pregnancy teacher training

learn to teach + teach to learn

with Nadia Narain 

course dates:
  7+8 october, 4+5 november, 2+3 december 2017
course location: camden
cost: £650
booking: online booking  

This course is suitable for yoga teachers (qualified and currently in training) as continuing professional development. It is also open to qualified practitioners in the field of pregnancy/birth support and other complementary health disciplines, although in this case please contact for confirmation of your eligibility before making your booking online.

triyoga principles
triyoga emphasises an authentic approach to yoga, namely a personal exploration and expression of the fundamental truths of yoga.

'Authentic' yoga develops through the study and application of these truths, and sets a standard for triyoga teachers and teacher trainings. Through the teacher's self-expression of these truths in conscious rapport with their students, authentic yoga comes alive in both.


triyoga pregnancy yoga: ethos
Pregnancy is a completely natural process. The modern world often complicates pregnancy with unnecessary intervention. The healthier and more conscious a woman is during this time, the more chance she has of having a joyful pregnancy and childbirth.

The triyoga pregnancy training teaches how to remove the obstacles a woman may experience to this most natural of processes. It draws on a broad range of expertise to teach how to create a supportive environment for pregnant women so that they can draw upon their inherent strength and open to their innate softness and ability to nurture both themselves and their baby during this time and beyond into young motherhood.

By feeling confident in their bodies and spirits they will have more internal resources with which to make informed and conscious choices throughout their pregnancy and on the day of the birth.

triyoga pregnancy training: vision

  • to broaden qualified yoga teachers' expertise and complement trained professionals who already support women during pregnancy and birth including doulas and midwives
  • to present a safe, conscious, healthy approach to yoga during pregnancy, and how to teach it effectively
  • to teach how to inspire women and their babies to appreciate and benefit fully from the journey pregnancy takes them on
  • to teach how to support women beyond pregnancy into young motherhood

By the end of the training you will:

1.  Have a deeper knowledge of pregnancy including:

  • the anatomy and physiology of a woman during the 40 weeks of  pregnancy;
  • the physical and emotional changes a pregnant woman goes through;
  • the physical discomforts and common ailments during pregnancy and  how to alleviate them
  • a deeper respect for the power of a woman's body

2. Know how to teach a safe practice of asana, meditation and breathing, modified and sequenced for the needs of pregnancy that helps women connect to their bodies and  their babies

3. Have a network of complementary practitioners in the field of pregnancy: including a doula, a midwife, an osteopath and a cranial-sacral therapist in order to create an environment for women to approach birth in a holistic, informed and conscious way; one that feels healthy and appropriate for them leading up to and during the birth itself

4. Understand yoga philosophy as it applies to pregnancy, birth and parenting

5. Feel confident in helping a new mother transition competently and gracefully into her new role

structure + requirements

The training takes place over three weekends. It emphasises asana, breathing, meditation, philosophy, anatomy, physiology and support for the mother during pregnancy and birth. The commitment to empower women in body, mind and spirit forms the foundation upon which these elements are developed.

Trainees must:

  • attend and participate on three 13-hour weekends scheduled over consecutive months
  • successfully complete all required written assignments, including homework, throughout the course
  • teach a class observed and assessed by the course tutors

In the event that a student misses a session, they must retake the session during another intake of the training in order to qualify to teach pregnancy yoga.

teaching approach

We create an environment that fosters dynamic and interactive learning from the start with positive feedback, individual attention and support.

Each weekend reflects a specific content focus and includes: practice of asana, small and large group work, practice teaching time, homework, review and lectures from a wide 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 solidify the connection to what you have learnt.

dates + times
  • october 7+8 
  • november 4+5 
  • december 2 + 3 

Saturdays 9.30am - 5.30pm and Sundays 9.30am - 5.00pm. 40 hours of training. All dates take place at triyoga Camden.

fees + conditions

The triyoga pregnancy training costs £650, payable in full prior to the start of the course. In the event that you are unable to complete the training due to exceptional circumstances, any exemptions to fulfilling your requirements, including your financial obligation, are at the discretion of triyoga education.Please see our refunds policy for more details.

further information

To be kept up to date of other pregnancy related training at triyoga please contact Flavia at triyoga education administration on 020 7449 3151 or email


Nadia Narain
Nadia 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 practitioner.

Avni Trivedi
Avni has been practicising as an osteopath for 13 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 and a postgraduate diploma in Women's Health. Avni is passionate about the role of touch in labour, and trained as a doula with Michael Odent. She believes that there is a bigger role for touch and movement to gently support women through pregnancy and birth.

Ayala Gill
Ayala has had a dedicated yoga and meditation practice for over 20 years, and has been teaching for over 15 years. Her passion for yoga during pregnancy has arisen out of her own experience of yoga during her three pregnancies. She has worked with renowned pregnancy yoga teacher Judith Lasater, and trained with Francoise Freedman from Birthlight. Ayala is also a trained doula, helping women to maintain their yoga practice through labour and into motherhood. She is passionate about weaving yoga philosophy into her teaching to support women in body, heart and mind on their journeys. Ayala is currently making a pregnancy yoga app, hoping to encourage a continuity of practice in between classes.

Juliet Albert
Juliet is a Midwife with 15 years experience. She works for Queen Charlotte's Hospital providing active birth classes, breast feeding workshops and postnatal support groups. She is a qualified Iyengar teacher and has been practising for 21 years. She is also a qualified antenatal yogacise teacher with the Birthlight Foundation.

Maddie McMahon
Maddie trained as a Doula in 2003 with Michel Odent. She is also a breastfeeding counsellor and Peer Support Tutor. She runs Developing Doulas, a doula training course, and is also a Doula Mentor with Doula UK.