Early Bird Price
Before April 15th, 2019
May 5th – May 23rd
Sunday – Thursday
9:00am – 12:30pm
May 3rd – May 25th
Fridays & Saturdays
8:30am – 4:00pm
What will I learn?
This is an intensive course packed full of information, both theoretical and practical, that will help you gain the knowledge and confidence to lead a prenatal yoga class and empower women during pregnancy, birth and beyond. We will cover a wide number of subjects, including:
1. Overview of Prenatal Yoga
The benefits of practicing yoga during pregnancy
2. Teaching Methodology
3. Anatomy and Physiology
4. Pranayama, Meditation and Visualization
5. Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics
6. Teaching Practice
Who will be teaching the course?
Diana is the lead trainer and has been teaching yoga for over a decade in Dubai. She is an ERYT-500 hour Yoga Alliance certified instructor and a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) with over 150 hours of prenatal training and more than 6 years of prenatal teaching experience. Diana has a deep personal understanding of the experience of teaching prenatal yoga and is passionate about supporting women during this amazing journey.
Alexandra Collishaw, Women’s Health Physio
Alexandra specialises in women’s health, especially pregnancy related problems both pre and postnatal, treating conditions such as pelvic pain, back pain, SPD (symphasis pubis dysfunction) abdominal separation, incontinence and prolapse. She moved to Dubai in 2011 and currently works as a physiotherapist at optimalTHERAPY at optimalFITNESS. Ally will be sharing her deep pre and postnatal knowledge with our students, discussing the pelvic floor, its important role in pregnancy and labour, as well as offering safe ways to support the body’s healing journey post birth.
Zoe Cresswell, Midwife
Zoe Cresswell worked in the UK for many years before moving to Dubai. While in the UK she was based in a busy London hospital and covered many areas of midwifery care, including the Labour ward, triage, pre and postnatal care, inpatient care, research and mental health. Since moving to Dubai, Zoe has been caring for pre and postnatal clients and has also taken advantage of her love of health and sport and qualified as a personal trainer, specialising in training pre and postnatal clients. During our course, Zoe will guiding us through the stages of labour and beyond, as well as offering her deep insight into the best practices and positions for childbirth.
Can you give me an idea of the daily schedule?
While each day is subject to change, this is a sample of how our training day will run:
9 to 10:30am – Yoga Practice
10:30 to 11:00am – Break
11:00 to 12:30pm – Theory
8:30 to 9:30am – Yoga Practice
9:30 to 10:15am – Break
10:15 to 12:15pm – Theory
12:15 to 1:30pm – Break
1:30 to 3pm – Theory
3 to 4pm – Yoga Practice
I’m pregnant, can I still attend?
Absolutely! This is the perfect time to dive deeper into the practice of pre-natal yoga to see how it can benefit your own pregnant body and prepare you for birth. If you are under 12 weeks, please notify us first prior to registering for the training.
What about after pregnancy, is there a post-natal element to this course?
Yes, we will be teaching you how to understand the post-natal body, with support from one of Dubai’s most highly regarded and experienced physiotherapists, Alexandra Collishaw who has worked with countless women pre and post birth. You’ll learn about what happens to the body pre and post pregnancy, along with the possible concerns, and what you can do as a yoga teacher to aid post-natal recovery. You will practice exercises and yoga sequences that you can use you’re your own private clients and postnatal groups.
Do I need to do anything before attending the course?
All participants are required to attend 3 pre-natal classes prior to the training, either in person, or by taking an online class. We ask you to write down some some simple thoughts and observations and submit these a few days before attending the course. These hours will also count towards your final certification and provide a great way of introducing yourself to the world of pre-natal yoga if you have never experienced it before.