PRENATAL/POSTNATAL TEACHER TRAINING
We are so proud to debut our first Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training. After 9 years of hosting 200 hour trainings, and over a year of creation, we are ready to share the wealth of knowledge and expertise we have in teaching pregnant populations. This program is fully approved through the Yoga Alliance for your RPYT-85 credentialing.
This hybrid program is designed for both the certified yoga instructor looking to increase their range and skillset, as well as other fitness and wellness professionals looking to add knowledge of how to hold space for pregnant bodies.
Our Prenatal Teacher Training program designed specifically for a hybrid experience. In person sessions will be offered in Chicago, but the entire training is also available virtually to join from wherever you are!
Immerse yourself in learning at your own pace with the option of joining in person. Enjoy the journey to becoming a teacher customized to your unique schedule.
In-person Training Weekends:
*All lectures available simultaneously on Zoom. Monthly mentor meetings will be arranged at the first meeting
Zen Yoga Garage is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance for 200 hour Training (RYS200), and the 200 hr program has been running since October 2013. Our Prenatal training is undergoing review through Yoga Alliance, and we will proudly announce as soon as we receive final Yoga Alliance approval. Until we receive final approval, this training will be available as Continuing Education.
Our Prenatal Teacher Training will equip you to safely guide students through all stages of their pregnancy journey and beyond. We emphasize intelligent sequencing and will guide you through prenatal appropriate modifications. You will learn best practices in leading practitioners through strength work, breathwork, and asana. We have leading specialists coming to present in depth lectures based on the pelvic floor, hormonal changes, and guiding the emotional body through pregnancy, labor, and the first year of the postpartum period
PYTT at ZYG: A Fully INCLUSIVE Approach
In depth analysis of prenatal anatomy and asana
Connect the Prenatal practice to the greater yoga linage and philosophy
Learn to teach Prenatal Yoga in a MODERN world; discover how to be inclusive of ALL birthing people
We utilize the strengths of our very best teachers to lead you in the moment. They bring their own voice to the material and present it as they see fit. Their input into what they provide comes from their own passion and their own perspective, which keeps it fresh and exciting for you as students. And between all of us, you will not find more real hands on experience and actual teaching time in all different scenarios.
You will love your decision to complete your PYTT at ZYG. We would love to have you!
What sets us apart?
You will not learn a set sequence in this training.
We will guide you through best practices in teaching prenatal yoga. You will learn how to guide through Pranayama, Asana, and Meditation, as well as how to shape experiences based on energy level and trimester. You will learn how to create classes rooted in both Vinyasa, as well as strength, and how to teach a Bring Your Own Baby Yoga Class!
You will be part of a GROWING community of teachers and students
We believe joining our teacher training means you are a lifelong mentee. We will provide you with focused mentorship throughout the program, but will continue to support your prenatal teaching journey through our network of teachers, doulas, and members.
We will provide you with more information rather than less.
We will provide you with resources on how to support your students through their journey from fertility through the post partum period. You will learn concrete information based on anatomy and science, and as well as philosophical approaches
We offer a truly INCLUSIVE training.
Our training is geared towards guiding birthing people of all genders, body sizes, races, and orientations. We start from within to give tools on holding space for ALL people in their pregnancy journeys, and shine a light on underserved populations and ways to support them!