Empower pregnant women in a supportive group atmosphere with safe and competent pregnancy yoga classes.
Want to specialize in Pregnancy Yoga? Yoga Moves proudly works together with Birthlight UK, renowned expert in the field. Birthlight has been dedicated to enhance the health and wellbeing of women and their families from conception through to the third year, for over 30 years.
Beyond safe and competent practice, this course in Perinatal Yoga will give you the tools to use yoga to help pregnant women through their individual journeys, while fostering a supportive group atmosphere in which long lasting friendships may blossom among mothers to be. Empower pregnant women in a supportive group atmosphere with safe and competent pregnancy yoga classes.
Yoga for Pregnancy and Birth and early Postpartum (Perinatal Yoga) is taught as an experiential journey from conception to labour and the early postpartum period. You learn how to teach practices that enhance well-being at each stage of pregnancy. All practices are taught with relevant anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and labour in an integrated way. Theory is never separated from practice but always blended for a deeper understanding of the beneficial effects of yoga in each trimester.
What will you learn?
In the Birthlight trainings, theory is never separated from practice but always blended for a deeper understanding, you will learn:
Perinatal Part 2 | 6 – 7 February 2019
Perinatal Part 1 | 3 – 6 October 2019
Perinatal Part 2 | 5 – 6 June 2020
(some days start at 08.30, we will inform you a week in advance)
Price Part 1 & 2: €1075
Early Bird: €995 (when paid in full before 1 June 2019)
Extension fee: €90 (if you follow part 2 later than planned – only possible in some exceptional cases)
This Diploma course is taught in three parts
Part 1 is a 4-day Foundation course
Part 1.5 is your independent home study course work
Part 2 is the 2-day completion of the Diploma and includes your assessment.
Part 1 and Part 2 are taught with time in between so you can do your home study period between them to allow and complete your assignments.
Who is it for?
This course is designed for the training of yoga teachers who hold a recognized yoga teacher qualification (usually we ask you to have a 200h training or equivalent).
Midwives or other professionals in the field with yoga experience can do this course as well and will get a Birthing Lightly certificate, instead of a Perinatal Yoga Certificate.
Successful completion of Part 1 and 2 Perinatal Yoga plus Postnatal Yoga together create a comprehensive training of 8 days intensive, in 4+2+2 days plus coursework that satisfy the requirements to register as a Yoga Alliance (UK) Prenatal teacher.
The diploma course consists of three modules
Students have a maximum period of 12 months to complete the Diploma from the time of their Part 1 course.
How is this course assessed?
Part 1 is assessed by means of a simple practical assessment in which students teach part of a class.
Between the two training weekends, students make observations/portfolio of four case-study classes. This can be done by other than Birthlight prenatal teachers, or by a physiotherapist working with pregnancy, a midwife, a doula etc. So it is no problem that there is no Birthlight teacher near you!
Additionally, there are some written assignments including answering 10 questions, a short essay and a book/DVD review.This period of self study through teaching, reflecting, reading and writing consolidates the knowledge and skills learned on Part 1.
Your coursework will be carefully assessed with detailed constructive comments aimed to forward your teaching and practice. Also, you will write a book review after reading a book – or watching a dvd related to pregnancy and yoga. You will be given a list of recommended books and dvd’s.
The diploma in Perinatal Yoga is awarded on the basis of both the student’s coursework portfolio and a final assessment.
“The tutor feedback and evaluation helps to bring your teaching to a higher level!”
Yoga for Pregnancy, Birth and early Postpartum | Teacher Training
Kirsteen Ruffell began her own Yoga practice began by chance in 1990 and she’s been enjoying it ever since. Apart from Pre & Post Natal Yoga & Baby Yoga with Birthlight she also has a background of training in Hatha & Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and she has been teaching since 1998. She finds it a great joy that Yoga can bring such benefit during pregnancy, birth and beyond, not just to Mum and baby but to partners, siblings and all the family.See profile ›