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11 Day 40hr Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training in Uganda

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Africa

No other yoga training can offer such an inspiring setting than the grounds of the Shanti Uganda birth house and garden. Their retreat provides the opportunity to explore rural Uganda, learn from Shanti Uganda's knowledgeable staff, eat local cuisine, practice yoga outdoors, and experience a different culture in a meaningful and impactful way.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Lectures on pregnancy, birth, and women’s health and wellness
  • Visits to Zhiwa Rhino Sanctuary and the Uganda Wildlife Education Center
  • Bonfire and traditional Ugandan drumming event
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner

Styles


10 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 12

Airport transfer included: Entebbe International Airport

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Accommodation

During this retreat, you will stay in Kasana, a short walk or boda boda (motorcycle) ride away from the Shanti Uganda birth house and gardens. All yoga instruction takes place on the beautiful grounds of the birth house alongside the birthing moms and midwives of Shanti Uganda.

The Shanti Uganda Society Africa Yoga Teacher Training Program

Come join this yoga teacher training, and spend ten days learning, exploring, and experiencing yoga. Wake up to the sounds of the jungle, learn about prenatal yoga under the canopy of a tree, see incredible wildlife, and support an award-winning organization on the trip of a lifetime.

This Shanti 40-hour prenatal yoga teacher training in Uganda will immerse you in the prenatal experience from a holistic women’s health perspective while being surrounded by the positive energy and wisdom of the midwives and mommas at the Shanti Uganda Birth House in Luwero, Uganda. The yoga sessions and lectures of this special training are woven into a journey of cultural immersion. No specific yoga experience is needed to take part. This exciting and life changing experience is for anyone interested in travel, cultural exchange, meeting new people, women’s health and wellness, and yoga.

This training will cover the spiritual and mind-body aspects of pregnancy, birth, and women’s health and wellness, anatomy and physiology, physiology of pregnancy and childbirth, teaching techniques for every trimester and postpartum, yoga philosophy, yoga relaxation and visualization techniques, common prenatal conditions, and postnatal yoga. Additionally, you will also learn about perspectives on maternal health in Uganda, traditional birthing practices, and herbs and teas for pregnancy from Shanti Uganda’s head midwife, traditional birth attendant, and agriculturalist.

The unique setting on the grounds of the Shanti Uganda Birth House and garden provides the opportunity to explore rural Uganda, learn from Shanti Uganda’s knowledgeable staff, eat local cuisine, and experience Uganda knowing that your transportation, accommodation, and meals are taken care of, leaving you to simply embrace the learning, growth, and relaxation of this amazing retreat.

This training is for anyone looking to deepen their knowledge of holistic women’s health or prenatal yoga, and have the cultural experience of a lifetime, any professional working with pregnant women who wishes to complement their professional work, such as doulas, midwives, nurses, doctors, childbirth educators, acupuncturists, physiotherapists, and massage therapists, with the training hours qualifying as CEUs with DONA, and teachers of yoga who want to deepen their understanding of the prenatal experience and develop confidence teaching prenatal classes, with the training hours qualifying as CEUs with Yoga Alliance.

Please note that all of the proceeds from this retreat are reinvested into saving the lives of birthing mothers in the very community you will be visiting, to improve infant and maternal health, provide safe woman-centered care, and support the well-being of birthing mothers in the District of Luwero, Uganda. When you register for this course, you are directly contributing to the improvement of infant and maternal health in this community.

Included excursions

This package includes a visit to Zhiwa Rhino Sanctuary and an overnight stay at the Uganda Wildlife Education Center in Entebbe.

Instructors

Bobby Bessey
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Prenatal Yoga)
Bobby specializes in prenatal yoga classes and birth education. She is a birth doula, hypnobirthing instructor, registered prenatal yoga instructor (RYPT), and mother of two. Pulling from more than a decade of instructing prenatal yoga classes and providing birth support, Bobby creates informative, insightful, and practical prenatal yoga classes that incorporate birth preparation themes. Her popular classes teach prenatal moms to strengthen their body and mind as they prepare for beautiful pregnancy, and birth and motherhood experiences.
Nagawa Florence
Florence began her training as a Traditional Birth Attendant (TBA) in 2001, with the NGO SOU in Nakeseke District. Her interest stemmed from childhood when she assisted her grandmother, who was also a TBA, in gathering herbs. She was never allowed in the room, but was always very curious about how the baby came out of the belly button as she had been told. When SOU came into her community asking for TBAs, she signed up for the training for she had already assisted in three deliveries. She remains to this day extremely proud of her certificate.
Nabimuli Ritah Musoke
Born into a family of environmentalists, Ritah has been an agriculturalist almost from birth. After completing secondary school, she followed in her father’s footsteps studying Forestry at St. Mugagga Farm School, and later earning herself a diploma from ViAgro Forestry. Ritah has always been eager to share her knowledge, this is particularly evident when she speaks about herbs and traditional remedies with such passion. She now works closely with Shanti Uganda as an agriculture adviser and provides sustainable gardening and nutrition workshops to Shanti beneficiaries.
Kyaterekera Josephine Kizito
Sister Josephine, midwife since 1980 after graduating from Nsambya Nursing and Midwifery School in Kampala. She has experience working in the private a public sectors, including 18 years at the district level as a Assistant Maternal Child Health officer where she trained and updated health workers on the newest best practices for maternal care. Passionate about reducing the rate of maternal and infant death in Uganda, which is why she came to Shanti Uganda as Head Midwife. She has raised eight children, many of whom have been inspired to pursue nursing and midwifery because of their mom.

Location

This training will be held in Luwero, Central Uganda.

Food

Most of the meals will be prepared by Shanti Uganda's local Ugandan cook with fresh ingredients from their on-site garden and other meals will be eaten out in local restaurants, depending on the day's activities.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Uganda is known as the Pearl of Africa. Many participants chose to extend their stay and travel to Jinja, Kampala, or visit the amazing national parks of Uganda. If you would like to explore another nearby African country, Kenya is Uganda's neighbor to the east and Nairobi is only an hour and a half flight from Kampala.

What's included

  • 3 daily delicious meals
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Bonfire and traditional Ugandan drumming event
  • Course manual
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Lectures on pregnancy, birth, and women’s health and wellness
  • Overnight stay at the Uganda Wildlife Education Center
  • Transportation within the program
  • Zhiwa Rhino Sanctuary entrance fee

What's not included

  • Additional snacks or drinks
  • Airfare
  • Medical insurance
  • Personal spending
  • Vaccinations and medications
  • Visas

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Entebbe International Airport (EBB). Transfer from and to the airport is included. The Shanti Uganda Society will pick you up from the airport to ensure all participants arrive and leave as a group. All flights are arranged one to two months in advance, if you would like to travel before or after the training or have other travel needs, please let them know.

Airport: Entebbe International Airport Airport transfer included: Entebbe International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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