About This Course

December 3-5 and 10-12, 2021
Fridays 4:00pm-7:00pm EST
Saturdays and Sundays 11:00am-3:00pm EST

The early postpartum period is a crucial and powerful time for a person's recovery, well-being, and vitality yet emphasis is often placed on the process of labor and delivery, while little attention is given to the postpartum stage. 

In this training we will address aspects of the physical and emotional recovery and recuperation from childbirth. We will focus on personal care, adjustments, and restrengthening.

Learn tools you can use with people in the early weeks and months postpartum to support their healing and prevent injury. Develop the skills to guide your students through a gentle and safe asana practice, as well as tap into the power of deep relaxation, pranayama, and meditation.

We will gather knowledge from Therapeutic Yoga and include practical exercises and age-old techniques to assist the postpartum person in recovering their core strength, rehabilitating and toning those areas the most directly affected by pregnancy and childbirth: the pelvic floor and abdomen.

Explore ways to help postpartum people transition smoothly from their prenatal practice into the postpartum phase, and discuss how to integrate those methods into a person's daily life and practice with a young child (or children).

Through this training you will...

  • Study asana best suited for the postpartum period, along with modifications and contraindications

  • Learn to incorporate other yogic practices such as pranayama (breathing techniques), yoga nidra (deep relaxation), guided visualization and meditation

  • Review anatomy and physiology as it relates to childbearing

  • Understand the profound physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual transitions that may occur after childbirth

  • Become certified to teach Postpartum Yoga classes

  • Earn 22 Continuing Education hours for Yoga Alliance

  • Prerequisites

    This training is open to all Yoga teachers with 200-hour certification recognized by Yoga Alliance. Prenatal training is recommended but not required.

    Doulas and healthcare professionals specializing in women’s health, pregnancy, childbirth, and postnatal care are also welcome to apply. Some experience with Yoga is recommended, and an interview with the trainers may be required.

    All participants should familiarize themselves with the Integral Yoga Hatha Level I class prior to the start of training.

  • Technical Requirements

    Reliable access to the Internet is necessary to participate in this online training. You must be able to run Zoom on your computer or tablet, and have an active e-mail account for course communications.

  • Attendance

    This live and interactive online training requires attendance and participation during the class hours as scheduled.

    Class recordings will be made available for review, however please note that this is not a self-paced or pre-recorded training. Eligibility for Yoga Alliance certification is dependent upon your live attendance throughout the course.

  • Schedule

    December 3-5 and 10-12, 2021

    4:00pm–7:00pm EST

    Saturdays and Sundays
    11:00am–3:00pm EST



Payment Plan

2 Monthly Installments of $275

By enrolling in the payment plan you agree to pay the first installment now at time of registration.
The second installment will be automatically billed one month later.
The deadline to enroll in the payment plan is November 1.

Continuing Education Opportunities

Yoga Alliance: 22 hours for continuing education.

Integral 300-Hour Certification: 22 hours credit for Integral Yoga 300-Hour Certification.

Meet the Trainers

Lara Kohn Thompson


Lara Kohn Thompson is a licensed massage therapist, certified Yoga teacher, perinatal trainer, educator and mentor. Building on a successful dance career in her native France, Lara brings her extensive experience with movement and bodywork, as well as a French expertise in perinatal care, to both her teaching and her bodywork practice. While maintaining a vibrant private practice, Lara also offers weekly Yoga classes, Yoga teacher trainings and continuing education workshops for both movement and health professionals. She is co-founder of the perinatal program at Bend and Bloom Yoga and of the Essential Prenatal Yoga teacher training program. Additionally, she is a contributor and trainer for the Integral Yoga Institute, Kula Yoga Project, Wanderlust, and most recently, Namaste Yoga in France. www.larakohnthompson.com

Beth Donnelly Cabán

RN, E-RYT 500

Beth Donnelly Cabán is a Hatha Yoga teacher and Registered Nurse who specializes in therapeutic applications of Yoga and meditation, prenatal Yoga, Yoga for labor and delivery, and postpartum Yoga. She has been teaching Yoga since 1997, prenatal and postpartum Yoga since 1998, and is the primary instructor of the Integral Yoga Prenatal Teacher Training Program. Beth’s Yoga training has been with the Integral Yoga Institute in New York City and Coimbatore, South India. She has also studied with Janet Balaskas and Michel Odent at the Active Birth Centre in London, Therapeutic Yoga with Cheri Clampett and Arturo Peal, as well as Rodney Yee and Sharon Salzberg. Beth is a certified midwife assistant (The Farm), labor support doula (DONA), and childbirth educator (CEA/MNY). Beth lives in Western MA and visits NYC frequently to teach. www.bethcaban.com

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