Poppy Perinatal Yoga 3-Day Training, Cheltenham
with Charlie Speller

Wednesday 11th - Friday 13th March 2020


Pregnancy, birth, and post-birth are some of the most magnificent and intense life journeys a person can experience. It is an emotional and spiritual experience. It is transformational and life-altering. 

The prenatal and postnatal yoga practices taught here are created to help you navigate your way through these life changes with more support, strength, and confidence.

This course is open to yoga teachers/professionals, aspiring teachers, birthworkers, or anyone who is pregnant or post-birth.


To provide excellent professional training and development for yoga teachers and aspiring yoga teachers who teach prenatal and postnatal yoga students.

Core Values:

  • EDUCATION: Provide the most up-to-date and evidence-based information about how to best support pregnant and postpartum people.

  • EMPOWERMENT: Encourage self-advocacy through informed decision-making and integration of knowledge into your life

  • COMMUNITY: Foster inclusive community for yoga professionals and yoga practitioners

Philosophy and Style:

Pregnancy, birth, and postpartum recovery are rich and intense experiences. The yoga practices within the Poppy Perinatal Yoga style are designed to help people:
1) balance and align the body and emotions
2) skillfully soften and relax within intensity
3) increase stamina and endurance for the realities of labor, childbirth, and postpartum recovery
The pranayama and asana practices meet you where you’re at and accommodate your needs during pregnancy and post-birth, whether you need a slow/gentle practice or moderate to more athletic practice. This style of yoga is Forrest-inspired and incorporates specialized core exercises designed for supporting prenatal and postnatal people.

Who Can Attend:

The training is open to yoga teachers/professionals, aspiring teachers, birthworkers, or anyone who is pregnant or post-birth. You do not have to be a teacher.

Training Curriculum:

The Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training is offered as a 3-day and a 9-day training. The 3-day is Part 1 that can be taken as a standalone training. The 9-day consists of Part 1 and Part 2 for those who would like a more comprehensive training and become a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) status with Yoga Alliance (USA) Each training provides yoga teachers its own comprehensive manual, daily meditation and breathwork exercises, prenatal and postnatal yoga classes, hands-on assists workshops, sequencing excel uses and the information and tools for skillfully supporting women through pregnancy and postpartum. The 9-day training also includes teaching practicum, feedback on teaching, additional sequencing exercises, and special training modules on pelvic anatomy/physiology and energetics of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. The 9-day is followed by 10 non-contact hours of coursework.

This is the 3 day training which will enable teachers to support women through pregnancy and postpartum.

About the Poppy Perinatal Yoga founder:

Catherine Allen, E-RYT 500 and Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula, created this Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training after encountering an abundance of fear-based misinformation and limited support for the challenges she faced during her pregnancies, pregnancy loss, childbirth, and postpartum depression.  Cat has taught countless pregnant and postpartum students throughout her 18-year teaching career and has learned immensely from birth professionals and experts. She weaves together all the collected wisdom from her personal and professional experiences to bring to you the most up-to-date information for teaching your pregnant and postpartum students.

About the course teacher: 

Charlie Speller is an authorized teacher of the 3-Day Poppy Perinatal Yoga Teacher Training. She is a bodyworker, Forrest Yoga Guardian in Training and energy healer — having studied and worked as an assistant to Shaman, Esther Lim. Charlie specialises in helping people to get out of pain and to realise their potential. Her passion and commitment to teaching prenatal and postnatal yoga stems from experiences in her own pregnancy loss, subsequent pregnancy and postpartum recovery. Charlie worked with pelvic floor re-education specialists as part of her own re-habilitation and studied baby massage.  She is an experienced teaching coach, who brings compassion, empathy and truth to her teaching. For more info about Charlie and her blog visit www.charliespeller.com .

Course Schedule:

Day 1 -
1pm-5pm (4hrs)

Day 2 -
10am-12pm & 1.30-5pm (5.5hrs)

Day 3 -
9am-12pm & 1.30-3.30pm (5hrs)

Cost : £395

Venue : The Yoga Studio at Cheltenham Yoga & Pilates Studios, First Floor, 53-57 Rodney Road, GL50 1HX.