During level two we will learn more about the anatomy of Pregnancy, labor and birth. You will leave the training with an understanding of how to sequence a prenatal class and poses for both labor and postnatal.
Advanced Anatomy of Pregnancy including labor and birth
The History of Childbirth
Sequencing and Structure of a Prenatal Yoga Class
Post Natal Postures
Post Natal Healing (including bonding, breastfeeding, c- section and vaginal birth)
Post Natal Yoga (Technique and Contraindications) - conscious conception and birth
How your birth influences your life
For full certification and registration with Yoga Alliance, students are required to complete Parts 1, 2 and 3 and additional hours of attending and observing prenatal classes.
Gina Norman owner of Kaia Yoga has been teaching yoga for more then 15 years and is the director of Kaia Yoga’s 200 and 300 hour yoga teacher training programs. Her vision in creating Kaia yoga was to create a place that nurtured not just individuals through yoga but to support families through educational resources on healthy living, parenting and birth. She completed her prenatal training with Gurmukh in The Khalsa Way. She is excited to offer this training with these top teachers and share her knowledge of sequencing and how to create a supportive prenatal class.
Anna Verwaal, RN, CLE, born and educated in the Netherlands is a Maternal-Child Health Nurse, Conscious Conception & Birth Consultant, Labor & Post Partum Doula Instructor, UCLA Certified Lactation Educator and Birth Photographer. Currently Anna lectures internationally and teaches workshops to birth professionals, doulas and prenatal yoga instructors about the cellular memory of the birth experience, the physiological and hormonal blueprint for birth and bonding and the deeply psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects of giving birth. She teaches with a combination of clinical knowledge, the latest research in pre and perinatal psychology and health, her own birth photography and experience based on working for more than 25 years in various countries as a nurse and doula along side perinatologists, obstetricians as well as (indigenous) midwives attending hospital, birth center and home-births.
Heather Strauch is a licensed physical therapist and owner of A Different Approach – PT for Women, LLC. Heather graduated with a Masters of Science and Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. She also has a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Widener University. She specializes in women’s’ health physical therapy and additionally provides one-on-one care to clients with various orthopedic conditions. She has advanced clinical certifications in complete decongestive therapy for lymphedema and pre and post natal exercise. She also has further continuing education in myofascial release, internal pelvic floor muscle evaluation and biofeedback. She specializes in the treatment of blocked lactation ducts, lymphedema, osteoporosis, urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic pain, pain related to pregnancy and sacroiliac joint dysfunction.
Can be taken seperate or as part of our 300 hr yoga teacher training program.
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prenatal yoga teacher training - level 2
with Gina Norman, Anna Verwaal & Heather Strauch
Westport: Mon, Sept 26th-Wed, Sept 28th from 9am-2:30pm
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Cost of Attendance:
Cost of training: $425.00 early registration/ $500 after 7/27
Cost of both level 1 and level 2: $650 early registration/ $750 after 7/26
"I give my highest recommendation to the Kaia Yoga Prenatal teacher training, whether you have the goal of teaching prenatal yoga or simply to learn about the birth experience if you are even considering becoming a mother someday, or are currently expecting, or if your childbearing years are already past. What you learn in this training is absolutely vital to your experience as a woman in this world - through knowledge of anatomy and the labor and birth process, it will give you more confidence in your own body and intuition; it will give you emotional and spiritual insight into your parents' experience birthing you; it will alert you to possible roadblocks in your birth experience if you are expecting and how to overcome them; and it will allow you to share this important but often ignored information with family and friends to help others have a positive birth experience.
I took the Kaia Prenatal training when I was pregnant with my first son, Jonathan, and it completely empowered me and changed how I gave birth. Before the training, I was planning to give birth in a hospital with my OBGYN, but after learning about the differences between the medical model of birth and the midwifery model of birth, I decided I ultimately felt most confident and comfortable with a homebirth since I had a very healthy, normal pregnancy. I gave birth to Jonathan at home in the most calm, focused way, and my husband Nathan was able to catch him. The entire experience brought our family incredibly close together, and I feel that giving birth in this way was the most amazing experience of my life. That is why I love teaching Prenatal yoga - to help other women and families have the ideal birth experience for them, whether it is a birth at home, at a birth center, or in a hospital. To me, it is most meaningful to be knowledgeable about all of your options as a mother giving birth and then consciously choosing what is best for you and your family, and graciously accepting limitations as well.
The birth experience is one of the central experiences of your life, whether you are a mother or not, and the Kaia training is in my opinion the best childbirth education class you can take." - Johanna Hall