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Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

Scared that a pregnant woman will come into your class and you don’t feel confident enough to protect her and the baby? Or maybe you want to teach prenatal and postnatal classes or add some extra skills to your existing studies.

This comprehensive Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training will include how to teach pre-natal yoga to women in all stages of pregnancy. You will also learn how to teach post-natal yoga. This training program will address the physiological, emotional and energetic aspects of pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood.

You’ll:

  • Explore poses (asanas) and breathing techniques (pranayama) for maximum safety, and that are beneficial for pregnancy
  • Learn basic anatomy and the stages of pregnancy (including physical and hormonal changes)
  • Learn cautions and contraindications of poses
  • Practice hands-on assists for pregnant women
  • Learn sequences to alleviate a variety of discomforts: nursing, lower back issues, and core integration
  • Learn from our Doulas on how to support women through all stages of their pregnancy and after the birth of their child

CHECK OUT THE DATES BELOW TO VIEW THE TOPICS COVERED IN EACH WEEKEND.

What can this Training do for you?

This program has given tools for yoga teachers for when a pregnant woman comes into their class – they now know how to modify poses and what poses to avoid. It’s given added skills to doulas and midwives, and it’s helped teachers supplement their income by teaching prenatal and postnatal yoga classes.

The Pre and Post-Natal Yoga Teacher Training at Chrysalis Yoga exceeded my expectations. I am grateful I had the opportunity to take the weekend teacher training course as a complement to my 200-hour yoga teacher training. Angela Jackson is a gifted teacher and program facilitator. She has extensive knowledge in the area of pre- and post- natal yoga, and equipped me with the skills to create a supportive environment for expectant or newly delivered mothers. The program is well structured, striking a content balance between anatomy and physiology, yoga asana, pranayama, and sequencing. My training cohort also had the pleasure of observing Angela’s regular prenatal class to complement ‘traditional’ learning with experiential learning. I walked away from this teacher training as a stronger, more knowledgeable yoga teacher, able to support women in all stages of their pregnancy.
Nicole
I took the Prenatal YTT with Angela because I wanted to expand on what I had learned during my 200-hr YTT. I love working with moms, moms to be, and children so this presented as a perfect training for me to do. Angela was very knowledgeable and was a patient, effective and thorough teacher. I walked away with so much information about yoga and pregnancy and felt comfortable to teach expecting mothers. The class size was perfect, and the training itself is very hands-on and engaging. Prenatal yoga is a very special type of class, and it's a joy to be able to teach it confidently!
Danielle
I learned so much from the prenatal yoga teacher training with Angela at Chrysalis! Angela is an experienced teacher with a wealth of knowledge on all things pregnancy and postnatal. The binder for the course contained valuable information about pose modifications, sequencing and common conditions experienced by pregnant women attending class. Angela gave us lots of time to ask questions, practice sequencing and even had us come into the modified versions of poses to experience how a pregnant student might feel (with the help of a stuffed soccer ball 😉). I felt more confident assisting pregnant students afterwards and would recommend this course for any teacher who is looking to learn more about pregnancy and prenatal yoga.
Carolyn Cameron

What We Offer

High Standards

This training fulfills the Yoga Alliance requirements for Continuing Education. We pride ourselves in being organized, reliable and have been providing this teacher training for many years.

Experienced Faculty

Our faculty specializes in prenatal and postnatal, has taken many hours of training in this area, teaches at many studios and has extensive experience working with pregnant women, helping ease their concerns and needs. We have Doulas as part of the faculty. The lead trainer is a mom herself!

Unparalleled Value

We keep up-to-date with industry standards, and we honour that your progression is uniquely yours. We strive to create a place of safety and an environment where you receive all the tools needed to support women through all stages of pregnancy, birth and after delivery.

Angela Jackson
Program Director

Angela began practicing yoga years before she was pregnant, but when she was expecting her babies, her yoga practice evolved and became so much more amazing. After she had completed her teacher training with Cynthia Funk at the Yoga Sanctuary, she knew she wanted to teach Prenatal Yoga. What Angela didn’t realize initially was how much she would love sharing her experiences, learning from her students’ experiences and being a part of their journeys. When she teaches Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga, she taps into an intuitive side of herself and feels so at home. Angela wants her students to feel powerful, strong, relaxed and grounded. She wants them to love their pregnancies just like she did. She wants them to be excited about their impending labour just like she was. And she wants them to feel supported and connected in their new lives as Mothers. When she guides her students in their practice, she feels like they are also guiding her as a woman and a Mother….and this is why she loves teaching! She wants to share the passion and love she has for teaching prenatal and postnatal with other soon-to-be teachers as teaching this form of yoga is a such a gift and a rewarding experience.

 

Grace Jose
Faculty Member

Grace is a professionally Certified Labour Doula, a trained Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator and an Association of Placenta Preparation Arts (APPA) Certified Placenta Specialist. She is a member in good standing of CAPPA, APPA, and the Ontario Professional Doula Association. Grace has her Lactation Management Certification through the world-renowned INFACT Canada, based on the WHO/UNICEF Guidelines. She is also a Certified HypnoBirthing® Doula. Grace is the owner and director of Graceful Birth.

 

Sarah Wetmore
Faculty Member

Sarah is a trained DONA Labour Doula, and a Midwifery Graduate of a MEAC accredited birth center in El Paso, Texas. She also assists families with Post-Partum support, breastfeeding and teaches Childbirth Education classes with a more customized and holistic approach. Her knowledge varies from simple herbal remedies to clinical research from her training as a Midwife.

 

Times:

Fridays @ 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturdays @ 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sundays @ 10:00am – 5:00pm

2 Weekends:

September 21 – 23, 2018
October 19 – 21

TOPICS:

Weekend 1:

  • General Anatomy & Physiology
  • Trimesters of Pregnancy
  • Endocrine System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Physical Anatomy
  • Reproductive System
  • Bones of Pelvis
  • Organ Functions
  • Pregnancy Complications
  • Body Mechanics
  • High/Low Risk Pregnancies
  • Lifestyle and Wellbeing
  • Stress Management
  • Emotional and Mental Health

Weekend 2:

  • Benefits of Yoga in Pregnancy
  • Asanas for Pregnancy
  • Asana Modifications
  • Core Considerations
  • Poses to Relieve Discomforts
  • Restorative Yoga for Pregnancy
  • Physiological Guidelines for Pregnancy
  • Meditation
  • Pranayama
  • Mudras
  • Mantras
  • Sequencing
  • How to Structure a Class
  • Cueing
  • Assisting
  • Postnatal Yoga

You’ll Receive:

  • A Workbook that contains information on yoga poses, sequences, and more.
  • An opportunity to Assist Lead Trainer in the prenatal yoga classes and mom and baby classes.

Tuition

$700 + HST (due at time of enrolment)

* Receive a 10% discount for Chrysalis Yoga members and 200-Hour YTT graduates of Chrysalis Yoga.
** You can write this off as a professional development expense for your business (please speak with your accountant).
*** Apply this training towards your continuing educational credit with Yoga Alliance.

Deposit

A non-refundable deposit of $200 + HST is due at time of enrolment into the program (this is included in the price of the teacher training listed above).

Payment Plan

Pay the deposit, listed above. Balance can be paid in full by Sep 21, 2018 or in 2 equal instalments of $250 + HST payable on Sep 21 and Oct 19, 2018.

Terms & Conditions

Price does not include HST. If you cancel before the teacher training begins a full refund will be given, minus the non-refundable deposit of $200. If you cancel after the teacher training starts, you’ll be refunded the prorated amount (YTT tuition spread over the number of days) minus the deposit. If you wish not to receive a refund and continue the teacher training at a future date, you’re welcome to apply the amount paid towards a future training (as credit) – an additional $100+HST administration fee is required.

Online:
Click on the link below. It will take you to our Workshop page. Scroll down to find the Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training. You may need to set up an account if you’ve never been to our studio before; otherwise, login in with your account information and process payment.

In-Person:
Call or come into the studio to process payment. You’ll automatically be signed into the teacher training.

NO APPLICATION FORM IS REQUIRED FOR ACCEPTANCE INTO THE PROGRAM.

 

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