Become a Pregnancy Yoga teacher, Postnatal Yoga teacher, Children's Yoga and/or Antenatal Educator with LushTums

Tens of thousands of people 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, babies and children, helping to empower them during this hugely transformative time of pregnancy and becoming a parent.  

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 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 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.

Each training programme has particular modules delivered by experts senior tutors in their field; meaning you'll benefit from the years of experience that our team provides in areas such as:

  • Mindfulness, meditation and mental health - the importance of this for everyone, including pregnant women, mothers, fathers, children and teens

  • 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, behaviour and beliefs; and the huge impact this has on us and how our life unfolds

  • Restorative, Scaravelli-inspired and Vinyasa Flow styles - blended and adapted to suit the pregnant. postnatal and children’s 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 and would love to welcome you too!

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.

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.

Our ethos

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. Some people will find it isolating, exhausting, stressful and overwhelming. Many suffer from mental health issues during pregnancy, while their children are young and even the children themselves are now more than ever experiencing anxiety and other mental health disorders. We are passionate to help with this through all of our programmes.

We teach you to be knowledgeable, clear and realistic. We enable you to hold space from an expert and neutral perspective so you can fully support and empower the people you work with. You will develop a deep understanding of the benefits of yoga, mindfulness and even the power of language, the stories we tell ourselves and our values and beliefs. A powerful mix and unique mix indeed.

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!

Are we the right organisation for you?

We have exciting training courses happening all through the year, in London, Birmingham and Brighton. There are also on-going opportunities for you to join our team of teachers and receive on-going mentoring and support.

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, physiotherapists, massage therapists, executives, professionals and school 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.

For those who are new to yoga, our courses each take approximately two-three months to complete, however excitingly after just 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!

Watch Now! 

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.

Find Out More

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 TRAINING- BIRMINGHAM (march 1, 2, 3, 22, 23, 24 & April 27, 28 2019) - open to all

PREGNANCY YOGA TRAINING - LOndon (MARCH 2, 3 + 9, 10 + APRIL 6, 7 2019) - open to yoga teachers only

POSTNATAL YOGA (MUM & BABY AND WOMEN’S YOGA) TRAINING - BIRMINGHAM (MAY 17, 18, 19 + 24, 25, 26 + JUNE 29, 30 2019) - open to all

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED YOGA TRAINING -Birmingham (JUNE 7, 8, 9 + 14, 15, 16 + JULY 13, 14 2019) - open to any yoga teachers wishing to develop further

WIGGLEBUMS & WIGGLEKIDS CHILDRENS YOGA TEACHER TRAINING - monmouthshire (JAN 28, 29, 30, 31 + FEB 1 + MARCH 22, 23, 24 2019) - open to all

YOGA MOVES - TEENAGER YOGA TEACHER TRAINING - monmouthshire (MAY 10, 11, 12 + 31, JUNE 1, 2 + JULY 6, 7 2019) - open to all


INTEGRATION THERAPIST TRAINING - monmouthshire (autumn 2019) - open to all


CPD weekend courses in additional modules to help you develop your skills further include:

Baby & toddler first aid


antenatal education - A&P of pregnancy and Birth



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


would you like A REWARDING AND FLEXIBLE CAREER too? Find out more today about join our growing team!