Learn to support pregnant women who land in your general-public yoga classes. You’ll learn the hows and whys of ‘on the spot’ modifications for the pregnant woman who lands in your classes which are not specifically geared toward prenatal. This course dives into a part of teaching often not given enough attention in many 200 hour trainings: the practices that are beneficial for pregnant mommas and those which can be harmful, including how integral the mind-body-spirit connection is during this time.
We will also take this opportunity to explore the importance of mindfulness by introducing mindfulness meditation pertinent to you and your students (especially prenatal students). At the close of this course you will feel confident in safely guiding your student through an open level class and have expanded your own personal practice.
While this training is not a comprehensive training for preparation to teach a dedicated prenatal class (which requires a minimum of 70 hours training) participants will learn how to help ongoing yoga clients who become pregnant safely practice in a 1 on 1 format.
Friday:11:05am – 5:15pm
We will begin with the ‘how and why’ yoga is so beneficial to the pregnant momma. As we explore the importance of the mind-body-spirit connection, mindfulness meditation will be introduced and tied into the ancient Yogic and Buddhist philosophies. Here will then work our way through teaching methodology as it pertains to pregnancy, before during and after class. We can then begin discussing the anatomy of the pregnant body and mind and move into the modifications, adjustments and alignment principles as they shift throughout each trimester.
Saturday: 11:05am – 7pm
Saturday will begin by continuing our understanding of each trimester, while introducing helpful queing during each class. We’ll spend time here reviewing each pose and pranayama practice we have discussed and allow for dialogue about the types of yoga offered by each student in the course and how to apply what is being learned. Time will also be spent with hands on practicing of the material on one another and creating an authentic sequence in which you co-teach with each other.
Sunday: Noon – 4:15pm
On Sunday, each student will present and teach their portion of the open level class, using each proper modification and following the guidelines for the sequence presented by the instructor. Afterward the instructor will give feedback for each student. Each student will be required to attend an open level class taught by the instructor and practice as if they were pregnant, using as many modifications as memory allows while the teacher helps make any additional adjustments.
Whether you’re a teacher or a student on this path, this training will form an invaluable foundation for your journey into Yin Yoga. Offered as a personal exploration, as 20 hr CEU or as part of Twist Yoga’s 500 RYT Independent Study Certification.
Training Location: Twist Yoga, 122 5th Avenue S, Downtown Edmonds, 98020
Tuition: $295 preregistered by 11/16. $345 after.
Cancellation Policy: Refunds available, less a 15% administration fee, up to 14 days prior to workshop. No transfers, account credits or refunds allowable after that time.