About the course
Yoga teachers who teach to the general population need a basic understanding of prenatal yoga to provide safe instruction when pregnant women take regular yoga classes.
This workshop is designed to help yoga teachers and teacher trainees to go a step beyond what was learned in basic teacher training to become more familiar with the unique needs of this population. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the transformations of pregnancy, common discomforts, which asanas are contraindicated, how to appropriately modify poses and ways to adjust your lesson plan to ensure it is beneficial and safe for prenatal yoga students.
This workshop is open to certified yoga teachers and yoga teacher trainees.
5 Yoga Alliance CE hours, $150
Kelly Devi Swails
Kelly Devi Swails, E-RYT, RPYT, CCCE, CLC, MA has actively taught yoga since 2005 and has certifications in Hatha, prenatal, postnatal, restorative and yin yoga. Kelly currently teaches all these forms of yoga, with a specialty in prenatal and women’s yoga. In addition to teaching yoga, Kelly is a certified childbirth educator, birth doula, and lactation counselor. Her extensive work with women and babies in yoga studios and birthing rooms has powerfully influenced her approach to teaching yoga for both women and men of all ages. Kelly also weaves her passion for Vedic astrology and shamanic studies into her classes and workshops. Her students are often inspired by the depth of knowledge, insight and expanded perspective she brings to her teaching.
Kelly has a Master's Degree in Medical Anthropology and Geography and spent many years as a social services program administrator and staff development trainer. This diverse background provides a strong influence on the curriculum for this teacher training and adds a unique perspective for participants in understanding the science of yoga and methods for yoga instruction.