Join Carol Collins for a weekend of training in teaching postnatal yoga and baby and me yoga. Learn about the physiological and psychological needs of postnatal women and the developmental milestones for babies 6 weeks to 12 months. Learn how to teach a class which includes both parent and baby and observe baby and me classes.
August 26-27, 2011
Postnatal Teacher Training Schedule
Day 1: Elements of Teaching a Postnatal Yoga Class
In this session, we will consider why it is important to offer postnatal yoga classes, what asana modifications are best for the postnatal body and how the baby and a partner can be included in a yoga practice. We will discuss the physical and emotional impacts the birth process has on a woman’s body as well as some developmental milestones of babies 0-12 months.
Day 2: Developing Your Own Postnatal Yoga Class
This session will include a practical demonstration of how a baby can be included in asana practice as well as suggestions for playful interaction with the child. Students will spend some time developing and reflecting on their own philosophy of teaching such a class. In the final segment of the training, students will teach a short postnatal yoga class to the group and provide feedback to each other.
Requirements for Postnatal Teacher Trainings
- One year yoga experience
- Attendance of Level 1 training recommended, but not required
- The discipline to be fully present at all training sessions in order to develop the skills necessary for teaching prenatal and postnatal yoga students.
- Attending one prenatal or one postnatal class and writing a class review
- Writing a critical review on one postnatal resource (book or video)