8 Limbs Livestream

February 11-13, March 11-13 and March 26-27, April 23-24, 2022

With Megan Sloan, RPYT, E-RYT 500 and special guest Chiara Guerrieri, Erika Davis, Jacoby Ballard

Prenatal and Postnatal are life changing journeys that can profoundly affect one’s current yoga practice or be a catalyst for someone seeking out a yoga class. Yoga offers a unique tool to help address the specific discomforts of pregnancy, prepare the body for birth and support healing postpartum.

This four-part yoga training will offer sections ideal for pregnant or postpartum yoga students and birth workers or yoga teachers looking to support students who come to their regular classes. Teachers who opt to delve into all four modules will receive in-depth training in creating safe classes and practices and will explore the nuances of the art of teaching for working with pregnant, birthing and postpartum folks.

Yoga teachers have been enrolling in this training for over 15 years, and now you can join us from anywhere in the world.

Module times are approximately Fridays 5:00-8:30pm (Livestream via Zoom) and Saturday/Sunday 8:30am to 5:00pm daily (Livestream via Zoom).

 

PART 1:  The Pregnant Body & Modifying Yoga for Pregnancy 

(for teachers, birth workers, pregnant/postpartum yoga practitioners and those certifying as RPYT)

February 11-13, 2022

  • Physiology of Pregnant Bodies
  • Anatomical Changes in the Pregnant the Body
  • Anatomy of the Pregnant the Body
  • Assessing & Addressing Complications & Discomforts in Pregnancy
  • Modifying Yoga for Pregnancy

 

PART 2:  Yoga for Birth & The Postpartum Body

(for teachers, birth workers, pregnant/postpartum yoga practitioners and those certifying as RPYT)

March 11-13, 2022  

  • Yoga for Birth
  • The Pregnant & Postpartum Pelvic Floor
  • The Pregnant & Postpartum Core
  • Physiology of Postpartum Bodies
  • Anatomical Changes in the Postpartum Body
  • Assessing & Addressing Postpartum Complications & Discomforts

PART 3: Asana for Pregnancy & Postpartum 

(for those certifying as RPYT)

March 26-27, 2022

  • Prenatal Yoga Philosophy: What is our Purpose?
  • Warm-Up, Kneeling, Standing, Wall and Seated/Floor Poses for Pregnancy
  • Restorative Poses for Pregnancy
  • Poses for Postpartum
  • Practice Teaching & Feedback
  • Enrollment in February’s Prenatal Yoga Series for observation

 

PART 4:  The Art of Teaching: Cuing, Sequencing & Adjustments 

(for those certifying as RPYT)

April 23-24, 2022 

  • Pregnancy & Asana: The Art of Teaching
  • Prenatal Class Sequencing & Structure
  • Postnatal Class Sequencing & Structure
  • Accessible Options for Poses in Pregnancy
  • Sensitivity & Awareness for Pre/Postnatal Yoga Teachers
  • Practice Teaching & Feedback
  • Enrollment in March’s Prenatal Yoga Series for observation

 

Out-of-Class Requirements:

  • Teach 5 pre/postnatal yoga classes and collect & turn in feedback
  • Turn in feedback on 8 observed prenatal yoga classes
  • Complete & pass written test
  • 1-hour one-on-one mentorship meeting with Lead Instructor

DETAILS

TUITION

Sign up Module 1 $400

Sign up Module 2 $400

Enrollment in full training $1400  Click here to enroll and then please complete the Application Form to become a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher.

8 Limbs is committed to increasing diversity, accessibility and safety in the Pacific Northwest’s yoga community. This includes a commitment to empowering a yoga teacher pool that is representative of the diversity in our area. As one part of these commitments, 8 Limbs offers partial scholarships to applicants of color, people who identify as LGBTQ+, and/or other under-represented groups. To apply for this scholarship please include a brief description of why you qualify with your application or enrollment.

CERTIFICATION AS RPYT (REGISTERED PRENATAL YOGA TEACHER)

Certification Completion Requirements

1. Completion of  Parts 1-4.

2. Observation of eight prenatal and yoga series classes (these classes are included in your enrollment in Modules 3 and 4).

3. Passing Grade of 80% or greater on Take Home Test.

4.  Completion of a 1-hour mentorship session with the Lead Instructor scheduled any time during the January-March training dates.

Participants who complete all requirements will receive a Certificate of Completion from 8 Limbs Yoga Centers. They can then submit this Certificate to Yoga Alliance to receive RPYT status.