Starts May 3, 2019
Ends May 31, 2019
08:30 - 04:00
Zen Yoga Dubai Media City
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85hr Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training – Zen Yoga
Thank you for your interest in our Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training. This intensive course is aimed at giving you a thorough insight into the world of pregnancy and childbirth, revealing how yoga, meditation, pranayama and more can be of huge help to women during this amazing time of transition. Through detailed theory and practical application, you will gain the tools and confidence to lead a safe, empowering and effective prenatal yoga class for all levels of expectant woman.
This training also benefits from the input of three highly experienced women who all have a passion for supporting women pre and postnatally: Diana, a yoga teacher of more than a decade, Alexandra, a renowned Dubai based Women’s Health Physio and Zoe, a midwife who has supported hundreds of births.
Below is a more in-depth overview of the training…
May 3rd to 25th, 2019 | Fridays & Saturdays
Friday May 3rd & Saturday May 4th
Friday May 10th & Saturday May 11th
Friday May 17th & Saturday May 18th
Friday May 24th & Saturday May 25th
8.30am – 4pm
Zen Yoga, Dubai Media City
Who is this course for?
This course is for 200 or 300 hour Yoga Alliance certified teachers or those currently undergoing a YA Teacher Training. It is also open to birth professionals such as doulas, midwives or those working in the field of childbirth education, who would like to enhance their knowledge and learn how yoga can benefit their patients and clients. (In order for a birth professional to then be eligible to teach a prenatal class, they would need to take an additional 200 hour yoga TT.)
What will I get at the end?
You’ll be awarded a certificate of completion and the confidence to lead all levels of prenatal yoga classes. We promise that this training will leave you feeling inspired to enter this very rewarding field of work! Each prenatal class that you teach after the course will count towards the 30 hours of teaching that Yoga Alliance requires you to complete to receive your Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) mark. There will also be plenty of support post training to help you achieve your RYPT, through mentorship and potential teaching opportunities at Zen Yoga.
What will I learn?
This is an intensive course packed full of information, both theoretical and practical, that will help you gain the knowledge and confidence to lead a prenatal yoga class and empower women during pregnancy, birth and beyond. We will cover a wide number of subjects, including:
1. Overview of Prenatal Yoga
The benefits of practicing yoga during pregnancy
2. Teaching Methodology
3. Anatomy and Physiology
4. Pranayama, Meditation and Visualization
5. Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics
6. Teaching Practice
Who will be teaching the course?
Diana is the lead trainer and has been teaching yoga for over a decade in Dubai. She is an ERYT-500 hour Yoga Alliance certified instructor and a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) with over 150 hours of prenatal training and more than 6 years of prenatal teaching experience. Diana has a deep personal understanding of the experience of teaching prenatal yoga and is passionate about supporting women during this amazing journey.
Alexandra Collishaw, Women’s Health Physio
Alexandra specialises in women’s health, especially pregnancy related problems both pre and postnatal, treating conditions such as pelvic pain, back pain, SPD (symphasis pubis dysfunction) abdominal separation, incontinence and prolapse. She moved to Dubai in 2011 and currently works as a physiotherapist at optimalTHERAPY at optimalFITNESS. Ally will be sharing her deep pre and postnatal knowledge with our students, discussing the pelvic floor, its important role in pregnancy and labour, as well as offering safe ways to support the body’s healing journey post birth.
Zoe Cresswell, Midwife
Zoe Cresswell worked in the UK for many years before moving to Dubai. While in the UK she was based in a busy London hospital and covered many areas of midwifery care, including the Labour ward, triage, pre and postnatal care, inpatient care, research and mental health. Since moving to Dubai, Zoe has been caring for pre and postnatal clients and has also taken advantage of her love of health and sport and qualified as a personal trainer, specialising in training pre and postnatal clients. During our course, Zoe will guiding us through the stages of labour and beyond, as well as offering her deep insight into the best practices and positions for childbirth.
Can you give me an idea of the daily schedule?
While each day is subject to change, this is a sample of how our training day will run:
I’m pregnant, can I still attend?
Absolutely! This is the perfect time to dive deeper into the practice of pre-natal yoga to see how it can benefit your own pregnant body and prepare you for birth. If you are under 12 weeks, please notify us first prior to registering for the training.
What about after pregnancy, is there a post-natal element to this course?
Yes, we will be teaching you how to understand the post-natal body, with support from one of Dubai’s most highly regarded and experienced physiotherapists, Alexandra Collishaw who has worked with countless women pre and post birth. You’ll learn about what happens to the body pre and post pregnancy, along with the possible concerns, and what you can do as a yoga teacher to aid post-natal recovery. You will practice exercises and yoga sequences that you can use you’re your own private clients and postnatal groups.
Do I need to do anything before attending the course?
All participants are required to attend 3 pre-natal classes prior to the training, either in person, or by taking an online class. We ask you to write down some some simple thoughts and observations and submit these a few days before attending the course. These hours will also count towards your final certification and provide a great way of introducing yourself to the world of pre-natal yoga if you have never experienced it before.
For pre-course reading, we suggest you tread the following books if you can:
Ina May Gaskin’s Guide to Childbirth
Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful by Gurmurkh Kaur
You can order these online on desertcart.ae if you cannot find them instore.
You may choose any of the below methods of payment.
Should you have any other queries or concerns, please feel free to contact us on zenyogadubai@@gmail.com