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Prenatal Yoga + Doula Training Sonoma

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Imagine a world where people journey from pregnancy to parenthood surrounded by a village of support.

Imagine being part of that village through prenatal yoga and birth doula support.

Join us through an internationally recognized training program that will ignite your journey to support healing and transformation during pregnancy and beyond.

Doula and Prenatal Yoga Training is an 85+ hour dual certificate training. This training  will equip you with tools to empower and support pregnant women throughout their pregnancies and labor.

Explore and awaken to the radically healing potential of yoga and holistic birth support as therapeutic tools to empower the birthing journey from pregnancy to motherhood!

After the completing this course, you will feel confident accommodating pregnant women in your regular classes, as well as be equipped to teach prenatal, couples workshops and postnatal yoga classes. You will also be trained to accompany people through their actual labor should you desire. At a minimum the training will help you understand the realities of actual birth and how to best prepare your participants for this life changing experience.

THIS TRAINING IS RECOMMENDED FOR:

Our program is holistically designed for those who are interested in learning a mind-body approach to pregnancy, childbirth and parenting preparation with a therapeutic focus.

  • Yogis interested in learning about women’s health, pregnancy and conscious birthing
  • Yoga teachers seeking to develop a niche in prenatal yoga and to deepen their facilitation and community building skills
  • Educators, counselors, midwives, healthcare professionals and women interested in expanding their knowledge in reproductive health and women-centered yoga practice

**All expecting parents are welcome, including the pregnant and postpartum. Babes in arms are welcome too.


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OCTOBER 11-19, 2020
TERAVANA RETREAT
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA/ SONOMA, USA

Imagine a world where people journey from pregnancy to parenthood surrounded by a village of support.

Imagine being part of that village through prenatal yoga and birth doula support.

Join us through an internationally recognized training program that will ignite your journey to support healing and transformation during pregnancy and beyond.

Doula and Prenatal Yoga Training is an 85+ hour dual certificate training. This training  will equip you with tools to empower and support pregnant women throughout their pregnancies and labor.

Explore and awaken to the radically healing potential of yoga and holistic birth support as therapeutic tools to empower the birthing journey from pregnancy to motherhood!

After the completing this course, you will feel confident accommodating pregnant women in your regular classes, as well as be equipped to teach prenatal, couples workshops and postnatal yoga classes. You will also be trained to accompany people through their actual labor should you desire. At a minimum the training will help you understand the realities of actual birth and how to best prepare your participants for this life changing experience.

 

YOGA + BIRTH DOULA TRAINING

THIS TRAINING IS RECOMMENDED FOR:

Our program is holistically designed for those who are interested in learning a mind-body approach to pregnancy, childbirth and parenting preparation with a therapeutic focus.

  • Yogis interested in learning about women’s health, pregnancy and conscious birthing
  • Yoga teachers seeking to develop a niche in prenatal yoga and to deepen their facilitation and community building skills
  • Educators, counselors, midwives, healthcare professionals and women interested in expanding their knowledge in reproductive health and women-centered yoga practice

GOALS OF THIS COURSE

  • Teach prenatal yoga to support a healthy pregnancy and birth
  • Learn how to safely modify postures for pregnancy, with knowledge of modifications, contraindicated and beneficial postures for each trimester
  • Understand anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, including western and eastern perspectives and the effects of pregnancy on the body, mind and spirit
  • Gain a thorough understanding of birthing and pregnancy
  • Learn skills that are immediately applicable to all of your classes
  • Be mentored by a team of experienced and passionate teachers who are leaders in the field
  • Explore the landscape of Birth in all its realms: physiological, psychological, sociological, historical, political and spiritual
  • Acquire knowledge and tools to heal your own birthing stories
  • Discover your authentic teaching voice and uncover the unique gifts that you have to offer through class exercise, the use of imagery, sequencing, birth art and facilitator support
  • Understanding the normal physiology of hormones
  • Understanding positions for labour, asana for childbirth preparation and postnatal recommendations for recovery
  • Integrate all aspects of the practice: asana, breath work (pranayama), vocal toning (mantra), relaxation, working with themes, massage and pain reduction techniques to help create a more positive and relaxed birthing experience
  • Come to an embodied understanding of our innate wisdom and the miracle of birth

All women are welcome, including the pregnant and postpartum. Young babies in arms are welcome too!

PRENATAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING TOPICS COVERED

  • The stages of pregnancy and effects on body and mind
  • The physiology of pregnancy and childbirth
  • Pregnancy and childbirth as a journey
  • Deconstructing and transforming our relationship to pain
  • The benefits of prenatal and postnatal yoga
  • Modifications, contraindications and beneficial asanas for each trimester
  • Postures to support a healthy pregnancy
  • Sequencing and class themes
  • Hands-on assisting in prenatal yoga
  • Pranayama and sound techniques
  • Relaxation and visualization for childbirth preparation and support of the birth experience
  • Integrating mindfulness and cultivating awareness in your classes
  • Incorporating imagery into cueing for breathwork and asana
  • Massage, birthing techniques and laboring positions using yoga
  • Postnatal yoga for healing and beneficial asanas to support the body after childbirth
  • Simple infant massage and infant stimulation routine
  • How to create a supportive community in your class environment

DOULA CERTIFICATION

We’ve combined doula training into the program to provide a well-rounded knowledge base and approach to yoga teaching. Whether you choose to attend births or not, the knowledge, training, and hands-on experience gained from this portion will be invaluable to being able to fully support pregnant women and their families. In the 16 hours dedicated to this topic, you will deepen your knowledge of the emotional, physical, and psychological aspects of pregnancy, birth, and the early parenting experience so you will feel prepared to answer common questions accurately and knowledgeably.

I took my training with Stefanie in 2011 and since then have welcomed 20+ babies into this world ?? I love being a doula and Doula trainingStefanie’s training workshop set me out on the path that I’m on now. When I did my training I decided to attend Stefanie’s particular workshop because of the doula business she had built for herself at Discover Birth. I had the choice of attending workshops led by other trainers that were much closer to me… but I was embarking on a new career path and wanted to learn from someone who had experience creating a successful livelihood out of something so special. I am very happy I made that choice, and I am ecstatic that Stefanie now does her training from my studio, creating opportunities for other women looking to embark on new paths. – Jamie, Founder of Toronto Yoga Mamas

DOULA CERTIFICATION TOPICS COVERED

  • Role of the Doula
  • Emotional, physical, and informational support of pregnant people and families in the prenatal period, at birth, and in the early postpartum period
  • Involving support people
  • Comfort measures
  • Common interventions and medications
  • How to become a Certified Doula with DONA International
  • Scope of practice and Code of Ethics
  • Interprofessional relationships
  • How to build a Doula business

IN THIS COURSE YOU WILL

  • Receive an internationally recognized certification in yoga teaching and leadership
  • Receive an internationally recognized certificate of doula training from DONA International (the world’s largest and longest standing doula certification organization)
  • Learn the fundamentals of our holistic and interdisciplinary approach to yoga
  • Visit successful permaculture projects and learn from local wisdom keepers
  • Discover the resources, inspiration, and community support you are seeking to create sustainable change
  • Nourish your mind, body and spirit through daily yoga, meditation and living in harmony with the earth
  • Return home with a renewed sense of purpose and passion, expanded community and heartfelt inspiration

WHAT’S UNIQUE ABOUT OUR APPROACH

With deep roots in Northern India, our approach blends traditional Hatha, Vinyasa and the fundamentals of therapeutic yoga to support individuals in leading joyful, empowered lives. Our alignment-based system incorporates mindfulness and traditional yogic wisdom with a modern understanding of the body. We believe yoga is for all people and create safe, inclusive, and engaging learning environments for you to discover your own potential. Our curriculum is developed around the three pillars of Mind, Body & Earth, believing that they are essential, interconnected aspects of the yogic path.

THIS PROGRAM INCLUDES

  • Daily guided yoga practices
  • DONA International approved Birth Doula Training certificate
  • 85 hour Yoga Alliance Registered Prenatal Yoga Teaching Certification

Click here to view the full program curriculum

R-PYT ELIGIBILITY

To gain Yoga Alliance certification as RPYT, a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training is required. Others can participate but will not be eligible for registration as a Prenatal Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance.

PARTICIPANTS ALSO REQUIRE

  • 10 observation hours observing or assisting classes in your community
  • Successful completion of teaching practicum with support of Julia, teaching team and peers
  • 10 hours of homework readings to be completed after the course (this will be assigned in class)

Awakened Spirit Yoga is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School (RYS 200) and one of the few Registered Prenatal Yoga Schools (RPYS). We offer an 85-hour prenatal training as well as a combined prenatal yoga training and doula course. Intimate classes allow our dedicated team of teachers to provide personal attention, expert guidance and personal feedback throughout our trainings.

  • Additional steps are also required if you choose to become a Certified Doula with DONA International

Graduates of our program are eligible for the Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) designation with Yoga Alliance.

TRAINING FACULTY

Julia Forest : E-RYT Lead Yoga Facilitator

Stefanie Antunes : Co-Facilitator + Doula Trainer

UPCOMING PRENATAL YOGA TEACHER + DOULA TRAININGS

JOIN US IN CALIFORNIA

TERAVANA RETREAT CENTER

Just 2 hour from San Francisco, this beautiful off-grid retreat centre in Sonoma County, California sits within 600 acres of pristine forest and rolling hills with plenty of space to explore, connect, and recharge in a serene setting. Enjoy the endless vistas, truly luxury off-grid accommodation and delicious, organic vegetarian meals during your stay here.

 

INVESTMENT – TUITION + ACCOMODATIONS:

$1350 USD (+675-900 for accommodations)

Early Bird, save $300!

Includes: 1-week PYTT + Doula training including all classes, workshops, training manual, and choice of room & board.

Accommodations: Additional $675-900 USD (shared/private)

Does not include: Airfare, required reading texts.

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REGISTRATION PROCESS

STEP 1: PLACE YOUR DEPOSIT

Once your deposit has been made we will notify you by email that your place in the course is secure. This deposit is non-refundable. You may also pay for the course in full, or contact us for payment plan options.


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STEP 2: FILL OUT THE REGISTRATION FORM

STEP 3: PAY FOR ROOM & BOARD

Upon successful registration in this program you will also need to reserve your choice of accommodation. Accommodation options include room and board (3 organic vegetarian meals per day) and can be selected above.


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STEP 4: PAY YOUR REMAINING TUITION BALANCE

The final payment for your course tuition is due 30 days prior to course start date.

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