Applied Childbirth Physiology + Pelvic Floor Intensive (15H CET)


Cet Applied Childbirth Physiology & Pelvic Floor Intensive

This continuing education training is for current prenatal and postnatal yoga teachers and fitness trainers, birth workers and doulas who would like to have a better understanding of:

  • biomechanical changes during labour and birth
  • movement principles and practices to support physiological labour and birth
  • biomechanics of breath fundamentals for childbirth preparation
  • anatomy and physiology of the pelvic floor 
  • diagnostic assessments on pelvic mobility 
  • diagnostic assessments on pelvic floor health

This CET is part of our 100H Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training and will be led by Dewi Chen (E-RYT200, RPYT, CD/PCD(DONA)) and Preet Singh  (Women's Health Physiotherapist, Embrace Physiotherapy).


"Anatomy tells you what it is. Physiology tells you what it does."


We created this CET because we see the need for yoga teachers, movement professionals and birthworkers who work with prenatal and postnatal persons, to understand the physiological process of labour and birth and how the pelvic floor responds to those changes.

Most prenatal and postnatal trainings in movement fields like yoga and pilates might touch on joints, muscles and ligaments of the pelvis, from the viewpoint of needing to stabilise and strengthen (during pregnancy), as well as recover (post-birth).

What is often not included from such trainings, and what this course helps to address, are the biomechanical processes that need to occur during labour and birth, including how the cervix changes with the movement of the fetus during labour, and what movement principles and positions can encourage or inhibit those processes to occur.

This requires a different lens of looking at the pelvis - from its structure to the soft tissue components which include the uterus and the uterine ligaments. In this course, you will learn:

  • how the pelvis modifies structurally
  • what allows for those modifications
  • what are the movement principles that will help create space, suppleness and strength 
  • relationship of the breath to pelvic floor mobility

We will also look at the biomechanics of breathing and how the the breath helps with labouring and pushing. 



Knowledge of basic anatomy of the pelvis, its anatomical movements and how it connects to the upper and lower limbs. 

Prior training or experience working with prenatal and postnatal populations is encouraged, but not a necessity.



Upon completion of this programme, you can register the 15 CET hours with Yoga Alliance.




TRAINING DATES: 17 & 18 August 

17 AugThursday1pm - 6pm
18 AugFriday8.30am-12pm, 1pm-6pm

Post-course assignment on class design will need to be completed if you are intending to apply for CET hours under Yoga Alliance.

Pregnant Student In Side Lunge Prenatal Yoga



(early bird - by 30 Jun)



  • inclusive of all course materials and provision of mats and all yoga props needed during the course
  • continuous support and mentorship during the course
  • post-course assignment mentorship and follow-up

Installment plans are available via Atome (additional admin charges apply).



Anatomy & Physiology of Labour & Childbirth 

Anatomy and Physiology of the Birthing Body 

Anatomy of the Pelvis 

Key movement principles for childbirth preparation

Fetal Positioning and implications

Pelvic Floor Health Intensive

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Pregnant Student In Prenatal Yoga Class Kneeling in Virasana

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