About this course
Learn from two highly experienced and passionate Bliss Baby Yoga Trainers, Lisa Fitzpatrick and Jennifer Allen, in this package of specialised online lectures that will consolidate and enhance your knowledge in prenatal and postnatal yoga therapy.
For many yoga teachers and practitioners the science of anatomy and physiology can be daunting, perplexing, or just plain boring. Not so with Anatomy and Physiology specialists, Lisa and Jennifer. These two experts bring this often dry subject to life, making it interesting, easy-to-understand, and enjoyable!
Enjoy a total of four hours of informative online lectures that are jam-packed with both the theoretical and practical understanding of the female pelvis and lower back structure and function in pregnancy and post-partum.
This extension module will enhance your understanding and skills in working confidently, and most importantly, safely with your pregnant and new mother yoga clients.
- 1 x 2 hr Online Video Lecture with Physiotherapist and Yoga Teacher, Lisa Fitzpatrick: “Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Therapy A” with accompanying powerpoint handout (includes clear diagrams and key treatment recommendations).
- 1 x 2 hr Online Video Lecture with experienced pre & postnatal Yoga Teacher and Teacher Trainer, Jennifer Allen: “Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Therapy B” with accompanying detailed handout (includes 4 x beautifully illustrated prenatal & postnatal case study sequences).
- Bonus notes on yoga for prolapse by Bliss Baby Yoga Director Ana Davis.
- Final quiz to test your knowledge of the content included in the course.
Course comprises 4 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 final quiz).
In this special extension module, deepen your understanding of the following elements of prenatal and postnatal yoga therapy:
- Anatomy and physiology of the female pelvis—bones and joints of the pelvis, and the key pelvic floor muscles; includes a deeper understanding of pelvic floor toning and breath-work.
- The esoteric physiology of the pelvic and abdominal areas—bandhas and chakras and mind-body connection.
- Key abdominal and core muscles—“the cylinder of control”
- Recognising and treating the common prenatal/ postnatal conditions of:
- Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction (SIJ)
- Symphysis Pubis Diastasis (SPD)
- Diastasis Recti (‘split abdominals’)
- Sciatica and Piformis Syndrome
- General lumbar pain Prolapse
- Prenatal & Postnatal Case Studies—applied anatomy and physiology for specific case studies drawn from real-life scenarios; includes sample postures and sequence that are safe and appropriate for common prenatal and postnatal back and pelvic conditions. Jennifer also looks at the related emotional and lifestyle factors.
- Jennifer shares her wealth of wisdom and experience around offering safe, mindful postures and breathing practices for specific, real-life scenarios (drawn from her own teaching experience).
- Jennifer generously shares a slew of practical prenatal and postnatal teaching-tips, including ways to incorporate the yoga props to enhance the therapeutic benefits of the recommended postures.
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 Anatomy & Physiology Extension 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 2 modules with a short quiz after the second module. The quiz is designed to help you consolidate the knowledge we share with you. An 80% pass mark is required, but don’t worry, the quiz is multiple choice/ true-false and you can re-do it as many times as you need to.
Once you’ve reviewed all the content and passed the quiz, 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 hours.
What past course participants say
“Amazing speakers and I feel so inspired and filled up after listening to these passionate women speak on topics they clearly love as well as being knowledgeable in. I’m currently teaching in a small rural area and often get mums joining us after baby (new and long term students). I definitely feel I have a few more tools and am now more aware of ways of guiding them in their yoga practice after baby.”— Felicity, NZ
About Lisa’s Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Therapy Part A Lecture:
“I have already incorporated some of the information in my classes and found the session very informative. I could feel (Lisa’s) warmth and authenticity through the computer! The Online Lectures are very convenient and effective – and allow me to learn from home while my husband looks after our 10 month old! Thank you for giving me this time to learn more and nourish my yoga practice and teaching—I am gathering so much from these lectures.”—Alison, Melbourne
About Jennifer’s Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Therapy Part B Lecture:
“Another fantastic lecture (Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Therapy Part B – Case Studies). It’s great to have sequences for specific problems as a go-to to take the best care of students with SPD or SIJ pain. Jennifer was great, definitely 10 out of 10. Friendly, knowledgable and explained things really well.”—Felicity, NZ
“I love having this opportunity!! Thank you thank you!”—Kate, Japan
Who is this course for
This module offers valuable professional development for already qualified prenatal and postnatal yoga teachers, helping deepen your knowledge and practically applicable teaching skills.
This module is also an ideal complement to the Bliss Baby Yoga Online Complete (Prenatal & Postnatal) Yoga Course as it extends upon the information covered within this course.
This module may also be of interest to experienced pregnant or postnatal yoga practitioners seeking extra understanding of their own prenatal/post partum bodies and how yoga can support them.
And it may also be of benefit to women’s health workers in related fields—eg: midwives, physiotherapists, massage therapists.
Lisa Fitzpatrick is a physiotherapist, best selling author, mother of two, yoga teacher, yoga teacher trainer (specialising in Anatomy & Physiology), and business coach who revels in supporting women to find their soul purpose. Lisa is a sought-after Anatomy & Physiology teacher, featuring as a specialty presenter on yoga teacher training courses throughout Australia.
Lisa has over 20 years experience working with people to improve health by promoting Mind-Body awareness. She has a specialised interest in women’s health, well-being and spiritual consciousness, and has a talent for making complex anatomical concepts simple and fun. As the founder of Sacred Women’s Business, a coaching and training business, Lisa provides coaching for intelligent and conscious entrepreneurs with a legacy.
Kind words about Lisa from our graduates:
“Lisa is so inspiring! She is so knowledgeable, an excellent presenter, and a beautiful person inside and out. I would love to spend more time learning from Lisa.” – Prue Stone
Jennifer Allen is an E-RYT 500 / RPYT certified yoga teacher and yoga therapist, and teaches a variety of classes in Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga, Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga, Yoga Therapy and mat/reformer Pilates. Jennifer has worked as a Senior Bliss Baby Yoga Prenatal, Postnatal and Restorative Yoga course facilitator, and teacher trainer for Byron Yoga Centre Yoga Teacher Training courses in Australia and internationally. Jennifer now facilitates her own Jayayoga 200 hr and 300 hr YTT courses through her studio in Auckland, New Zealand.
As a mother of two, Jennifer has experienced first-hand the many benefits of a regular yoga practice to support her through the amazing journey of pregnancy, birth and motherhood, and is keen to share her knowledge and experience.
Kind words about Jennifer from our course graduates:
Ana Davis (E-RYT 500, RPYT, Yoga Australia Registered Level 3 Senior teacher, qualified Doula, Dip. Remedial Massage, B.A. Honours) has long been passionate about exploring the benefits of yoga and meditation for women’s monthly and life cycles.
Ana has been a keen yoga practitioner since 1990, teaching yoga since 1996, and in 2005 founded Bliss Baby Yoga – offering specialised yoga teacher training courses in the areas of Prenatal, Postnatal, Restorative and Women’s Yoga. In 2013, Ana also founded Moving with the Moon which offers workshops and classes on yoga for the menstrual cycle, menopause and fertility.
Ana is currently writing her first book, “Moving with the Moon: Nurturing Yoga, Movement and Meditation for Every Phase of your Menstrual Cycle”, due for release in 2018.
Ana, a mother-of-one, is passionate about sharing the benefits and joys of yoga for every stage of one’s life journey.
Kind words about Ana from our course graduates:
“Ana’s knowledge is amazing and she is able to convey it to students. I felt I was in good, capable hands.” – Julie
Choose from two purchase options—stand-alone or bundled with the Online Complete Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training Course
All prices are in Australian dollars and include GST for Australian residents.
Your payment will be processed securely through PayPal. Pay via Credit Card (check-out as a guest – no PayPal account required), or via your PayPal account.
Prenatal and Postnatal Anatomy & Physiology Extension Module
Online Complete Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training course (AU$455)
Prenatal and Postnatal Anatomy & Physiology Extension Module (AU$45 – special bundle price).
HOW DO I ENROLL & GET STARTED?
Register and pay the full course fee. You can pay securely online with credit card via PayPal, or by bank transfer, or mail a cheque. When you register you’ll be asked to create your own user name and password.
Once your payment has been confirmed, you’ll receive an email authorising you to login. When you log in, dowloading your online material – the Course Manual, Course Guide and audio lectures.
We’ll send out your hard-copy resources (additional audiovisual material) within 4 working days of confirmation of your purchase. Please note, we send via standard mail and your package may take several days (within Australia) and two weeks (for international orders) to arrive after dispatch. You can pay to have your materials express-posted.
Enjoy the learning! You can work entirely at your own pace, but remember, you have a total of 6 months to complete the course.
4: Case Study
Once you’ve completed all of the audio/video lectures and all homework tasks, you’ll be prompted to email us and request your Major Case Study Assignment. We’ll email you the instructions for this final assignment. Depending on how thorough you are and how quickly you work, you’ll probably want to allow about 5 hours to complete the Online Complete final assignment, and about about 2 – 2.5 hours to complete the Postnatal final assignment.
5: Final Session
When you’ve finished your Case Study Assignment just email it to us and once we’ve marked it we’ll contact you to schedule your personal Skype session with a Bliss Baby Facilitator.
After you’ve had your skype feedback and question & answer session – you’re done! Congratulations! We’ll mail you your course completion certificate.