In Harmony Prenatal Teacher Training

 

Harmony ~ 2019

Module I

Friday, March 15 ~ 7:00-9:00 pm

Saturday, March 16 ~ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday, March 17 ~ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

and

Friday, March 29 ~ 7:00-9:00 pm

Saturday, March 30 ~ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday, March 31 ~ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Module II

Friday, April 26 ~ 7:00-9:00 pm

Saturday, April 27 ~ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday, April 28 ~ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

and

Friday, May 3 ~ 7:00-9:00 pm

Saturday, May 4 ~ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday, May 5 ~ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

 

Nanci Shakthi Nardona and Lorena Martinez

 

with the following guest experts:

Susan McCormick -Pelvic Floor Workshop – $36Registration

Megan Bunch -Movement For Pain Management During Pregnancy – $36Registration

$60 for BOTH Speakers at a discounted price – Registration

*Please note that these speaker presentations are open to all regardless of enrollment in training

 

Nanci and Lorena are highly-trained and experienced alignment-based perinatal yoga teachers who have come together to share their passion and expertise for the perinatal population. They pride themselves on their skillful art of building community while providing a safe space for mamas to explore and navigate in community with others on the path of motherhood. They have each taught in hospitals, yoga studios, and birth resource centers in the Bay Area with more than 25 years of combined experience.

 

OUR MISSION: Our In Harmony Prenatal Teacher Training offers alignment-based yoga, breath work, education, resources, and most importantly, the tools to cultivate a safe and nurturing community environment where each mama feels empowered and supported on her sacred journey of motherhood.

 

ABOUT US:

      Nanci Shakthi Nardona, E-RYT 500, RPYT, YACEP, CMT

Nanci became certified to teach prenatal yoga while pregnant in 2001, and certified to teach postpartum shortly thereafter. The impact of those Whole Birth Yoga classes changed the course of her pregnancy and beyond. The community she found was essential in her transition to motherhood, which is what inspires her to teach mamas during this magical time of transformation.  As a TM meditator for more than 27 years, Nanci’s journey began on her meditation cushion, and led her to the healing arts of yoga, massage, Reiki, marma, and Ayurveda. She weaves the richness of this ancient Vedic knowledge into her teachings as they are an integral part of her daily life.  Nanci is an alignment-based Hatha yoga instructor certified with Yoga Alliance with the highest accreditation available.  She recently completed the CAPPA doula training and is currently a doula-in-training.

 

       Lorena Martinez, E-RYT 500, RPYT, YACEP

Lorena is an experienced bilingual yoga teacher that has lead prenatal and postpartum yoga classes in the bay area for a decade. Since she began her journey, she knew she wanted to support and empower moms in this important life transition. While going through pregnancy and motherhood herself, she completed numerous trainings including her advanced yoga certification. Lorena deepened her foundation in pregnancy, birth, and early parenting through Birthing From Within Childbirth Training. Lorena’s first language has allowed her to reach a broad population in the Hispanic community bringing mindfulness based yoga to low income moms. Her latest passion has been learning about aromatherapy and understanding how essential oils can enhance yoga, general well being, and the childbearing years. Lorena is an alignment-based Hatha yoga instructor certified with Yoga Alliance.

Description

*Scroll down for Module II. (You can take Module I after taking Module II)

 Module I:  This module will give you what you need to successfully and effectively teach a prenatal yoga student or lead a prenatal yoga class.  This module is 36 hours.

The Hows and Whys of Teaching Prenatal Yoga:

  • Benefits of yoga during pregnancy
  • Understanding the role of a Prenatal yoga Teacher
  • How does yoga complement childbirth prep classes?
  • Identifying the difference between high-risk and normal pregnancy
  • Knowing when to defer care to another healthcare provider
  • Understanding when to give resources to students

Anatomy and Physiology:

  • Pregnancy physiology
  • Anatomical changes, discomforts, and pathologies of all three trimesters
  • Hormonal changes during pregnancy
  • Pelvic floor anatomy and stabilization
  • When to start doing yoga when pregnant
  • Warning signs stop practicing yoga when pregnant
  • Stages of Labor
  • Pain/fear cycle
  • Diastases

Techniques, Training and Practice:

  • How to modify poses in a non-prenatal yoga class for a pregnant mom
  • Poses to avoid soon after conception
  • Poses to avoid during pregnancy
  • Pranayama
  • Why practice alignment-based yoga during and after pregnancy?
  • How to teach alignment-based prenatal yoga
  • How to modify poses for each trimester
  • Class check-in and its value
  • Guidelines for building community-oriented classes
  • Mindfulness for pregnancy and birth
  • Visualization techniques for relaxation and birth
  • Manual and verbal assists
  • Use of props
  • Birthing positions

Teaching Methodology:

  • Sequencing principles for prenatal yoga
  • Partner sequencing (with all prenatal women in a class)
  • Posture charts for each trimester
  • How to sequence to accommodate all trimesters in the same class
  • Finding your voice as a teacher
  • Class themes
  • How to weave childbirth education during a yoga class

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Prenatal Yoga Teachers:

  • Self-care for the mother-to-be according to the Yamas and Niyamas
  • Mindful motherhood
  • Midwifery vs. OB care
  • Meditation techniques
  • Doulas

Practicum:

  • Class observation with other prenatal yoga teachers (4 hours)
  • Class observation with lead trainers (6 hours)
  • Teaching with lead trainers (6 hours)
  • Teaching themselves (4 hours)

Elective: (non-contact)

  • Reading
  • Watching birth documentaries
  • Attending related workshops
  • Volunteering

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Module II: This second modules goes deeper in depth and adds the component of postnatal yoga and the postnatal season.  You DO NOT have to take Module I before taking Module II.  Module II is 36 hours with lead instructors with an additional 12 non-contact hours of elective study to be determined by instructors for a total of 85 hours for Modules I and II.     

The Hows and Whys of Teaching Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga:

  • Knowing when to defer care to another healthcare provider
  • Understanding when to give resources to students
  • Benefits of postnatal yoga
  • C-Section versus vaginal birth and how recovery differs
  • Why to encourage women to share their birth stories

Anatomy and Physiology:

  • Postpartum physiology
  • Anatomical changes, discomforts, and pathologies of the postnatal time
  • Hormonal changes after delivery and postpartum
  • The psychological changes during the prenatal and postnatal times
  • Pelvic floor anatomy, stabilization, and challenges
  • When to resume or begin a yoga practice
  • Body image
  • Diastases — Core after delivery
  • Breastfeeding basics
  • Bonding with Baby

Techniques, Training and Practice:

  • How to modify poses in a non-prenatal yoga class for a pregnant mom
  • Pranayama for postpartum
  • Why practice alignment-based yoga during and after pregnancy?
  • How to teach alignment-based prenatal and postnatal yoga
  • Difference between prenatal and postnatal yoga
  • Meditation and visualization
  • Class check-in and its value
  • Guidelines for building community-oriented classes
  • Mindfulness for motherhood
  • Visualization techniques for relaxation
  • Manual and verbal assists
  • Use of props

Teaching Methodology:

  • Sequencing principles for prenatal yoga
  • Partner sequencing (for couples)
  • Posture charts for each trimester.
  • How to sequence to accommodate all trimesters in the same class
  • Restorative yoga for pregnancy
  • Restorative yoga for postnatal
  • Finding your voice as a teacher
  • Class themes
  • Creating community and support for new mothers and families

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Prenatal Yoga Teachers:

  • Ayurveda concepts
  • Essential Oils for Prenatal, Postpartum, and Family
  • Goddesses: Durga, Tara, Saraswati, Lakshmi, Kali
  • Chakras

Practicum:

  • Class observation with other prenatal yoga teachers (4 hours)
  • Class observation with lead trainers (6 hours)
  • Teaching with lead trainers (6 hours)
  • Teaching themselves (4 hours)

Elective: (non-contact)

  • Reading
  • Watching birth documentaries
  • Attending related workshops
  • Volunteering

Certification:  Upon completion of both Modules I and II and with 30 teaching hours of prenatal yoga, you may register as a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT®) with Yoga Alliance.  These hours of prenatal yoga must be taught after graduating from a Registered Prenatal Yoga School (RPYS®) such as this school, In Harmony Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training.

Price

$700 per module (training only)

$900 per module (including mentorship for YA certification)

~  Scholarships are available ~ Inquire at Harmony Birth

Class Format

Module I – 2 Weekends

First Week

Friday        March 15 ~ 7pm – 9pm

Saturday   March 16 ~ 10am – 6pm.   Lunch 1pm – 2pm

Sunday       March 17 ~ 10am – 6pm.   Lunch 1pm – 2pm

Second Week

Friday       March 29 ~ 7pm – 9pm

Saturday  March 30 ~ 10am – 6pm.   Lunch 1pm – 2pm

Sunday      March 31 ~ 10am – 6pm.   Lunch 1pm – 2pm

 

Module II – 2 Weekends

First Week

Friday       April 26 ~ 7pm – 9pm

Saturday  April 27 ~ 10am – 6pm.   Lunch 1pm – 2pm

Sunday     April 28 ~ 10am – 6pm.   Lunch 1pm – 2pm

Second Week

Friday       May 3 ~ 7pm – 9pm

Saturday  May 4 ~ 10am – 6pm.   Lunch 1pm – 2pm

Sunday     May 5 ~ 10am – 6pm.   Lunch 1pm – 2pm

Minimum and Maximum Enrollment

minimum|  6 people
maximum|  20 people

Cancellation Policy

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