Teacher Trainings

PRENATAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

 

INTEGRAL YOGA INSTITUTE - NEW YORK CITY
227 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011
May 10-13 and 17-20, 2019

Prenatal Yoga teacher training prepares Yoga teachers to teach Asana, Pranayama, chanting, visualization and relaxation techniques that support the specific needs of pregnant women as well as practices which should be avoided during pregnancy and why. The course includes an in depth review of anatomy and physiology of pregnancy.
Pre-requisite: 200 hr Yoga Teacher Certification

Testimonials

“This has been a wonderful experience for me; from soup to nuts, I found the program to be well run and organized. Time was used well, and I never felt rushed or overwhelmed by the information. Really, it’s one of the best trainings I’ve taken. Great textbook. Films were wonderful in creating context. Practice teaching was useful on every level. Restorative techniques/ propping/Yoga therapy: great!” 
—Jainee McCarroll


“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 teachers to mamas-to-be everywhere.”
—Oona Lalita Mekas

“There are few moments in my life that I will cherish till the end, and this training is one of those moments.”
—Shahar Yannay

 

Advanced Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training - Continuing Education

BEND AND BLOOM YOGA - PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN
708 SACKETT STREET, BROOKLYN, NY
October 18-20, 2019

Join long-time prenatal and postpartum yoga teacher trainers Beth Donnelly Cabán and Lara Kohn Thompson for a weekend of in-depth exploration of the anatomy, physiology and Yoga practice well-suited to the needs of pregnant women. We will cover a broad range of topics, including:

    * how to empower women to listen to their own bodies to make appropriate and safe choices in their practice and their life

    * how to safely sequence and teach a flowing class that relieves the common discomforts and restores energy to pregnant mamas

    * how to build a bridge from pregnancy to labor and the early weeks postpartum

    * teaching partner work as a way to connect

    * teach rebozo work to support comfort, ease and therapeutic techniques such as additional stability and fetal positioning

    * work with high risk pregnant population

    * the appropriate use of touch and safe hands-on tools for teachers self-care practices such as massage and acupressure

We will have time to discuss any challenges and questions participants have encountered in their teaching. 

 

POSTPARTUM YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

INTEGRAL YOGA INSTITUTE - NEW YORK CITY
227 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011
October 25-27, 2019

Emphasis is often placed on the process of labor and delivery, while little attention is given to the early postpartum period—a crucial and powerful time for a woman’s recovery, well-being, and vitality.

In this training, we will address aspects of the physical and emotional recovery and recuperation from childbirth. You will learn tools to use with women in the early weeks and months postpartum to support their healing and prevent injury. You will learn to guide your students through a gentle and safe asana practice, as well as tap into the power of deep relaxation, pranayama, and meditation to create an atmosphere of group support.

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

Learn ways to help women transition smoothly from their prenatal practice into the postpartum phase, and discuss ways to integrate those methods into women’s daily life and practice with a young child (or children).

Instructors: Beth Donnelly Cabán & Lara Kohn Thompson

 

YOGA FOR LABOR & BIRTH TEACHER TRAINING

INTEGRAL YOGA INSTITUTE - NEW YORK CITY
227 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011
March 2020 - Exact dates TBD

Taught by Beth Donnelly Cabán, E-RYT 500, RN

Prenatal Yoga teachers will learn how to teach a Yoga for Labor and Birth workshop that helps people prepare physically, mentally, and emotionally for birth using various techniques and philosophies of Hatha Yoga along with the practice of effective pain-management strategies for each stage of labor. Teachers will gain a comprehensive understanding of the anatomy and the physiological process of labor and birth, medical interventions, and their potential impact on the birth process. We will explore positions, movement, and rhythms that influence fetal position, encourage progress, and ease pain in labor. We will work with breath and sound as ways to steady and calm the mind, induce relaxation, ease pain, and energize the body. We will work with touch—massage, counterpressure, acupressure points—as means to support comfort, facilitate progress, and relieve pain. When the mind is free of tension and fear, the body is able to give birth with greater ease. We will practice relaxation techniques and visualizations for labor and birth and examine the universal needs of laboring women. Among the topics we will discuss are the use of heat and/or cold for comfort, eating and drinking as essential labor support, and the benefits of water.

Tuition
$525