About the course
Immerse yourself in a 3-weekend intensive training in the study of prenatal yoga. Our 85-hour comprehensive pre-natal teacher training curriculum was developed for the all you can yoga™ lifestyle and mission of making yoga accessible to everyone.
Yoga is one of the most natural and powerful tools for a balanced and illuminated pregnancy.
In “The Embodiment of Prenatal Yoga” you will learn how to guide a woman through a safe and empowering yoga practice during each stage of her pregnancy. You will also gain an in-depth knowledge of the pregnant woman and her developing baby.
Enjoy learning in the heart of gorgeous South Tampa with lead teachers, Jessica Freedman and Clare Seng that have a combined 30+ years of teaching experience.
WEEKEND 2: May 9 - 11
WEEKEND 3: May 23 - 25
Thursday and Fridays 5 - 9 PM
Saturdays 8 AM - 5 PM
Sundays 9 AM - 4 PM
Bella Prana Yoga
1112 W. Platt St.
Tampa, FL, 33606
$1,325 Regular Price
- Provide the student with an extensive understanding of the anatomical development of the pregnant woman.
- Teach safe and effective ways to guide the student through her prenatal yoga practice.
- Understanding fetal development and the changes that need to made throughout pregnancy to accommodate both the baby and mother.
- This teacher training will provide you with a balanced curriculum to cement the foundation and building blocks for a successful mind/body yoga experience for your students.
- The Basics of Pregnancy – Anatomy of the Pregnant Woman, Basic Fetal Development, Yoga Poses for Common Pregnancy Ailments
- Risk & Safety Protocols – Including Contraindicated Poses
- Dealing with the Physical & Emotional Aspects of Pregnancy throughout each Trimester – A brief overview of general changes throughout each trimester
- Prop Usage – Detailed Prop Usage for a Comfortable and Effective Practice
- Sequencing & Asana – Including Modifications
- Lower Bandha (Pelvic Floor) Work
- Breath Exercises
- Adjusting the Pregnant Body
- Benefits of a Prenatal Practice & Positive Impacts of Yoga Practice for Labor and Delivery
Jessica Freedman is a graduate of the University of Tampa with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biology. Originally bound for medical school, she had a change of heart after viewing the direction of traditional western medicine. After college, her interest in holistic medicine peaked as did her desire to help people live a healthy and happy life.
She completed her first 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2006 and was trained in prenatal yoga during that time as well. In 2011, she finished an additional 200 hour “Prana Flow” yoga training while pregnant with her first child, deepening her love for this quiet yet strong practice.
Over the last ten years, she has guided hundreds of women through prenatal yoga practices and was blessed to be able to teach during the full duration of both her pregnancies. She feels lucky to have shared all the wonderful aspects of pregnancy with hundreds of women.
During both her pregnancies she was under the care of several amazing women with a combined 50+ years in the pregnancy and birthing field. These women included doulas, acupuncture physicians, naturopaths, midwives, and obstetricians. She had the immense honor and pleasure of being taught the knowledge of these wise women on all things relating to natural and holistic pregnancy and birthing.
The Embodiment of Prenatal is the compilation of everything she’s learned and her own motherly instincts to guide you in your own prenatal yoga journey. Along with her co-teachers Clare Seng, Lisa Wilson, and Amee Joshi, this training will provide you with all the tools you will need to safely lead a pregnant woman through her sacred yoga journey.
Clare Seng is a RYT 200hr Ashtanga Yoga graduate, a certified Prenatal Yoga teacher (RPYT), a children’s yoga teacher and a licensed massage therapist. Clare’s professional background includes a BA from Purdue University and a MA from USF in Counselor Education. These studies have enabled her to assist children and their families in social service for over 10 years. She has a passion for the expectant mother and guiding her through her pregnancy journey. With this love for community, Clare weaves her experience with children, mothers and families to create a truly loving, balanced mind-body yoga practice. When not on the mat, Clare enjoys being mom to her 5-year-old daughter, Stella, and their border collie, Graham.
Lisa first stepped on to her yoga mat in 1999 and has now been teaching yoga for over 15 years. She holds E-RYT-200, RPYT (prenatal) and RCYT (childrens) certifications from Yoga Alliance. Lisa teaches yoga to a variety of different populations throughout the community including seniors, young children, injured military veterans and their. caregivers. Her role as a teacher began over 15 years ago with prenatal yoga while pregnant with her first child. Since that time, she has helped support over 2000 women through the practice of yoga during their pregnancy and in the months/years following in mommy and baby yoga fitness classes. She has a richly creative approach fueled by the infinite creative potential within the Vinyasa flow form of hatha yoga. Music, dance, pranayama breath work, aroma therapy, mindfulness meditation and Ayurvedic principles inform her teaching style making the classroom and yoga mat her canvas. Her classes are constructed to be challenging yet accessible to all. Students of all ages and levels are encouraged to connect with their “sankulpa” (intention to evolve) within the warm and supportive environment she creates. They also learn ways to more mindfully navigate the landscape of physical, emotional and mental states of being. Lisa’s intension is to teach yoga and meditation as a lifelong source of health, fitness and vitality while inspiring students to be aware of the many benefits of wellbeing that are often simply an inhale & exhale away.
Amee Joshi, DO, E-RYT 230 has a passion for the health and well being of women. As a family practice physician she enjoys the role of guiding women towards their optimal health. In 2009 she completed her yoga teacher training with Asheville School of Yoga and began teaching yoga at that time. She continued her education as a yoga teacher and completed her Prenatal Yoga certification in 2010 with Asheville School of Yoga. Amee subsequently completed a Prenatal Teacher training with Illuminated Living in 2016. Amee has felt an incredible call to nurture and empower mothers. She believes nothing is more important than supporting mothers for the highest good of our society. Yoga is a perfect way to prepare for physical and mental changes endured in pregnancy and labor, delivery and motherhood. She sees yoga as a time to nourish, nurture and heal oneself during the challenges and joys motherhood brings. With Amee’s background in Medicine and Dance she weaves an eclectic blend of styles into her offerings. Her teaching style ranges from deeply restorative and yin to strong vinyasa and incorporates music, literature and guided meditations in her classes.
1. The course curriculum shows 72 contact hours, however, please allow for 15-30 minutes of overflow time each session so we may get our 75 contact hours in.
2. If you are unable to make a day, please make arrangements with Jessica to make up those hours.
3. Makeup hours may include (but not limited to)- Private one-on-one study with her via Skype sessions or other. Shadowing approved prenatal teacher’s classes.
4. Please make sure you arrive at least 5 minutes prior to class in order to set up and get situated.
5. There are several lunch places within walking distance of the studio for your convenience.
6. Graduation Day will be the final Sunday of class.
7. This is a Yoga Alliance certified program which will allow you to teach Prenatal Yoga in a myriad of places that are more discerning, i.e. hospitals, women’s centers, doctor’s offices.