This comprehensive 85-hour Prenatal Training program goes beyond simply modifying poses for pregnancy and instead teaches you how to create a nurturing and empowering environment where expectant mothers can tune into their inner wisdom and the yogic teachings to navigate their own unique journey to motherhood.
The foundation of this program is an in-depth study of the physiology of pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. Based on this knowledge we will then utilize critical thinking and embodied exploration to understand how the practice of yoga can support women physically and mentally during this special phase of life. The eight limbs of yoga will provide a framework for meaningfully teaching your pregnant students. You will graduate the program feeling confident in your ability to teach a safe, effective and well-balanced prenatal yoga class to students at all stages of pregnancy and at all levels of yoga experience.
This online program includes lecture, guest presenters, discussion, small group work, homework, a final exam and lots of practice teaching. Expect to refine your teaching skills, broaden your perspective, develop an authentic voice and embrace your unique role as a prenatal yoga teacher. Graduates from the program who wish to become a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) must also have completed a registered 200-hr teacher training and complete 30 hours of prenatal teaching experience, per Yoga Alliance requirements.
TOPICS COVERED BROADLY INCLUDE:
- Physiology of pregnancy, birth and postpartum
- Common pregnancy discomforts and how yoga can help
- How to plan and teach a prenatal yoga class incorporating asana, pranayama, and meditation
- How to effectively integrate labor preparation and childbirth education
- The unique role and scope of practice for a prenatal teacher
Clare Ryan has been teaching yoga in New York City since 2006 and maintains a full schedule of private clients, group classes and teacher trainings. She manages her own Yoga Alliance Registered Prenatal Yoga School and teacher training program, with certification courses currently available in the U.S. and Japan. She is the Director of Prenatal and on the teacher training faculty at Now Yoga in New York. Clare also developed the Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Program for the international Awakened Life School of Yoga. Her teaching is based on a clear understanding of pre/postnatal physiology and birth, the joys and challenges of parenting and how the teachings of yoga can shine a light on the whole process.
PRENATAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING DATES
March 17 – 20, 2022
March 31 – April 3, 2022
April 28 – May 1, 2022
May 12 – 15, 2022
Thursdays & Fridays: 6 – 9pm EST
Saturdays: 2 – 6pm EST
Sundays: 10am – 1pm & 2 – 5pm EST
*Please note that this training must have at least four students enrolled for the program to take place, so that everyone receives the benefit of partnered practice teaching and group conversations.
EARLY BIRD RATE: $1350
Early Bird Deadline – Feb 13, 2022
Payment Deadline – March 6, 2022
Please register here
*We are offering a BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color) scholarship for this training at 50% of the full cost. Please submit a 1 page essay explaining why you hope to join the Prenatal Yoga Training, and how this scholarship would be personally and professionally helpful to you. Please submit your essay to Clare at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 6, 2022. The recipient will be notified by February 13, 2022.
TESTIMONIALS FROM GRADUATES OF THIS ONLINE PROGRAM:
Clare is such an incredibly thoughtful, effective, and supportive teacher. Despite being in a virtual environment, Clare kept us engaged and connected with the teachings through active dialogue and hands on practice. Throughout the training, she intentionally wove together the factual details of pregnancy, as well as the subtle energetic shifts that our students may be facing. I left the training with the tools and confidence to show up for my students in both a knowledgeable and nurturing way. (Trish Vonieff)
My heart is filled with gratitude and joy having had the opportunity to be guided by you these last 6 weeks. Despite the challenges of conducting class over Zoom, you held space each class with poise and grace and compassion. Thank you for sharing all of your wisdom and knowledge and encouraging our growth. Thank you for all the time and energy and thoughtfulness. Thank you for your openness and kindness and care. Thank you for the thorough reply to our papers and being so available for everyone. Thank you for inviting Aimee and Maria in for us to learn from. Thank you for all you do for women in the world. I cannot wait to share your next training with all of my friends so they may get to experience your leadership and instruction and goodness. (Kelsey Madsen)
I couldn’t be happier with my Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training experience, and I consider myself fortunate to have studied with Clare Ryan. Throughout the program, Clare brought all of her knowledge and expertise to a fully comprehensive program. The curriculum is very thorough, and the entire training, even during a global pandemic and social justice awakening felt like an extended prenatal class. In addition to formal education, which included guest speakers, each steeped in their own area of expertise, Clare held space for our cohort in a most special way. She was able to honor everyone’s needs, and bring in information after checking in with what we were each mostly curious about. Clare’s program also opened space for finding your authentic voice as a prenatal yoga teacher. With her clear, and warm guidance, and always thoughtful feedback and shares of teaching experience, I left this training feeling very empowered in my ability to offer prenatal classes. I would recommend Clare’s training without hesitation. You will leave with an understanding of pregnancy, labor, prenatal yoga and how to create learning, safety and agency for your prenatal students. (Tonie Warner)