Postgrad - Pre-natal yoga course (Wolverhampton) Feb 2019

9 February, 2019


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


Weekend 1      Feb 9/10

Weekend  2     June 15/16 

Weekend 3     Aug 3/4


Times:         Sat. 10.00 - 17.30

                    Sun. 09.30 - 16.00

Location:     The Workspace, All Saints Road, Wolverhampton WV2 1EL



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.

This course accrues 45 CPD points comprising 36 points for the contact hours plus 9 points (a minimum of 9 hours) for research for the 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

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

Course fees        £680.00

£80 – a non-refundable registration fee. To be paid by 30th Dec. 2018 to reserve a place.

£200 per weekend, payable 2 weeks before each weekend of the course.


Click the BOOK NOW button to book online with your credit/debit card


Please make bank transfers to:

Dru UK

Lloyds bank

Sort code: 30-90-43

Account number: 00666964

Reference: PGPN19 and your name (so that we can tell who the payment is from).



For more information please contact me on

To book your place on the course please email and confirm with payment of the registration fee £80.00


Thank you

Padma McIntyre

Senior Dru Post Graduate teacher


“The prenatal course provides a brilliant framework to help you develop safe and nurturing classes. It is so much more than yoga - it is supporting mums to nurture themselves and their babies, to bond, to build emotional and physical strength to labour and birth, and MORE!  And, if you are looking to develop yourself in a restful and gentle way the answer is here!”

Sophia H.  Founder of Divine Hypnobirthing Prenatal Yoga teacher


Module dates

Module 1 : 9 - 10 February 2019

Module 2 : 15 - 16 June 2019

Module 3 : 3 - 4 August 2019


Saturday 10am to 5.30pm

Sunday 9.30am to 4pm

Prices and booking

Non refundable registration fee: £80 due by 30th December 2018 to reserve a place

Each module (3 modules)
£200 per weekend, payable 2 weeks before each weekend of the course.

Please make bank transfers to:

Dru UK

Lloyds Bank

Sort code: 30 - 90 - 43

Account number: 00666964

Reference: PGPN19 and your name (so we can tell who the payment is from)  Eg PGPN19PMcIntyre



Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 10:00
Sunday, August 4, 2019 - 16:00
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I not only enjoyed it, I loved it! Thank you. It really helped me to feel my core stability muscles. I'm looking forward training them ;-)

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