Therapeutic Yoga Techniques for Empowered Pregnancy, Birth and Postnatal Recovery
To nurture healthy pregnancy, support empowered birth and to enable deep healing and recovery after birth.
Online Teacher Training with pregnancy yoga pioneer and author of Teach Yourself Yoga for Pregnancy, Mother's Breath and Yoni Shakti, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli PhD and Lisa White.
Live on Zoom 18 September - 05 November 2023
• Are you a birth-keeper who would love to integrate simple yoga therapy techniques to support women during birth, pregnancy and postnatal recovery?
• Are you a yoga teacher who would love to offer pregnancy and postnatal yoga classes and 1 to 1s, or simply feel more confident with pregnant and postnatal women in your general classes?
• Are you currently pregnant or postnatal yourself, and would love to learn yoga therapy techniques to support your own well being and empowered birth and postnatal recovery?
• Are you already teaching pregnancy yoga and are looking for yoga therapy techniques to support birth and postnatal recovery?
Then this is the course for you!
This uniquely comprehensive, practical, online training course is for everyone who wants to nurture pregnancy, to empower birth and nourish and support postnatal recovery through yoga therapy. You will learn practical and effective and deeply nourishing yoga therapy techniques to support pregnant women and people, and be empowered to share these techniques with confidence.
Everyone is welcome - you don't need to be a yoga teacher to join us, our training will enable you to learn these simple yoga therapy techniques and share their benefits!
The course was established in 2002, with the intention to share many of the less well-known practices of yoga that are of special benefit both to the pregnant woman and her unborn child. The training has evolved over the years and is now one of the few Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Trainings that covers childbirth and the early stages of postnatal healing. Important issues such as early pregnancy loss, anxiety, grief and other challenges of pregnancy are addressed.
With contributions from two midwives and a detailed training manual, this course provides both the theoretical and practical training necessary to apply yoga therapy techniques to woman and people through the powerful threshold of pregnancy, birth and beyond. You will be encouraged to think for yourself and to develop your own style and method of teaching within a clear framework of safety guidelines.
The emphasis of the course is on supporting healthy pregnancy, birth and post natal recovery through appropriate holistic yoga practices. There will be opportunities for teaching practice, as well as informal assessments during the course and you should be prepared for both a short pre-course assignment and written work during the course.
Pregnancy, Birth and Post-Natal Yoga as Yoga Therapy
This Yoga Teacher Training is entirely rooted in Yoga Therapy. It was originally developed by Uma as one of the modules of the old Yoga Biomedical Trust Yoga Therapy Diploma course and formed the basis of some of the trainings which she used to co-teach for Birthlight with Françoise Freedman. Much of the content grew out of Uma’s own research project (part of her special independent studies for the Yoga Therapy Diploma) into appropriately supportive and nurturing yoga for pregnancy, which she conducted during her own pregnancy with her eldest son. The course has been developed and expanded over the years to include the work Uma did when teaching yoga therapy classes for pregnant women at King’s College Hospital and St Thomas’s Hospital, which classes formed the basis of both her Teach Yourself Yoga for Pregnancy and Birth book (Hodder Education) and Mother’s Breath which is a set text on the course.