85 Hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Program

85-Hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

  • Kelly Shull E-RYT 500, RPYT, YACEP
  • Lisa Daugherty, E-CYT 200, PYT, Doula

Pick up the application at the studio or download it from the link here: https://cityoga.biz/training/

Tuition:

  • $1400 for all four modules / $350 per module
  • *10% discount for CITYOGA YTT 200 Alumni
  • *Scholarships available through Heartland Mindfulness Collective. Applications can be found on the link provided below.
  • Scholarship applications are due by Friday December 16th 2022. Scholarships available only for those seeking to attend all 4 modules.

This is Indiana’s only school to offer a 85hr Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training (RPYT). Deepen your knowledge and grow your passion for supporting health and transformation during pregnancy with Kelly Shull and Lisa Daugherty. In one of the few Registered Prenatal Yoga Schools, Cityoga’s 85-hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher training will teach you how to confidently lead a holistic and supportive prenatal yoga class that gives a connection with breath and inner strength, as well as, develop the physical strength and endurance to support the birthing process. Cityoga’s RPYT will provide the skills, techniques and credentials needed to specialize in this growing and popular area and modality of yoga teaching. Learning to teach Prenatal Yoga is a wonderful way to diversify your skill set and what you are able to offer to the community. Designed for those who are interested in acquiring the tools necessary to assist others in order to enhance and empower their experience during pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, labor and delivery and postpartum. Full of practical, philosophical, mythical, archetypal knowledge, wisdom and stories, this training will assist you to better serve the pregnant people in our yoga communities.

Cityoga’s comprehensive 85-hour training draws on Kelly and Lisa’s 35+ years of combined experience of teaching prenatal yoga, birthing children, and assisting other births, bringing you the best best practices in terms of safety, sequencing and teaching techniques. This training will give you the confidence to absorb and embody the specialized knowledge of appropriate asanas and other yogic practices for safely teaching yoga throughout all stages of pregnancy.

Topics to be covered:
*Anatomy and physiology of the pregnant person and baby throughout the three trimesters of pregnancy
*Mental, emotional, spiritual changes, gifts and challenges a pregnant person might experience
*Labor and delivery: different stages of labor and birth and how to prepare for an empowered birth experience
*Safety guidelines and contraindicated poses and practices
*Prenatal yoga postures, alignment and sequencing for each trimester
*The fourth trimester
*Adjustments and modifications with props
*Learning how to provide a safe space and create community in a yoga class
*Yoga for common pregnancy complaints
*Pelvic floor health and stability
*Language and cultural awareness
*Working with props to modify and adapt to the different stages of pregnancy
*Prenatal restorative yoga, including a variety of stress relieving techniques
*Meditations, visualizations and affirmations
*Pranayama for pregnancy and childbirth
*Prenatal partner yoga
*Singing and ceremony to honor the sacred body and experience of fertility
*Ethics of teaching Prenatal Yoga

By the end of this training, you will have developed an instructional foundation of skills in prenatal yoga that will allow you to add a new and vibrant dimension to your yoga instruction and/or in your career as a birth worker or childbirth educator.

CITYOGA is a Registered Prenatal Yoga School (RYPS) through Yoga Alliance. Graduates will be eligible to receive the Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) certification upon completion.

*Required reading will be provided once registered for training

*For those who are pursuing Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RYPT) Certification, you must have successfully completed at least a 200-hour yoga teacher training program . A certification of completion will be provided.

Standards of Curriculum and CITYOGA’s 85-hour Certification Requirement include:
-200-hour yoga teacher training program (RYT-200)
-64 hours of Prenatal Education and Training in the studio (4-weekend modules)
-10 hours of Prenatal Yoga Class Observation
-10 hours Student Teaching Practicum
-10 hours of homework with required reading. *Required reading will be provided once registered for training

**Course Description is subject to change**

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Module 1: Foundations with Kelly Shull
Module 1: Foundations (one of four modules)
In this module you will start to explore the changes of the pregnant body during each trimester with an overview of the pelvic floor muscles and how they can affect the body during pregnancy and postpartum (the fourth trimester). You will gain a solid foundation of physiology and anatomy and break down the poses and alignment which can be most beneficial, as well as which poses to avoid, for the pregnant and postpartum students. Module one will also examine and discuss the current birth culture in the US. We will also explore the energy body and chakras during pregnancy.
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Schedule:
Friday Jan 13th, 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Saturday Jan 14th, 8am - 3pm
Sunday Jan 15th, 8am - 2pm

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Module 2: Teaching Methodology: Asana, Alignment and Props with Kelly Shull
During this module, you will learn how to structure your class by learning which asanas and pranayama are most beneficial in each trimester. The pregnant body changes so much throughout pregnancy and learning proper alignment with the support of props for common discomforts, ailments, and complications. This module will be a deep dive into posture and sequencing that will help you to create a knowledgeable and safe flow for your students. You will also begin to teach in groups in a fun and friendly environment in order to gain confidence and get more comfortable with the prenatal language and begin to find your own style of prenatal yoga teaching.
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Schedule:
Friday Feb. 10, 5:30pm - 9pm
Saturday Feb. 11, 8am – 3pm
Sunday Feb. 12, 8am – 2pm

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Module 3: Meditations, Visualizations and Pranayama and Mudras with Kelly Shull
This module will explore different relaxation techniques that can help a pregnant person not only during the birthing process but throughout their entire pregnancy. We will begin to look more closely at birthing, labor and delivery, and interventions with solid childbirth education. Meditations, visualizations, and pranayama are essential tools that can enhance your students' yoga practice and birthing process. We will also explore the history or ceremony and singing to honor the sacred body.
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Schedule:
Friday March 10, 5:30 pm - 9pm
Saturday March 11, 8am – 3pm
Sunday March 12, 8am – 2pm

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Module 4: In Depth Anatomy and Sequencing with Kelly Shull
Module four will be a detailed look at the anatomy of the pregnant body including learning and studying the pelvic floor muscles by name, each layer and how they work symbiotically with the diaphragmatic breath. Postpartum care (the fourth trimester) is an essential part of having a positive birth experience and is often overlooked. We will learn ways to provide support to fully meet the needs of your postpartum students, from teaching baby massage to understanding PMAD (perinatal mood and anxiety disorder). You will be provided with local community resources to share with your students.
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Schedule:
Friday April 7, 5:30pm - 9pm
Saturday April 8, 8am – 3pm
Sunday April 9, 8am – 2pm

 


Course Details

Course Fee

$1400 for all four modules / $350 per module
*10% discount for CITYOGA YTT 200 Alumni
*Scholarships available through Heartland Mindfulness Collective. Applications can be found on the link provided below. Scholarship applications are due by Friday December 16th 2022. Scholarships available only for those seeking to attend all 4 modules.

*Scholarships available through Heartland Mindfulness Collective

2023 Schedule

Module 1: Foundations

Friday Jan 13th, 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Saturday Jan 14th, 8am - 3pm
Sunday Jan 15th, 8am - 2pm

Module 2: Teaching Methodology: Asana, Alignment and Props

Friday Feb. 10, 5:30pm - 9pm
Saturday Feb. 11, 8am – 3pm
Sunday Feb. 12, 8am – 2pm

Module 3: Meditations, Visualizations and Pranayama and Mudras

Friday March 10, 5:30 pm - 9pm
Saturday March 11, 8am – 3pm
Sunday March 12, 8am – 2pm

Module 4: In Depth Anatomy and Sequencing

Friday April 7, 5:30pm - 9pm
Saturday April 8, 8am – 3pm
Sunday April 9, 8am – 2pm

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