Yo Mama's Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
Learn to teach Prenatal Yoga with Heart, Consciousness, and Mastery
with the World Renowned Yo Mama Yoga School
(one of the first Yoga Alliance certified schools in the country)
Upcoming Training Dates 2015:
New 3-Weekend Format!
Standard 1-week Format
ril 30-May 7
Part 1: April 30-May 3
Part 2: May 5-7
Mommy & Me: May 8 & 9
Space is limited, reserve your spot today!!
Email Katie with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
$1,495 for Full Training
$300 deposit holds your space*
add Postnatal/mommy and me for $400
Early Bird Discount $1,295 before January 6, 2015
$1695 for both Pre and Postnatal
Drawing on a combined total of over 25 years teaching Prenatal yoga, Katie and Kirsten have lead dozens of trainings together and welcomed successful graduates from all over the globe. This training is intended for yoga teachers, midwives, doulas and other health professionals who are interested in teaching yoga to Pregnant women.
Throughout the course of the training you will dive deep into the world of mamas and babies and learn the skills to artfully teach yoga to pregnant women. Learn more about yourself as a woman and as a teacher. In addition to being extremely informative and practical, this training is a transformational journey. Not only do women emerge as Prenatal teachers, but as stronger yoga teachers overall. Through daily practice teaching and constructive feedback, we support women in finding their authentic voice and teach from a place of embodied presence. We will help you empower women through their journey into motherhood and build communities that last a lifetime.
You will leave this training with:
The skills to sequence and create a great Prenatal Yoga class
Knowledge of the physiology and anatomy of pregnancy and birth
Familiarity with the pregnant year from a holistic perspective
An understanding of the asanas, contraindications, alignment and pranayamas that are appropriate during pregnancy
Therapeutic practices to support pregnancy discomforts
Tools to help your students develop strength and endurance as they prepare for giving birth
Insight about your personal teaching style, and the strengths and challenges you may face as a teacher
How to use hand on adjustments to nourish and support your students
Skills for weaving meaningful themes into your classes
An increased capacity to hold an emotional container for your class
A comprehensive exploration of the signs and stages of labor and childbirth
Learn more about the juicy practices you can offer your students- nutrition, natural remedies, herbal support, and more
Familiarity with care provider options and empowered birth choices- learn about the cultural shifts in birth, and the difference between risk-based care and evidence-based care
Understand postpartum recovery- the 'baby-moon' and diastasis recovery
A renewed connection with yourself and other women
Exposure to the transformational power of the sacred feminine
How to market and build your prenatal yoga business
From our students:
"Of all the trainings on yoga and childbirth I have attended in the past 2 years this one was by far the BEST!!! So comprehensive, so thorough, so insightful. Each day I felt eager to arrive to class and each evening I left class feeling deeply fulfilled. It never felt like "learning". It was tremendously fun, hands on, and engaging. I feel very well prepared and inspired to teach with confidence, clarity, and grace. If you are on the fence at all...JUST DO IT!!!! It will literally change your life :) Katie and Kirsten are the best and you would be honored just to be in their presence." Saleemah, Orlando"I would definitely recommend this training to a friend. I would tell them to be prepared to grow as a teacher and a woman. The amount of knowledge and love and confidence I gained in such a short period of time is nothing short of amazing!"-- Samantha Forrest
"I am taking all I have learned and start sharing it in the world. I am teaching 5 classes a week starting this week with maybe more coming soon. Very exciting. I think of you all the time and apprecitate your vision in the world! " Winslow, Utah
"I researched trainings in prenatal before committing to a program and am so thankful to have chosen YoMama's training. The depths of knowledge and the passion the instructors have is second to none. They are inspirational." Gillian, Florida
“The prenatal training is life transforming. If a woman is interested in the pregnancy/birthing process this training is a profound spiritual journey. Also, this training is a beautiful way to refine your intentions as a teacher and step into your unique teaching expression.” Coleen, Boulder
“The prenatal training explores both the hard facts and the subtle energetics of teaching safe and relevant prenatal yoga. This training is a wonderful community in which you get to receive support and suggestions and grow your skills.” Faith, Boulder
“The instructors are incredibly knowledgeable, comical, welcoming, and just plain amazing! You will leave the class feeling fully prepared to teach and certain that any support you may need will most certainly be provided.” Arian, Ft. Worth, FL
“There is a wonderful balance of fun along with lecture, experiential and spiritual training. The design of the program helped me to tap into my inner strength. I left the program feeling not only educated but also supported, encouraged and empowered to follow my path.” Lani, Orlando, FL
For any questions regarding the training, please email: Halley
or Register Now
Your fearless leaders:
Katie Wise E-RYT, RPYT, CD (certified doula)
Katie Wise is a prenatal, mommy and me, family and children’s yoga teacher, doula, childbirth educator and birth advocate. She’s the owner and founder of Yo Mama Yoga and Family Centers. She trained with Gurmukh Khalsa, Saul David Raye, Chuck Miller and many more. Her work and writing have been featured in “Whole Life Times,” “Yogi Times,” “Los Angeles Daily News,” “Special Delivery,” The Sun Magazine, the Listen to Your Mother Anthology and NPR. She is the host of the Mother’s Advocate “Healthy Birth Your Way: 6 Steps to a Safer Birth” video series. Katie is proud mama of two, and loves bringing embodiment practices into birth and motherhood. Find more about Katie at www.yomamayoga.com and www.yomamablog.com.
Kirsten Warner E-RYT 500, RPYT
Kirsten has been a dedicated yoga practitioner since 1989. She is an E-RYT 500 instructor with over 16 years of teaching experience. She first became passionate about prenatal yoga when she was pregnant with her first child over a decade ago. In addition to leading ongoing classes, workshops and retreats, Kirsten has developed several Yoga Alliance approved teacher-training programs. She currently offers Yo Mama Prenatal Yoga Teacher Trainings around the country and co-leads the Devi Yoga for Women Teacher Trainings and Yoga Loft’s 200 & 500 Teacher Training Programs in Boulder, Co. As a devoted student, heartfelt teacher and wildly busy mother of two, Kirsten endeavors to live her yoga on and off the mat. For more information visit KirstenWarner.com or DeviYogaForWomen.com www.kirstenwarner.com
It's best to have completed either a 200 hour training or have at least two years of steady practice before taking this training. After completing both parts, you will be eligible to begin the certification process towards a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) through Yoga Alliance.
*Level 1 and 2 together satisfy the 85 hours required to attain the designation of Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher by Yoga Alliance. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion both Parts of the training.
*The deposit amount is nonrefundable.
Financial aid available, work trade available.
(past graduates of Part I can sign up for Part II only, please contact us with questions. You can also pay for both parts now, even if you plan to postpone your training for Part II.)
And for a few Frequently asked questions, go here.