Yoga for Pregnancy Teacher Training Prospectus

An internationally recognised School of Yoga .......providing excellence in training


Learn Yoga and evolve yourself; teach Yoga and evolve Society

(Swami Satyananda Saraswati)


Director of Studies: Clare Bassett


Duration: 4 Days


Times: 10.00am - 5.00pm


Next course in your area

Dublin: Fitzmaurice Road, Avoca Building, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin


You can attend the course on Two Separate Weekends:

March 28th & 29th and May 16th & 17th 2015


Attend the course for Four Consecutive Days:

March 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st 2015



€650(€250 deposit plus €200 each weekend)

£595(£195 deposit plus £200 each weekend)

The fundamental aims of yoga are increasing flexibility and mobility while decreasing tension and stress. These are perfectly compatible with the needs of mothers-to-be and their babies. Learn how to make your class suitable for pregnant students with specially chosen asanas and modifications. Learn essential birth-breathing and relaxation techniques. Guidance on how to prepare the mum-to-be during pregnancy, labour and birth giving with yoga movements.


Pregnancy and yoga are a good match! Why? Many of us agree that 'yoga is a complete approach to life' and if you ask any pregnant woman, a mother or a father they will tell you the same: having a baby is a complete new approach to life or at least it will change the approach to life. Pregnancy is a time of transition, new sensations, new experiences and new limits too - you can say the same about a general yoga practice.

The beauty of the adaptability of yoga will be our guide during this training and the importance that pregnancy is not a 'condition' but a transformation - a different state of the female body and that the right yoga practice is not only very beneficial for the body and mind but a possibility to find a safe support system for this transformation.



Course Content:


  • Adaptability of the traditional asana posture.
  • Restorative Yoga - Techniques of propping for the pregnant student.
  • 'Micro-Movements' and 'Free Flow' - prenatal yoga practice
  • This will include a range of loosening, limbering, strengthening, and quietening postures base on the classical yoga asanas.

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Pranayama - Breathing Techniques - Working with the breath and its adaptability for labour

Alternate Nostril Breathing

Full Yogic Breath

Ujjayi Breath

Cooling Breath

Meditative breathing practices that exert an influence on the physical, emotional and mental structure.

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Relaxation - Relaxation Techniques - from awareness to mindfulness

  • This will include simple methods of relaxation and the ancient Tantric art of Yoga Nidra


  • Anatomy of the pregnant body
  • The female pelvis
  • Pelvic floor
  • Anatomy of birth-giving

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The Aims of the Yoga for Pregnancy Diploma Course are:

  • To provide a foundation on prenatal yoga on which yoga teachers can develop and evolve a class for pregnant yoga students.
  • To build on the yoga teacher?s knowledge of yoga for pregnancy.
  • To provide yoga teachers with the knowledge, skills and attitude to teach prenatal yoga safely, confidently and professionally.
  • To produce prenatal yoga teachers who take responsibility not only for their own physical, mental and spiritual health, but also for their pregnant students.

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Course Duration:

The course duration is 4 days. Home assignments and case studies will form part of the training.


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Entry requirements:

Candidates must be fully qualified or a trainee yoga teachers and hold current YTTC membership.


Prenatal yoga trainee teachers are required to attend all tutorials. Punctuality and commitment are expected throughout the course, and in keeping with the ethos of yoga philosophy, trainee prenatal teachers will be expected to show awareness both ?on and off the mat?.


Assignments are given on the first weekend of the course and are designed to equip the prenatal yoga trainee teacher with the necessary skills to enable them to teach safely and with confidence.


Teaching practice will take place throughout the course and trainee prenatal teachers are encouraged to make arrangements with qualified prenatal yoga teachers to assist in their class in order to gain valuable extra teaching practice. Course tutors will advise on this.


As well as providing each student with the necessary skills for teaching yoga for pregnancy, the course gives an excellent opportunity for personal development and growth.

Evaluation sheets are provided at the beginning of the course and are available for on-going feedback at the student?s discretion.


A Yoga for Pregnancy Diploma will be awarded on successful completion of the course.


Finally, we want you to enjoy the course, and the YTTC prides itself in providing a relaxed and supportive environment. Majella is very approachable and available at all times to give advice and support. It is hoped that you will make many new friends on the course.


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Course Fees

The fee for the Yoga for Pregnancy Teacher Training Diploma Course is:€650

(€250 deposit plus €200 each weekend)

The YTTC membership fee is €55.


Benefit of Membership: Membership qualifies you to join our insurance scheme and receive a large discount on your insurance policy, saving you on insurance expenses as a student teacher and fully qualified yoga teacher. Membership makes sense!

All payments can be made by way of cheque, cash or credit card, bank transfer payable to YTTC.

Terms and Conditions

When signing up for a course, students are required to commit to attending all the scheduled days on the course. Refunds cannot be given once a course has commenced.

Information published on this web site is provided for the use of its visitors and you are advised that, although care has been taken to ensure technical and factual accuracy, some errors may occur. No guarantee is given of the accuracy or completeness of information on these pages.

Please be aware that the YTTC may alter the information on its web site from time to time. The YTTC shall have no liability arising from the use by any party of the information on this web site.


Return / Refund Policy

• Deposits for all courses must be received 14 days prior to the scheduled course date to ensure your place.

• Cancellations within 14 days will not be refunded.

• Cancellations prior to 14 days will receive a credit towards a future class based on availability and similar cost.


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