Birth preparation short course (2 days) / cpd

Childbirth Preparation Training

This course combines professional training with an experiential journey that helps all participants to gain a deeper understanding of the miracle of giving birth. The course is packed with practices that promote seamless continuity from the yoga mat to the birthing environment either in hospital, in birthing units or at home.

Course outline

Participants will be prepared to teach birth preparation classes and workshops for women, and also for birthing partners together. From a holistic view we cover birth preparation with movement, positioning, use of the breath, use of sound and specific birthlight practices to facilitate relaxation and release psychosomatic obstacles to the progress of labour and delivery.

The course also includes practical resources on how to empower women to embrace their deeper instincts and for helping partners to be involved in the birth experience and welcome their newborn babies while supporting birthing women with confidence and understanding. Birth is also explored from the baby’s perspective.

Visual aids, worksheets and role-play are used to facilitate learning. Students receive a detailed training manual and handouts.

Who is this course for?

This course is open to birthlight trained Perinatal Yoga teachers,Yoga for Maternity Professionals teachers and Aquanatal Yoga teachers, counting as CPD for all of these. The Birth Preparation course is also open to yoga teachers who have trained in Yoga for Pregnancy and Birth with recognised training providers, to certified childbirth educators, doulas and maternity professionals interested in the birthlight approach.

How is this course assessed?

This course is tutor assessed by means of a simple practical in which students teach a specific subject or practice learnt during the course to the group.

What qualification is gained on this course?

On successful completion, participants obtain a Certificate of Training in Birth Preparation that qualifies them to offer birth preparation workshops and birth rehearsals to pregnant women and couples.

The course is a development course only. To gain a Certified Birthlight Teacher qualification to teach perinatal yoga, you would need to complete the Perinatal Yoga Diploma.

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