In Harmony Prenatal Teacher Training



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Due to the current Shelter-In-Place ruling, Yoga Alliance has granted permission to offer scheduled teacher trainings online.  To that end, our upcoming prenatal teacher training will commence as planned via Zoom.  

Nanci Shakthi Nardona and Lorena Martinez


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.



      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.


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