Friday, September 22 | 6-9pm
Saturday + Sunday, September 23 + 24 | 11-8pm
Investment: $385 (Early Bird Pricing before 9/1)
This training is for yoga teachers interested in delving into the world of pregnancy and yoga. The 20 hour immersion week-end will prepare students to work with the special needs of prenatal students, and certify them to design and teach a safe, specifically prenatal class.
The workshop will include sections on
The anatomy and physiology of Pregnancy
Yoga’s view the pregnant body and how this model differs from the western
Historical practices in Birth and how those practices have affected the birth
Myths surrounding prenatal yoga: which postures are truly contra-indicated and
Appropriate postures for a prenatal yoga practice and class
Modifications for different stages in pregnancy
Yoga solutions to common pregnancy aches and pains.
Meditation for both pregnancy and birth
Pranayama for a prenatal practice
Yoga practices for childbirth preparation
Prenatal class components and sequencing, including discussion of how to
conduct “circle time” and foster community through open communication in class
Student teaching opportunities
Immediate post-natal yoga considerations and steps for re-introducing mom back
All students will receive a training manual containing the above components as well as
suggested prenatal sequences for class development.
This training certifies students to teach Prenatal classes, and is the first module in the
larger Om Births Pre/Post Natal Teacher certification.
Bec Conant RYT, CD(DONA), HBCE, is the director and founder of Om Births Prenatal Yoga, and has been working with Pregnant women since 2002. She has worked as a certified Birth Doula with DONA International, as well as a Certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner. Bec was originally certified in yoga by Cyndi Lee at OM Yoga Center in NewYork. Her studies in prenatal yoga have included work with Janice Clarfield, Judith Lasater, and Betsy Kase. Bec currently studies with Barbara Benagh, and has been incorporating mindful slow flow into a Vinyasa style to develop a deliberate, dynamic approach to yoga during pregnancy. Rather than view the pregnant body as weak and fragile, Bec aims to empower and energize moms-to- be in her classes given them the strength to trust their body’s internal wisdom. Her DVD: Prenatal Yoga with Bec Conant, was produced in 2008. For more information about Bec go to www.ombirths.com