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85 HOUR PRENATAL TEACHER TRAINING

Ongoing – contact me to discuss running a course at your studio.

I am so excited to share with you this 85 hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, which will give you the professional certification, knowledge and confidence to teach all levels of pregnant women. As a mum of two, a holder of over 150 hours of prenatal trainings and a woman who has experienced first hand this amazing adventure, I have put my heart and soul into shaping this special course and writing a comprehensive, fully packed manual to help you excel as a pregnancy yoga teacher.

What you will discover

Learn how to safely guide and empower women physically and mentally, throughout the journey of pregnancy and childbirth. This intensive course is aimed at accredited yoga teachers, doulas, midwives and people within the field of childbirth education who wish to expand their personal and professional development to help women during this powerful time of transition. Discover how the practice of yoga, pranayama, meditation and visualisation beautifully supports women through all three trimesters of pregnancy, helping them to gain confidence and strength for childbirth, and how it can also be of huge benefit during post-natal recovery.

CONTENT OF THE PROGRAMME

  • Understanding the physical / physiological needs of a pregnant woman
  • Yoga techniques / teaching specific to each trimester
  • Safe modifications / alignment and use of props for each trimester
  • Teaching methodology / lesson plans for all levels of prenatal students
  • Detailed anatomy and physiology of the pregnant body
  • Understanding the stages of labour
  • Overview of childbirth complications (miscarriage, premature labour, preeclampsia etc)
  • Foetal positioning and how yoga can aid in achieving the optimal
  • Visualisation / meditation for pregnancy and childbirth
  • Pranayama practices to aid in pregnancy / labour
  • Guidance in birthing positions for labour
  • Yoga partner work for pregnancy and labour
  • Grounding in postnatal – overview of the post pregnancy body
  • Gentle exercises / safe yoga practices to aid postpartum recovery

  REQUIREMENTS / PREREQUISITES
Yoga students require a prior YA 200 hour teacher training certification. Attendees from childbirth professions such as a midwife or doula, please note, that we will not spend time going over the basics of yoga poses in the course and that the training does not qualify you to teach a pre-natal yoga class without a prior Yoga Alliance standard teaching certification. It will however, give you invaluable knowledge and tools to help support your own professional practice. Participants of the course are asked to attend / sit in on 3 pre-natal classes prior to the training.

MEET YOUR TEAM

Cheryl Parsons – ERYT 500, RPYT

As your lead trainer on the course, as well as teaching yoga for over a decade in Dubai, I am a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) with over 150 hours of prenatal training and 6 years of teaching experience to pregnant ladies. As a mother of two and a longtime yoga practitioner, I am blessed to have a deep personal understanding of the experience of pregnancy and childbirth, and am passionate about supporting women during this amazing journey.

During this course in Dubai, I also employed two experts, Alexandra Collishaw, Women’s Health Physio and Zoe Cresswell, Midwife – this is something that can be adapted depending on the training location.

Feedback from previous trainees

Amazing course – lots of info but not in an overwhelming way. So great to have a Midwife and Women’s Health Specialist come in as well, giving great balance of views, perspectives and experience. Really fab to be guided through different flows and sequencing in the morning, great for both understanding and ideas. Loved the course guided perfectly by Cheryl! {Ildiko}

 It was an amazing mix of information, well balanced between anatomy, breathing, asana and meditation. I loved to have the point of view from a Physio and Midwife also. I feel ready and confident to teach prenatal and answer the ladies’ questions {Alexandra}

I absolutely loved this course. It was very informative, professional and well organized. I found the invited professionals very knowledgeable and passionate, which is also very true about Cheryl. I learned a lot and also had fun, the atmosphere of the course was very pleasant! I can’t wait to start teaching – thank you! {Katie} 

Feeling absolutely inspired and empowered (and emotional) after this last weekend of training. Thank you Cheryl for sharing your knowledge and guidance with such love! You have made me appreciate the divine feminine that resides in every woman in a whole new way. {Roxy Marsh} 

I loved every second of the training! I really feel empowered with so much knowledge to be able to go out and help women to practice safely, and to hopefully make them feel as positive about pregnancy and birth as I now feel! {Anastacia Ribas} 

Keep doing it exactly as you are!  I truly had the most wonderful experience – coming away with knowledge and tools not only to allow me to teach prenatal yoga but also to help me with my birth. I loved everything about it – your style of teaching is so inspiring.  {Clare McDonald}

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THE SUPPER CLUB

Previously held in my garden in Dubai…

Unwind with yoga, meditation & a delicious vegan supper…

Press pause on a busy schedule and check back in with what’s important by joining me for a chilled out flow and grounding meditation in a relaxing garden setting. We round off this al fresco session with a special home cooked vegan and gluten free supper. All levels welcome.

What people thought about The Supper Club…

Thanks so much for a wonderful evening! It came at exactly the right time for me as I really needed to reset. The food was delicious, the meditation was so soothing and the yoga was just the right level to loosen up. {Sarah}

It was such a lovely evening. For me, the timing was perfect and the food was delicious! And thanks so much for the recipes. {Courtney}

A big thank you for a lovely evening, really enjoyed the gentle & relaxing style of the class, the beautiful outdoor setting and the deeeeelish food. {Kirsty}

I wanted to just write a quick note to say thank you so much for last night, it was EXACTLY what my brain needed to calm down and it was a lovely end to a hectic day. {Lindsey}