"If we are to realize peace and harmony in the world the time has come for us to dedicate ourselves to the re-awakening of motherhood." Amma
Pregnancy is a time in a woman's life when she experiences dynamic, physiological changes. You will gain a thorough understanding of these changes so that you can adjust your instruction for each prenatal student. In this section you will learn how to sequence your prenatal classes and provide alternative variations to students depending on their stage of pregnancy.
It is absolutely necessary for anyone teaching to pregnant and postpartum women to be knowledgeable about common pathologies seen during pregnancy and the postpartum period in order to maintain safe standards of practice. Yoga and other holistic practices can be a great source of comfort to pregnant women.
You will gain a wealth of knowledge to offer your students about alternative modalities that will help to bring them relief.
This program provides a complete basic foundation in prenatal and early postnatal yoga instruction. You do not need to be a yoga teacher or have a certification to attend. Any style of yoga is welcomed.
Gain knowledge and confidence in all areas of instruction, including:
Modules: Level 1/1-10 Appropriate technology for birth:State of Health Care and Birth in the USA; The Awakening of Motherhood Anatomy and physiology Structuring a prenatal/postnatal class, sequencing, general routine of poses Attending 2 classes with E-RYT Effects of stress on mother-baby; Breathing and relaxation techniques Common discomforts of pregnancy; Therapeutic application with alternative modalities Optimal Fetal Position (dealing with occiput posterior, breech, and asyncliticpresentations) normal labor and birth Early postpartum period Satsang - chanting, meditation, kirtan
Colette Crawford, BSN, E-RYT founder of Seattle Holistic Center.
I began yoga as a teenager in the late 1960’s with my mother and took my first classes with Maria Svoboda. I attended Richard Schactel’s first yoga teacher training and was certified in 1986, and then in 1992 through BKS Iyengar. My greatest teacher and the source of constant inspiration on this path is my Guru, Mata Amritandamayi, or Amma, as she is known. It is through Amma, I am learning the true essence of yoga and spiritual living.
I am an experienced registered nurse specializing in maternal/child health, labor and delivery and childbirth education. The inspiration for the prenatal yoga program came from my public health nursing days when I weaved in yoga poses with childbirth education for women who were hospitalized. During these years I worked with pregnant and parenting teens and was the president of the Snohomish County Teen Pregnancy Task Force.
I have assisted hundreds of women in labor and early postpartum care, including being a lactation specialist. Since 1989 I have taught prenatal yoga to thousands of women, their families and yoga teachers from all over the world. Another one of my specialties is therapeutic yoga. In 1992 I created Heal Your Back as a result of my own healing journey using yoga after I had suffered a severe back injury in a car accident while eight months pregnant.
My commitment is to helping you on your journey of health, healing and spiritual growth. I am dedicated to assisting women and their families to actualize their inner wisdom to birth and parent consciously. It has been a gift and privilege to parent my four children with my loving husband, Bruce. The path of family is my email@example.com
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Thursday through Sunday. exact hours to be released.We will begin mid morning on Thursday and end Sunday afternoon. This training is open to healthcare professionals and other perinatal professionals. You do not need to be a yoga teacher.
Partial payments/deposit and payment plan options.
$795 Save and register for all three levels. Normal price: Levels 1-3, $2395 Special pricing: $1995, receive $390 discount when you register for all three levels together Levels 1, 2 or 3 may be taken at different times within a 24 month period from time of registration. With this discount, each level is $665.