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Rooted Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, Level 1
with Brigitte Arlé
This training will prepare yoga teachers to lead prenatal classes. Teachers will learn to identify and modify their classes for pregnant women of various levels, throughout the different stages of their pregnancy. The Rooted approach honors the teacher within each woman that enters the classroom. By creating a safe space for self-exploration, we acknowledge and encourage the prenatal woman’s internal wisdom and her connection to her breath, body, and baby. By practicing yoga as a moving meditation, with relaxing pranayama and visualizations we can help guide her through not just pregnancy, but also labor, birth, and parenting situations. It is the goal of the Rooted Prenatal Yoga School to foster creativity and confidence in each teacher that attends so that they can then do the same for their prenatal students.
In this training, yoga teachers will learn about:
- In this training, yoga teachers will learn about:
• asana and pranayama for pregnancy
• modifications, adjustments, and hands-on assists
• the benefits of prenatal yoga
• anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth
• the female pelvic floor
• American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommendations
• leading yoga nidra in a prenatal class
• meditation and guided visualizations for pregnancy
• warning signs (and what to do when you see them)
• how to build a prenatal class flow
• yogic philosophy for pregnancy
• how to build sangha and motherhood circles in class
• prenatal class observations
• self-study & private online mentorship group
• teaching practicum with opportunities to teach actual prenatal classes
Tuition for Level 1
$450 with early bird discount (register by October 1, 2018)
$499 after October 1st
($100 off for Coolidge Yoga staff)
$100 deposit is nonrefundable. No refunds will be given once the program begins.
Friday, October 26 (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Saturday, October 27 (11:00 – 6:00 p.m.)
Sunday, October 28 (12:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.)
Monday, October 29 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
200-hour certification from an RYS
Yoga Alliance Hours:
Level 1: 25 hours
(This is the foundational module to prepare you to teach prenatal yoga classes. To get Yoga Alliance credentials, total 85 hours of training must be completed.)
For more information about RPYT credential requirements visit: https://www.yogaalliance.org/Credentialing/For_Teachers/RPYT
Brigitte Arlé, RPYT, CLC, CEIM, has a background in dance and received her BFA from Alvin Ailey/ Fordham University. Her dedication to dance, anatomy, and the study of movement led her to become a full-time instructor. Brigitte is certified in therapeutic yoga, Thai yoga massage and prenatal TYM, integral yoga hatha, yin yoga, integral prenatal yoga, postnatal yoga, and yoga for labor and delivery. She is also certified in Pilates mat, apparatus, and prenatal and postnatal Pilates. Brigitte teaches private Pilates at her studio, Rooted Boston.
Because of her love of working with expectant and new mothers, Brigitte became a doula in 2010 and was certified by DONA International. She studied midwifery with Ina May Gaskin at the Farm in Tennessee. Brigitte is also a Certified Lactation Counselor, Certified Educator of Infant Massage, and has received several certificates for specialties in pelvic floor rehab. Witnessing women in labor, birth, and parenting her own two girls, has greatly influenced Brigitte’s approach to teaching.