The Whole Mama Yoga 85-Hour
Prenatal / Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training
(Yoga Alliance Certified)
The Whole Mama Yoga 85-hour Prenatal and Postnatal YTT
Fall / Winter 2019-2020, Carolina Yoga Company
Four WEekends: October 4-6, November 1-3, January 3-5, and February 7-9.
This course is an 85-hour training in accordance with the Prenatal Teacher Training standards of Yoga Alliance (YA). All weekends are required to fulfill the standards of the prenatal 85-hour training as outlined by YA.
Women continue to be the majority in yoga classes. The needs, joys, and challenges specific to women before, during, and after childbearing offers teachers the opportunity to affect and deeply connect with women during these momentous, transformational times in life. This 85 hour intensive will focus on a wide range of yoga for women in all phases and stages of parenthood and motherhood—from fertility and preconception to prenatal and postnatal yoga to yoga for parent and baby and beyond. It meets the requirements of the Prenatal Teacher Training standards of Yoga Alliance (YA).
This unique offering is perfect for yoga teachers, doulas, childbirth educators, and other care providers. Our Whole Mama Yoga training goes beyond the traditional offerings of a prenatal yoga teacher training, and supplies students with much-needed information for their childbearing-age clients. In this intensive, trainees will learn:
Compassionate and thoughtful yoga instruction for people in all phases of parenthood
To safely teach an empowering and supportive prenatal yoga class to women and parents with a wide variety of physical and emotional needs
Yoga and meditation practices to support women and parents-to-be struggling with fertility challenges
Pre and postnatal modifications for students attending regular yoga classes
Anatomy of pregnancy, labor, and birth
Physical and emotional impacts of pregnancy
Cultural perspectives on pregnancy and birth, and how these perspectives can affect personal experience
How yoga beautifully supports the physical and emotional changes of pregnancy
General health and nutrition, in addition to yoga practices, that can be helpful leading up to pregnancy
Pranayama practices for pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum
Truths and myths about pregnancy
Contraindications during pregnancy
Meditation, visualization, and yoga positions that can be helpful for labor and birth
To teach effective yoga, meditation, and massage techniques for partners during pregnancy and labor
Safe and effective strategies and yoga practices for rebuilding strength and flexibility after childbirth
General information postpartum physical changes, health, and healing
To safely teach a healing and helpful postnatal yoga class with a wide variety of physical and emotional needs
To teach baby and parent/caregiver yoga classes
To teach mothers and parents to integrate yoga and meditation into “life after birth”
(If you are enrolled in Carolina Yoga’s 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program, taking The First Two Weekends (Oct / Nov) fulfills an elective for that program.)
All Weekends / Full PYTT (meets YA Prenatal Yoga 85 hour YTT requirement):
$1100 on or before August 1
$1300 after August 1
Oct / Nov weekends only (meets Carolina Yoga 500 YTT elective requirement):
$650 on or before August1
$750 after August 1
Friday 6-9 PM
Saturday 10-5 PM
Sunday 9-3 PM
Lunch break daily, Saturday and Sunday.
All weekends will take place at the Carrboro location of Carolina Yoga Company.
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