Module 1:
The Physical Body in Pregnancy & Birth

Module 1 (45 hours) of this training is appropriate for aspiring or experienced yoga teachers, doulas, midwives, OB's, labor and delivery nurses, other birth workers and expectant/established mommas.

Trainees will learn:

  1. How to teach in an inclusive way and embrace diversity 

  2. 10 foundational poses of a prenatal yoga class with modifications

  3. How to design and teach a full prenatal yoga class for all three trimesters 

  4. How to teach holistically complete  with mindfulness techniques like breath work, relaxation, and meditation

  5. Yogic philosophy

  6. Ayurveda principles related to pregnancy  and birth

Here's a sample of topics taught:

  • Anatomy & Function of the Pelvis

  • Communication Skills for the Prenatal Yoga Teacher

  • Yoga Posture Clinic with Modifications for All Three Trimesters

  • Yamas & Niymasa: The Yogic Observances

  • Intro to Ayurveda and The 3 Doshas

  • Scope of Practice & Referring to Care Providers

  • Inclusivity for Prenatal Yoga Teachers

Successful completion of Module 1 requires ten hours of participation/observation of prenatal yoga classes with a lead teacher (included in your tuition) after the conclusion of the module training.

Tuition: $395

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Questions? Please review the FAQ page or email mkepyc@gmail.com

Module 2:
The Energy Body in Pregnancy & Birth

Module 2 (40 hours) includes deeper learning of restorative postures for pregnancy, guided imagery for the birth journey, as well as pranayama, meditation and ayurvedic self-care practices specific to the unique needs of the pregnancy and postpartum person.

For 2021, this training is virtual and self paced. 

In the Module 2 training, students will:

  1. Explore the subtle anatomy of the body including the koshas and chakras.

  2. Confidently lead students in and out of key restorative postures for pregnancy and postpartum

  3. Learn how to teach various breathing techniques (pranayama) and meditation techniques for pregnancy and birth.

  4. Discover Trigunas (Sattva, Rajas & Tamas) and how they can support a prenatal practice.

  5. Learn how to support mental and emotional health with prenatal yoga postures and techniques

Some sample topics include:

  • Teaching Mindfulness in Pregnancy & Birth

  • Ayurveda Self-Care for Pregnancy & Postpartum

  • Language of Consent

  • Chakra-Balancing Prenatal Yoga Practice

  • Journey Through the Koshas: 7 Layers of Consciousness

  • Perinatal Mood Disorders

  • Balanced Mind & Mood Prenatal Yoga Practice

Tuition: $395

Questions? Please review the FAQ page or email mkepyc@gmail.com

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Training Module Details and Requirements

Trainings do not need to be taken in order.  Read more on the FAQ page.

Scholarship

The Milwaukee Prenatal Yoga Community is dedicated to providing opportunities for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color yoga teachers and practitioners who would like to share prenatal yoga with their community. Email mkepyc@gmail.com to apply for a partial or full scholarship. Tell us about yourself, including your experience and background, why this training is important to you, and how you intend to put it to use.  No application fee is required for scholarship applicants.