award in adapting Pilates for pre and post-natal clients

course structure | dates & venue | course price

There will be focus on the considerations for safe and effective Pilates exercises and how to plan and adapt Pilates exercises for pregnancy and post-natal clients.

The course will cover:

  • The physical changes which take place during the ante and post-natal periods
  • The physical, mental, social and well-being benefits of pilates for ante and post-natal women
  • How to support ante and post-natal clients taking part in pilates
  • The contra-indications to pilates for ante and post-natal clients
  • How to manage risks in ante and post-natal pilates classes
  • How to adapt the Pilates repertoire for safe and affective pre and post-natal lesson planning
  • The role of the pelvic floor, core and stabilisers in pre and post-natal classes and safe and effective exercises for these important muscle groups
  • Movement for good posture and back care during pregnancy
  • The use of props to maximise comfort
  • Breathing practices, visualisations, affirmations, mindfulness and relaxation for pre & post-natal clients
  • The stages of labour and breathing techniques for birth preparation
  • Principles of active birth
  • Post-natal considerations including diastasis recti check
  • The nutritional requirements for the ante and post-natal period
  • The principles of collecting information to plan a safe and effective pilates class for ante and post-natal clients
  • How to plan a Pilates class for ante and post-natal clients
  • Marketing and building a successful class

course structure

Upon registration for the course, you will be sent a manual and can start to learn the theory in preparation for the face to face training. Alongside this, be given access to a multitude of video recordings and resources to support your learning journey.

On the first day of training, you will receive a hard copy of the Harmonise Training Academy Manual.

During the face to face training

Course pre-requisites


Certification and Accreditation

about your tutors

Clare Francis, former owner of Revitalise and founder of Harmonise Training Academy, has been teaching pre and post-natal clients for almost 20 years and has 3 children. She holds a YMCA awards pre and post-natal certification, Stott Pilates pre-natal certificate and completed a pregnancy yoga teacher training with Drishti who are a Yoga Alliance registered school. Clare is also trained and experienced in Pregnancy massage. Clare brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this course which she has tailored specifically for Yoga teachers.

Stacey Beattie, trained with and teaches for Harmonise Training Academy, Stacey has gone on to build a successful client base for both group classes and 1:1’s. Her journey since qualifying in her own words ‘couldn’t have gone any better’. Stacey has been working alongside Clare at Harmonise Training Academy since she qualified, and now tutors on the Pilates Teacher Training Course and a number of Harmonise Pilates CPD courses and workshops. Trained by Harmonise and Stott Pilates, she is also a trained L3 assessor and holds a L3 award in education and training.

dates & venue

Course dates: Join the waitlist to be informed when course dates are released.

Venue: Revitalise, 123a Western Rd, Hove, BN3 1DB

course investment

Early bird: £375   Full Price: £395

Payments may be spread over 4 months.

Contact who will be happy to answer any queries you may have.