This 2 day workshop qualifies for 6 Contact Continual Education Units (CEUs) and 1 Non-Contact CEU for Yoga Alliance upon completion.
As a Yoga Teacher, have you ever felt nervous and unprepared when a pregnant student comes to your yoga class? Or are you a practitioner who would like to continue regular classes safely during pregnancy?
Join Catherine (ERYT200 YACEP) in a two day workshop understanding the physical requirements of each Trimester of a Yogi’s pregnancy, and discover practical, safe and insightful ways of supporting the practice of pregnant Yogis in your classes. Build confidence in your role as Yoga Teacher ensuring a competent assessment and handling of this tricky situation!
We will discuss a variety of topics including:
- Overview of Different Stages of Pregnancy.
- Changes in the body that influence practice.
- Special conditions to take note of.
- Contraindications & modifications.
The workshop facilitated by Catherine will cover both theory and practice, and will include relevant documentation to support your learning. It is suitable for:
- Teachers who would like greater confidence in guiding an open class with both pregnant and regular students.
- Expecting mothers who would like to know how they can modify their practice during pregnancy.
This workshop is the first of several in the "Teachers Toolbox" Series, a curated selection of workshops hosted by Nithya Priyan School of Yoga relevant to Yoga Teachers and designed to add competancy, confidence and direction to your teaching.
“I always look forward to classes with Catherine. She not only gives you the right amount of attention to correct your poses, she is also very generous in sharing her knowledge of yoga and personal experience to help you improve.” - Ms. Sheera Low, Sales Executive
Catherine is a registered E-RYT 200 teacher and YACEP provider with Yoga Alliance with over eight years of experience, and has trained in a variety of styles including Hatha, Hot, Vinyasa, Yin and Pre-natal yoga. She has and continues to work with pregnant students in her classes regularly. An avid learner with a keen interest in Anatomy, Fascia and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Catherine believes in lifelong learning in order to serve others better.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I am not a teacher but I am pregnant. Can I join the workshop?
A: Yes. However, please note that the content would be more focused towards teachers though it will still be relevant to mummies.
Q: Can both male and female teachers join the workshop?
Q: I am not teaching currently but I am a Certified Yoga Teacher. Can I join the workshop?
Q: I am pregnant but I have never done Yoga before. Can I join this workshop?
A: As this workshop is focused on regular Yoga classes, mummies who have never done Yoga before are encouraged to join prenatal yoga classes instead.
Q: Can I be a Pre-natal Yoga Teacher after this workshop?
A: This is not a prenatal yoga certification course so teachers who wish to teach prenatal classes will be advised to attend a full prenatal yoga teacher training instead. This course will focus on how teachers can support pregnant students in a general class.