Advanced CPD in Modern Pregnancy Functional Exercise Programming - ON-LINE/GLOBAL CERTIFICATION - Burrell Education

Advanced CPD in Modern Pregnancy Functional Exercise & Birth Preparation Programming – ON-LINE/GLOBAL CERTIFICATION

Please Note:  The Above Course Has Now Been Replaced by
the BRAND NEW Advanced Pregnancy Wellness Practioner ONLINE  Certification - ALL DETAILS BELOW!


Introducing a brand new certification from Burrell Education in associated with Michelle Lyons (Celebrate Mulliebrity - Women's Health Physiotherapy) and Sofie Jacobs (Urban Hatch - Midwife).

This brand new 2018 Global Online Certification, suitable for Fitness, Pilates, Yoga, Birth Preparation Coaches, Doulas, Physiotherapy professionals serving women in their Peri-Natal life phase aims to break new ground in terms of its MULTI-DISCIPLINARY depth and breadth of content, delivery, practical application, business building and support for the enrolled professional.


Awaiting Accreditation by the Register of Exercise Professionals in the UK and NASM in the US and Globally
Burrell Education is a Fully Licensed and Accredited Educator Provider.

The 7 Pillars of Excellence Explored - Here's Your Course Content

What does it truly take to serve the modern mom-to-be?  What does it take to truly complete the circle of care for this woman in the modern world?  Probably a lot more than we were originally led to believe through our original certifications which in general are highly focused on theory and contraindications as opposed to 'what's possible', practical application and the potential to do 'great work' whilst developing a nurturing and supportive partnership with the women we serve.

This certification is for you if.......

    • You are you working with Pregnant women but really feel you want and need to go much, much deeper than just providing standard or a stand-alone exercise class?
    • You feel that your previous education dealt mainly with the theory of Pregnancy but not the 'sentient' and deeper aspects from CONCEPTION TO 4th TRIMESTER that could really help you to complete your 'circle of care' for your clients and create a STANDOUT offering?
    • You want to deepen your education regarding Birth Preparation and add this to your work with your Pregnant clients.
    • You'd love to be confident to guide your client on a journey all the way from Barbell Bicep Curls and Prowler Pushes to beautiful Birth Preparation and everything in between to truly serve real women, living their real lives with modern movement habits.
    • You'd love to be truly skilled at prescribing exercise using a variety of tools both inside and outside of the gym scenario.
    • You want to deepen your education regarding Core Integrated Functional Training during Pregnancy and become skilled at adapting Functional Exercise kit for the needs of the Pregnant client.
    • You really want to have greater insight into the pressing issues that Pregnant women have and provide solutions for the areas of health, well-being and birth preparation that concern the modern mother most?
    • You want a better understanding  of and resources to help you help clients suffering with Post Natal Depletion, Depression and struggles coming to terms with their life as a mother.
    • You ready to create a deep, successful and satisfying business that creates happy and successful clients who become your LOYAL, RAVING FANS and you need to improve your business skills to do this! Yes? Then this Advanced CPD is for you!

Module 1:  Advanced  Anatomy and Physiology - Michelle Lyons and Jenny Burrell

Advanced Anatomy and Physiology

  • The Benefits of Pregnancy Exercise
  • Key System Changes During Pregnancy
  • Common Ailments During Pregnancy
  • The Role of the Midwife ‘From Booking To Birth + Beyond’ – Interview with Nina Parnham – Midwife
  • Red Flags and Referral Reasons in Pregnancy – Interview with Nina Parnham – Midwife

Module 2:  Advanced Prenatal Topics - Michelle Lyons

Fertility and Preconception

  • Lifestyle Choices to Enhance Fertility and Pre-Conception Health
  • Optimal Exercise for Fertility
  • Stress Management and Mindfulness – Can It Affect Fertility?
  • Barriers to Fertility: Understanding Mechanical Infertility
  • Evidence and Soft Tissue Strategies for Mechanical Infertility: Myofascial, Visceral and Lymphatic Techniques
  • Understanding Artificial Reproductive Technology Options
  • Working With Women Who Have High Risk Pregnancies
  • How Each Body System Is Affected by Pregnancy

The Pregnant Pelvis

  • Exercise in Pregnancy – What’s safe? What’s not?
  • Adding Cardio and Strength Training Safely to Exercise Prescription in Pregnancy
  • Understanding Pregnancy Related Pelvic Girdle Pain: Both SIJ and SPD
  • Assessment Strategies: How to tell the difference between lumbar, pelvic girdle and coccyx driven pain (and strategies for managing them)
  • Screening for issues like TOH, AVN and DVT’s – what are the signs/symptoms/tests?
  • Pregnancy related PGP – What are the risk factors? What are the the long term issues?
  • What exercise strategies work for getting out of pain (and staying out of pain)?
  • Manual Therapy, Bracing, Taping and other Soft Tissue strategies to relieve pain and restore function
  • Ergonomic Advice

Pelvic Floor Function During Pregnancy

  • Assessment of Pelvic Floor function
  • Bladder, Bowel and Sexual Health Issues
  • How to Optimally Exercise your Pelvic Floor During Pregnancy
  • Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy

Labour and Delivery

  • How to Train for Labour and Delivery (L&D): Exercise strategies to optimize preparation and increase mobility, strength, flexibility and endurance
  • Screening for Delivery Choices – what’s the evidence for positions, for choosing vaginal vs C-Section?
  • Orthopaedic Issues Around L&D – From Labral Tears to Neuropathies (understanding signs and symptoms, screening and strategies)
  • Episiotomies – The Evidence For And Against
  • OASIS – What are the Implications of Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries and How to Optimize Recovery

Module 3:  Prescribing 'Core Integrated' Purpose Driven Movement, Natal Mobility and The Pregnant Pelvis - Jenny Burrell + Michelle Lyons

The Pregnant Core, Pelvis and Natal Mobility

  • Lumbopelvic Pain in Pregnancy – Assessment and Treatment Strategies
  • Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnancy – Assessment and Treatment Strategies
  • Interview with Sinead Dufour – Pelvic Girdle Pain Specialist
  • PGP and Yoga – Interview and Practical Applications with Laura Feeney
  • Intrinsic Core Synergy During Pregnancy
  • Motherhood Movement Patterns
  • The Kegel Continuum
  • Biotensegrity and Movement Based Pelvic Floor Exercise
  • Integrated Core Exercise During Pregnancy – HUGE Video Movement Library
  • Functional Mobility Throughout The Trimesters – HUGE Video Movement Library
  • Visual Alignment Assessment During Pregnancy
  • Natal Myofascial Foam Rolling

Module 4:  Functional Loading, Programme Creation and Lifting Heavy Throughout The Trimesters  - Jenny Burrell  **BONUS CONTENT** - Adapting Functional Exercise Tools to the Natal Client

Functional Loading, Programme Creation and Lifting Heavy Throughout The Trimesters

  • Motherhood Movement Patterns Explored
  • Pregnancy Functional Exercises Regressed – HUGE Video Movement Library
  • The Movement Patterns When Lifting Heavy – Considerations Throughout The Trimesters – HUGE Video Movement Library
  • The ESSENTIALS of Integrated Functional Programming Throughout The Trimesters

Module 5:  The Science of Giving Birth & Birth Preparation Strategies - Sofie Jacobs - Urban Hatch - Midwife

The Science of Giving Birth & Birth Preparation Strategies

  • The Physiology of Labour and Birth
  • The Stages of Labour
  • The Main Hormonal Players in Labour and Birthing
  • Mechanisms of Birthing Process
  • Defining Physiological Birth
  • Physiological vs Normal Births – Can Anyone Have a Physiological Birth?
  • The Most Common Medical Birth Interventions – Induction of Labour,  Augmentation of Labour,  Epidural Analgesia,  Episiotomy,  Assisted Birth,C-Section
  • Positive Birthing Strategies – What is a Positive Birth?
  • Preparation for the Mind – Knowledge – Birth Plan – Support – mindfulness
  • Prep for the Body – Optimal Foetal Positioning, Jaw Relaxation, Breathing, Perineal Preparation
  • Prep for the Soul – Support and Mindfulness

Module 6:  Planning, Preparing And Recovering in the 4th Trimester - Jenny Burrell + Michelle Lyons

**BONUS CONTENT** - Optimal Nutrition for Post Natal Healing + Recovery Certification - Worth £247

**BONUS CONTENT** - Module 7 from the Breathe Better Certification

Planning, Preparing and Recovering in the 4th Trimester

  • Assessing the Post Natal Woman
  • Pelvic Health Post Birth – Screening for Bladder, Bowel and Sexual Health
  • Prolapse: Understanding Avulsion, Baden Walker vs POPQ – What does it all mean?
  • Are Pessaries an Option?
  • Pessary Deep Dive Interview with Sue Croft, Women’s Health Physiotherapist
  • Diastasis – What are the Best Strategies?
  • Post Natal Back Pain: Preventing, Managing and Reversing it
  • Postnatal Breast Health
  • Scar Management: Episiotomies and C-Sections
  • Returning to Exercise and Sport
  • Post Natal Depression, Post Natal Depletion and Crafting The ‘New Mom Identity’

Module 7:  Promoting Your Presence and Marketing Your Work + Worth - Jenny Burrell - Burrell Education Business Hub Foundation Module

Literally, a step by step video guide covering the ESSENTIALS of taking this education and creating either a LIVE OR ONLINE offering.  It's deep, it's big, hundreds of professionals have used these strategies successfully and they'll work for you too.  Remember, we need to be both SMART, EDUCATED and KNOW HOW TO AND BE ABLE TO RUN A BUSINESS!

Your Investment: £447

Monthly Instalments Available
6 Payments @£74.50
3 Payments @ £149
2 Payments @ £223.50

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Additional Info + FAQ's


Pre-Requisites: Who is this Advanced CPD For?
  • Fitness Professionals
  • Yoga Practitioners
  • Pilates Practitioners
  • Physiotherapists
  • Ante/Post Natal Birth Educators
  • Nurses
  • Midwives

Ultimately……….all advanced passionate professionals who want to go deeper and really improve their service, worth and offering to the Pregnant woman.

Who has accredited this Advanced CPD + REPs Pre-Requisites and CPD and CEU Points

Burrell Education is a REPs Licensed Education Provider in the UK and Accredited by NASM in the USA and Globally.

UK Candidates who are REPs registered member are required to hold an Ante/Post Natal QUALIFICATION as a pre-requisite of attending this course IF THEY WISH TO CLAIM 16 CPD POINTS.

Non-REPs Members (fully qualified and insured fitness/wellness professionals) are welcomed to attend this education and receive certification enabling them to gain Insurance as a professional certified to deliver ‘Exercise in Pregnancy’.

How Is This Course Delivered? What kit do I need?
You need a computer and internet connection.  The course content, totalling 7 Pillars of Excellence is available on purchase within the membership site after your first payment has been made whether in full or via instalments.
Will I Be Well Supported On This Course Even Though It Is Delivered On-Line?
YES, you will, 100%.  The Burrell Educaiton Student Facebook Group will give you directly daily access to your tutors for as long as you need it both during your learning-to-certification period and after certification.
How Much Time Do I Need To Put Aside For Study?
I  feel that this depends on your study style but 2-4 hours for each module should be more than sufficient.
How Do I Secure My Place For The Next Course?
Your first payment, whether in full or by instalments, secures your spot!
How Long Can I Access The Course Content On-Line?
What's the Difference Between This Certification And The Previous Advanced Pregnancy Cert?
Great question!  Like all businesses, over time, offerings and staff change.  This is simply the case here.  We’ve had a change of personnel for this education and now the Lead Tutors are Michelle Lyons, Sofie Jacobs and as always, myself – Jenny Burrell.  YES, there’s some different content, it would be impossible to rebuild a course authored by different people and not have a change of content.  So yes, it’s different but just as EXCELLENT as our previous offering.
I'm still studying or have completed the previous Advanced Pregnancy Course, is that course/certification still valid? Do I still have access to the content?

Absolutely!  You have the same eternal access to the Advanced course your purchased and your certificate is/will still be valid.  If you’ve yet to certify, nothing at all has changed, just complete the required tests and case study and you’ll be awarded the certificate as named when you purchased.

Why Has The Name of this Certification Changed?

The name has changed to reflect a complete re-brand and refreshen across all the courses within Burrell Education that will be complete by the end of December 2018.

This Advanced CPD is now accessible in full, immediately on purchase and is delivered via a blend of Movement/Lecture Videos and Voiced Over Power Point Presentations supported by downloadable PDFs, interviews and comprehensive movement library.

Multiple Choice End of Module Tests (10 - 20 Questions) will be available for candidates to take on-line after each Module has ended with a pass mark of 75% per test.  We estimate that you will need to set aside a minimum of 2-4 hours of study time for each module.

 Your Course Tutors

Principle Tutor:  Michelle Lyons - Women's Health Physiotherapy


Michelle Lyons is a Global Women’s Health Physiotherapist and Physiotherapy Educator based in Ireland that EVERYONE should know if they are working in the world of Women’s Wellness.  The term Women’s Health Physiotherapist although wonderful doesn’t actually cover even a 10th of Michelle’s scope of practice, knowledge and teaching which includes Female Cancers, Menopause, Bone Health, Herbalism, Pelvic Health, Aromatherapy, Mindfulness, Integrative Nutrition…..and the list goes on.  Her knowledge base is both extremely wide and deep and her contribution to this online, quite simply elevates it to being ESSENTIAL INFORMATION FOR THE LIFE OF EVERY HUMAN WE SERVE!  You can find out more about Michelle here.


Principle Tutor: Jenny Burrell - Female Movement, Nutrition and Soft Tissue Therapy

Jenny's HeadshotJenny Burrell is the Head of Burrell Education and with over 20 years dedicated to the fitness, soft-tissue therapy, nutrition of and wellness of the Pregnant, Post Natal and Peri-to-Post-Menopausal woman.  Jenny travels the globe as a highly sought after international presenter and is also the creator of Holistic Core Restore®, a ground breaking, integrated suite of Pelvic Health programmes designed for women at all life phases and leads a global group of nearly 100 Licensees that span the globe.  Burrell Education is dedicated to elevated the 'art and soul of serving women' to it's highest level.....#justaimforexcellent! You can find out more about Jenny, Burrell Education and Holistic Core Restore® here.

Principle Tutor: Sofie Jacobs - Midwifery

Sofie Jacobs (BSc.) is an internationally experienced midwife who graduated in Belgium in 1998.  She has since lived and worked in London and now Hong Kong. Sofie has cared for and coached thousands of women and partners through pregnancy and postpartum and has delivered hundreds of babies in hospitals, at home as well as birthing centres. A strong believer in using mindfulness, movement and nutrition as essential tools to prepare for birth & parenthood as well as recover after, she is also a trained pilates instructor and Burrell educated in optimal nutrition for pregnancy and postpartum. The mission of Sofie’s company Urban Hatch is to help increase her clients’ physical and emotional resilience from bump to birth & beyond.