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Module 1: Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training (new format!)

  • Down Under School of Yoga- Newton 306 Walnut Street Newton, MA United States (map)

Learn How to Teach a Safe, Supportive & Creative Yoga Practice for Expectant Mothers

This 2 weekend training is for yoga teachers interested in delving into the world of pregnancy and yoga. The 32-hour immersion training will prepare students to work with the special needs of prenatal students, and certify them to design and teach a safe, specifically prenatal class. This is also the first in the 3 level program for the Om Births Prenatal Teacher Training and 85hr PYT designation with Yoga Alliance.

The workshop will include sections on: 

  • The anatomy and physiology of Pregnancy

  • Yoga’s view the pregnant body and how this model differs from the western medical model

  • Historical practices in Birth and how those practices have affected the birth process.

  • Myths surrounding prenatal yoga: which postures are truly contraindicated and why?

  • Appropriate postures for a prenatal yoga practice and class

  • Modifications for different stages in pregnancy

  • Yoga solutions to common pregnancy aches and pains.

  • Meditation for both pregnancy and birth

  • Pranayama for a prenatal practice

  • Yoga practices for childbirth preparation

  • Prenatal class components and sequencing, including discussion of how to conduct “circle time” and foster community through open communication in class

  • Multiple Student teaching opportunities

  • Immediate post-natal yoga considerations and steps for re-introducing mom back to practice

All students will receive a training manual containing the above components as well as suggested prenatal sequences for class development.

Schedule for each weekend:
Friday 7:15-9:15pm
Saturday 1:30-8pm
Sunday 12:30-8pm

Training hours: 32 hrs
Cost: $800 for Module 1 (2 weekends), $1400 for full 3 module training