at Circle Yoga
February 16-18, 2018
The early months of motherhood are incredible, challenging, and life-changing. The 20-hour Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training at Circle Yoga provides a comprehensive approach to supporting moms and their babies during this time – yoga to connect with their postpartum bodies, mindfulness to ease the mental and emotional transition, and creating community so moms feel safe and supported on and beyond their mats.
- A yoga teacher who wants to teach private or group postnatal yoga classes
- A doula looking for additional tools to support her clients after delivery
- A therapist or social worker interested in learning new techniques for working with postpartum patients
- A new mom (or mom to be!) who wants to safely practice yoga and bring mindfulness into her life with a newborn
- Anyone interested in supporting women in early motherhood in individual or group settings
Participants should have a regular yoga practice, but there is no requirement for 200-hour certification or other previous yoga teacher training. Given the nature of this training, participants are welcome to bring infants who are not yet crawling as needed.
Participants will learn:
- Anatomy and physiology of the postpartum body – learn about the the effects of pregnancy and childbirth on mom’s body as well as common injuries and conditions
- Asana and pranayama – learn which poses and breathing techniques are appropriate to support recovery, build strength, and promote deep relaxation
- Sequencing and flexibility – learn how to sequence a class that incorporates moms and babies and strategies to use when the babies decide to change the plan
- Baby yoga – learn movement exercises that are developmentally-appropriate for babies 6 weeks to pre-crawling
- Mindfulness practices – learn mindfulness techniques to help new moms create more calm and ease in their lives
- Creating community – learn how to hold space for your students in class and how to support them in additional ways at or beyond your studio
At the end of the weekend training you will feel confident and empowered to support postpartum women and help them integrate yoga, mindfulness, and community into their daily lives.
All participants will receive a 20-hour Postnatal Yoga Certification (which can be used for Continuing Education hours with Yoga Alliance) upon completion of the full training weekend, class observations, and a personal reflection.
Elizabeth Hubley has worked with hundreds of pregnant women and new moms through group and private yoga classes, mamas circles, and individual coaching. She has been teaching yoga for over 8 years and recently completed a year-long Perinatal Mental Health Champion training program with Mary’s Center. Elizabeth has led trainings and workshops for yoga teachers, birth and postpartum doulas, sleep professionals, massage therapists, social workers, and other birth professionals. After the birth of her daughter in 2015, Elizabeth was shocked at the lack of support for new mothers and has since dedicated much of her time to education, community-building, and connecting moms to the growing birth and postpartum resources in DC. She is thrilled to combine her professional expertise with her personal experience as a yogi and mother to this training and to share her fierce passion for supporting new mamas with you.
Friday, February 16 — 2:00-8:00 pm
Saturday, February 17 — 1:00-8:00 pm
Sunday, February 18 — 12:00-5:00 pm
Fees and Registration
The fee for the Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training at Circle Yoga is $495. Payments will be made as follows:
Due upon registration – $95 Non-refundable Deposit
Due Jan. 15, 2018 – $400 Registration Fee
If you need to cancel your registration, please do so at least 2 weeks in advance of the training weekend, and your fee will be refunded minus the $95 non-refundable deposit. Sorry, no refunds will be given for cancellations made after February 1.
I’ve really enjoyed Elizabeth’s postnatal yoga classes and they are one of the things I will miss most from maternity leave. After first trying other postnatal classes in the area, I knew to expect a supportive and baby-centric environment but what sets her classes apart is her super easy-to-follow instruction and the perfect choice of moves for the physical demands of being a new mom. Especially valuable for me has been the help with posture and baby lifting/carrying positions. Each class left me feeling limber and rejuvenated. The bonus on top of all that has been the wonderful sense of community that developed with the other moms in the class. These classes have been the perfect weekly “me” time and I only wish I found them earlier in my maternity leave. -Emily Cohn, Silver Spring, MD