Pilates Pregnancy and Postnatal

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Take the next step with your pre and postnatal education. I am so happy to be able to offer you this workshop online. There is new content, new moves and new information! The Pilates Pregnancy and Postnatal online course will take a closer look at issues and programming and how to make a positive experience for your pre and postnatal clients and beyond – one video at a time.

This course focuses mostly on Reformer safe and Mat work safe exercises with pre-recorded videos.

Learner Outcomes

  • Understanding your duty of care when working with pre and postnatal clients
  • Effective programming for the different trimesters of pregnancy, and the changes associated
    with each stage
  • Grow your skills and client base as a Pilates Instructor
  • Understanding the key physical changes that impact on exercise prescription for pre and post-natal clients
  • Understanding key contraindications and risks to exercise in pre and post-natal clients
  • Maximising the use of the referral process where appropriate for pre and post-natal clients
  • Developing a repertoire of Pilates exercises that are appropriate for pre and post-natal clients
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse explained and pelvic floor safe exercises and programs included
  • DRAM explained, exercises and programs included to close the gap
  • Pelvic Girdle Pain explained, programs and exercises included


About the Course

For your benefit the following is covered in this course:

  • Contraindications
  • Pelvic girdle pain
  • SIJ dysfunction
  • Odema
  • Duty of care
  • Benefits
  • Prenatal timeline
  • The dangers of overheating
  • The effects of relaxing and how programming changes with the flux of this hormone
  • How to correctly work with symphysis pubis dysfunction
  • Cardio vascular changes
  • Hormonal changes
  • Respiratory system changes
  • Pelvic floor and the importance of working the eccentricleuscle phase
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Hypertonic pelvic floor
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Postural changes and programming to remedy
  • How to work with Diastasis Recti during pregnancy and how to close the gap postnatal
  • Mastitis
  • Caesarean section
  • Episiotomy

What is Included

You will also receive access to the online version of the course. The format is different to the face to face and is a great reminder of what we will cover in the course and specifically adds more details to the face to face content.

2 repertoire manuals for mat and reformer

10 CEC’s with The APMA

15 PDP’s with The Pilates Alliance of Australasia


“I really enjoyed the course and I’m really looking forward to the online content also. The content of yesterdays course was great.  I learnt a lot of valuable information that I can’t wait to use for myself and in my teaching. You are so knowledgeable when it comes to pilates and pre/post natal content and I loved the opportunity to sit down with you at the end and ask all my silly questions! Thank you!! It was also awesome to have the small number of participants and meet other pregnant pilates instructors!!” Mel Briglia


🙏“Thank you so very much for doing the hard work I am sure it took to get this priceless info out for those of us who need it and love it and fold it into our daily work.” Mel ⁠

💪“Many great exercises. I valued the exercise demonstrations the most. Lots of new exercises for pregnant clients, and a much better understanding of dos and don’ts!” Angela⁠

👩‍🎓“This was most definitely a great learning experience in a great learning atmosphere! I valued the practice and discussion and the theory behind it… as well as the prenatal programming.” Giane⁠

🌷“This workshop has definitely assisted me with my practice. I valued learning more about the pelvic floor and just how important it is to relax and not just working it. The most valuable content was what not to do pre and postnatal plus how to adapt the program as weeks progressed. I wanted to do this course as I felt that my original training was not quite enough to feel confident teaching.” Anna⁠

🤰“This course has provided me with lots of new and modified repertoire variations for all studio apparatus and mat work, from prenatal to post – very valuable information. I would absolutely recommend this workshop! I valued learning the new repertoire and doing the work on my own body. Great value for money” Alison⁠

“Thank you for such a fantastic course on Sunday. I really enjoyed it and definitely feel more confident working with pre and post natal clients given all the information learnt. I’m really excited about working through the remaining modules. It really is a fantastic course Louise 💜” Anna Renwick

“It was lovely meeting you virtually on Sunday. It has been wonderful as the resources are great, manuals for easy programming and most importantly knowing that client is getting the best exercises at every stage of their pregnancy. I wish had done this course earlier.” Annemarie Dimasi

“Hi Louise. Thanks so much for putting the pre post natal course together. I’ve been using some of the new exercises in my classes and my clients are loving them! The various formats of the course allowed the information to sink in and the continued focus on the most important aspects really made them stick. Thanks again!” Lloyd⁠

“Just letting you know I started the course today – hooray!! Loving the course so far, thank you!” Tash

“I’m sure I’ll use all your materials for a long time! 
Thanks for sharing your knowledges and being so useful!  All the best and hope to see you in real life!” Anna

“The course was great as I learnt new skills and importantly is helped me to strengthen my overall Pilates practice. If you are interested in working with pre and postnatal clients I would recommend this course. I valued the technical information and the demonstrations. The material was really useful. I choose this course as it was highly recommended by a colleague.” Ditta


I grew up in a very small mining town in Queensland. I always loved movement and the intense feeling of freedom it gave me. A commitment to movement was a founding drive going forward in my life and I decided to study dance at QUT in Brisbane. *******

I am a proud recipient of many Arts grants from the Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Victoria, the Foundation for Young Australians, and The Ian Potter Foundation during my dance career.*******

I started getting injuries. I started to want to put back into my body that the many years of hard dancing had taken out of it.*******

Everything began to change and now everything I do strives for the health and vitality in my own body, and the health of my clients. For me, it means striving to nourish my body with positive movement experiences and to keep things simple.*******

I was first drawn to Pilates as a method of injury prevention, and conditioning for dance. I loved the overall symmetry and balance it achieves within the body. Little did I know this would lead to the development of Taube Pilates. *******

I discovered that Pilates works from the inside out. Pilates exercises initiate from the pelvic floor and the transversus abdominis engaging. The transversus abdominis is the deepest layer of abdominal muscles, it wraps around your torso like your own internal corset. By engaging the transversus during each exercise you will strengthen your centre as well as develop a flatter structure to your abdominal muscles. I love how Pilates works all the muscles in the body without overloading the joints. *******

After suffering a knee injury with my dance career, I used mat-work exercises with props like the Pilates ball, plus equipment such as the cadillac, the Pilates chair and the Pilates reformer that work against spring-loaded resistance to rehabilitate. I did not expect the awesome changes in my body with a more  streamlined figure, strength like never before and more flexibility through my hamstrings. *******

Pilates is used for injury prevention, rehabilitation, to accelerate technique and performance in dance and sport, prenatal and postnatal conditioning, for osteoporosis and building of bone density, general conditioning and well-being. It is for all stages of your life and fitness level. From my experience, for best results a minimum of three studio sessions a week will ensure that your body gains strength and you will improve. Overall you should be doing 4 hours of Pilates per week to really gain optimum results, this could be a combination of home practice as well as studio sessions, trio and or private. *******

The extra effort I make to create inspiring and uplifting experiences for all my clients weather on line or face to face, keeps me motivated. I care for my unique studio cliental, and for my online course participants, as well as the wonderful teachers I meet at my face to face courses. My considered, creative and new choreography will continue to delight and inspire, delivering the wonderful healing power of Pilates direct to your body.

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