Vitality Pregnancy YTT

Vitality Pregnancy Yoga Teacher training with Tara Lee and Clare Daniell
Autumn 2018 dates coming soon

Venue: TBC, London
Time: 9.30am–5.30pm
Price: £650

Price £650 includes the online introductory course, if you have already purchased the intro course, or have attended the intro in person at one of our Vitality Pregnancy Intro Workshops cost of the 4 day training is £600.

Pregnancy is one of the most amazing journeys a woman can have in her life. Pregnancy yoga offers a mother the opportunity to connect with her baby and nurture herself while preparing for birth and the huge life change ahead.

This course will enable you to specialise in teaching both individual and group pregnancy yoga classes. You will complete the course with a clear understanding of which postures, breathing, and relaxation techniques are helpful to teach, and knowing what to avoid and be careful with. You will be able to teach from a place of understanding and inspiration rather than theory, to learn to trust your intuition based on your framework of knowledge.

What is included:

4 full days of in-person training (28 hours) and approximately 8 hours of homework/observational work

The introductory course must be completed prior to starting the rest of the training

The course will be taught by Tara Lee and Clare Daniell. It will include two guest lectures from a midwife and women’s health physiotherapist,4 different sample pregnancy yoga classes with varying themes, and a wealth of resources to support you in your teaching beyond the training.

Topics covered include:

  • Benefits of Pregnancy Yoga (intro)
  • Contraindications for yoga in pregnancy (intro)
  • Anatomy and physiology – changes in the body during pregnancy and birth
  • Modifying open yoga classes for pregnant students (intro)
  • Sequencing a pregnancy yoga class using different themes
  • Variations for trimesters and key symptoms
  • Pranayama and the subtle body
  • Working with props and modifications to support pregnant students.
  • Lecture from visiting Women’s Health Physiotherapist
  • Understanding PGP and other common symptoms associated with pregnancy
  • Psychology of pregnancy and the transition into motherhood
  • Yoga Nidra and deep relaxation during pregnancy
  • Hormonal changes
  • Philosophy- Understanding the chakras, vayus, koshas and gunas in relation to pregnancy
  • Lecture from experienced Midwife Jenny Smith on birth and recovery
  • Using yoga to prepare for labour
  • Partner work during pregnancy yoga classes
  • Using music, positive affirmations and inspirational quotes in classes

Homework topics and pre-course reading:

  • Write a guided relaxation themed for pregnancy
  • Write a class plan that encompasses three common symptoms
  • Write a practice for birth preparation
  • 2 x Class observations (with write-ups using the class observation form)
  • Submit 3 class plans with different themes of your choice
  • Write an essay on a choice of topics provided




Terms and conditions

The course is accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals and certification will be approved when all aspects of the course have been completed to a satisfactory standard.

If the student requires additional tuition to make up any parts of the syllabus that he or she missed, time will be charged on a one to one basis for the extra tuition.

There will be a written assessment (to be done at home) and an assessment of teaching (during the training) in order to graduate.

This course is suitable for certified yoga teachers (who have a certificate from a recognised accredited school) or registered healthcare professionals (i.e. Doctors, midwives or nurses, who specialise in working with pregnant women). Anyone else who wishes to attend the course (or parts of it for their own interest) will receive a Tara Lee Yoga certificate of attendance. This will not be a recognised qualification to teach yoga.

Applicants must fill out a questionnaire to see if they are eligible for the course before booking.

Acceptance onto the course is dependent on payment of a non-refundable deposit of £300 and receipt of your signed agreement to the course terms & conditions.

Upon receipt of your deposit, we will send you information about the course syllabus, location and times, our recommended reading list, and some pre-course homework.

Full course fees are payable before the start of the course. By enrolling you agree to be responsible for the full payment of fees at the times and dates agreed. Late payment of fees will incur an additional cost of £50. After two weeks of nonpayment, it will be assumed that your place has been cancelled, for which there will be no refund.

Certificates will be issued in the name of the student at the time they attended the training.

Replacement certificates will be available at a cost of £20.

There are no refunds for teacher training courses except in the case where you are deemed medically unfit to participate in Yoga for the foreseeable future, in which case you will receive a full refund less £50 administrative costs. Payments may be transferred to another course in the event that you can provide proof of being unable to attend for legitimate reasons.

Tara Lee Yoga and associates reserve the right to cancel training courses in the event of exceptional circumstances that mean that the training cannot be provided in the way advertised, including that enrollment is not high enough, or venues become unavailable. In this event, you will receive a full refund of funds paid from Tara Lee Yoga.

Tara Lee Yoga and associates accept no liability to refund, partially or completely, any costs incurred for booking of travel or accommodation in the event that a training is cancelled (such as but not limited to airline tickets, hotels, bank fees, transport costs).

All parts of the course must be completed for certification. If a student misses a day they will be required to complete that part of the course. Additional payment will be required for additional tuition.

Limitation of Liability

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure they are sufficiently fit, physically, mentally and emotionally to undertake all components of this course. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the faculty of any pre-existing medical conditions, and any special assistance you may reasonably require prior to enrollment. It is the student’s responsibility to inform the faculty during training should any change to their well being impact their ability to undertake the training.

The student understands that undertaking this training involves exercise. Tara Lee Yoga and associate teachers accept no liability for the risks acknowledged in the physical activity involved in this training including but not limited to musculoskeletal strains, pain and injury, changes in blood pressure and any adverse or abnormal reactions that may occur during exercise even if the results are a heart attack or death.

Tara Lee Yoga and associate teachers shall not be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from your participation in the course or training, or any of the connected services, events or activities offered on or through this site.

Codes of conduct

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You are required to conduct yourself in an appropriate manner at all workshop and training days. If you behave in a manner which is in the opinion of Tara Lee Yoga threatening, abusive, offensive or otherwise unacceptable, Tara Lee Yoga will have the right to bar you from that and all future trainings or services. You will remain liable for the fees and no refunds will be given.

Liability for Teaching

The student is responsible for omissions, errors or neglect when performing, conducting, teaching or instructing material learned through Tara Lee Yoga and shall maintain public liability insurance, professional indemnity insurance, and any other insurance cover as appropriate for their business and professional qualifications.