Postnatal Yoga Certificate
Postnatal Yoga Certificate
The Postnatal Yoga Certificate Course will be offered in the Face-to-Face/Blended format in Zürich or as a purely Online training for those who do not wish/cannot travel. Online sessions will be streamed over Zoom. Gisela teaches the training in English, but speaks and understands German well. Those who wish to do their coursework in German are welcome to do so.
Friday 2.9.22 - 19 - 21h CET - Online only
Saturday 3.9.22 - 9 - 15h CET - In-person OR online
Sunday 4.9.22 - 9 - 15h CET - In-person OR online
Saturday 10.9.22 - 9 - 13h CET - Online only Practice Day
Course Venue for in-person sessions:
Pilates Zürich, Friedaustr. 17, 8003 Zürich
15+ credit hours live specialized training
12+ hours of guided self-study with mentoring
Online Modules + additional digital resources
Video recordings of live sessions
Detailed feedback and marking of coursework
Digital printable comprehensive Manual in English
Access to Member Resources and FB Groups
For details about diploma and coursework requirements please read the course outline here.
We require a minimum of 6 and can take a maximum of 16 participants. The maximum number of in-person participants will be determined according to the Federal Office of Health regulations at the time.
Birthlight Postnatal Yoga
Birthlight offers original adaptations of classic yoga practices for women from pre-conception through to the postnatal year. Yoga is deployed holistically to enhance women’s body/mind transformation throughout maternity. Nurture, calm strength and balance are our priorities.
The Postnatal Yoga Certificate covers the postpartum and early postnatal period through to the end of the postnatal year. Holistic adaptations of yoga at this pivotal time support mother-baby bonding and promote women’s long-term health and well-being. For a full description of the Perinatal Yoga Diploma Course and requirements please click here.
The course includes:
The benefits of postnatal yoga
Yoga philosophy for the transition to motherhood
Fundamentals of postnatal specific anatomy
Fundamentals of physiology
Asana modifications, variations and adjustments
Relaxation and breathing exercises for childbirth recovery and beyond
Use of props, safety guidelines, do’s and dont's
Your Birthlight Tutor
Gisela began teaching Prenatal Yoga in 2005. Becoming pregnant herself a couple of years later allowed her to experience firsthand the profound effects of the Birthlight approach. After certifying in Perinatal Yoga in 2009, she went on to certify in Postnatal and Well Woman Yoga as well as Nurturing Baby Massage and Baby Yoga.
Gisela has been training teachers in Perinatal Yoga since 2016 and is the Birthlight Training Coordinator for Switzerland. She is a certified childbirth Doula and mother to two teenies. She has had the pleasure of sharing Birthlight Yoga with mothers and families in Zürich for over 15 years. She continues to offer weekly classes in Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga, Baby Massage and Baby Yoga. Visit Gisela's website to find out more about her and her course offering both online and in-person, www.yogadoula.ch