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With Kirsteen Ruffel

Pregnancy (Perinatal) Yoga Teacher Training with Birthlight

With Kirsteen Ruffell

Further your education as a yoga teacher and  specialise in Pregnancy, Postnatal and/or Baby 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.

Price

Part 1 & 2: €1075. Early Bird €995 (when paid in full before 1 August 2017)
Extension fee: €50 (if you follow part 2 half a year later than planned, this possible in some exceptional cases)

Dates

Specific times will be mailed to you a week in advance, they can differ up til half an hour earlier on some days.

Perinatal Part 1 & 2 | 9-12 September 2017 & 5-6 February 2018| 09.00-18.00 (some days start at 08.30)

 

See an overview of all Birthlight trainings here.

The details

Perinatal Yoga Teacher Training
with Kirsteen Ruffel

This course is designed for the training of yoga teachers who hold a recognised yoga teacher qualification. It is particularly recommended to teachers who are motivated to develop a specialisation in yoga with pregnant women and new mothers. 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.

What are the aims of this course?

This course aims to equip yoga teachers with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of pregnancy, birth and the early postpartum as it is related to the teaching of yoga, so that they can teach safely and competently. Beyond safe and competent practice, the course aims to relay the ability to use yoga for helping pregnant women through their individual journeys, while fostering a supportive group atmosphere in which long lasting friendships may blossom among mothers to be.

The Birthlight perinatal yoga course has distinctive features that enhance training in this popular area of yoga teaching

  • Yoga for Pregnancy and Birth is taught as an experiential journey from conception to labour and the early postpartum period. The course imparts 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
  • All the components of yoga are included and modifications of classic practice clearly explained: Asanas are modified with flowing movement and progressive steps or elements, Pranayama is eased to accommodate pregnant women’s restrictions, Bandha is modified to facilitate birth
  • Participants discover facets of yoga they may not have come across in their training, in relation to deep pelvic muscles, connections between the breath and the diaphragms, sound practices (Nada Yoga), self-nurture (Ayurveda) and micro-movements developed within birthlight
  • The course explores physical aspects but also emotional and spiritual changes in the transition to motherhood. Yoga principles such as non-violence and detachment are directly applicable to childbirth. Participants experience all practices before learning to teach them.

Certification & Yoga Alliance UK

Successful completion of Part 1 and 2 Perinatal Yoga (Yoga for Pregnancy, Birth and early Postpartum) 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 course consists of three modules

  1. The first module is an intensive course, Perinatal TT Part 1, taught over four days. This first module is truly a foundation in which yoga for the three trimesters of pregnancy is covered simultaneously with anatomy and physiology. Visual aids are used to facilitate learning and students receive a detailed training manual. These four days are also an experiential journey from early pregnancy to the other side of birth.
  2. The second part consists of self-study over a period of approximately six months. During this time students assimilate the contents of Part 1 and set up their own classes as well as observing other teachers in their area. Perinatal Yoga is a vast subject and each student can use this time to select areas of special interest and read around them towards the completion of the Diploma coursework- also including worksheet of questions and a short essay. The Course tutor is available for support and advice if needed during this period. Detailed feedback is given on all coursework, ideally before Part 2.
  3. The last module consists of the course Perinatal TT Part 2 and is taught over two days. It includes a detailed review of students’ coursework and teaching experiences, followed by a deepening of understanding on yoga applied to special ailments, yoga from the pregnancy class to the labour ward and ways to work with emotions and to facilitate prenatal bonding.

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 tutor 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!
Your coursework will be carefully assessed with detailed constructive comments aimed to forward your teaching and practice. Also, you will write a book review afer 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!”

“I really deepened my knowledge because of the extra feedback on coursework and practice.”

 

Registration

Price

Part 1 & 2: €1075. Early Bird €995 (when paid in full before 1 August 2017)
Extension fee: €50 (if you follow part 2 half a year later than planned, this possible in some exceptional cases)

Dates

Specific times will be mailed to you a week in advance, they can differ up til half an hour earlier on some days.

Perinatal Part 1 & 2 | 9-12 September 2017 & 5-6 February 2018| 09.00-18.00 (some days start at 08.30)

Location

St Janshovenstraat 1

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About the teacher

Kirsteen Ruffel

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.

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