Module One: Anatomy and Physiology
You will start to explore the in depth changes to the anatomy and physiology of the pregnant body. We place particular focus on the abdominal changes and pelvic floor changes and how that can affect pregnancy and postpartum. This module also includes the episode “Your Pelvic Floor “ from the Yoga | Birth | Babies podcast.
Module Two: Structuring Your Class
During this module you will start to see which asanas and pranayamas to encourage and discourage and modifications of the different trimesters. These pose will become your building blocks for structuring your prenatal yoga class. There is a strong focus on stabilizing the pelvis and asanas that encouraging optimal fetal position to aid in the birth process. You will also be introduced to the Prenatal Yoga Center teaching template. This module also includes 4 one hour prenatal yoga classes to take or just watch. This module also includes the episode, “Yoga in Your First Trimester” with Deb Flashenberg, “Aligning Your Body and Your Baby For Your Best Birth” with Dr. Randi Jaffee, “Spinning Babies, Gail Tully and the Importance of Fetal Position” and “Is Your Exercise and Yoga Routine Helping or Hindering Your Birth” with Deb Flashenberg from the podcast Yoga | Birth | Babies.
Module Three: Birthing the Baby!
In this module we shift our focus to Labor, Delivery and Interventions. We will explore the different stages of labor including the emotional signposts of labor, pain management and coping skills as well as common interventions and complications. We will also review therapeutic applications, assuring new teachers the information to help students with asanas and alternative modalities to common pregnancy aches and pain. This module also includes the episode “Empowered Hospital Birth with Terry Richmond “, “Undisturbed Birth with Dr. Sarah Buckley”, “Pain to Pleasure with Deborah Pascalli-Bonero”, “History of Birth with Tina Cassidy”, Doula Do’s and Don’ts with Deb Flashenberg”, “Pain, Suffering and Trauma in Birth with Penny Simkin”, “Labor Induction with Gene Declerqc” and “An Open and Honest Talk with Dr. George Mussali, OB” from the Yoga | Birth | Babies podcast.
Module Four: Postnatal and Baby and Me
Your students have now had their babies and are heading back for Postnatal Yoga or Mommy and Me. We will breakdown the essential “6 areas for the postnatal mom” as well as cover general guidelines for helping support the postpartum mother and community. This module also includes the episode “4th Trimester Bodies Project “ and “Postpartum Depression with Dr Michelle Canarick” from the Yoga | Birth | Babies podcast
Schedule Your Call!
Don’t forget to schedule your welcome call with Deb! You can do so on…. This 10 minute call is intended for you to connect with Deb and ask any initial questions you may have. Please be respectful of the time and if you need to reschedule, Deb asks that you give her at least 24 hours notice.
Keep Track of Everything!
There are lots of moving parts to this Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training. To help you keep track of everything, we made a “Check List”. We advise that you use this as a guideline to make sure you have everything in order. And at any point, please feel free to email Deb or Caprice if you have any questions that need attention before or between the long weekend intensives.
What to expect:
You can expect to receive and experience: