Level 1 Poppy Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training

A course with Charlie Speller

  Starts Mon 11 Mar


Become a qualified prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher.
Gain essential tools to support your students.
For teachers (and interested students).

Mon 11th Mar 2024 ~ 9am to 6pm (9hrs)
Tue 12th Mar 2024 ~ 9am to 6pm (9hrs)
Wed 13th Mar 2024 ~ 9am to 6pm (9hrs)

- £395 -

About the class

This is the "Level 1 Poppy Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training" with senior yoga teacher and Forrest Yoga Guardian Charlie Speller.

Upon completion of this training:

You will be a qualified prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher!

Who can attend:

The training is open to -

* yoga teachers / professionals

* aspiring yoga teachers

* birth-workers

* anyone who is pregnant or is experiencing pelvic floor disfunction.

You do not have to be a yoga teacher.​

About the course:

Through the use of safe movement, meditation, alignment, hands on assists and breath work, you’ll gain essential tools for navigating the life-changing events of pregnancy, birth and post-birth with more support, strength and confidence — for yourself and/or for your clients.

The Poppy approach teaches you how to accommodate your/your student's needs during pregnancy and post-birth — whether that's a slow, gentle practice or a moderate to more athletic practice. The Poppy approach to prenatal and postnatal yoga is Forrest Yoga Inspired and incorporates specialised alignment and core exercises designed for supporting prenatal and postnatal people.

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

What's included:

— Live daily yoga asana classes appropriate for pregnancy and post-birth

— Accessible meditation practices

— Daily breath-work

— Hands on Assists workshops

— A comprehensive manual with pose names, photos and cues

— A formula for sequencing safe and effective prenatal and postnatal yoga classes


To receive your certificate of completion and qualify as a prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher, you must have 100% attendance and participation in all sessions. If for any reason you have to miss parts of the course arrangements can be made to make up the time.

Who Can Attend:

The training is open to yoga teachers/professionals, aspiring teachers, birth-workers, or anyone who is pregnant or is experiencing pelvic floor disfunction. You do not have to be a yoga teacher.​


Charlie is using sliding scale pricing to address some of the systemic inequalities of race and class. 'Please pay on the scale according to your ability, resources, and privilege. Thank you, Charlie'.

Supporter Price £395

Sustainer Price £350

Community Price £295

Use the book button on this page if you can pay the Supporter Price. If you would like to pay Sustainer or Community, please email

About Charlie:

~ Forrest Yoga Guardian

~ Poppy Perinatal Yoga Teacher Trainer

~ Senior Teacher, Yoga Alliance Prof.

~ Bodyworker

~ Shamanic Healer

~ Business Woman

~ Mama

I'm a multi-disciplinary practitioner. I uniquely combine my skills to help people feel empowered to take ownership of their own well-being — physical, emotional, Spiritual.

My specialism is pelvic health — education, deep connection, scar tissue remediation, prenatal/postnatal yoga and movement for optimal pelvic function.

I am fascinated by and passionate about all things pelvis-related. As a Poppy Perinatal teacher trainer and pelvic health educator, I prioritise the interconnections between pelvic function (biomechanics), health (biochemistry) and the deep magick of the pelvis in my teaching. When interwoven, these elements make up the biomagickal pelvis — a term I've created to describe the power and potential held in the pelvis.

My passion for pelvic health arose from my own pregnancy loss, subsequent full-term pregnancy, giving birth and postpartum recovery. I have had the honour and pleasure to study with top practitioners in this field — Catherine Allen, Dr Kathy Dooley, Christine Kent and Dr Ellen Heed who is my mentor for Scar Tissue Remediation and Management (STREAM).

I regularly work with clients with pelvic organ prolapse, stress incontinence, post-birth scarring and other pelvic floor complications. Our work together empowers them to heal their physical and emotional bodies naturally (yes — naturally!).

Practical stuff:

Wear warm layers and bring your yoga mat. You can bring your own props but there are studio straps, blocks, bolsters and blankets that you are welcome to borrow.

Like to work more with Charlie?

Whilst Charlie is in Cheltenham, along with the Poppy Perinatal 3 day training, she'll be teaching a 1.5 day pelvic floor immersion. Find more info on those at or email us at to enquire.

*** Please note Workshops will be refunded only if we can find someone to take your place. Obviously we will take account of exceptional circumstances. If you have chosen to pay in instalments, payments to completion will still be due. Please contact reception at and we’ll be happy to help.