Workshop for pregnant

Learn and apply 'Prenatal Yoga' techniques at your practice or teaching. (13-14 και 20-21 January 2018)

Who can attend?

The seminar is eligible for certified yoga teachers who have completed 200 hours of studies or are at their first year of studies (200 hours). Also, to nurses, physiotherapists, pregnant women, young mothers or to anyone who wishes to deepen his knowledge in yoga and its benefits during pregnancy.

Instructors

  • Chatzipanagiotou Sophia, Ey Zein owner and Yoga instructor (theory-practice)
  • Zianna Katerina, a fourth cycle graduate student of the Ey Zein school, PE teacher and certified Aerial Yoga instructor.
  • Irene ? Athena Avramidou, midwife and baby-massage instructor IAIM

History

Yoga for pregnancy was not initially considered a separate yoga part worth studying, as pregnancy was perceived as a natural procedure for women. Thus, pregnant women would practice yoga in a regular yoga class together with other students. The emphasis was put on the fact that pregnancy is an absolutely healthy and natural process.

Nowadays, pregnancy is viewed as an illness and women about to enter this phase experience physical, psychological and emotional stress. As a consequence, they encounter difficulties in conceiving or maintaining a smooth pregnancy.

For this reason, EyZein and Ms Chatzipanagiotou have decided upon creating this particular type of prenatal and postnatal yoga workshops.





 

 

 

 

Designing the workshop

Being a prerequisite that pregnancy is the distillation of the nature's wisdom for the species evolution and a most powerful and treasured procedure, those Yoga workshops have been designed through some self-discovery yoga techniques, as yoga is the science or art and philosophy which looks into the nature via a process of self-reflection. During the classes what is established is the uniqueness of every single pregnant woman as well as the period of pregnancy itself along with the need for self-discovery and self-reflection, while special and general knowledge is being offered with regard to the pregnant woman?s anatomy, the mental, emotional and physical support with Hatha yoga practices, pranayama breathing, relaxation and meditation techniques.

The workshop goal

The goal of this workshop is to introduce the yoga teachers - through the appropriate training- to the mysteries of life evolution and to the comprehension of the delivery process and the post-natal rehabilitation with the holistic knowledge that yoga techniques offer. Pregnant women and mothers will fathom the significance of motherhood and the importance of the role which the mother-mature has assigned to them.

Workshop schedule

The workshop takes place in two separate weekends (Total hours 30)

First weekend 13-14 January 2018:

  • Pregnancy anatomy
  • physiology
  • asanas practice
  • yamas, niyamas pregnancy techniques
  • pranayama (breathing techniques),
  • nidra yoga, (relaxation techniques)
  • dharana (concentration techniques),
  • diet

Second weekend 20-21 January 2018:

  • support anatomy
  • physiology
  • labour anatomy
  • asanas practice
  • strengthening, straightening and balancing plank techniques
  • pranayama,
  • dharana, dhyana.
  • Performance and participation of the trainee, exams

Class content

The content of the classes is purely holistic including physical, emotional and mental aspects of oneself, leading the trainee, step by step, to a series of transformations the mother and the baby go through. Pregnancy and birth are then put back in their natural process of life circle.

Following the end of the course graduates are given a manual about yoga and pregnancy.

  • Certification Ceremony
  • In case a trainee fails his exams, he will be assisted by his trainer for the next ones, free of charge.

Ey Zein, an official member of International Yoga Federation, will provide trainees a certification.

Cost: 350 euros (no VAT included)

*300 euros for payments up to 31 December 2017 (no VAT included)

*350 euros for payments after 1st December 2018 (no VAT included)

For reservations, the amount of 150 euros should be deposited up to 10th January.

Information: Tel: 2310 415211 or e-mail: aeta@otenet.gr.