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Dru Yoga Prenatal Teacher Training - online post graduate course

6 May, 2022

This comprehensive course is open to all qualified yoga teachers from any tradition. Designed to train graduate teachers in the practical skills to confidently and safely teach yoga classes for pregnant women and accommodate a pregnant woman in a general class. This course is also aimed at those wishing to learn how to modify and adapt yoga practices to be accessible for differing abilities.

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 with over 30 hours live on-line sessions plus extra information pre recorded. 

All course materials including the course manual, video recordings and handouts are accessed via a Student Online Learning Platform called Thinkific

Dates:

Module 1      6-8 May 2022

Module 2      25-27 November 2022

 

THE COURSE WILL INCLUDE:

Fundamental principles

  • safe and effective practice 
  • physiology of pregnancy and birth
  • empowering women to believe in themselves 
  • trust that birth is a natural process, a part of life
  • understanding good postural alignment
  • adapting Dru Yoga practices for a prenatal environment
  • honouring the miracle of new life

Beneficial practices to establish during pregnancy

  • asanas and sequences
  • effective breathing practices for pregnancy and labour
  • pregnancy relaxation techniques 
  • prenatal meditation for empowerment
  • developing concentration skills
  • affirmations to transform 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

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 fetal 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  

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. Design 3 lesson plans 

2. A case study 

 

CERTIFICATE

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

Dates: Module 1: 6 -8 May 2022

            Module 2: 25-27 November 2022

Total course fee: $890

For more information please contact Dru Post Graduate Yoga teacher, Julie Beynon at juliebeynon@optusnet.com.au or 0401 835 462

or Patricia Brown at patricia@dru.com.au or

Dru Australia office:

Ph: 02 6161 1462

Email: info@dru.com.au

 

Dates

Friday, May 6, 2022 - 09:30
 to 
Sunday, May 8, 2022 - 16:30
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Physiotherapist, Guisborough
It is opening my eyes to the world around me. I feel as though I’m no longer sleep walking through my life
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Yoga Teacher, Netherlands

Spirituality of Yoga Course

More honest to myself. More neutral. Nature is speaking much more vivid.

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GP, Yorkshire
I would thoroughly recommend the APD to anyone that is considering doing it.
I have benefitted enormously from it.
I did the course during the covid pandemic lockdown. A time of anxiety and fear. The knowledge that I gained helped me to recognise and acknowledge my feelings and gave me tools to deal with them.
The yoga postures , sequences and breathing techniques that are already familiar can be used to change our emotional energy.
In the same way that we have learnt to scan our physical body for aches and pains and stiffness or injury and use yoga postures and stretches to ease ourselves , I have learnt to scan my emotional and energetic body and recognise negative thoughts and patterns and how to correct them. By doing this regularly I feel more self-confident and happy .
I remember a very powerful moment when we were doing the Eagle posture and imagining that we were looking down at ourselves and what we perceived. I thought ‘ I am cool ‘ ! That thought has stayed with me.

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