Postnatal Teacher Training

with Nicky Poole - January 26, 27, & 28, 2018


The Sacred Flow of Pregnancy, Birth & Parenthood Part 2

Learn how to support women through mindful, evidence-based yoga practices for pregnancy, birth, and beyond. Nicky Poole is a highly sought after Pre- and Post- Natal specialist in Toronto who facilitates trainings that weave together science and soul. This training is essential for any yoga teacher or movement specialist who works with women and wants to learn how to hold space in a compassionate and educated way.

Who will benefit from this training?

Anyone who teaches and treats women at any stage of their life cycle will benefit from the knowledge shared in this program. This training is open to movement and yoga teachers who have completed a 200-hour certification, body therapists, and birth professionals. It is highly recommended that students complete Part One.

What skills will I learn during the program?

  • The syllabus is integrative in it’s focus and includes physical alignment, changes to the systems of a woman body during pregnancy, labour and delivery, specific therapeutic movement techniques, adaptive yoga techniques, breathing tools, trauma-sensitive practices, energetic alignment and embodiment, and meditation and concentration techniques for birth preparation and labour, in order to provide a wide scope of tools to use in your practice.
  • There is a strong focus on developing critical thinking skills, by learning to adapt what you already know as a movement professional to confidently assist pregnant women in prenatal and general yoga classes.
  • We practice communication and teaching skills with detailed and clear feedback from classmates and teachers. There is a lot of student-led presentations and teaching practice designed to build your confidence and find your most effective teaching style.
  • Use the most up to date scientific research around pregnancy, birth, and movement to deliver accurate information to your clients.
  • Develop a referral network of professionals to assist you in providing holistic and integrative treatment to pregnant women and clearly understand your scope of practice as a movement teacher.

Part Two – 15 hours

  • The labour and birth process
  • Different types of birth
  • The post-natal period through a cross-cultural lens
  • Post-Natal hormones
  • Emotional challenges in the transition into parenthood (‘baby blues’ and post-partum depression) and how mindfulness practices may help
  • Common post-natal conditions: diastasis recti, prolapse, carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain, joint pain, post-partum mood disorders
  • Adapting yoga classes for your post-natal students including effective core strengthening movements
  • Sequencing post-natal classes, including parent and baby classes
  • Restorative yoga and meditation for mothers


  • Dates: January 27 and 28, 2018 (Must also attend and observe one Parent and Baby yoga class Tuesday 11:30am in January)
  • Times: Friday 6:00-8:00pm and Saturday/Sunday 10:00-5:00pm
  • Cost: $350 ($250 for members) +HST