Have you ever had a pregnant student in your regular yoga class and then second-guessed if the asana and techniques you're offering need further modification? Have you ever wondered why certain modifications are suggested, and how they help protect and nurture the pregnant body?
This workshop is designed for yoga teachers without prenatal certification to learn more about the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, and what every yoga teacher should know to offer informed, safe yoga instruction for pregnant students in general population classes. We will cover information not covered in basic training and will shed light on the most common misunderstandings about asana during pregnancy. We will discuss when and how to suggest modifications (particularly during the first trimester), as well as common pregnancy issues that yoga teachers are often surprised they did not know about.
Male yoga teachers are encouraged to attend.
Recommended props: Mat, 2 blocks, 2 blankets, 1 bolster.
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A recording will be made available to registrants for two weeks following the workshop.
The Zoom meeting link will be sent to registrants automatically in the registration confirmation upon receipt of payment.
Please ensure you have the link well before the start of the workshop—check your junk/spam folder. We cannot guarantee technical help the day of the workshop.
Kelly Devi Swails, ERYT-500, RPYT, CCCE, MA, is the director of Devi Ma Yoga and has taught yoga (and particularly prenatal yoga) for 18 years. She specializes in women's wellness including yin, restorative, prenatal, postnatal, yoga for birth, yoga for menopause, and fertility yoga. Kelly is also a doula and childbirth educator. She provides yoga teacher training in prenatal, postnatal, yin, and basic training. In addition, she is an astrologer offering workshops on this topic, as well as the spiritual and esoteric aspects of yoga practice.