Yoni Shakti: Pregnancy Yoga
This uniquely comprehensive online training in yoga for pregnancy and birth will empower you to share deeply nourishing practices of yoga for women during pregnancy, childbirth and in the immediate postnatal period.
The course was established in 2002, with the intention to share many of the less well-known practices of yoga that are of special benefit both to the pregnant woman and her unborn child. This training is also one of the few Pregnancy Yoga teacher trainings that covers childbirth and the early stages of postnatal healing. Important issues such as early pregnancy loss, anxiety, grief and other challenges of pregnancy are addressed.
With contributions from two midwives and a detailed training manual this course provides both the theoretical and practical training necessary to teach yoga classes specifically for pregnant women. You will be encouraged to think for yourself and to develop your own style and method of teaching pregnancy yoga within a clear framework of safety guidelines.
The emphasis of the course is on supporting healthy pregnancy through appropriate holistic yoga practices. There will be opportunities for teaching practice, as well as informal assessments during the course and you should be prepared for both a short pre-course assignment and written work during the course.
Pregnancy Yoga as Yoga Therapy
This Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training is entirely rooted in Yoga Therapy. It was originally developed by Uma as one of the modules of the old Yoga Biomedical Trust Yoga Therapy Diploma course and formed the basis of some of the trainings which she used to co-teach for Birthlight with Françoise Freedman. Much of the content grew out of Uma’s own research project (part of her special independent studies for the Yoga Therapy Diploma) into appropriately supportive and nurturing yoga for pregnancy, which she conducted during her own pregnancy with her eldest son. The course has been developed and expanded over the years to include the work Uma did when teaching yoga therapy classes for pregnant women at King’s College Hospital and St Thomas’s Hospital, which classes formed the basis of both her Teach Yourself Yoga for Pregnancy and Birth book (Hodder Education) and Mother’s Breath which is a set text on the course.