Workshop

Part 1: Sat 9-Tue 12 Sept 2017

Yoga for Pregnancy, Birth and early Postpartum with Birthlight

With Kirsteen Ruffell

A Teacher Training to help you 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:

  • All aspects of traditional yoga are included, modifications of practice clearly explained: Asanas are modified with flowing movement using progressive steps or elements
  • The course explores physical aspects but also emotional and spiritual changes in the transition to motherhood.
  • Pranayama is eased to accommodate pregnant women’s restrictions, bandha is modified to facilitate birth. Learn about the connections between the breath and the diaphragms.
  • Participants discover facets of yoga they may not have come across in their training, in relation to deep pelvic muscles, sound practices (Nada Yoga), self-nurture (Ayurveda) and micro-movements developed within Birthlight
  • Yoga principles such as non-violence and detachment are directly applicable to childbirth.
  • You will experience all practices before learning to teach them and bring home modified sequences for pregnant women.
  • 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.


Upcoming Dates:

Perinatal Part 1  | 9-12 September 2017
Perinatal Part 2 | 15-16 September 2017 (for students of March 2017)
Perinatal Part  2  | 5-6 February 2018 (for students of Sept 2017)

Times:  9.00-18.00
(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 August 2017)
Extension fee: €50   (if you follow part 2 later than planned, only possible in some exceptional cases)
Package deal Perinatal & Postnatal: €1370 (save €100 when signed up before 1 August)

See more info on this course and of all Birthlight trainings here.

The details

Extra info
Assessment process

This Diploma course is taught in three parts

Part 1 is a 4-day Foundation course
Part 2 is your independent home study course work
Part 3 is the 2-day completion of the Diploma and includes your assessment.

Part 1 and Part 3 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.

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

See more info on this course and of all Birthlight trainings here.

 

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 Certification & Yoga Alliance UK

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

  1. The first module is an intensive course, Perinatal TT Part 1, taught over four days.
  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 the last module.
  3. The last module 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 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!”

See more info on this course and of all Birthlight trainings here.

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About the teacher

Kirsteen Ruffell

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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