Yoga Teacher Training | Yogashala Ibiza

Pregnancy & Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training

Ibiza Yoga Pregnancy & Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training 85 Hour Module


10th May - 20th May 2016 (arrival and departure dates)

Jacqueline Purnell is a prime mover in identifying the need for offering Yoga to pregnant women and mothers with babies.

It is a time in a woman's life that can be enhanced greatly by safe and appropriate yoga practices.

Jacqueline feels passionately that training teachers and those connected with childbirth is vital for creating safe and respectful spaces for women to be facilaitated to find balance in this special time in their lives and their families' lives.

This module is designed to create an opportunity to help you develop safe and appropriate means of increasing your student´s strength and flexibility to support their ascent towards childbirth and beyond.

Jacqueline has put together a programme, which combines Asanas, breath work and mudras to optimise safety and fluidity within the specialised teaching.

This module is suitable for existing Yoga Teachers who wish to integrate Pregnant women into their general classes and those who wish to offer classes and or courses to Pregnant women and Baby and Me classes and or courses.

This module is also suitable for Midwives, Doulas and anyone involved in Obstetrics and childbirth education.

We will work progressively through a range of asanas including:

Forward and backward bends, rotations, inversions, standing postures and arm-stretching asanas.

At the beginning of the module participants are encouraged to examine their own strengths and weaknesses and to develop a personal set of goals regarding the speciality of teaching pregnancy and postnatal recovery Yoga.

There is a crying need for pregnancy and postnatal recovery Yoga classes. We aim to set out basic guide lines for setting up and running pregnancy classes and classes for babies and mums.

Lots of expecting mums are referred to by their midwives and doctors and during their Yoga sessions they have the opportunity to develop a profound bond with their unborn child.

As well as enhancing the vitality, mobility, general health and emotional well-being of the expectant mother, pregnancy Yoga also provides a valuable quiet space in which to develop their relationship with the baby inside.

Once those babies are born, we owe it to them and their mothers to give them the chance to continue to develop that bond through Yoga, promoting postnatal well-being for mother and child.

It´s a special kind of work, and we need more teachers who are able to run these kind of classes.

An important aspect of the role of the Yoga teacher in both pre and postnatal work is to ´mother the mother´. For both the expectant and the new mother, her Yoga class can be a time to rest in the assurance that she is in safe hands, and that the experience and training of the teacher can allow her to enjoy the sense of being cared for, understood, supported and encouraged in her role as mother.

With thanks to Uma Dinsore-Tuli Phd

Ibiza Yoga Pregnancy & Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training 85 Hour Module:

Course investment £1595.00 inclusive.

Your Course investment includes shared accommodation, all tuition, diploma and a light brunch of Muesli and fruit and dinner at the Garden of Joy every day except your free day and arrival and departure days. The light brunch and dinner are prepared using the finest available ingredients, including homegrown organic produce.

Please note dates are arrival and departure dates.


Accommodation is off-site in twin rooms with catering facilities and is perfectly situated 10-15 minutes walk from our centre with a local supermarket, a beach, shops and cafes close by. All rooms have their own bathroom with shower facilities. Single rooms are available on application for a supplement of £495.

What's not included

Insurance, flights and transfers to our venue are not included in the cost of the course. Please note it is important to ensure you have the correct Insurance, as in the event of you not being able to attend the full course for any reason Yogashala Ibiza or any employees thereof are not able to act as your insurer.

We recommend that you book your flight as early as possible.

Ryanair and Easyjet offer cheap flights.

If you need help in finding a flight please contact us.

Taxi transfers from the airport to our centre cost approximately €30 each way.

Securing a place on the Teacher Training Course

If you would like to secure a place on the teacher training course above you will be required to attend a phone interview with the Course Leader Jacqueline Purnell.

The interview will be informal and will ascertain your suitability for the Course.

Upon your selection for the Course the initial investment of £295 is required to confirm your place which is non-returnable and non-refundable. On receipt you will receive your information pack with full details of the course.

Please note dates are arrival and departure dates.

The further investment is required at the latest 8 weeks prior to commencement of the Course which again is non-returnable and non-refundable.

Please note it is important to ensure you have the correct Insurance, as in the event of you not being able to attend the full course for any reason Yogashala Ibiza or any employees thereof are not able to act as your insurer.


Meet Fernanda, a graduate of Yoga Shala Ibiza Teacher Training Program. A practicing yogini since 1999, Fernanda graduated from the Yogashala Ibiza Teacher Training Program in 2011. Since then, she has been busy teaching a variety of yoga styles in Basel, Switzerland where she currently resides. Fernanda remembers her Yoga Teacher Training at YogaShala Ibiza as a memorable time building community and exploring the depths of yoga.

My time in Ibiza with Jacqueline planted seeds in my body, mind, and spirit that to this day are still growing. Jacqueline has a tremendous wealth and depth of yoga knowledge that she shares easily and effortlessly with her students. In addition, the yoga community that builds with the other yoga students is a tremendous source of support not only while in Ibiza, but also beyond. The students, the location and Jacqueline’s expertise combined to make the YogaShala Ibiza training a strong foundation to help me gain the tools and experience necessary to begin teaching yoga. When you train with Jacqueline, you have a mentor and a yoga guide for life!

Fernanda first fell in love with yoga because of the physical benefits of the practice. Over time, as the seeds planted from the YogaShala Ibiza training have germinated, yoga has infused itself deep into her body and mind and she is continuously discovering new depths to her practice. She finds that no matter what is going on in her life, she always feels more relaxed, more space in her body and mind, and more grounded after a practice.

Fernanda also studied Prenatal and Postnatal Teacher Training with Jacqueline and then went on to teach at The Yoga Show in London.

"Can I do it again? What a fun week it was! Missing Ibiza, and Yogashala Ibiza. xxxx"
Nicole M 2015

"A Perfect Combination of Practical and Theoretical experience. A very thorough coverage of Anatomy and Class planning plus having a chance to teach to real pregnant ladies and mothers and babies was invaluable."
Anna Khuade 2015

"Since trying the classes at Yogashala Ibiza i've continued with yoga in the UK & it's been a godsend during my pregnancy to de-stress & stay flexible. I really look forward to returning to the garden of joy in 2016 with my baby. Thank you to all for accommodating my special circumstances & making me feel so welcome, "
Verity U 2015

"I had the most amazing time in Ibiza at the Yogashala. I was surrounded by some of the most inspirational people I've ever met and felt supported by my group who I know I will stay in contact with forever."
Lydia B 2015

"I am excited to be returning to Yogashala Ibiza for the pre-natal and post natal teacher training course with Jacqueline next month. I think it will be beautiful to be able to offer yoga to mothers and babies, for them to have that yoga connection, from the womb and beyond. During the 5 years I lived and worked in Dubai, my students were mainly women - of all ages and stages of life - I feel this training will complete my circle of experience.
Since my very first Power Yoga class with Jacqueline over a decade ago, progressing on to the BWY foundation and Diploma course and through the years that I have been teaching, I have found Jacqueline to be an exuberant and dedicated teacher who has been an inspiration to me; always supportive and full of wisdom and experience.
I'm looking forward to this next step on my yoga journey with Jacqueline, I know it will be a professional, carefully planned course - thorough, inclusive, full-on and fun!"
Jacqui G