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Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training: Module 1 at South Boston Yoga


  • South Boston Yoga 36 West Broadway Boston, MA, 02127 United States (map)
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Learn How to Teach a Safe, Supportive & Creative Yoga Practice for Expectant Mothers

This training is for yoga teachers with a 200 hr certification who are interested in delving more fully into the world of pregnancy and yoga.  The 20 hour immersion weekend 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 weekend is also the prerequisite for those interested in the full Om Births style certification and the RPYT designation. Graduates are also qualified to attend our Om Births Teaching retreat in the summer of 2018

The Training 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 contra-indicated 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

•Student teaching opportunities

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

Friday 5/18 5:00-9:00pm | Saturday 5/19 & Sunday 5/20 11am-6:30pm

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