Pre-Natal Dru Yoga Course

Dru Yoga Post Graduate Prenatal teacher training course 

New Dates: 

The course will be held over three weekends, from 1030 - 1700:

Module 1      10 – 11 September 2016

Module 2      21 – 22 January 2017

Module 3      11 – 12 March 2017

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Location of Course:  

Dru London Wellbeing and Yoga Centre

126 Manor Green Road

Epsom, KT19 8LN


This comprehensive course is designed to train Dru Yoga graduates 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 three weekends, from 1030 - 1700:

Module 1      10 – 11 September 2016

Module 2      21 – 22 January 2017

Module 3      11 – 12 March 2017

Course fees        £680.00 

£80 – a non-refundable registration fee. To be paid by 31 May 2016 to reserve a place.

£200 per weekend, payable on the weekend of the course.


Please make bank transfers to: 

Dru London Lloyds bank 

Sort code: 30-90-43 

Account number: 36666360 

Reference: PGPN16 and your name (so that we can tell who the payment is from). 


Please bring your own food, tea will be provided. Please note the nearest shop is a comfortable 10 -15 minute walk from the centre.


If required there is a hotel in Epsom, near to the station and a 10 -15 minute walk to the centre.

Teaching prenatal classes

The training will run over a period of three separate weekends. You are encouraged to start teaching prenatal classes after completing the second weekend.



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

•    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 yoga

•    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.


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.


To book your place on the course please email Janette Dunn at  

For more information please contact us by email at or by phone on 01372 725327.

Thank you

Padma McIntyre

Dru London