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HHY 85-Hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

Humble Haven Yoga's 85-hour Prenatal Teacher Training Program is designed for yoga teachers and students, health and childbirth educators, healthcare professionals, expecting mothers, and women wanting to conceive. 

The intention of this program is to empower each participant with tools to support expectant mothers in their 9-month journey through pregnancy and beyond. These tools include a study of yoga philosophy and techniques, anatomy of prenatal yoga, childbirth education, and, most importantly, a study of self and the power and knowledge we each already possess as teachers. 

Topics of Study

 

  • Sequencing prenatal yoga classes 
  • Yoga postures and modifications specific to various stages of pregnancy 
  • Pranayama (breath) techniques during pregnancy 
  • A teacher's role in creating conscious community for mother's and expectant mother's 
  • Movement, meditation, and breath techniques for women looking to conceive 
  • Childbirth education covering the physiology of birth and common interventions during birth - how to avoid them, alternative options, and when they become medically necessary 
  • Hormonal structure of labor, birth, breastfeeding, and postpartum 
  • Anatomy of Pregnancy - structural changes of the female anatomy during various stages of pregnancy, hormonal changes and their effects on major systems, common medical conditions during pregnancy and helpful modifications for yoga practice 
  • Botanical Oils to nurture conception, pregnancy + postpartum
  • Mom + Baby Yoga 

2018 Schedule 

  • Weekend 1: 10/12/18 - 10/14/18
    • Friday, 6-9pm
    • Saturday, 12-7pm
    • Sunday, 8a-5pm 
  • Weekend 2: 10/19/18 - 10/21/18
    • Friday, 6-9pm 
    • Saturday,12-7pm
    • Sunday, 8a-5pm
  • Weekend 3: 11/9/18 - 11/11/18
    • Friday, 6-9pm
    • Saturday, 12-7pm
    • Sunday, 8a-5pm
  • Weekend 4: 11/30/18 - 12/2/18
    • Friday, 1-9pm
    • Saturday, 9a-7pm
    • Sunday, 8a-5pm

Training Leads

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Suzanne Burns

Owner, ERYT-200, RPYT, YACEP and lead trainer for Humble Haven Yoga's Prenatal Training Program. Mama to 1 little boy and passionate about making a conscious contribution to the Richmond community through the practice and teaching of yoga. Suzanne began her teaching career in Power Yoga, receiving her 200-hour teaching certification from Down Dog Yoga under the instruction of Patty Ivey. Suzanne went on to study with Sonia Sumar becoming licensed practitioner of Yoga for the Special Child, specializing in teaching to children and young adults with special needs. When the desire came for Suzanne to start a family of her own, she was drawn to the Khalsa Way 85-hour Prenatal Teaching Program developed and led by Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa based on Kundalini Yoga and Meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan. The guidance Suzanne received from all her teachers not only deeply influences the way she teaches, but the way she lives her life. Her intention as a teacher is to empower her students to call on their own inner wisdom to guide them through their yoga practice, on and off the mat.

Melanie Headley

Owner/Operator of A Brighter Birth. Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator and Lactation Counselor. Mama to 4 little people, lover of food, art, music, fashion, yoga and ALL things birth. A Brighter Birth is a sanctuary of birth services ranging from Fertility to Postpartum for RVA families. Melanie stumbled across A Brighter Birth when she was pregnant with her first kiddo 15 years ago. It was the only out of hospital Childbirth Education class of it's kind, taught by the fabulous Chris Dewilde. Along with her partner, Melanie utilized every.single.tool she learned during their 46 hour birth experience, helping them feel empowered and confident in making decisions and working together. Melanie took over the class over in 2008 and has since helped over two thousand families in or around Richmond. 

 

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