Live stream or face to face – Pre/ Post-Natal Pilates teachers course

Sunday 3rd March and Sunday 10th March 2024 (10-5pm)

This course is available both live stream and face to face. This is a combination of Hybrid learning. Face to face for the workshop part is always preferable.


What is included in the course?

Course content: 24 hours workshop CPD

Pre requisites (This must be done prior to the workshop training approximately 12 hours, these are included in the price)

Pre recorded – ‘Breath of the wild’ – Online program (to be watched prior to the dates, )

Pre recorded -‘Postural analysis’ – Online program (to be watched prior to the dates)

Pre recorded -‘The truth about the core’ – Online program (to be watched prior to the dates)

Pre -recorded – ‘Neck, upper thorax and shoulder ‘ – Online program ( to be watched prior to the dates)

What is the cost of this course?

The live-stream and in-person course is £399 including vat and manual. (Before 25th February 2024) Pay and book here:

The live-stream and in-person course is £425 including vat and manual. (After 25th February 2024)

How long is the course?

The live-stream and in-person courses will run on Sundays 10.00am-5.00pm.

Do I get a certificate of attendance?

Yes. This will be sent to you electronically or in person. This is a CPD module.

Is there an exam?

You will be asked to submit a case study and worksheets will be given through out the course.

How long do I have in total to do all the case study and pre-requisites?

3 months in total

Why do I need to gain 8 CPD hours per year?

This is an industry standard and is to ensure that you are kept up to date with developing research and knowledge in the field. We keep a log of all of our instructors who have kept up with their annual CPD hours as it is a compulsory requirement.

Can I do this course?

This course is open to all that hold level 3 Mat-work course or physiotherapists with a recognised training provider.

Is the course all mat-work based?

The course include reformer, tower, chair and barrels. This is because the apparatus was the original foundation for the mat-work. There is plenty of repertoire to be taken away by both mat-work and reformer alike teachers.

Where is the workshop part of the course held?

Pilates Manchester, Cadman house, Unit 5 , 2 Wharf rd, Sale,  Greater Manchester , M33 2AF – Full details and also public transport here

Is there local accommodation? 

Yes, there is a hotel next to the studio. Plus Air B and B.

What if I am ill? And what is the cancellation policy?

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All teachers attending this course must hold a level 3 pilates matwork qualification or equivalent. This training is specifically designed to give you the skills to teach a foundational class in mat or apparatus to mothers and their babies pre and post from 6 weeks after birth and are open to qualified yoga teachers and dedicated pregnancy and post-natal practitioners too. We incorporate the full system of fascia and working with the embodiment of spaces and vacuums. As always niche’s course is slightly different with an ‘out of the box’ approach to anatomy.

You will learn how to support expectant and new mothers in re-connecting with their own health and well-being as well as guiding them in ways to be with their babies ‘in Pilates’. Expect a lot of fun and creativity as well as a thorough experiential and theoretical grounding in Pilates.

Course Content

Lectures on the physiological, biomechanical and postural changes that occur during the childbearing year will be related to the Pilates repertoire. You will be presented with specific obstetric conditions and the relevant management relating to IVF. Nisha will present material on pelvic floor that she has experienced through cadaver work. Guidelines will be presented to exercise in pregnancy including pre and postnatal. We will also look at class plans going through the three trimesters and how to work building repertoire post-baby. Appropriate exercise including the use of the resistance band and ball, small props will be taught including large apparatus including reformer, tower, chair and barrels. You will learn how to think and not what to think. A concept of treating the person rather than the condition.

Pregnancy anatomy. Plastinated (preserved) dissected cadaver of a pregnant female, revealing internal organs and a foetus (pale, lower centre). External muscle tissue (red) is also seen. This corpse, known as ‘Pregnant Woman’, is part of the travelling ‘Bodyworlds’ exhibition created by Gunther von Hagen.

Part 1: Theory

  • Physiological changes and physical problems during pregnancy
  • Benefits and risks of exercise during pregnancy
  • Safe exercising during pregnancy
  • When exercise is not advisable
  • Working with a prenatal client
  • Nutrition during pregnancy
  • Post-natal changes
  • Benefits and risks of post-natal exercise

Part 2: Pre- and Post-natal exercise assessment

  • General and specific exercise guidelines
  • Core training during pregnancy
  • Advising when it is appropriate to exercise
  • Guidelines and exercise recommendations for pre and post-natal clients
  • Example exercise programmes


  • To develop qualified Pilates teachers’ expertise and complement trained professionals who already support women pre and post birth
  • To present a safe, conscious, healthy approach to Pilates pre/post-pregnancy, and provide practitioners with tools to teach pre/post natal yoga safely and effectively
  • To inspire and support women on their journey beyond pregnancy and into motherhood
  • To use embodiment of feeling and emotion with regards to the central nervous system

By the end of the training you will:

  • Have a deeper understanding of the anatomy and physiology during the pre/post-natal period.
  • Better understand the physical and psycho-emotional changes that can occur during the postnatal period.
  • Be aware of common pre/postnatal ailments and know how to alleviate them.
  • Learn skills to teach a foundational class to mothers and their babies pre and post 6 weeks after birth, including practical “classroom management” skills when dealing with large classes.
  • Have a repertoire of matwork and apparatus repertoire for a group and private training.

What they said:

“I felt inspired by the way the course is delivered(addressing the whole)”. Teacher feedback

“Lots of new and different exercises”.

“Small group meant more attention to us and we were encouraged to use our own experiences. Nisha was positive and encouraged feedback”. Teacher feedback

“A plethora of exercises I can apply to a multitude of people but especially pregnant ladies and their specific issues”.