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What is YogaBellies International?

YogaBellies® are a collective of women helping women through yoga, founded in the UK by Cheryl MacDonald and has now become an international phenomenon. YogaBellies is a unique style of yoga created exclusively for women, guiding them through each of the key life stages using yoga and community to offer love, support and well-being. Now due to popular demand, YogaBellies Teacher Training and ethical business packages are available internationally.

In the past five years, YogaBellies teachers have taught over 18,000 women in the UK and Europe alone. YogaBellies is loved by celebrities including Kimberley Walsh (Girls Aloud) and Fearne Cotton and has received extensive media attention. YogaBellies has appeared on TV (BBC’s Dragons’ Den and ITV’s This Morning) and in publications such as HELLO, OK!, OM Yoga Magazine, MindBodyGreen, Womens’ Health Huffington Post and many, many more. Now due to popular demand, YogaBellies Teacher Training and ethical business packages are available internationally.

If you are based in the UK, please click here to find out your teaching options in the UK. Please note that the information on this page is for teachers outside of the UK only.

What can I expect from YogaBellies?

YogaBellies International offers women the opportunity to set up and run their own successful yet ethical YogaBellies business in your local area. Our successful franchise package has seen over 100 women in the UK successfully launch and grow their own YogaBellies business, making their dreams of giving something back and being able to focus on their family, a reality. Now women across the world can join them!

Our licensed training package provides you with a complete business package to teach and market your own YogaBellies classes, creating your own community of YogaBellies women in your country.

Our licensed business package includes:

* World-class YogaBellies Teacher Training (live or online;)
* A proven blueprint for set up and launch of your business;
* Pre-written class plans, handouts, reference materials and handbooks;
* Your own YogaBellies webpage;
* Class listings on our main website;
* One-to-one advice and support to set up your YogaBellies business including a 200 page operations manual and ongoing love from YBHQ;
* Custom built customer booking and management system to help you manage your business;
* Access to our YogaBellies world-wide intranet and support network of teachers across the globe;
* An established and world-wide recognized brand name in women’s well-being and fitness;
* Your YogaBellies uniform and much, much more

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How can I train with YogaBellies International?

Our International teachers currently have two ways to train with and join YogaBellies. We currently offer:

 Attend our live PeaceLoveYoga retreat in Bali, Indonesia and then complete the online training and home practice
 Complete YogaBellies for Women Teacher Training online

With both of our international training options, you can choose to train with YogaBellies and then:

 Become a licensed YogaBellies teacher or;
 Simply undertake the training, for your own personal knowledge, or as part of your yoga journey, or to teach under your own brand or yoga school name.

The training course is exactly the same whichever path you choose, it’s the after support and use of the brand that differs. You can take your time to choose and if you decide you wish to become a licensed teacher at a later date, that’s okay too.

If you are based in the UK, please click here to find information on our franchise packages.

Where can I find out more YogaBellies PeaceLoveYoga Retreat in Bali?

The PeaceLoveYoga Retreat for Women retreat is the opportunity to look at not only your yoga practice, but your life as a whole, to re-evaluate what’s important to you and where you want to be. Yoga is a key tool in woman’s life for health, wellness and longevity and we show you how to use our unique YogaBellies techniques to improve your life through yoga. This retreat is the perfect opportunity for you to explore, develop and deepen your personal yoga and meditation practice, whilst learning deeply healing life-transforming skills, all within exceptional and inspiring environments around the world.

This boutique retreat is also the foundation of our Certified YogaBellies for Women Teacher Training. If you wish to go on to teach YogaBellies classes, we also offer an option to team this retreat with further online and home practice and study to allow you to qualify as a YogaBellies Teacher.

You will enjoy beautiful, exotic and deeply spiritual surroundings and take positive steps towards and a new career and a new you.

You can find out about our Bali 2016 Teacher Training in more detail here.

Can I train with YogaBellies online?

Our on-line training is even more flexible to fit around you and your family, which after all, is the whole reason we began YogaBellies!

You can take up to 18 months to complete your YogaBellies for Women training, and at the end of your training, you will be awarded the title ‘Certified YogaBellies Teacher.’ The training is open to those are yoga teachers but also to anyone who loves all things women, pregnancy and baby.

You will be given access to our online YogaBellies Learning Academy where you will have access to everything you need to complete your qualification, start up and run a YogaBellies business and more. This includes audio slide tutorials, practice videos, articles, class plans, hand-outs and course books to help you learn and then to teach your classes.

Those who sign up for our YogaBellies for Women retreat (with the training package) in Bali will also receive access to our YogaBellies Learning System and can choose to become a licensed YogaBellies Teacher, or to teach independently.

Please note that online training is only available outside of the UK. For UK based teaching options please click here.

What type of classes do YogaBellies offer?

YogaBellies yoga practice embraces what it is to be a woman and the feminine aspects of our mind and body with love and acceptance through every stage of life – through the life phases of maiden (menstruation), mother (pregnancy and post-partum) and crone (menopause.) The belly is home to our body centered wisdom – our gut knowing, our female instinct for self-preservation. At YogaBellies, you don’t need to have a flat tummy to enjoy our style of yoga, we encourage women to embrace their natural curves and to love everything about themselves that is strong, feminine, sensitive and aware. All women are welcome at YogaBellies regardless of age, size or shape: we are a community of women supporting women.

YogaBellies classes incorporate traditional yoga asanas (postures;) self-hypnosis and deep relaxation; unique YogaBellies® touch therapies for mother and baby and positive life building experiences. Our classes are female only as we believe that yoga for women has many female specific therapeutic benefits. Our ladies only environment means that everyone can relax, move and speak freely.

YogaBellies classes are entirely unique and our bespoke formula means that 86% of our class attendees have never set foot in a yoga class before. We make sure our classes are non-scary, non-threatening, welcoming and open to all levels of practitioner. We believe that yoga is accessible to everyone.

YoagBellies International offer:

YogaBellies for Pregnancy
YogaBellies for Mum & Baby (post natal and baby yoga)
YogaBellies Baby Massage
YogaBellies for Mummy & Toddler (hatha yoga for mum with babies 18-36 months)
YogaBelles (our hatha yoga classes for women)

Do I have to be a yoga teacher to get involved?

No you don’t! Our YogaBellies retreat in Bali is for all levels of practitioner. If you want to become a YogaBellies teacher, we provide all of the training that you need you become accredited, insurable and confident to teach YogaBellies classes in your local area.

If you are unsure about your level of yoga practice or experience, get in touch and we can discuss where you are at and what kind of practice commitment you will need to get up to speed. At YogaBellies, we believe that ANYONE can learn the physical side of yoga, the most important thing for us not that you can wrap your legs around your head, but that you live and believe in our vision of women supporting women.

What is the YogaBellies Licensed Training Package?

If you decide to join the International YogaBellies family with our licensed training package, you will receive a complete business and licence package to help you launch your own YogaBellies business.

This means that you can legally use the name YogaBellies, our pre-written class plans, your own webpage and resources to market your classes in your area. You will have access to our incredible global YogaBellies intranet of teachers for ongoing support and daily love and a custom built booking and customer management system for you to organize and run your business. So in addition to your world-class YogaBellies teacher training, the brand in itself helps to promote your work and give you a head start.

From a promotional perspective, you don’t have to think about ‘marketing’ or building up a brand: We’ve done that for you already. We even provide all of the marketing, accounting and business tools that you need, which means that you can focus on what’s important: Teaching Yoga!

Your YogaBellies Business Goddess Training is included as part of your package as well as yoga teacher first aid training too and our exclusive online Yoganatomy teacher training module written by world-renowned yoga anatomy teacher and author David Keil.

You pay a minimal licence fee for all of these benefits and there is no obligation to renew.

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