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About this course

Join Bliss Baby Yoga Owner, Lead Teacher & Doula Nadine O’Mara for this 6 day in person Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training Immersion in beautiful Bellingen NSW Australia from the 28th October – 3rd November 2024. This course will equip yoga teachers, yoga teacher trainees, and women’s health professionals with the skills and knowledge to safely and confidently teach yoga to students during pregnancy and postnatally.

Consider this training a retreat while gifting yourself with knowledge. Set in a private space amongst the trees with the opportunity to swim in the salt water pool on breaks accompanied by wonderful meals, this training is not only an opportunity to educate yourself but also a retreat from the rigours of day to day life.

And if you are the someone who needs to be in the room with others face to face for your training, then this is for you!

Nourishing lunches are included, you might even be inclined to pick some herbs from the garden to accompany your meals.

You will gain so much on so many levels. Nadine shares the knowledge of her 16 years supporting birth as a Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher, birth educator and doula so what you will learn goes so much further than just the curriculum and manual (which is already comprehensive).

You may be a midwife or doula who needs some inspiration and some time with others who are passionate about birth in a supportive space, this immersion isn’t only for those who want to learn to teach Prenatal &/or Postnatal Yoga.

You will also gain 12 months complimentary access to our online Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training content that you can either start progressing through as soon as you enrol, or use it to deepen your knowledge once you start teaching.

This course offers RPYT certification under Yoga Alliance. You will be required to progress through our online course content (included) for certification (and will need to be a RYT Certified Teacher). RPYT is an 85 hour course.

This course includes 48 hours of face to face training plus online content to make up to 85 hours.

As a further bonus, this course also includes 12 months access FREE to our Bliss Baby Yoga Online Mentoring Program for Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teachers worth $132 that will give you the support you need as you embark as a Prenatal Yoga Teacher.

Please note: this training has a maximum of 12 participants so you will receive a lot of personal attention. However this also means with limited spaces, this course will fill quickly so book your place now!

Dates & Times*

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

Monday 28th October  – Wednesday 30th October 9am – 5pm

Thursday 31st October – own day for exploration & relaxation

Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training

Friday 1st November- Sunday 3rd November  9am – 5pm

*Timings on each day subject to change

Over this  six day course, the following topics will be covered.

PRENATAL COURSE CONTENT :

  • Benefits of yoga for pregnancy and birth
  • Safety guidelines for pregnant students
  • Modifying the postures for the various stages of pregnancy
  • The four trimesters: overview of physiological changes for
    mum and baby
  • Perinatal Anatomy & Physiology
  • Postural alignment for pregnancy
  • Working with props for pregnancy
  • Restorative Yoga for pregnancy
  • Sequencing and the 5 Prenatal Posture Groups
  • Yoga Nidra and Visualisation for pregnancy
  • Partner Yoga for pregnancy and birth
  • Benefits & applications of squatting and pelvic floor toning
    during pregnancy
  • Sounding/Chanting for pregnancy and birth
  • Benefits & applications of squatting and pelvic floor toning during pregnancy
    Sounding/Chanting for pregnancy and birth
  • Special sequences for pregnancy: ‘Pregnancy Pawanmuktasana’ & ‘Pregnancy Salute to the Sun’, and sample classes (stabilising & restorative)
  • How to use a chair in your Prenatal Yoga classes for extra stability & support
  • Applied Anatomy for Prenatal Yoga: back or pelvic problems & other common complaints
  • Applied Anatomy for Prenatal Yoga: back, pelvic issues &
    other common complaints.
  • Overview of Stages of Labour and Birth
  • Yogic tools for labour.
  • Active Birth and Yoga
  • Pelvic floor work and connection with the breath in Prenatal Yoga

POSTNATAL COURSE CONTENT

  • Postnatal Yoga: Needs of the new mother: first 6 weeks and beyond;
  • Physiological changes including diastasis recti & prolapse
  • Postnatal safety guidelines
  • Sequencing and the 5 Postnatal Posture Groups
  • Restorative Yoga for new mothers
  • Diastasis Recti, diagnosing and how to support
  • Perinatal Mental Health—an overview of postnatal depression
  • Birth Trauma – how to approach and support
  • Mother and Baby Yoga: benefits and applications
  • Incorporating baby in the yoga postures
  • Yoga sequences with baby in a sling/baby carrier
  • Baby yoga, songs and rhymes for baby
  • Simple baby massage techniques
  • Establishing and running a ‘mums n bubs’ yoga class
  • Attend and support a mother and baby yoga class

2 X Comprehensive course manuals included.

ABOUT BELLINGEN

The Bellingen Shire is a rare and special place, host to a plethora of creativity, with an engaging culture nestled amongst some of the world’s most majestic and precious natural environment.

The town of Bellingen has a vibrant spirit and soulful character and has recently been touted by the SMH as a ‘foodie mecca‘. Come for a couple more days to allow yourself time to explore this beautiful region on either side of your course!

The beautiful Bellingen river is the soul of this area with the township nestled on it’s bank. The very special Promised Land lies just west of town while a trip up Waterfall Way to Dorrigo is not to be missed. Untouched beaches lie only 15 minutes the other way, the Urunga boardwalk as well, and there is also the village of Sawtell with an art house cinema and restaurants 25 minutes away.

The location of the studio for this training is in Fernmount, 8 minutes east of Bellingen between the town and the beach. Surrounded by bird song and trees with a large saltwater pool you will love the opportunity to escape life and nourish yourself in this restful space.

 

 

ACCOMMODATION IN BELLINGEN

We are offering the course with or without accommodation (bookings with accommodation are strictly limited).

If you are booking the course with accommodation you will be staying at the beautiful Belfry Guesthouse which is central, affordable and great value. The room is twin share (with another course attendee) with a shared bathroom and is in the centre of town, 8 minutes drive from the location of the training.

If you are staying in Bellingen town without a car, transport can be arranged for you to and from your accommodation. Please let Nadine know if you require transport via the form you will receive once booked.

Other wonderful places to stay in and around Bellingen town include

Fernmount Cottages – only a few minutes from the studio by the river.

Something fancy in walking distance is this studio on AirBnB

Fernridge Farm Cottage has spectacular views and alpacas!

Or check out Airbnb for many more. Look for Fernmount if you want to stay close by.

Investment:

EARLY BIRD OFFER – $100  OFF Pre/Post training if booking before 1st August. Use code “BLISSBIRD” at the checkout.

OPTION 1)

Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training + lunch, tea & snacks each day of training + 12 months Online Prenatal & Postnatal TT Course Access +12 months online Mentoring Program + 2 x Manuals  $1450

OPTION 2)

All of the above and add 6 nights accommodation twin share at the Belfry Guesthouse in Bellingen TOTAL $1850

OPTION 3)

Prenatal Yoga Training only + lunch, tea & snacks each day of training + 12 mnths Online Prenatal TT Course Access +12 months online Mentoring Program + 1 x Manuals $825

OPTION 4)

Postnatal Yoga Training only + lunch, tea & snacks each day of training + 12 mnths Online Postnatal TT Course Access +12 months online Mentoring Program + 1 x Manual $825

Deposit of $400 required at booking without accommodation.

Deposit of $600 required at booking with accommodation

Remainder of balance due the 1st October 2024. AfterPay is available at checkout for deposits.

OR book by monthly payment plan for 6 months! Only available for bookings PRIOR to 1st September 2024.*

Please note, accommodation is not onsite but at the Belfry Guesthouse in Bellingen centre. Transport can be provided to studio which 8 minutes from the town.

Enrolment in the Prenatal OR Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training separately is available only if there is space. Preference based on enrolment in full Prenatal & Postnatal Training.

Terms & Conditions

Booking deposits are non-refundable.

Cancellation between 15 and 30 days before the course start date: 50% refund of tuition fees paid, minus any non-refundable deposit or administrative fees.

No refunds on remainder of payment if cancelling less than 14 days before course begins. However course balance can be rolled onto a Bliss Baby Yoga online course (this does not include deposits).

*For those on 6 month payment plans, the RPYT certificate will not be issued until the payment plan is completed.

Please see here for our full Policy Schedule.

NB. Like all our Bliss Baby Yoga Teacher Trainings, this course requires a pre-requisite of minimum 200 hr general yoga teacher training in order to run group Prenatal Yoga classes. You may choose to do this additional training after our weekend if necessary.

This course will certify you to confidently and safely teach Prenatal and Postnatal and/or Baby Yoga.

To teach Prenatal or Postnatal Yoga classes we require that you have completed (or plan to)  a minimum 200 hr general yoga teacher training course. If you are birth worker or alternative health practitioner only, you may do this course to integrate the learnings into your work supporting pregnant women.

You can choose to register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT). To do this however you will need to work through the online Prenatal & Postnatal content also (assignments for the online course will not be required). You will need to be registered with Yoga Alliance as a RYT teacher first.

Please note – Yoga Alliance request 30 hours prenatal yoga teaching experience after you finish your training to register as RPYT.

Alternatively, as a yoga teacher you can claim 44 hours CPD points with Yoga Alliance or Yoga Australia and will be certified for cover with insurance companies to teach Prenatal and Postnatal/Baby Yoga (check before registering that your insurance company covers Prenatal Yoga).

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions about this course, delivery and accreditation, please see below.

  • Can I do only the Prenatal OR Postnatal Training rather than both? Yes, these are listed as Options 3 0r 4 but will be limited further if bookings for the full 6 days start to fill.

For answers to other questions, please click here.

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Who is this course for

This course is for anyone who is interested in using yogic tools and practices to support birth & postpartum.

You may be a yoga teacher who would like to specialise their offerings as a Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher with the intention to offer your own Prenatal, Postnatal or Mother & Baby Yoga classes.

You might be a birth worker or midwife who would like to deepen their knowledge of how to support birth & postpartum from a yogic perspective. You might also support clients during pregnancy and postnatally as an alternative therapist, masseur or doula and want to know more about supporting them with the breath, yoga postures and meditations/relaxation.

Or perhaps you did an online training and now you’d like to dive in and explore that knowledge within a face to face course.

Course Teacher

Nadine O'Mara

Bliss Baby Yoga Owner & Lead Teacher

Nadine O’Mara (E-RYT 200, RPYT, YACEP, Yoga Australia Lvl 3 Teacher, DONA Certified Doula, B. App. Sc.) is an experienced Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga teacher, doula and our Bliss Baby Yoga Managing Director, who is passionate about supporting women’s health, especially around birth.

Nadine has trained in yoga and birth under the Birthlight Foundation,  Dr Sarah Buckley, Robin Lim of Bumi Sehat Birth Clinic, Debra Pascali Bonero of Orgasmic Birth, Penny Simkin (Author of the Birth Partner and much more), Jenny Joseph (Times Woman of the Year). The Birthlight Foundation, The British Wheel of Yoga and Manju Pattabhis Jois to name but a few.

In addition to sharing her knowledge via our Bliss Baby Yoga online courses and content, Nadine also runs her own business, Conscious Birth. Nadine provides doula support and yoga for women and their partners around Bellingen on the NSW Mid-North Coast. She also offers birth education, self care and restorative yoga workshops for mothers, facilitates mother’s circles, family yoga and retreats for women and/or families. She believes that a gentle birth and the creation of a positive family life helps shape a more peaceful planet.

INCLUDES

✅ Bliss Baby Yoga teaching methodology that has taught Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga students worldwide for more than 15 years

✅ RPYT Certification with Yoga Alliance

✅ Online group mentoring for when you start teaching

✅ Nutritious lunches & snacks plus saltwater swimming pool for dips during breaks

What past course participants say
``Nadine is clearly passionate about women’s health. You can tell has many years of practise and teaching under her belt as she was professional but so relatable. I look up to her and I love her style - it was an absolute pleasure to be in the session with her and guided by her through the practise``- Simone
I loved the live experience. As a previous graduate of the online Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, the in-person training helped me integrate the learning (plus lots of swims!) It was a well thought out and delivered course by Nadine and a good refresher at the perfect time for me. The venue in Bellingen was gorgeous and I was thankful for the food we were cooked.- Chaitanya
I have learnt so much and really enjoyed the `{`long`}` weekend. The postures and modifications were great and I know I can use some of these not only for my prenatal yoga classes but for my gentle yoga classes too.<br /> There was a great balance between theory and practical and Nadine's delivery was 10 out of 10.<br /> I would absolutely recommend this to other teachers and women's health practitioners. I'm an acupuncturist specialising in women's health and found it really helped deepen my knowledge.<br /> The venue in Fernmount, Bellingen is the ideal environment for learning.- Karen
I really enjoyed in person learning, an open space for questions and discussions around supporting women in pregnancy. I also really enjoyed the grouping of postures and practice teaching.<br /> The practice was my favourite, to embody the yoga. I would particularly recommend this training to others for the support in teaching challenges, contra-indicated poses and use of props. The opportunity to rest and connect with others was also wonderful.- Courtney
Kate’s Experience of Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training with Nadine in Bellingen

Purchase Options

Choose from purchase options below.

AfterPay is available at the checkout.

ALL PRICES ARE IN AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS AND INCLUDE GST FOR AUSTRALIAN RESIDENTS.

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OPTION 1

Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training Bellingen

28th October – 3rd November 2024

$1450

Limited places available.

EARLY BIRD OFFER – $100  OFF Pre/Post training if booking before 1st August. Use code “BLISSBIRD” at checkout.

In this bundle you receive:
In Person Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training 3 Day Course
In Person Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training 3 Day Course
Online Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training Course 12 months access
Online Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Group Mentoring  12 months access

Deposit $400  (non-refundable), balance due 1st October (payment plan for deposit available via Afterpay at checkout)

OR 6 month payment plan of $250 per month

(first 2 payments non-refundable)

Please read our Policy Schedule here before booking.

MAKE YOUR DEPOSIT NOW
6 x $250 monthly payment plan
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OPTION 2

Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training Bellingen

28th October – 3rd November 2024

PLUS 6 nights twin share accommodation included 

$1850

Very limited places available.

EARLY BIRD OFFER – $100  OFF Pre/Post training if booking before 1st August. Use code “BLISSBIRD” at checkout.

In this bundle you receive
In Person Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training 3 Day Course
In Person Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training 3 Day Course
Online Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training Course 12 months access
Online Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Group Mentoring  12 months access
6 nights twin-share accommodation at the Belfry Guest House

Deposit $600   (non-refundable), balance due 1st October (payment plan on deposit available via Afterpay at checkout)

OR 6 x $320 monthly payments

Please read our In Person Course Policy Schedule here before booking.

MAKE YOUR DEPOSIT NOW
6 x $320 monthly payment plan
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OPTION 3

Prenatal ONLY Yoga Teacher Training Bellingen

28th – 30th October 2024

$825

Limited places available.

In this bundle you receive:
In Person Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training 3 Day Course
Online Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training Course 12 months access
Online Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Group Mentoring  12 months access

Deposit $400 due now  (non-refundable)

Balance of $425 due 1st October 2024.

Payment plans available via AfterPay available at checkout.

Please read our Policy Schedule here before booking.

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!
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OPTION 4

Postnatal ONLY Yoga Teacher Training Bellingen

1st – 3rd November 2024

$825

Limited places available.

In this bundle you receive
In Person Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training 3 Day Course
Online Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training Course 12 months access
Online Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Group Mentoring  12 months access

Deposit $400 due now  (non-refundable)

Balance of $425 due 1st October 2024.

Payment plans available via AfterPay available at checkout.

Please read our Policy Schedule here before booking.

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!
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