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This training will provide you with the anatomical, physiological, medical, and metaphysical information you need when working therapeutically with pregnant clients and students. Women undergo many changes while pregnant, including those that can cause pain, discomfort, and fear. This training offers you tools and understanding to help alleviate some of the physically and emotionally challenging aspects of pregnancy. You will learn how to instill a sense of peace and wellbeing during this miraculous time of life. This training offers a multitude of therapeutic yogic tools for conditions of pregnancy including asana, breath work, meditation, and visualization. These tools will allow you to empower your pregnant students to trust their bodies and themselves. Using yoga practices you will help to strengthen, support, and prepare the mother’s body for pregnancy and delivery. The more you can do, as their teacher, to draw women into the sacred container of their own pregnancy and birth, the easier it will be for them to discover the state of Yoga (or union) within.

September 20-22 & 24, 2019

9/20 – 9/22: 9am – 6pm & 9/24 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Enroll Now – Tuition $360 until 8/9/19; $450 Thereafter


Upon completion of this course you will:

Understand the anatomical, physical, emotional, and metaphysical changes that occur during pregnancy.

Have learned the common complaints and issues associated with pregnancy.

Be familiar with the high risk conditions associated with pregnancy.

Be prepared to teach asana contraindications for pregnancy.

Have therapeutic, yogic tools including asana, breath work, meditations and visualizations for common and high risk conditions.

Know how to design a safe and effective practice for pregnant students.


Course Syllabus:

Day 1


  • Overview of program
  • What is your attitude towards yourself & pregnancy
  • Our role as role models – New Earth Attitude
  • Indigo & Crystal Children
  • 1st Step – Connecting with their bodies
  • What are women looking for
  • Christine Northrup – hormones & emotions
  • Vinyasa vs a quiet yoga practice
  • Understanding your students
  • Trimesters
  • Benefits of yoga during pregnancy
  • Mind-body approach to pregnancy, birth and parenting preparation
    • Pain coping skills
    • Mindsets
      • Body images
      • Fears
  • Wisdom of the ancestors
  • Spirituality of motherhood ~ birthing

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-4:00pm Anatomy of a Pregnant Woman

The bodily systems

  • Brain & endocrine system – hormonal changes
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Respiratory system
  • Digestive system – metabolism
  • Reproductive system
  • Musculoskeletal system


  • Subtle Bodies
  • Hints & Precautions for yoga during pregnancy

Prenatal Yoga Practice – general teaching points


Day 2

9:00am-12:00pm Asanas & Teaching points

  • Physical goals of class
  • Overall goal of class
    • Strength
    • Stability
    • Support stamina
    • Connection to breath
    • Using the Wall – Prop & Modifications

12:00-1:00pm Lunch

1:00-2:30pm Complications

  • Common Discomforts and complications in pregnancy

2:45- 4:00pm Fetus Positioning and Labor

  • Optimal fetal positioning
  • Openings of the Pelvic Canal
  • Positions for Promotion Optimal Fetal Positioning
  • Positions for Labor

4:15-6:00pm Designing & Teaching a prenatal class

  • Pace
  • Language / Imagery
  • Sequencing
  • Adjustments & Assists


Day 3

9:00-9:15am Meditation

9:30-10:45am Take a Prenatal Class

11:00AM-12:00pm Q & A

12:00-1:00pm Lunch

1:00-6:00pm Designing & Teaching a Prenatal Class

  • Vocalization/Chanting & singing
  • Visualizations & Guided Meditations
  • Pelvic Floor Visualizations & Exercises
  • Rhythmic Movement
  • Working with the Breath/Pranayama



Day 4

5:30-6:45PM Observe a Prenatal Class

7:00-7:30PM Closing Q & A and final sharing – feedback


Recommended Reading:

Yoga Mama Yoga Baby: Margo Shapiro Bachman

Magical Beginnings, Enchanted Lives: Deepak Chopra, MD David Simon, MD

Birthing From Within: Pam England and Rob Horowitz

Ancient Map for Modern Birth: Pam England, CNM, MA

Birth Wisdom Yoga, Remedies & Journal: Julia Piazza



Elective for 300 Hour

Upon completion you will be eligible to register 25 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) with Yoga Alliance (YA).



flossieFlossie Park, E-RYT 500 YACEP – Always considering herself as a student of life, Flossie has dedicated her life to empowering herself and others through yoga, meditation, workshops, retreats, Sound Therapy and numerous other modalities for over 25 years. One of Flossie’s passions is to support people where ever they are on their life’s journey. With a down to earth approach, she draws from a lifetime of spiritual studies from many sources both from the eastern and western traditions.  Applying the wisdom teachings to everyday living, she helps people to see their life from a higher perspective, gleaning understanding, enjoying the process and creating consciously. One of her strongest passions is supporting women especially during pregnancy. This is a true opportunity to recognize their innate power learning to trust their bodies and intuition.



Ema Mostofian, MD – graduated from Dartmouth Medical School in 2004 and finished residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Naval Medical Center San Diego in 2008.  She served with Marines and Sailors in Iraq for 7 months as a Naval Officer and Physician and finished her tour of service at the Navy at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton in October 2012.  She currently is a staff Obstetrician and Gynecologist at North County Health Services and Tri City Medical Center.   She is also a 200 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher through the Soul of Yoga Institute.



Enroll Now – Tuition $360 until 8/9/19; $450 Thereafter