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Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

the study of yoga for the childbearing year

Immerse yourself in the study of yoga for the childbearing year. Mama Tree offers a comprehensive training on the art and science of teaching yoga for mamas at all stages of pregnancy, birth and beyond. The program includes yoga practice, lecture, class observations, practice teaching, guest speakers, and independent study. Mama Tree offers two levels of training options.

 


  • Prenatal Yoga Fundamentals Immersion



    This 45 hour Immersion training is for yoga teachers, midwives, doulas and other health professionals who are interested in teaching yoga to mamas. All participants must have completed a 200 hour basic teacher training or at least three years of yoga practice. All participants must have a working knowledge of basic alignment principles.

    Upon successful completions of both Mama Tree’s Level One and Two trainings, students will be eligible to register 90 hours toward a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) designation with the Yoga Alliance.

    • Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy
    • The benefits of yoga for pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum
    • Sequencing a prenatal class
    • Postures to aid common discomforts of pregnancy
    • Contraindication for practice
    • Appropriate Pranayama (breath) practices
    • Psychology of pregnancy and birth
    • Prenatal bonding
    • Physiology of childbirth
    • Yoga for labor
    • Cultural attitudes about birth
    • Medical and holistic models of care
    • Birth choices/empowered birth
    • Resource building
    • Nutrition/natural remedies for pregnancy and beyond
    • Mom & baby yoga
    • Postpartum issues
    • The 4th trimester


    All participants will receive a copy of Prenatal Yoga with Jane Austin DVD as well a training binder with additional materials and re-courses. A certificate of completion will be awarded upon completion of the 45 hour training, successful completion of take home exam and book report. This training qualifies as continuing education if you are registered with Yoga Alliance OR hours can be applied to registered prenatal yoga teacher designation (RPYT) with Yoga Alliance.
  • ADVANCED PRENATAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING



    Level two is designed for those who are looking to continue to study the art of teaching yoga to mamas. This rich training invites participants to dive deeper into themselves to discover their authentic voices.

    This training is appropriate for those who have completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training and Mama Tree Level One.

    Upon successful completions of both Mama Tree’s Level One and Two trainings, students will be eligible to register 90 hours toward a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) designation with the Yoga Alliance.

    • Improving teaching skills/finding your authentic voice
    • Sequencing classes Prenatal and Postnatal
    • Understanding role of a teacher
    • Working with Advanced students/modification
    • Advance Prenatal/postnatal Restorative Yoga
    • Life in the Womb, understanding fetal development
    • Pathologies of Pregnancy/Yoga Therapeutic and Alternative Healing Options
    • Birth choices/empowered birth
    • Yoga for labor, partner yoga and massage
    • The 4th trimester, for mom and babe
    • Infant massage and developmental movement of babies
    • Understanding physical vs. energy bodies and healing both


    Note: Mama Tree is recognized as a registered prenatal yoga school by Yoga Alliance.
    PREREQUISITE: Certified Yoga Teachers & Advanced Yoga Students.

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