“Birthing a child also births an aspect of ourselves.
This is a journey of Initiation unlike any other.”
– Kristen Eykel MHt.
I LOVE pregnancy yoga and anyone who teaches yoga gets a gold star from me because it is a serious blessing to our planet.
But let’s face it, Pregnancy and Labor are specific conditions in any woman’s life – just as specific as preparing for a marathon.
I mean really, would you want your average school gym coach to train you for the Boston Marathon? Or would you search out the best running coach you could find for your best outcomes? Why should Prenatal Yoga be any different?
Becoming a mother is always hard, but it is even more so now since the Pandemic has changed everything. The rules of birthing, hospitals and in being too close contact with well-meaning strangers has caused all of us to reassess our options.
You see the challenges of birthing in a way way that works for you and your family,. In your decision to birth your way, new tools are required for the physical work for labor and mental preparation for birth.
Kristen Eykel’s Yoga for Labor ® Certification is so unique, it is a Registered Trademark in the United States.
This is not learning modification of Asana from some other form of yoga taught by men – this is its own discipline created for modern mothers. Kristen Eykel’s Yoga for Labor ® is a complete body, mind, spiritual empowerment practice that creates the circumstances for best labor & delivery outcomes for both the mother and her baby.
Do you Know –
- The Doctor (OB) & L/DR Nurses are not tasked for labor support in most hospital births?
- Most OB/GYN and Labor & Delivery Nurses have never experienced an unmedicated, natural home birth?
- Beginning at home before birth, what are the hallmarks for the stages of Labor?
- What preparation is required if a doula or labor support person is unavailable?
- How will the Laboring Mother get what she needs?
By supporting a women’s inner strength through pregnancy, labor and childbirth, an aspect of self is birthed as well. This renewal affects every aspect of a women’s life, from her career, marriage personal identity as well as all other relationships more positively when women discover how powerful they truly are.
What is Kristen Eykel’s Yoga for Labor ® Certification and why does it matter?
Kristen Eykel’s Yoga for Labor ® is a trademarked system of classic Hatha and Kundalini yoga asana, (or postures) combined with the pain-altering practice of powerful breathwork from Pranayama. This is woven with my unique Hypnosis for Labor ™ and Meditation techniques not found anywhere else.
Most pregnancy yoga classes are either too strenuous for the average woman or are downright counter-productive for labor. Just because she can do a posture, doesn’t mean that she should do that posture!
Many teachers of pregnancy yoga have either never been pregnant, or have had challenges themselves in labor as a result of the practice that they spent years cultivating in the wrong directions.
This 20 hour CEU course empowers yoga teachers, birth doulas and labor support teams with the most fundamental components of Kristen Eykel’s Yoga for Labor ® to empower the mothers they support for a lifetime.
This Yoga Alliance CEU 20 hour training helps to sharpen the 200 hr yoga teacher’s practice with a more targeted understanding of Kristen Eykel’s Yoga for Labor ® benefits and practice.
This is a slice from the full 85 hr YA RPYT Teacher Training – a powerful, accredited curriculum that offers an in-depth training in Kristen Eykel’s Yoga for Labor ®.
- Physiology of Birth
- Psycho-Spiritual & Emotional considerations
- Plus, includes a peek inside the Doula’s perspective for best labor and postpartum support practices.
Become a world-class teacher for women during one of the most important moments of any woman’s life. This is one of the most personally & professionally rewarding journeys that you may ever undertake as well!
I‘m honored to share this unique certification practice for mothers, babies, teachers and labor support teams through Sacred Circle Teachings & Kristen Eykel’s Yoga for Labor ® Teacher Training Certification. This couse is 100% online, done at your own pace and accessible to you right now, no matter where you live.
Mothers worldwide need more support than they can often easily find. YOU becoming her teacher, guide and support can help her to create a more empowered version of herself when she needs it the most.
What You Will Learn
This 20 hour CEU certification course for yoga teachers, birth doulas and labor support teams gives practical definition & training for the most fundamental & supportive components of Kristen Eykel’s Yoga for Labor ®.
Mothers worldwide need more support than they can often easily find. YOU becoming her teacher, guide and support helps her to create a more empowered version of herself when she needs it the most.
Hi Kristen- I was planning on coming to class last….later that evening, contractions were getting closer together and I was admitted at 11pm. 12 hours later and with 3 pushes, Baby J.R. was anxious & entered this world 3 1/2 weeks earlier than expected via VBAC! He was 7.4 lbs @ 21″.
I did it and it was the best decision I’ve made for myself, baby, and delivery experience.
I want to thank you (and all the moms) for giving me the strength and courage to stay committed to my decision despite the little support I received outside of your class. It was an experience I’ll never forget. We’re recovering and transitioning well!!
I just want to thank you for your understanding and constant support. I know in my heart that taking the pregnancy yoga, immersing myself in female empowerment, and being held in an environment that allowed me to SAFELY work on my teaching space (being able to speak and be heard) were all the stepping stones to this moment..
The fear of persecution has followed me around in many lifetimes and I was finally strong enough to face it and release it. I couldn’t have done it without your guidance.
Even though we were working on pregnancy yoga, it shifted my whole being and you modeled to me that I can be a woman who is empowered and will be listened to when I speak my truth. When I would get scared, I would think back to you and it would give me reassurance that I could face this.
I can’t thank you enough and I am so grateful that I have a teacher who is such a strong woman. With eternal gratitude.
I’ve had the unique privilege of serving alongside Kristen as a birth doula. Over my 7 year practice, I’ve found that birth reveals the truth of who we are. There is nowhere to hide in the labor room. When Kristen stepped in, the whole room shifted. The mother, who had been having a hard time, was instantly calmed by Kristen’s soothing and reassuring energy. Not only did Kristen nurture the laboring woman, she supported everyone in the room- the father, the grandmother, the nursing staff. I was supposed to be there for Kristen, but when she noticed I was tired, she gave me an exquisite neck massage. That one example (and I have many like it) says everything about the kind of person Kristen is.
The teaching style has deepened my understanding of pregnancy yoga. I had done the poses many times while pregnant and totally got them physically ,but during this training, I got way more of an energetic understanding. For me it has been my own internal work. I’m so happy to have cleared out some of my baggage so I can be of service to others.
This course was very, very valuable to me. I’m so happy that I was completely unreasonable and said yes to signing up. I feel like I’ve gotten so aligned with my purpose. My relationships are transformed and I’m contributing to others. So happy!
I met Kristen through her yoga classes and immediately knew she was an exceptional human being. So when I saw she was offering Reiki training I jumped at the opportunity to train with her.
3 Reiki trainings, 2 yoga teacher trainings (200RYT and RPYT), reiki/hypnosis sessions, and 1 year later, and I can confidently say that Kristen’s trainings have transformed me – her trainings invited me to find deeper meaning in my life, allowing me to become a better and more fulfilled human being in every possible way.
I could not recommend Kristen enough. Her teachings are incredibly informative, empowering, and authentic. She has a way about her that no other teacher/mentor can match – she is a true inspiration.
We are blessed to have Kristen in our world!
The BEST PRENATAL YOGA class ever. Kristen is AMAZING. This class is not only a prenatal yoga class, but also a preparation for birth class. I started going to class at 13 weeks pregnant just to ‘get more flexible’ but got so much more out of the class. I went at least once a week up until 39 weeks pregnant. I had my baby two weeks ago and my labor and delivery was only 3 hours and I am a first time mom. I truly believe that going to this class, as well as doing my ‘homework’ and yoga poses at home influenced my pregnancy and recovery in the most positive way. I learned my body, was attuned at the mental practice that goes into pregnancy and delivery, and was able to adjust and practice all my yoga poses throughout pregnancy (and during labor) to make me feel more comfortable. Please do yourself a huge favor and attend this class consistently. Give it a chance, every class is somewhat different as Kristen adjusts the class based on the needs of the students. Each class session is slightly different, therefore, you are always learning something new. My mom and sisters were amazed at my 3 hours, no epidural, hospital delivery and as well as my recovery (I’m almost at my pre pregnancy weight) and they also think it’s from all of my ‘marathon training’ aka my yoga classes, additional Pilates, and walking that helped my body truly prepare for my little cute yoga baby who just came right out. He did yoga with my for 6 months so I truly think my little one was prepared to come out as well. Please go to this class!!! (P.S. I had never done yoga prior to this class, so it is for all levels. I still can’t touch my toes completely, but I am much better!). Thank you KRISTEN!
“I recommend working with Kristen because she makes you feel like you are the center of her universe while you share space with her. She seems to know exactly what you need and how to help you, even if you can’t articulate it – and even if you don’t know yourself! Through yoga and hypnotherapy, she helped me stay grounded when, while in my third trimester of pregnancy, I grappled with the aftermath of realizing I had been raped ten years before. Kristen fills every room she enters with light and positivity, and her quiet enthusiasm and peaceful energy moored me throughout what was, and still is, a tumultuous and emotional process. It is safe to say that working with Kristen has the potential to change your life!”
I came in to this program knowing next to nothing about pregnancy/labor and even less about prenatal yoga but after the first day Kristen’s knowledge and passion absolutely blossomed within myself.
The reading materials, lectures, guest speakers and practice teaching/observing has instilled a lot of information, comprehension, confidence, and (in my opinion, most importantly-) passion for this service to provide for our tribe.