How long does the course take?
The pregnancy course must be completed 9 months from enrolment, the postnatal/mum and baby must be completed 6 months from enrolment - the time taken depends on personal circumstances and the time available to study.
A late completion fee of £50 will be implemented if these deadlines are not met, but if life intervenes with exceptional circumstances, as it sometimes does, an extension will be granted on request.
What about teaching practice and observation?
All students are strongly advised to attend a workshop in addition to observing and assisting (where possible) pre and postnatal classes. We strongly recommend submitting a DVD of one of your own pre or postnatal classes for observation and assessment - details here
Can I take the course whilst I'm pregnant?
Definitely!! Many graduates study for this course during pregnancy and find it's the perfect time to study how to teach prenatal yoga.
I’m a yoga teacher but I’ve never had a baby can I enrol?
Definitely! There is an excellent prenatal teacher in the South West (and no doubt many others too) he has never been pregnant either:)
I am a midwife involved in active birth can I enrol?
Midwives are particularly welcome, as they have so much to offer pregnant women throughout their pregnancy, not just during the birth. If you have a committed yoga practice, and have been attending classes for at least 18 months, you are eligible for enrolment on the course, but please contact me before enrolling.
I am a doula can I enrol?
Doulas are also welcome, as they have much to offer pregnant during late pregnancy and the birth. If you have a committed yoga practice, and have been attending classes for at least 18 months, you are eligible for enrolment on the course, but please contact me before enrolling.
I am a fitness professional teaching pregnant women can I enrol?
Fitness professionals are well-placed to introduce yoga to pregnant women, often yoga virgins. If you have a committed yoga practice, and have attended classes for at least 18 months, are eligible for enrolment on the course, but please contact me before enrolling.
Continuous Professional Development and Continuing Education
CPD/CE is an important aspect of a yoga teacher’s lifelong journey. This course will provide CPD/CE credits whilst adding to your repertoire of teaching skills in a very relevant way; it is a rare teacher who doesn’t get requests for prenatal yoga.
Pre-requisites for enrolment
Open to yoga teachers, midwives, childbirth educators, doulas, fitness professionals, NCT teachers and healthcare professionals with a strong yoga practice. Those who don't have a recognised yoga teaching qualification will need to supply evidence of their yoga experience and practice. Completion of a 200-hour yoga teacher-training program or its equivalent prior to taking this course is strongly recommended.
Teaching pre and postnatal yoga requires specialist knowledge. It is inadvisable to teach prenatal students without this knowledge.
How much does it cost?
The cost of the Pregnancy Yoga course is £420 ((or 2 payments of £215), the cost of the Postnatal and Mum and Baby Yoga course is £270 (or 2 payments of £140) payable on enrolment. You will receive the complete course and DVDs on enrolment. On successful completion you will receive a diploma, and a letter of completion stating your total study hours will be sent to the Yoga Alliance to be added to your CEU record..
The only other cost will be buying at least one of the recommended books; much information can be found online, but it’s important to have at least one reference book.
This link takes you to a currency conversion site, so you can find out exactly what the cost is in any currency at today’s rate www.oanda.com/currency/converter/
What about insurance?
For UK teachers, we thoroughly recommend Yoga-Link, offered by DSC Insurance Services at http://www.yoga-link.co.uk/ Yoga-Link is an insurance scheme especially designed for yoga teachers of all traditions and their specialist needs. The scheme is arranged and administered by DSC Insurance Services and is underwritten by Lloyds; it has grown to become the largest independent group policy available on the market for yoga teachers. To qualify for this insurance, teachers must successfully complete the course and be observed teaching a class, and/or attend a pre/postnatal teacher training workshop.
English is not my mother tongue can I still take the course?
If your English comprehension is at an upper intermediate or advanced level, you will be able to understand the course material. Test papers are marked according to content, not English grammar. If your written English has mistakes that cause misunderstanding, then your level isn’t high enough.
If you are considering investing your time and money, but need some reassurance that it is worth committing those two valuable resources to this course, check out what some course graduates have achieved by adding to their yoga teaching skills - click here to read.
If possible, phone or Skype Jane to speak with her personally before enrolling, she would love to talk to you and answer any questions you may have.