Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
Learn in detail the art of teaching pre and post natal yoga
July 3 - 10, 2010
with Sonja Rzepski
*This course qualifies for 50 hours continuing-education credit toward Yoga Alliance 500- and Centered Yoga 1100-hour training standards. A 50-hour certificate pertaining specifically to prenatal yoga will be issued upon successful completion.
About the Retreat
Do you know which poses must be eliminated during the second and third trimesters? Or that a pregnant woman should not lie flat on her back after her sixteenth week? This course brings to light practical lessons such as these while detailing the major principles of teaching pregnant and postpartum students.
Using case studies from real life to help elucidate the complexities of teaching this special kind of yoga, this course prepares you to teach a prenatal class with skill and confidence, whether in a group setting or one-on-one.
You will learn about safety issues that affect both mother and child. You will learn how to teach certain poses and breath-work exercises that are beneficial during labor, and how to address common and not-so-common challenges of pregnancy. After the course you will be in a better position to share your knowledge with women at a profound moment in their lives. This can be an opportunity for great joy and affirmation.
There will be a written and practical exam at the end of the course.
About the Teacher
Sonja is accredited by the International Yoga Alliance to lead teacher training in the specializations of pre/postnatal yoga and anatomy for yoga. She is certified as a yoga teacher by Centered Yoga Institute and as a prenatal teacher through OM Yoga, New York. As a physical trainer the American Council on Exercise accredits Sonja in the specializations of pre/postnatal exercise, nutrition, nutrition for elite athletes, women's health, Foundations of Flexibility and Alignment, and Functional Anatomy. She has lead wellness retreats internationally on yoga and holistic nutrition and Ashtanga yoga, in Brazil, Croatia, Thailand and the United States. She has worked with world-class athletes and Olympians on mindfulness training, and she has designed corporate wellness programs for such companies as TCOM, HBO, I.S. Corporation, In Fitness and In Health, and Crunch Fitness. Sonja has taught yoga in the university setting at her alma mater New York University and currently works in New York City with Namaste New York. Sonja is eternally grateful to her teachers and mentors in the yoga and exercise physiology worlds. Sonja believes we can all live in grace, physically and energetically if we move forward with patience and positive attitude.
The Daily Schedule
The program begins at 5pm on the first day of the retreat with a group welcome and departure is at 12pm on the last day.
The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the teacher.
|7:00 am||Morning herbal tea|
|7:30 am||Intention and Day Opening
Breathwork-Pranayama and Meditation
|8:15 am||Asana Practice:
detailed guidance in the Asanas, develop and grow a self-practice from the Ashtanga Yoga series going through in led detail and mysore style
|10 am - 1 pm||Brunch buffet|
|2 - 4 pm||Prenatal Course Workshop|
|4:30 - 6 pm||Prenatal Course Practical|
|6:00 pm||Dinner buffet|
|6 - 9:00 pm||Steam room available|
|7:30 pm||Evening program - video, satsang, meditation|
Based on request and availability, you are welcome to arrive early or extend your stay, our Residential and Wellness Programs details are on http://www.yoga-thailand.com/yoga-holidays.html
The rate is inclusive of:
- Full yoga program
- Fully equipped accommodation with AC
- Full brunch and dinner buffets
- Mineral drinking water
- Herbal steam room
- Salt water swimming pool
- Wi Fi internet
- Service charge
- VAT government tax
Thank you and we look forward to you joining us.