About this course
Taught by a Nutritionist and an Ayurvedic Practitioner, this online extension-learning package consists of two online lectures—’Preconception, Pregnancy and Postpartum Nutrition’ and ‘Ayurveda for Pregnancy and Birth‘. Along with these informative and inspiring lectures the course includes detailed written notes, and aims to deepen your understanding of how nutrition, as well as an understanding of a woman’s constitutional ‘type’, from both the holistic western and eastern perspectives, can support women on the journey to motherhood.
This special extension module is designed as complementary knowledge for prenatal/postnatal yoga teachers, fertility yoga teachers, birth workers, and any women’s health professional. It can be undertaken in conjunction (either before or after) with our Bliss Baby Yoga Online Prenatal and Postnatal Teacher Training Courses, our Bliss Baby Yoga Online Yoga for Fertility Training Course, or as a stand-alone course.
*Please note, it does not equip you to give Ayurvedic or nutritional advice to students.
Module 1: Preconception, pregnancy and postpartum nutrition
Nutritionist and yoga teacher Kaye Waterhouse offers a wealth of information on how the right kind of nutrition can support women throughout the journey of preconception, during pregnancy, and into new motherhood.
Kaye’s online lecture offers a detailed analysis of the unique nutritional needs of women and is packed with fascinating statistics and science-based information and covers:
- Important nutrients for optimal fertility
- Key nutrients for pregnancy to support healthy development of the baby-in-utero and optimum vitality and energy for the mother-to-be
- Key nutrients for breastfeeding mothers
- Important information on the connection between our hormonal system and nervous system to support optimal health during preconception and pregnancy
- Understanding healthy weight gain (or not) during pregnancy
- Food safety for pregnancy
- Supporting nausea / morning sickness with nutrition
- Understanding the prenatal and postpartum conditions of Gestational Diabetes, Preeclampsia and Postnatal Depression and how to support these conditions with nutrition
- Benefits of breastfeeding
What students say about Kaye’s lecture:
“Kaye was 10 out of 10, she knows her stuff and was able to cover a huge amount in a short lecture time.” – Felicity West
“Obviously a very well-versed professional,” – Kate O’Callaghan
Module 2: Ayurveda for Pregnancy and Birth
In Emma Grant’s online lecture you will gain a fascinating insight into how an understanding of Ayurveda, the ancient sister-science to yoga, can support women during their pregnancy, during labour and into motherhood.
Senior Bliss Baby Yoga Facilitator and Ayurvedic Practitioner Emma Grant has a talent for simplifying and demystifying the principles of Ayurveda and adapting them to the unique needs of pregnant and birthing women.
This comprehensive session includes the following content:
- Understanding your unique ‘dosha’ (Ayurvedic constitution)
- Dietary measures and natural health tools (including yoga) to balance an excess in each of the three ‘doshas’ and 5 elements.
- Key Ayurvedic dietary tips for a balanced and healthy pregnancy
- Ayurvedic tips for supporting different constitutional types of women in labour
After joining this online lecture, choc-full of simple, yet profound wisdom, you will undoubtedly experience some ‘aha’ moments about your own personality and health, whether you are pregnant or not.
For prenatal yoga teachers, you will receive a deeper understanding of how the natural health modality of Ayurveda can support your pregnant students in their daily lives, in your prenatal yoga classes, and even in the birthing room.
There are comprehensive notes accompanying this session as well as a handy (and enlightening!) questionnaire to determine your own unique ‘dosha’, or Ayurvedic constitution, including any health imbalances you may have developed.
Praise for Emma’s lecture:
“This session offered great content for helping prenatal mums in my yoga sessions. Emma Grant sounds lovely and personable and she seems to really know women.” – Maria Van De Munckhof
- 1 x 1 hr 45 min online video lecture with Nutritionist and Yoga Teacher Kaye Waterhouse: “Preconception, Pregnancy and Postpartum Nutrition”
- Accompanying detailed notes
- 1 x 1 hr 50 min online video lecture with Ayurvedic Practitioner and Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Emma Grant: “Ayurveda for Pregnancy and Birth”
- Accompanying detailed notes including a special Dosha Questionnaire (determine what your unique Ayurvedic ‘dosha’ or constitution is).
- 2 x short quizzes to test your understanding and to help you integrate the knowledge covered in the two lectures
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 final quiz).
Because we understand that you’re fitting this course around other commitments that may include yoga teaching, working, or being a mother, you have 12 months to complete this course, and the information and resources in this course downloadable (yours to keep forever). How you pace your study-load, that’s up to you, and what works best for your lifestyle.
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 Perinatal Nutrition and Ayurveda 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 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 questions are 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 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 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.
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 Perinatal Nutrition & Ayurveda Extension 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, ‘related’ to yoga teaching (1 point per 2 hours of training). This Online Extension Module is 5 hours, so Yoga Australia members will accrue 2.5 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 Perinatal Nutrition & Ayurveda Extension Module (5 non-contact hours) can therefore count towards the 20 non-contact hours of study and contribute to these CPD requirements. (Please note – Yoga Alliance does not count nutrition content towards CPD points, therefore 4 of the 5 hours included in this course can be used for required CPD hours, with a breakdown of the Yoga Alliance Education Category hours listed on the certificate of completion).
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 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. This Extension Module is recommended to be taken in conjunction with or following completion of our Bliss Baby Yoga Online Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training course or equivalent study.
FAQ: Can I get RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) registration with Yoga Alliance by completing the Online Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training course / Extension Modules?
Read more about accreditation here.
For answers to Frequently Asked Questions about our Online Extension Module course delivery and accreditation, including the following, please click here.
Who is this course for
This module offers valuable professional development for already qualified prenatal, fertility and postnatal yoga teachers, helping deepen your background knowledge to better support your students.
It is also suitable for pregnant women, or those wishing to conceive, offering a rich array of tips and inspiration on how the right kind of healthy, balanced diet along with an understanding of the principles of Ayurveda can support your health and wellbeing during your pregnancy and can also prepare you for birth and motherhood.
This module is also an ideal complement to the Bliss Baby Yoga Online Complete (Prenatal & Postnatal) Yoga Course or the Online Yoga for Fertility Course as it extends upon the information covered within these courses.
And it may also be of benefit to women’s health workers in related fields—eg: midwives, doulas, physiotherapists, massage therapists..
Note, you do not need any prior knowledge of Ayurveda to undertake this course and it does not equip you to give Ayurvedic or nutritional advice to your students.
Kaye Waterhouse is a passionate Nutritionist, Wellness Coach, Writer, Yoga Teacher and Studio Director & Owner of Vital Beat Yoga in Perth WA, and Mama of one.
Food is her religion, and she guides women – mothers in particular – to make simple, yet life-altering changes to their lives through the healing power of whole foods. Her mission is to empower women to take ownership of their own health and that of their families, by offering them the tools and advice necessary to create their own happy, healthy life.
She believes in growing food, shopping locally, chemical free living, and fostering abundance and enjoyment of eating rather than deprivation and guilt.
Kind words about Kaye from our course graduates:
Emma Grant has been practicing yoga since 1996 and teaching since 2001. She has trained and studied with Swami Satchidananda of Integral Yoga in the U.S., Pattahbi Jois of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and Desikachar, son of Krishnamacharya in India.
Upon returning to Sydney, Emma was offered to teach a prenatal yoga class and within a month she was pregnant with her first child. She has maintained her practice of Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda throughout her 2 pregnancies and into motherhood. She has trained in pregnancy and postnatal yoga, iRest Level 1, and has studied Ayurveda at Naturecare College (Sydney), as well as with Ayurvedic Doctors in India.
Emma founded a womens studio in Byron Bay, Red Tent Yoga which she ran and taught in for 8 years, and now continues in the form of local classes and online courses.
Emma works as a Senior Bliss Baby Yoga teacher trainer in the areas of Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga internationally, and teaches regular Prenatal, Postnatal, Mums n Bubs and Mums n Toddlers yoga classes in Byron Bay.
Kind words about Emma from our course graduates:
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