Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Course- May 2016


Qualify to become a Prenatal Yoga Teacher with our 4-day intensive teacher training course.

We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting a Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training programme commencing on Saturday 7th May 2016 at our studios – The Ananta Yoga Studios – located at The Tap Kilbride, Co. Wicklow.


The training will be led by Shelagh Sutton MA, RYT and Laura McKelvey PhD of the Prenatal Yoga Training Centre.

The 2016 course runs over four days:
Day 1: Saturday 7th May 2016
Day 2: Sunday 8th May 2016
Day 3: Saturday 18th June 2016
Day 4: Saturday 17th September 2016


For further information or to book a space on this training –

CALl/TEXT – 087 2273375

Comfortable & affordable accomodation close to our studios can be arranged by contacting Liz Richards 086 8963425.


With the enormous and far-reaching benefits of prenatal yoga being more widely recognised by the scientific community and society in general, it is no surprise that demand for yoga for pregnancy is increasing.
This 4-day intensive prenatal yoga teacher training course will equip participants with the knowledge and necessary skills to confidently plan and teach yoga classes that are both suitable and safe for pregnancy.
Our professional, highly qualified and experienced tutors will provide guidance and support to participants throughout the course. Our emphasis is on delivering the most up-to-date evidence-based information and encouraging participation and interaction to facilitate a deeper understand of the material, all the while with mindfulness of the principles of yogic philosophy.


1. To have considerably deepened and expanded your knowledge and understanding of the processes of pregnancy, labour and birth and how prenatal yoga can play a huge role in the wellbeing of both body and mind during these miraculous transformations.
2. To be able to plan and present suitable prenatal yoga classes both for assessment and teaching purposes.
3. To be confident and practiced in teaching yoga and other techniques for pregnancy, including movements and postures (asana), breathing (pranayama), voice (mantra) and visualisations (yoga nidra & relaxation).


This comprehensive course includes:
1. Movement & Asana for pregnancy & birth

2. Pranayama & breathing exercises suitable for pregnancy and birthing

3. Anatomy & Physiology of pregnancy & birth
Teaching Methodology:

4. Lesson planning for pregnancy yoga and general teaching tips

5. Mantra, chant and voice for pregnancy and birth

6. Relaxation, visualisations and meditations for pregnant women

7. Business Skills for teaching prenatal yoga

8. Birthing in Ireland: evidence-based care and how yoga can help.


Full course fee: €645. This includes course materials and notes, administration fees and assessment fees.
A deposit of €250 must be paid upon application The remainder of the fee should be paid on or before the first day of training. Reduced fees / flexible payment options are possible. Ask for details.
Early Bird: A discount of €50 is applicable for those who sign up and pay a deposit on or before 2nd April 2016 (reducing the full course fee to €595).


We are committed to providing a nurturing and supportive learning environment. Guided by the principles of yogic philosophy, our highest priority is respect and compassion for all those with whom we interact.
Our highly educated and experienced tutors are passionate about imparting the knowledge and skills to enable prenatal yoga teachers to support and empower pregnant women on their journeys towards motherhood.


SHELAGH SUTTON, MA, RYT is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher. She has extensive yoga and prenatal yoga training and taught trainee teachers for Yoga Diploma in Cork for 4 years, running the school for 2 years. It was during this time that Shelagh developed and taught the prenatal teacher training course before returning to live in her homeland in Co. Wexford.

A self-professed learning-addict, Shelagh holds qualifications in yoga, philosophy and business, to name a few. She has studied pregnancy, labour and birth extensively, has taught hundreds of pregnant women and has experienced first-hand the enormous benefits of prenatal yoga. Shelagh wholeheartedly embraces the inherent power and wisdom of the female body, and through her prenatal teaching, she strives to empower women with knowledge while gently encouraging them to notice and to hear that innate inner-guidance.

LAURA MCKELVEY, PhD, holds a BSc and an MSc in Anatomy, and a PhD in Anatomy and Neuroscience. For 10 years, Laura has lectured in Anatomy to students in UCD, UCC and Trinity College Dublin. She is currently Lecturer of Anatomy in the Department of Clinical Therapies in University of Limerick.
In 2009, Laura completed her training as a Physiotherapist and has worked as a Physiotherapist in a variety of areas since then. She is currently the Physiotherapist and Yoga Teacher to the Tipperary Camogie Team.
Laura has a very hands-on, ‘see and understand’ teaching style. She delivers information in a really down-to-earth way, making it both accessible and interesting to her students


“I found the course to be exceptional, including the structure, the notes, the instruction and the support and feedback given, both during and after the course.” – Sarah

“I really enjoyed this course with Shelagh. She is a fantastic, organised and very enthusiastic instructor. She makes any yoga related course so interesting and is very encouraging.” – Carmel

“It is clear that [Shelagh] is passionately committed to empowering women to embrace their own strength and abilities to help them to have the best experience they can during pregnancy and birth.” Síle