Mindful Mamas Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training


Union Yoga is delighted to be hosting Mindful Mamas Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training with Laurel Hicks, RYT, PhD (C), this fall.

This training is currently underway and enrollment is closed. Let us know if you would like to be notified about future prenatal yoga teacher trainings at Union Yoga. 

Level 1: Oct 14 – 17, 2016
Level 2: Nov 18-21, 2016

All days are from 9:30 am to 6 pm.

Level 1: $850
Level 1 & 2: $1495

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training provides an opportunity to learn about the journey into the first stage of motherhood, pregnancy and how yoga and mindfulness can ease and empower women through this life-changing event. This training will give yoga teachers and birthing professionals evidence-based tools and techniques that will assist mamas-to-be in their journey. A strong emphasis on mindfulness is integrated into the entire training.

Who is this training for: All perinatal health professionals, childbirth educators, doulas, mamas-to-be and yoga teachers interested in offering a complimentary, mind-body approach to pregnancy, birth and parenting preparation. Applicants should have a minimum one-year of yoga teaching if they are planning on teaching prenatal classes.

About Laurel: Laurel has vast and rich knowledge of pregnancy and infancy. She is a PhD candidate in Clinical Social Work and Infant Mental Health and researches the effects of yoga and mindfulness in pregnancy and postpartum and has presented her research at national conferences. She offers psychotherapy to families in the perinatal period and also supports them as a certified labour doula. Additionally, Mindful Mamas was the first registered prenatal yoga school in Ontario.

What you will learn:
Psychology and physiology of pregnancy, labour and birth
Postures (Asana) to support a healthy pregnancy, modifications for each trimester, contraindications and posture sequencing
Mindfulness techniques and integration methods
Breath-work (Pranayama), vocal toning, partner work
Relaxation and visualization techniques to help create a more positive and relaxed birth experience
Birth choices and the culture of childbirth
Prenatal Bonding, Fetal and Infant Development
Labouring positions and birth preparation
Postnatal/Mom & Baby Yoga class structure
Current perinatal research & evidence-based practices

Completion of the full training provides eligibility to be a Yoga Alliance Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher.
Visit www.mindfulmamasyoga.com for more information about Laurel and Mindful MamasTM.