Pre-Natal Yoga & Birth Empowerment Training, Dubai

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Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training & Birth Empowerment For Women

Honoring the Goddess within Women at the most Sacred time in their lives

Registered Prenatal Yoga School (RPYS) prepares participants to confidently guide their yoga students through safe & meaningful yoga practices throughout pregnancy and the postpartum period

This 85-hour Yoga Alliance Accredited Prenatal Yoga Course is about honoring the Goddess within women at the most sacred time in their lives. You will learn how to sequence Yoga classes that are specifically designed to empower and prepare women for birth. This training is open to RYT-200 Yoga Teachers or those who have a decent level of Yoga experience and want to learn more about the pregnancy and birthing process. The training will leave you feeling empowered to work with pregnant women in all trimesters, offer solutions for post-natal care, and feel empowered in your own pregnancy and birthing process.

What will you learn in this Prenatal Yoga Training in Dubai?

  • Anatomy and Physiology of fetal development and Pregnancy

  • Stages of labor and birth

  • C-Section, Episiotomy, and complications of childbirth

  • Common birth interventions

  • Common discomforts of pregnancy and the postpartum period

  • Contraindications of pregnancy, prenatal and postnatal yoga sequencing

  • Discussion, practice, and leading of asanas and asana modifications for pregnancy and birth

  • Discussion, practice, and leading of pranayamas appropriate for pregnancy and birth

  • Discussion, practice, and leading of visualizations for relaxation and meditation

  • Leading and sequencing a prenatal yoga class including language, visualization, and hands-on assisting

  • Developing teaching skills with feedback

  • How’s and why’s of strengthening the pelvic floor

  • Postnatal recovery and practice

Nina Harley, Saudi Arabia

"This course was so much more than I could have hoped for!  I’ve taken many prenatal fitness courses but this course has been by far the deepest and most informative. I feel completely confident in what offerings I can provide to prenatal students from what I have learned here"

Claire Horton, UK

"Wonderful Course.  A very supportive environment to learn and a non-dogmatic approach to prenatal yoga.  It’s been particularly useful to feel comfortable enough to try new things in sequences and get feedback on whether or not something will work for either pre or post-natal classes.  Nice structure to the schedule.  Amazing guest teachers!" 

Yoga Teacher Training Location

Our Yoga Teacher Training Course is held at a beautiful resort 20 minutes from the center of Dubai. Being on this Teacher Training is like being on a little mini-retreat every workshop. 

The on-site cafe provides healthy smoothies and meals for those who wish to enjoy the full resort experience. Looking out over the beautiful polo fields, this promises to be a true treat and mini-getaway experience every month.

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Your Mentors

Joanne Smallwood
E-RYT-500, Registered Pregnancy Yoga Teacher

Joanne has been a devoted yoga practitioner since her early twenties and I have taught internationally for over 15 years. After completing her Teacher Training in 2005 in Toronto, she traded the infamous Canadian winters for the warmer shores of India. She spent 12 years practicing, learning, and teaching in India, the motherland and birthplace of yoga.  Joanne is an experienced prenatal & Pregnancy Yoga Teacher and has led this training for 6 years in the UAE and abroad.

Houyem Mahfoudi
DONA-trained Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, RYT-300 / Pre & Postnatal Yoga,Childbirth Educator (Lamaze International)
Houyem is passionate about supporting women to feel confident and capable of making their own choices through fertility awareness, pregnancy, birth & motherhood, in order for them to manifest these transformative life experiences with joy, confidence, and serenity. She discovered the power of movement and mind-body-heart connection during her first pregnancy and has practiced yoga since then. Houyem is a doula, birth & fertility coach & childbirth educator. She completed her 300 hr teacher training followed by 85Hr Pre/postnatal teacher training and now offers private sessions to pregnant women, new mothers, and women on their journey to conception. She loves traveling, working out, and coffee! She is also a busy mom to a happy 6-year-old Zeyna and an 8-month-old Waseem.

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Who is this Yoga teacher training course for:

We accept 200-hour students and graduates on this course. If you do not have a 200-hour certification, you will be required to have an interview with the facilitators first.

Make-Up Hours:

If for whatever reason you can’t attend any of the module dates, we give you the opportunity to study the content privately at a rate of 400 AED an hour.

Dates & Topics 2024 :

Timings: Weekend Format 9 am – 4 pm, final 2 days 9 am – 6 pm

Module 1 – June 28, 29, 30 – Introduction, Anatomy & Physiology of Pregnancy, Stages & Complications in Pregnancy, What Does Pregnancy Feel Like?

Module 2 & 3 – July 5, 6, 7  – Postural Alignment & Methodology, Sequencing & Class Structure, Visualization & Relaxation Techniques, Stages of Labor in Childbirth, High-Risk Pregnancy, C-section & Episiotomy, Preparing the Pelvis for Birth, Water Birth & Fetal Development, Anatomy & Physiology of the Pelvic Floor & Diastasis Recti, Practice Teaching.

Module 4 – July 13 & 14 – Exercises/Movements for Pelvic Floor Health & Postnatal Recovery, Post-Natal Yoga Class, Postural Alignment of Post-Natal Yoga, Practice Teaching.

Exams & Case Study Delivered Individually & Online

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All teacher training programs with Kaya Yoga comply with Yoga Alliance Standards and have a fixed curriculum divided over the following subjects:

1. Techniques, Training, and Practice
2. Teaching Methodology
3. Anatomy and Physiology
4. Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics for Yoga Teachers
5. Practicums

In addition, we cover the history of Yoga, the Basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the In-Depth anatomy of breathing and the spine, Yoga Psychology, and studies on Chakras and Energy Bodies.

The Term “Therapy” is used to indicate that our organization uses the ancient practices of Yoga for Therapeutic Healing purposes, in order to improve posture, align the spine, create more body awareness, breath awareness, concentration, and increase Self-knowledge. By no means does this mean that we are able to diagnose, treat or cure any advanced state diseases or emotional disorders? Yoga and meditation have been proven to improve life quality when practiced regularly, and we purely transmit the ancient teachings of Yoga practice as passed on to us by the Yoga Masters of their time.

Disclaimer for Kaya Yoga Teacher Trainings in Abu Dhabi
The yoga therapy components of our course(s) are based on * Using the traditional Yoga practices as transmitted by the masters for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being * Traditional Chinese Medicine studies * Postural Alignment * Anatomy of Breath and study of breathing pathologies * Anatomy of the Spine and study of spinal pathologies * In-depth anatomy studies * 1-to-1 training and learning the key aspects of being a private instructor * Thai Massage and bodywork * Yoga Psychology * The Study of Chakra’s and Energy Bodies, not derived from our status as an RYS® with Yoga Alliance Registry.

Tuition payment:

Early Bird Rate: 5,999 AED + VAT* for the full course and manuals.
*Early Bird Ends June 15th, 2024
Regular Rate: 6,500 AED + VAT.

Before you register, please make sure to read our terms, conditions, and refund policy HERE.

Course fees are non-refundable and non-transferable after registration.

Please email [email protected] for questions on payments.

Extra fees

You will need to order 3 books for this course:
  • Birth Matters – Ina May Gaskin
    ISBN-10: 1583229272 or ISBN-13: 978-1583229279 

  • The Birth Partner – Penny Simkin
    ISBN-10: 155832819X or ISBN-13: 978-1558328198 (Ideally 3rd or 4th edition)

  • Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born – Tina Cassidy
    ISBN-10: 0802143245 or ISBN-13: 978-0802143242.