Prenatal yoga teacher trainings have been growing in popularity for well over the past decade. But unfortunately, in depth Postnatal Yoga and Baby and Me education has lagged behind, leaving teachers feeling unprepared to properly lead these classes.
Please join Deb and Caprice for a weekend intensive that will help you build a solid understanding of the unique needs of the postpartum person. We will explore the whole postpartum experience. Diving into physical and emotional needs and the huge transition of becoming a parent. Plus, participants in this workshop are eligible for Yoga Alliance Continuing Education credits.
We will start by closely looking at the changes and potential issues of the postnatal body with specific focus on the abdominals and pelvic floor muscles.
Teachers will learn how to properly assess for diastasis and breathing techniques to encourage proper usage of these muscles so we don’t inadvertently cause further damage.
There will also be a deep discussion about the pelvic floor. Just because someone had a vaginal birth, doesn’t mean they need just pelvic floor toning! Learn how to invite the postpartum person to explore the needs of their pelvic floor and help restore it to a state of balance and function.
Participants will to take a 90 minute postnatal yoga class and see how to interweave the 8 main areas of the postpartum body that need restrengthening, stability and release.
By the end of day one, students will have a solid foundation to address the needs of the postnatal student with consideration of different birth experiences and the daily wear and tear of early parenthood.
Pregnancy and new motherhood are emotionally charged and transformative times in a woman’s life. Up to 80 percent of new mothers experience the baby blues which can leave a mom feeling overwhelmed, exhausted and weepy. These blues lift after the first week or two and many moms start to feel better as they settle into new motherhood. Yet one in five new moms develop stronger symptoms that can include postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD, rage and in severe cases – psychosis. These diagnosis are referred to as perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, or PMADs.
In this seminar, led by Paige Bellembaum of the Motherhood Center, we will discuss the role and scope of how a practitioner such as a pre and post-natal yoga instructor can understand generally what PMADs are, how to recognize symptoms, sensitive ways of broaching the subject if you are concerned (especially since women underrepresent their true experience), trauma-informed care, care for partner/family, and an overview of basic clinical modalities (to understand how a client might be treated).
The afternoon session will build on the foundation of day one and focus on Baby & Me yoga, which integrates baby into the yoga class.
Baby & Me is a popular format for those postpartum but few teachers feel confident to teach it, due to its’ unpredictable nature- babies! This workshop will give the pre/postnatal teacher the tools to create a space where both babies and caregivers feel nurtured and supported.
Workshop will include:
Deb Flashenberg, CD(DONA), LCCE, E-RYT 500 : POSTNATAL YOGA
Paige Bellenbaum, LCSW: The Trasition into Parenthood
Caprice Abowitt, CCE, E-RYT 500: BABY and ME YOGA
Day 1: July 31st from 1-6pm
Day 2: August 1st from 10-12pm | 2-7pm
Participants will receive 8 Continued Education Units from Yoga Alliance