Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Dates
- March 13: 5 to 9 pm
- March 14: 8 to 4 pm
- March 15: 8 to 4 pm
- Michael Plasha E-RYT, RPYT, YACEP
- Doula Shelley DONA certification for childbirth and postpartum
Who’s Afraid of the Pregnant Yogini?
Have you ever had a pregnant student drop in to your class and you were not sure how to support her? I did. Maybe she told you she knew how to modify but later you see her practicing contraindications. How can you keep her safe while teaching a regular class? How do you create a class for only prenatal yoga students?
Once you understand the anatomy and physiology of each trimester, you can apply critical thinking skills to choose modifications of common postures or specific prenatal yoga poses and sequences to design a safe practice for her pregnancy.
Prerequisite: Certified or registered as a 200 hour yoga teacher or more.
In this training you will learn:
- Basic prenatal yoga postures
- About the three trimesters of pregnancy and labor
- Modifications for your students in regular classes
- Sun and Moon Salutation modifications
- Relaxation practices
- Breathing tools and practices for pregnancy and beyond
- Postnatal care
- Common birthing myths will be explored and explained
- How yoga benefits the pregnant yogini
- The contradictions of yoga asanas and pranayamas for pregnancy
- Modifications for pregnancy that can be used in your regular classes
- Breathing techniques for pregnancy and labor
- Common ailments and what aspects of yoga will relieve them
- Supported relaxation asanas
- Fetal development
- Physiological and hormonal changes in the mother’s body during each trimester, and her body’s responses to these changes
- Pregnancy discomforts during each stage and the yoga practices, non-traditional methods, and traditional techniques that can alleviate these discomforts.
As a yoga teacher you can offer classes for the pregnant woman to slow down, tune into her body, and build a community of support. You can teach her ways to find comfort and ease in her changing body, while celebrating the life she is creating.
You will learn how to create a safe space for women to share their pregnancy experiences and talk about motherhood, to explore their changing bodies and deepen their connection to themselves and their babies in the uterus.
To avoid feeling isolated, pregnant women can connect with one another in these classes which is a powerful benefit. I’ve had many prenatal yoga students stay connected with one another ever since.
After the training you will feel confident, qualified, and comfortable leading prenatal yoga classes.
Credential YOU WILL earn
Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Certification through Plasha Yoga School.
This training will offer 16 continuing education credits, if you are registered with Yoga Alliance.
Tuition: $425 by March 1; a $50 deposit will hold your space and be applied to the tuition. Payment plan: $225 by February 1 and $200 by March 1. You can mail a check to Michael Plasha ,Village West, 3330 West 26th St, Erie, Pa 16505 or use Pay Pal for the full amount of $425 only. Contact me about other payment plans.
Refund Policy: There are no refunds.
A book list will be provided upon registration. The cost of books is extra but I can get you a 40% discount. Handouts will be provided.
Michael Plasha earned his Prenatal Yoga certification from the Integral Yoga Institute (130 hours) in 1998. He has taught many prenatal yoga classes and private lessons. There are over 400 “yoga babies” from his classes. He has seven children.
Doula Shelley has attended three of Michael’s prenatal yoga courses and had three beautiful births all completely different. Her babies are now thriving teenagers!