22 July 2014

Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training - Winter 2014

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding our next Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training course at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy in November 2014.

 About the course

This is an 80-hour course, accredited by Yoga Alliance UK, with a maximum of 15 students per class. There will be six full days of classes, divided over two weekends. Topics that will be covered are:

  • Asana, pranayama (breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Sequencing pre and postnatal classes
  • The dos and don'ts of pregnancy yoga
  • Propping and assisting pregnant students
  • Pre and post natal anatomy for yoga
  • Common ailments associated with pregnancy
  • Setting up classes for pregnant students
For a full outline of the course, visit the Yoga Mama website.


The course is suitable for both existing yoga teachers who already hold a yoga teaching qualification and trainee teachers. We may also consider applications from midwives and health professionals who have a strong personal yoga practice.

EARLY BIRD OFFER: £695* (if booked before 30th September)

*normal cost of this course is £750

More information and bookings

For more information about this course, visit the Yoga Mama website. To book your place on this course, call us on 020 8789 3881 or send an email to education@yogamama.co.uk.

20 July 2014

Karavandasana "crawl up" demonstration with Nancy Gilgoff.

I recently did a 2nd series Ashtanga yoga adjustment clinic with Nancy Gilgoff in Berlin.
Here Nancy shows how to crawl up from lotus position when learning this pose-She also recommend practicing lotus legs whilst in headstand, to gain strength and find the lotus without using your hands- Nancy is nearer to 70 then she is to 60-what an inspiring woman she is. 

06 July 2014

Pregnancy CPD: “Supporting pregnant students in general yoga classes”

"Supporting pregnant students in general yoga classes"
with Cherie Lathey of Yoga Mama

Saturday, 6 September 2014. 10am - 4pm at Yoga at The Space, Studland

Pregnancy is an amazing personal journey for a woman, both mentally and physically. Practising yoga during pregnancy can help women adapt to these changes in a positive way.

Many yoga teachers often feel they do not have enough information or the confidence to integrate pregnant women into their general classes. This one day CPD workshop will be led by Cherie Lathey, Director and Senior Yoga Teacher of Yoga Mama, and is approved by Yoga Alliance UK. This will be both a discussion and practical workshop. Teachers will leave feeling confident they have the relevant information to safely support their pregnant students.

The workshop will include:
  • General precautions and guidelines
  • How hormones can affect your student both physically and emotionally
  • Common ailments of pregnancy and how to work with these to ease symptoms
  • The importance of transitional poses within a class
  • Suitable asana (poses) and modifications
  • Suitable breath work (pranayama)
  • Suitable rest poses
  • Mula bandha and the pelvic floor
  • Optimal foetal positioning for later stages of pregnancy

Cost and booking

The price of this workshop is £60. However, there is an early bird offer of £55, if booked before 1 August. To book your place on this workshop, visit the Yoga at The Space website.


This CPD talk will take place at Yoga at The Space in Studland, Dorset. See address and map below.

The Space
(formerly the old Wesleyan Chapel)
Swanage Rd
BH19 3AE