with Cherie Lathy from Yoga Mama,
September 10th-14th 2020
with Cherie Lathy from Yoga Mama,
September 10th-14th 2020

with Yogamama
September 10th-14th
At Yogamoves, Gort, Galway, Ireland

Pregnancy is a natural process and should be as uncomplicated as possible. The healthier and more conscious women are during this time, the greater the likelihood that they will enjoy the experience of pregnancy and giving birth. With this in mind, Yoga Mama runs Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training courses for qualified teachers and health care professionals.

This is an 65-hour course, accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals UK, with a maximum of 18 students per class. This Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training course runs over five full days of classes (9am to 5pm each day). Of these 65 hours, there are 45 contact hours, and 20 non-contact hours.

The objective of the course is to widen qualified yoga teachers’ expertise and complement trained professionals who already support women during pregnancy and birth. In addition, we look at presenting a safe, conscious, healthy approach to yoga during pregnancy, and how to teach it effectively.

During the course, we cover the following topics:

Asana, pranayama (breathing and relaxation techniques)
Sequencing pregnancy and postnatal classes
The dos and don’ts of pregnancy yoga
Propping and assisting pregnant students
Prenatal and postnatal anatomy for yoga
Common ailments associated with pregnancy
Setting up classes for pregnant students

We create an environment that promotes dynamic and interactive learning from the start. In addition, we also encourage students with positive feedback, individual attention and support. Each session reflects a specific content focus. Therefore, students must attend all sessions in order to qualify to teach pregnancy yoga.

Once students have completed the course, we strongly advise them to start teaching as soon as possible. This will help them to cement the connection to what they have learnt during the course.

The Yoga Mama Pregnancy Yoga Training Programme teaches women how to overcome difficulties they may encounter during pregnancy. Professionals from different areas will show how to create a supportive environment for pregnant women. This enables them to take from their own strengths and embrace their innate ability to care for themselves and their baby from pregnancy into motherhood. Feeling at ease with their body and emotions, they will be better equipped to make well-informed choices throughout their pregnancy and when giving birth.

The course is suitable for yoga teachers who already have a yoga teaching qualification. We may also consider applications from midwives and health professionals who have a strong personal yoga practice.

Prior to the start of the Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training course, students are required to do some pre-course reading and class observations. Assessment on the course is ongoing and includes watching taught classes and writing up observations, submitting a satisfactory class plan designed especially for pregnant women, and teaching a class that will be observed and assessed by the course tutors.

Students are expected to attend and participate in all classes in the schedule. If a session is missed, it must be retaken at a later date in order to qualify to teach pregnancy yoga. Students should successfully complete all assessments.

General Price – €880
Early Bird Rates –  €800 (if paid in full before July 31st )
Deposit – €300

Candidates can apply to enrol on the Yoga Mama Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training course by emailing You will be sent an application form which you are required to fill in, in addition to  submitting a copy of your yoga teacher certificate in a suitable format (.pdf, .doc, .docx, .png, .jpg). Failure to provide this information slows down the application process.
Data Protection
The information that you provide us with on this form will:
Remain strictly confidential. It will be stored securely and will only be viewed by The Green Lotus Yoga course administrators when verifying your eligibility to undertake the Yoga Mama Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training Course.
Yoga Mama or Green Lotus Yoga will not pass this data on to third parties. However, on completion of the course we may ask you permission to share your details with our governing body, Yoga Alliance Professionals.
You can request a copy of the data that we have stored on file at any time by contacting Cherie Lathy (course director) at
TERMS AND CONDITIONS – Enrolments, bookings and cancellations
When applying for a place on the Yoga Mama Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training course, you must provide course administrators with a copy of your Yoga Teacher Training certificate, along with your completed and signed application form.
You must commit to attending the entire course and complete all assessments required in order to receive your certificate.
On enrolment for the Yoga Mama Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training course, a deposit of €300 is required.
You may cancel this booking up to 30 days before the course start date. However, there will be an administration fee of €25.
If you wish to cancel within 30 days of the start date, you will not be entitled to a refund, unless there is a waiting list for this course.
Courses will only be run if there are sufficient numbers, in which case you will be refunded the full value of your course.


YOGAMOVES is in a small town on the west of Ireland called Gort. It lies between Galway, Clare and Limerick and is close to Shannon airport for international students. One of the wonderful things about Gort is that is lies at the edge of the Burren, one of the most incredible places on the planet, famous for its flowers and fauna. Gort also has some great restaurants and cafes, our favourite being the Gallery Cafe across the road in the square. Accommodation options tend to be cheaper here than in the surrounding bigger cities and we get away with free parking. 

For people travelling, there are a few accommodation options.

          O Sullivan’s Hotel is just cross the road form the studio in the main square in Gort

The Lady Gregory this is a very traditional Irish hotel.  Offering 87 ensuite comfortable bedrooms.  There is a very nice restaurant and also a Spa & Pool.  Room rate varies depending on the time of year and length of stay.

Woodley Bnb– a cheap and cheerful up the road, prices as low as €25 per night.

There is also Air BnB options in or close to the town. Air BnB offer private rooms in homes or entire houses that could be shared. We can help group people together for Air BnB. Just let us know you are interested in this option and we can help advise.  

Traveling to Gort, Co Galway

To look at various ways to get around Ireland use ‘Get there‘  This is a great, easy to use, website that will help you see the different travel routes and options from any area in Ireland.  It also shows you all the time tables for the various routes.

Bus Ereann is the nation bus company 

Irish Rail is the national rail service

Galway City to Gort 

There is a regular bus service running from Galway, Eyre Square Bus station to Gort.  It takes 40 minutes.  So if you decide to stay in Galway City you could commute to your training.

By Air 

There are 3 main airports in Ireland that would offer International services from most destinations. Dublin Airport would be the largest and has a more regular international service than Shannon or Cork.

Shannon Airport – This is the closest Airport to Gort.  It has a very good direct bus service that will take approximately 1 hour.  

Dublin Airport – 3.5hrs away from Gort.  With the option of bus or train links.  Trains are from Hueston Station in the centre of Dublin City. They operate a direct service to Gort with a journey time of 3 hours.

Cork Airport – the furthest from Gort.  It does however run a good bus service but would take 4 hours

Car Hire or Taxi

If you do not wish to travel independently then you could consider either renting a car or hiring a private taxi.  Where possible we would see if others were arriving around the same time and look at car pooling or sharing a taxi to help with the cost.  Prices would vary depending on your pick up location.  

By Road

There is a good road network across Ireland. Gort would be close to Galway, which is linked to motorways.  Google maps offers the best route service to Gort

For more help with any travel arrangements please email us on

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