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with Janine Hurley



with Janine Hurley, accredited by the IYN

COURSE DATES - 3rd /4th /5th July



Combining the skills of Janine Hurley, yoga teacher and hypnotherapist, and Justine Baines (RN, RHV, BSc.Hons), health visitor and infant feeding lead for Manchester, who between them have 25 years’ experience of working with mums and babies, this teacher training provides yoga teachers, trainee teachers and other yoga practitioners already working with babies with the platform to create a nurturing yet fun and interactive yoga practice for both mother and baby (or dads or grandparents). You will learn tools and techniques to understand how to facilitate nourishing and supportive groups for postnatal women with their babies, inlcuding:- 

  • the importance of baby’s developmental readiness

  • how to apply different yoga and massage techniques to achieve and help both parent and baby to develop in harmony

  • practical information on managing common, but problematic issues that may affect practice, such as reflux and colic

  • an understanding of baby states and maternal and child attachment

  • how to identify those who may present as vulnerable, and to develop strategies to manage those challenges

  • common postnatal ailments and ways to tailor a yoga practice in relation to yoga therapy and yoga philosophy.

We aim to offer a unique learning experience, which will underpin your philosophy of practice with a clinical based evidence approach so that we can help and support you to teach fun and nourishing classes. 

While the course focus is mainly tuned to the baby, we will also offer an overview of the postnatal mother, both emotionally and physically. (Janine also teaches on the 6 day intensive post natal yoga module.)

Although primarily aimed at yoga teachers and trainee teachers, this course may also be suitable for you if you are an experienced yoga practitioner already working with babies, children or as a health practitioner. Please see below for application details. We will equip you with the skills to enable you to teach enjoyable therapeutic classes for families in both the private and public health sector. 


30 hr Intensive Accredited through the independent yoga network ( IYN )


For further information and /or an application form please click on the button below! 


​Janine first started practicing yoga and mindfulness 17 years ago when she was pregnant with her son. Following her own pregnancy she became passionate about the benefits that yoga and breathwork can bring to pregnant women and help ease the stressful transition into motherhood and beyond. She found that this mindful practice had a transformative effect on all aspects of her life, and soon found herself looking at the world through bright new eyes. 

Janine teaches Pregnancy Yoga to Yoga teachers and now her  newly developed modules, integrating hypnotherapy within pregnancy yoga and the popular baby yoga baby massage.

Janine has also trained in general yoga teaching through the British Wheel of Yoga and studied with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli on the Yoga campus Integrated Mother and Baby Yoga teacher training (London, 2007), Yoga Nidra teacher training (Yoga for pain, stress and anxiety) (Stroud, 2012), Pregnancy Yoga teacher training (Manchester, 2010) and the Pregnancy BWY module with Wendy Teasdill (2007). Other trainings include, Nurturing birth doula training, Natal Hypnotherapy for birth professionals, Breast feeding peer support (UNICEF and La Leche training) and Baby Massage (IAIM).also teaching Yoga to teenagers 

She is passionate advocate of yoga, mindfulness  hypnotherapy and trauma therapy  within the community and believes it should be available to all. She has worked in traditionally hard to reach areas and sourced funding from local councils, community projects and Sure Start centres. Janine has commissioned and worked on a variety of NHS funded projects, including working with young mums through the family nurse partnership and consulted on NICE guidelines on obesity in pregnancy. Janine is currently studying a Msc in Trauma Psychology andco-author and research partner in a major study conducted at Manchester University exploring the management of maternal anxiety during pregnancy through the practice of yoga. The findings, recently published show that Yoga lowers stress and anxiety in pregnancy. Now that yoga is evidence based it has opened doors for the NHS to commission more services. Janine’s commitment to hypnotherapy and mindfulness as a way of life means that she is always learning and growing. She’s recently completed a diploma in Integrative Hypnotherapy training at The Christie Hospital and EMDR therapy and coaching with EMDR centre London and Brainspotting.  Janine specializes in trauma based therapy.
Her interests, training and experience now means Janine offers teacher training and consultancy to established teachers and organization within the private and public sector as well as maintaining her roots working therapeutically within the local community. In 2017 She opened the Creative Calm Yoga studio with Karen Hadgett, the ethos of the centre is to provide trauma sensitive yoga classes therapy and training in Prestwich, Manchester.

INVESTMENT: The total cost of the course is £750, however an initial £225 deposit will secure your place (non-refundable) but the full amount must be paid at least one month before the course date. Once you have been accepted onto the course, full payment details will be forwarded via email.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: The training assumes that you are a qualified yoga teacher or are working with (or want to work with) pregnant ladies in a professional capacity and have a regular yoga practice of at least two years. To receive the Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Traing Certificate you must attend the whole course and complete the coursework. 

CANCELLATION POLICY: If you need to cancel your place, £225 is non-refundable or you may defer the course until the next available training date. If you cancel your place less than 1 month before the course begins, there is no refund or you may defer the course until the next available training date should we be able to fill your space. If the course is cancelled for any reason a full refund will be given. 

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