Teaching Pre & Post-natal Yoga

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Specialised yoga training for graduate yoga teachers

In this 50 hour post-graduate course, you will gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to teach specialised pre-natal and post-natal Yoga in group classes and private sessions. Based on the teachings of Sri Krishnamacharya, you will discover the breath-centred pre and post natal Yoga practices that best support each stage of pregnancy, helping women prepare for birth and care for themselves after childbirth.

Course includes:

  • 36 class contact hours
  • 2 mentoring hours (2 x sessions)
  • Practicum – attending, designing and teaching
  • Home study, reading and assignments

Optional: Yoga Anatomy with Leslie Kaminoff, author of the #1 best-selling yoga book “Yoga Anatomy.” Additional fees apply.

In this course, you will learn:

  • About the natural changes in pregnancy,during birth and the post-natal period. (Anatomy and physiology).
  • Yoga Philosophy as applicable to pregnancy, birth and beyond
  • Appropriate Yoga practices including asana (postures), pranayama (breathing practices), use of sound, mantra, visualisations, relaxation and meditation
  • Designing practices for group classes and private sessions
  • Skills to personalise Yoga practices according to individual need and stage of pregnancy
  • Develop knowledge and skills to manage a range a health conditions that may be reported during pregnancy and post-birth.
  • About birth preparation, the stages of labour and birth
  • You will also have the opportunity to integrate your new pre and post-natal knowledge and teaching skills through a practicum component.

Bonus information that is included in this training  

  • More in-depth discussions about the the relaxation response & hormonal changes for labour
  • Recent relevant research to support mind- body practices
  • Culture and birth – socially normal birth vs physiologically normal birth
  • Diet and pregnancy
  • Complimentary practices evidence from research – acupuncture, breathing, visualisation/relaxation, massage, upright positions (yoga)

You will also have the opportunity to integrate your new pre and post-natal knowledge and teaching skills through a practicum component.

Pre-requisites:  Qualified yoga teacher (training equivalent to Yoga Australia Level 1 or greater)

2018 Dates: 

Module 1:

Saturday 28th April – 10.30am to 5.30pm

Sunday 29th April – 9.30am to 4.30pm

Monday 30th April 8:30am to 3:30pm

Module 2:

Saturday 7th July 10:30am – 5:30pm

Sunday 8th July 9:30am – 4:30pm

Monday 9th July 8:30am to 3:30pm

Cost: $1395

Ready to Enrol?

To pay your deposit and secure you place in the 2018 Graduate Teaching Pre & Post-natal Yoga Course:


Lisa Grauaug

Lisa GrauaugLisa Grauaug’s experience in Yoga began in 1995, immediately she was excited by the extent of what Yoga offered her personally and to others. Her understanding and personal practice has since been strongly influenced by the teachings as translated by Sri T Krishnamacharya.

She is committed to ongoing studies and has been personally guided by a number of brilliant teachers, including Saraswati Vasudevan (YogaVahni) Michael de Manincor (The Yoga Institute), Dr Ganesh Mohan (Svastha Yoga) and AG and Indra Mohan (Svastha Yoga). She completed an Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teacher Training (The Yoga Institute), has specialist training in Pre and Post-natal yoga (KYM and IYTA) and has completed Yoga Therapy training with Dr Ganesh Mohan (Svastha Yoga and Ayurveda).

Lisa values individuality and working with students to facilitate a better understanding of their unique and changing needs to enable good health and a fulfilling life. Originally a Registered Nurse, working with neonates, Lisa has also completed a Masters of Psychology (Counselling). Lisa lives with her husband and three children. She is currently a faculty member of The Yoga Institute (Sydney) where she is also available for Private consultations, Yoga mentoring and Yoga classes.

Read Lisa’s recent article Women and Yoga: Yoga provides a sustaining force at every stage of life


Louise Luscri

louise-luscriGuest lecturer Louise Luscri: Registered Midwife All about Birth.

We are honoured to have Louise as a guest lecturer. Louise is passionate about sharing evidenced based information on birth and working with women and their partners for a positive and empowering birth experience. Louise is a practicing midwife and birth educator with many years of experience. Her book, From the Heart imparts her wisdom and shares many positive birth stories. Louise also offers Calmbirth education classes in Sydney.


Kate Levett

kate-levettGuest lecturer Kate Levett: PhD | Research Fellow | School of Medicine, Sydney

Kate has completed a PhD and recently published the results from her PhD study, the Complementary Therapies for Labour and Birth Study, in BMJ Open, and Journal of Midwifery. A randomised controlled trial of an antenatal education program of complementary therapies for pain relief in labour for first time mothers, and qualitative results from interviews with women, partners and midwives.

She is a sought after presenter and has a wealth of experience and knowledge to share with the trainees.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Yoga teachers attending this course can earn 24 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points towards their Yoga Australia membership. Course is registered with Yoga Australia.

More Information:

Kirstie Christensen

Ph: (02) 9929 2774


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