85-hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training with Vanessa Mitchell, May 6 - 12 (Sydney)

85-hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
Led by Vanessa Mitchell
May 6 - 12, 2017

Enhance your yoga teaching with a qualification in prenatal yoga. This intensive 85-hour training will teach you how to use the principles of yoga for pregnancy, birth preparation, and labour.
Advance your skills to provide safe instruction for pregnant women, and empower them to use yoga as a way to maintain a strong body, calm mind, and connection with their growing baby. 
A yoga devotee for over 25 years, Vanessa is a certified prenatal yoga teacher, hatha, and yin yoga instructor, post natal teacher and birth educator. She brings a unique blend of hatha yoga, birthing preparation techniques and conscious relaxation to encourage a safe and nurturing practice for pregnant mums to enjoy and connect with their body, mind and growing baby within.  
Her classes include flow and static asanas, specifically designed for the pregnant woman to promote strength and elasticity and to enhance the natural and vital and restorative energies of the body and mind. Expect pranayama, vocal toning techniques, pelvic floor and abdominal toning to allow you to face birth with confidence, calm and inner strength.
At Hom Yoga, we believe that to teach yoga is both a privilege and a responsibility. Through these trainings, our mission is to create teachers of quality, integrity and professionalism.
We recognise that undertaking yoga teacher training is a big investment of your time and energy. We also strongly believe that the best learning outcomes occur in an environment that feels safe, supportive and nurturing. With this in mind, we work hard to deliver high-quality trainings that are small enough to guarantee each student gets the personalised attention they need.
If your goal is to teach we will empower you to find your own unique and authentic voice, and prepare you in the best way possible for a career in yoga. We look forward to meeting you!
This course will consist of theoretical and practical components, and is designed to ensure that you leave feeling confident and prepared to handle pregnant students in your general yoga classes, as well as conducting prenatal yoga classes.

  • The yoga teacher’s role and relationship with pregnant students
  • Understanding the changing needs of the pregnant woman and baby physically, mentally, and emotionally
  • Benefits of yoga practice during pregnancy
  • Contraindications of yoga practice during pregnancy
  • Understanding of physical and psychological considerations during pregnancy
  • Relationships with other health care professionals
  • Knowing when to suggest that the student consult a health care professional regarding pregnancy issues 
  • How to differentiate between high-risk and non-high-risk pregnancy

  • Design of lesson plans for the beginning and/or advanced student during each trimester
  • Sequencing classes in a safe, logical and effective way
  • Theming classes to allow students to connect with their baby

  • Human anatomy and physiology during pregnancy 
  • Subtle anatomy during pregnancy
  • How organs function during pregnancy
  • Overview of complications including premature labour, hypertension, pre-eclampsia miscarriage, and body mechanics 

  • Applying yoga philosophy to conception, pregnancy, and child birth
  • How yoga philosophy applies to the pregnant woman and her baby

Practice teaching in groups and one-on-one
  • Yoga techniques specialised to the needs of the pregnant woman
  • Practice and teaching skills for trimester-specific yoga techniques
  • Alignment for the pregnant body
  • How to practice yoga techniques safely
  • Stress management and relaxation techniques 
  • Vocal toning techniques to assist & ease tension during labour
7am - 8am - Practice
8am - 9.30am - Practical
9.30am - 10.30am - Study Break
10.30am - 12.00pm - Anatomy and Physiology
12.00pm - 1.00pm - Lunch Break
1.00pm - 4.00pm - Theory
4.00pm - 6.00pm - Practical
Full Tuition: $1095
Deposit: $300
Early Bird Pricing: $995
*Use promo code PRENATAL when you pay in full by March 31 and save $100!
Saturday March 25, 12.15pm
Find out what is involved in the Prenatal Teacher Training with Vanessa during this information session. Ask questions about the yoga curriculum, schedule, and reading materials.
To sign up, email training@homyoga.com