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IST day Pregnant woman in a mixed Class

21st March 2020
at Ardleigh House Community Ass

IST day Pregnant woman in a mixed Class

Tutor: Zoe Knott

Date: 21st March 2020

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Location: Ardleigh House Community Ass

Type of Event: IST Days

Places Available: 20

IST Courses  Zoe knott 


What happens when a pregnant woman arrives at your mixed ability yoga class? Are you happy or concerned?

This IST considers the pros and cons of including a pregnant woman in your general class, looks at the BWY Guidelines, considers the physiological changes that occur during pregnancy which informs the necessary modifications to enable you to feel happy to welcome a pregnant woman in your class.

Aims of the Morning

To teach:
1. The physiological changes that occur in pregnancy.
2. Why, how and when to modify for pregnancy.


Those attending will:
1. Consider the changes that occur during pregnancy and when.
2. Learn how to modify poses included in a general yoga class.

Aims of the Afternoon

1. To explain the pros and cons of including pregnant women in a general class.
2. To consider the Guidelines.
3. To recap modifications through group work.


Those attending will:
1. Have an understanding of the benefits and challenges of including a pregnant woman in a mixed ability class.
2. Have knowledge of the BWY Guidelines and the reasons informing the Guidelines.
3. Practice and teach detailed modifications to gain full knowledge of why and when.

Teaching Material Used On The Day

Handouts which are available electronically

Methods of presenting the subject

Class work, small group work, demonstration, discussion, experiential, short lecture.

About the Tutor

Zoe is a Diploma Course Tutor and also the DCT Training Officer.

Over 30 years of yoga practice with many different teachers from a variety of traditions has resulted in an eclectic style of teaching that has been influenced by all those she has worked with. Her fundamental approach is to build strength as the cornerstone of practice and from there all poses become possible. Asana are broken down and analysed. Zoe looks at the muscles that need to be strong or flexible and works in detail gradually building up the components of a pose.

Zoe has taken the additional BWY modules in Pranayama and Pregnancy. As well as running regular yoga 

Outline plan for the day

10.00am Intro, talk and interactive session covering physiological changes.

10.45am Mixed ability yoga class covering how to adapt for a pregnant woman (practical).

12.30pm Discussion on modifications used.

1.00pm Lunch Break

2.00pm Pros and cons, BWY guidelines, etc.

2.30pm Small group work recapping poses discussed in the morning, leading to each group teaching one pose (practical and discussion).

3.45pm Summary, Q&A, closing words

4.00pm Close

Other information

Do be sure to bring belts and blocks to the Workshop.

As always please bring a packed lunch Teas and coffee are available.


Ardleigh House Community Ass
42 Ardeigh Green Road
RM11 2LG


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