EMBODIED PRENATAL YOGA: THE ART OF HOLDING AND CREATING SPACE


PROGRAM INFO

30-HOUR ONLINE COURSE

Y7’s Embodied Prenatal Yoga course is a foundational approach to understanding prenatal yoga through the viewpoint of a birthworker.

Through this perspective you will learn about traditional birthwork practices and teachings of India, West Africa, Cuba, Mexico, and China and how it can be worked into our modern prenatal and birth practices. You will learn how to safely instruct yoga to those preparing for birth in order for them to connect with their bodies during a vulnerable time. This course will encompass inclusive and affirming language, understanding how to teach prenatal bodies, and how to create unique and efficient offerings in person and virtually.

This course is open to anyone with a 200 hr Yoga certification, certified doulas, birthworkers, or those looking to deepen their understanding of the prenatal practice. We welcome all identities that are striving to be a part of the catalyst of how birthing folx are supported on and off the mat. This course was created by Amanda Gloria Valdes, a 500+ hr RYT and YACEP, full spectrum doula, and advocate. Segments of the course will be taught by industry birthwork and prenatal yoga professionals and change makers.

Y7’s Prenatal Yoga Program is accredited with Yoga Alliance and counts as 30 hours towards Y7’s 300-Hour Teacher Training.



SCHEDULE

WINTER 2022
DECEMBER 5 – DECEMBER 11


6pm – 9pm EST / 3pm – 6pm PST:
Monday Dec 5
Tuesday Dec 6
Wednesday Dec 7
Thursday Dec 8

12pm – 6pm EST / 9am – 3pm PST:
Saturday Dec 10
Sunday Dec 11

Lead Instructor: Amanda Gloria Valdes
Supporting Instructors: Brandi Ryans, Daniel Sannito

All sessions hosted virtually via Zoom.


CURRICULUM

  • Benefits of yoga for pregnancy and birth
  • Explore the three trimesters of pregnancy + Sequencing according to Trimester
  • Stages of Birth
  • Prenatal Anatomy
  • Mantra & Affirmations
  • Trans & Queer Inclusivity for Yoga
  • Social Equity and Birthing System

  • Essential Oils for Prenatal Yoga
  • Restorative & Yin
  • Yoga Alignment and Inclusion of Props
  • Holistic Exploration of Womb Care
  • Doula Panel
  • Learn how to adapt to your environment, navigate technology, and hold space virtually
  • Pranayama for Birthing Folx

Program includes 20% off all Y7 merch.


SCHOLARSHIPS

The availability, practice and benefits of yoga have not been made accessible to most BIPOC communities.
Y7 is proud to offer full scholarship opportunities for BIPOC folx in our 30-hour Prenatal Yoga Course. Scholarships are available to those with financial need who are involved in service within their community and strive to share the practice and learnings of yoga through teaching.

Scholarship applications for our Winter 2022 Prenatal Yoga Training have closed. The recipient will be notified by November 22.


PREREQUISITES

No prior yoga training is required to enroll in this program. All practitioners and birthworkers are encouraged to join.


PRICING

Full Tuition: $600
Or 3 interest-free payments of $200/month.

Additional payment plans available for as low as $54/month. Click below to enroll and prequalify through Affirm.


MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

Amanda Gloria Valdes I arrive in space with the mission to utilize the practice of Yoga, Meditation, and the Arts as a catalyst for social change and social equity. Community building has been a passion for me for as long as I can remember. I strive to support my community as a Yoga and Meditation guide, teacher training program manager/curator, and mentor. I take pride in creating non-traditional spaces to practice yoga, meditation, and arts enrichment by building programs centering BIPOC, LGTBQ+, and birthing folx. In 2012 I was certified as a Vinyasa Yoga teacher and began teaching in New York City. In the following years I became a 500+ hr E- RYT and YACEP member. My offerings are informed by History & Philosophy, Bhakti Yoga (studied in Rishikesh, India), Energy, Subtle Body, Ayurveda, Inversions, Meditation, Katonah Yoga and more. I am passionate about supporting birthing folx as a full spectrum doula via Sumi’s Touch, Prenatal/ Postnatal Yoga, Womb Wellness Education, and training. My Yoga and Meditation offerings and training span from Y7 Studio, New York University Global Spiritual Department, zoom, and maybe your local park!

Daniel Sannito is a 500-hr E-RYT based in Charlotte, NC. Daniel moves through this world as a trans, non-binary activist, educator, and facilitator of yoga and meditation. They are one of the 7 co-founders of the Trans Yoga Project, a group of wellness educators committed to creating equitable and affirming spaces for trans and queer communities. Daniel completed their first yoga teacher training nearly 10 years ago and, like many, experienced profound healing through deepening their connection to Self. In this space of healing, Daniel found liberation and full expression in their gender and identity, while cultivating a deep connection to community. Daniel dedicates their voice to creating welcoming and affirming spaces for all humans to explore and connect to their own hearts deeply and fully. Alongside their yoga asana and meditation classes, Daniel leads workshops and trainings focused on education to support those learning how to best hold space for LGBTQIAP individuals. 

Brandi Ryans infuses a western based massage practice with the ancient healing approach of Chinese Medicine and Astrology.  She tailors each session to her clients’ unique needs, employing the restorative power of essential oils to balance the mind and body. Her multifaceted approach to healing works to remove doubt and fear from the physical and spiritual self and opens the channels in the body to compassion, forgiveness and love. Brandi is also a prenatal and vinyasa yoga teacher and teaches workshops and teacher trainings infusing essential oils with yin yoga.


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