Pilates for Pregnancy & Beyond – Ashley Ritchie

This Certificate Course is currently taught online by BASI Pilates faculty, Ashley Ritchie. Pilates for Pregnancy & BeyondThe course will give you an in-depth understanding of the process the mother-to-be is going through within and the physical changes within that pregnancy brings.

The course will take you through the three trimesters, the “Red Flag” conditions, exercise recommendations, modifications and assists. Hormonal affects from pregnancy, birthing and feeding the new born as well as Post pregnancy training protocols will be addressed. Diastasis Recti, what it is and how to treat it will also be discussed in detail. The format is Zoom based and includes lecture but also plenty of opportunities for movement too.

This program is approved by the PMA for 19 CECs.

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Pilates for Pregnancy & Beyond

• Anatomy of pregnancy
• Physical and Hormonal changes and how this will affect a training program
• Conditions of concern
• Exercise considerations
• Repertoire
Labour and Postnatal
• Birthing Process
• Exercise considerations for c-section and natural child birth
• Hormonal changes post birth
• Diastasis Recti Identification and corrective exercise considerations
• Repertoire


The price for this intensive workshop is €799.


A certificate of attendance will be provided.

Pilates for Pregnancy & Beyond with Ashley Ritchie

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About Your Instructor

Ashley’s love for movement and dance began at the age of 4. After completing Ashley RitchieRAD teachers diploma and a career in fashion, Ashley entered the Pilates world in Johannesburg in 1997. She initially studied the New York Method and then met Rael at a workshop that was held in South Africa. She was then converted! Rael certified Ashley as an instructor in the Body Arts and Science Method of Pilates in 2001.

Body Mechanix Wellness Centre was established in the same year and became a host studio for BASI courses in 2003. Ashley started lecturing in 2005 and has presented at the Learn from the Leaders International Symposium. She is also a certified Gyrotonic Instructor and is currently doing her Gyrokinesis certification. You will hear her saying “I do what I love and I love what I do. I am so blessed to be in a career that ives me the opportunity to share my passion and fascination in the art of human movement”.

Ashley’s day time is also filled with three children, Chelsea-Ann, Stuart and Kaylee and a wonderful husband Mark, who is also a BASI instructor!