April 28 - May 21, 2023
with Beth Donnelly Cabán, RN, E-RYT 500
and Lara Kohn Thompson, LMT, E-RYT 500, RPYT
Taught by Beth Donnelly Cabán and Lara Kohn Thompson
April 28-30, May 5-7, 12-14 & 19-21, 2023
Fridays 5:00pm-8:00pm EDT
Saturdays and Sundays 11:00am-3:00pm EDT
This training prepares Yoga teachers to teach classes in Prenatal Yoga. The specialized prenatal practices help the students become aware of the changes of pregnancy and promote relaxation and suppleness. The Prenatal Yoga pranayama, chanting, and visualizations are powerful tools for the parent to attune to their baby and its needs.
An in-depth review of the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, labor, and birth lays the foundation for understanding the myriad benefits of Hatha Yoga for pregnancy. Gain extensive experience with asanas well suited to pregnant individuals and a thorough acquaintance with contraindications during pregnancy. Discussions of the energy anatomy of pregnancy and birth will deepen your knowledge of the Integral Yoga prenatal practice.
The training will sensitize Yoga teachers to the profound physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual transitions of pregnancy and birth and demonstrate how such techniques as chanting, pranayama, deep relaxation, and meditation can be effective ways of coping with these changes.
Integral Yoga Prenatal Teacher certification includes teaching a practicum. As the culmination of your training, you will have the opportunity to teach a complete Prenatal Yoga class with an evaluation and personal feedback from your trainers.
Learn the asana best suited for pregnancy, along with modifications and contraindications
Review anatomy and physiology as it relates to pregnancy, labor, and birth
Learn to incorporate other yogic practices such as mantra (chanting), pranayama (breathing techniques), yoga nidra (deep relaxation), guided visualization and meditation
Understand the profound physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual transitions that may occur during pregnancy and birth
Observe and evaluate effective methods for teaching prenatal yoga classes
Develop your teaching skills through in-class practice and feedback sessions
Become certified to teach Prenatal Yoga classes, and eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher)
Be prepared to continue on to Postpartum Yoga Training and Yoga for Labor and Birth Training
$1200 Early Bird Discount ends March 31, 2023
$1,175 discounted tuition if you are teaching a weekly class or subbing at least twice per month. Contact TeacherTraining@iyiny.org to request the discount before you enroll.
Teachers who are already certified through Integral Yoga may participate in this program at a discounted rate of $575. Auditors are not required to attend all sessions and will not be evaluated on assignments. If you are interested in auditing this course, please email TeacherTraining@iyiny.org with a copy of your Integral Yoga Prenatal certificate.
2 Monthly Installments of $650
Partial scholarships are available
for eligible BIPOC and LGBTQ+ students
Yoga Alliance: 85 hours for RPYT designation, or as continuing education.
Integral 300-Hour Certification: 85 hours credit for Integral Yoga 300-Hour Certification.
Read what our graduates have to say about this training...
“This training was amazing. I could never have imagined how much I would learn about the physical changes inherent to the human body during pregnancy, but the amount of information never felt completely overwhelming. Beth and Lara did an amazing job of shepherding us through a complex subject in an interesting, compassionate, and comprehensive way.”
”I absolutely LOVED this training and I felt seen, heard and loved in every class. The instructors’ energy was so nurturing. I will definitely recommend and take every training they offer. Beth is very passionate about teaching and putting it all together. I would absolutely take her class if I was pregnant. She gives you permission to be where you are in your practice. The connection between the teachers and students was incredible even in a zoom setting, and that was all facilitated by the teachers. Thank you for your compassion, love and nurturance. I needed it.”
“A really magical experience. I was educated, inspired, and motivated by both the teachers and my fellow students. I feel completely prepared to bring the gift of Prenatal yoga to mamas-to-be everywhere.”
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