85hr Pregnancy Teacher Training – Dubai

85 hrs Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training with Sally Parkes (BSC)

I am delighted to be returning to Dubai this November for an empowering 85 hours (7-days) comprehensive pregnancy teacher training.

Fully certified and accredited by The Yoga Alliance (US)  and Yoga Alliance Professionals (UK), this Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training course will deliver the understanding, knowledge and practical expertise needed to deliver Pregnancy, Post-natal, and Mother and Baby Yoga. It will also inform your practice of safe, effective and inspiring group and one-to-one session delivery to clients who are at a very special stage in their lives.

Your own journey as a student on the course involves developing your knowledge and understanding of physiology and anatomy, in combination with pranayama, asana and mudra. Particular focus is placed upon  Shakti, the female energetics which are inevitably entwined in the female process of pregnancy. We also discuss and practice the holistic benefits of relaxation, visualisation and meditation, to enable you to teach techniques which reduce physical, mental and emotional stress, whilst increasing well-being and emotional uplift across the sometimes demanding pregnancy journey.

The course also offers opportunities to widen your professional knowledge of other relative aspects, such as Pilates inspired techniques which are beneficial to the mother during her post-natal recovery. The final module of the course is the Mother and Baby Yoga module, to develop your understanding and practice when supporting mothers to build amazing bonds with their babies through yoga techniques.

Finally, because the end of your learning is the start of your teaching, the last talk of the course is all about how to set yourself up in business as a teacher, including finding and hiring venues, organising classes and personal sessions, and building your business with help from social media.

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Topics covered:

  • Yoga related movements for all the trimesters to stretch and strengthen the physical body and help alleviate common conditions of pregnancy.
  • Mula bandha – the importance of a healthy pelvic floor and the correct alignment of the pelvis during pregnancy and the post-natal period.
  • Energetics; How a dis-functional pelvic floor relates to and affects the root chakra.
  • Appropriate relaxation, pranayama, visualizations and meditation.
  • The spiritual aspects of pregnancy and birth.
  • Working with an exercise ball or chair for both pregnancy and in preparation for labour.
  • Positions for optimal foetal positioning.
  • Birth and labour – description of a `normal’ birth using both anatomical images and a dummy baby and model of the pelvis. We also cover birth using induction, intervention, and caesarean section.
  • Post-natal recovery including exercises and breath work following caesarean section.
  • Yoga and pilates related movements for the post-natal period to stretch and strengthen the physical body and help alleviate common conditions of a post-natal woman including postural changes such as upper and low crossed syndrome.
  • How simple breath work and deep relaxation can help heal a women mentally, physically and emotionally.
  • Basic nutrition for new mums to aid post-natal recovery.
  • Mother and baby yoga – How to plan and facilitate a class.
  • How to start your business as a pre and post-natal yoga teacher.


This course teaches you to deliver classes and one to one lessons that are:

  • Safe, effective and functional
  • An even blend of the yoga system
  • Empowering
  • Uplifting
  • Informative
  • Non-judgemental
  • Supportive


You will finish the training course with the skills to:

  • You will be able to teach a Pregnancy Yoga class, a Post-Natal Yoga class and a Mother and Baby Yoga Class.
  • Teach a well-rounded yoga class that honours a woman’s mind and body at this special and sacred time.
  • Adapt your general classes for any pregnant ladies who also attend.
  • Integrate yoga props and small equipment into your classes and one to ones to make them more bespoke.
  • Adapt the class for those with injuries and/or common ailments such as lower back pain, pelvic girdle pain, low/high blood pressure and fatigue.
  • Have a clear understanding of why it is important to incorporate all elements of yoga into a class.
  • Have the knowledge of what actually happens to the body during pregnancy and birth.


Homework, Assignments and Exam:

As part of the 85 hour course program, this course requires you to do at least 22 hours of private study/readings as per the Yoga Alliance guidelines.

Students will be asked to write a short pregnancy yoga sequence after the third day to teach towards the end of the course to the rest of the group. This will constitute the practical exam for the course. There are also several assignments to complete including one class observations (ideally prior to the course), teaching practice and a case study. You will also be expected to thoroughly read the course training manual.

Reading list to purchase prior to and during the training:

  • ‘Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful’ by Gurmukh
  • Course training manual


Yoga Alliance and FEDANT Certification:

All graduates will receive a certificate upon completion. This training is 85 hours (including private study time) to meet with the standards of The Yoga Alliance UK and The Yoga Alliance US, and for those wishing to teach in the UK after the course, is also certified by the Federation of Antenatal Educators (FEDANT).

The course is open to anyone with a keen interest in ante-natal education and a passion for sharing their knowledge after the course with mums-to be, including yoga teachers, doula’s and midwives. You will be able to register with FEDANT’s register of Ante-Natal Educators if teaching in the UK after the course, and if you have a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training certification already, you will be permitted to register with The Yoga Alliance UK or The Yoga Alliance US as a Pregnancy Yoga Teacher which will allow you to teach internationally.

Yoga Alliance

Sally Parkes 85 hour Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance, which designates this teacher training program as one which follows Yoga Alliance’s standards. Students who successfully complete this training will receive a certificate of completion by Sally. Students who are registered with Yoga Alliance as RYT-200 or RYT-500 may be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Pregnancy Yoga Teachers (RPYT) upon completing 30hour of prenatal class teaching experience and submitting details of location / class size etc.. to Yoga Alliance. If you haven’t completed your 200hr training, you can still add the 85 hours should you wish to do a 200hr training in the near future.


About your teacher, Sally Parkes, BSc, EYT, SYT.

Sally Parkes YogaSally has been teaching health and fitness since 1998 and has studied and taught pregnancy and post-natal yoga extensively since 2007. Her style of yoga is from the lineage taught by guru Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, a leader in the field of women’s well-being, whilst also weaving an element of exercise physiology, Pilates and movement methods gained from her studies in exercise rehabilitation in to her teaching.

Now a mother of two lively little girls, Sally continues her studies and has trained as a doula with Michel O’Dent and with Jennifer Walker of Spinning Babies, and has penned many articles for major publications. Also the author of The Students Guide to Yoga Anatomy and teacher on movementformodernlife.com, Sally is now a certified Experienced and Senior Yoga Teacher and teacher trainer, who is known for her humour, warmth and all inclusive presentations. She now specialises in delivering solid and thorough pregnancy and post-natal yoga teacher training’s in the UK and internationally.


Click here to read testimonials from some of our previous Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training Students:

Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training Testimonials

Pregnancy Yoga Tutorials

'Sally Parkes' Pregnancy Yoga DVD for health and wellbeing.

Suitable for all levels.

Course Price:

£5,800 AED*


Early Bird Offer

*5,800 AED – EB offer expires 10/09/17

Full Price

6,500 AED

*Deposit of 3,500 AED can be arranged to secure your place and early bird rate. Remaining balance to be settled by November 1st 2017

*Rate includes your comprehensive manual and certificate of completion

Contact Us

If you wish to pay by BACS please email info@sallyparkesyoga.com for our bank details.

Training Dates

17th – 23rd November 2017
(7 Training days)
9:00am – 6:00pm


i-Rise Tower
31st Executive Floor
Hessa St
United Arab Emirates

Registration and enquiries

E: yogalatesdxb@gmail.com

Call: 00971-50-3289642


If you require a hotel room – please inquire upon enrolling

The Student’s Manual of Yoga Anatomy

By Sally Parkes BSc, EYT, SYT.
30 Essential Poses Analyzed, Explained and Illustrated.

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