Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
Learn in detail the art of teaching pre and post natal yoga
July 25 - August 1, 2009
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 Rzepski is a Centered Yoga graduate who teaches and lives in New York City. An Ashtanga practitioner, she works as a yoga teacher and personal trainer (through ACE, the American Council on Exercise) specializing in women's health and wellness issues. She took prenatal yoga teacher training under Janice Clairfield at Om, and ACE's continuing education course in prenatal exercise physiology under Annette Lang.
Also a mother of a six-year-old, Sonja loves to teach yoga at her son's school. In her spare time she does aerialist work on silks and trapeze. She is ever grateful to Paul and Jutima, for their ongoing inspiration and dedication to the international yoga community.
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 - 12:30 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|
Our guestrooms are set back just over 50 meters from the water to provide you with a private community and greater security. Most of our rooms open up to a spectacular seaview looking direct to the beach and the coconut trees.
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.