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Post Natal Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training

This comprehensive 60-hour Post Natal Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training is designed for individuals who are passionate about this transformative work and are seeking a thorough and enriching learning experience. Whether you are a yoga teacher, midwife, doula, childbirth educator, physiotherapist, hypnotherapist, hypnobirthing practitioner, or complementary therapist, our programme provides a supportive and empowering professional community where you can grow and expand your knowledge and skills.

Course Dates: 2024

ONLINE: Location: Zoom

Friday 24th May: 10am – 5pm

Saturday 25th May: 10am – 5pm

Sunday 26th May: 10am – 5pm

IN-PERSON: *Attendance is compulsory.

( Session with babies)

Location: London TBC

Sunday 2nd June: 10am – 5pm

ONLINE: Location: Zoom

Saturday 29th June: 10am – 5pm

Sunday 30th June: 10am – 5pm

Online Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training

WHY TRAIN WITH US?:

With a combined half century of dedicated experience in guiding women through their postnatal journey, Nadia Raafat and Vera Dubrovina are experts in accompanying and supporting women through pregnancy, childbirth, and into motherhood.

This postnatal training programme offers a unique opportunity to learn from their expertise in the field of postnatal support, recovery, and empowerment. Rooted in the body’s innate wisdom and deeply respectful of the physiological nuances of postpartum healing, the curriculum equips you with the skills to teach a unique programme of yoga and mindfulness that is specifically tailored to promote long-term maternal physical and mental health and wellbeing.

COURSE LEADERS:

NADIA RAAFAT

Nadia is a senior yoga teacher and committed yogini with 20 years teaching practice in Hatha and Tantra traditions as well as Buddhist-based Mindfulness. She is a perinatal specialist having trained in Pregnancy, Postnatal, and Baby Yoga, Birth Dance and Biomechanics for Birth. Nadia is also a trained holistic pelvic health specialist with a special interest in postpartum holistic pelvic health. Inspired by her own four birth and postpartum experiences, she became a doula in 2008 and has been attending births and supporting new mothers ever since. She has been training teachers since 2014 and launched her own teacher training programmes in 2020.

Nadia is currently mid-way through a Psychosynthesis Counseling and Psychotherapy training with the Psychosynthesis Trust. She has also undertaken training in Birth Trauma Recovery with Make Birth Better.

VERA DUBRONIVA

Vera is a senior yoga teacher, yoga therapist and teacher trainer with a particular specialism in female health including fertility and pregnancy. She is also a Birth and Postnatal Doula, Antenatal Educator, HypnoBirthing and Postpartum recovery support, as well as a fully trained Meditation, Mindfulness & Hypnobirthing teacher. Vera will be co-teaching the full curriculum.

Vera has done intensive training across many postpartum disciplines including Mizan Therapy, postpartum closing (Angelina Martinez, Rocio Alacron, traditional Slavic practices), postpartum nutrition, herbalism, aromatherapy and homeopathy in addition to her formal training in breastfeeding, baby massage and Postnatal Yoga. She brings this wealth of knowledge to pass on to the next generation of postpartum recovery specialists.

Post Natal Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training Application Form

Please submit your form to info@nadiaraafat.com. Once your place has been confirmed, we will get back to you with booking details.

WHO CAN APPLY?

This comprehensive 60-hour postnatal yoga and mindfulness training is designed for individuals who are passionate about this transformative work and are seeking a thorough and enriching learning experience. Whether you are a yoga teacher, midwife, doula, childbirth educator, physiotherapist, hypnotherapist, hypnobirthing practitioner, or complementary therapist, our programme provides a supportive and empowering professional community where you can grow and expand your knowledge and skills

 

THE CURRICULUM

Our curriculum delves deeply into how the teachings and practices of yoga and mindfulness can enhance and support the transition into early motherhood. You’ll gain the knowledge and expertise to teach safe and appropriate yoga practices tailored for the postpartum period to specifically facilitate optimal postnatal restoration and recovery.You’ll learn key Mindfulness practices which support the experience of matrescence and how to share these teachings in an engaging and effective way.

In addition to our core teachings, our unique Teacher Training programme encompasses:

  • A thorough exploration of the anatomy and physiology of the postpartum period
  • Progressive sequencing through the postpartum year.
  • Progressive pelvic floor rehabilitation.
  • Specialist exercises for promoting safe and healthy recovery following intervention including C-Section Recovery.
  • Understanding the social, spiritual, and emotional dimensions of the motherhood journey
  • Yoga philosophy for the path of motherhood
  • Guidance on breastfeeding and its integration within yoga practice
  • PostPartum mental health including recovery from difficult births, birth trauma and loss.
  • Techniques for facilitating group sessions where mothers and babies participate together
  • Nurturing the mother-baby bond
  • Basic baby-soothing skills
  • Community space holding: Initiating and facilitating group discussion within the class environment
  • Awareness of safety considerations and precautions in yoga instruction
  • Guidance on signposting and best practices for accessing additional support and assistance when needed.

ACCREDITATION

This training course is accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals (YAP).

All course graduates will receive certification from YAP as Postnatal Yoga and Mindfulness Specialists.

Please note you will only be insured to teach public Post Natal classes if you hold a general 200 hour yoga teaching qualification alongside this specialist Post Natal training.

We strongly recommend undertaking a 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training in addition to our specialized courses before teaching any public classes.

Please submit your form to info@nadiaraafat.com. Once your place has been confirmed, we will get back to you with booking details.
What is your cancellation policy?2024-04-09T16:35:06+01:00

You will be able to find our cancellation policy at the bottom of our general T&C page Here

What does the course include?2021-07-30T10:41:24+01:00

The course includes:
* Digital teaching manual
* Free classes at Battersea yoga during the course
* Battersea Yoga tote bag (in-person students)

It doesn’t include any of the suggested readings or vouchers to attend classes outside Battersea Yoga

Do you offer any discounts?2021-07-30T10:41:00+01:00

Yes! We offer £50 off on upfront payments.
Discounts won’t apply if you split your payment in instalments.

I would like to pay in instalments, what are my options?2022-02-14T11:51:36+00:00

You can split your payments over 3 months.
The first instalment (£250) is your course deposit and is non-refundable

Where do the in person sessions of the training take place?2021-07-30T10:40:24+01:00

Battersea Yoga (Studio 1)
2 Kite Yard, Cambridge Road SW11 4TA, London

How much homework is there?2021-07-30T10:40:06+01:00

The Yoga and Mindfulness for Pregnancy and Birth teacher training course is a combination of practical and written assessments and a final examination . After each module, reading and small amounts of written work are set. Students will be asked to keep a short meditation and self-inquiry diary, attend pregnancy/mindful/hypnotherapy/birth preparation classes for the weeks between modules. Towards the end of the course there are slightly longer pieces of work to complete. To achieve the certificate, students will be required to pass all assessments.
Is it possible to work full time alongside the training?
Absolutely. The majority of the contact hours on the training take place over weekends

What happens if I become pregnant?2021-07-30T10:39:51+01:00

In the event that you become pregnant, the teacher training administration and teachers undertake to be as flexible as possible and support you to work out the best way forward.

What happens if I miss a session?2021-07-30T10:39:33+01:00

All sessions will be live-streamed and recorded. In the event that you miss a session of the training, you will be able to watch the recording later in the day.
You can also arrange an in person catch up session with a teacher. In this case you will need to agree on a catch up plan with the teacher. This may include attending an extra session with the teacher charged at £80 per hour (this can be split between all students who have missed the session).

I am not a yoga teacher, can I still do this training?2021-07-30T10:39:14+01:00

Absolutely. The course is not only for yoga teachers but also for childbirth educators, midwives, doulas, mindfulness teachers and hypnotherapists however, it is important to understand that in order to teach Pregnancy Yoga Classes you must have a previous certification in Yoga.

What is the difference between “In-person + Online” and “Online Only”?2021-07-30T10:38:55+01:00

The “In-person + Online” option is a blended learning experience, where some of the sessions will be in person at Battersea Yoga Studio (1st-3rd October and 26th-28th November) and the rest will be online.
The “Online Only” option is a complete online experience where all the sessions are attended via live-stream on zoom. You can join us from anywhere in the world!

Are there any prerequisites to join this course?2021-07-30T10:38:36+01:00

Yes, you must have practised yoga and meditation consistently for a minimum of one year.