Post Graduate Certificate Pre & Post Natal

Total Hours: 150

3 Levels over 4 - 6 months

The International Pre and Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training is offered in a flexible and affordable manner. The course is open to yoga teachers, doulas, midwives, men and women interested in furthering their knowledge of bringing applied yoga techniques to pregnant women and new mothers.

The International Yoga Teachers Association Faculty of senior lecturers includes some of Australia's most experienced Pre and Post Natal Yoga teachers with multiple Diplomas and qualifications in their respective areas including:

  • pre and post natal yoga
  • nursing and midwifery
  • child birth education
  • hypno-birthing
  • transpersonal psychology
  • lactation consultancy
  • infant massage therapy
  • post natal counselling
  • active birth techniques
  • chiropractors and physiotherapists

The course is endorsed by Yoga Alliance (USA) and Yoga Australia. It is recognised as one of the most thorough and respected pre and post natal yoga teaching courses in the World.

This course is intended for those teachers and professionals who wish to broaden their skills and deepen their knowledge specifically in teaching pregnant women, couples preparing for birth and new mothers - either in dedicated classes or in general classes.

If this Course is not completed or assessments not passed then a certificate of attendance will be granted rather than a full Post Graduate Certificate. The certificate of attendance still reflects CPD points.

The Course is delivered in Three Levels with a combination of home-based study, open book assessments, on-line lectures, and face-to face study weekends held around Australia and the World.

Course Guidelines will be issued on full registration and receipt of payment. If required, Level One and Level Three of the course may be completed via correspondence.

Note - If you are considering applying to become a member of Faculty - and we hope you are - to qualify it's mandatory that you have completed one of the International Yoga Teacher Association's Post Graduate Courses, such as this one.

Summary

  • Overseen by Lecturer in Midwifery/Yoga Teacher
  • Delivered in three Levels
  • Level 1: Foundation - Two Days including Pelvic Floor, Stages of Pregnancy, Safe Yoga practice for each Stage of pregnancy
  • Level 2: Practical Residential Intensive - Fours days focusing on Safety and Birth and planning and running classes and workshops
  • Level 3: Post Natal Care, Mums and bubs - three full days of training, focusing on post natal care, physical, emotional and spiritual support and how to plan and run a Mums and Bubs classes

Details of Course Levels

Level One of the IYTA International Diploma of Pre and Post Natal Training is delivered via two full days of training or at your own pace via online learning.

  • Learn the fundamentals of pregnancy - each stage of pregnancy.
  • Understand the stages of pregnancy and relevance to the pregnant woman and baby physically, emotionally and spiritually.
  • Review the Koshas and the importance of integrating the Koshas into teaching pre and post natal.
  • Understand and practice core stability and the structure and importance of the female pelvis.
  • Learn the basic safety issues when teaching pregnant women.
  • Commence group work in structuring and teaching a pre natal class.

Attendance at Level One of this course reflects a Certificate of Attendance with CPD points.

Completion of Level One workbooks, webinars and assessments reflects a Certificate of Completion, which contributes towards the full International Diploma - on completion of all Three Levels and final assessment.

Level Two of the IYTA International Diploma of Pre and Post Natal Training includes four residential days of training.

Level Two includes the subjects of Safety and Birth and planning and running classes and workshops.  

  • Delve deeper into the conditions affecting women in pregnancy.
  • Learn why the yoga teacher needs to be aware of safety issues when teaching pregnant women.
  • Adapt yoga postures to help with the various conditions of pregnancy.
  • The Anatomy of Birth.
  • Learn the anatomy and physiology of the female body during pregnancy and birth.
  • Learn how to assist in the preparation for birth using proven yoga techniques.
  • Birth Preparation Classes and Workshops.
  • Learn how to plan and run a partner birth preparation workshop.

Attendance at Level Two of this course reflects a Certificate of Attendance with CPD points.

Completion of Level Two workbooks, webinars and assessments reflects a Certificate of Completion, which contributes towards the full International Diploma - on completion of all Three Levels and final assessment.

Level Three of the IYTA International Diploma of Pre and Post Natal Training includes three full days of training.

  • Post Natal for Mother, Baby and Care Giver.
  • Learn why support for the new mother is vitally important.
  • Understand the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the new mother and how to integrate these needs into a well structured post natal class.
  • Practice planning and teaching a post natal yoga class.
  • Learn how to plan and run a Mums and Bubs class including basic infant massage.
  • Understand the importance of wellbeing and care for the care giver, including the yoga teacher.
  • Create a pre natal and post natal class for final assessment of the IYTA International Diploma of Pre and Post Natal Yoga Teaching.

Attendance at Level Three of this course reflects a Certificate of Attendance with CPD points.

Completion of Level Three workbooks, webinars and assessments reflects a Certificate of Completion, which contributes towards the full International Diploma - on completion of all Three Levels and final assessment.

As a Graduate you will:

  • be highly sought after to run specialist Pre and Post Natal Yoga Classes
  • be acknowledged and respected around the World as having completed a professional, thorough
    teacher training course in this speciality
  • be able to structure and deliver a Pre Natal class for expectant mothers with strict adherence to safety, nurturing and respect for Mother and Child
  • be able to structure and deliver a Post Natal class for new mothers with strict adherence to the welfare and safety of the new mother
  • be able to design and deliver a partners birth class
  • be able to design and deliver a Mums and Bubs class
  • receive ongoing guidance, support and mentoring from the IYTA Pre and Post Natal Faculty
  • be listed as a specialist in Pre and Post Natal Yoga Teaching on the IYTA website

Course Availability

Pre and Post Natal Full Course (all levels)

Members: $1495.00 / Non-members: $1695.00
  • Online anytime
  • 2018 dates TBA
  • Sydney 17-19 November 2017

Level 1 Foundations of Pre-Natal Yoga

Members: $295.00 / Non-members: $345.00
  • Online anytime

Level 2 Pre and Post Natal Yoga - Practical Residential Intensive

Members: $695.00 / Non-members: $795.00
  • 2018 dates TBA

Level 3 Pre and Post Natal Yoga - Post Natal care, Mums and Bubs

Members: $525.00 / Non-members: $595.00
  • Sydney 17-19 November 2017

Teacher Training Graduate Feedback:

A beautiful, cohesive course broken down into an easily accessible learning process - four modules was so easy to manage and a fantastic level of support and professionalism. Thank you.

Graduate 2015


What others say:

I was first introduced to Yoga 15 years ago. A wonderful teacher came to our office and taught lunchtime classes. I looked forward to the class each week and I felt great after each class. I wanted to learn more - the history, the philosophy, the physiology, the meaning of yoga. I signed up to the IYTA Diploma of Yoga Teacher Training, and I thoroughly enjoyed the course. It was comprehensive and challenging at times, but I was so proud of myself for completing it. I have continued my studies and enrolled in the IYTA Pre and Post Natal course this year.

Amy Seal - Sydney
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