We will focus on the great honor of sharing yoga with the pregnant population. These students seek a confident, empathetic and resourceful teacher that is able to help educate and support them on the changes she is experiencing.
Roots Prenatal Yoga teacher trainings guide you down the path to more confidently offer modifications to yoga poses, help students become more in touch with their bodies and alleviate discomforts, and create a space for mindfulness and compassion. You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of each training.
Level 1 Training
February 16-19, 2017
Des Moines, IA
Roots Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training is available to yoga teachers and professionals (doulas, midwives, nurses, massage therapists, chiropractors, etc.), yoga students, pregnant women and mothers.
You are invited to journey deeper into your own divine wisdom and inner strength through introspection, breath, meditation and movement. Empower yourself with knowledge and the ability to serve expectant women by guiding them to connect more deeply with their pregnancies, labor, birth and beyond.
Our unique training is focused on giving you the confidence to offer safe yoga poses and stretches for all stages of pregnancy, assist women to become more in touch with their bodies and help alleviate common discomforts of pregnancy. This is the only training of its kind in Iowa – be among the first to provide your students/clients this specialized care!
Training topics include: conscious conception, meditation, breath, yoga history, why pregnancy and prenatal yoga work so well together, emotional and physical changes associated with pregnancy, and a rich background on how birth has changed in the United States. Enjoy guest speaker presentations from a local midwife and OB/GYN. You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of this training.
Level 2 Training
Des Moines, IA
This training is for graduates of Roots Prenatal Yoga Level 1 Teacher Training. Expand your knowledge and strengthen your skills of teaching prenatal yoga and how you can positively impact a woman’s experience of pregnancy, birth and motherhood. We will explore creating dynamic lesson plans, understand how to work with beginner and advanced yoga students, learn partner poses, discuss basics of postnatal yoga. Become an expert at stress management techniques and self-care practices for the expectant woman, increase your understanding of business and marketing and leave with techniques to elevate your teachings from good to great. Through this training you will learn more about teaching from your peers, enhance your class sequences, and deepen your confidence as a Teacher. You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of this training.
Graduates of Level 1 and Level 2 Roots Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training who are also Registered Yoga Teachers are eligible to become Registered Prenatal Yoga Teachers through Yoga Alliance and to become Certified Roots Prenatal Yoga Teachers.
Private/individual training offered upon request.
Canceling prior to 45 days: 100% of tuition minus $50 administration fee
Canceling between 14 – 45 days: 50% of tuition minus $50 administration fee
Canceling less than 14 days: no refund
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with interest or questions and to be added to our Teacher Training email list.
What past graduates have to share about Roots Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training:
“I have been teaching. We’re 3 weeks into a 6 week session and I’ve been teaching a few of the classes/themes pretty much straight from the class outlines we got from you. Didn’t feel the need to get too creative this first time around! It’s a small group but they seem to be enjoying the new format. I know that I feel so much more confident and authentic teaching now, which definitely has an effect on the whole energy of the class. Loving it! thank you again for an amazing training.”
-Laura Christensen, RYT
“I loved the integration of meditation; it helped with the long training days ‘sponging up’ your knowledge! I loved your grace in how you present a load of material with the obvious intention for supportive and caring dialogue for students in class and training, too! You rock.”
-Michelle Paton, RYT
“There was a good mixture of lecture, movement and direct applications. I love how the training instilled confidence in that “I know more than I think I know” by taking time and you having the patience to thoroughly answer and go through any questions. I also really appreciated the practicality and approachability of Roots training.”
-Tiffany Rosenfeld Deal, RYT