Learn how to help pregnant women enhance their experience of pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond.


Prenatal Yoga is a great way for moms-to-be to stay physically healthy and emotionally grounded during pregnancy.  It addresses challenges inherent to pregnancy and childbirth while nourishing the spirit to set the stage for confident parenting.  Teaching yoga for pregnant women is a wonderfully fulfilling way to help women experience a more comfortable pregnancy and prepare for the demands of birth and beyond.

 

This comprehensive teacher training will provide you with a rich framework and effective tools to:


EXPAND your teaching and learn the benefits of yoga for pregnancy, birth, and beyond.

GAIN an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy.

LEARN sequencing and the essential components of a prenatal yoga class.
UNDERSTAND the energetics of pregnancy and how to use energetic yoga practices during and after pregnancy.

ADDRESS the common discomforts of pregnancy with specific yoga postures, breathing, and sequences.

ADAPT and modify group classes to accommodate pregnant women.
HELP women prepare for birth, physically, emotionally, and energetically.
FACILITATE a woman’s capacity to access her own inner wisdom and strength and empower her birthing experience.

Topics Include:

  • Anatomy of Pregnancy
  • The Benefits of Yoga for Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond
  • Common Aches and Pains and How Yoga can Help
  • Yoga Postures for Pregnancy
  • Pranayama for Pregnancy
  • Sequencing and Essential Components of a Prenatal Yoga Class
  • Modifications and Contraindications
  • Precautions for Each Trimester
  • Energetics of Prenatal Yoga
  • Yoga for Labor
  • Creating an Empowered Birth
  • After the Birth


A certificate of completion will be awarded upon completion of this 20-hour training and successful completion of the take home exam. This training qualifies as continuing education if you are registered through Yoga Alliance.


Required reading: The Female Pelvis by Blandine Calais-German


October 14, 11am-6pm

October 15, 9:30am-6pm

$195 before Sept. 14

$225 after


All classes take place at Rescue Yoga in Carrollton.


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Advanced Yoga Studies 300 hour program


YOGA SUTRA: THE PATH OF MIND (75 hours)

Written over 2000 years ago, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra is the singular text that illumines the path of Yoga more clearly and systematically than anything before or after. The word ‘Sutra’ means “thread” and the text is thus called because it threads together all the diverse teachings of Yoga into a single body of knowledge. It is considered the most precise and scientific text ever written on Yoga. By illuminating the practices, challenges, purpose, and potential of Yoga as a spiritual journey, the Sutras map the path to realizing life’s ultimate goals. 


Topics covered include:

  • The Samkhya System of Philosophy
  • Practices for Self-Reflection and Self-Inquiry
  • The Mastery of Asana According to Patanjali
  • Pranayama and the Light of Consciousness
  • Bhakti Yoga, the Path of Devotion
  • Kriya Yoga, the Path of Action
  • Ashtanga Yoga, the Path of Purification

Students are required to complete a 30-day home practice, a self-reflection exercise, and assigned homework.

Required reading: Four Chapters on Freedom by Swami Satyananda Saraswati


July 29-30

August 19-20

1-6pm

$300


All classes take place at Rescue Yoga in Carrollton.


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Advanced Yoga Studies 300 hour program


YOGA & AYURVEDA: USING YOGA TO HEAL (75 hours)


Ayurveda and Yoga are sister sciences that have been united for thousands of years for the sake of healing the body, mind, and consciousness. While Ayurveda deals more with the health of the body and yoga deals more with purifying the mind and consciousness, together they form a complete approach for optimal health and higher awareness. Combining the knowledge of Ayurveda with the technniques of Yoga allows us to create the most beneficial practices for a healthy body and mind and pave the way to Self-realization.


Topics covered include:

  • Yoga as Therapy
  • Treating Injuries and Disease
  • The Doshas, Vital Essences, and Gunas
  • Ayurvedic Approach to Asana
  • Ayurvedic Approach to Pranayama and Meditation
  • Ayurvedic and Yogic Diet


Students are required to complete a detailed case study and assigned homework.

Required Reading: Yoga & Ayurveda by Dr. David Frawley.


October 21-22, 2017 and

November 11-12

1-6pm

$300


All classes take place at Rescue Yoga in Carrollton.


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