whYoga For Pregnancy Yoga  Training  Course

The pregnancy yoga training course will prove invaluable to yoga teachers, and yoga teacher trainees searching for safe yoga techniques, knowledge and understanding of this transformative and profound experience. All material is written by Skip Oliver it is experientially informed and and extensively referenced. All levels of training require that you sign, print and date a Terms Of Use document and complete a booking form.


whYoga offers 2 levels of training:

1) Home - Study Learning - two in depth teaching manuals on Physiology and Yoga Techniques For Pregnancy including illustrated sequences and 4 films that clearly demonstrate a complete class for Pubis Symphysis Dysfunction, First Trimester, Second Trimester and Third Trimester. This is suitable for those who cannot commit to the Practical Learning due to unfavorable location. Self-study. Please note this option does not involve any personal tutoring although I am contactable for questions and queries. Price: £200.

2) Practical Learning Intensive - attendance of two days (usually held on two Thursdays) with Skip Oliver to learn the craft of teaching pregnancy yoga, plus two in-depth teaching manuals on Physiology and Yoga Techniques For Pregnancy. This course is often held one to one for a personal experience. Earn 15 Contact CEU's / CPD's with the Yoga Alliance US / UK. Price: £600. 


Working through the manual written by Skip Oliver. The manual includes extensive notations on the physiology of birth. The aim of this manual is to introduce all prospective teachers of pregnant women and pregnant women to a demystified and demedicalised approach to pregnancy, labour and birth. The following will be explored:

  • the neo-cortex
  • oxytocin,
  • adrenalin
  • unexpected birth
  • lotus birth
  • first aid obstetrics
  • ultrasound
  • nocebo
  • lipids
  • primal health
  • induction
  • postpartum
  • breastfeeding
  • presentation terms
  • C Section
  • participation of men
  • the ultimate bIrth story


Yoga Techniques:

This manual offers you practical advice on writing classes for pregnancy and the post partum phase and how to work through class structures. The following are explored:

  • a holsitic approach
  • postures during pregnancy
  • contraindications
  • 10 point checklist
  • first trimester
  • second trimester
  • third trimester
  • sample classes
  • postnatal yoga
  • mother and baby yoga
  • breath
  • meditation
  • chanting
  • yoga sequencing for pregnancy
  • mixed ability class


Book Online - Price: £600 Practical Intensive - 2-3 June 2016

Book Online - Price: £200 Home-Study





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    "Skip is a very knowledgeable, fun and confidence building individual. The course material is thorough and met both my personal and professional needs. As a mother the physiology part of the course gave me a better understanding of birthing, offering some key information which may completely improve my experience of birth the second time. Professionally, I was able to write my own 6 weeks course material as soon as the course was completed. I am now opening my 3rd weekly Pregnancy Yoga class in Reigate, Surrey, through my local company www.yogamoo.com, only 3 months after completing the course."

    Laurence Turner

    I feel so fortunate to have attended Skippy’s whYoga Pregnancy Teacher Training. Skip creates an intimate, positive, safe and interactive environment, where we all are able to share our experiences. Before my training I knew very little about pregnancy. After completing the training, I returned home full of excitement, inspiration and with a deeper knowledge.  The way the course was organised was ideal. I appreciate the time we had to discuss the importance and impact of different hormones, labour and the spirituality of birth. At the end of our training, Vicky invited us to one of her pregnancy yoga classes. This is where we experienced how Skippy teaches her class with the same positive, safe and dynamic way she taught us – it was an incredible experience. Skippy’s approach and yoga flows are dynamic and informative and interweaves a deep respect for a woman’s body. As a new yoga teacher, I feel empowered and inspired to start sharing the asanas and pranayama exercises with women who are celebrating their pregnancy.

    And once again, thank you Skips for the gift you have given to me and so many others by sharing your expertise. I feel so very blessed. Namaste, Jenn!

    Jenn Hepton