Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
85 hour Yoga Alliance certified program
85 hour Yoga Alliance certified program
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:
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 attune to 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. Yoga teachers, Midwives, doulas, childbirth educators, expectant mothers, health & wellness practitioners, therapists, doctors & nurses also welcome!
Weekend 1: Yoga for Pregnancy – Empowered, embodied transformation October 20th – 22nd, 2023
Weekend 2: Yoga for Pregnancy, Labour & Delivery – The ultimate rite of passage December 1st – 3rd, 2023
Weekend 3: Postnatal Yoga – Supporting the mother’s journey January 5th – 7th, 2024
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 or to apply credits toward Prana’s 300 hour YTT, you must also complete or have completed a full 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program.
Led by Jennifer Janvier, Leala Enfield & Amanda Whiting, this prenatal training will create a deeper understanding into the care and safety required when teaching expectant mothers.
Individual modules $425 +gst: View Module 1
Full 85 hour training $1075 +gst: Sign me up!
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 postpartum mothers? Whether you…
Yoga is both the path and the tool to uncover space within the body and the mind. Within this space lives the truth. We are whole, unburdened, and blissful. My journey to yoga was sparked during my time as a birth doula. Witnessing and holding space for women as they gave birth in a powerful and connected way, ignited a curiosity in the connection between our physical body…
This was the bridge between the physical body and the spirit that I was looking for.
I continued to deepen my practice and completed my 200hr yoga teacher training at Prana in 2017.
Always curious and wanting to dive in deeper, I’m currently working to complete my 300 hr teacher teacher training.
I look forward to sharing and continuing the journey to wholeness with you.
Amanda had been practicing yoga off and on since her early 20s, but after back surgery in 2009 restricted her range of motion, she found her way back to yoga full time. When she first started back, touching her toes seemed like an impossibility, but, like many discoveries through yoga, there is no such thing as an impossibility.
Yoga is a daily part of Amanda’s life both on and off the mat.
Amanda obtained her 200 hour training at Prana Yoga Studio under the delightful Yogi Vishvketu, and has certifications for both Prenatal (RPYT 85 hour) and Yin Yoga (90 hours). Amanda also teaches kids yoga. Teaching yoga has truly rejuvenated her and she loves being able to share all she has learned with the world.
Leala’s yoga journey began in 1992 in NYC. Her first yoga class sparked a sense that there was much more to life than what the world had presented to her. Within a year, she had moved to the remote side of Maui where she met David Williams and began a three month intensive study of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. She went on to develop an steady home practice.
After moving to Alberta’s dry climate, intensive physical yoga practices began leaving her deeply fatigued. Leala began seeking a more holistic approach to yoga, one that would synergize her love of meditation, mindfulness, breath and embodied movement. She had a dream where she met and merged with an Indian sage who fused yoga and meditation into heart centered awakening. A few weeks later she met Yogi Vishvketu and began her journey into Akhanda® Yoga.
In 2006 Leala founded Prana Yoga Studio in Edmonton, Canada where she hosts workshops and trainings with Yogi Vishvketu every year. Leala is the Director of Training for the Akhanda Yoga Teacher Training program at Prana Yoga Studio. Along with owning a busy urban yoga studio, Leala has raised a family, guided international yoga retreats, and taught numerous YTT programs in both Canada and India. Leala’s passions include practicing yoga outdoors, hiking, swimming and quality time with her husband and their two vivacious daughters.
The benefits of yoga are precious and far-reaching. The invitation is to be profoundly open inside while holding vibrant presence for boundriless, limitless growth and evolution.
“Om Yoga Mama is one of the best yoga programs I’ve had the honor to take part in. The attention to detail and the variety of topics covered throughout the course, has allowed me up to give the highest quality of classes and education to my pre and postnatal students.“
“If you think even after delivery you understand pregnancy, birthing, the care after birthing that a female may require or how beautiful a woman is ~ you truly don’t until you take this course. I found the course to be healing, informative, educational and empowering as to who I am, what a woman is all about and how females are a catalyst to Spirit when creating another human being.”
“A perfectly balanced blend of education and personal growth and was absolutely a life changing experience. I loved it!”