Prenatal Teacher Training


The Journey of the Soul

“As a mother of four children and long-time yogini, this course was born of my own journey through pregnancy, motherhood, and yoga—with a desire to share the things that help (and things that didn’t!) along this magical path!”

This training gives an opportunity to learn more about the journey of motherhood and how yoga can ease and empower women through this life-changing event. This course is about birth and the journey of the soul. The mothers and the child’s. It will teach yoga teachers and birthing professionals the holistic tools and techniques that will assist and support mamas-to-be in their transformative journey. It was designed for yoga teachers, students of all yogic disciplines, and pregnant mothers. We warmly welcome those wanting to become pregnant and any woman who wants to deepen her knowledge of conscious conception, pregnancy, and motherhood. Expect to complete this comprehensive training and have the knowledge, understanding, techniques, and inspiration to support pregnant women to birth as consciously, naturally, actively, and normally as possible. You will learn the precautions and modifications necessary to put together a safe, empowering prenatal class suitable for all stages of pregnancy. You will be able to share powerful, ancient breathing techniques, mudras, mantras, and asanas specifically designed for a pregnant woman so that she is able to experience a pregnancy and birth filled with consciousness and confidence. Feel the confidence to accept pregnant women in your yoga class and even offer classes specifically for them.

Topics will include:
  • The effects of pregnancy on the body and mind
  • The physiology of pregnancy
  • Energetic and emotional considerations during pregnancy, labour, and delivery
  • The benefits of yoga during pregnancy and beyond
  • Asana: postures to support a healthy pregnancy, modifications for each trimester, contraindicated postures and posture IMG_1226sequencing
  • Pranayama ,vocal toning and massage techniques, mantra
  • Relaxation and visualization techniques to help create a more positive and relaxed birth experience
  • How to integrate mindfulness into your classes
  • Laboring positions, birth preparation to empower women in childbirth
  • Pre- and postnatal asana and recommendations for recovery
  • How to inspire and support women to birth from their own empowerment
  • How to assess specific therapeutic needs and address them safely with yoga and modifications
  • Address issues related to fertility and conception through yoga

Earth-Based Teachings:

-Honoring our connection to the natural world

-Weaving earth imagery into teaching vocabulary

-Healing the body-mind-spirit through ancient earth wisdom

-Nurturing creativity in the learning process

-Appreciating how the eight limbs of yoga relate to each of the stages of mothering, from conception, pregnancy, and birth to mother/child (i.e., surrender, witness, meditation, bliss)

-Exploration of the multidimensions of the pre- and postnatal self (spiritual, emotional, intellectual)

-Lifestyle considerations: creating community, support, and networking for mothers

-Professional and ethical practices

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The course is divided into three modules of 8.5 hours each. The remaining five hours are non-contact hours for which you will be given a written assignment as well as an assisted teaching experience.

Module 01: Magical Beginnings

In this module, we will cover the body-mind connection. Conception on a molecular and energetic level. Understand the body and how it supports the physiology of pregnancy. Accord necessary yoga asanas for this time. First trimester considerations. Pranayamas.

 Module 02: Second Trimester

Magic of sound, touch, mantra, positive visualization, physical body at this time. Supporting asanas of this time. Thinking about the birthing process. Breathing techniques.

 Module 03: Third Trimester

Deep connection, breech baby, meditations to stay connected and radiant. How to stay centered when life swirls around you in ways that are not what you planned. Exploration of the multidimensions of the pre- and postnatal self (spiritual, emotional, intellectual). Lifestyle considerations: creating community, support, and networking for mothers. Professional and ethical practices.

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For those who wish to be certified to teach and already have their 200-hour RYT, part of your time shall be devoted to practicing, teaching, and assisting. There shall be required reading and an assignment provided to you by the Academy.

FaviconOne Yoga Academy salutes the mother in each of us, celebrates the miracle of childbirth, and nurtures the child by nurturing the mother. This program is open to those who already hold a 200-hour RYT certificate from our Academy or other registered school.

Program Safety

Our Prenatal Yoga program conforms with the safety guidelines of Canadian Yoga Alliance (CYA) for exercise during and after pregnancy. You can be sure that our instructors will offer safe postures and adjustments suited to your body, your pregnancy, and beyond.

This course is open to those who are pregnant and wish to learn to practice yoga safely and enhance their experience, as well as those who wish to be certified to teach and already have their 200-hour RYT—part of your time shall be devoted to practicing, teaching, and assisting. There will be required reading and an assignment provided to you by the Academy.


Certification is granted upon successful completion of this course by One Yoga/Samantha and the Canadian Yoga Alliance.
Cost 650$ new students .


Montreal Summer 2016

Lebanon May6-8 2016