A trusted provider of teacher training programs, Shanti Mom in Deer Park, OH also helps individuals who want to expand their knowledge and skills in yoga. Through our training services, you’ll learn the skills and earn the certifications necessary to provide prenatal yoga services. Please read on to learn more about the teacher training programs we offer.
Yoga Alliance Recognized Training! Yoga teachers who are registered with the Yoga Alliance can receive CEUs for each of the modules or complete all of the modules to receive RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) registration.
In an effort to reach and assist more students and teachers, we have completely restructured our training program. Please see the new program details below:
Women with a passion for working with other women during pregnancy are invited to train with this unique program.
During each step of this training, teacher trainers will learn to:
Apply knowledge of pregnancy complications and contraindications to assure the mom’s and baby's safety.
Create and guide expectant moms through postures safe for pregnancy yet challenging enough to properly prepare the body for birth.
Create and guide prenatal students through breathing techniques and meditations for mom and baby.
Facilitate sangha, community, with other moms going through a similar transition.
Plan classes that are designed specifically for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of expectant moms.
6:00 – 9:00 PM (1-Hour Lunch)
Saturday to Sunday
9:00 – 5:00 PM (1-Hour Lunch)
If your studio would like to host the Shanti Mom Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, please contact us.
Level 1 is open to yoga teachers and yoga students with a passion for working with pregnant women, including: doulas, midwives, doctors, nurses, physical therapists, and anyone else that works with pregnant women.
In this certification, the following will be covered: postures, themes, and breathing techniques safe for pregnancy in a set sequence; elements of a prenatal class; pregnancy anatomy and terms; ethics of a teacher; posture and condition contraindications; and much more.
Required Reading: Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful by Gurmukh; Birth without Violence by Frederick Leboyer, M.D.
Certification Requirements: Attendance for all 17 classroom hours, practicum, and completion of homework.
Advanced Certification is open to anyone that's completed the Level 1 certification. In this certification, students will learn more depth postures and breathing techniques as well as how to make postures safe for pregnancy. Students will focus on how to sequence unique classes incorporating all aspects of the Shanti Mom class. Learn to teach a prenatal partner workshop. Lastly, students will learn poses for special accommodations as they apply to prenatal.
Required Reading: Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
Certification Requirements: Attendance for all 17 hours, practicum, completion of homework, and a passing grade on the final exam.
RPYT Certification is open to anyone that's completed the Advanced Certification and is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an RYT 200. The certification covers classroom scenarios and how to handle them as well as Post Natal yoga training Mommy and Me style. We will also cover how to create workshops suitable for the pregnant population.
Certification Requirements: As Set by the Yoga Alliance
Module 1 or 3 can be started at any time, but Module 2 needs to be done after Module 1.
Module 1 – Prenatal Foundation
Module 1 Prenatal Foundation open to Yoga Teachers and Yoga Students with a passion for working with pregnant women, including doulas, midwives, doctors, nurses, physical therapists, and anyone else that works with pregnant women.
In this certification, the following will be covered: postures, theme and breathing techniques safe for pregnancy in a set sequence, elements of a prenatal class, pregnancy anatomy, ethics of a teacher, postures and condition contraindications, and much more.
Required Reading: Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful by Gurmukh; Birth without Violence by Federick Leboyer, M.D.
Certification Requirements: Attendance for All 20 Hours; Practicum; and Completion of Homework
Training Includes: 20 Contact Hours and 4 Non-Contact Hours, Manual
Module 2 – Advanced Certification
Advanced Certification is open to anyone that’s completed the Beginner Certification.
In this certification, students will learn more postures and pranayama as well as how to make them safe for pregnancy. Students will also learn how to theme and sequence unique classes as well as learn poses for special accommodations as they apply to prenatal.
Required Reading: Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
Certification Requirements: Attendance for all 20 hours; practicum; completion of homework; and a passing grade on the final exam.
Training Includes: 20 Contact Hours And 2 Non-Contact Hours
In this one-day training, students will learn how to create and lead a Mommy and Me-style class for newborns to crawlers. The class will incorporate yoga for both mom and baby as well as massage techniques to encourage digestion and sleep for the bundle of joy. An interactive style to the class encourages baby engagement the entire time.
Covered in this Training
Alleviate Areas of Tension and Discomfort in the Postnatal Body and Regain Strength in the Core
Community With Other Women and Babies
Elements of a Postnatal Yoga Class
How to Set up a Postnatal Classroom
Meditations, Sequencing, and Themes for a Postnatal Class
Postpartum Anatomy/Contraindications to Yoga/Exercise
Promote Bonding With Baby and Help Mom With Techniques to Alleviate Upset Bellies and Promote Sleep in Baby
Purpose of Postnatal Yoga
Training Requirements for Certification
Attend All Hours of Workshop
Complete the Take Home Test
Required Reading (Baby Massage by Dr. Alan Heath and Nicki Bainbridge and Itsy Bitsy Yoga by Helen Garabedian)
Yoga Teachers are eligible for 8 contact CEUs with this training.
If you need reliable teacher training programs, you’ve come to the right place. Shanti Mom is here to help you learn more about prenatal and postnatal yoga. To get more information, please feel free to reach out to us by phone or email today!