Birthing Mama® 90-hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

Shraddha-BMC_Logo_NewTag-TransPregnancy is a profound time of transformation in the body-mind-spirit for a woman.  It is a rite of passage that will forever change her life.  A time of miracle and awe as she witnesses the becoming of a new being inside her body.

Join us for our Birthing Mama® Prenatal Yoga and Wellness 90-Hour Yoga Teacher Training to learn how the various aspects of yoga deeply support women and families through the sacred journey of pregnancy, birth and the early phase of motherhood.

This training will prepare you in body, mind and spirit how to teach prenatal and postnatal yoga classes and the material presented is just as useful for one-on-one sessions with your doula, midwife or private yoga clients.  Of course pregnant women also warmly welcome!  For those of you who do not live locally, email info@yogacenteramherst.com if you need support with finding a place to stay on saturday night during our weekends together.

This 90-Hr Training is also available to come to YOU!  Do you have a yoga or birthing center and want to bring this dynamic training to your community?  Contact info@birthingmama.org with traveling training, in the subject line.

Along with other required books, we will be using the online Birthing Mama® program as one of our course resources.  Check it out here and receive the first week free.

This training is for YOU if:

  • You love teaching yoga and want to dive into a specialty
  • You want to empower women
  • You want to bring more positivity to the current birth culture
  • You already serve women in the childbearing years in some way and want to add to your services
  • You already teach public yoga classes and want to be educated so that you can warmly and safely welcome pregnant women when they drop in to your classes
  • You yourself are pregnant
  • You want to teach public or one-one-one prenatal and postnatal yoga classes

Lead Teacher

Corinne Andrews

Corinne Andrews

Guest Teachers

This training meets the standards for a Yoga Alliance Registered Prenatal Yoga School

Schedule

  • Weekend Format over 5 weekends
  • 2017 Training: September 23/24, October 21/22, November 4/5, December 2/3 and January (2018) 6/7
  • Saturdays, 12:00-7:00pm
  • Sundays, 9:30-4:30
  • 1-hour food break each day

This training is also being offered in Pompano Beach, Florida with author and teacher, Amy Wright Glenn.  Two trainings to choose from – one in the summer and one in the fall.  Details for the Florida trainings can be found HERE

Pricing

  • $1,500 for full training
  • $300 non-refundable deposit will hold your spot in this training
  • Includes Teacher’s Manual in binder form
  • Includes free subscription for online Birthing Mama® program
  • Required Reading books to be purchased separately

Requirements for Certification

  • Attend all training weekends – you may miss one day and still receive certification
  • Each month during the training you must observe and write a reflection of one class and take one class (for a total of 10 classes) comprised of a mix of prenatal and postnatal yoga classes
  • Practice teach 3 different 1 – 1.5 hr classes to one or more pregnant women (or they can pretend to be pregnant) and turn in your written class plan with comments about how the classes went.  Can also do 2 prenatal and 1 postnatal/baby and parent class
  • Practice teach process
  • Complete Reading Assignments
  • To teach public prenatal yoga classes, you must also have a 200-Hr Certification of any tradition
TOPICS COVERED

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the pregnant woman
  • Fetal Development
  • Common discomforts of Pregnancy
  • Optimal Fetal Positioning
  • Modifying Classic Postures for pregnancy/Posture Clinics and How to Modify for Pregnant Students in a regular class
  • Whole Body Support Templates
  • The 4 trimesters (3 trimesters of pregnancy plus the first month of postpartum period)
  • Emotionality During Pregnancy
  • Spirituality During Pregnancy and connecting to the Divine Mother
  • Intro to herbs and nutrition for pregnancy
  • Lungs, Breathing and Breath Practices
  • Chanting and Sounding Techniques
  • Visualization and Meditation
  • Strengthening/toning and releasing the pelvic floor
  • Yogic Philosophy as it relates to pregnancy
  • Ethics of teaching prenatal yoga
  • Pregnancy Rituals and Mother Blessings
  • Yoga Nidra
  • The symbol of Mira Alfassa/”The Mother”, in practice and teaching
TOPICS COVERED

  • Stages of labor and birth, including anatomy
  • Nutrition and Herbs for Labor, Birth and Postpartum
  • Yoga for releasing, softening, opening and childbirth
  • Tools for finding comfort during labor
  • Prenatal yoga for couples preparing for birth
  • Understanding the energetic body in relation to pregnancy and childbirth
  • Creative Projects to cultivate mindfulness
  • Self Care Practices
  • Subtle body theory and yogic philosophy as it relates to pregnancy and birth
  • Breech position and poses to assist in rotating baby
  • Releasing fear
  • Appropriate use of Touch for Prenatal students
  • Restorative yoga for pregnancy
  • Breathing and meditation techniques to release fears and doubts about birthing
  • Sequencing a prenatal class
  • Intro to postnatal yoga
  • Postpartum recovery and rituals
  • Breastfeeding and Bonding with baby
  • Marketing your practice and Business of Prenatal Yoga classes and workshops
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