85hr Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training Online

with Sally Parkes BSc, Online, via Zoom

This 6 day course will run on:   3rd – 5th December & 10th – 12th December 2020

Why are we so different to other Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training schools?

  • Our certification is well established and recognised worldwide and can be registered with both Yoga Alliance US and Yoga Alliance Professionals (UK).
  • At 85hrs, our training is more extensive than many others and covers not only pregnancy yoga, but yoga to help with birth preparation, postnatal yoga and mum & baby yoga. This is a more cost effective way to get fully trained on the application of yoga for all 4 trimesters, ensuring our graduates are ready to go out and support women on all stages of their journey into motherhood.
  • All coursework submitted by our students is individually read and marked, and personalised feedback is emailed out to each student.
  • All successful graduates are emailed a certificate and certified logo that can be used, without charge, on all of their marketing to show that they are a certified teacher of Sally Parkes Pregnancy Yoga.
  • We also offer a teaching directory on sallyparkesyoga.com, where all graduates are able to get their details listed, ready for potential clients who are looking for a trusted and certified teacher.
  • We support you! Support doesn’t end with the last day of training as we have ongoing support and chat groups via Facebook, where our hundreds of our graduates from throughout the years, keep in touch and offer support and advice to each other.

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85 hrs Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training with Sally Parkes BSc

Venue: Online, via Zoom

This course is fully certified by FEDANT, Yoga Alliance Professionals (UK) and The Yoga Alliance USA, and is taught by Sally Parkes BSc. Her UK trainings also feature guest teachers & speakers and bonus material for the online courses.

With full accreditation from the above bodies, our certified Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training course offers 85hours of learning about all aspects of becoming a mother – from pregnancy, to postnatal and Mother & Baby Yoga. Successful participants join as students but leave as teachers, with the knowledge, confidence and expertise to run classes and individual sessions which deliver safe, uplifting and effective yoga practice with clients across any stage of this miraculous journey.

The course offers a strong focus on anatomy and physiology with additional emphasis on learning about the Shakti (female) energy, which plays such a vital role in conception, pregnancy and birth. Students of this course also develop a thorough knowledge of yoga asana, mudra, pranayama, relaxation and more meditative elements of yoga during pregnancy.

The course also offers a broader offering for mother’s yoga practice, such as gentle postnatal Pilates inspired methods to support, strengthen and stretch; gentle exercise for health and alignment; basic yoga sequences for mother & baby; and recovery and rehabilitation during the postnatal phase. 

The contact hours allow the opportunity for discussion as well as yoga practice, plus we will be inviting special guest teachers including an experienced to present classes and a talk as part of this training. 
We have a maximum capacity of 50 for online trainings. 

You will also receive the recordings of the sessions to revisit after graduating and a hard copy manual. Sally Parkes Yoga will cover the first £3 charge of postage & packing for the manual, and you are responsible to cover the remainder. We will email you with details.

Furthermore, you will also receive ongoing support via our closed Facebook group and invites to further training to Sally Parkes before they are announced to the general public.

Topics covered

  • Yoga related movements to stretch and strengthen the physical body and help alleviate common conditions of pregnancy.
  • Appropriate relaxation, pranayama, visualisations and meditation for the prenatal mother.
  • How simple breath work and deep relaxation can help rejuvenate a mother mentally, physically and emotionally.
  • How pregnancy can negatively affect postural alignment, and how with the correct programming of yoga asana, we can in part counteract these changes.
  • Effective use of yoga props to help the mother feel more supported.
  • The difference between sequencing yoga asana for a mother in her second and in her third trimester.
  • Moola Bandha – the importance of a healthy pelvic floor and how the alignment of the pelvis affects its’ engagement.
  • Energetics – An overview of the Chakra System and how the pelvic floor relates to and affects the Root Chakra.
  • A discussion on the effects that pregnancy has on the direction of prana, and how this relates to birth.
  • Hypnobirthing inspired relaxation techniques.

Birth and Birth Preparation Module

  • Positions for optimal foetal positioning and how the position of the baby may affect labour.
  • Working with an exercise ball and chair for the late stages of pregnancy, in preparation for birth.
  • The importance of the Nervous System: the role the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems during birth.
  • Birth and labour – discussion of a ‘normal’ or ‘physiological’ birth.
  • Meditation and birth affirmations for the birthing mother that can be used no matter how her birth unfolds.

Postnatal and Mother and Baby Yoga Module

  • Yoga and Pilates related movements for the postnatal period to stretch, strengthen the physical body and help alleviate common conditions of a postnatal woman including postural changes such as upper and low crossed syndrome.
  • Postnatal recovery yoga for the mother who has experienced a medicalised birth and/or birth trauma.
  • Mother and baby yoga – How to plan and facilitate a class safely and effectively so it is all inclusive and involves both the mother and baby.

    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 Postnatal Yoga class and a Mother & Baby Yoga class.
    • Teach a well-rounded yoga class that honours a woman’s mind and body at this special and sacred time.
    • 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 this 85hour course, we require you to do at least 22 hours of private study and reading. There are several assignments to complete including one class observations (ideally submitted 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
    • The Course Training Manual (included in your training fee)

    Yoga Alliance USA, Yoga Alliance Professionals and FEDANT Certification:

    • Yoga Alliance and FEDANT Certification
    • All applicants must have basic knowledge of yoga and a minimum of 2 years’ practice. 
    • All graduates will receive a certificate upon completion.

    This training is 85Hours (including private study time) to meet with the standards of Yoga Alliance Professionals (UK), Yoga Alliance USA and also 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, doulas and midwives.

    Following your successful completion of this training, and if you already have a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training certification, you will be permitted to register with Yoga Alliance (UK) or Yoga Alliance USA as a Registered Pregnancy Yoga Teacher. If you do not hold a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training certification, you may register with FEDANT’s register of Ante-Natal Educators (UK students only), to teach in the UK until you have obtained your 200Hr Yoga Teacher Training Certificate.

    Please note: It is essential for students to attend, complete & engage with all scheduled hours and complete the homework before certification will be issued.

    For this Training you will need:

    • A yoga mat
    • 2 x yoga blocks
    • 1 x yoga belt
    • 4 throw cushions and a pillow case OR yoga bolster.
    • One large fitness / birthing ball, ideally at a height so when you are sitting on it your hips are a little higher than your knees
    • A Soft Teddy / Baby Doll
    • Notebook and pen
    • Your training manual

    Receiving your training manual:
    You will receive a hard copy of the training manual. Please provide us with your address as soon as you sign up to the training because due to the current global pandemic, there are delays within the postal services and so we’d like to get this out to you as soon as possible.

    PLEASE NOTE: If you live outside of the UK, you will need to pay any excess postal fees before we send you your training manual. Thank you for your understanding.

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

    Sally Parkes YogaSally Parkes (BSc) has over twenty years teaching experience in the Wellness Industry and an Honours Degree in Exercise Physiology. Sally trained as an Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga teacher in 2004 with Paul Dallaghan, before continuing her studies in Mysore, India.
    Upon becoming a mother however, she heard her calling to teach Pregnancy Yoga and now specialises in delivering prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher trainings around the world.

    Sally’s training is unique in that she shares her extensive knowledge in anatomy and physiology, whilst weaving together all elements of the yoga tradition in order to empower the mother to be to bring her baby safely and lovingly into the world.

    Now a mother of two daughters, Sally also pens many articles for major publications and is the author of the bestselling book The Manual of Yoga Anatomy. Certified as an Experienced and Senior Yoga Teacher, Sally is known for her humour, warmth and inclusive presentations and delivered training in the UK, Asia and the Middle East.

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

    Cancellation Policy

    The deposit for the training constitutes the first £200 of the 85 hour Pregnancy Yoga Teacher training course fee and is non-refundable.

    It is not possible to have your place refunded or transferred to a Pregnancy Yoga Teacher training course at a later date once this deposit has been paid.

    We STRONGLY recommend that you take out insurance to cover your training costs in the event that you have to cancel or curtail your training for whatever reason, including adverse weather and sickness. Sally Parkes Yoga cannot take responsibility for any missed days of training. If you wish to make up any missed parts of the training, you would be liable for any future course fees if you wish to join at a later date.

    Please note: It is essential for students to attend, complete & engage with all scheduled hours and complete the homework before certification will be issued.

    If you need to miss time on a training course, please contact us to discuss.

    By registering and paying the deposit for this course, you are agreeing to this policy. Thank you.

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    A £200 deposit is required to secure your place.
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    If you wish to pay by BACS please email info@sallyparkesyoga.com for our bank details.

    Upcoming Dates

    Limited space remaining!  
    This six day course will run:

    3rd – 5th December 2020 part 1
    10th – 12th December 2020 part 2
    with Sally Parkes Yoga

    Timings: 9am-5pm

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