Throughout UB's prenatal yoga teacher training program you'll learn to effectively guide pregnant students in safe and constructive yoga techniques specific to pregnancy and childbirth. Stacy will lead you in exploring the specific needs of pregnant yoga students, how yoga can benefit expectant mothers, as well as yoga, breathing, and meditation for comfort during labor and birth and much more. This special course is appropriate for pregnant mothers, midwives, doulas, doctors, and health and childbirth educators in addition to yoga instructors. Program topics and activities:
Iyengar Yoga for Motherhood: Safe Practice for Expectant & New Mothers by Geeta S. Iyengar, Rita Keller, Kerstin Khattab, & 2 more
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation by Pam England, Rob Horowitz
Conscious Birthing: Yoga and Meditation for Pregnancy by Theresa Jamieson
The Female Pelvis Anatomy & Exercises Paperback by Blandine Calais-Germain
"This is such a wonderful training program. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn techniques for best navigating the mental and physical challenges of pregnancy and childbirth, whether they are an aspiring prenatal yoga teacher, mom-to-be, doctor, doula or midwife -- really, anyone.
Stacy has been teaching yoga since 2006, after completing a month-long 200-hour training through the Yandara Yoga Institute in Baja, Mexico. She teaches, in an intuitive and calm manner, a flowing hatha style, with a focus on safe physical alignment, strength, and balance. After the birth of her first child in 2009, Stacy became certified to teach pre and postnatal yoga and has since taught well over 500 hours of prenatal, postnatal, mother-baby, and prenatal partner yoga classes. As well, she is certified in hypnosis for birthing and enjoys helping women find comfort in natural childbirth. She created and leads Urban Breath Yoga’s 85-hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training program, which offers yoga teachers, OB/GYNs, midwives, doulas, and others who work with pregnancy and birth an opportunity to bring yoga techniques into their work in a meaningful and valuable way. Stacy’s instruction in the Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, as well as as a lead instructor of UB’s 200-hour Foundational Yoga Teacher Training, combines a wealth of knowledge in yoga and pregnancy/birth with an ability to inspire and prepare individuals to lead practices in a meaningful, relevant way.