PRENATAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Blooma’s Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training is all about finding the goddess inside, as you learn to support women through all four trimesters of pregnancy, including the postpartum period. You will be trained in a sequence that is specifically designed to empower and prepare women for birth, and develop the tools you need to create your own fun, safe, and empowering sequences.

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Blooma is a registered Prenatal Yoga School with the Yoga Alliance. This 85-Hour Training is open to aspiring or experienced yoga teachers, doulas, midwives, OB’s, labor and delivery nurses, and mamas. Teachers with a current RYT200 designation with Yoga Alliance may register as a RPYT upon completion of this training. Blooma provides a unique experience with our focus on all trimesters and postpartum during this comprehensive training that has gone international. Our training is a one of a kind experience and has changed the lives of 1,000’s of woman. You will leave our training prepared to lead a beautiful prenatal practice that builds a mother’s confidence, strength, connects her to baby, and uplifts her mind, body, and spirit.

MODULE 1

Blooma’s Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training draws from a rich history of birthing wisdom, and will take you through a journey as you explore your own beliefs surrounding birth.

Our training provides an abundance of information about labor, birth, and why yoga is beneficial for this specific stage in a woman’s journey. We explore a sequence that fits mothers in all trimesters and encourages empowerment and strength that is necessary for pregnancy and birth. During Blooma’s training you will learn far more than how to teach modifications for pregnancy. You will gain comprehensive knowledge of anatomy during and after pregnancy, and will be introduced to wellness and childbirth education philosophies that can support birthing mamas. You will also examine the emotional and physical challenges a woman may face during labor and childbirth, and how as a prenatal yoga instructor, you can help prepare her for that experience. The weekend is full of connection, movement, guest speakers and fun! You not only discover how to be an advocate for yoga and birth, but what birth really means to you as a woman in this day and age.

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MODULE 2

During our second weekend together, we will dive deeper into prenatal yoga, the postpartum period, and your development as a teacher. We will look at the connections of pain and fear, and how they affect birth. You will learn how to hold space and ask the “right” questions to explore what many mothers hold deep in their hearts and bring into their labors. Guest speakers from our birth community will share their knowledge about the 4th trimester; you will gain insight about the mind/body connection of the postnatal mama, and discover what poses, rest, nutrition, and support she will need after her birth. You will create your own sequence, spend time practice teaching, and will be introduced to a sequence that mamas can practice with their new babies to encourage bonding. Our training is led with the intention that every student will identify their strengths, develop confidence, and find their own voice to use when teaching yoga to prenatal and postpartum mamas.

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PREREQUISITES
Prerequisites for Module 1:
  1. Ten hours of participation/observation at Blooma’s Prenatal Yoga Classes (included in your tuition) *for out-of-towner’s please use the Be Blooma Well DVD for these hours

  2. Read and write a review of Active Birth by Janet Balaskas (Due two months after training)

  3. Read and write a review of Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin (Due two months after training)

Prerequisites for Module 2:
  1. Completion of Blooma’s Level 1 or Module 1 Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

  2. Read and write a review of Birthing From Within by Pam England. (Due two months after training)

  3. Watch and write a review Business of Being Born. (Due two months after training)

MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

Sarah Longacre: (E-RYT200 / RYT500 / RPYT) is the a mother and owner/founder of Blooma, a prenatal & postnatal yoga and wellness studio in the Twin Cities. She is a RPYT certified yoga teacher and a birth doula who has nurtured, comforted, inspired, and educated thousands of women on their pregnancy and mothering journeys. For 17 years, Sarah has worked with pregnant women at yoga studios, hospitals, and in their homes. A native Minnesotan, Sarah completed her doula training in Portland, Oregon. in 2001. In 2004, she journeyed to Santa Cruz, California. to train with Robin Sale, the founder of Whole Birth Yoga. Other influences in Sarah’s approach to prenatal yoga and pregnancy include yogini Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, birth educator Pam England, and the many mamas who have welcomed Sarah to be a part of their birth journeys.


Betsy Sundell: (E-RYT200, RPYT, YACEP) completed her yoga teacher training through the Yoga Center of Minneapolis 230 hour Yoga Study Program. She is an experienced Postnatal Yoga teacher. The love for nurturing the mother and child bond grew into another passion, prenatal yoga. Betsy studied with both Sarah Longacre and Stacy Seebart through Blooma’s Prenatal yoga trainings. She trained under Katie Wise in Boulder, Colorado and then develop her own teacher training based on the wisdom of her teachers and of her own experience. Other credentials include a Masters degree in Education, Bachelor of Arts in Dance and English and a Certification in Participatory Arts and Research.


WHAT MAKES OUR TRAINING SPECIAL?

Since 2010, Blooma’s Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training has spanned SIX countries and EIGHT different states. Beyond yoga, our training focuses on the bodies and minds of women during pregnancy and postpartum. Led by experienced yoga instructors, and doulas, this training goes beyond the typical training experience

 

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