Teacher Training

Onl Training Diploma course.

An online Pregnancy (prenatal) Yoga Teacher Training Diploma course:
which fulfils the Yoga Alliance’s CE non-contact three-year requirement (20 CE’s). The course is for yoga teachers, midwives, fitness professionals, NCT teachers, childbirth educators, physiotherapists, chiropractors and health care professionals wanting to specialise in teaching yoga for pregnancy. The course has been running since 2005, and there are now well over 100 graduates in the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, New Caledonia, Tenerife, South Africa and Singapore.
A copy of Tara Lee’s Pregnancy Health Yoga is included with this course and will be sent to you on enrolment 
http://www.taraleeyoga.com/shoponline.php
This online course consists of 5 fully illustrated modules, each with a 4-question assignment. The emphasis is on safe, appropriate asana practice, meditation, pranayama, and relaxation. Yoga helps to minimize the discomforts of pregnancy by improving circulation, reducing fluid retention and aches and pains, increasing energy levels and breath awareness, and strengthening the mind and body in preparation for labour. A more gentle, reflective practice is recommended during pregnancy; it is the perfect time to turn the attention inwards, perhaps for the first time.
Modules 1 – 3 Physical and emotional changes mums-to-be experience during pregnancy; development of the fetus through each trimester. Recommended asana, pranayama, relaxation and meditation techniques; relevant recommendations/modifications for each stage of pregnancy. Precautions to be observed throughout pregnancy.
Module 4 Optimal fetal positioning (OFP) describes how to encourage the baby into the best position 2 -3 weeks before birth, postures and breathing techniques to assist mother and baby during labour and delivery. Postnatal recovery; how and when to resume yoga practice safely and effectively from the day after delivery to the standard 6-week check up and beyond.
Module 5 Covers the mechanics of C-section and post-C section practice, diastasis recti (abdominal muscle separation – AMS), combining pre and postnatal classes, postnatal students in general classes and detailed instruction on introducing and teaching partner yoga.
Assignments:
What to expect  Each module has an assignment consisting of 4 questions. These include the creation of relevant course handouts, questionnaires, promotional fliers, lesson plans, course plans and some essay questions. None of the questions are multiple choice; all questions require understanding of the course text, reference to additional recommended texts, plus your own experience, opinion and rationale. None of it is rocket science, but it does demand time, thought, planning, a little creativity and basic computer skills.
Handouts  Some questions require the creation of handouts for students. On completion of the course you will have a comprehensive portfolio of teaching aids for your classes. This preparation will help you to focus on your teaching, and encourage your students to develop their own practice with confidence, as they will have clear, accurate instructions to refer to.
Since these handouts are for your students, they need to be well presented (no spelling/grammar mistakes), visually appealing and accurate. Use of colour, logos and/or pictures is necessary.
Cost: $665 or two payments of $340
All participants will be personally mentored by Dr Amanda Chow and can attend weekend intensives periodically throughout the year in Adelaide. Contact Amanda  for more information ph:0431 051 031.
Postnatal/mum and baby yoga.


An online Postnatal and Mum and Baby Yoga Teacher Training Diploma course,
(Yoga Alliance 15 CE credits). The course is for yoga teachers, midwives, fitness professionals, NCT teachers, childbirth educators, physiotherapists, chiropractors and health care professionals wanting to specialise in teaching postnatal and mum and baby yoga. The postnatal course has been running since 2005, and the new updated version now includes mum and baby yoga as well as postnatal yoga.
Copies of Tara Lee’s Postnatal Yoga and Yoga for you and your baby are included with this course and will be sent to you on enrolment 
http://www.taraleeyoga.com/shoponline.php
Postnatal/Mum and baby Yoga Course
This online course consists of 3 fully illustrated modules, each with a 4-question assignment.
In some cultures the postnatal period is just as important as the prenatal period. In addition to the care provided by doctors and midwives, the family and community come together to support the new mother, making sure she has enough rest, food, comfort and practical help with household chores, so she will cope much better with sleep-deprivation, hormonal shifts and so on.
Regrettably, in the west, few new mums enjoy this kind of support.  Self-nurture and support in the 4th trimester (the first 4 months after delivery) is often neglected, just at the time mums need it most.
Coming to postnatal classes gives mums the time and space to acknowledge and deal with any anxieties about how the birth went, how they feel now, and to be part of a supportive group of women who are all in the same boat.  Being able to discuss the highs and lows of being a new parent can put things in perspective, and reduce feelings of isolation and doubts about not being a good enough mum.  The postnatal period is hugely demanding on every level, and it helps to know that all new mums struggle at times, and having a melt-down isn’t the end of the world.
Postnatal Yoga focuses on postures specifically designed to help regain strength and tone in a safe, effective way. The emphasis is on strengthening the pelvic floor, the abdomen, legs and back, and opening and relaxing tensions in the shoulders, neck and arms.  Restorative poses are also recommended, particularly in the 3 – 4 months following the birth.
Mum and Baby Yoga Baby yoga is gentle, to allow time to integrate the experiences of the body after birth, and to regain core strength and energy. Mums and babies need to stay closely connected in the early phase of parenting, and mum and baby yoga helps their bond to deepen in a way that is fun and healthy for both of them.  It helps postural development, and generally gives the same benefits that exercise produces in older children and adults – improved digestion, elimination, circulation, sleep and mood.  Yoga strengthens babies’ muscles and nervous system, encourages co-ordination, and gives opportunities to express their energy.
How are the babies involved? The classes include special activities to deepen the bond between mum and baby, and to connect with other mothers. During the sessions babies can be involved in the yoga postures, or be sitting or lying next to mum. Singing, humming and chanting help to create a stimulating or soothing atmosphere, depending on what result is needed.
Course outline
Module 1 Coming home, self nurture, natural remedies for postnatal discomforts, breast-feeding, postnatal depression, postnatal recovery in the first 6 weeks.
Module 2 Postnatal class options (mums only, mum and baby, pre and postnatal combined, postnatal students in a general class); logistics, class management, benefits, promotion, post C-section and diastasis rectis awareness, dad and baby yoga, DVD summary
 Module 3 Postnatal class aims, postnatal/mum and baby class content, correct lifting and carrying, partner yoga manual. Copies of Tara Lee’s Postnatal Yoga and Yoga for you and your baby are included with this course and will be sent to you on enrolment http://www.taraleeyoga.com/shoponline.php
Cost: $466 or two payments of $245



Links / Resources

www.vitalityandwellbeing.com.au
www.pregnancy.com.au
www.welladjustedbabies.com
www.healthychild.org

International Chiropractic Pediatric Association