Prenatal Yoga Training MODULE II

At Harmony ~ Two weekends in October 2017 *MODULE II

October 20,21,22 and October 28,29

Nanci Shakthi Nardona and Lorena Martinez

(with Special Guests)

REGISTER – Full Course

Special Guest Speaker – Candice Garrett – Pelvic Floor WorkshopREGISTER – Stand alone lecture

Special Guest Speaker – Jennifer Jeffcoat  – Mindful Embodiment for Pregnancy & Birth  – REGISTER – Stand alone lecture

*Special Guest Talks can be taken without the Prenatal Training Course. *Special Guest Talks are included with purchase of Prenatal Training Course.

Nanci Shakthi Nardona, E-RYT 500-Hour, RPYT, YACEP, CMT, became certified to teach prenatal yoga while pregnant with her daughter in 2001. The impact of the Whole Birth Yoga classes she attended while pregnant changed the course of her pregnancy and beyond. The community was essential in her transition to motherhood, and this inspires her to teach mamas during this time of transformation. As a TM meditator for more than 25 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 knowledge into her teachings as they are an intricate part of her daily life. Nanci is an alignment-based Hatha yoga instructor certified with Yoga Alliance with the highest accreditation available.

Lorena Martinez, RYT 500-Hour, RPYT, YACEP is an experienced bilingual yoga teacher that has lead prenatal and postpartum yoga clases 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 will give you the tools to safely and effectively lead prenatal yoga classes with knowledge and confidence. In this training you will learn anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, contraindications, safe modifications, breathing and coping techniques for pregnancy and labor, mindfulness meditation, pelvic floor stabilization, and much more. This 36-hour module is the first step toward prenatal certification through Yoga Alliance. Nanci and Lorena are highly-trained and experienced alignment-based perinatal yoga teachers who have come together to share their passion of expertise in the skillful art of building community while providing a safe space for moms to find their own path on the journey of motherhood. They have taught in hospitals, yoga studios, and birth resource centers in the Bay Area with more than 25 years of combined experience.

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:  October 2017 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. We will have another Module I in 2018.   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.   

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.  

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
Price

$630 per person

$600 Early-Bird Discount by 6/15/2017

Class Format

2 Weekends

First Week

Friday        October 20 ~ 7pm – 9pm

Saturday   October 21 ~  10am – 6pm.   Lunch 12:30 – 1:30

Sunday      October 22 ~  10am – 6pm.   Lunch 12:30 – 1:30

Second Week

Saturday   October 28 ~  10am – 6pm.   Lunch 12:30 – 1:30

Sunday      October 29 ~  10am – 6pm.   Lunch 12:30 – 1:30

Minimum and Maximum Enrollment

minimum|  6 people
maximum|  20 people

Cancellation Policy

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