pregnancy yoga teacher training
with Nadia Narain
03rd October – 06th December 2020
The triyoga pregnancy training with Nadia Narain takes place over three weekends. It emphasises asana, breathing, meditation, philosophy, anatomy, physiology and support for the mother during pregnancy and birth. The commitment to empower women in body, mind and spirit forms the foundation upon which these elements are developed.
Pregnancy is a completely natural process. The modern world often complicates pregnancy with unnecessary intervention. The healthier and more conscious a woman is during this time, the more chance she has of having a joyful pregnancy and childbirth.
The triyoga pregnancy training teaches how to remove the obstacles a woman may experience to this most natural of processes. It draws on a broad range of expertise to teach how to create a supportive environment for pregnant women so that they can draw upon their inherent strength and open to their innate softness and ability to nurture both themselves and their baby during this time and beyond into young motherhood.
By feeling confident in their bodies and spirits they will have more internal resources with which to make informed and conscious choices throughout their pregnancy and on the day of the birth.
triyoga pregnancy training vision:
- to broaden qualified yoga teachers’ expertise and complement trained professionals who already support women during pregnancy and birth including doulas and midwives
- to present a safe, conscious, healthy approach to yoga during pregnancy, and how to teach it effectively
- to teach how to inspire women and their babies to appreciate and benefit fully from the journey pregnancy takes them on
- to teach how to support women beyond pregnancy into young motherhood
We create an environment that fosters dynamic and interactive learning from the start with positive feedback, individual attention and support.
dates + times
Saturday 03rd October: 9.30 – 17.30
Saturday 04th October: 9.30 – 17.00
Saturday 07th November: 9.30 – 17.30
Sunday 08th November: 9.30 – 17.00
Saturday 05th December: 9.30 – 17.30
Sunday 06th December: 9.30 – 17.00
Each weekend reflects a specific content focus and includes: practice of asana, small and large group work, practice teaching time, homework, review and lectures from a wide faculty of professionals in the field of birth and complementary support.
We encourage you to begin teaching as soon as possible after the course to solidify the connection to what you have learnt.
To complete the training, trainees must:
- attend and participate on three 13-hour weekends scheduled over consecutive months
- successfully complete all required written assignments, including homework, throughout the course
- teach a class observed and assessed by the course tutors
In the event that a student misses a session, they must retake the session during another intake of the training in order to qualify to teach pregnancy yoga.
By the end of the training you will:
- Have a deeper knowledge of pregnancy including:
- the anatomy and physiology of a woman during the 40 weeks of pregnancy;
- the physical and emotional changes a pregnant woman goes through;
- the physical discomforts and common ailments during pregnancy and how to alleviate them
- a deeper respect for the power of a woman’s body
- Know how to teach a safe practice of asana, meditation and breathing, modified and sequenced for the needs of pregnancy that helps women connect to their bodies and their babies
- Have a network of complementary practitioners in the field of pregnancy: including a doula, a midwife, an osteopath and a cranial-sacral therapist in order to create an environment for women to approach birth in a holistic, informed and conscious way; one that feels healthy and appropriate for them leading up to and during the birth itself
- Understand yoga philosophy as it applies to pregnancy, birth and parenting
- Feel confident in helping a new mother transition competently and gracefully into her new role
eligibility + pre-requisites
This course is suitable for yoga teachers (qualified and currently in training) and meets BWY, Yoga Alliance Professionals (UK) and Yoga Alliance USA requirements for CPD. It is also open to qualified practitioners in the field of pregnancy/birth support and other complementary health disciplines, although in this case please contact email@example.com for confirmation of your eligibility before making your booking online.
This training meets BWY and Yoga Alliance Professionals requirements for CPD and Yoga Alliance USA requirements for CPD
Nadia has been teaching yoga full time since 1997. Her interest in pregnancy yoga developed under the guidance of Gurmukh Khalsa, who she has studied under for the past 12 years. Nadia expanded her knowledge with Ina May Gaskin, on The Farm, qualifying as an assistant midwife, & has had the honour of assisting as birth support for mothers and couples on their ‘birth-day’. Other qualifications include baby massage and hypno-birthing. Nadia has developed the pre-and postnatal community at triyoga since it opened in 2000, starting with pregnancy yoga and expanding to include Mummy and Me and partners workshops that support both men and women as partners and parents. Nadia has developed a fun, dedicated and informed style of teaching that reflects her passion for the subject. As well as teaching pregnancy, she also teaches yoga classes open to all levels of yoga practitioner.
Ayala has been practising yoga and meditation for 30 years, and has taught pregnancy yoga classes for the last 20 years. She has three children and has supported many women to remain present and open while giving birth, as a doula and birth companion. Ayala offers an ongoing invitation through her work to enter into relationship with the whole of life. Coming into the present moment by meeting what is arising in body, heart and mind; connecting to the unseen realms of Spirit to help guide us from our fear-based reactions towards knowing and expressing the heart of Love; surrendering into the unknown so that we grow in unimaginable ways into all that we can be. Pregnancy is a time where the desire to stay safe and in control is challenged by the stronger pull to surrender and allow something new to be born. As such it is a powerful time to cultivate heart and mind as well as body, so that we may give birth to ourselves as mothers as we give birth to the souls journeying with us. www.ayalagill.com
Juliet trained as a Midwife in 1995 and completed her Introductory level Iyengar Teacher Training certificate in 2007 and qualified as a Birthlight pregnancy yoga teacher in 2009. She currently still works full time as a Midwife at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. She is a specialist midwife for women who have suffered Female Genital Mutilation and also runs a complex breastfeeding and tongue tie assessment clinic. Juliet still practices yoga almost every, yoga and midwifery are her 2 greatest passions in life.
Sophie is a birth and postnatal doula based in SW London. She runs Nurturing Birth, one of the largest doula training schools in the UK, also offering mentoring, retreat days, workshops and an international doula directory. In 2017 she won Doula of the Year at the MaMa Conference in Scotland. Sophie started working with families in 2004 as a baby massage instructor, pregnancy and postnatal massage therapist, doula and then as a Breastfeeding Network Peer Supporter and volunteer on the National Breastfeeding Helpline. She is part of the Maternity Voices Partnership at both St George’s and St Thomas’s Hospital, looking at improving maternity experience. She regularly blogs, vlogs and interviews related professionals at Nurturing Birth and is active on social media promoting the work of doulas – @nurturing_birth
Avni is a Women’s health osteopath with a special interest in pregnancy and birth. She has lectured in pregnancy and birth at the University College of Osteopathy as well as on Nadia Narain’s teacher trainings at triyoga. Avni has a MSc in paediatric osteopathy from the renowned Osteopathic Centre for Children. With an insatiable appetite for learning and development, Avni has also trained to become a doula with Michel Odent and Doula UK, and trained in zero balancing, family constellations, NLP, medical acupuncture, cranial osteopathy, reiki and shiatsu. Her podcast ‘Speak From the Body’ encourages people to reconnect with the wisdom of the body. Avni has an intuitive and practical style that can be both strong and gentle. For more information, visit www.avni-touch.com
dates: 03 oct – 06 dec 2020
teacher: Nadia Narain
020 7449 3151