Yoga teachers who teach to the general population should have a basic understanding of prenatal yoga to provide safe and responsible instruction when pregnant women take regular yoga classes. This workshop is designed to help yoga teachers and teacher trainees to become more familiar with the basics of prenatal yoga and the unique needs of this population.
Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the changes occurring during pregnancy, common discomforts and how yoga may alleviate them, which asanas are contraindicated (and why), how to appropriately modify poses and ways to adjust your lesson plan to ensure it's both beneficial and safe for prenatal yoga students. This workshop is ideal for basic yoga teacher trainees (as a stand-alone workshop, or as a module to your studio’s basic teacher training), as well as a continuing education opportunity for established yoga teachers.
(Note: This is a basic introduction to prenatal yoga. Completion of this workshop does not qualify as a prenatal yoga certification. Male yoga teachers are welcome and encouraged to attend!)