85hr Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training - Online

85hr Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training - Online

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This comprehensive program goes beyond simply modifying poses for pregnancy and instead teaches you how to create a nurturing and empowering environment where expectant mothers can tune into their inner wisdom and the yogic teachings to navigate their own unique journey to motherhood.  

The foundation of this program is an in-depth study of the physiology of pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. Based on this knowledge we will then utilize critical thinking and embodied exploration to understand how the practice of yoga can support women physically and mentally during this special phase of life. The eight limbs of yoga will provide a framework for meaningfully teaching your pregnant students. You will graduate from the program feeling confident in your ability to teach a safe, effective and well-balanced prenatal yoga class to students at all stages of pregnancy and at all levels of yoga experience.

The program includes lecture, discussion, small group work, homework, a final exam and lots of practice teaching. Graduates from the program who wish to become a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) must also have completed a registered 200-hr teacher training and complete 30 hours of prenatal teaching experience per Yoga Alliance requirements. 

Topics covered broadly include:
  • Physiology of pregnancy, birth and postpartum
  • Common pregnancy discomforts and how yoga can help
  • How to plan and teach a prenatal yoga class incorporating asana, pranayama and meditation
  • How to effectively integrate labor preparation and childbirth education
  • The unique role and scope of practice for a prenatal teacher
Clare Ryan has been teaching yoga in New York City since 2006 and runs her own Yoga Alliance Registered Prenatal Yoga School.  She is the Director of Prenatal and on the teacher training faculty at Now Yoga in New York. Clare also developed the Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Program for the international Awakened Life School of Yoga. Her teaching is based on a clear understanding of pre/postnatal physiology and birth, the joys and challenges of parenting and how the teachings of yoga can shine a light on the whole process. 

Early bird $1350
Self investment $1450