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4-Day Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Training Retreat

May 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - June 2, 2019 @ 10:30 am UTC+0


Who this training is for:

    • Teachers of any movement style or background.
    • Limited spots for Non-Teachers who are pregnant or want to learn how to support themselves or their loved ones through pregnancy and postpartum. (Inquire about availability)

Training Curriculum:

    • Daily Prenatal/Postnatal and Meditation Sessions.
    • Tailor poses for various needs and conditions during pregnancy.
    • Specific postpartum yoga practices that promote healing and support after childbirth, including vaginal birth, surgical birth, VBAC, and pregnancy loss.
    • Use yoga practices to relieve pain, discomfort, anxiety, depression that could accompany pregnancy and postpartum.
    • Understand the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum and apply that knowledge to help prenatal and postnatal students.
    • Help people connect emotionally, physically, and spiritually with themselves and use those connections to help prepare them for pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum.
    • Hands-On Assists Clinics – learn and practice enhancement, or supportive, or pain-relieving techniques. No one technique works for everyone; adapt techniques that work best for the individual.


Catherine Allen (Level 5 Certified Forrest Yoga Teacher and Mentor, Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher, RPYT, E-RTY-500, Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator, Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula) created this Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training after encountering an abundance of fear-based misinformation and limited support for the challenges she faced during her pregnancies, pregnancy loss, childbirth, and postpartum depression.  Cat has taught countless pregnant and postpartum students throughout her 18-year teaching career and has learned immensely from birth professionals and experts. She weaves together all the collected wisdom from her personal and professional experiences to bring to you the most up-to-date information for teaching your pregnant and postpartum students.


Willow Drey Farm’s dramatic and expansive view over Gladstone Hollow valley and tree-covered Mount Pisgah, the highest peak in Delaware county, is gorgeous in any season. The farm offers a beautiful and peaceful yoga studio along with elegant and clean accommodations.


*Teacher Training Manual (e-book)
*Daily Yoga Classes (prenatal/postnatal)
*Discussion and Q&A Sessions
*Daily Breathwork and Meditation Exercises
*Hands-On Assists Workshops
*All meals prepared freshly prepared by a professional chef
*Free wifi
*Beautiful and clean accommodations (linens included)
*Certificate of Completion


*Over 100 prenatal and postnatal full color asana pictures with detailed instructions
*Articles about prenatal and postnatal practices through yoga, breath, meditation
*Poses and techniques for relieving pain and cultivating strength and openness
*Up-to-date info on anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum
*Example 60-minute sequences for private and group prenatal or postnatal classes
*Example 60-minute sequences for integrating prenatal and postnatal modifications into regular group classes
*Example 60-minute sequences from relaxing to moderate to athletic prenatal or postnatal classes

TRAINING SCHEDULE (to be confirmed):

May 30: 4:00pm-7:00pm Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Training Session
May 31 & June 1: 9:00am-5:30pm – Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Training Session
June 2: 8:00am-10:30am – Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Training Session


Check-in is on May 30 starting at 2pm. The training starts at 4:00 pm May 30. The training ends at 10:30am on June 2. Breakfast and Lunch will be served on June 2. Check-out is at 1pm.

100% attendance is required for a Certificate of Completion. However, this is a baby and parent friendly environment. You are welcome to pump or tend to your baby as often as you need.

Yes, upon completion of this course, you can receive continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance; it is an approved YACEP course. If you wish to register as RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance, you must complete an 85-Hour Poppy Perinatal Yoga Teacher Training. To complete your 85-Hour training, then you have two options from which to choose: 1) Attend this 4-Day Training (Part 1) and then attend Part 2 in Texas, September 2019; 2) Attend the full 85-Hour Training in Texas in September 2019.

You can fly into Albany International Airport (2 hour drive), Newark (3 hour drive), LaGuardia (3 hour drive), or JFK (3 hour drive). Around March 2019, you can join a private facebook group to arrange rideshares.

You will be staying in an elegant bedroom alone or with 1 roommate, one person per bed. The rooms and bathrooms are spacious and clean. All bathrooms are shared.

The meals will be freshly prepared by a professional chef. All meals will be gluten-free and sugar-free and DELICIOUS! We will have meals for vegans, vegetarians, and meat-eaters. There will be dinner on the night of May 30, all 3 meals on May 31/June 1, and breakfast and lunch on June 2.

Maybe. Contact Cat to find out.

No smoking, recreational drugs, or alcohol is allowed on the retreat property during the retreat.

Training curriculum, e-manual, all meals (dinner on the first day through breakfast and lunch on the last day), accommodations.

Yes, there is. If you want to participate in the training but don’t want to stay at Willow Drey Farm, then the non-residential tuition is $650 Early Bird or $950 Regular. It covers the training curriculum, digital manual, and includes a non-refundable $250 deposit.

Bring 2 blocks, a yoga strap, a yoga mat, and a beach towel (or large yoga towel). If you have a bolster, please bring it. You will be putting your bolster to good use.

Yes, there is. We will confirm with services work the best.

There is complimentary wifi.

Yes, you can! There is no charge to bring your baby – due to host’s request, only non-ambulatory babies can attend. The cost for each caregiver is $580 for shared accommodations (covers all meals). You must submit the non-refundable $250 deposit to hold your caregiver’s spot.

Sure! Use the message box at the bottom of this page, and submit the names of your desired roommates.



SPECIAL OFFER: Get a $100 discount off the early bird price if you pay your deposit by Friday, January 25.

SHARED: Early Bird $969 / Regular $1169
PRIVATE BEDROOM (shared bathroom): limited spots (email Cat)
SHARED + CAREGIVER + BABY: Early Bird $1549/ Regular $1749
NON-RESIDENTIAL: Early Bird $650 / Regular $950


Early Bird Deadline is February 1, 2019.

To hold your spot, pay the non-refundable $250 deposit PER ADULT/PER CAREGIVER. The non-refundable deposit is applied to your tuition. A non-refundable deposit must be submitted for each caregiver that is attending with your baby and staying at the retreat center; if you cancel your caregiver’s attendance, then the deposit will be applied to your tuition. Spots are limited. This will be a small and intimate training.

If late payment is made after February 1, 2019, then the balance for Regular Tuition Price will be due.


*30 days or more prior to retreat: 50% of monies less paypal fees and $250 non-refundable deposit.
*29 days prior: No refund. No exceptions.
*If you want to switch from residential to non-residential or private to shared, a $50 admin fee will be applied to the balance.


PAYMENT FOR TRAINING (May 30-June 2, 2019)
By making payment, you agree to honor the Strict Cancellation and Refund Policy.

Non-Refundable Deposit for each adult

Do You Have a Question about the Training? Send a Message.

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May 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm UTC+0
June 2, 2019 @ 10:30 am UTC+0
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Willow Drey Farm
506 Main Street
Andes, NY 13731 United States
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May 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm UTC+0
June 2, 2019 @ 10:30 am UTC+0
Event Categories:


Willow Drey Farm
506 Main Street
Andes, NY 13731 United States
+ Google Map