YogaBirth Antenatal Yoga Teacher Training Course
The YogaBirth Teacher Training Course provides a unique opportunity to study with highly specialised yoga teachers and childbirth educators and learn to teach a form of perinatal yoga which is rooted in the body’s own intelligence and intuition.
YogaBirth has over 25 years of experience teaching yoga to pregnant women. Our approach is influenced by the work of Vanda Scaravelli, and is the ideal yoga for pregnant women: gentle yet powerful, constantly working with the breath and with gravity, with natural movement and attention to the structure and state of the body. Moreover, our Teacher Training Course incorporates a comprehensive study of the physiology of pregnancy and birth, as well as physical and emotional preparation for childbirth.
YogaBirth is the only perinatal yoga training in the UK to be run over 18 months, comprising a 300 hour course on 9 weekends (or equivalent days). Each of the students also receives individual mentoring from an experienced YogaBirth teacher. Students additionally benefit from the annual YogaBirth Continuing Professional Development study days which are guaranteed to all members.
Who can apply?
YogaBirth welcomes anyone who has a deep commitment to working with pregnant women. Participants include yoga teachers, midwives, doulas, childbirth educators and complementary therapists. No previous yoga training is necessary.
What will the course cover?
The course is focused on how yoga and childbirth education can be integrated for health and well-being through the different stages of pregnancy. We will explore the principles of anatomy and physiology, safety issues, and the spirituality and emotional experience at this stage of a woman’s life cycle. Through the processes of discussion, experiential work, assignments and yoga practice, students will learn to support and empower pregnant women on their path to motherhood.
When and where is the course held and how is it run?
Our next Antenatal Yoga Teacher Training Course will be held in North London, beginning in January 2019. The course comprises 8 non-residential Tutorial Weekends (Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon) plus the annual YogaBirth Study Weekend. Mentoring and distance support between course weekends can be done via e-mail, phone or Skype. Students will be expected to prepare assignments/presentations in advance of each tutorial weekend. Observation and teaching experience are gained by sitting in on a minimum of 20 YogaBirth classes.
Course size and cost:
The number of students admitted on the course will be a maximum of 10. The total cost (including weekends and all teaching materials) for the Foundation Year Certification is £2,850. There is a £50 discount if paid in full by the start of the course. On successful completion of the course the YogaBirth Teachers Certificate will be awarded with entitlement to full membership of YogaBirth with its special insurance, CPD and other benefits.
How do I apply?
If you are interested in applying for the course, please contact Judy via email or phone/text as given below. A more detailed syllabus will be forwarded to you together with a registration form.
Tel: 0779 207 9389
E-mail: [email protected]