With over 100 hours of Training Workshops, Classes, and Lectures – as well as direct classroom experience – you will receive the best possible education to be an informed, sensitive, and well-rounded Pre/Post Natal Yoga Teacher.
“Every woman is her own midwife.” –Jannine Parvati Baker
Aside from the hundreds of books on pregnancy, a woman’s intuition is the most important guidepost for all decisions. It is most important that a Mother is:
Sleeping Well Enough
Enjoying a Secure Home & Workplace Environment
Taking Supplements and Vitamins
REQUIRED READING BOOKS
Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful by Gurmukh
The Fourth Trimester by Kimberly Ann Johnson
SUGGESTED REFERENCE / SUPPORT MATERIAL
Your Best Pregnancy Ever by Jen Torborg
Magical Beginnings, Enchanted Lives by Deepak Chopra
We accept students throughout the year and have an on-going registration.
RPYT Enrollment / Registration fee: $200
We create classes that are adapted for each Trimester of pregnancy. Each individual student can receive special attention, whether in a regular Yoga class or Prenatal specific class. Trainers have direct experience of Yoga and Birth – because they have had a yogic pregnancy and/or because they have extensive study and training in the subject.
Students learn the background of Yogic philosophical themes for the foundation of teaching classes. Noted are the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, The Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, and the Bhagavad Gita – all significant sacred texts on the ancient teachings of Yoga. Asana (posture) training is an integrative part of the entirety of the practice and focus is given to adapting asana practice to pre/post natal bodies.
Trainees study and apply Yogi Nutrition and Health, guided by professional Ayurvedic practitioners, experts, clinicians, midwives, and birth coaches/doulas. There’s significant time given to specific pranayama and meditation techniques for pregnancy based on the Hatha and Kundalini Yoga traditions. Anatomy and physiology of both Pregnancy and Delivery/Recovery provide our students with the understanding of these structural changes and identify various stages a student may be experiencing. Care us given to respond to each transitional stage with needed modifications.
Yoga affects our brains, emotions, and bodily functions. Various practices of Restorative, Gentle, and Yoga Nidra are applied during each class sequence. We bring in the supplemental trainings of Reiki Healing and Aromatherapy to round out a full class journey. All Prenatal Yoga Class sessions can be created and adapted for private students or a group class structure. Time is allotted to the study of neuroscience, somatic re-education, and the vast field of Mind-Body awareness – specifically related to the Chakra System.
Finally, it is the connection, belonging, and relationships established that can really make a person feel supported and at ease in the world. All human beings need to be reminded and tuned to the power of Yogic wisdom. We train our trainers and students to apply these rich teachings directly into their lives. We enhance student knowledge by learning special methodologies in NVC (Non-violent Communication), setting healthy boundaries, and professional conduct.
Pre/Post Natal Yoga Specialty Training: $2000
10-Day Immersion/Edu-vacation Program: $2900 – $3500 (depending on accommodation choice)