6-Day Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Costa Brava, Spain

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Suitable for intermediate and advanced practitioners
Anatomy and physiology of a pregnant woman
Benefits of prenatal yoga for the mom and the baby
Adaptations of asanas according to pathologies related to pregnancy
Daily delicious healthy meals
Instruction in English
Min. 4 - Max. 20 participants
Organiser also speaks Catalan, French, and Spanish
At Nydum, they provide this 40-hour prenatal yoga teacher training course to help you expand your knowledge and confidence so you can be able to guide women throughout pregnancy; Helping them soothe aches and pains in the body, relax the mind, and prepare the body for birth and postpartum. Throughout this week, you will learn the main changes that women experience over 40 weeks of pregnancy, you will learn how to practice during each of those weeks, and also the benefits that said the practice can bring either for the mom or for the baby.
17th December to 22nd December 2022
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Program

Overview
Prenatal yoga is a yoga practice fully designed and dedicated to pregnant women. Throughout this important period of life, the women’s body and mind adapt; and so should the practice of yoga.

Nydum provides this 40-hour prenatal yoga teacher training course to help you expand your knowledge and confidence so you can be able to guide women throughout pregnancy; Helping them soothe aches and pains in the body, relax the mind, and prepare the body for birth and postpartum. Throughout this week, you will learn the main changes that women experience over 40 weeks of pregnancy, you will learn how to practice during each of those weeks, and also the benefits that said the practice can bring either for the mom or for the baby.

Differences in the yoga practice during the prenatal and postnatal period and how the teaching in your classes can have a good impact on them. Having an impact on those woman's birth experience by reducing the hours in labour, reaching the postpartum with a healthier body and pelvic floor for a safe and quick recovery.

Effective use of props, alignment, how to structure a class, exploration of cueing, and myofascial and meridian line knowledge specifically for a mother-to-be. This course wants to give you the tools to be able to teach, physical or online classes, for all those teachers who are seeking further knowledge on how to help and support, by having access to the different gynaecological advice up to the last study concerning pregnancy. 

What Will You Learn
  • Pregnancy week by week
  • Anatomy and physiology of a pregnant woman
  • Adaptations of asanas according to pathologies related to pregnancy
  • Benefits of prenatal yoga for the mom and the baby
  • Evaluation of a pregnant woman
  • Labour and professionals involved
  • 4th trimester: first steps after giving birth, what does the new mom needs to know about the changes in her body, learning how to help herself, and feel empowered by the journey ahead.
  • How to improve the new mother’s health

Example Daily Schedule
  • 08:00-10:00 Morning Practice according to the trimester you are working Pre and postnatal
  • 10:00-11:00 Breakfast 
  • 11:00-13:00 Theory 
  • 13:30-15:00 Lunch 
  • 15:00-17:30 Pregnancy per trimester (theory)
  • 17:30-19:30 Slow practice
  • 19:30 Dinner 
The above is an example schedule, subject to change to the needs of students and the lead teacher. Arrival is on July 8 in the afternoon, dinner included. The departure is on July 13 after lunch. 

Optional activities
Nydum lives in a very active and beautiful part of the coast, where you can find a full range of activities, from more relaxing ones to more active ones. Some activities you can do in your free time are:

  • Go to Dali’s museum
  • Hike to Torroella de Mongrí castle
  • Kayak on a quiet river
  • Kayak or paddle on the beach
  • Learn pottery in La Bisbal
  • Visit Girona
  • Visit nearby old towns
  • Visit the nearby beaches

Accommodation

Nature and Beach setting
Caters for vegetarian, gluten-free, organic, and vegan diets
Swimming pool (outdoor)
Garden
Laundry
Dining area
Fireplace
Kitchen
Wireless internet
Parking lot

Check-in

16:00

Check-out

11:00

Villa Flores is the perfect place to retreat yourself and plunge into yoga. The surroundings and views give the perfect environment to find quiet and peace. 

  • Each room has its own bathroom
  • A long table to fit everyone to eat together 
  • Saltwater swimming pool
  • Huge garden with green spaces
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Dorm
Shared room | Shared bathroom | $1,029
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Quadruple Room
Shared room | Shared bathroom | $1,165
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Double Room
Shared room | Private bathroom | $1,275
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Single Room
Private room | Private bathroom | $1,429
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Deluxe Single Room
Private room | Private bathroom | $1,535
two diferent areas with a panoramic view over the sea

Food

The kitchen is vegetarian, wholesome, and uses mainly locally sourced ingredients, based on the Mediterranean diet. The aim is to provide healthy, delicious food that allows you to progress in your yoga practice. Dietary requirements are catered for, please notify Nydum upon booking.

If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate them to the organiser when making a reservation 

Location

Located on one of the most emblematic beaches of Costa Brava, Nydum is a little elevated offering stunning views over the Mediterranean sea. 

There is a walking road that crosses Costa Brava called "camí de ronda" for the ones who love to hike during their free time.

The location is about an hour and a half away from Barcelona, and 30 minutes from Girona. This makes Nydum a perfect place to explore the Catalan country.

Nearby Towns

Palafrugell
7 km
Torroella de Montgri
13 km
Palamos
15 km

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

If you wish, Nydum can put you in contact with other guests to share the costs of transport if you choose to rent a car or book a taxi. There is the option of a shuttle on the arrival day from Barcelona for 30 EUR.

Arrival by car

If you are coming by car, Nydum will share the location by WhatsApp to ensure you have the right direction.

Arrival by taxi

Nydum can arrange a taxi From Barcelona for you which will cost approximately 200 EUR.

Nearest airports
BCN Barcelona–El Prat Airport
Transfer available for additional € 30 per person
120 km
GRO Girona–Costa Brava Airport
Transfer not provided
39 km
Nearest train stations
Flaçà
24km
Baixador de Font-Picant
25km
Sant Jordi Desvalls
25km

Instructors

Amelia Valls
Amelia
Amelia's journey as a teacher started 15 years ago and has trained in Pilates, fitness, and personal training. She worked with a diverse range of people and communities. At that point, she realized how much she loved to help people have a better, more active life and decided to study for a degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences, in Spain. In 2013, she completed her 500 hours of yoga teacher training. She realized that health is not just about the physical body but the mind and soul also. Through yoga, Amelia found balance in her life. 
Clare Griffin
Clare
Clare began her yoga journey 10 years ago when she found the yoga mat was the one constant in her life as she moved and travelled throughout the world. She travelled to Colombia to complete her first Yoga Teacher training in Tantric Hatha and then to India to further this knowledge and to delve into all of the other streams of yoga. She has completed trainings in various different paths including Tantric Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa, and Yin yoga, and weaves elements of each into her teachings.

What's included?

  • Certificate of completion
  • 40-hour yoga teacher training course
  • 3 vegetarian meals per day
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Course manual (specify once you booked if you want the course content in Spanish or English)

What's not included?

  • Transport in and out of the villa
  • Flights
  • Airport transfers

Cancellation policy

Cancellation

Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a 50% refund

Changes

You may not change your dates after booking

Covid

No refund if you test positive for Covid
Full refund if you cannot travel due to Covid restrictions
Full refund if the retreat does not take place due to Covid restrictions
17th December to 22nd December 2022
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