Workshops & Events


Sunday 8th – Saturday 14th April

Zen Yoga, Umm Suqeim Studio

8.30am – 5.30pm every day

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. Learn how to safely guide and empower them 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.


  • 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

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.


Cheryl Parsons – ERYT 500, RPYT

As your lead trainer on the course, as well as teaching yoga for a decade in Dubai, I am also a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) with over 150 hours of prenatal training and 6 years of teaching experience. 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.

Alexandra Collishaw, Women’s Health Physio

Alexandra, often known as Ally to her patients, qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1998 and worked for the National Health Service for 5 years, before serving as a Military Physiotherapist in the British Army for 7 years. Ally 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 is passionate about helping women get back to exercise safely post pregnancy and uses her skills as a musculoskeletal sports injuries physiotherapist and women’s health specialist to get the best results.

Ally has worked in Dubai since 2011 and is based at optimalTHERAPY at optimalFITNESS. She believes that our pelvic floor is crucial in so many ways and that many people neglect it, causing problems post pregnancy that could be avoided. 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 became a midwife in 2006 after graduating with a first class honors degree in BSc Midwifery. She qualified and 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.

Investment AED 6,000
Early Bird Price AED 5,250 before March 15th
Non-Refundable Deposit AED 2,500 (inclusive in the total cost)
Internationally recognised under the Yoga Alliance and REPS UAE

Feel free to email me if you have any questions or to register your spot today!



Wednesday 14th March & 18th April, 7-9pm

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. Space is limited to the first 12 people who register and pay 🙂

WHERE: Springs 4, Street 4, Villa 1

COST: 200 aed per person

What people are saying 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)

Email me to book your spot