Learn how to support women during their journey into motherhood in this comprehensive, Yoga Alliance registered training in prenatal yoga, conscious birthing and postnatal yoga with Sue Elkind, E-RYT 500, RPYT. Explore how to weave the great teachings of yoga seamlessly into Mother Nature’s blueprint, encouraging women to experience a more joy-filled pregnancy, empowered birth and confident postnatal transition. An expansive training manual will be provided and students will be expected to complete homework assignments, including observation and practice teaching between sessions.

(Teachers will also find this training applicable to teaching restorative, infertility, chair, partner, beginning and seniors yoga.)



PART 1: Awakening the Goddess (37.5 hours)•The inner wisdom of yoga in pregnancy•The essentials of a healthy prenatal yoga practice

• The do’s and don’ts of the trimesters & modifications

• How to teach prenatal yoga in a public class

• Pregnancy conditions

• Prenatal nutrition

• Essential oils and pregnancy

• Exploring restoratives

• Structuring & sequencing prenatal classes

• Observation, verbal and manual adjustments

• Cellular memory of conception/birth experience

• Fertility awareness and conscious conception

• Hormonal physiology of pregnancy/childbirth

PART 2: Grace in Action (37.5 hours)• Yoga therapeutics for pregnancy• Observation, verbal and manual adjustments

• Structuring & sequencing prenatal classes

• Creating themes to inspire your students

• Prenatal yoga teaching practicum

• Pregnancy conditions

• Partner yoga for pregnancy

• Meditation and mantra for pregnancy

• Relaxation techniques to support birth

• Supporting mama and baby after birth

• Postnatal support

• Teaching restoratives