A woman’s body is specifically designed for the challenges of pregnancy and birth. In short, the process of birth works and works well. But in our western culture, we have gotten away from the wisdom inherent in the pregnant body, and have instead turned to medical procedures to ensure birth happens in one specific manner, often according to predictable timelines and landmarks.
Prenatal Yoga is about giving the power back to the woman. Pregnancy is not an affliction or illness: mom is not injured or weak during birth. In giving the power back to the mother, we thereby empower her to make whatever choices she wants, from a place of strength. Mom can then choose whatever birth style she wishes, but she should also know that what the female body was specifically designed for birth.
Formerly known as Om Births, The Boston School of Prenatal and Children’s Yoga offers an opportunity to delve deeper into the specifics and unique components of teaching yoga to pregnant women. More than just adapting posture for a pregnant body shape this training delves deeper into the emotional, social, and spiritual aspects of pregnancy and motherhood. This program creates a safe space to unpack all things pregnant and mother related. Our 3 modules, allow students to gradually expand their understanding and skill at working with women during this transitional and transformational time in their lives. Students will receive a certificate to teach after the initial two-weekend module, and can then go further with the advanced prenatal and postnatal modules to gain a dynamic and well-rounded understanding of how the yoga practice can support and enhance the journey into motherhood.
The training will take place in Newton on 7:15–9:15pm on Friday, 1:30–8pm on Saturday, and 12:30–8pm on Sunday on the following weekends:
Module 1: Prenatal Yoga (2 weekends)
Feb 15–17 and Feb 22–24
Module 2: Advanced Prenatal Yoga (1 weekend)
Module 3: Postnatal Yoga (1 weekend)