5-day Poppy Perinatal Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training

Saturday 25th – Wednesday 29th May 2019

Yr Ocar, Coed y Parc, Bethesda, Bangor, Gwynedd, North Wales LL57 4DQ

*** THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED *** visit poppy.yoga for details of other Poppy Perinatal trainings.

Learn how to teach Poppy Perinatal Yoga, a revolutionary approach to prenatal and postnatal yoga.

Ideal for anyone working to support birth-givers through pregnancy and the post-birth period, whether as a yoga teacher or birth-worker – and for anyone who is themselves pregnant or post-birth. This course offers a chance to learn a range of supportive yoga and meditation techniques.

Available as a residential or non-residential course, this 5-day Poppy Perinatal training programme offers a comprehensive toolkit, including daily meditation and breathing exercises, prenatal and postnatal yoga classes, hands-on assist workshops, and vital information for teaching pregnant and postpartum students/clients.

And for those who are pregnant or post-birth, the pranayama and asana practices will meet you where you’re at. You will learn how to support yourself.  The Poppy approach is Forrest-inspired and incorporates specialised exercises to support pregnancy and postpartum healing, including diastasis recti, pubic bone pain, prolapse, caesarian and more.

The trainer will be Charlotte Speller. Charlie is an authorised trainer of the 3-Day and 5-Day Poppy Perinatal Yoga Teacher Training. She is a bodyworker, Level 3 Forrest Yoga teacher and energy healer.  She has worked and trained with the creatrix of Forrest Yoga, Ana Forrest and also with Shamanic Healer, Esther Lim. She specialises in helping people to get out of pain and to realise their potential. Charlie brings compassion, empathy and truth to her teaching. To learn more about her, visit www.charliespeller.com

The yoga practices taught using the Poppy Perinatal Yoga approach are designed to help pregnant people balance and align their body and their emotions, soften and relax within intensity, and increase stamina and endurance for the realities of labour, childbirth, and postpartum recovery. For more information visit www.poppy.yoga

The 5-day version of the Poppy Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training is offered as a vocational training with Yoga Alliance Professionals UK.  You can take this training as a yoga teacher or birth worker, with or without yoga teaching certification (e.g. nurse, doula, midwife), and receive professional accreditation from Yoga Alliance Professionals UK upon successful completion. The training is also accredited as a continuing education training for yoga teachers with Yoga Alliance USA.

There will be 34 contact hours taught over five days plus 6 hours of coursework. 100 per cent attendance to the face to face training and completion of coursework is required for Yoga Alliance accreditation.

The training starts at 3pm on Saturday 25th May (you can check in from 2pm) and will finish around 2pm on Wednesday 29th May after lunch.  There will be a couple of evenings of training during the course, so if you are booking as a non-residential participant, please keep your evenings clear.

*** THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED *** visit poppy.yoga for details of other Poppy Perinatal trainings.

What will the course cover?

  • Daily Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga and Meditation Sessions.
  • Tailoring poses for various needs and conditions during pregnancy.
  • Designing class sequences for different types of prenatal and postnatal classes, whether relaxing or athletic.
  • Specific postpartum yoga practices that promote healing and support after childbirth, including vaginal birth, surgical birth, VBAC, and pregnancy loss.
  • Use of yoga practices to relieve pain, discomfort, anxiety, depression that could accompany pregnancy and postpartum.
  • Understanding the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum and applying that knowledge to help prenatal and postnatal students.
  • Helping people connect emotionally, physically, and spiritually with themselves and use those connections to help prepare them for pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum.
  • Teaching Practicum (group and private class settings) and Feedback for Prenatal and Postnatal Class Designs
  • Hands-On Assists Clinic: learn and practice enhancement, or supportive, or pain-relieving techniques. No one technique works for everyone; adapt techniques that work best for the individual.
  • Sequencing Practicum for class sequence designs that can help bring relief to prenatal and postnatal people with certain conditions such as pubic bone pain, back pain, swelling, nausea, blood pressure issues and fatigue.
Course schedule:
    • Saturday 3pm-7pm
    • Sunday 9am-6.30pm
    • Monday 9am-6.30pm
    • Tuesday 9am-6.30pm
  • Wednesday 8am-2pm


* Residential £849 (training sessions, manual, 4 nights in a shared twin room, all meals from dinner on Saturday to lunch on Wednesday)
* Non residential £649 (training sessions, manual, 4 lunches)
* Non training partner or support person sharing twin or double room £399 (4 nights in a shared twin room, all meals from dinner on Saturday to lunch on Wednesday).