dates announced soon Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia
Yoga Alliance Registered Prenatal Yoga School (RPYS)
Deepen your knowledge and learn safe yoga practices to support women as they journey through pregnancy, birth and motherhood.
Joymamma's Pre & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training is suitable for both Yoga Teachers (200 hr or 350 hr) and non-yoga persons working in a professional capacity who would like to incorporate Yoga into their profession. If you have a 200 or 350 hour Yoga Teacher qualification, this training course fulfills the 85-hour Yoga Alliance training requirement to become a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT). www.yogaalliance.org
Midwives who would like to incorporate Yoga into their profession must show proof of a minimum of six months prior yoga practice and after completing this training can then apply to register with Yoga Alliance International Australia as an Associate Member-RPYT. www.yogaalliance.com.au
Birth doulas, childbirth educators and other holistic practitioners can also attend this training to incorporate the knowledge into their pre and postnatal support packages, but won't be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance.
"Joymamma's PYTT was incredible. I am as bold to say it is the best YTT I have done. Carrie was professional and welcoming; each session felt like coming home. The space felt safe to give ideas and opinions and to ask questions without feeling judged. The content that was covered was so juicy and insightful! I learnt so many creative ways to adjust asana and the importance of connection to baby for an expecting mother. Carrie infused the koshas, breath work, meditation and asana into the perfect YTT.
Prior to Carrie's YTT I felt very unsure about teaching yoga to pregnant women. There have been several times when pregnant women had joined my regular classes and I felt overwhelmed with my lack of knowledge for how they could practise yoga safely.
Since Joymamma's training I feel completely confident and assured to teach pregnancy yoga and to modify poses in order to best suit pregnant students. The manual is my prenatal/postnatal bible. It is so full of information and tips. It has already been a huge reference source for me. The pictures help illustrate how a pose can be done or modified. And it encompasses so much more than asana: guided meditations, information about pregnancy and potential injury/pains to be aware of, yoga philosophy and so so so much more. Other trainings I have completed lacked material, but this manual is full of useful information. Every thing I have thought to improve on (I grabbed the book to check) is already in the manual! I loved the application. The schedule of each day was great. After learning something new, we were given the opportunity to apply it straight away. Although that can sometimes invoke nervousness I think the best way to get better at something is doing it.
I'm normally pretty good at offering improvements, however small, but I'm finding it so hard for this training. I think that speaks volumes to Carrie's understanding of women who need yoga during one of the most vulnerable times of their lives. Thank you Carrie! You're amazing. I'm so grateful for everything I have learned and even more excited to be implementing it all next year." Carly, Yoga Teacher & Student Midwife
"Carrie, I loved the way you planned it out, the support & connection from the other women, the nutritious, delicious food, your guidance & support. I loved the learning, the brainstorming with the other ladies & then actually attempting to implement a sequence was super beneficial even when it felt out of my comfort zone.
I knew I’d be learning with women who were already yoga teachers. Whilst I knew I had confidence with anatomy etc it was daunting to not have the yoga teacher training behind me. Thank you for creating such a safe sacred space to learn. I just loved every minute of it!"
Eloise, Midwife & HypnoBirthing Educator
I can't thank you enough for your extremely thorough training course.
You placed a massive emphasis on safety, which I feel is so important when teaching pre and post-natal yoga. I am so excited to be able to share all that I've learnt from you." Kristy, Yoga Teacher
"Even though I had done prenatal yoga training before and I had a good basic understanding, I still felt like there were gaps in my knowledge.
I loved the face to face connection, the focus on safety, the combination of learning through lectures, discussion and practice teaching was so helpful to full absorb the knowledge, the structure of the course, the genuine care and support between all of the participants, feeling encouraged to ask ANYTHING, I never felt awkward to ask questions even if I felt like they may be really basic.
I'm incredibly grateful for your guidance and support. My passion for teaching pregnant women has been reignited and I now feel so much more confident to teach.
The focus on safety was incredible and I feel lucky to have been part of such an inspiring and informative training! Thank you, Thank you! I hope that you continue to spread your wisdom with future trainees. You are a gifted facilitator and you should be incredibly proud of the work you do and the Course you have created."
Bec, Yoga Teacher
Thank you Carrie!
Your course was so well rounded and educational, with something for everyone including for professional development for birth workers or yoga teachers. I had no prior yoga teaching experience so my knowledge was very limited, I loved practicing teaching and building confidence with a small group of supportive peers.
I don’t think it’s a coincidence that I’m having better experiences in birth suite and I’m now teaching active birth classes at work which I never would have had the confidence to before. Bec, Midwife
JOYMAMMA Pre & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training
85 hr speciality training that meets Yoga Alliance training standards.
Certification: Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher Duration: 8 day training plus homework Cost: $1,950
LOCATION: to be advised
The 85 hours consists of: 8 days of face to face training (2 x 4 day Teacher Training Immersions) spread out over 8 weeks plus 10 hours of reading and assignments.
TRAINING DATES: coming soon
This training will include observing and teaching Pregnancy and Postnatal Yoga classes, with mentoring from Lead Trainer, Carrie Jeff. This advanced training, support and practice (not always included in shorter programs), will hone your teaching skills, increase your confidence and take your teaching to the next level.
LEARN HOW TO CREATE CLASS PLANS TO CONFIDENTLY TEACH:
Pregnancy Yoga Yoga for Birth Active Birth Workshops Postnatal Yoga Mums & Bubs Yoga
and build communities for mothers to thrive
Get hands-on experience with local pregnant women to further develop your Prenatal Yoga teaching skills. We don’t want you to leave without this vital hands on experience!
Heart-centred and practical business support for Pre & Postnatal Yoga Teachers
MARKETING YOUR CLASSES AND BUILDING YOUR YOGA BUSINESS Join our private Facebook group for ongoing marketing and business support, learn how to attract and retain students and build your referral network. Stay up to date with evidence based research and have access to valuable resources and support on your journey as you evolve into a knowledgeable, reliable Pre & Postnatal Yoga teacher and guide that pregnant women can turn to with confidence.
Receive mentoring and guidance from Joymamma Creator and Lead Trainer, Carrie Jeff - an important part of you becoming confident in yourself, and as a teacher. Additional private mentoring available on request.
MODULE 1 - Teaching Yoga Safely During Pregnancy
You will learn:
the importance of teaching Pregnancy Yoga with an emphasis on safety
how to structure pregnancy yoga classes
what may cause a pregnant woman to feel stressed or depleted (physically, mentally and emotionally)
how to create a safe & non judgemental space for all pregnant women
the stages of pregnancy and when it is safe and not safe to practice yoga
how to modify poses for women at different stages of pregnancy
how pregnancy affects the spine, alignment and posture
how to teach cues, including visualisation, for good alignment in standing and seated postures
how to teach neuro-muscular exercises for pelvic floor toning and relaxation
how to teach safe ways to activate core stability, using the correct key muscle groups
how the koshas provide a model for understanding the holistic nature of yoga during pregnancy
ways to subtly include the koshas in your teaching to deepen the practice
how to guide pregnant women to explore their physical, emotional, energetical, intellectual and spiritual layers
pranayama/breathwork that is safe during pregnancy - and what should be avoided
how to keep a pregnant woman safe and comfortable during pranayama, asana and meditation
postures that should be avoided for pregnancy and why they should be avoided
how to modify poses for pregnant women experiencing: fluid retention in ankles (oedema), heartburn or reflux, carpel tunnel syndrome, haemorrhoids, varicose veins, vulvul varicosities, sciatica, piriformis syndrome, pelvic girdle pain. low lying placenta, cervical incompetence, vaginal bleeding, breech baby, symphysis pubis dysfunction
which joints in the pelvis are prone to inflammation and how this can lead to instability during pregnancy
how major cardiovascular changes can affect a pregnant woman's body
what cautions to give a pregnant woman with high or low blood pressure
how yoga can benefit students with gestational diabetes during pregnancy
how to reduce the risk of venae cava syndrome
how to define the difference between full placenta praevia and low lying placenta and the cautions required during yoga
when and how the pain associated with symphysis pubis dysfunction occurs
how to modify poses and offer correct cues for a pregnant woman with pelvic instability
what movements should be avoided with lower back pain
what may cause sacro-iliac pain during pregnancy and what postures will aggravate it
the effects of relaxin in a pregnant woman's blood
how relaxin would affect a flexible student's yoga practice during pregnancy
how to teach modifications to help avoid worsening any adverse affects that may be caused by relaxin
medical conditions where a student may need to stop practising yoga until clearance from a health care professional
how to confidently teach a pregnancy yoga class to a mixed level of experience and medical conditions
the physical and psychological benefits of relaxation, meditation and Restorative Yoga during pregnancy
different ways of using yoga techniques to focus and acknowledge the presence of the baby during pregnancy yoga
how to squat safely - and when not to squat
MODULE 2 - 3rd Trimester Yoga for Birth
You will learn:
positions to avoid in the last 6 weeks of pregnancy and why they should be avoided
positions that could be beneficial in the last 6 weeks of pregnancy to encourage space for baby and optimal foetal positioning
how to include active birth positions that use gravity and movement
how to teach poses that build courage and resilience
how to teach sequences that release inhibitions
to teach the art of surrender and softness in yoga - in preparation for birth
mindfulness techniques to reduce anxiety
how to incorporate visualisation to bond with baby and release fear
chakra meditations to enhance intuition, connect with baby and stimulate the release of birthing hormones
how to teach yoga techniques that can help simulate the intensity of childbirth
how to teach yoga, meditation, pranayama that can help a pregnant woman practice coping skills she may find comforting during labour
pain management techniques to include in class that strengthen the mind and build resilience
how to use sound practices during yoga that can help prepare a woman for labour and birth
how to encourage a woman to feel comfortable with making sound whilst practicing yoga during pregnancy
to identify your own challenges in teaching vocalising and sound in a pregnancy yoga class
partner activities that would be appropriate in class with women to help build connection and community
how a specialised pregnancy yoga class can give a pregnant woman permission to honour her own needs and how to incorporate this into the practice
what language to avoid in a pregnancy yoga class, assuming some students have had past complications or trauma
what language to include in a pregnancy yoga class in terms of how their baby may be born, knowing the current rate of c-section births
how our modern culture can affect a woman's beliefs around birth
to explore how your own beliefs around birth would influence you as a Pregnancy Yoga teacher
MODULE 3 - Active Birth & Partner Support
You will learn:
how to define the physiology of childbirth - at a yoga level, to include how the Uterus, Nervous System and Brain work during labour
the stages of labour and what a woman may be experiencing
the effects of stress on a woman during labour and birth
causes of stress for a woman in labour
the benefits of relaxation during labour
the benefits of using gravity and movement during labour
ways in which using conscious breathing may help a woman during labour and birth
the main hormones involved in helping labour progress and how they may affect the birthing woman's body
which hormones can can slow labour down and how they may affect the birthing woman's body
the mind/body connection as it applies to labour and birth
what challenges a labouring woman has in terms of the 5 koshas
how yoga can help the birth process on a physical, mental, emotional, energetical and spiritual level
empowering language for a partner to use during a challenging labour
how to use yoga to teach first stage labour positions using a fit ball
how to include partner activities that would be appropriate in a couples workshop
how to teach massage techniques for labour
how to use guided visualisation to help a birthing woman release fears and feel safe
how teach yoga poses that a woman may use during the different stages of labour
ways in which a woman can be physically supported in a squats and other birthing positions
MODULE 4 - Postnatal Mums & Bubs Yoga
You will learn:
how the physical body changes in the first 6 weeks after childbirth
the most important abdominal muscle that a new mother needs to focus on, and how to re-build the core with kindness
which yoga poses breastfeeding mums should avoid
how emotional changes can affect a new mum's confidence and make her feel isolated and vulnerable
how sleep deprivation, birth trauma, complications during labour and birth can affect a new mum
possible causes of postnatal mental health issues and which professional support options are available
how to distinguish between baby blues, tiredness, depression and anxiety
appropriate language and tools to include in a Mums & Bubs yoga class if babies are unsettled/crying
the causes of back pain and poor posture in a postnatal woman
how to teach poses to postnatal women to improve their posture and overall feeling of wellness
how to teach poses to postnatal women who experience a sore back and weak core
safe practices for women with diastasis recti and know when to refer them on to other professional services
what to avoid if a woman is experiencing diastasis recti
signs of pelvic organ prolapse
how to incorporate pelvic floor exercises into a postnatal yoga class
pranayama practices that are safe, and what to avoid in a postnatal yoga class
how the koshas may be affected by becoming a new mum
how to teach breastfeeding counter poses
how to run Mums & Bubs yoga classes that are welcoming to all new mums
ways to help improve mood, decrease anxiety and reduces stress for postnatal women
when it is safe to return to a yoga practice after having a baby
to teach postnatal classes that include: baby yoga, baby massage and baby songs
how to guide women through a womb healing meditation practice
Pregnancy, Birth & Motherhood is a rite of passage that requires a woman to go beyond the normal realms of physical, emotional and energetical strength and surrender.
Supporting a woman to feel empowered and balanced throughout this sacred time is an honour and a privilege
As a specialised Pre & Postnatal Yoga Teacher, you will have the unique opportunity to create and hold space for women and gently guide them through safe practices to help them find strength and stability on a physical, emotional, mental and energetic level.
Do you feel called to nurture and accompany women, witness the incredible transformations - and support them on their journey?
Do you want to join a growing, heart centred industry and provide the physical and emotional support a woman needs during this most sacred time?
Teaching specialised Pre & Postnatal Yoga is rewarding and enjoyable offering that is consistently in demand. Build your reputation as a qualified instructor with this fully accredited training with the Sunshine Coast's only Registered Prenatal Yoga School.
You will receive a bonus invitation to join our Private facebook group to ensure you, too, are also supported on your journey as you evolve into a knowledgeable, reliable Pre & Postnatal Yoga teacher and guide that pregnant women can turn to with confidence.
Prenatal Yoga for all stages of Pregnancy
From the moment a woman falls pregnant, her body, mind and soul embark on a massive journey and she is forever changed.
During this in-depth training, you will learn how to adapt and modify poses for certain pregnancy conditions and safely guide women through each stage of pregnancy. You will learn how Yoga can help ease pregnancy discomforts, release tension and reduce anxiety.
The ancient practices of yoga, meditation and pranayama are known to build physical and mental stamina and endurance and cultivate confidence and trust. When practiced during pregnancy, women can apply this learning not only to their ability to birth their babies, but to also help them become intuitive mothers, trusting in the innate wisdom that all women are born with.
You will learn how yoga and meditation can create a state of mind that has been linked with easier pregnancies, more comfortable birthing - and a calmer baby.
"By practicing meditation, a woman can learn to choose to create a state of consciousness that is associated with a quicker and less painful labour and birth. Women who meditate in pregnancy have reported easy birth experiences, often painless and often ecstatic. When birth is approached from a place of inner calm and trust, it can unfold in its natural way and be a positive initiation into motherhood." Ten Moons - Jane Hardwicke Collings
Do you want to have the confidence to nurture a pregnant woman as her body and mind go through these massive changes?
Yoga for Birth Classes & Active Birth Workshops
Birth skills from a birth doula will enrich your classes and set you apart from other Yoga Teachers.
Learn from a Lead Trainer who is also a Birth Doula and HypnoBirthing Educator
Combining experienced reliable doula knowledge with hands on skills, this training will help you create nourishing and informative Yoga for Birth classes to women as they approach birth. You will get to explore positions that can assist baby to get into an optimal position for birthing. Focusing on the hips and pelvis there are many yoga poses that help with a baby's descent, rotation and journey into the world. You will learn that by teaching these skills to women, their own power increases tremendously enabling them to approach birth with confidence in themselves. Rather than seeking assistance from their external environment, yoga helps women to move deeper towards their inner environment, which is where they will find their true strength.
Working with the 5 koshas and other elements of the subtle body (chakras) this approach to a yoga practice can fulfill many more desires than just physical. As a woman approaches birth, journeying through her innermost layers prepares her for the depths she must reach to meet her baby.
You will learn how to create Active Birth workshops for couples to attend together. Using birth balls, massage, rebozo techniques, these are fun and rewarding sessions for you as a teacher, where you can pass on your knowledge to partners, ensuring women have the best support possible.
Postnatal and Mums & Bubs Classes
Connect new mums with a supportive network of women after baby arrives.
Create the Village that new mums need
Postnatal classes and Mums & Bubs classes give mums the chance to re-connect with other women from their Pregnancy journey and to also re-connect with themselves. Learning how to manage a class when babies are included can be challenging - there are many tips and secrets to share with you to ensure they run smoothly!
Immerse Yourself In a learning environment that is specifically focused on Pregnancy, Birth and Motherhood
We will supply bolsters, fit balls, rebozos and all other props needed to learn, observe and teach Prenatal Yoga. You will get hands-on experience with local pregnant women to further develop your confidence and teaching skills.
Join a growing niche and be rewarded professionally and personally!
Register as a Prenatal Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance
As a specialised Pre & Postnatal Yoga Teacher you will be qualified to safely guide pregnant women through their yoga practice during this sacred time of their life. As well as enhancing your professional skills you will learn how to build an enriching new career.
Enhance your professional skills and build an enriching new career
What are the prerequisites?
~ If you have a 200 or 350 hour Yoga Teacher qualification, this training course fulfils the 85-hour Yoga Alliance training requirement to be a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT).
~ Non-yoga persons working in a professional capacity (midwife/obstetrician/maternal child health nurse) who would like to incorporate Yoga into their profession must show proof of a minimum of six months prior yoga practice and after completing this training can then register to be accredited by Yoga Alliance International Australia as an Associate Member-RPYT.
~ Birth doulas, childbirth educators and other holistic practitioners with a minimum of six months prior yoga practice can also attend this training to incorporate the knowledge into their pre and postnatal support packages, but won't be eligible to register as a Prenatal Yoga Teacher, under Yoga Alliance guidelines. Registration with Yoga Alliance is not necessary to include this in your own work.
~ Yoga practitioners with a minimum of six months prior yoga practice who want to learn about Prenatal Yoga before committing to a 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training.
Joymamma recommends completion of a 200 hr Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training certification plus relevant insurance cover before teaching yoga classes to the public. Contact your insurance provider and professional organisation for further advice.
Upon completion of the 85 hours training you will receive your certificate from Joymamma Registered Prenatal Yoga School (RPYS) which can be used as part of the eligibility requirements to become a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT).
Yoga Alliance Worldwide requires teachers to have successfully completed both a 200-hour yoga teacher training and an 85-hour prenatal yoga training—in either order—that are registered with Yoga Alliance.
Yoga Alliance Australia approved training courses are suitable for midwives working in a professional capacity who would like to incorporate prenatal yoga into their profession (their requirement is 50 hr training).
This training is for you if:
You have a desire to dive deep into the yoga of pregnancy, birth and motherhood with like-minded and passionate individuals.
You want to become a part of a growing, heart centred industry of supporting women as they journey through the most challenging work of their life.
To provide a learning environment that supports students to develop their own unique teaching style.
To acknowledge each student's individual gifts and help awaken their own inner wisdom.
To support, guide and nurture students on their own journey in this rewarding and enriching area of pregnancy, birth and motherhood.
RPYT training brought to you by Carrie Jeff, Owner and Creator of Joymamma
Carrie Jeff is an Experienced Yoga Teacher (EYT-200, RYT-500), Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) and Continuing Educator Provider (YACEP), Joymamma is a Registered Prenatal Yoga School (RPYS) and Continuing Educator Accredited School (CEAS) with Yoga Alliance. Carrie is a Birth Doula and on the Steering Committee for HypnoBirthing International in Australia and a member of Doula Network Australia.
"When I created my Yoga for Birth program; it was for one woman who would come to my home 8 years ago. After I'd got my 3 kids off to school.I would clear away the dining table and put yoga mats down. Not long after, a few more women joined us, I invested in some more yoga props and we then progressed to the garage space. I then had a business that was starting to evolve. During those early years I was able to run classes around my kids' busy lives, and as a FIFO wife, being able to create my own schedule gave me a great little part time job without too much disruption to managing the rest of life with a busy young family.
I really had no idea how big it would become.
Moving forward eight years - my experience has taught me how much women need the practice of Yoga during this time. I now have a thriving business and yoga studio that is not only professionally enriching - but on a personal level it is the most rewarding career I've ever had. Classes continue to fill, great birth stories keep coming and I see the wonderful growth of friendships that continue to flourish after babies have been born. The time has now come for me to share all that I've learnt - from each woman who has shown me something new, from the thousands of classes I've taught and the births I've attended - and now offer it to you in this in-depth Pre & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training.
As I have held space and nurtured the pregnant women who have come into my life, my personal commitment to you (if you choose to come on this journey with me) is that I will support and guide you to deepen your knowledge, build your confidence and enhance your unique teaching style - and to also awaken your own personal growth and development."
Love Carrie xx
JOYMAMMA Carrie Jeff HBCE Birth Doula Active Birth Educator HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Educator Steering Committee Member - Hypnobirthing International Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation Teacher Pregnancy & Post Natal Yoga Teacher Registered Hypnotherapist ABH USA HypnoMothering Educator Sunshine Coast, Qld Australia