Awaken Yoga - Yoga School in Mentor Ohio, Yoga Therapy, Yoga Classes and Workshops

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training 101

(19 hours)

Understanding how to design, sequence and modify for expecting mothers with yoga, meditation and pranayama. You will be introduced into basic & beyond techniques to help guide mothers into a sacred space to enjoy their pregnancy, and be prepared for childbirth and postnatal yoga care.

How to apply:

- View the current schedule
- Find out what you'll learn
- Register for the program
- Prerequisites & Requirements
- Review the Refund Policy

Dates & Times

Prenatal Teacher Training (3 days)


March 21st, 2015, 8:00am-5:30pm - Prenatal Basics & Anatomy

April 17th, 2015, 6:00-8:00pm - Prenatal Basics (continued)

April 18th, 2015, 8:00am-3:30pm - Prenatal Basics (continued), Postnatal Yoga & Anatomy

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Requirement: 200 Hour Yoga Teaching Certification or permission by instructor.

Cost: $325 Manual Included: Register for Prenatal Training

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Core Curriculum

Prenatal Teacher Training
This is a short weekend to increase your knowledge and skills of:

  • Understanding of the 3 Trimesters of pregnancy and labor
  • How yoga benefits the pregnant yogini
  • The contradictions of yoga asanas and pranayamas for pregnancy
  • Sequences for all-trimester-friendly classes
  • Modifications for pregnancy that can be used in your regular classes
  • Breathing techniques for pregnancy and labor
  • Common ailments and what aspects of yoga will relieve them
  • Supported relaxation asanas
  • Jolynn Radin, LMT, Doula and Mayan Abdominal Practitioner will be leading the Anatomical Training
  • Refining Sequencing
  • Enriching Classroom Offerings for Students and Private Clients
  • Bringing the Partner In
  • Postnatal Yoga Care and Anatomy
  • Fertility Awareness and Yoga
  • Mommy and Baby Yoga

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Prerequisites and Requirements


  • 200 Hour Yoga Teaching Certification or permission by instructor

Required Reading:

  • Birthing from Within, by Pam England & Rob Horowitz
  • Bountiful, Blissful, Beautiful, by Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa
  • The Birth Partner, by Penny Simkin
  • Yoga Mama Yoga Baby, by Margo Shapiro Bachman

Recommended Reading:

  • Spiritual Midwifery, by Ina May Gaskin
  • Birth Matters, by Ina May Gaskin
  • Wise Women Herbal, by Susun S. Weed
  • The Female Pelvis Anatomy and Exercises, by Calais-Germain
  • Herbal for the Childbearing Year, by Susan Weed
  • Healthy Parents Better Babies, by Nash & Roberts
  • The Natural Pregnancy Book, by Aviva Romm
  • The Fertile Female, by Julia Indichova
  • Mothering the New Mother, by Sally Placksin
  • After the Babies Birth, A Complete Guide for Postpartum Women, by Robin Lim

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Refund Policy

This program is a commitment. You must give 30 day's notice before the start date of this program to get a full refund.

You have 48 hours to cancel for a refund on modules only into your Awaken Yoga account that can be used up to 3 months for another school program only. If you are unable to attend without giving 48 hours notice due to illness or emergency, you may take the training you registered for the next time it is offered, at no cost to you, by giving proper notice.

Once you have completed your training, you may drop in to any teacher training weekend or yogic studies weekend that you have already taken (if space allows), at no cost to you, if you wish to review material you have already taken. New topics will incur the standard investment price.

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