Learn how to teach yoga for the post-natal body.
“The time after having a child is a very special and intense phase. Having a new person to care for is demanding on the body and the mind, as well as transforming to all aspects of life. Welcoming the baby is often easier for people than welcoming the changes that are felt in their lives and their bodies. How we practice has the power to encourage a healthy and accepting relationship with these changes. ” -Sarah Scharf
Module 1: June 4-5, 2022 Vienna/Online
Module 2: June 18-19, 2022 Vienna/Online
For teachers and serious students who want to skilfully and safely learn practices of yoga and pranayama to help reduce stress, rebuild strength and provide support for new parents. Most general yoga teacher trainings only give a few hours to Pre-Natal Yoga instruction, with a very brief mention of Post-Natal Yoga. Our current culture focuses on pregnancy/birth and very little on the care and needs of new parents, especially mothers. After giving birth the body is in a different state than before pregnancy, it is a time that requires attentive yoga practice and sensitivity as teachers. It is especially important to understand that during this vulnerable time we often cannot these shifts from the outside in the way we might when someone is pregnant.
The training provides insight into the emotional needs of new parents and creates a groundwork for teachers to invite and include students who are continuing to practice yoga or beginning a yoga path.
It is recommended that you have training in Yoga, Pre-natal Yoga, experience in practicing yoga during pregnancy, or work with Pregnant clients in a healthcare capacity. Basic understanding of the physiology and anatomy of pregnancy is required.
Weekend 1: How to teach the post-natal student safely in any yoga setting
This weekend will give yoga teachers the tools to feel confident welcoming post-natal students in their regular group classes. Longtime students wanting to learn how to adapt their personal practice to their needs after giving birth will come away ready to safely practice at home.
Understanding the physical changes from giving birth, as well as the ongoing changes from lactation are key along with the process of healing from the birth event.
We will highlight the different needs of vaginal birth and Caesarian recoveries.
Currently common yoga practices and how to modify them are one focus. We will break poses down and look carefully at how gravity and the muscular expression of poses affect the pelvic floor and abdomen. Postures to improve spinal resilience for carrying little people and incorporating pelvic awareness in twists will be explained. You will learn how to plan intelligent sequences for the needs of the post-natal person and how to teach them in a group setting where the other students aren’t post-natal.
The first weekend can be done as a stand-alone weekend.
Weekend 2: How to teach post-natal yoga as a specialty practice
This weekend will build on the first to provide you with the tools to lead a group of post-natal women in a specialty class, as well as how to teach parent-baby yoga. We will look at the “fourth trimester” and the connection between primary caregiver and child in order to inform the yoga practice.
You will be introduced to facilitation techniques to encourage a supportive and safe circle for parents of babies to find community during the post-natal time which can be isolating. We will discuss common conditions and issues that women deal with post-birth and how to handle them in the yoga room.
We will discuss the business of running groups for this niche as well as teaching techniques for online and in-person classes.
This weekend will expand your knowledge of mindfulness meditation techniques, Restorative Yoga and guided meditations as a way to provide rest for the sleep-deprived parents.
The training can be done as a 30 hour CPD course, with the option to gain a certificate. The first weekend can be done as a stand-alone weekend. A reading list will be shared upon booking.
Certification and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education credits for 30 hours dependant on full attendance of both weekends and a final project with written report and additional fee of €100.00
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – 17:00 with 60-minute lunch break
ALKEMY Yoga & Healing 1040, Gußhausstraße 2, 1040 Wien /Austria
Early Bird Price: until April 1, 2022 €490 // Regular Price €550 // €300 module 1 only
BOOKING IS NOT CONFIRMED UNTIL TRANSFER IS COMPLETE
Full attendance, written report and additional fee of €100. The certification is an extra fee that you can add on during the training or after. Qualification for CE credits through Yoga Alliance available when the certificate is complete.
Up to 45 days prior to event = Monies applied returned, minus a 20% processing fee
44-14 Days prior to event = 50% cancellation fee.
13 Days or less prior to event, or no-shows = 70%-100% fees, based on our ability to re-sell your space and pay rental fees.
All refund requests must be submitted in writing
Flow & Restore Yoga with Sarah Scharf cannot be responsible for non-refundable travel arrangements, personal illness, or weather or airplane delays. We reserve the right to cancel an event due to low enrolment or factors outside of our control. If an event is cancelled by us, you will receive a full refund within 30 days.
Due to to COVID-19 travel uncertainty we will offer the training in a HYBRID format (Studio + Online). You may attend classes from your home via ZOOM Livestream or join us at ALKEMY Yoga & Healing in Vienna.
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