Module 1: The Physical Body 
(15 hours)

Carrie 

Parker Gastelu

  • Anatomy and physiology of postpartum period
  • Attachment theory
  • Regaining support and stabilization
  • Postnatal complaints including back pain, joint destabilization, weakness of abdominals and pelvic floor, neck and shoulder pain
  • Balancing the emotions and depression
  • Asana modifications, indicated and contraindicated poses
  • Postnatal Yoga Sadhana
  • Mindfulness practices for new mothers
  • Yoga and breastfeeding 

Module 5: Postpartum Yoga
(15 hours) 

  • The History of childbirth
  • Interventions and medical practices
  • Yoga in labor and birth
  • High risk pregnancy including multiples
  • Yoga for pregnancy loss
  • Medical issues and pregnancy including high and low blood pressure and gestational diabetes
  • Yoga for infertility

Module 4: Deepen Your Knowledge
(15 hours) 

This training is for yoga teachers, doulas, labor and delivery nurses, childbirth educators and midwives interested in teaching prenatal and postnatal yoga and pregnant women interested in deepening their knowledge and practice. After successful completion of all five modules you will receive your certificate. BabyMoon certification and 30 teaching hours must be completed to register with Yoga Alliance. Any of the modules will count toward meeting Yoga Alliance’s continuing educational requirements. Modules can be taken in any order but are loosely sequential. You may skip any module and take it during the next training for maximum flexibility

  • Subtle body anatomy: koshas, nadis, prana vyus and chakras
  • Yoga philosophy and the primal period
  • The effects of emotions and thoughts on pregnancy and birth
  • Breathing and pranayama
  • Prenatal yoga sadhana including pelvic bodywork, kegels, pain coping techniques and vocalization
  • Visualizations, shivasana and meditation for pregnancy and birth  
  • Personal belief systems and teaching
  • Use of language, metaphor, storytelling and mythology
  • Sequencing a prenatal class
  • Theming a prenatal class
  • Hand-on adjustments
  • Teaching effective visualization utilizing right and left brain
  • Practice teaching 

Module 2: The Subtle Body 
(15 hours) 

Module 3: Teaching Methodology
(15 hours) 

Prenatal Yoga Training Modules

  • The physiology of pregnancy and birth
  • Anatomy of the pelvis and optimal fetal positioning
  • Changes in mother and baby in each trimester
  •  Asana modifications, indicated and contraindicated asanas
  •  Alignment and safety for pregnancy
  • Pregnancy discomforts