85 hour pregnancy & postnatal yoga teacher training

overview

We are excited to present our 85 hour Pregnancy & Postnatal Yoga teacher training, Yoga Alliance certified.

We’ve been guided & inspired by our core values of accessibility, empowerment and love of knowledge. ​

Our Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training is grounded in evidence, celebrates all bodies & pregnancies, and empowers students and teachers to be integrated, active and intentional.

We can’t wait to bring Nourish Yoga Training’s signature approach to making yoga inclusive and person-centred to the important area of pregnancy yoga and post-natal yoga.

In this Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training, the foundation of a safe understanding of alignment and asana during pregnancy is enhanced by exploring restorative yoga, pranayama, meditation, ethics & philosophy, all geared towards pregnancy & birth.

course outline

We’re committed to making the course content digestible, structured and accessible. By spreading it out you’ve got plenty of time to practice & integrate the teachings in between sessions, allowing you to explore questions that arise, and receive lots of support guidance and feedback.

We believe there’s no better way to learn than through experience, which means that you’ll be teaching from as early as possible. Teaching practice will become more autonomous and independent as the course progresses, ensuring that you graduate feeling confident and ready to teach!

We’ve structured lessons to move through each trimester and the postnatal period as the course progresses, meaning you encounter knowledge sequentially and intuitively. 

topics covered include:

  • Anatomy & physiology: all trimesters, labour, delivery & postnatal
  • Alignment & Asana for every stage
  • Compassionate Communication
  • Mental wellness during pregnancy
  • Yoga Philosophy for pregnancy
  • Meditation & Relaxation
  • Pranayama
  • Lesson planning & Sequencing
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Chair & Wall Yoga
  • Postnatal yoga
  • Postpartum & the fourth trimester
  • Overview of Complications During Pregnancy & Post-Natal
  • Ethical, social & cultural awareness for pregnancy

course size

This course is limited to 16 students. This is one of our key features: for many teacher training programs there are often 25-35 other trainees in the room. With Nourish’s small intakes, you’ll receive a greater level of personalised attention, feedback and learning throughout the course.

graduation requirements

In order to graduate and receive your certificate, you must:

  • Have paid for the course in full
  • Attended all sessions 
  • Have demonstrated engaged & interested participation in group discussion & activities
  • Satisfactory completion of all assessment pieces, including written assignments, reflections, pre-reading, and final teaching practice.

We don’t believe in exams! We think that assessment should enrich & support your learning process, not create stress and worry. All our assignments are designed to suit your learning style & pace, they’re not meant to be long, arduous or overly technical.

Written assessment:

  • Observe 10 pregnancy yoga classes
  • Teaching Reflection
  • Lesson Planning Assignment
  • Anatomy Assignment

More details on all assessment pieces are provided upon enrolment.

course materials

You will be provided with a hardcopy of our Pregnancy & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training manual, with the cost of printing and postage included in your course fees.

We recommend that you have the following props:

  • Yoga mat
  • Strap
  • 2 x yoga blocks
  • Yoga bolster
  • 2 x yoga blankets
  • Eye pillow

Handouts and other materials are provided, where necessary, for each session, via our online classroom. There are no required book purchases.

accreditation

We are accredited with Yoga Alliance International, who have over 80,000 yoga teachers registered worldwide and are an internationally recognised accreditation body.

We chose to be accredited with Yoga Alliance as our students are international folk and we appreciate their rigour.

who is this course for?

This training is suitable for anyone interested in sharing yoga with pregnant people. 

If you are not currently a 200 hour yoga teacher, we would recommend that this course is only suitable if you have an ongoing personal yoga practice. We welcome trainees currently completing their 200 hour teacher training.

We welcome practitioners from across disciplines who work with birthing people to take this course.

This course is suitable to take if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

There is no age limit. If you have an injury or condition that you are concerned might affect your capacity to participate, please get in touch with us to discuss how we can accommodate you. We’re committed to making our trainings accessible and inclusive.

If you are unsure or would like to discuss the eligibility criteria, please do get in touch: harriet@nourishyogatraining.com

application process

  1. Please feel free to email Harriet if you have any questions: harriet@nourishyogatraining.com
  2. You can pay your deposit via our online booking system.
  3. Harriet will then be in touch to confirm your enrolment in the course, send you some welcome information and confirm the payment of the training balance, either via payment plan (if requested) or one payment.

scholarships

We are able to offer 2 x 50% scholarships in our Autumn 2021 Program, at the Community Price (£349.50 total). These scholarships are available to LGBTQIA+ and/or Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) people. Payment is to be made as 3 monthly payments of £116.50. 

If you are interested in applying for a bursary, please email harriet@nourishyogatraining.comsend us an email telling us about your journey with yoga so far, and why you’re interested in training with Nourish. We’ll be in touch to arrange a time to chat on the phone. 

We kindly ask that applications are made by 5pm, 30 June 2021. Successful applicants will be contacted in July 2021.

 

 

Autumn 2021 Online

Fridays, 9:30am-2:30pm
10 September 2021-17 December 2021

via Zoom (sessions are recorded if you can’t attend live)

No class on 15 October, 29 October and 26 November.

Email us using the button below for a full course prospectus.

 
Cost 

Supporter Price: £969
Standard Price: £849
Community Price: £699

We believe in the importance and value of this program, and have chosen to work with a tiered pricing system in order to make it as accessible as possible. 

Generally, we would recommend that the Community option is appropriate for students, teachers, NHS & service workers. However, we trust your judgement: you are able to select any of the pricing options below depending on your circumstances. There are no further discounts available (i.e. no student discounts, etc).

All pricing options include a non-refundable £300 deposit, and are inclusive of VAT.

Your deposit must be paid to secure your place on the course.

The balance is due either as a lump sum 1 month prior to the course commencing, OR as 3 monthly payments, with the first payment due the month the course commences.

Please note: paying in monthly installments will incur a £100 administration fee which is due along with your deposit.

Included in course fee:
  • training manual
  • access to online resource portal
  • access to Nourish’s Community Library for the duration of the course
What does the payment plan look like?

Supporter Price – £969
£300 deposit + £100 admin fee (£400 total)
£669 balance
= 3 months x £223.00


Standard Price – £849
£300 deposit + £100 admin fee (£400 total)
£549 balance
= 3 months x £183.00


Community Price – £699
£300 deposit + £100 admin fee (£400 total)
£399 balance
= 3 months x £133

Why is there an admin fee for payment plans?

Payments plans result in significantly more administration and bookkeeping, meaning we need to charge extra for them. We really agonised about whether this was fair – we have been offering payment plans for 4 years without an admin fee, and feel it is the time to ensure we value this important administrative task by adding a fee.

"[This] comprehensive training looks at the changing anatomy of pregnant people and its relation to the practice of modern yoga (asana, breathing exercise, and meditation). Harriet’s commitment in encouraging trainees to empower their students in mind and spirits forms the foundation upon which the inclusive teaching method is developed. I definitely would recommend it to any yoga teacher who is interested in taking a pregnancy teacher training."
Verna
2018
"I was really thrilled with this training. The quality of the teaching was very high - the course was thoughtfully and carefully put together and I felt that it covered all the topics required, and more! The instructor was very knowledgeable and passionate about the topic, and I felt excited every day to go and learn from her. It was also great to hear from guest teachers, including a midwife and active birth teacher. The atmosphere was so supportive and friendly, with lots of space for discussion and questions. I feel confident, encouraged and empowered to teach pregnancy yoga, and I feel that this training has also benefited my teaching to non-pregnant students."
Emma
2019
"My brain exploded with the information and I found myself in even more awe of the female body, how it grows, adapts and returns. I also couldn’t believe how many people that have had children were not aware of such information."
Em
2020
"The amount of knowledge on offer was amazing, it helped me to feel really confident in understanding pregnancy (especially as someone who hasn’t experienced pregnancy). The diversity in trainers was great, it meant we could learn from their experiences as well as the content. I think it was really important to have people specialise in areas too - I.e midwives, active birth coaches, etc..."
Sarah
2020

meet the faculty

Harriet McAtee

Lead Trainer
200 hour, 300 hour, Pregnancy & CPD

Anna Oldfield

Trainer
Pregnancy

Sarah Leyla Puello

Trainer
Pregnancy

Emily Carson

Guest Trainer
Postpartum & Fourth Trimester

Sarah Cesek

Guest Trainer
Active Birth & Labour

Lizzie Edwards

Practice Leader
Pregnancy & Postnatal Yoga