Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) Certification

8 Limbs Livestream, Hybrid and In-Person options*

January 7-9 & 21-23 and February 11-13 & March 18-20, 2022

With Megan Sloan, RPYT, E-RYT 500 and special guest teachers

*Proof of vaccination required, mask in studio until further notice

 

Important Information pertaining to all 8 Limbs Teacher Training Certification Programs.

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 birthworkers 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 in-person in Seattle, or virtually 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 (Zoom or in-person).

 

PART 1:  The Pregnant Body & Modifying Yoga for Pregnancy 

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

January 7th-9th, 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)

January 21st-23rd, 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)

February 11th-13th, 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)

March 18th-20th, 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

$400 per module.

ENROLLMENT

To enroll in the 8 Limbs Pre/Postnatal Certification Program to become a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher, please email the following to teachertraining@8limbsyoga.com

1. Application Form

2. Enrollment Form

3. Copy of 200-hour Teacher Training Certification

4. Pay $25 Enrollment Fee online.

Note:  In-person space in Modules is limited to 18. Registration Opens SOON!

Please contact us with any questions or to join the Prenatal Teacher Training email list.

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.\

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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.

 

300/500-hour Teacher Training

These training modules may be taken for credit towards the 8 Limbs 300/500-hour Teacher Training Program, where you can start when you’re ready, and end at your own pace. Learn more here. However, if you are wanting the the RPYT certification, these modules can not also count toward 300 hours.

Teacher Training Enrollee Registration

Click here if you are enrolled in our 300/500-hour Teacher Training and would like to register.

 

RECOMMENDED READING:

“Yoga for Pregnancy & Birth: A Guide for Yoga Teachers” by Megan Sloan
“Yoga for the Pregnant & Postpartum Core: A Handbook for Teachers and Students” by Megan Sloan
“Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn” by Penny Simpkin
“Birthing from Within” by Pam England
“Yoga Mama, Yoga Baby” by Margo Shapiro Bachman
“The Birth Partner” by Penny Simpkin

 

TEACHER TRAINING FACULTY

 

Megan Sloan, RPYT, 500 hr E-RYT

Megan has been teaching Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga since 2009. She did her first training with 8 Limbs Yoga Centers as an exploration to deepen her studies as a yoga teacher which then blossomed into a passion for supporting parents in empowering their experiences of pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood through the tools of yoga. She has since attended many births as a doula and has had the humbling opportunity to witness and support birth folks in childbirth in a variety of settings from home births to birth centers and hospital births. She currently teaches weekly prenatal yoga classes and offers regular Partner Prenatal Yoga Workshops. She also welcomed a daughter in 2017 and outside of the joys of new motherhood she also finds time to continue teaching through her business Be Strong Mama and writing several books for prenatal teachers including “Yoga for Pregnancy & Birth” and “Yoga for the Pregnant & Postpartum Core”.

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