with Wendy Teasdill
An in-depth course which prepares yoga teachers to teach specialised pregnancy yoga classes. The aim is to promote the safe teaching of yoga during pregnancy at all times while equipping teachers with the information and confidence to develop an individual approach. The course usually consists of three weekends which comprise forty two contact hours. Parameters and definite guidelines for safe practice are clearly supplied in the form of detailed handouts on conception, gestation, birth and post-natal conditions relating to both mother and baby, as well as on the appropriate asana and pranayama practices for each stage. Participants are expected to do back-ground reading and complete eight written assignments over the course, and should expect to spend at least twenty hours in home study, consisting of ten hours reading and ten writing.
It is also useful to observe other pregnancy yoga teachers in action and you are encouraged to start teaching pregnancy yoga as soon as you feel confident. You are expected to do an assessed teaching practice of 90 minutes with a minimum of 4 students at the end of the course, and a certificate is awarded upon successful completion.
Participants must be fully qualified British Wheel of Yoga teachers or accredited BWY teachers or, if they are qualified with another organisation, be fully insured through that organisation and become members of the British Wheel of Yoga in order to register on and participate in the course.
Download: course contents
Investment - Approximately £685-£735, depending on the location, payable in instalments. This now includes the initial registration fee.
Costs in addition to the course fee:
- £50 to your assessor for your assessed teaching practice (this may have gone up by the time you do your course - watch this space!)
- Accommodation if appropriate
Up and coming British Wheel of Yoga Pregnancy Yoga Modules:
Poole Yoga Centre,Poole: October 5th and 6th; 30th November & 1st December; 9th February; 9th March.
Liverpool 2013/14: September 14th & 15th; November 2nd & 3rd; February 1st & 2nd
Please send completed application forms, along with:
*your deposit of £125 (payable to Wendy Teasdill)
Wendy Teasdill, 109, Benedict Street, Glastonbury, BA6 9NQ.
If you have any queries or would like more information, please e-mail me, giving me your phone number if you would like me to call you.
Funding: If you teach Yoga for a local authority or a Leisure Centre, it is possible they might fund part or all of your training. It is worth while finding out about it, as many people have had the cost of their training subsidised or fully funded in this way.
• Funding through County Sports Partnerships may be
available for prospective module students, as CSPs
promote the increased accessibility of “healthy
activities”. The possibility of funding could make a module
accessible to teachers who may find the cost prohibitive.
Contact details can be found on individual local websites,
by googling ‘County Sports Partnerships’.