Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training & Pregnancy Yoga Studies

With Keishana Coursey, Amy Massey, Haidee Stairmand and Karla Brodie
Register Here

Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training & Pregnancy Yoga Studies

With Keishana Coursey, Amy Massey, Haidee Stairmand and Karla Brodie
Register Here

Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training and Opti-mum present Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training and Pregnancy Yoga Studies with Keishana Coursey, Amy Massey, Haidee Stairmand and Karla Brodie.

For Yoga teachers, health professionals and therapists passionate about women’s health, this programme provides information and tools to help you create yoga classes for pre- and post-natal women and to integrate movement, breath and stress reduction into your classes and clinical practice.

This is the second offering of the hugely successful pregnancy yoga teacher training which first ran in 2019.

In 2021, we offer two different pathways to suit yoga teachers, midwives and other professionals interested in supporting the pregnant woman through yoga.

The two pathways are:

  • Contemporary Yoga and Opti-mum Certification

  • Pregnancy Yoga Studies

 

1. Contemporary Yoga and Opti-mum Certification:

Upon successful completion of all modules you will be eligible for a certificate of completion from Contemporary Yoga and Opti-mum.

If you opt for this pathway you will register for all modules:

  • Module 1: Pregnancy Yoga Essentials (you have two study options – see further below)
  • Module 2a: Ayurveda For Women’s Health (Flexible delivery mode): and
  • Module 2b: Optimal Baby Positioning (Flexible delivery mode)
  • Module 3: Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training

 

2. Pregnancy Yoga Studies:

If you opt for this pathway you may register for one or more modules. Certificates of completion are not available in this pathway. However, if requested, we are happy to provide email confirmation of module attendance.

 

Have a question? Email us at: info@yogateachertraining.nz

This Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training is a collaboration with Opti-Mum, a pregnancy and parenting educational programme in New Zealand: opti-mum.co.nz

Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training, Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training, Auckland

Course Investment

Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training Pathway
(All modules/Certification option)

Early Bird: $1915
Full rate: $2215 from 7th June 2021

 

Pregnancy Yoga Studies
(Price per module)

Module 1: Essentials: $430

Module 2a: Ayurvedic Women’s Health: $180

Module 2b: Optimal Baby Positioning: $105

Module 3: Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training: $1270

Module Dates

Module 1*: Pregnancy Yoga Essentials

Friday 15th to Sunday 17th October

Module 2: Pregnancy Yoga Flexible Learning
Ayurveda For Women’s Health
(Recorded sessions available from end July, 2021)

Optimal Baby Positioning
(Live: September 18th Online Zoom 10-12:30pm. Also available as a recorded session after 18th September)

Module 3*: Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training
Tuesday 19th to Sunday 24th October
Students must complete Module 1 to attend Module 3

*Modules 1 and 3 will be held in Auckland at St Heliers Bay Community Centre

Module Overviews

Module 1: Pregnancy Yoga Essentials

(Please note: This module is a pre-requisite for Module 3: Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training).

If you’re a Yoga teacher who feels anxious when someone says they’re pregnant and you wonder what you should be saying, how to adjust your class, or how to create a class suitable for pregnancy - then this extended weekend workshop is for you.

Friday 15th to Sunday 17th October

Friday evenings: 4-8pm
Saturday and Sundays: 9-5pm (1 hour lunch)
Total Module Hours: 18

Module 2: Pregnancy Yoga Flexible Learning

There are two parts to this module:

1. Ayurvedic Women’s Health
Ayurvedic principles add another layer of awareness and alchemy between modern science and time-honoured wisdom. Deepen your understanding of preconception, pregnancy and postpartum with insights from Ayurveda’s nourishing traditions of care.

Further information on the Ayurveda module here >>

The Ayurvedic part of the training is taught by Amy Massey, PGDipHSc. BHSc. Dip Ayurveda. Dip Yoga.

Recorded sessions - available from end of July.
Total Hours: 10

 

2. Optimal Baby Positioning
This online workshop will provide you with an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth, and what gets in the way. You’ll learn how to support pregnant women in your classes - to suggest adjustments and to modify existing practice.

If you are embarking on the Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training Certification, this component is critical to your learning.

September 18th Online Zoom 10-12:30pm (also available as a recorded session after 18th September).

Total Hours: 8 (includes 5 ½ hours personal study, reading, reflection and review)

Pregnancy Yoga and Ayurveda

Module 3: Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training

(Please note: Students enrolled in this module must have completed Pregnancy Yoga Essentials (Module 1).

For Yoga teachers passionate about women’s health this training provides the necessary components to create your fertility, pregnancy and postnatal yoga classes. For women’s health professionals and therapists, this training provides the information and tools you need to integrate movement and breath, therefore stress reduction, into your clinical practice.

You will receive a comprehensive awareness of the physical, mental and emotional considerations attributed to the continuum of a pre-and-post pregnant Self. Explore Yoga’s potentiality to address primary health outcomes of fetal and maternal wellness and go beyond anatomy and asana into the transition from maiden to mother.

Tuesday 19th to Sunday 24th October 2021
7:30am - 6:30pm (1 hour lunch)

Total Hours: 75

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Julie Edlin, previous participant ...

The Pregnancy Teacher Training provided me with all the tools necessary to safely and effectively guide women through a Yoga practice during their childbirth journey.

The incredible wisdom and knowledge shared by the facilitators, allowed me to step competently into teaching Pregnancy Yoga with confidence soon after completion of the training.

As an extra bonus I have also been able to weave the learning I absorbed during the teacher training into my role as a midwife.

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Julie Edlin, previous participant ...

The Pregnancy Teacher Training provided me with all the tools necessary to safely and effectively guide women through a Yoga practice during their childbirth journey.

The incredible wisdom and knowledge shared by the facilitators, allowed me to step competently into teaching Pregnancy Yoga with confidence soon after completion of the training.

As an extra bonus I have also been able to weave the learning I absorbed during the teacher training into my role as a midwife.

This Pregnancy Yoga Programme includes …

  • Hormones:
    Understanding the physiological effect of hormones that challenge infertility, and changes that occur during pregnancy, labour, birth and breastfeeding.

  • Anatomy:
    The pregnancy continuum affects every single anatomical body system. An appreciation of this extraordinary adaptation will enhance your ability to facilitate.

    We will specifically explore pelvic floor, psoas, uterus, breast, centre of gravity effects on skeletal changes, and journey through the body systems.

  • Body diaphragms:
    Practices that focus on increasing awareness of these diaphragms and their relationship to the body, therefore breath.

  • Complications and Contraindications:
    Safety, accountability and appropriate referral.

  • Ethics:
    Class design and private sessions.

  • Asana:
    Sequencing and modifications throughout the trimesters and beyond birth.

  • Class Structure:
    Exploring themes (teaching threads and loops).

  • Sankalpa:
    Inner resource, intention and connection.

  • Sensory Mapping:
    Cultivating a positive birth mind-set by utilising multi-sensory mapping.

  • How we do Life is how we do Birth:
    Addressing thought, belief and behaviour in application to yoga.
  • Infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth and birth trauma:
    Loss, acceptance and trauma-informed yoga.
  • The Culture of Birth Fear: 
    Understanding and supporting (from anxiety to confidence).
  • Optimal Fetal Positioning:
    What hinders and helps the most common birth complication.
  • Restorative Yoga:
    Creating the container for rest, repair and reset (props and support for pregnancy).
  • Pranayama:
    Breathing practices to avoid and how to support this continuum.
  • Shakti:
    Embodiment of the Feminine Divine (East meets West and how you find your space within).
  • Savasana:
    Preparation, integration and the power of your language.
  • Ayurveda:
    Ayurvedic principles infused throughout this training add another layer of awareness and alchemy between modern science and time-honoured wisdom. Deepen your understanding of conception, pregnancy and postpartum with insights from Ayurvedic philosophy and an exploration of Ayurveda’s nourishing traditions of care.
  • Circle of Change:
    Personal Birth Processing - decompressing current expectations and unconscious demands of how pregnancy/birth, others and life should be. Birthing yourSELF into the art and science of Yoga.
  • Assessments:
    Assessments will be both internal and external. A chance to practice and demonstrate whilst in your training, totally supported by the highly skilled team of trainers so you graduate feeling confident and prepared. External assessments will surround the training and ensure your knowledge and understanding of practices and principles for the Pregnancy Continuum.

Ayurveda For Women’s Health Module
Preconception, Pregnancy and Postpartum

Ayurvedic principles add another layer of awareness and alchemy between modern science and time-honoured wisdom. Deepen your understanding of women’s health with insights from Ayurveda’s nourishing traditions of care.

The Ayurvedic part of the training is taught by Amy Massey, PGDipHSc. BHSc. Dip Ayurveda (see bio).

What is Ayurveda?

  • Introduction to Ayurveda

  • Understanding the five elements

  • Doshas and Gunas; Dhatus and Srotamsi

 Women’s Wellness

  • Embracing our seasons and cycles

  • Hormonal balance and reproductive health

  • Dinacharya and Rtucharya: Living life in rhythm and balance

Preconception

  • Traditions of preconception care for conscious conception

  • Cultivating a state of receptivity with meditation, mantra and mudra

  • Nourishing our reproductive system and bodily tissues.

Pregnancy

  • Ayurvedic perspective on fetal development and prenatal care

  • Interplay of doshas, koshas and vayus during pregnancy

  • Pillars of pregnancy care, sensory nourishment and self-care practices

Postpartum

  • Nurturing new mothers with traditions of postpartum care

  • Understanding postpartum as kaya kalpa

  • Baby’s constitution, connection and care

Ayurvedic Nutrition

  • An introduction to Ayurvedic nutrition principles

  • Nourishing foods for preconception, pregnancy and postpartum

  • Delicious recipes and special focus on healing spices

The course also offers further resources:

  • Recommended reading, titles for more on Ayurveda
  • Further education programmes and practitioners of Ayurveda
  • Sanskrit, a glossary

The Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training Faculty

Keishana Coursey, course director for the Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training

KeiShana Coursey

KeiShana is a women’s’ health professional who has lived in the world of childbirth since her own pregnancy, near seventeen years ago. Until recently she practiced as a midwife in the community, focusing on homebirth and primary unit birth, until crossing the bridge into Christchurch Women’s Hospital, catching babies on the Birthing Suite and in theatre.

Having specialised in PTSD, trauma release (alongside generalised motivational sessions), as a coach her private work drew her out of the public health sector - where she continues to pour her passion into mind and body-based therapies.

“KeiShana never seems to utter a word that doesn’t have a powerful impact on the listener.”
Sonya Simpson, at the Hauora Yoga Conference

KeiShana’s Profile   |  opti-mum.co.nz

Amy Massey

PGDipHSc. BHSc. Dip Ayurveda. Dip Yoga. Cert Kinesiology. Registered Natural Therapies Practitioner.

Ayurveda has been guiding my day to day for more than a decade now, bringing greater balance, nurture and delight – especially with kitchen healing! As a way of healing, Ayurveda has inspired Somama Yoga & Ayurveda’s offerings of care. My work with women becoming mothers began shortly after the birth of my son, based on the traditions of Ayurvedic postpartum care and therapeutics of Yoga.

I’d come to yoga some years earlier when, brimming with exuberance, I signed up to a series of (hot) yoga classes. I thought I was just signing up for an exercise class. On the floor in a sea of nausea and a sweat puddle one day, I met an unfamiliar experience of boundless sensation within and all around me. Entirely accidental, that little happening set me on a path of personal practice that led eventually to teaching. Imbued with qualities of joyfulness and compassion, my classes focus on supporting women’s wellness, fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum rejuvenation for Mums, bubs and tots.

In both Yoga and Ayurveda, I’ve found there exists an embodied invitation to deepen our connection with the world within us and the world around us - and I look forward to sharing more with you on the mat.

Amy’s Profile  |  somamaveda.com

Karla Brodie

Karla is an experienced and qualified yoga teacher. She is inspired to share the practice and philosophy of yoga in a simple, joyful, self-renewing way. Her practical and intuitive approach leads students toward a deeper experiential understanding of breath, balanced posture and integrated movement.

Karla specializes in restorative yoga, a deeply nourishing and balancing practice for the whole body and in particular the nervous system. She effectively works with students unwinding from high stress, fatigue and hyperventilation.

The foundation of Karla’s teaching is within the human developmental movement patterns. Embodying these self-renewing patterns restores effortless breathing, ease, fluidity and cohesion in movement. Karla’s teachings, interwoven with the traditional and eternally relevant eight limbs of yoga, offer a holistic approach to the practice of yoga.

Karla’s Profile  |  karlabrodie.co.nz

Haidee Stairmand

Haidee Stairmand

Haidee brings a pragmatic approach to her teaching and offers students a clear, approachable and understandable way to develop their Yoga through self-sensing, and awareness.

She is passionate about making yoga accessible for all, enabling an individualistic approach.

She has a unique ability to connect to others in a simple but profound way and sees Yoga as a holistic therapeutic modality that encompasses traditional and contemporary approaches to the Practice.

Haidees Profile  |  revelyoga.co.nz

A day in the life of a Yoga student

This is an 80+ hour Training where a small portion may be self-led study time in preparation for assessment.

Below is a sample of your day…

7:30-9.00am Asana class - from Self to All

9:00-9:30am Breakfast

9:30-11:30am Ethics, structure, planning

11:30-1:30pm Teaching methodologies

1:30-2:30pm Lunch

2:30-4:30pm Anatomy & physiology – East meets West

4:30-5:30pm Practical applications & assignments

5:30-6:00pm Restoration and integration

Plus regular opportunities for tea and discussion with your teachers and fellow students.

A day in the life of a Yoga student

This is a 75 hour Training where a small portion may be self led study time in preparation for assessment.

Below is a sample of your day…

7:30-9.00am Asana class - from Self to All

9:00-9:30am Breakfast

9:30-11:30am Ethics, structure, planning

11:30-1:30pm Teaching methodologies

1:30-2:30pm Lunch

2:30-4:30pm Anatomy & physiology – East meets West

4:30-5:30pm Practical applications & assignments

5:30-6:30pm Restoration and integration

Plus regular opportunities for tea and discussion with your teachers and fellow students.

Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training

Supporting the Mind-Body through the Continuum of Fertility, Ante-Natal, Birth and and Post Natal Yoga

26th-29th October
31st October - 3rd November

A day in the life of a Yoga student

This is a 75 hour Training where a small portion may be self led study time in preparation for assessment.

Below is a sample of your day…

7:30-9.00am Asana class - from Self to All

9:00-9:30am Breakfast

9:30-11:30am Ethics, structure, planning

11:30-1:30pm Teaching methodologies

1:30-2:30pm Lunch

2:30-4:30pm Anatomy & physiology – East meets West

4:30-5:30pm Practical applications & assignments

5:30-6:30pm Restoration and integration

Plus regular opportunities for tea and discussion with your teachers and fellow students.

Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training

Supporting the Mind-Body through the Continuum of Fertility, Ante-Natal, Birth and and Post Natal Yoga

26th-29th October
31st October - 3rd November

Be inspired where you learn

This comprehensive pregnancy yoga teacher training takes place at the same awesome venue as our 200-hour teacher training venue - in beautiful St Heliers, one of Auckland’s most picturesque seaside suburbs.

With upmarket shops and cafes, a perfect swimming beach and an easy walk to the training venue, it’s a haven that’s the perfect place to immerse yourself into a Yoga training.

More info on the venue

What Our Graduates Say (read more here)

 

All teachers bring to this amazing training a vast experience, each one of them with their own identity and authenticity. 

The Contemporary Yoga approach is to truly explore Yoga as a discipline which includes movement principles, patterns, Yoga traditions, anatomy, physiology, and much more.

This is the training that you really need - it will change your everyday life.

Valentina Piantoni

This training offers so much for enriching your lifestyle as a whole. It has influenced how I approach my social, personal and professional life in ways I would never have envisioned.

Beautiful people sharing the beauty of life.

Patrick Lamrock

Words can hardly express how grateful I am for what I learned with their guidance in just three weeks, the most important of which was connecting with myself and others in a truly authentic, supportive, caring and sustainable way that I can’t wait to pay forward as a teacher. Thank you!

Sarah Hart

Karla, Neal, Sam and Haidee offer such rich tools and concepts within this course. There’s a real consideration around feelings of safety and support which I appreciated so very much.

You will be offered the juiciest of fruits and from their it’s your turn to squeeze the juice out and into your palms. An incredibly self-empowering training offering an alternate approach to traditional forms of Yoga.

Holly Hepburn

An outstanding teacher training that integrated so much valuable information from truly knowledgeable, gentle, kind human beings.

The knowledge shared I will value for life, and continue to thread through my own teaching.

Fleur Easter

Contemporary Yoga has changed the way I move - through life!

Karla, Neal and Haidee’s passion is contagious and this course is a real journey to embrace.

Marika Berney

I could not be happier to have chosen this course. It has completely exceeded any expectations.

Rob Dawson

This course opened my eyes to the world of Yoga, deepening my understanding and personal practice.

It has set me up so well to teach, and to continue my journey. Everything I needed and more!

Jess Howse

This course will really make you think about Yoga. It’s full of creative, fun and innovative thinking that will enhance your own practice and enliven your own classes.

This is Yoga for life!

Clare Leitch

Not only has this training changed my whole perspective on the practice of yoga, but also within my life itself.

A truly transformational journey supported by wonderful teachers, and I look forward to sharing this knowledge and practice. Thank you to you all.

Charlotte Inglis

This training surpassed all expectations - challenging, inspiring, and deeply informative. It has opened my eyes to a whole new world of yoga!

Bridget McNamara

Karla and Neal provide a rich colour palette for the aspiring artist.

Lara McLean

Meditation practices were brilliant, as were the talks. A wealth of knowledge.

Melissa Gardiner

The sequence of this course is undeniably strong and grounded. All the teachers bring compassion, ease, knowledge, flavour, enquiry and wholeness to everything they show, do, present and give. Making this course a full embodied experience, exploration and foundation to enliven new thoughts and ideas to take away for our own self-practice and to share with others.

Georgie Collins

I strongly recommend this training. It’s a life-changing experience. The way I see things, smell, feel and my energy have completely changed throughout the course consistently. Beyond expectation. Absolutely worth the investment after many long years I’ve finally met myself!

Simply, divine! Organic! Full of love!

Monica Yoon

Thank you! I feel so much gratitude to have participated in this teacher training. The teachers are so generous and open in their teaching and transmission of knowledge. A life-changing experience 🙂

Kay John

The learning environment was so supportive, inclusive and warm. Being able to immerse in this process was so valuable for my learning and development.

Dianne Hollands

A life-changing experience with lovely teachers!

Carolyn Austin

This Yoga teacher training and experience completely exceeded my expectations. There is so much intentionality from the teachers from the course materials, resources, programming and delivery that the entire experience feels like a Masterclass in unity. Every single topic we learned was applicable and necessary to my journey, learning and development as an aspiring Yoga teacher.

Dianne Hollands

This training is carefully considered, expansive and practical. It goes deeper and beyond asanas as the poster shapes of yoga and provides an incredible grounding and insight into yoga as a morphing, ongoing inquiry into life itself.

Alice Rich

Contemporary yoga training has been the ‘icing on the cake’ and if you are ‘stuck’ or need a nudge in the right direction don’t hesitate and sign up now! You will never regret it!

Fiona Ross

My teacher training has empowered me. It has given me a wealth of knowledge while allowing me the freedom to explore. The beauty of the course was the balance between structure and self development.

The respect my teachers give to yoga, and the generosity to share their knowledge in a gentle safe environment, was humbling.

Michelle Watson

… a mindful journey to come back home, to your true “being”, of who you are, where you are, and how you are going forward. It’s the shortest and most easeful pathway to discover your true “being”.

Nanxi Chen

This training has awakened in me the huge possibility that awaits. Moving away from the scripted style of teaching a new found freedom has been found an an excitement and what awaits. Thank you.

Sophie Hartnell

The Contemporary approach to Yoga is so much more than how we move on the mat. It speaks to how we move through life. How we are in relationship to self and in relationship to others.

Thank you for an incredibly potent, immersive and all-round epic training.

Steph Le Gros

I would recommend this course to everyone, even those who are not into yoga or those who have not tried yoga before. This course is for everyone.

Kelly Rijnaarts

This is an invaluable course that will expand your love and understanding of yoga beyond what you ever thought was possible!

Mia Pistorius

Thank you I am inspired, amazed, changed, still learning, moved. I am inspired to keep on learning and exploring and this course has totally changed my view and perception of yoga in a profound way.

Anne de Brouwer 
Anne de Brouwer

A life-changing experience with lovely teachers!

Carolyn Austin 
Carolyn Austin

What a way to further study and get deeper in my spiritual journey.

Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training has created the most valuable pathway for me to explore and dive within myself.

A journey – Shola home!

Emiliano Tade 
Emiliano Tade

The learning environment was so supportive, inclusive and warm. Being able to immerse in this process was so valuable for my learning and development.

Dianne Hollands 
Dianne Hollands

… diverse, enlightening and empowering. The course exceeded my highest expectations and has equipped me with a toolbox of yoga teachings that I could apply in many circumstances to a wide variety of students.

I was lucky enough to be part of two different cohorts and in both I was surrounded by a delightful collection of beautiful individuals from very different backgrounds and of vastly different ages.

Cam McLeay 
Cam McLeay

This Yoga teacher training has been the perfect grounding and base for springing forward into my teaching and personal practice journey. I am so inspired and invigorated to learn more and continue to explore all the concepts and topics that we have delved into.

Thank you so much to all of the incredible teachers for their wisdom, kindness, professionalism and generosity during this teacher training and beyond.

Dianne Hollands 
Dianne Hollands

The 300 hour yoga teacher training has surpassed all my expectations. The amazing blend of teachers results in a myriad of deep learning. Each teacher is an expert in their own area and shares their unique wealth of knowledge in a way which is easy to take on board.

Sandra Palmer 
Sandra Palmer

Wonderful experience, wonderful people, beautiful outcomes!

Lal Busher 
Lal Busher

This Yoga teacher training and experience completely exceeded my expectations. There is so much intentionality from the teachers from the course materials, resources, programming and delivery that the entire experience feels like a Masterclass in unity. Every single topic we learned was applicable and necessary to my journey, learning and development as an aspiring Yoga teacher.

Dianne Hollands 
Dianne Hollands

Meditation practices were brilliant, as were the talks. A wealth of knowledge.

Melissa Gardiner 
Melissa Gardiner

I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to do Yoga teacher training. It is so much more than that – a life-changing, amazing experience.

Lutza Szabo 
Lutza Szabo

What a transformational Yoga teacher training! These four amazing teachers create incredible alchemy in teaching Yoga. They create such a safe learning environment and there is wonderful support throughout. I highly highly recommend the courses at Contemporary Yoga.

Yumi Drozdowski 
Yumi Drozdowski

This is an invaluable course that will expand your love and understanding of yoga beyond what you ever thought was possible!

Mia Pistorius 
Mia Pistorius

I was amazed by the depth and breadth of yoga on the human mind and body that the teachers of this course have.

Sarah Diskin 
Sarah Diskin

I am a physiotherapist and as well as gaining vital skills to teach yoga I have also gained insight and knowledge that I will apply in my physiotherapy career.

Sarah Diskin 
Sarah Diskin

Contemporary yoga training has been the ‘icing on the cake’ and if you are ‘stuck’ or need a nudge in the right direction don’t hesitate and sign up now! You will never regret it!

Fiona Ross 
Fiona Ross

All teachers bring to this amazing training a vast experience, each one of them with their own identity and authenticity.

The Contemporary Yoga approach is to truly explore Yoga as a discipline which includes movement principles, patterns, Yoga traditions, anatomy, physiology, and much more.

This is the training that you really need – it will change your everyday life.

Valentina Piantoni 
Valentina Piantoni

I feel exceptionally honoured to have spent time with Karla and Neal. Their passion and curiosity for movement and the authentic experience of self is inspiring and encouraging.

Jessica Dziwulska 
Jessica Dziwulska

The sequence of this course is undeniably strong and grounded. All the teachers bring compassion, ease, knowledge, flavour, enquiry and wholeness to everything they show, do, present and give. Making this course a full embodied experience, exploration and foundation to enliven new thoughts and ideas to take away for our own self-practice and to share with others.

Georgie Collins 
Georgie Collins

I have enjoyed it so much and feel I have taken so much away into my everyday life as well as my Yoga. Karla, Neal and Haidee are all unique and true to their core. I look forward to earning so much more from them.

Abbie Rose 
Abbie Rose

Thank you! I feel so much gratitude to have participated in this teacher training. The teachers are so generous and open in their teaching and transmission of knowledge. A life-changing experience 🙂

Kay John 
Kay John

Words can hardly express how grateful I am for what I learned with their guidance in just three weeks, the most important of which was connecting with myself and others in a truly authentic, supportive, caring and sustainable way that I can’t wait to pay forward as a teacher. Thank you!

Sarah Hart 
Sarah Hart

This training has awakened in me the huge possibility that awaits. Moving away from the scripted style of teaching a new found freedom has been found an an excitement and what awaits. Thank you.

Sophie Hartnell 
Sophie Hartnell

This course will really make you think about Yoga. It’s full of creative, fun and innovative thinking that will enhance your own practice and enliven your own classes.

This is Yoga for life!

Clare Leitch 
Clare Leitch

It was an intensive training but it felt like a retreat. There were challenges but we all went through together with support and help from all the teachers. Everything we learned was useful and practical.

This training has everything!

Alicia Jung 
Alicia Jung

Exploring movement and asana in a refreshing way that deepened my self-discovery and personal physical understanding.

Anita Lucas 
Anita Lucas

Contemporary Yoga is not so much a style but an approach to movement that combines ancient wisdom and modern research. The depth of knowledge the teachers can give you is immeasurable, and you’ll never look at Yoga in the same way.

Victoria Kvasniak 
Victoria Kvasniak

Contemporary Yoga is connecting yoga back its roots in a very exciting, stimulating and open minded way.

Michaela Robinson 
Michaela Robinson

All teachers bring to this amazing training a vast experience, each one of them with their own identity and authenticity. 

The Contemporary Yoga approach is to truly explore Yoga as a discipline which includes movement principles, patterns, Yoga traditions, anatomy, physiology, and much more.

This is the training that you really need – it will change your everyday life.

Valentina Piantoni 
Valentina Piantoni

This course opened my eyes to the world of Yoga, deepening my understanding and personal practice.

It has set me up so well to teach, and to continue my journey. Everything I needed and more!

Jess Howse 
Jess Howse

My teacher training has empowered me. It has given me a wealth of knowledge while allowing me the freedom to explore. The beauty of the course was the balance between structure and self development.

The respect my teachers give to yoga, and the generosity to share their knowledge in a gentle safe environment, was humbling.

Michelle Watson 
Michelle Watson

The training was such an amazing, exploratory journey of movement, anatomy, philosophy and so much more conveyed with enthusiasm, kindness, realness and acceptance.

I learned so much that I didn’t know I wanted to know and am excited to continue my Yoga journey.

Nadia Benton 
Nadia Benton

Karla, Neal, Sam and Haidee offer such rich tools and concepts within this course. There’s a real consideration around feelings of safety and support which I appreciated so very much.

You will be offered the juiciest of fruits and from their it’s your turn to squeeze the juice out and into your palms. An incredibly self-empowering training offering an alternate approach to traditional forms of Yoga.

Holly Hepburn 
Holly Hepburn

I would recommend this course to everyone, even those who are not into yoga or those who have not tried yoga before. This course is for everyone.

Kelly Rijnaarts 
Kelly Rijnaarts

The learning I have gained from this course of really helped me find not only my yoga knowledge, but myself. I thank the team for the amazing work they put into this course, as I have come out of it with a new perspective.

As I leave the training I can confidently say that I have come closer to my true nature, and I’m able to come closer to this more and more every day.

Dea Bashota 
Dea Bashota

This training surpassed all expectations – challenging, inspiring, and deeply informative. It has opened my eyes to a whole new world of yoga!

Bridget McNamara 
Bridget McNamara

This training is carefully considered, expansive and practical. It goes deeper and beyond asanas as the poster shapes of yoga and provides an incredible grounding and insight into yoga as a morphing, ongoing inquiry into life itself.

Alice Rich 
Alice Rich

This course changed my understanding of what Yoga is. The holistic and thorough approach has revolutionized my personal practice and teaching aspirations.

Gabrielle Henderson 
Gabrielle Henderson

The Pregnancy Teacher Training provided me with all the tools necessary to safely and effectively guide women through a Yoga practice during their childbirth journey.

The incredible wisdom and knowledge shared by the facilitators, allowed me to step competently into teaching Pregnancy Yoga with confidence soon after completion of the training.

As an extra bonus I have also been able to weave the learning I absorbed during the teacher training into my role as a midwife.

Julie Edlin 
Julie Edlin

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