Root to Bloom: Essential Yoga for Pregnancy and Birth
Preparing to bring a new life into the world is a transformative time for so many women - it’s also a time in which yoga can play an instrumental role. Whether you’re already teaching yoga or you’re in the prenatal field as a doula, nurse or other specialist, our program is created to help you gain the skills and understanding to confidently care for, empower, and change the lives of pregnant women and their growing babies through the practice of yoga.
At Blue Point Yoga, our signature 85hr Prenatal Teacher Training is an engaging, extensive program taught by our resident prenatal expert, Andrea Dixon (E-RYT 500), a birth and postpartum doula and holistic health coach, with assistance from studio owner and Duke Anatomy faculty member Sara Doyle, PhD.
In this training, we’ll give you a deep understanding of the experience of pregnancy, labor and childbirth, covering medical intervention and the generalized ‘medicalization of birth.” We’ll show you how to support women in ways that can lead to positive outcomes for mom and baby, as well as greater satisfaction with the childbirth experience.And you’ll graduate feeling confident in welcoming pregnant women to your classes, knowing they are not fragile, but strong. You’ll emerge ready and able to show these women how to use yoga to empower their lives in pregnancy and beyond.
Perfect for yoga teachers, fitness instructors, doulas, and childbirth educators, this training will be of benefit to anyone looking to grow and expand their skills working with pregnant women. We invite you to take the next step in your journey of welcoming new lives.
Root to Bloom: Essential Yoga for Pregnancy and Birth
withAndreaDixon at Blue Point Yoga Center
Next held on Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Feb 2, 2018 - Sat Feb 3, 2018
Working with women during the special time of pregnancy is such a joy. It offers unique challenges and is incredibly rewarding. You will emerge from this training with the practical tools and confidence to teach prenatal classes.
We'll explore various facets of this work – gaining a deep sense of the experience of pregnancy in our culture, how to create sacred space for women to honor their transformation to motherhood, and the powerful support that yoga offers to women throughout their childbearing year. This training is appropriate for yoga teachers, fitness instructors, doulas, and childbirth educators. This training will be of benefit to anyone looking to expand their skills working with pregnant women.
Trainees will learn to:
Connect deeply with a pregnant woman's experience and teach from a compassionate, empathetic place
Understand the culture of pregnancy and birth in the US, other parts of the world, and how cultural norms affect a woman's experience
Safely instruct pre-natal classes, modify poses for pregnancy, and offer hands on assists to pregnant students
Anatomy of pregnancy and birth
Instruct pregnant students in regular classes
Contraindications, cautions and safety during pregnancy
Address common pregnancy related complaints (tight hips, leg cramps, morning sickness, etc) with yoga
Teach specialty classes/workshops in restorative yoga and pre-natal partner yoga
Teach yoga for labor and birth preparation
Gain confidence through practice teaching and critique
Teaching skills unique to pre-natal yoga
Guide birth visualizations and meditations
Find your authentic teaching voice, specific to pre-natal instruction
Pranyama practices for pregnancy
View pregnancy and birth as the sacred transformative time that it is, and how yoga and mindfulness practices can empower women to embody and embrace this time.
Andrea Dixon (E-RYT 500), birth and postpartum doula,and holistic health coach will be leading the training in Prenatal Yoga.
This is an 85 hour training in accordance with Yoga Alliance standards. It will be offered one weekend a month for four months.
Dates: February 2-4, 2018 February 23-25, 2018* March 16-18, 2018 April 20-22, 2018
*On Saturday 2/24, the schedule will be 12-8pm instead of 9-4pm
Cost: Early bird (paid in full by 1/1/2018): $1100 Regular (paid in full): $1350
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made up to two weeks before the start of the training will be refunded less $150 processing fee. Cancellations made within two weeks of the start of the program will be refunded 50%. Cancellations made once the program begins will not be refunded.
Testimonials The Prenatal training at Blue Point Yoga is an exceptional one. Led by experienced yogis, teachers and mamas with fantastic guest lecturers, this training is comprehensive, unique and at times completely eye opening and jaw dropping! This training is so much more than learning to lead pregnant women, in various stages of pregnancy, through the practice of asanas. Andrea and Sara create a space where you connect to your femininity, your strength. After every session I left feeling more empowered and prepared to create that same space for my students. -Blair Cuneo
The prenatal yoga teacher training was like a fantastic monthly retreat for me! Sara and Andrea really succeeded in creating a supportive environment that offered a safe space for learning and sharing! They both taught to their strengths and their experience was evident. The program was further enriched by monthly guest speakers with relative knowledge to pregnancy and yoga. I particularly appreciated these speakers as it helped create a broader picture for understanding and supporting pregnancy. Feedback from Sara and Andrea was always appropriate and respectfully given. I would highly recommend this class to anyone interested in learning more about yoga in pregnancy. After completing the training, I began teaching prenatal yoga. Thanks to the thorough instruction, I felt fully equipped. Whether you are wanting to teach or deepen your own knowledge, this is a GREAT class! I look forward to attending more workshops as they grow the program! -- Camille DeSantis, LMBT, birth doula and pre and postnatal yoga instuctor