Teacher Training

PRENATAL 101: A Confidence Booster for Teachers

Sunday June 23rd, 9am-5pm at Now Yoga, 61 4th Avenue, New York, NY 10003

Most yoga teachers at some point will have a pregnant student come to their class and feel unsure about the best way to take care of them. This continuing education workshop is open to all teachers and teachers-in-training who want to feel more confident welcoming pregnant students in their non-prenatal yoga classes. If you’re considering taking a prenatal certification in the future this is also a good way to dip your toes into the material.

What we’ll cover:

– Basic physiology of pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period;
– Modifications for common yoga poses, transitions, and practices;
– How to support mom without losing the flow of the rest of your class;
– Debunking misinformation about what is and is not safe during pregnancy;
– Red flags and contraindications;
– How the right yoga practice can help prepare for a positive birth and postpartum experience.

This continuing education workshop will include lecture, practice, and conversation; upon completion, students will earn CEU credits with the Yoga Alliance. This training will also count toward an advanced 300-hour certification from Now Yoga.

Now Yoga 200-hr Training

Join me, Edward Jones, Frank Mauro and Joe Miller for Now Yoga’s 200 hour yoga teacher training program which is approved by the Yoga Alliance. When you complete the program, you’ll be eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher-200 (RYT-200).

At Now Yoga, we believe that the most effective teaching relies on the student’s own curiosity and investigation. While this training provides all the concrete and practical information you’ll need (including in-depth anatomy, yoga history and philosophy, mediation instruction, Sanskrit terminology, teaching techniques, etc), you’ll be encouraged to engage directly with your own experience of yoga to guide your education.

Over the course of nine weekends, you will develop the skill, knowledge, and confidence to teach an engaging, deep, and safe vinyasa yoga class.

Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga

I am on the faculty at Awakened Life School of Yoga where I developed the curriculum for their 85-hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training which certifies graduates to register with the Yoga Alliance as RPYTs. Our international program is taught immersion-style and fully prepares yoga teachers to support their pregnant students on the journey to motherhood.

My prenatal teacher training curriculum includes the physiology of pregnancy and birth, prenatal asana and pranayama, philosophy, energetics, meditation and teaching methodology.

Please contact me for 2018/2019 teaching course dates and location, or if you would like to book me to teach a prenatal instruction module on your existing teacher training program.Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga


Teaching prenatal yoga could be an intimidating concept; however the faculty at ALSY thoroughly and effectively detailed and instructed us to teach authentically and from the heart, while providing us a vast amount of knowledge and information so that we can relate, educate, support and nurture our students in a safe and loving way. This training has not only helped me in all avenues of instructing fitness, wellness and yoga but also supported me in my personal development.
— Rehana, USA
I loved learning how to teach prenatal yoga. The teachers, Marie and Clare, have a huge amount of knowledge and experience to share. For me it was emotional at times and when this happened, I was offered lots of support and guidance. The course offers many challenges and so much information. I am happy to have the tools to empower women through their pregnancy.
— Corina, Australia
This training came at a perfect time in my life as I am deep into my initiation to womanhood. I feel very confident in my skills to teach pregnant women. More importantly, I feel more in touch with the archetypal feminine wisdom inside me, more inspired to continue my healing work with other women, and more integrated and empowered as a woman.
— Shana, USA