Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

The YogaRoom are delighted to announce the only Yoga Alliance accredited Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training course in Ireland. Yoga Alliance is the largest, non-profit yoga certifying body in the world (www.yogaalliance.org), the training offers a globally recognised international accreditation in PreNatal Yoga teaching. The 85-hour training meets the highest level of international standards so you can teach yoga to pregnant women and support these amazing mothers-to-be at every stage of their pregnancy and birth.

This 85-hour training is formatted in two four-day modules, Thursday to Sunday, 8am - 5pm, held in March and April 2021. Please see dates below.

Course Outline

Learn how the ancient practices and wisdom of yoga can help physically, mentally and emotionally to empower and prepare women at this special time in their lives. The 85-hour training is taught over two modules by highly experienced yoga and prenatal teachers, who are qualified at the highest ERYT500 level of yoga qualification and including specific areas of study taught by midwifes, nurse practitioners and specialised health professionals.

Techniques, Training and Practice: 25 Hours

Includes yoga techniques specialized to the needs of the pregnant woman, including practice and teaching skills for trimester-specific yoga techniques. Techniques include: alignment for the expectant mother, appropriate yoga techniques for each trimester, how to practice yoga techniques safely and relaxation and stress management techniques.

Teaching Methodology: 10 Hours

Includes design of lesson plans for the beginning and/or advanced student during each trimester.

Anatomy and Physiology: 10 hours

Anatomy and physiology (both physical and subtle body) of a woman’s changing body, related specifically to considerations during pregnancy. Topics include but are not limited to: overview of what is normal anatomy and physiology during pregnancy, how organs function during pregnancy, overview of the complications, including miscarriage, premature labour, hypertension, preeclampsia and body mechanics. Understanding the yoga teacher’s relationship with health care professionals. Knowing when to suggest that the student consult a health care professional regarding pregnancy issues. Understanding of psychological considerations during pregnancy and how to differentiate between high-risk and non-high-risk pregnancy.

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers: 5 hours

Includes traditional yoga philosophy as it may apply to lifestyle and well-being during pregnancy.

Practicum: 20 hours

Includes observing other teachers leading prenatal yoga classes. And teaching a prenatal yoga class.

Total 85 hours training; 75 contact (classroom) hours and 10 non-contact (take-home assignment)

Course Dates

2021 Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Dates

Module One

Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th March 2021

Module Two

Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th April 2021

8am-5pm each day

How to Apply

Applications are open to yoga teachers and serious students of yoga with an interest in teaching in the area of prenatal yoga. We also welcome pregnant students who wish to deepen their understanding of how yoga practices can support their process during pregnancy and birth.

The YogaRoom is an accredited Prenatal Yoga School with Yoga Alliance (yogaalliance.org), meeting the highest international standards of prenatal training. Upon completion of the course and requirements, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from The YogaRoom. You may be eligible to teach prenatal yoga and get appropriate insurance with this Certificate. However, please note that only students who already hold a 200-hour Yoga Teaching Certificate with Yoga Alliance, may register as a ‘Registered Pre-Natal Yoga Teacher’ (RPYT) with Yoga Alliance.

Contact us at [email protected] for an application form.

Course Fees

Early-bird registration fee is €1,350 if paid in full two months before course starts.

Basic fee is €1,495 to be paid no later than one-month prior to course commencing.

To guarantee your place we require a non-refundable deposit of €300 (deductable from fees). Payments are accepted by cash, cheque or laser/debit card.

Course fees are non-refundable once the course starts, and include all tuition and mentoring and a detailed course manual.

Questions

We are always happy to discuss any questions you may have. Please contact our teacher training programme director Ciara Cronin on +353 86 8832633 or +353 1 2196666 or by email [email protected].

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Application Form

» Download 200-Hour application form.

» Download 500-Hour application form.

» Contact our programme advisor

Application forms should be emailed to [email protected] or posted to:
Ciara Cronin, Teacher Training Programme Director, The YogaRoom, 262 Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland.

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"Thanks Ciara, Tony and Jodie for all your help, wisdom and support. It's been a huge eight months and I have learnt so much. Thank you and loads of love."Eithne

"Thank you all. You've enlightened my mind, heart and body with your teachings and wisdom."Jessica

"Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Your guidance and support have been amazing. I've learnt so much on my journey here. Thanks for showing me the way."Emma

"Thank you all for your super instruction and guidance throughout the course. It's been fantastic."Dawn

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