This 2-day yoga training, hosted by Yogamazia, is taught by highly experienced yoga teacher and writer, Sally Parkes, and will take you on a journey through pregnancy and birth and the first six months of the postpartum journey.
Who is this training for?
This workshop is for anyone who works with pregnant or postnatal persons, and anyone who would like to deepen their existing knowledge and skill set in order to serve their clients to a high level. We welcome prenatal and postpartum yoga and Pilates teachers, birth workers and people who would like this knowledge to enhance their current yoga practice.
Yogamazia is hosting a 2-day training for anyone interested in the transitional time of perimenopause and menopause and aims to deepen your knowledge of this period and give practical ways to manage the transition into and through midlife with yoga.
Taught and presented by Sally Parkes BSc, this training focuses on the anatomy and physiology of the perimenopausal and menopausal woman.
Who is this training for?
It is particularly helpful for yoga teachers wanting to tailor their offerings in this field, as well as anyone with a sound knowledge and experience of yoga, and an interest in the perimenopause and menopausal time in a person's life.
Sally’s trainings are unique in that she shares her extensive knowledge in anatomy and physiology, whilst weaving in all elements of the yoga tradition in order to empower her teacher training students to be able to practice and deliver safe, effective and nurturing classes. The content of this course will be split into approximately 60% theory and 40% practical work. You will also be expected to complete some coursework following the training before being issued your certificate.
As part of the training, you will receive:
After this training you will be able to:
Sally Parkes began her journey in the health and fitness industry in 1998 after qualifying as a personal trainer and gaining a bachelor in Sport Science in the year 2001. Soon after, she experienced a deep calling to explore a more holistic approach to movement and breath, which led to Sally certifying as a yoga and pranayama teacher, training with Paul Dallaghan and Sri Tiwari at Centered Yoga in Thailand, in addition to studying at The K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India.
From teaching her female students however, Sally could see that if yoga asana and pranayama was applied in a more bespoke manner with regards to the natural womb cycles that most women experience on a regular basis, the application of yoga could be even more profound. This led her to studying for several years in earnest with leader and pioneer in this field; Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, with whom she gained qualifications in Pregnancy and Postnatal Yoga and a Well Woman Yoga Therapy Diploma.
Since then, Sally has gone on to train as a Doula and a Pilates teacher and has established her own yoga teacher training school The Sally Parkes Yoga Academy in 2010, training over 1500 yoga teachers to date. Now specializing solely in women’s wellness, Sally’s academy offers yoga that honours the cycles of menstruation, fertility, pregnancy, postnatal and menopause.
Sally is also the author of three books, including bestseller The Manual of Yoga Anatomy, as well as Modern Essential Guide to Yoga: Discover the Best Postures, Meditations, and Breathing Exercises for Complete Physical and Spiritual Well-Being, and The Yoga Healing Handbook. She also writes anatomy- and physiology-based articles for several publications including Om Yoga & Lifestyle Magazine and UltraFit Magazine to name a few. She is also a teacher for Movement for Modern Life and often writes for their blog.
Sally now lives in West Sussex, UK, with her two young daughters, and teaches yoga and Pilates internationally as well as from home.
We are so excited to welcome Sally, who is also our founder Michelle El Khoury's teacher and fellow Yoga Gives Back ambassador!
The entire immersion takes place over 4 days available both in-person and online via livestream, focused on two topics:
Attendance is required for both days of each workshop to receive credits.
You do not have to be a yoga teacher to attend these trainings; both are open to all yoga practitioners, regardless of gender. All you need is a foundational understanding of yoga and a keen interest in this subject.
If you are a yoga teacher, each training will enable you to register 30 hours of learning with Yoga Alliance (US) or Yoga Alliance Professionals (UK). These 30 hours are made up of live in-person/livestream training hours, studying pre-recorded material and completing coursework.
Attendees may participate in one or both trainings. Get $50 off the total payment if you register for both trainings! Use code SALLY at check out when registering for each.
To book, select the Courses tab from our Schedule page and then choose the respective workshop or training as a one-off purchase. Price includes $100 nonrefundable deposit.
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