Santosha’s Pre + Post Natal + Children’s Yoga + Teen Teacher Training Intensives allow yogis to share their knowledge with all ages. In our 3-day intensives you’ll learn the skills to support and empower children, new mothers and pregnant women. Santosha’s Post+Pre Natal + Children + Teen Yoga Teacher Training Certification is accredited to provide registered teachers with 30 continuing education hours with Yoga Alliance.
The Santosha Prenatal, Postnatal, Children’s and Teen Yoga Intensive is an inspiring course that will provide you with the skills and knowledge to share the benefits of yoga with new and expectant mothers, children and teens. The course is suitable for anyone interested in enriching their understanding of the applications of yoga in these areas, whether your goal is to practice as a specialist yoga teacher, apply the knowledge to your work in a range of fields, or simply to deepen and evolve your own yoga and life experience.
Santosha’s pre and postnatal course modules are formulated to provide students with the knowledge, confidence and holistic understanding of appropriate asanas and practices for safely teaching pregnant women during and after pregnancy. Prenatal Yoga classes provide an opportunity for expectant mothers to develop greater vitality and awareness of their blooming body that is home for two, as well as to deepen their relationship with their unborn baby. Gentle postures, breath work, vocal toning & meditation are taught to cultivate flexibility, calm and confidence in preparation for labor and childbirth. Women are assisted to access greater relaxation, comfort and enjoyment. Calmness & flexibility ease the birthing process, thus reducing pain and increasing the joy of giving birth. With prenatal yoga, women prepare for as active, enjoyable and natural a birthing experience as possible. The course provides practitioners with the skills to empower mothers and enrich their experience of this transformational time in their lives.
The children and teen yoga modules offer a comprehensive experiential based training that will give you the building blocks to specialize in teaching children’s or teen’s yoga as a career. This is fundamentally one of the most important and vital areas of yoga teaching because teaching our children and youth will help to create a profound change in our world. Planting the seeds of peace in our children will allow them to experience the benefits of yoga, share them and practice them throughout their lives! Teaching our teenagers yoga can provide them with beneficial lifelong tools to help them cope with daily stresses, navigate exams and deal gracefully with the increasing pressures placed upon them as they transition into adulthood. By sharing the magic of yoga with the children and youth of today we are helping to create a better world tomorrow, one child at a time.
What You will Personally Get From The Training
During the pre and post natal period, women need special attention in their yoga practice in order to guide them through this incredible transition. Our Pre, Post Natal and Yoga courses help to create for an awakened childbirth and empower mums to draw from and connect with their inner strength. The course covers everything from modified postures, breath work, vocal toning & meditation, how to creatively create sequences that support mums to be – physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Children + Teen Yoga is fundamentally one of the most important and vital areas of Yoga Teaching. Teaching our children and youth will help to create a profound change in our world. Planting the seed in our children will allow these children to begin to feel the benefits of yoga without words or explanations just feelings! Teaching our youth Yoga will allow these teenagers to have the necessary tools that can help them cope with daily life, exams and the transition into the more demanding pressures that is placed upon them as they transition into adulthood.
Pre + Post Natal Module – 32 hours
Children’s Yoga Module – 15 hours
This course is designed for teachers or trainees or anyone simply wanting to gain more knowledge and to hone their yoga classes for pregnant women or new mothers and teach children and teenagers. Many of our graduates have gone on to run their own successful pregnancy or mums ‘n’ bubs yoga classes, children’s and teen yoga in schools and community centres.
Continuing Education – this course makes up 30 CEU’s for Yoga Alliance registered teachers for continuing education.
Specialising in pre and postnatal yoga and yoga for children and teens has the potential to be a deeply inspiring and rewarding path for a yoga teacher. Sharing in the transformational experience of childbirth and supporting children and teens to take their place in our world as confident, calm and inspired beings is a privilege, a joy and a much-needed service. There is a great demand for specialist pre and postnatal teachers and children’s yoga teachers as these areas grow in popularity by the day.
The skills developed in this course will assist all yoga teachers to refine their teaching to accommodate pregnant women or new mothers, children and teens in generalist yoga classes. The course also contributes 30 Continuing Education Units for Yoga Alliance registered teachers. Any Santosha student can attend these courses at a discounted rate.
An understanding of the benefits of yoga is useful for anyone who works with women and children. The skills and understandings imparted in the course may be used as tools across a range of professions including healthcare, education, childcare, community work and disability services.
Finally, yoga as a lifestyle, a life practice, is a wonderful tool for all mothers and children to apply to their daily lives for increased health, happiness, well-being and tranquility.
What We Will Cover
- Pre-natal yoga
- Post-natal yoga
- Anatomic changes in the body during pregnancy
- Why we should modify asana during pregnancy
- Basic modifications for pregnant women
- Which poses should be avoided and why
- An understanding of the 3 trimesters and how practice may differ depending on each stage
- The basic rehabilitation needs for a woman after giving birth
Who should attend?
Santosha’s two day Intensive modules are appropriate for yoga teachers and teacher trainees (at minimum of level 1), and anyone interested in finding out more about the benefits and applications of yoga pre + post natal and chidren + teen.
Any registered yoga teachers that attend Santosha workshops can apply the hours towards their continuing education.
- Anyone interested in enriching their own knowledge and experience of the benefits of yoga for mothers, children and teens.
- Yoga teachers and teacher trainees interested in discovering the benefits and applications of yoga to pre and postnatal women, children and teenagers.
- Mums and mums-to-be interested in learning more and empowering themselves on their journey.
- Doulas, midwives, partners and anyone involved in the birthing process
- Teachers, childcare workers, youth workers, community workers and anyone who works with children and young people.
Our instructors are some of the most experienced in the field of pre and post natal yoga in the country. The experience of our instructors in tailoring yoga for pregnancy and for running viable mums ‘n bubs yoga businesses of their own mean that you will have the most holistic pre and post natal yoga module experience possible. Our instructors include: Sharon Little, Sunny Richards-Glasser, Peter Clifford, Nadia Marshall, Kester Marshall, Layananda Saraswati, Anne Marree Bernauer and others .. see practical information for each course.
Why Our Course is Unique
- We include ERYT teachers for the Teacher Intensive.
- We create comprehensive and innovative modules in our trainings.
- Graduates can use their time with Santosha toward Yoga Alliance certifications.
- Santosha prefers quality over quantity. Thus we keep our class sizes small.
- All students receive post-graduate support. We are always an email away for questions and answers.
- Santosha offers a mentoring program for graduates and new teachers to support them on their journey.
- Santosha offers a free first session of Spiritual Counselling with Hamid
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About Santosha Yoga
“Santosha, a yoga retreat and teacher training company, is a gift for you from the heart of Sunny Richards-Glasser. Santosha is dedicated to creating positive change in the world one person at a time. Santosha is founded on the yogic principle of non-greed, for the cultivation of contentment. Our teachers embrace sharing their wealth of knowledge from their hearts and strive to create nurturing and supportive learning environments for all.”
Santosha Yoga is a 200 and a 500 Hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School based in the Byron Bay area, Australia offering Yoga Teacher Trainings and Retreats all over the world. Santosha Yoga and its teachers embrace the eight limbs of yoga (ashtanga) in all areas of our curriculum, our courses and our own lives.