ABOUT THE TRAINING:
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)
- Due to COVID-19, this training will take place 100% online and will be a live interaction experience via Zoom.
- 75-Hour Training + 10 Hours of Certification Requirements = 85 Hours (Yoga Alliance School)
- Daily Prenatal/Postnatal and Meditation Sessions.
- Tailor poses for various needs and conditions during pregnancy.
- Design class sequences for different types of prenatal and postnatal classes – relaxing to moderate to athletic.
- 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.
- Teaching Practicum (group and private class settings) and Feedback for Prenatal and Postnatal Class Designs
- Hands-On Assists Clinics – learn and practice enhancement, or supportive, or comfort measure techniques. No one technique works for everyone; adapt techniques that work best for the individual.
- Sequencing Practicum for class sequence designs that can help bring relief to prenatal and postnatal people with certain conditions (e.g., pubic bone pain, back pain, swelling, nausea, blood pressure issues, fatigue, etc.).
- Childbirth Class
- Reproductive Justice Workshop
- Radiant Health for Pregnancy and Postpartum Workshop
- Energetics for Conception, Pregnancy, Labor & Delivery, and Postpartum Workshop
- Herbs for Birthing People Workshop
Catherine Allen (Level 5 Certified Forrest Yoga Teacher and Mentor, Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher, RPYT, E-RTY-500) 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. Cat teaches the 6-Day Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Training in the 9-Day Training. Pronouns: she/her/hers
Bridget Boland (Level 5 Certified Forrest Yoga Teacher) is a shamanic energy healer certified by The Four Winds, an award-winning writer, Forrest Yoga teacher, birth and death coach, and former attorney. Bridget strives to provide a sanctuary for students to explore their emotional, energetic and physical landscapes through breath, movement and energetic processes including soul retrieval and destiny retrieval. Bridget teaches “Energetics for Conception, Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery and Postpartum” (1-Day Course) in the 9-Day Training. www.BridgetBoland.com Pronouns: she/her/hers
AMBER MCMILLAN BRAVERMAN
From a young age, Amber always wanted to be with the trees. She found comfort in being amongst the world of wild plants and animals. Herbs and plant magic were her gateway into finding strength within herself. She began studying herbal medicine in earnest in 2016 with Robin Rose Bennett, and finished her four year apprenticeship in 2020. She was initiated as a Green Witch in 2019 and continues to develop her understanding of Western Herbal medicine. Additionally, she is a Forrest Yoga Guardian in Training and a Yoga Nidra guide. She is passionate about education, self care, and connecting to the earth. Pronouns: she/her/hers
Ellen Heed (Somatic Educator and Healer, Craniosacral Therapist, Sexological Bodyworker) has been educating students and clients about how to attain radiant health worldwide since the turn of the millennia. Using keen perceptual skills to accurately assess the needs of her clients, Ellen connects the dots and facilitates successful outcomes for health issues ranging from chronic pain and sexual dysfunction to emotional stagnation and nutritional imbalances. Ellen has pioneered new techniques for scar tissue remediation for women, and is a leading anatomy educator who trains yoga teachers, Sexological Bodyworkers, and other somatic professionals in the US and abroad. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Somatic Psychology and maintains a thriving practice in Los Angeles, California. Ellen teaches Pelvic Anatomy and Physiology (2-Day Course) in the 9-Day Training. www.EllenHeed.com Pronouns: she/her/hers
Agbo Ikor is a queer Nigerian-American taurus sun, virgo moon, and leo rising born and raised in metro Atlanta, GA. She works with SPARK Reproductive Justice Now as their Director of Programs working at the intersection of Reproductive Justice and Queer Liberation.
Though Agbo has found a theoretical home with Reproductive Justice, her initial introduction to organizing was through feminist issues like pay equity, sex discrimination, and civic engagement. Though she was positioned more as an ally at the time, Agbo organized around queer and trans issues, successfully campaigning for her university to provide gender neutral bathrooms for all students and facilitating political education for campus leaders in LGBTQIA issues. She also has a passion for mental health justice and advocacy.
Upon graduating from Vanderbilt University with her Bachelors in Women & Gender Studies, Philosophy, and Psychology, Agbo went on to intern with Atlanta Women for Equality (AWE), a legal aid organization advocating for women and girls who face sex discrimination on the job or at school. During her time at AWE, Agbo advocated for Title IX protections to extend to victims of sexual assault on college and university campuses. She also planned and implemented a digital campaign for Black Women’s Equal Pay Day.
Agbo has dedicated her professional and personal life to advocating for the liberation of Black women and is grateful for the Reproductive Justice framework. In her free time you can find her kickboxing, hiking, or daydreaming. Her pronouns are she/her/hers.
Agbo is presenting the Reproductive Justice workshop as a representative of SPARK Reproductive Justice Now Organization.
WHAT YOU GET:
*75-Hour Training (plus opportunity to register as RPYT with Yoga Alliance if you complete 10 additional hours of certification requirements)
*Teacher Training Manual (e-book)
*Daily Yoga Classes (prenatal/postnatal)
*Discussion and Q&A Sessions
*Daily Breathwork and Meditation Exercises
*Hands-On Assists Workshops
*9-Day Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Training
*3-Hour Reproductive Justice Workshop
*6-Hour Pelvic Anatomy and Physiology Workshop
*3-Hour Energetics for Conception, Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery and Postpartum Workshop
*3-Hour Herbs for Birthing People Workshop
*Certificate of Completion
WHAT IS IN THE MANUAL:
*Over 150 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
*Note to Part 1 Graduates: This manual is new and expanded from the Part 1 (3-Day Training)
TRAINING SCHEDULE (Houston, Texas time):
Days 1, 2, 3 (Houston, TX time)
August 14, 15, 16: 8:00am-5:00pm – Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Training
Days 4, 5 (Houston, TX time)
August 17, 18: 8:00am-5:00pm – Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Training + Anatomy and Physiology Workshop
Day 6 (Houston, TX time)
August 19: 8:00am-5:00pm – Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Training + Energetics Workshop
Days 7 (Houston, TX time)
August 20: 8:00am-5:00pm – Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Training + Reproductive Justice Workshop
Days 8 (Houston, TX time)
August 21: 8:00am-5:00pm – Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Training + Herbs for Birthing People Workshop
Days 9 (Houston, TX time)
August 22: 8:00am-5:00pm – Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Training
I‘ll be late / I’ll have to miss some of the training / I’ll have to leave early
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.
Can I register these hours with Yoga Alliance?
This is an 85-Hour Registered Prenatal Yoga School (RPYS) with Yoga Alliance. If you would like to register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT), you must complete an additional ten hours of coursework after the in-person training. If you only want continuing education credits: Once you successfully complete the training, you can submit your certificate to Yoga Alliance USA for continuing education credits.
What do I bring?
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.
I already completed Level 1 (the 2-Day, 3-Day, or 5-Day Training). Can I attend only part of this training? What is my tuition?
If you have already completed Level 1 Training, you can attend the 6-Day Training (August 17-22, 2021) to achieve Level 2. Register here.
EARLY BIRD: $899
Tuition includes a non-refundable administrative fee of $150. Early Bird deadline is July 14, 2021. After July 14th, regular fee is due.
REFUND & CANCELLATION POLICY (STRICT):
*30 days or more prior to retreat: 50% of monies less transaction fees and $150 non-refundable administrative fee.
*29 days prior: No refund. No exceptions.
PAYMENT FOR 9-DAY TRAINING (9 Days, August 14-August 22, 2021)
By making payment, you agree to honor the Strict Cancellation and Refund Policy.
REGISTRATION FOR 6-DAY TRAINING (August 17-22, 2021)
By making payment, you agree to honor the Strict Cancellation and Refund Policy.
Only for graduates of Level 1 Training. Click here to register.