Dru Yoga Post Graduate Prenatal teacher training course
This comprehensive course is designed to train Dru Yoga graduate teachers in the practical skills to confidently and safely teach yoga classes to pregnant women.
We will examine the most common concerns yoga teachers have when embarking into this special area of teaching and demonstrate the fulfilling role of a Dru prenatal yoga teacher.
This training explores how to empower women to trust in the miracle of birth and utilise the yogic techniques to face the challenges of pregnancy, labour and birth.
The course will be held over two 3 day module weekends
Module 1 17 - 19 May 2019
Module 2 6 - 8 September 2019
COURSE WILL INCLUDE:
• energetic effects of pregnancy
• creating a nurturing and safe environment
• importance of touch
• 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
• 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.
• Guidelines on a gentle home programme during the first 6 weeks after the birth of the baby –
• Designing postnatal classes – key principles.
• lesson themes
• useful references and contacts
• setting up classes
• networking with mid-wives and other groups.
Practical assessment will be ongoing. There will be guided practical teaching exercises at every stage of the course with tutors observing and providing feedback.
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
On successful completion of the course you will be awarded a post graduate certificate in teaching Dru prenatal yoga.
Time: 9.00-4.00 pm
Dates: Module 1: Friday 17th to 19th May 2019
Module 2: 6th to 8th September 2019
Cost: To be confirmed
50 Archibald Street, Lyneham ACT
For more information please contact Senior Dru Post Graduate teacher, Patricia Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Julie Beynon at email@example.com
Dru Australia office:
Ph: 02 6161 1462
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