
Pregnancy yoga teaching qualifications and experience is an advantage but not necessary.
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 student with the necessary skills for teaching yoga 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 happy mum and baby yoga teachers.