for women, mothers' and children
"I started YogaBellies for aspiring yogis who wanted to practice yoga, experience the many benefits and have fun without it seeming too 'mystical' or unattainable :) I started to teach classes specifically for women and their children so that they could enjoy yoga in a comfortable, no-pressure environment I share this vision with the other YogaBellies teachers that are now spread throughout the world." Cheryl MacDonald BA Hons E-RPYT, founder and director teacher;
With over 80 teachers in the UK alone (and more in the USA, Sweden, Dubai, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Cyprus and Korea), YogaBellies are helping mums across the world...YogaBellies offer a variety of inspirational classes for expectant and new mums, which you can choose to purchase a YogaBellies franchise in one of these areas, teaching yourself or employing other to work for you in your exclusive territory.
Which paths can I choose from?
YogaBellies for Women: Yoga for women at every stage of their life
One path you can choose is our YogaBellies for Women franchise package which includes the opportunity to offer YogaBellies for Pregnancy; Mum & Baby; Mum & Toddler as well as our Loving Touch Baby Massage and hatha yoga classes, created just for women YogaBelles. YogaBellies are the only Women's Yoga franchise in the UK and offer fully accredited level I, II and III Women's Yoga Teacher Training in the acclaimed YogaBellies style of yoga. A minimum of one year's yoga experience is required for this path if you intend to teach yourself. Franchise package from £4999 plus vat.
YogaBelliesKidz: Children's Yoga & Massage
We offer a YogaBelliesKidz franchise package, perfect for those who especially love working with babies and children and includes baby and toddler massage and children's yoga training. This Level I training is accredited by the IPTI and the Independent Yoga Network. No previous yoga experience required. Franchise package from £4999 plus vat.
Birth ROCKS: Childbirth Preparation for Mum and her Birth Partner
This path is for those who wish to help parents to enjoy pregnancy and prepare for birth using a range of natural birth preparation techniques. On completion of our mentor training, you will be a IAPP (International Alliance of Perinatal Professionals) accredited childbirth educator and YogaBellies Birth ROCKS Mentor. Cheryl has also written a highly acclaimed childbirth book by same name which is available to buy now. No prcatical yoga involved. Licence package from £899 plus vat.
YogaBellies Mummy Therapies: Specialist Women's Massge & Therapies
This path is for those who want to work ‘hands on' with mums, using specialist perinatal massage and holistic therapies to offer relief, relaxation and peace during the perinatal period. Our massage therapy training is accredited by the IPTI and The Guild of Beauty Therapists. No prcatical yoga involved. Licence package from £499 plus vat.
YogaBellies recruits women to support women. We are looking for mums across the UK to share our vision and at the same time be able to work their own hours, running their own business and making sure that they can fit their working life around their family.
All YogaBellies teachers should be enthusiastic, outgoing, hardworking, friendly and love YogaBellies and everything we stand for!
What have YogaBellies teachers said about our packages?
“l loved the training weekends, especially after getting to know Cheryl and the other teachers. The teaching was thorough, interesting, relevant and enjoyable. Besides the essentials of learning how and what to teach safely and professionally, there is also a strong focus on the spiritual essence of yoga, pregnancy and birth, and I found this beautifully enlightening.”
“Nothing beats the feeling when I receive an email / text from a mum who has just had her baby and has taken the time to let ME know and moreover to thank me for all that they learned from my classes!!! The new friends that I have made in the other teachers who are ALWAYS there for support, encouragement, a laugh or a cry!”
“Cheryl is really on top of the PR and marketing side of things. It’s incredible that although we are starting our respective businesses from scratch we have an awful lot of fantastic support at our fingertips.”
We have YogaBellies Franchise Packages (YogaBellies for Women and YogaBelliesKidz) starting from only £4999 plus VAT. Our licence packages (Birth ROCKS and Mummy Therapies) start from £499 plus VAT.
We provide a full business and vocational start up package as well as on-going support from HQ and your fellow YogaBellies teachers. There is a minimal monthly admin and marketing fee starting from as little as £25 inc vat and we do not take a percentage of your earnings. You'll have your own YogaBellies email, webpage, booking system and unlimited online business and therapy resources and all of the kit you need to run your business (including your own georgraphical territory, a pre-loaded pink YogaBellies laptop, phone and yoga mats with our franchise packages!) We even provide ready made class plans and packs to provide for your clinets. And a seriously funky work wear wardrobe to choose from ;)
RBS currently offer 100% business finance loans for YogaBellies teachers to help you stage your payments. We can provide more information on this.