Specialize in Prenatal Yoga!
Be certified with this in depth 85 hour training. Understand all the stages and changes of pregnancy, and how yoga can best enhance the incredible journey of growth, creation and sustenance of life.
PRENATAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Dates TBA: Please email if you are interested!
Typically we offer this on Sundays 9:00-5:30 for about 9 weeks
Attend 3 additional prenatal yoga classes
Instruct 1 prenatal class outside of class time
Om Ananda Yoga is a Registered Prenatal Yoga School (RPYS) with Yoga Alliance
Empower pregnancy - Build Community - Support Growth
Shambhava Yoga™ Teacher Training
We believe that yoga teacher training should be a life-changing experience. One of the first yoga schools in America, Shambhava Yoga has always emphasized that becoming a great teacher means becoming a great student. You do not just learn how to teach yoga here, you learn how to deepen your practice and grow.
Shambhava Yoga's 200-hour, 300-hour, and specialty certifications are registered with the Yoga Alliance (ID# 95807).
Topics Include (but are not limited to)
Asana for Each Trimester Learn what is beneficial and potentially harmful during each stage of pregnancy.
Adjustments & Modifications for Pregnancy Learn how to incorporate props and modification naturally into your teaching to meet a variety of needs. Practice approaches to adjustments during pregnancy.
Anatomical and Physiological Changes A pregnant body goes through truly amazing physical changes in the pelvis, spine, soft tissue and hormones. We utilize state of the art anatomy technology to enhance your learning of this topic.
Yogic Philosophy & Meditation The immense physical, emotional and spiritual changes throughout pregnancy are often life altering. We discuss the yogic view on pregnancy and practice meditation techniques to promote clarity, peace and strength through change.
Pranayama Breath plays a vital role in regulating our physiology, mental state, emotions, and the ability to be present and clear. Learn techniques to deepen the understanding and conscious utilization of breath for pregnancy and labor.
Teaching Methodology This includes sequencing, creating classes, themes, strategies for incorporating pregnant students into non prenatal specific classes, strategies for meeting the needs of each student in prenatal classes as well as a host of other topics that arise in class discussion.
Overview of Postpartum and Caregiver/Baby Yoga This postpartum period has unique characteristics. Learn how to best support students in their changed bodies, minds and hearts through yoga. Includes approaches to classes for baby/caregiver as well as caregiver only classes.
Design Your Own Prenatal Classes Implement what you learn into your own class designs. Receive individualized feedback from experienced prenatal teachers.
Empower People Preparing to Have a Baby This is at the heart of yoga for pregnancy and labor. Create space for each student to step into their bodies and hearts more fully and nourish the inherent strength inside each student.
Gain Prenatal Teaching Experience We learn best and gain confidence by teaching. We have structured teaching exercises to assist you in practicing what you love.
Complementary use of studio for practice teaching as available
Discount on classes
200-Hour training with Shambhava Yoga or comparable 200-hour level training registered with Yoga Alliance
$1200 preregistered, then $1300.
Flexible payments plans! Ex: Sign up in July for 5 monthly payments of $240
Cancellation policy: Same as 200 hour training, see 200 hr page.
Sarada Erickson ERYT-500 RPYT MS RD
Sarada began practicing yoga in 1997 and was certified for yoga instruction through Shambhava Yoga in March 2001. She began teaching prenatal yoga in 2004. She became a registered prenatal yoga teacher (RPYT) in 2012. She has led prenatal trainings since 2008, and was a main writer for the current prenatal manual. Sarada is an Acharya in the Shambhava Yoga tradition. She is dedicated to the spiritual path and helping others along the way.
Sarada graduated from CSU with a MS in nutrition in the Summer of 09'. She worked with prenatal/family nutrition and breastfeeding at WIC for 8 years. Her path of motherhood began in 2011 when she was pregnant with her daughter. She is passionate about women's health and the impact this has on family/societal well-being!