for qualified yoga teachers and dedicated pregnancy and
This training is specifically designed to give you the skills
to teach a foundational class to mothers and their babies from 6
weeks after birth.
You will learn how to support new mothers in re-connecting with
their own health and well-being as well as guiding them in ways to
be with their babies ‘in yoga’. Training will incorporate key
insights on the benefits of cranio-osteopathy from a leading
therapist who specialises in working with mothers and children.
Expect a lot of fun and creativity as well as a thorough
experiential and theoretical grounding in Post Natal yoga.
This course is open to qualified yoga teachers and dedicated
pregnancy and post-natal practitioners.
triyoga post natal yoga: ethos
Life with a new baby is joyful and exciting, but can also be
overwhelming and isolating. Post natal yoga supports you in
re-claiming your body, after 40 weeks of sharing it with your baby.
By strengthening and aligning the body and re-focusing some
attention on your own needs, you will be better equipped to make
informed and conscious choices as a mother. It is also a great way
to meet other mothers and co-create a supportive community.
triyoga post-natal training: vision
– to develop qualified yoga teachers’ expertise
and complement trained professionals who already
support women post birth
– to present a safe, conscious, healthy approach to
yoga post-pregnancy, and provide practitioners with tools to teach
post natal yoga safely and effectively.
–to inspire and support women on their journey beyond pregnancy and
By the end of the training you will:
1. Have a deeper understanding of the anatomy and physiology during
the post-natal period. Better understand the physical and
psycho-emotional changes that can occur during the post natal
2. Be aware of common post natal ailments and know how to alleviate
them. Learn skills to teach a foundational class to mothers and
their babies 6 weeks after birth, including practical “classroom
management” skills when dealing with large classes.
3. Have a network of complementary practitioners in the post-natal
Structure + requirements
The training takes place over one 16 hour weekend.
It includes aspects of yoga (asana, breathing, meditation,
philosophy, anatomy, physiology) as appropriate. The commitment to
empower women in body, mind and spirit forms the foundation upon
which these elements are developed.
We create an environment that fosters dynamic and interactive
learning and are committed to providing constructive, feedback,
individual attention and support. The weekend will include:
practice of asana, small and large group work, practice teaching
time and talks from a faculty of professionals in the field of
birth and complementary support. We encourage you to begin teaching
as soon as possible after the course to consolidate your new
This course is available to qualified yoga teachers as a continued
professional development and other qualified practitioners in the
field of pregnancy and birth support to compliment and expand their
existing knowledge. If you are unsure of your eligibility for this
training, please contact the teacher training team
Nadia Narain has been teaching yoga full time
since 1997. Her interest in pregnancy yoga developed under the
guidance of Gurmukh Khalsa, who she has studied under for the past
12 years. Nadia expanded her knowledge with Ina May Gaskin, on The
Farm, qualifying as an assistant midwife, & has had the honour
of assisting as birth support for mothers and couples on their
‘birth-day'. Other qualifications include baby massage and
hypno-birthing. Nadia has developed the pre-and postnatal community
at triyoga since it opened in 2000, starting with pregnancy yoga
and expanding to include Mummy and Me and partners workshops that
support both men and women as partners and parents. Nadia has
developed a fun, dedicated and informed style of teaching that
reflects her passion for the subject. As well as teaching
pregnancy, she also teaches yoga classes open to all levels of yoga
Avni Trivedi has been practicising as an osteopath
for 8 years and lectures at the British School of Osteopathy in
Pregnancy and Childbirth. She is passionate about women's health
and children and has a MSc in Paediatric Osteopathy at the
Osteopathic Centre for Children. Avni is also a doula and co-edits
a publication for Doula UK.
Ali Masterman is a compassionate and insightful
yoga teacher; she teaches everyone from children to adults and
specializes in pregnancy, post-natal and restorative classes. Her
classes have a wonderful community atmosphere supporting her
students’ emotional and physical development with warmth and
empathy. Ali has a nurturing style which blends beautifully with
her informal and relaxed approach. She has studied with renowned
international teachers including Francoise Barbara Freedman, Judith
Hanson Lasater, Nadia Narain, Anna Ashby, Susannah Hoffman, Michel
Odent and Liliana Hammers. She is also a qualified Massage
Therapist, Doula and an external assessor for the triyoga teaching