Dru Prenatal

Dru Prenatal 

(For graduates 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 use the yogic techniques to face the challenges of pregnancy, labour and birth:

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

There are 2-3 weekends that make up the Dru prenatal course

You will be encouraged to start teaching prenatal classes immediately after completing the first weekend. You are required to have at least 8 weeks of practical experience before attending the second level.

COURSE CONTENT

Fundamental principles

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

Maintaining optimal health and wellbeing throughout pregnancy

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

Teaching methods

  • cater for pregnant women in a general yoga class
  • learn alignment and modifications for lying, sitting, standing – using a chair, wall, partner
  • identify special needs of different students to accommodate inherent changes that pregnancy brings

Anatomy and physiology for pregnancy and childbirth

  • learn about the changes to and demands on the musculo-skeletal frame
  • discover how to strengthen core stability muscles including pelvic floor
  • find about ways to enhance optimal foetal positioning

Preparing for childbirth

  • run a partner class especially for birthing support people - share a variety of pain relieving techniques, partner massage and partner stretches

Postnatal

  • you will be given guidelines on a gentle home program during the first 6 weeks after the birth of the baby – what to focus on – Do’s and Don’ts
  • learn how to design post-natal classes – discover key principles to help the body restore and strengthen, to reposition the pelvic organs and to give new mums a social opportunity to share with each other

Getting started

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

ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS

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

WRITTEN 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 completion of all the requirements you will be awarded a post graduate certificate in teaching Dru prenatal yoga.

Bookings: Dru Australia
Tel: (02) 6161 1462
Email: info@dru.com.au

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