8-day training. 25 - 29 Oct + 31 Oct - 3 Nov 2019
Auckland, New Zealand
Supporting the Mind-Body through the Continuum of
Fertility, Ante-Natal, Birth and Post-Natal Yoga
with KeiShana Coursey, Amy Massey, Amy Morice and Karla Brodie
For Yoga teachers who are passionate about women’s health, this programme provides the necessary components to create your fertility, pregnancy, and postnatal yoga classes.
You will receive a comprehensive awareness of the physical, mental and emotional considerations attributed to the continuum of a pre-and-post pregnant Self.
Whilst this programme explores Yoga’s potentiality to address primary health outcomes of fetal and maternal wellness, you’ll be taken well beyond anatomy and asana, into the transition from maiden to mother. Thus enabling you to create a safe container for this journey. The process of life is indeed birth and death, to birth your Self once more.
If you’re a Yoga teacher who feels anxious when someone say’s they’re pregnant and you wonder what you should be saying, how to adjust your class or how to even create a class suitable for pregnancy - then this comprehensive teacher training is for you.
This programme includes and is not restricted to the following:
Understanding the physiological effect of hormones that challenge infertility, and changes that occur during pregnancy, labour, birth and breastfeeding.
The pregnancy continuum affects every single anatomical body system. An appreciation of this extraordinary adaptation will enhance your ability to facilitate.
We will specifically explore pelvic floor, psoas, uterus, breast, centre of gravity effects on skeletal changes, and journey through the body systems.
Practices that focus on increasing awareness of these diaphragms and their relationship to the body, therefore breath.
Complications and Contraindications:
Safety, accountability and appropriate referral.
Class design and private sessions.
Sequencing and modifications throughout the trimesters and beyond birth.
Exploring themes (teaching threads and loops).
Inner resource, intention and connection.
Cultivating a positive birth mind-set by utilising multi-sensory mapping.
How we do Life is how we do Birth:
Addressing thought, belief and behaviour in application to yoga.
Infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth and birth trauma:
Loss, acceptance and trauma-informed yoga.
The Culture of Birth Fear:
Understanding and supporting (from anxiety to confidence).
Optimal Fetal Positioning:
What hinders and helps the most common birth complication.
Creating the container for rest, repair and reset (props and support for pregnancy).
Breathing practices to avoid and how to support this continuum.
Embodiment of the Feminine Divine (East meets West and how you find your space within).
Preparation, integration and the power of your language.
Ayurvedic principles infused throughout this training add another layer of awareness and alchemy between modern science and time-honoured wisdom. Deepen your understanding of conception, pregnancy and postpartum with insights from Ayurvedic philosophy and an exploration of Ayurveda’s nourishing traditions of care.
Circle of Change:
Personal Birth Processing - decompressing current expectations and unconscious demands of how pregnancy/birth, others and life should be. Birthing yourSELF into the art and science of Yoga.
Assessments will be both internal and external. A chance to practice and demonstrate whilst in your training, totally supported by the highly skilled team of trainers so you graduate feeling confident and prepared. External assessments will surround the training and ensure your knowledge and understanding of practices and principles for the Pregnancy Continuum.
This training also offers a rich Ayurveda component …
Ayurvedic principles infused throughout this training add another layer of awareness and alchemy between modern science and time-honoured wisdom.
Deepen your understanding of conception, pregnancy and postpartum with insights from Ayurvedic philosophy and an exploration of Ayurveda’s nourishing traditions of care.
The Ayurvedic part of the training is taught by Amy Massey, PGDipHSc. BHSc. Dip Ayurveda (see bio below).
What is Ayurveda? Healing art and science of balance.
Basics of Gunas, Doshas and Dhatus.
Snapshot of the Doshas, Koshas and Vayus in fertility, pregnancy and postpartum.
Basic principles and traditions of preconception care for conscious conception.
Cultivating a state of receptivity, ritual, mantra and more.
Enriching understanding of conception (a simple reading based on Samkya philosophy)
Special mention, nutrition to deeply nourish reproductive system and bodily tissues.
Ayurvedic foetal development teachings, understanding a few keystones.
Ayurvedic self-care practices for pregnancy.
Importance of maintaining Aparna Vayu in pregnancy, daily practices.
Interplay of Koshas and Doshas during pregnancy, Basic sanskrit of pregnancy.
Understanding postpartum as Kaya Kalpa.
Soothing Vata (key kitchen and lifestyle principles).
Nurturing new mothers with traditions of postpartum care.
Constitution of the newborn (very helpful teaching mums and bubs Yoga.
who are your pregnancy yoga teacher training facilitators?
Top Row : KeiShana Coursey (Lead Trainer) + Amy Massey. Bottom Row : Amy Morice + Karla Brodie
You can find the full bio of each Yoga Teacher by clicking through to the Contemporary Yoga Website where you can find out more about this unique training opportunity and register. We sincerely look forward to seeing you there.