Teacher Trainings

A Yoga-Alliance recognized 85-hour training

227 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

MAY 11-14 and 18-20, 2018
10:00 - 6:00 pm

This training prepares Yoga teachers to teach classes in Prenatal Yoga. The specialized prenatal practices help the students tune into the needs and changes of pregnancy and promote relaxation and suppleness. The Prenatal Yoga pranayama, chanting, and visualizations are powerful tools for the mother to attune to her baby and its needs.

An in-depth review of the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, labor and birth sets the foundation for teachers’ understanding of the myriad benefits of Hatha Yoga for pregnancy. Teachers will gain extensive experience with asanas well-suited to pregnant women and a thorough understanding of contra-indications during pregnancy. The training will attune teachers to the profound physical, emotional, mental and spiritual transitions of pregnancy and birth and demonstrate how tools such as chanting, pranayama, deep relaxation and meditation can be effective ways of coping with these changes.

Discussions of the energy anatomy of pregnancy and birth will deepen teachers’ understanding of the Integral Yoga Prenatal Hatha Yoga practice.

Instructors: Beth Donnelly Cabán & Lara Kohn Thompson

Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification (200-hour). All applicants must be familiar with the Integral Yoga Hatha Level I class.

Yoga Alliance Hours: 85
* please note that this schedule constitutes 56 of the 85 total hours of this Yoga Alliance certified training. The addition 29 hours will consist of class observations, qualifying classes, homework and self-study.



227 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

October 19-21, 2018
   Friday, October 19, 6:00-9:00 pm
   Saturday, October 20, 10:00-6:00 pm
   Sunday, October 21, 10:00-6:00 pm

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