Pregnancy Course FAQ

The most valuable tool for your yoga teacher toolkit.

Q: Do I have to be a yoga teacher to do the pregnancy yoga training?

The course is designed for existing yoga teachers (minimum 200-hour certified), who wish to specialise in pregnancy yoga. Classes will automatically assume that you are comfortable teaching yoga to a group, can confidently lead sun salutations (surya namaskara), and have a good foundation in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. It does not matter if you are currently not teaching.

Q: What will I be qualified to teach upon graduation?

Upon certification from the YogaLondon Pregnancy teacher training you will be able to lead specialised pregnancy yoga classes. You will be able to take students from 15 weeks of pregnancy through to their due date, and to accommodate pregnant students into your regular yoga classes.

Q: I'm a guy. Can I do the training?

Many male yoga teachers want to know if they can do the training. They often think it will be weird for a guy to teach pregnancy yoga. Wrong! Many women enjoy the energy a male teacher brings to pregnancy yoga. The course also offers valuable insights into how to integrate pregnant women into general yoga classes.

Q: I'm pregnant. Can I do the training?

Congratulations! We are happy to accept pregnancy students onto this training course... In fact, pregnant students can find the course to be a delightfully nourishing experience, and other students will learn from your presence.

Q: How are the 85 hours covered on this course?

The YogaLondon Pregnancy Teacher Training is a comprehensive course in which you'll actually complete 120 hours of study - much more than the "minimum required hours". The basic breakdown includes contact hours totalling 85 hours, class observations, Home work/self study, plus attendance at yoga classes/self-practice.

Q: What are the days like on the Teacher Training Course?

The course is intensive and we pack in a lot to our weekends. A typical day on the course would be:

  • 9.00-11.00am Yoga Class
  • 11.00am-11.15am Break
  • 11.15am-13.00pm Theory Class (e.g. techniques theory)
  • 13.00-14.00pm Enjoy lunch
  • 14.00-16.00pm Theory Class (e.g. class sequencing)
  • 16.00-16.15pm Break (time for a cup of tea and cake)
  • 16.15-18:00pm Teaching Methodology/Practice

Q: Do I automatically qualify as a yoga teacher by attending the course?

No, to qualify you are required to:

  • 1. Attend 100% of the course
  • 2. Complete all written homework
  • 3. Observe 3 classes externally and write up observations
  • 4. Assist in 1 yoga class

Q: What if I miss a day?

100% attendance of the course is expected in order to become certified. In some circumstances private lessons may be scheduled with the course leader to cover missed days. One missed day can be covered by four hours of private tuition, at an additional cost of £50 per hour.

Q: Who is YogaLondon accredited with?

YogaLondon is qualified under Yoga Alliance and closely follows curriculum guidelines set forth by this internationally recognised yoga institution. For more details about the curriculum visit our Course Outline.

Q: What are the main differences between the British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance?

Theoretically yoga encompasses many 'paths' to samadhi, or enlightenment. Similarly, qualifications of teaching yoga differ amongst various yoga institutions - the largest of which include The British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance and Yoga Alliance UK. Both are fully recognised bodies in the UK and assure quality of Yoga teaching.

Q: What is the Payment Policy for YogaLondon courses?

No payments are required until you are accepted onto the course. Once accepted you will need to secure your place by paying a deposit of £250. The balance can be paid off in monthly instalments. Acceptable methods of payment include cheque, bank transfer, and credit card.

Q: Do you offer accommodation?

Our main venue, Kagyu Samye Dzong, offers dormitory accommodation at a minimal price. For more information about staying in the centre visit our accommodations page.

Q: May I visit the centre?

We frequently run 'Try Us' sessions on location at our Bermondsey centre, where prospective students may test our Vinyasa Flow style and meet the YogaLondon team. While these are geared towards people embarking on a 200-hour training, we warmly welcome you to attend. You'll enjoy a great flow class, meet our team, and get a feel for our style. Please visit the Try Us page for more details.

Questions? Call us on 020 3286 2534 or Contact us.

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