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The Journey in Pregnancy, Birth and Baby

Pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting is a miraculous journey many women undertake, one of self-discovery and learning. The practice of yoga during this transition is important and valuable for women, their unborn child and infant. Pregnancy is a process of spiritual, physical and emotional transformation for women. Our Mindful Birth training program gives you to skills to help women and their families during this sacred transition.

 

About MindfulBirth

Mindful Birth is the baby of Dr Jean Byrne & Michelle Papa. Together they co founded Mindful Birth bringing together their experiences as mothers, pregnancy yoga teachers, childbirth educators and Dr Byrne’s research into mindfulness & the childbearing period. Mindful Birth is one of the few pregnancy specific yoga & meditation programs based on research.

This program grew out of the Mindfulness Based Childbirth Education (MBCE) pilot study by Dr Jean Byrne and researchers at Curtin University and The University of Western Australia. This 8 week program was a novel interweaving of mindfulness & yoga techniques with skills based childbirth education designed to overcome fear of birth, reduce the stress associated with this life changing time and to educate women to be active during birth, however and wherever they birth. The research findings can be found in BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth Journal and the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health.

 

Drawing on the latest research and the findings of the MBCE Pilot Study, Mindful Birth now offers trainings to yoga teachers who wish to attain specialist teaching status with Yoga Alliance & Yoga Australia. In addition to the training of future Mindful Birth Yoga for Pregnancy, Birth & baby teachers through out Australasia Jean & Michelle continue to offer Pregnancy Yoga, Post Natal Yoga, Active Birth Workshops & Pregnancy Retreats in Perth, Australia.

 

Delivery

 

Our Training consists of Three modules, delivered either over consecutive days for our intensive training. Choose One or ALL Modules

 

Module 1: Prenatal Yoga

Module 2: Post natal Yoga

Module 3: Yoga for Active Birth

 

Certification

 

Participants will receive a certificate of completion for each Module they attend.

 

Upon completion of all modules and the relevant homework trainees are issued with a RPYT Certificate which can be submitted to Yoga Alliance (if you are already a YA teacher) to register as an RPYT. Please note following your training Yoga Alliance requires you teach 30 hours of Pre Natal Yoga to gain RPYT registration.

 

For more for information on Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) requirements with Yoga Alliance, please visit this link: www.yogaalliance.org

 

Become a Mindful Birth Teacher!

 

Once you have completed all modules + homework please contact us to find out more about becoming a Mindful Birth accrediated teacher. You can use our logo and resources in order to promote your classes + workshops and be part of sharing yoga, mindfulness and evidence based birth information with your community!

 

 

CHOOSE ONE or ALL MODULES:

 

Module 1: Prenatal Yoga

 

Pregnancy. It’s a miraculous process of self-discovery and learning. It’s a time of physical, emotional and spiritual transformation. And it’s a time when the practice of yoga matters deeply as it affects the life of the pregnant woman and her unborn child. This course provides an overview of yoga and meditation practice throughout the pregnancy, birth and post-natal stages.

 

Course Objectives

 

  • To learn about the relationship between the practice of yoga and women’s life cycles.

 

  • To understand the medical and cultural context, both past and present, of pregnancy and birthing.

 

  • To understand the physical and emotional changes that occurs for women and their babies at different stages of development, pre and post natal.

 

  • To understand how to teach healthy pregnant women appropriate yoga practices for the stage of their pregnancy.

 

  • To understand the common complaints, contraindications and conditions during pregnancy and how to adapt yoga practice to these in order to teach safely.
  • To facilitate an understanding of how the teaching of pregnancy yoga can enable women to have a conscious and active birth and improve their birth experience and outcomes, so that teachers may then empower their students to birth consciously.

 

  • To learn and implement the theory of Optimal Foetal Positioning as it applies to yoga asana in their yoga classes.

 

  • To enable teachers to deliver interesting, informative and fun classes for women during pregnancy, for birth and beyond.

 

Assessment

 

  • Attendance and participation

 

  • Completion of assignments.

 

References

 

(please purchase these for your assignments) Birthing from Within by Pam England Bountiful Beautiful Blissful by Gurmukh

Everyday Blessings by Myla and Jon Kabat-Zin

 

Module 2: Post natal Yoga

 

The post-natal period in a woman’s life is a time in which she needs to focus on her physical, spiritual and emotional well-being, as it is central to her newborn baby’s well-being. Post-natal yoga classes honour the experiences of mothers in this time of transition and learning as well as empower women to connect with their own beliefs and values regarding mothering. Post-natal yoga also offers a holistic form of exercise for women specifically focused on the needs of the post-natal woman, including pelvic & abdominal reconditioning and back & neck problems arising from pregnancy and breastfeeding.

 

Course Objectives

 

  • To understand the specific physical and emotional changes for women in the post natal period

 

  • To enable teachers to teach women how to involve their baby in their yoga practice

 

(mums and bubs)

 

  • To understand how different birth experiences will impact upon the post natal yoga practice of individual women

 

  • To understand baby development in the early post natal period

 

  • To learn specific asanas and exercises for reconditioning the pelvic floor and abdominal muscles

 

  • To understand the social context of mothering

 

  • To learn about Mothering with Mindfulness and how you can integrate mindfulness techniques into your post natal classes

 

  • To learn how to accommodate women with young children who are also pregnant in post natal classes.

 

  • To enable yoga teachers to deliver dynamic and fun post natal classes for women and their babies.

 

Assessment

 

  • Attendance and participation

 

  • Completion of assignment which includes class observations and written assignments

 

 

References

 

Baby Om

 

Everyday Blessings

 

Buddhism for Mothers

 

Bountiful Beautiful Blissful

 

Momma Zen

 

 

Module 3: Yoga for Active Birth

 

The final Module of the Yoga for Pregnancy Birth and Baby teacher training is only open to those who have completed Modules One and Two. This module is developed to deepen your understanding of pregnancy childbirth and the post natal period. It is a highly effective and lively way to learn how to deliver Active Birthing Workshops in order to empower women and their partners to understand birth physiology and the principles of Active Birth.

 

Further this course will ground you in an understanding of the best evidence based care for pregnant women, and how education regarding care during pregnancy might be introduced into your classes in a workshop format. A range of resources will be provided to assist the implementation of effective childbirth education into your classes. In this final module you will receive individual feedback on your class teaching. This Module also involves detailed

 

description of the Mindfulness Based Childbirth Education project designed by Dr Jean Byrne and other researchers. Completion of this and the previous two modules will enable you to have the unique qualification of RPYT, and pregnant women will know they are in safe hands in your classes.

 

Course Objectives

 

  • To understand women’s physiology during labour and birth.

 

  • To understand in more detail the stages of labour.

 

  • To learn about the importance of the birth hormones and how to optimise the birthing environment for a natural birth.

 

  • To learn about babies innate behaviour during the process of birth and discover how effective positions and movements can assist in the birth of the baby.

 

  • To be able to apply practical knowledge of yoga postures to different stages of labour and birth as it is designed to enhance normal physiology during delivery.

 

  • To develop strategies for implementing active birthing techniques in hospital settings.

 

  • To explore, appropriate, practical teaching strategies for increasing the confidence of expectant parents in being able to give birth physiologically.

 

  • To discuss ways of empowering women and caregivers to achieve desired birth outcomes.

 

  • To learn how to use props to support women with more complicated pregnancies.

 

  • To understand and develop a theoretical and practical understanding of mindfulness as applied to women’s journey through pregnancy and birth, and how you can integrate mindfulness techniques into your classes.

 

Assessment

 

  • Attendance and participation

 

  • Completion of assignment which includes class observations, written assignments

 

 

FACILITATORS: Michelle Papa

Bachelors Science, Diploma Child Birth Education

Michelle began practising yoga in 2004 to balance her stressful job, yoga allowed her to connect with a part of herself she had forgotten. Her love for yoga has grown exponentially and in 2007 as she found her ‘yoga home’ at The Yoga Space Perth, where she teaches in the Mysore programme. Now, as part of the living lineage of Ashtanga Yoga her teacher is Sharath Jois and and has made two trips to Mysore, India to practise under his guidance. Michelle has undertaken the Hatha Vinyasa Yoga teacher training at The Yoga Space and has a particular interest in pre and post-natal, a nd yoga for Active Birth. She delivers Active Birthing Workshops and Mindful Birth Retreats which assists women through education and awareness.. Together with Dr. Jean Byrne, she is the co-founder of Mindful Birth, a registered Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia Pre-natal Teacher Training programme. She has completed specialist pre-natal yoga teacher training with Dr Jean Byrne and has completed a Diploma of Childbirth Education to become a certified Childbirth Educator with Childbirth International. Michelle teaches pre-natal, post-natal, yin yang and Ashtanga led. She delivers Mindful Birth Teacher Training course in Australia and Asia. Yoga has become an integral part of her life that keeps her centred and grounded. She is the mother of a girl, Cassy, born in early 2010 and co owner of Yoga Space Maylands

 

 

PRICE INFORMATION

Special Price is until Jan 28

Module 1 :  Rp. 6.500.000

Module 2 :  Rp. 4.500.000

Module 3 :  Rp. 6.500.000

All Modules: Rp. 16.500.000

 

Early Bird is until Aug 30

Module 1 :  Rp. 7.500.000

Module 2 :  Rp. 5.500.000

Module 3 :  Rp. 7.500.000

All Modules: Rp. 19.500.000

 

Regular Price is after Aug 30

Module 1 :  Rp. 9.00.000

Module 2 :  Rp. 7.000.000

Module 3 :  Rp. 9.000.000

All Modules: Rp. 24.000.000

Term and Conditions:

  1. Price is in Indonesian Rupiah
  1. Payment with Credit Card is subject to 3% transaction fee
  1. To pay by Bank Transfer, please send email to info@blisswellnessco.com
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