About this course
More than one in four couples worldwide experience infertility and of those a large majority experience the challenging journey of using IVF and other Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART).
Many women are beginning to realise that practicing yoga during this time provides them with physical and emotional support and can even enhance their reproductive health.
As a fertility yoga teacher, it is important to have an understanding of the various types, terminology, treatments and possible side effects of ART that women will have experienced. By the time women come to a fertility yoga class they will most likely have been on a rollercoaster of emotions, stress and physical challenges and will require sensitivity and understanding.
This advance release module from our Online Level 2 Yoga for Fertility Teacher Training course (due to be released in 2020) is presented by experienced fertility yoga teacher Tanya Neate and will provide you with the knowledge you need to confidently guide women in a fertility yoga class. Having had to overcome her own fertility challenges, Tanya is a source of inspiration and experience. She brings light to whom a potential client is, what they may have already experienced and what they will be looking for in a fertility yoga class.
In this module Tanya details the specifics of tests and treatments women may be offered including IVF, IUI, medications and surgery and how yoga can support ART outcomes. You will find out which asanas are particularly beneficial for fertility as well as sample class plans, an audio visualisation and led pranayama.
This module will help you understand the journey of women undergoing ART, both from a medical and an emotional perspective, and how you can best support them during a fertility yoga class.
- 1 x 45 minute Online Video Lecture with Fertility Yoga Specialist, Tanya Neate: “Helping your clients through the challenges of ART” with accompanying powerpoint handout.
- 1 x 30minute Online Video Lecture with Fertility Yoga Specialist, Tanya Neate: “Understanding ART – Treatments & Possible Side Effects” with accompanying powerpoint handout.
- 1 x 23 minute Online Video Lecture with Fertility Yoga Specialist, Tanya Neate: “Yoga for Fertility & ART – Case Studies” with accompanying powerpoint handout.
- 2 x beautifully illustrated sample sequences
- 7 minute Audio Recording & Script – Belly Breath practice
- 7 minute Audio Recording & Script – Ovarian and Womb Cleansing Visualisation
- Quizzes to test your knowledge of the content included in the course
Course comprises 5 non-contact hours in total, which can count towards required CPD (Continuing Professional Development) hours for Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia members (certificate of completion issued upon completion of the course content and quizzes).
This special professional development module provides important guidelines for teaching yoga for students who are undergoing ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology) treatment for fertility. It covers the following content:
- What you need to know about IVF and ART to teach Yoga for Fertility
- Who your client is, and what they are looking for from a Yoga for Fertility class
- Yoga and its relationship to ART outcomes
- The effect of ART on women and couples
- Therapeutic principles and tools for Fertility Yoga for ART
- ART Treatments and Possible Side Effects
Once you’ve enrolled and your payment is confirmed, you’ll be sent an email with your log-in details to log into our special student section of the website where you can get started with your course.
Our Supporting IVF with Fertility Yoga Module is easy to navigate – it’s all clearly laid out and you don’t have to be a ‘techy’ person to figure it out!
This extension module consists of 3 modules, with a short quiz included at the end of the each module. The quizzes are designed to help you consolidate the knowledge we share with you. An 80% pass mark is required, but don’t worry, the quizzes are multiple choice/ true-false and you can re-do them as many times as you need to.
Once you’ve reviewed all the content and passed the quizzes, you just need to give us your feedback (your feedback is sooo important to us!) and then you’ll receive your Completion Certificate that you can either print out or keep digitally to send to registration bodies (eg: Yoga Alliance / Yoga Australia) to gain all-important CPD (Continuing Professional Development Points). The hours on your Completion Certificate for which you’ll be able claim CPDs are 5 non-contact hours.
A Completion Certificate (PDF electronic file) is provided once you’ve completed the course. The total course hours on this completion certificate is 5 non-contact hours.
Members of both Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia are required to complete ongoing professional development to keep their membership current. By completing our Bliss Baby Yoga Online Extension Modules, teachers are able to accrue some of these necessary professional development hours as well as enhance their knowledge and skills in this specialised area of women’s health.
(The following information re: Yoga Australia and Yoga Alliance requirements for CPD was true at the time of publishing – please check the Yoga Australia and Yoga Alliance websites via links below to confirm their requirements).
For Yoga Australia members, 12 CPD points (Continuing Professional Development) must be accrued each year to keep your membership active. These can be accrued through contact or non-contact hours of study. Our Online Fertility Yoga & ART Module is non-contact study, however as our course includes an assessment component (online quizzes), for Yoga Australia members (as per their Continuing Education Policy) the hours spent completing our course are counted as contact hours, core to yoga teaching (1 point per hour). This Online Extension Module is 5 hours, so Yoga Australia members will accrue 5 CPD points.
For Yoga Alliance members, according to their Continuing Education Requirements, every 3 years starting from your initial date of registration, each RYT and E-RYT must complete and log a minimum of:
- 45 hours teaching yoga, and
- 30 hours of yoga related training that is directly related to one of the Educational Categories, of which:
Our Online Supporting IVF with Fertility Yoga Module (5 non-contact hours) can therefore cover 5 of the 20 non-contact hours of study and contribute to these CPD requirements.
PLEASE NOTE that our Bliss Baby Yoga training courses are designed as post-graduate study for qualified yoga teachers, and are not alone designed to qualify graduates to teach prenatal / postnatal / fertility / restorative yoga classes to the public if they are not yet a qualified yoga teacher (having completed a minimum Level 1 / 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training).
The pre-requisite to enrol in our courses is at least 6-12 months consistent prior yoga practice experience – so that you are familiar with the basic postures / practices / terminology and can therefore gain the most from this training. We strongly recommend undertaking a 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training in addition to our specialised teaching before teaching any public classes, so that you can be insured as a qualified yoga teacher. We highly recommended undertaking this module in conjunction with or following completion of our Bliss Baby Yoga Online Level 1 Yoga for Fertility Teacher Training course or equivalent study.
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For answers to Frequently Asked Questions about our Online Extension Module course delivery and accreditation, including the following, please click here.
What previous graduates say about our Supporting IVF and ART with Fertility Yoga Module:
“I loved this module. It was very informative, specifically regarding poses and meditations. I have listened to the meditations a few times now and, combined with the poses, I feel confident and restored. Tanya is wonderfully aware of what ART parents are going through. Having gone through IVF 6 times, I can tell you, she GETS it.” – Heidi, USA
“I really enjoyed this course. I loved the combination of yogic philosophy, nurturing and science. I really liked the case studies – it gave me a much greater understanding of what women undergoing ART may be experiencing and how yoga can support that. Thank you for a beautiful course and for sharing your knowledge.” – Kimberley, NSW, Australia
“I very much enjoyed this specific part of the Fertility Yoga training as it gave me a better idea of what my students might be going through, helping me understand the importance of addressing their current physical and emotional state in order to offer them the most tailored yoga practice and answer their needs for each step of the ART process. It was just the right amount of information, without going into too much medical details, yet proving enough to have an idea of what the different ART routes are. Tanya is great, and I can tell by the softness of her voice that she cares a lot about the topic.” – Perrine, France
“I found this module very easy reading, extremely informative, clearly heartfelt and beautifully delivered. I feel confident in supporting women who are on their journey with fertility and ART. Thank you so much for creating this online program.” – Fiona, QLD, Australia
“As a woman and yoga teacher who is undergoing fertility treatment, it was an insight into how to teach and encourage my students to keep a positive mindset to allow them opportunities for a healthy retrieval and pregnancy. Tanya – you are very informative and speak clearly. Thank you for a great training.” – Larrelle, UK
What previous Yoga for Fertility Teacher Training graduates say about our course facilitator, Tanya Neate:
“The sessions with Tanya were informative, inspiring, and so lovingly presented, thank you.” – Annie, Yoga Teacher, Melbourne, Australia
“Tanya was incredible. She shared a wonderful balance of her personal story with research, and reference back to yoga.” – Anonymous
“Tanya was so inspiring, humble, encouraging, engaging and authentic. The training was so informative, and I will be a more sensitive yoga teacher because of it. It was very comprehensive, and I feel confident and inspired to start teaching yoga for fertility in my community.” – Danielle, QLD, Australia
“I really appreciated Tanya’s expertise in teaching fertility yoga. There was a wealth of information in the notes that she provided as well as in her thoughtful responses to our questions.” – Rosalind, Victoria, Australia
“I thought Tanya was a great facilitator. So knowledgeable, and I especially appreciated her willingness to share and answer questions about her own journey. She was kind, approachable and supportive.” – Kirsty, QLD, Australia
What fertility yoga students say about our course facilitator, Tanya Neate:
“Tanya is a warm and approachable teacher. She creates a peaceful and soothing atmosphere which is conducive to before class chatting for those so inclined, but which during class also fosters the inner silence and focus I am seeking in my practice. Being on a fertility journey can make the body a hard place to live, and Tanya’s class has been an anchor point in my week. I looked forward to the class as it approached, and I enjoyed the benefits for days afterwards. The gentle support of other women in the class has also been fostered beautifully by Tanya – never intrusive but always gentle and kind. Tanya has remarkable skills in devising classes which target the needs of women on a fertility journey. Now, however, I think that all women would benefit from her classes.” – Felicity, Melbourne
“I wholeheartedly recommend the fertility yoga classes conducted by Tanya. All of Tanya’s classes were excellent; her voice is so relaxing and she explains all of the benefits associated with each yoga position from a fertility perspective. Each class was different and I learnt so much, particularly in relation to how to let go, which can be difficult with a toddler in tow and continued fertility issues. I was also able to utilise the techniques that I learnt in classes at home, which was wonderful. I am also happy to report that on finishing the fertility yoga program I was pregnant following an IVF cycle that I undertook while taking Tanya’s classes. Wonderful classes and an amazing teacher! Thank you Tanya.” – Nichola, Melbourne
Who is this course for
This module offers valuable professional development for yoga teachers and associated health professionals who would like to deepen their understanding of IVF and other Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) including the terminology, treatments and possible side effects. You’ll learn the guidelines for teaching Fertility Yoga classes with consideration of the possible emotional and physical states class participants undergoing ART treatment may be experiencing.
The information offered in this course can also be helpful for yoga practitioners who are on a journey to conceive, or undergoing ART treatment themselves.
This module is an advance release module from our Bliss Baby Yoga Online Level 2 Yoga for Fertility Teacher Training course (due out mid 2020) and complements and extends on the information included in our Online Level 1 Yoga for Fertility Teacher Training course.
We highly recommend to study this module in conjunction with (or after) our Online L1 Yoga for Fertility Teacher Training course, and also compliments our Online Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training course and Online L1 Restorative Yoga Teacher Training course.
Tanya Neate has spent over 10 years passionately pursuing knowledge of how to employ the power of yoga to support the fertility health of women. The journey began as a personal quest to find a way to overcome her own fertility challenges. What she discovered was so empowering and transformative, she wondered why fertility yoga classes were nowhere to be found!
It was this experience that inspired her dream to become a yoga teacher and share these practices with other women dealing with infertility. Tanya’s mission is to make fertility yoga classes as accessible as prenatal yoga now is.
Tanya has undertaken extensive hatha yoga teacher training and many specialised trainings in yoga for women’s health, including our Bliss Baby Yoga 100 hour Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training. She is a qualified and registered counsellor and is currently studying and working under mentorship in the field of yoga therapy.
Tanya runs weekly fertility yoga, prenatal yoga and postnatal mums and bubs yoga classes, as well as yoga for women’s health classes from her Melbourne-based studio Moon Tribe Yoga.
Tanya is a Skype facilitator for our Online L1 Yoga for Fertility Teacher Training course, and lead presenter for our Yoga for Fertility and A.R.T online module (an advance module from our L2 Yoga for Fertility Teacher Training course).
“The sessions with Tanya were informative, inspiring, and so lovingly presented, thank you.”
— Annie, VIC, Australia
Choose from purchase options below —stand-alone or course bundle options
All prices are in Australian dollars and include GST for Australian residents.
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Level 1 Yoga for Fertility Teacher Training course
Supporting IVF with Fertility Yoga Module (AU$59 – special bundle price)
Pelvic Floor Anatomy & Physiology for Women’s Health Module (AU$49 – special bundle price)
Level 1 Yoga for Fertility Teacher Training course (AU$199)
Level 1 Restorative Yoga Teacher Training course (AU$201 – special bundle price)
Supporting IVF with Fertility Yoga Module (AU$59 – special bundle price)
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After completing the final quiz you’ll be prompted to complete a Feedback Form on the website and then, congratulations! You’re done! You will receive your course Completion Certificate that you can either print out or keep digitally to send to registration bodies (eg: Yoga Alliance / Yoga Australia) to gain all-important CPD (Continuing Professional Development Points).