40-HOUR PRENATAL YOGA
This 4 day, 40-hour prenatal yoga teacher training program is designed to instruct yoga teachers and fitness professionals in supporting pregnant women through the practice of yoga, from the 1st trimester to birth, and into the early postpartum period. The training offers 40-hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits with credit for all 4 educational categories.
who is this course for?
Yoga teachers & fitness professionals who wish gain the knowledge and skills to integrate pregnant women into their yoga classes or teach group classes and private lessons designed specifically for pregnant women. Yoga teachers should have completed a 200-hr, training, 500-hr training or an equivalent yoga teacher training program. Fitness professionals should be certified personal trainers or certified group fitness instructors.
Non-yoga professionals such as childbirth educators, doulas, midwives, nurses and other women's wellness providers are more than welcome to attend the training, so long as they have a dedicated yoga practice of 2 years or more and have a basic understanding of yogic principles.
what makes this training different?
There are many prenatal yoga teacher trainings available today, which is amazing that yoga teachers now have more options for teacher trainings. More prenatal yoga teachers means more class options for pregnant women. What sets this training apart is the desire to provide yoga teachers with an unbiased, non-judgemental approach and instructional skills to facilitate classes specific to pregnancy, labor & birthing. This training is geared toward educating yoga teachers and fitness professionals on the postural and philosophical aspects of yoga for expectant women, the importance of unbiased support in the classroom and neutral language that respects all pregnancy, labor and birthing options available to women.
Addressing the needs of pregnant women requires open-minded, neutral, non-prescriptive instruction. Trainees will discuss the stigmas associated with yoga as it relates to pregnancy, labor and birthing outcomes. The aim of this training is to provide yoga teachers and fitness professionals with the ability to create holistic prenatal yoga practices that are inclusive of all pregnant women, all laboring options and all birthing outcomes.
What does this training cover?
Techniques, Training & Practice (15 hours)
Teaching Methodology (10 hours)
Anatomy & Physiology (10 hours)
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics (5 hours)
what do you receive?
The confidence and comprehensive skills to safely guide pregnant women through a complete prenatal yoga practice.
What is the investment?
**mother & BABY-FRIENDLY TRAINING**
All Woman Spirit Yoga teacher trainings are pregnancy, mother & baby-friendly, meaning pregnant women and mothers with young babies may attend any and all yoga teacher trainings. Yes, young babies are welcome to come with you!