Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

Screen Shot 2018-12-26 at 1.12.26 PMLearn to support, empower and nourish expecting mamas in this 85-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training. This training focuses on teaching yoga through the precious and unrepeatable moments from conception to childbirth so that mothers experience their pregnancies with a greater sense of strength, ease, joy and connection. Using the five elements as our guiding framework, we will study how to support the physical, energetic, mental, and spiritual demands of this life phase through asana, pranayama, and meditation. Over the course of four weekends, a few of the topics that we will explore in detail include:

The Incredible Maternal Adaptations to Pregnancy
Sthira and Sukha: Pelvic Floor Elasticity
Pada Bandha in Pregnancy
The Core Body in Pregnancy
Breathing Practices for Pregnancy
Meditation and Mindfulness Practices for Pregnancy and Birth

You will learn to design your own sequences as well as teach 4 different elementally-inspired sequences to offer to beginning through advancing yoginis. In each module, we will look at relevant physical and energetic anatomy and physiology, how to skillfully modify asana, pranayama and meditation for each trimester, and how to effectively use language and theme.

While this training is geared towards teachers, it would also be appropriate for experienced practitioners wanted to deepen their knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and its relationship to yoga practice.

Required Texts:

The Female Pelvis Anatomy & Exercises by Blandine Calais-Germain
Mindful Birthing by Nancy Bardacke

Lead Trainer

After a decade of teaching, Kat is even more passionate about offering yoga practice as embodied meditation than when she began instructing. She has taught thousands of classes, led several Yoga District teacher trainings, served as the teacher training coordinator for Shiva Rea’s Samudra School of Living Yoga, led retreats internationally, and has coached groups in the self-care habits of Ayurveda. She teaches aligned-based vinyasa flow classes as well as prenatal classes informed by her extensive training in Prana Vinyasa, restorative yoga and Ayurveda. As a new mom, Kat especially loves teaching expecting mamas yoga practices that enhance their physical, emotional and spiritual experiences of pregnancy, childbirth and life. She recently completed an M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health at the Maryland University of Integrative Health and specializes in Perinatal Nutrition.

Location:

I St., 2nd floor
Dates: April 26-28, May 3-5, May 10-12, May 17-19
Times: Fridays: 6:45PM – 9:30PM, Saturdays & Sundays: 8AM – 5PM

Cost: $1500 ($1200 YD staff: please email teachertraining@yogadistrict.com for discount)