Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga – Supporting the mother’s journey
Friday 5:30-9:30 / Saturday & Sunday: 8am-5pm
Ever wonder what happens to the female body during pregnancy, birth and beyond?
Do you wonder how to safely teach postures and breathing techniques to expectant mothers?
Whether you plan to teach or not, this course offers fascinating learning on the mystery and majesty of the female body during the most poignant phase of physical transformation. You will emerge from this training with knowledge on:
Empowering yoga techniques for optimizing core stability before and after birth
Breathing techniques for pregnancy and new motherhood
The role of the pelvic floor in yoga postures and in pregnancy and postpartum recovery
The transforming anatomy and physiology of pregnancy & the “4th” trimester postpartum
A guideline on aryurvedic principals for pregnancy and motherhood
The power of mantras and sound for yoga and wellness
The art of sequencing: yoga for the new mom
An overall feeling of confidence in the ability to guide pregnant women in yoga classes.
Pregnancy and birth are rites of passage in a woman’s life, preparing her for the timeless challenges and gifts of becoming a mother. Through yoga, a pregnant woman learns to listen to and trust her body, to dive into her clarity and to shed the confines of conditioned thinking. This fosters authenticity and deep connectedness with her growing baby. Embracing nature’s perfect design, women can thrive, heal and evolve through pregnancy and birth.
Any person wanting to dive deeper into prenatal knowledge while learning the skills to teach prenatal and postnatal yoga, as well as those who want to learn how to safely guide expectant moms in their regular yoga classes are invited to take this training series.
Yoga teachers, Midwives, doulas, childbirth educators, expectant mothers, health & wellness practitioners, therapists, doctors & nurses also welcome!
Weekend 1: Yoga for Pregnancy – Empowered, embodied transformation (stand alone foundation course) Weekend 2: Yoga for Pregnancy, Labour & Delivery – The ultimate rite of passage Weekend 3: Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga – Supporting the mother’s journey
This 25 hour training fulfills the Yoga Alliance requirements for Continuing Education. It applies toward Prana’s 85 hour YA prenatal certification, and is also an elective module for the Prana 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training.
If attending all three modules for 85 hour certification, additional class observation & practicum hours are required and can be completed before, during or after the program. Please note: All participants will receive a certificate of completion when all course requirements are met, but to become fully certified through the Yoga alliance, you must also complete or have completed a full 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program.
Led by Soledad Agosto, Leala Enfield & Amanda Whiting, this prenatal training will create a deeper understanding into the care and safety required when teaching expectant mothers.