Module I – Prenatal foundations

  •  Pregnancy anatomy & physiology
  • Teaching yoga – Ethics, safety and alignment

Module II – Pregnancy and birth fundamental principles

  • Advanced anatomy and physiology of birth
  • Teaching pregnancy yoga
  • Relaxation in pregnancy

Module III – Teaching yoga for pregnancy

  • Postures and sequences
  • Pregnancy contraindications
  • Breath work

Module IV – Advanced teaching yoga for pregnancy

  • Class sequencing
  • Visualisation for birth
  • Exam Practice

Module V – Teaching yoga for empowerment

  • The reality of birth
  • First and second phase of labour
  • Coping with pain
  • Visualisations, deep relaxation and meditation techniques

Post natal yoga teacher training

The first year is very important in the bonding of mother and baby. Women get precious little time to sit and enjoy motherhood in relaxing surroundings! Postnatal yoga with babies is a great opportunity for mothers to spend time with their babies, enjoying their development and watching the changes unfold.

Furthermore, women can feel a sense of isolation after having a baby and meeting as a group with others can give a great sense of companionship. Mothers are also keep to try and regain their shape and bring back pelvic tone.

Carrying and feeding babies along with interrupted sleep can play havoc with a mothers wellbeing so taking the opportunity to address their needs in a post natal class can be of huge benefit.

During this module, you will learn about the specifics of a postnatal mother, whether she gave birth naturally or had a medical intervention. You will learn how to improve and alleviate postnatal problems and help start working on their core muscles.

The module will also show how a mother can engage her baby in yoga asanas and do some basic yoga moves with her baby and includes:

  • Post natal anatomy
  • Infant development
  • Post natal specific problems
  • Post natal asana
  • Post natal pilates
  • Infant engagement
  • Infant yoga

 Partner workshops teacher training

The support a woman gets during birth makes all the difference. During labour a women is often spaced out and feels vulnerable. Having effective support allows a woman to feel protected and nurtured. In reality, unless someone has been present at several births, being faced with supporting a birthing mother can be very daunting. Fathers especially feel vulnerable and like a fish out of water. How they react can have huge effects on the birth process.

This workshop will look in detail at a birthing woman’s needs, how she behaves and how best to support her during this time. Learning to teach this workshop will benefit mothers who are looking to have a natural birth by empowering their partners to believe in them.

The great thing about yoga is that it builds on existing instincts, but you don’t want a labouring woman to think too much about techniques or positions during birth. You want her to space out and for her partner to take control. This workshop will teach you how to pass on that information. This module includes:

  • Teaching anatomy and physiology
  • The stages of labour and how to identify them
  • Support measures for each stage of labour
  • The importance of language
  • The art of distraction
  • Things for fathers to do to distract themselves
  • Mobility
  • The value of pain
  • Teaching interventions
  • Explaining how to deal with medical staff
  • Using touch
  • How to remain active if things don’t go according to plan
  • The importance of the post natal period
  • The reality of breast feeding and practical tips

The elbowroom has an extensive range of classes for all ages and abilities. We offer such an eclectic mix to enable you to find something that will suit you. If you need any advice, please contact our class advisor who can point you in the right direction.