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Dru prenatal yoga

Dru Prenatal Yoga

For DPN members and graduates of Dru Yoga teacher training course only.

A comprehensive course providing the knowledge and practical skills to confidently and safely teach yoga classes to pregnant women. Explore how to empower women to trust in the miracle of birth and to utilise yogic techniques to face the challenges of pregnancy, labour and birth:

 

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    Joyce

    Naturopath

    This module is full of wonderful information and inspiration which will not only be useful in a prenatal class, but in all classes and will enhance my own practice

    give women practical skills for managing pregnancy
  • offer highly effective self-help tools to ease back pain and many other pregnancy related aches and problems
  • assist in balancing the emotional swings of pregnancy
  • help women to move with poise, grace, and confidence as their bodies change
  • improve a women's concentration and focus, thus support the birthing process
  • tone the body, relax the mind, and prepare a woman to trust the miracle of birth

 

 

 

The miracle of birth ...

Support women to feel empowered throughout their pregnancy and labour and give them the techniques to support this amazing process.

 

 

The Dru pre-natal training will run over a period of three separate weekends. 

 

 

Inspired?

Scroll down for more details of the course and the assignments

COURSE CONTENT

Fundamental principles:

  • energetic effects of pregnancy
  • safety

  • creating a nurturing and safe environment

  • importance of touch

  • Dru prenatal yoga in nature

    Laura, Dru Yoga Teacher and mother

    social contact 

  • honouring of pregnancy

Beneficial practices to establish during pregnancy

  • asanas and sequences
  • most effective breathing practices for pregnancy and labour
  • relaxation techniques specific to pregnancy 
  • specific meditation practices for prenatal women
  • developing concentration skills
  • affirmations to change unhelpful emotional patterns

Maintaining optimal health and wellbeing throughout pregnancy

  • learn to balance hormonal and emotional fluctuations
  • develop skills for dealing with the effects of stress during pregnancy and labour
  • effective self-help tools to ease back pain and many other pregnancy related problems.

Teaching methods

  • catering for pregnant women in a general yoga class
  • alignment and modifications for lying, sitting, standing – using various props
  • how to identify special needs of different students

Anatomy and physiology for pregnancy and childbirth

  • changes to and demands on the musculo-skeletal frame
  • strengthening core stability muscles including pelvic floor
  • ways to enhance optimal foetal positioning

Preparing for childbirth

  • Running a partner class specially for birthing support people - sharing a variety of pain-relieving techniques, partner massage and partner stretches.

Postnatal

  • Guidelines on a gentle home programme during the first 6 weeks after the birth of the baby –  

  • Designing postnatal classes – key principles.

Getting started 

  • lesson themes
  • useful references and contacts
  • setting up classes
  • networking with mid-wives and other groups.

ASSESSMENTS

Practical assessment will be ongoing. There will be guided practical teaching exercises at every stage of the course with tutors observing and providing feedback.

ASSIGNMENTS 

1. A case study – following the journey of a mother as she progresses through the pregnancy.

2. Designing lesson plans for three specific groups or individuals.

3. Required reading and reflective study

CERTIFICATE

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded a post graduate certificate in teaching Dru prenatal yoga.

 

 

Inspired to work with prenatal women ...

New dates for 2018:  March 16 - 18, May 18 - 20 and June 29 - July 1  to be held at the Dru Yoga centre in Snowdonia

 

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