Train with us and become a Yoga Teacher, Pregnancy Yoga Teacher, Postnatal Yoga Teacher, Children's Yoga Teacher, Antenatal Educator or Integration Therapist


Established in 2007, we now have teachers all over the UK offering classes, courses & retreats in Yoga, Pregnancy Yoga, Antenatal Education, Postnatal Yoga, Women’s Yoga, Children’s Yoga, Yoga for Teens, Yoga for Mental Health and now we are launching our new Integration Therapy for working with individuals. 

About Us

Combining ancient yoga traditions, evidence-based science, psychotherapy and a modern understanding of fascia, anatomy and movement, our courses are utterly fascinating and in-depth. All delivered in a clear and grounded way, we enable you to become a teacher with a deep richness and quality of depth to your understanding of what it means to be a Yoga Teacher in today’s modern world.

We are delighted to say that we receive wonderful feedback daily from people all across the UK who love us, our teachers, our classes and 121 sessions. Together we can help you help others and enjoy a rewarding and successful career of your own!

Training Courses 2019-2020

PREGNANCY YOGA TRAINING - near BIRMINGHAM

This 100hr training takes place over 3 long weekends. Plus receive on-going support & mentoring to help you complete your studies to become as a Pregnancy Yoga & Birth Preparation Antenatal Education teacher and expert specialist in this field (over 3-6months):

  • Feb 15th 6-9pm and Feb 16th & 17th 10-5.30pm

  • March 22nd 6-9pm and March 23rd & 24th 10-5.30pm

  • May 10th 6-9pm and May 11th & 12th 10-5.30pm

Open to all applicants; no previous yoga teaching experience necessary to complete this training opportunity. Once course is completed you will have an opportunity to be supported and mentored as you set up and grow your business by joining our community of Yoga Teachers.

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PREGNANCY YOGA TRAINING - LOndon; STRETCH STUDIO

This 65hr training takes place over 3 short intensive weekends, ideally suited to existing yoga teachers wishing to add another string to their bow.

  • April 5, 6 & 7 and 26, 27 & 28 2019 (Fri 10-5.30pm / Sat 1-8pm / Sun 11.30-5.30pm)

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200 & 300hr YOGA TEACHER TRAINING - brighton

This in-depth training takes place over 10 long weekends spread out over 1yr, giving you time to learn, absorb and integrate all that you are studying on your yoga journey. With expert teachers each with nearly 20years of yoga experience behind them, you will be in expert hands. Course includes key modules on:

  • History & Philosophy of Yoga - where all this has come from and how it applies to us today

  • Modern Anatomy (parts of the body) & Physiology (how the body works) - let by guest experts who are leading the way in the world of Fascia and Intelligent Movement and all that that means

  • Asana Studies (postures & intelligent movement) - it is not just about replicating a pose but how to teach the feel of the pose and the integral movements in between. Experts in scaravelli-inspired, vinyasa flow and restorative all contribute to give you a rich and deep understanding of the practices and how you can be creative with them

  • Pranayama Studies (breathing practices) - and how these deeply effect the nervous system and the mind

  • Mudras (hand gestures) & Mantras (sound) Studies - and their powerful effects

  • Mindfulness & Meditation - how to teach and develop this for you and for your students, including the latest in scientific neuroscience and key processes for becoming whole through advanced NLP practices

  • Yoga for Mental Health - examining the rise in mental health and how and why yoga, mindfulness and meditation are key tools to help us combat this

  • And more…!

  • Complete additional models to top up to the full 300hr certification.

Summer 2019:

  • May 24th 6-9pm, May 25th & 26th 10-5.30pm

  • June 7th 6-9pm, June 8th & 9th 10-5.30pm

  • June 21st 6-9pm, June 22nd & 23rd 10-5.30pm

Autumn 2019:

  • Sept 6th 6-9pm, Sept 7th & 8th 10-5.30pm

  • Sept 20th 6-9pm, Sept 21st & 22nd 10-5.30pm

  • Oct 4th 6-9pm, Oct 5th & 6th 10-5.30pm

Winter 2020:

  • Jan 10th 6-9pm, Jan 11th & 12th 10-5.30pm

  • Jan 24th 6-9pm, Jan 25th & 26th 10-5.30pm

  • Feb 7th 6-9pm, Feb 8th & 9th 10-5.30pm

Spring/Summer 2020:

  • April 24th 6-9pm, April 25th & 26th 10-5.30pm (with celebratory dinner on the Saturday evening)

Spaces limited for this small group training.

Once course is completed you will have an opportunity to be supported and mentored as you set up and grow your business by joining our community of Yoga Teachers.

Please enquire for more details.

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POSTNATAL YOGA TRAINING - near BIRMINGHAM

Over 3 long weekends, enabling you to teach Postnatal Yoga, Mum & Baby Yoga and Women’s Health Yoga with a focus on pelvic floor recovery and restore your core strength strategies:

  • Oct 18th 6-9pm, October 19th & 20th 10-5.30pm

  • Nov 1st 6-9pm, Nov 2nd & 3rd 10-5.30pm

  • Dec 6th 6-9pm, Dec 7th & 8th 10-5.30pm

Open to all yoga teachers; and anyone who has already completed LushTums Pregnancy Yoga Training and/or LushTums 100hr or 200hr Yoga Training Courses.

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WIGGLEBUMS & WIGGLEKIDS CHILDRENS YOGA TEACHER TRAINING - MONMOUTHSHIRE

Ideal for those passionate about bringing the benefits of yoga, mindfulness and meditation, in a fun and engaging way, to pre-schoolers & primary aged children, through classes and also through funded programmes within nursery & school settings.

  • Jan 28, 29, 30, 31 & Feb 1

  • March 15, 16, 17

Open to all applicants; no previous yoga teaching experience necessary to complete this training opportunity.

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YOGA MOVES - TEENAGER YOGA TEACHER TRAINING - monmouthshire

  • May 10, 11, 12 + 31

  • June 1, 2 + July 6, 7

Open to all applicants; no previous yoga teaching experience necessary to complete this training opportunity.

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MINDSET MATTERS - YOGA, NLP AND MIND HACKS TO HELP CHILDREN AND TEENS WITH THEIR MENTAL HEALTH - monmouthshire

  • Dec 7, 8, 9 2019

  • Jan 11, 12, 13

  • March 30, 31 2020

Open to all applicants; no previous yoga teaching experience necessary to complete this training opportunity.

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INTEGRATION THERAPIST TRAINING - monmouthshire

We are delighted to be launching this remarkable and fascinating teacher training opportunity, with our founder’s sister, Patricia Maddalena. Patricia has been developing this for over twenty years and is the presenter, therapist and coach on Transformation TV.

Designed to teach you up to 20 key processes that you can use to help yourself and others heal - heal from past trauma and peak experiences - to bring the fractured personality, or the disassociated self, back to wholeness.

Where as many other therapy will leave you looking at your stuff, this actually helps you to reintegrate it fully. Enabling you to truly move forward with your life.

With countless case studies behind her, we look forward to sharing this with you!

  • March 8th 6-9pm, 9th & 10th 10-5.30pm

  • March 29th 6-9pm, 30th & 31st 10-5.30pm

  • May 17th 6-9pm, 18th & 18th 10-5.30pm

Open to all applicants; no previous experience necessary to complete this training opportunity. Please enquire now for this small group training. Apply now. Or for more information, pop across to our Living Free website where you will find full details.

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Once any of your training courses are complete, you will have an opportunity to be supported and mentored as you set up and grow your business by joining our community of Yoga Teachers.

Meet our founder

Here is Clare Maddalena 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.

Listen to Clare’s interview - Why do this work! And get inspired!

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! 

Our Story

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 people; teaching them yoga, 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 for pre-schoolers and primary school children, Yoga Moves for teens & Mindset Matters for children and young adults with mental health disorders. This range of yoga and NLP inspired teacher training programmes uniquely to us, bring the best in these specialisms together. Excitingly we have teachers now active in schools and nurseries working directly with children and teachers; and we hope to grow this more throughout the UK. We are also delighted to announce the launch of our latest training Integration Therapy. 

CPD WEEKEND COURSES IN ADDITIONAL MODULES TO HELP YOU DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS FURTHER INCLUDE:

  • BABY & TODDLER FIRST AID

  • ANATOMY, FASICA & INTELLIGENT MOVEMENT

  • ANTENATAL EDUCATION - A&P OF PREGNANCY AND BIRTH

  • MINDFULNESS, MENTAL HEALTH, importance of LANGUAGE & NLP processes to help

  • POSTNATAL RECOVERY - DEALING WITH DIASTASIS RECTI 

  • WHAT IS YOGA - AN INTRODUCTION DAY

  • PRACTICES TO DEVELOP YOUR TEACHING - INCLUDING KEY CUES AND ASSISTS

CONTACT US with any questions you might have or to register your interest for 2019’s courses. All 2018 courses now full.

Testimonials

“What a wonderful training. Steeped in science and research whilst also honouring the more esoteric and spiritual sides of yoga in a way thats accessible or all. Highly recommend.” Kate Thorman, Midwife

“I’ve been on a lot of trainings, but nothing compares to the wonderful experience I’ve had with Clare & LushTums. All her courses are so special.” Kate Anderson

I trained a few years ago with another yoga school, but hadn't started to teach because I didn't have the confidence or the full skill set - until I trained again with LushTums. It really was the best thing ever." Jaina, Manchester

"It might sound silly, but training has changed me and my life in so many ways. It's honestly, AMAZING!" Claire, Ayrshire

"I couldn't be more grateful. Thank you, Clare and the LushTums team. I gave up my career as a solictor to follow my heart and my passion and now have a flexible career that works around my family. I love it.” Clair, Bristol

 
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