Training Course for Pregnants ’19 – ATHENS

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Information & Registration

LLLC1, “epimorfosis”, intends to organize a “Training Course for Pregnants” (Pre & Post Natal Exercise) with Filia Chioti – Registered and Certified International Yoga Master Teacher Trainer/ PMA International Teacher Trainer.

The course lasts 5 days and will take place In Athens in 2 parts (2 x 2,5 days) on

1st Part: September, 20 – 22 2019
2nd Part: November, 22 – 24 2019

The course fee is 500€

An invoice will be issued by the full payment.

To register, please fill in the registration form electronically.

In order to finalize your registration and ensure a placement to this seminar, a down payment of 200€ must be deposited to one of the following accounts:

National Bank of Greece: IBAN GR6801102170000021744103439 SWIFT(BIC): ETHNGRAA or
Piraeus Bank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR5501722380005238070348955 SWIFT(BIC): PIRBGRAA or
Alpha Bank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR4801407080708002002013410 SWIFT(BIC): CRBAGRAA or
Eurobank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR4502600370000010201090153 SWIFT(BIC): ERBKGRAA


You can also make your payments via DEBIT or CREDIT CARD (free of charge) from the below links:

money-coinDEPOSIT(200€) money-coin1st/2nd INSTALLMENT (150€) money-coinPAYMENT OF THE ENTIRE AMOUNT(500€)



Deadline date for registrations: August, 20 2019

The rest amount of 300 (150€+150€) must be deposited in our bank account or via debit / credit card, at least 2 days prior to the beginning day of each part of the course.

In case of course cancellation, due to «epimorfosis», the deposit will be refunded immediately.

The realization of the course will be confirmed by email or/and sms to be sent to participants.

It is advised to not buy your flight tickets until you receive this confirmation email (or/and sms).

epimorfosis_logoAthens’s Venue:
Course room «epimorfosis» 2nd floor
105 Karaoli & Dimitriou Str. (ex Eleftherias), 18345 – Moschato – Athens
Tel. : +30 210 4829303

LLLC1 “epimorfosis” keeps the right to change the seminar venue and the Lecturers depending on their availability.

Number of Participants: The number of participants will not exceed 24 individuals. If candidates are more than 24 a waiting list will be kept, based on the date of the finalization of participation (date of deposit).

At the end of the seminar, a certificate of attendance will be issued.

Printed material (handouts) will be provided.

The course is addressed to Health Professionals: Physiotherapists, Trainers, Nurses, Midwifes, Doctors and others.

Course language will be Greek.


pre & post natal exerciseObjective

Pregnansy is a happy but also a crusial time in a woman’s life, where the balance, the responcibilities , the physical image, psychology and role in life alters.

As Health professionals, trainers, physiotherapists, psychologists, healers, and people who are touched by the subject of motherhood we should respect woman, her wellbeing, the wants and needs of her body, during pregnancy, childbirth and after delivery. It is useful that we know, based on international medical standards, the problems, the rules and patterns in within we can proceed.

This seminar will give us, the basic knowledge regarding anatomy and kinesiology of a pregnant woman and a new mother. It has to do with breathing techniques that can be useful during pregnancy and during childbirth.

Our basic rule is not to push, to give advice or to risk the health of the mother or fetus. We are consulting the Gynecologist or Obstetrician or the Midwife for any question or problem we are facing.

Our goal is to give the right support in every pregnant woman so that she lives the unavertable changes in her body, her mood and her psychology, with positive energy, tranquility and physical well-being.



Exercise for pregnancy will strengthen the body and it also trains the mind and soul, as it prepares the mother for the miracle of labor and her new role as a mother. We would not run a marathon without preparation. Then why let a woman to give birth without being properly prepared. The exercises build the necessary strength and endurance, they make the blood flood better, and they improve digestive function and help control weight during pregnancy. Breathing techniques prepare the woman to manage the wanes of labor. Relaxing can help the ability of the mother to concentrate and get through the time of severe contractions. Giving birth is a fact in the life of a mother, in which she must participate with her body, soul, blood, sweat and love.

  • How safe is exercise during pregnancy?5

The programs proposed in the pre and post natal exercise seminar are based on the guidelines of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), as well as the International Federation of Gynecology & Obstetrics –FIGO, (

  • How Much Should A Woman Exercise During Pregnancy?

If you are healthy and your pregnancy is normal, it is safe to continue or to start most of all the types of exercise, with some possible alterations. Physical exercise does not raise the danger of miscarriage, is not responsible for the light weighted newborn babies or premature childbirth. (For information visit Recommended exercise time, type of exercise or sort of exercise will be given in detail at the seminar on the basis of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the protocols of the International Organizations for Health and Sport Certification (NASM).

  • Myths & Basic Safety Guidelines before and after labor

Given the potential risks, a thorough clinical evaluation for each pregnant woman should be carried out before participating in an exercise program. The usual prenatal care, as advocated in ACOG’s publications, is sufficient except from exceptions for the follow-up of an exercise program for pregnant women.

  • High Risk Pregnancy

What are high risk groups and when should a mother avoid or abstain from an exercise program?

  • How soon can I return to an exercise program after childbirth?

What are the suggestions from the international organizations ACOG and FIGO?

  • Suggested pre and post-natal exercise programs per trimester and week of pregnancy

Mayo Clinic of America suggests that, if you are pregnant, to participate in Pre & Post Natal Yoga as a safe practice of exercise with a multifaceted approach that encourages mental concentration and careful breathing with many positive results for mother and baby. Pilates method for pregnant women and new mothers, activates the deep posterior muscles and promotes stabilization and helps the body to recover faster after pregnancy. Researches have shown that exercise during pregnancy helps improve the quality of sleep, reduce tension and anxiety, increases the strength, elasticity and endurance of muscle groups that attenuate at birth, reduces digestive stress, a feeling of nausea, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches and lack of blood due to insufficient breathing. (visit


  • How much weight should I gain? Nutritional Requirements for pregnant women.Basic guidelines from the American Organization of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG -American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists,, pregnancy nutritional guidelines)


foto filiaFilia Chioti Registered and Certified International Yoga Master Teacher Trainer/ PMA International Teacher Trainer

Born and live in America. She is Registered Teacher of Yoga Alliance International, specialized in Yoga for Ailments & Pathologies, Yoga Anatomy, Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga. Certified International Instructor of Unnata Aerial Yoga, N.Y. & Yoga Swing Instructor. Certified PMA Pilates Teacher specialized in Clinical Pilates.
She has extensive experience as Personal Trainer in Fitness Clubs in America. She has been teaching Yoga & Pilates as a professional for 8 years now, collaborating with the most famous Studios in Greece. She deals with special programs Posture Rehabilitation, Prenatal/Postnatal & Yoga for Kids. Participation in International Fitness Conferences and rapporteur of many courses over Greece.


Time Schedule


  1. Day 1: 13.30 – 19.00 Pre natal Yoga 1st, 2nd, 3rd trimester1
  • Breathing – Breathing techniques per trimester
  • General joint mobility & flexibility
  • Coordinating breathing coaching with exercises – Yoga Natal sequencing
  • adaptations/variations per trimester
  • Relaxation


2Body Release techniques

Guided relaxation




2. Day 2: 09.00 – 17.00 Prenatal Pilates 1st, 2nd , 3rd trimester 3

  • Core stability & strengthening
  • Pelvic stability & Strengthening
  • Articulation of the spine
  • Posture & balance








3. Day 3: 09.00 – 16.00 Functional Training 1st , 2nd, 3rd trimester

  • Basic mobility
  • Hand, shoulders, leg strengthening
  • Interval training (walking, running, biking, swimming)


4. Preparation for childbirth – easier delivery

  • Exercise to prepare labor – easier delivery
  • Coping with Delivery Pain through breathing techniques
  • Relaxation techniques to manage pain



  1. Day 4: 13.30 – 19.00 Post Natal Yoga 4th trimester
  • Breathing Techniques to boost your energyΒ1
  • Breathing co-ordination with motion for activation – Energizing Yoga sequencing
  • Partner Yoga stretching
  • Relaxation

2. Day 5: 09.00 – 17.00 Post Natal Pilates 4th trimester

  • Core stability & recovery
  • Pelvic stability & strengthening

3. Post Natal exercises 12-16 weeks

  • Core strengthening (with great care for muscle separation)
  • Pelvic floor exercises
  • Exercises for upper and lower extremities strengthening
  • Βaby bonding exercisesΒ2
  • Resting positions with the baby

4. Day 6: 09.00 – 16.00 Functional training (Interval walking, stroller walk, swimming)

  • Gradual increase in training intensity and restoration to pre-pregnancy stage



Suggested Hotels

You can make your own reservation declaring the name of epimorfosis.


Hotel Delfini** single room B&B 45 €. More information:
Tel. +30 210 9415364 & +30 210 9415373