For Prenatal Caregivers, Yoga Teachers, Doulas & Women who want to learn much more about her own Pregnancy and Labor.
Yoga for Labor ™ is not simply a modification of Asana, it is a complete body, mind, spiritual development practice that creates the circumstances for best labor & delivery outcomes for both mother and baby.
Yoga for Labor
$1599 85hr Yoga Alliance Guidelines Course
Next Training: 4 weekends- April 7-29th, 2018
What is Yoga for Labor ™ and why does it matter?
Yoga for Labor is my own trademarked synthesis of Hatha and Kundalini asana, (or postures) specifically designed to support a mother’s changing body in pregnancy and to prepare her for the work of labor. Most pregnancy yoga classes are either too strenuous for the average woman or are downright counter-productive for labor. Just because you can do a posture, doesn’t mean you should do that posture! Many teachers of pregnancy yoga have either never been pregnant, or have had challenges in labor as a result of the very work that they have spent years cultivating.
Look, I LOVE 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 a 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?
The time of pregnancy is one of the most marked periods of personal transformation in a woman’s life. Not simply because she is having a child or two, but because her concepts of herself as a woman, mother, wife, friend, daughter, confidant and creator are evolving as well. More women choose to begin a yoga practice during pregnancy over any other time. The practice of Yoga during pregnancy has long been established as a safe and effective mechanism for mental, emotional and physical stability by doctors, midwives and other maternal healthcare practitioners worldwide. I take this work even further into my teachings of Yoga for Labor.
My own experience with this power during pregnancy led to 2 incredible home births that were unlike anything I had ever heard of before. This sparked a curiosity and drive within me to not only learn more but to apply what I had learned to teach others. After all, I am not magic, and if I could have labors that were unheard of, then other women could too.