You might be asking yourself ‘why choose pregnancy yoga teacher training?’ Particularly when as a yoga teacher, the world appears to be your oyster when it comes to advancing your yoga teaching through training. As an experienced yoga training centre, with an experienced Teacher Training Faculty – outside of London – we’ve compiled the top three reasons why you should embark on pregnancy yoga teacher training…
The yoga market is becoming increasingly competitive. With many more wonderful yogis beginning their fantastic journey to become a yoga teacher, it means that there are more teachers for studios to add to their weekly schedule. Completing a short 4-day immersion for pregnancy yoga will equip you to expand your class style options – enhancing your offering as a yoga teacher – and making you a desirable teacher choice for studios.
Adding pregnancy yoga to your teaching portfolio allows you to put on dedicated pregnancy classes which will help to attract a new audience. While your 200-hour teaching training will have included a module on adapting yoga classes for the odd one or two pregnant ladies in your classes, these practitioners are likely to be regular to your classes so have an existing practice. A dedicated yoga class will attract mums-to-be who are likely to be new to yoga and are looking for a practice to support their pregnancy.
Having a dedicated pregnancy yoga class enables you to gain a new practitioner who you can have longevity with by building a relationship with them. These ladies are trusting you with their growing baby after all so are likely to continue a regular general yoga practice, making for a longer-term practitioner.
Often yoga teachers train in pregnancy yoga after having a baby themselves, or if they are considering starting a family. Not only does the pregnancy yoga teacher training immersion course teach you how to safely guide pregnant students through a class, but it can also be of great benefit for yoga teachers who are having a baby – or planning to as you’ll learn how to adapt your own practice.
Train at our experienced yoga teacher training studio with experienced senior yoga teacher, Dawn Wright and develop your teaching skills with our pregnancy yoga teacher training.
This 4-day intensive training will provide the tools for teachers to deliver safe, creative and nurturing classes to women during all stages of their pregnancies – whether you’re integrating pregnant students into your class or teaching dedicated pre-natal classes. Each day will contain group practice and experience of prenatal yoga, lectures, group exercises and teaching practice. There will be additional non-contact hours in the form of assignments and class observations.
The course will cover: Teaching pre-natal yoga classes, integrating a pregnancy student into a general class, Anatomy and Physiology during each stage of pregnancy, Emotional considerations and changes during pregnancy, Common conditions and ailments during pregnancy and how to adapt practice with these, Pranayama, meditation and relaxation for pregnancy
Yoga teachers (qualified and currently in training) who wish to teach Pregnancy yoga or better equip themselves for integrating pregnant students. It is also open to qualified practitioners in the field of pregnancy/birth support and other complementary health disciplines, although in this case please contact the studio for confirmation of your eligibility before making your booking online.
On completion of the course, graduates will receive a Whitespace Certificate of Attendance. Training hours can be used for Yoga Alliance or British Wheel continuing education (e.g. CPD points)
The entire pregnancy yoga teacher training course is led by Yoga Alliance Professionals Senior Yoga Teacher (SYT) Dawn Wright who is also one of our principle teachers for the Advanced Yoga & Teacher Training Programme. Her approach is nurturing and supportive, giving students the space to explore their own yoga practice and to safely, informatively and creatively expand their teaching. Dawn is a mother of 3 children and found yoga to be a powerful tool to her physical and mental well-being both pre and post-natally. She is passionate about sharing practices which support women during this special time, teaches weekly pre-natal classes and runs Birthing Preparation workshops. She has been teaching pregnancy yoga for many years and trained with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli.