Pre-natal Yoga gives women time deepen their connection to their own bodies, finding more comfort while they experience the rapid and unfamiliar changes of pregnancy. They then learn to trust the body’s innate wisdom for birth. It is a wonderful space to create as teachers, and having the knowledge and skills to teach a prenatal class is hugely empowering and rewarding.
With Senior Teacher & Midwife Danielle Denwood
This in depth course taught by Danielle Denwood, Certified Professional Midwife and Senior PreNatal Yoga Instructor, will prepare you to confidently guide pregnant women through yoga classes and provide support to women in with their formative stages of pregnancy. For many women, the physical and emotional support received in PreNatal classes is instrumental in helping them through a healthy and vibrant pregnancy.
PreNatal yoga instructors are highly sought after by yoga studios and continue to be in short supply. This Certification will allow you to lead a full PreNatal class and also assist pregnant women who are attending your regular yoga classes.
Human anatomy and physiology relating to considerations during pregnancy. An overview of what is normal anatomy and physiology during pregnancy, how organs function during pregnancy, overview of the complications, including miscarriage, premature labor, hypertension, preeclampsia and body mechanics. Pelvic floor health will also be discussed.
Understanding normal pregnancy and birth, and an overview of the stages of labor. We will discuss the yoga teacher’s relationship with health care professionals. Knowing when to suggest that the student consult a health care professional regarding pregnancy issues.
Including contraindications, modifications, adjustments, and design of lesson plans for the beginning and/or advanced student during each trimester. We will discuss breathwork/pranayam and meditation.
Students will have an opportunity to practice teach to their and receive feedback.
Students will be shown a video of a live birth and a discussion and Q&A will follow
This course is eligible for YA credits