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Basic Prenatal Teacher Training

Join us for this transformational training to become a certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher! Each day begins with a prenatal yoga class during which students wear "pregnant bellies" for each trimester to simulate the experience of moving in a prenatal body. Class will be followed by theory, practical application, and practice teaching. You will leave confident about leading and sequencing a prenatal yoga class including language, visualization, and hands-on assisting.

Where

256 West Patrick Street, Frederick MD, US 21701
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Type of Event

  • Teacher Training

Yoga Styles

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When

Apr 10 to
Apr 13
2015
02:30 amto11:30 am

Friday – Sunday: 9-6:30pm
Monday: 9-5:30pm

Price

$625

Full Description

Students will learn the anatomy and physiology of the growing fetus and how this produces changes in the mother’s body during each trimester. Topics covered include fetal development, physiological and hormonal changes in the mother’s body as well as possible body responses to these changes. Appropriate asana, assisting, pranayama, sounding and meditation will be covered for each trimester, including after birth. Pregnancy discomforts during each stage will be explored along with ways to use yoga, non-traditional methods and traditional techniques to help alleviate these discomforts. Each day begins with a prenatal yoga class during which participants wear “pregnant bellies” for each trimester to simulate the experience of moving in a prenatal body. Class will be followed by theory, practical application and practice teaching. In addition, the course will provide tips for labor and birth, partner prenatal yoga and marketing oneself. Students will leave confident, qualified and comfortable to teach prenatal yoga.

Class Outline and Format (32 hours) (45% lecture, 55% experiential):

Anatomy and physiology of fetal development and pregnancy
Stages of labor and birth
Discussion, practice and leading of over 35 asanas and asana modifications for pregnancy and birth
Discussion, practice and leading of 8 pranayamas appropriate for pregnancy and birth
Sounding techniques for pregnancy and birth
Leading and sequencing a prenatal yoga class including language, visualization and hands-on assisting
How’s and why’s of strengthening the pelvic floor
Overview of pregnancy discomforts and use of asana and pranayama for relief
Partner prenatal yoga
Gentle massage techniques for pregnancy and labor
Belly casting
Marketing the prenatal yoga class
Client management