Become a Pregnancy Yoga teacher, Postnatal Yoga teacher, Children's Yoga and/or Antenatal Educator with LushTums
Tens of thousands of pregnant women and new mums have enjoyed our classes since 2007. We have grown organically over just the last few years and now have teachers all over the UK. By training to become a teacher with us you can help bring the best in yoga & mindfulness and science & research to even more women, their partners and children, helping to empower them during this hugely transformative time on their pregnancy and parenting experiences.
What will you learn?
Combining evidence-based science, psychotherapy and ancient yoga traditions, our courses are fascinating and in-depth - delivered in a grounded, balanced and clear way.
Enjoy our intensive contact days together learning everything you need to know regarding teaching methods, yoga, neuroscience, women, pregnancy, birth, anatomy & physiology, motherhood, babies, children and parenting.
All training is fully supported by our course tutors who are all experts in their fields with decades of experience and our own in-house midwife, NLP master practitioner and expert Yoga Therapist teachers.
You will be welcomed to join our community of teachers, via our private Facebook group to receive on-going support, inspiration, research and evidence - as it is our aim to ensure you always stay at the leading edge of this specialism.
Teachers wishing to benefit from our years of business experience can sign up for a Coaching & Mentoring package. Others who need help with marketing and artwork, help is on hand, for low cost monthly support packages or one of assistance.
At the core of our ethos is the belief that 'everything has a place' - so we honour our students by giving them information on all possible options - enabling and empowering them to make their own informed decisions along the way.
While pregnancy, birth, motherhood and parenting are all 'natural', everyday experiences which are for many amazing and life-changing, this is not always the reality for all women. Some women will find it isolating, exhausting, stressful and overwhelming. Many people suffer from mental health issues during pregnancy, while their children are young and even the children themselves experience anxiety and other issues. Practices and techniques from our classes can help all the family - and now in our society we need this more than ever.
Unlike other trainings or approaches, we do not put any 'ideals' about pregnancy, birth or parenting on any pedestals. Instead we will teach you how to be clear, realistic and open so you are able to fully support the individual mothers, fathers, children and all of their choices, in your classes, at all times, however and whatever they are presenting with.
We are delighted to say that we receive wonderful feedback daily from people all across the UK who love us and our classes. Together we can help you help others and enjoy a rewarding and successful career of your own!
Year of Experience
Clare began as a yoga teacher back in 2003. She created LushTums in Brighton in 2007, after the birth of her son, her first child. Realising the incredible benefits her own yoga practice had on her pregnancy, birth and mothering journey, she decided to share this with others and LushTums was born.
Clare is also a registered Antenatal Educator and Birth Doula with FEDANT (the UK's leading body for antenatal education and midwifery) and has personally taught and worked with well over 10,000 women; teaching them pregnancy yoga, antenatal education, postnatal yoga and women's yoga. You'll still find Clare teaching weekly in several studios across Brighton today.
Clare partnered up with her sister, Patricia Maddalena, expert NLP Master Practitioner and Coach for over twenty years and together they created WiggleBums, WiggleKids, Yoga Moves & Mindset Matters - a host of yoga and NLP inspired programmes that bring the best in these specialisms into classes, schools and nurseries.
Together they bring some of the best teachers who co-collaborate to deliver various modules of the training course they have designed. Meaning you'll benefit from the years of experience from our team of experts in:
Mindfulness, meditation and mental health - the importance of this for pregnancy women and new mothers
Dedicated in-house midwife - so you can fully understand the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, birth, postnatal recovery
NLP master practitioner and life coach - the importance of language, the stories we tell, language and behaviour and the huge impact this has on women and critically the children coming through
Restorative, Scaravelli-inspired and Vinyasa Flow styles - blended and adapted to suit the pregnant and postnatal anatomy
Fascia, intelligent movement & it's relationship to yoga - delivered by expert author Joanne Avison
Today, the our community of teachers is growing, all working together to support, empower and help even more families than ever, supported by Clare, Patricia and the in-house team at HQ... We couldn't be more delighted!
Are we the right organisation for you?
We have exciting opportunities for new teachers to launch in areas across the UK and around the world!
Our current teachers come from all walks of life. Some are mothers, some aren't. Some were yoga teachers already, many weren't. We have trained midwives, doulas, massage therapists, executives and teachers.
The common theme between them all is a passion for working in yoga, education, pregnancy, birth, babies, mamas, parenthood and/or children. So if you are looking for a rewarding and flexible career, teaching classes, courses or running retreats, either independently or within nursery or school settings, we would love to hear from you.
Our training is complete and in-depth, meaning if you have had had no previous experience in yoga, antenatal education or working with parents or children, then worry not. We will fully train you and support you on your way. This is what we bring to the table. In return we are looking for passion, enthusiasm, commitment and drive - a dedication and hardworking business ethic to delivering the best classes you can and building your business using our magic recipe - this is what you bring to the table.
Our courses each take approximately three months to complete, however after your first 5 days, you will be ready to begin teaching and gaining practical experience as you complete your training.
Fully mentored and supported along the way, Clare, Patricia and our senior teaching team at HQ and our community of teachers, are all on hand to help you on your way.
Sounds good? Contact us for more info today
BIRMINGHAM TASTER DAY!! Come along to meet some of our team at YogaHaven’s city centre studio. Happening on Thursday 18th October, 12.30-3.00pm.
Everyone who attends will have an opportunity to ask questions and try some techniques we teach in our classes - as well as a receive a free Goodie Bag!!
If you are interested in attending to meet our founders and some of our teachers, please email us to let us know you are coming along - email@example.com
Meet our founder, Clare Maddalena and hear her talking about yoga, movement and mental health at the NIPS Seminar in Sept 2018 - sharing tools and techniques and science on how yoga can help all of us and children with Mental Health concerns.
Here is Clare sharing her inspirational story about LushTums, her approach and why we and so many others are passionate about all things bump, birth, baby & beyond!
join us for expert 100hr SPECIALIST courses IN:
PREGNANCY YOGA & antenatal educator TEACHER TRAINING (march 1, 2, 3 + 8, 9, 10 + April 6, 7)
POSTNATAL YOGA (Mum & BABY and Women’s yoga) TEACHER TRAINING - (may 17, 18, 19 + 24, 25, 26 + june 29, 30)
intermediate & advance yoga teacher training (june 7, 8, 9 + 14, 15, 16 + July 13, 14)
WIGGLEBUMS & WIGGLEKIDS CHILDRENS YOGA TEACHER TRAINING (JAN 28, 29, 30, 31 + Feb 1 + march 22, 23, 24
Yoga moves - teenager Yoga teacher training (may 10, 11, 12 + 31, June 1, 2 + july 6, 7)
Mindset matters - yoga, nlp and mind hacks to help children and teens with their mental health (dec 7, 8, 9 + jan 11, 12, 13 + march 30, 31)
integration THERAPIST training (jan 18, 19, 20 + 25, 26, 27 + march 1, 2, 3)