“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 Covid came to town! The rules of birthing, hospitals and in being too close to well-meaning strangers has caused all of us to take a step back and reassess our options.
We see the boom of Covid babies now, and along with it, new tools are required for the real work for labor and preparation for birth. Beginning at home before labor day, how does a pregnant mother support herself? What must she do to prepare if she must go without a doula or extra labor support in the hospital?
When you support the inner strength of the mother, she will birth herself as well. This renewal affects her job, her marriage and other relationships more positively when she discovers what she is made of,.
Yoga for Labor ™ Certification is not simply learning modification of Asana, this is a complete body, mind, spiritual empowerment practice that creates the circumstances for best labor & delivery outcomes for both mother and baby.
What is Yoga for Labor ™ Certification and why does it matter?
Yoga for Labor is my own trademarked synthesis of Hatha and Kundalini yoga asana, (or postures) with Pranayama, plus 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 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 into a more targeted Yoga for Labor understanding.
This is a slice from the full 85 hr YA RPYT Teacher Training – a powerful, accredited curriculum that offers the best in 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 earth shattering moments in. our history. This is also one of the most personally & professionally rewarding journeys that you may ever undertake as well!
I‘m honored to have teamed up with Mommymoon.com to share this unique certification practice for mothers, babies, teachers and labor support teams in our 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 insight to some of the most fundamental & supportive components of 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.
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!
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 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.
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!”
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!!