I had been thinking about doing this Pregnancy Yoga course for a year, I don't know why I delayed one of the best decisions I have ever made. I guess it all about timing and trusting things happen for a reason.
I signed up to Sally Parkes course as I had already had the pleasure of meeting Sally, when I took my little boy along to Mother and Baby classes with her in Worthing. We loved every minute of the weekly classes and made some firm friends. This where the seed was sown for wanting to become a Pregnancy/Mama and Baby yoga teacher.
The training is a 85 hour certified course which runs over 6 days. The first weekend we concentrated on Pregnancy yoga, covering many aspects from breathing exercises, the anatomy and physiology, symptoms and ailments encountered in pregnancy and suitable/unsuitable asanas during pregnancy. The second weekend covered Postnatal & Mother & Baby yoga and the business side of setting up classes, plus many opportunities for any questions or reflections we had. I particularly enjoyed the elements where we explored and embodied the chakras, mudras, bandhas, relaxation/yoga nidra and pelvic floor exercises.
We had a great group of ladies on the course, all of which supported each other as we had to teach our own pregnancy yoga sequence to the class which although completely nerve wracking was such a positive experience, and really instilled so much confidence in what I had been learning.
The days covered so much information and were supported with guest speakers. It was so intensive, but I left feeling so excited about the opportunity of supporting other women during pregnancy and beyond... I feel so much gratitude having such an accomplished teacher as Sally, I really cannot rave enough about what an inspirational force this beauty is. She knows so much and has so much energy & passion for what she does it truly lights up the room.
Check out Sally Parkes website for further information on all of the courses and retreats that she offers: http://sallyparkesyoga.com
Namaste lovelies x