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March 8–13, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights
Continuing Education Credits

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

Jacci Gruninger
Jacci Gruninger

Jacci Gruninger, MS, E-RYT, YT, RPYT, is a Pranakriya and Kripalu Yoga teacher. She did her 200-hour training while in her fifth month of pregnancy, and attributes her pregnancy experience to her yoga, pranayama, and…
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For yoga teachers, doulas, and midwives who are experienced yoga practitioners (min. 2 years).

Learn how to help pregnant women enhance their experience of pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond. You learn the anatomy and physiology of the growing fetus and how this produces changes in the mother’s body during each trimester. Every morning of this 35-hour training begins with a prenatal yoga class in which you wear a “pregnant belly” for each trimester to simulate the experience of moving in a prenatal body. Class is followed by theory, practical application, and practice teaching.

Topics include

  • Fetal development
  • Physiological and hormonal changes in the mother’s body
  • Tools to help moms-to-be respond to these changes
  • Appropriate asanas, assists, pranayama, sounding, and meditation for each trimester.

Leave feeling confident about leading and sequencing a prenatal yoga class, including language, visualization, partner prenatal yoga, and hands-on assists. You learn ways to market yourself as a prenatal yoga teacher, and other opportunities in this realm of yoga.

Note Tuition includes a manual. A pre-training assignment can be found here. This Level 1 training is the first of a two-part Yoga Alliance–certified prenatal yoga teacher certification. Find out more about Yoga Alliance–certification here.

Note Level 2 will be offered September 13–18, 2015. Registration opening soon.

CE Credits
This program is eligible for
  • 25.5 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
  • 25.5 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge