Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training

Postponed to summer 2021.

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Yoga Loft, Cork  City.
with Uma Dinsmore Tuli and Claire Osborne

With contributions from a midwife and a detailed training

manual this course provides both the theoretical and

practical training necessary to teach yoga classes specifically

for pregnant women. Sessions will include mantra, mudra,

nada yoga and pranavidya practices, encouraging you to

think for yourself and to develop your own style and method

of teaching pregnancy yoga within a clear framework of

safety guidelines. This course also includes some time on

the early stage of postnatal recovery.

The emphasis of the course is on supporting healthy

pregnancy 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.


Uniquely, each day of this intensive training course begins with specially designed yoga nidra practices designed for pregnancy, and exquisitely beautiful meditations, sound practices and breath work that gives all students on the course a direct experience of the subtle power of yoga to support the transition to motherhood. There are also deep relaxation and sound practices in the afternoons, and a lot of direct and practical encounters with restorative yoga. The emphasis on practice experience and subtle yoga practice makes the learning process effortless and enjoyable.

The course has always included sessions on dealing with particular maternal adaptations to pregnancy which often cause difficulty, for example, pelvic girdle pain (PGP), pregnancy anaemia, high and low blood pressure, dizziness, heartburn, exhaustion, oedema, insomnia, haemorrhoids, lax ligaments, vulval varicosities and digestive disturbances. Strategies for dealing with these conditions include techniques for prevention, management, relief and on going self-care in one-to-one and group settings, as well as teaching a range of modifications for therapeutically appropriate yoga responses to these issues in general classes and in pregnancy yoga classes. Additionally, an entire afternoon is included on listening skills and basic ways to respond appropriately with yoga therapeutic techniques in relation to anxiety, grief, pregnancy loss, still birth and miscarriage.

In addition to specific skills for dealing with pregnancy related ailments, students also gain valuable transferable skills and experience in therapeutic and restorative yoga propping and yoga nidra, which is practised twice daily on this course

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