85 hour pregnancy & postnatal yoga teacher training
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.
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
- 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
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.
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.
- Observe 10 pregnancy yoga classes
- Teaching Reflection
- Lesson Planning Assignment
- Anatomy Assignment
More details on all assessment pieces are provided upon enrolment.
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
- 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.
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: email@example.com
- Please feel free to email Harriet if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
- You can pay your deposit via our online booking system.
- 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.
We are able to offer 2 x 50% scholarships in our Autumn 2022 program, at the Standard Price (£349.50 total). These scholarships are available to LGBTQIA+ and/or Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) people.
If you are interested in applying for a bursary, please email email@example.com, send 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.
The next course will be start in Spring 2023, exact dates on to be confirmed.
Supporter Price: £799
Standard Price: £699
Community Price: £599
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.
Your deposit must be paid to secure your place on the course.
Payment plans are available on request for the balance (i.e. once the deposit has been paid).
Included in course fee:
- training manual
- access to online resource portal
- access to Nourish’s Community Library for the duration of the course