CE Workshop | Adapting Yoga for Pregnancy: Creating an Uplifting and Supportive Environment for Pregnant Students

August 23, 2023

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About This Event

This event is designed to equip yoga instructors with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively support and empower pregnant students in their yoga classes.

During this workshop, we will delve into the following essential topics through engaging lectures and informative slides:

  • Prenatal Yoga Benefits and Contraindications: Understand the numerous benefits of practicing yoga during pregnancy and identify potential contraindications to ensure the safety and well-being of pregnant students.
  • Trimester-by-Trimester Anatomy and Physiology: Gain a comprehensive understanding of how the pregnant body changes throughout each trimester and learn how to modify yoga sequences accordingly.
  • Addressing Pregnancy-Related Discomforts: Explore common discomforts experienced by pregnant individuals, both on and off the yoga mat, and discover techniques to support and alleviate these issues effectively.
  • Empowering Pregnant Students: Learn strategies and approaches to create a nurturing and inclusive environment that empowers pregnant students to feel strong, confident, and secure during your yoga classes.
  • The knowledge acquired during the workshop will be immediately applied as we move our bodies through a series of prenatal adaptations of commonly practiced yoga poses. By experiencing these adaptations firsthand, you will gain the confidence and skills needed to integrate them seamlessly into your regular yoga classes.

Please note that this workshop is designed to educate instructors on basic teaching methodologies to support pregnant students attending non-pregnancy specific yoga classes. If you are interested in creating specialized classes tailored to pregnant students, please consider exploring a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) credential.

About the Presenter

Lily Dwyer Begg has practiced for over two decades and taught yoga full time since 2006 and led prenatal yoga teacher trainings since 2013. She is the creator and director of Home Yoga Online Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training and leads prenatal yoga teacher trainings in the US, online, and in Japan.

Navigating the space between effort and surrender during childbirth and perpetually motherhood have been her most real and practical applications of the spiritual teachings of yoga and inform every aspect of how she lives and teaches. Lily teaches an active style of prenatal yoga because she believes that empowered birth and parenthood are not for the faint of heart and require great strength and stamina!

In addition to leading prenatal yoga teacher trainings, Lily has an online practice platform with weekly live vinyasa yoga classes and prenatal yoga classes, her acclaimed postnatal yoga Reclaim Your Center series, international yoga retreats, and workshops.

Lily has taught in yoga studios internationally, worked with an NBA basketball team, an NCAA diving team, professional dance companies, and therapeutically with private clients across the globe.

Lily has studied with Shiva Rea, Ana Forrest, Christina Sell, Don and Amba Stapleton, David Moreno, yoga for scoliosis with Elise Browning Miller, Ayurveda with Kameko Shibata, Prenatal yoga with Marisa Toriggino, and Hypnobirthing with Yael Tober Quittner. A former massage therapist specializing in Sports Massage and Deep Tissue work, she has studied anatomy with Art Riggs and Thomas Myers as well as pelvic floor anatomy with Julie Everett.

Lily currently makes her home in Baltimore with her husband and two young sons. Her next Yoga Alliance Registered 100% Online Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training begins October 7, 2023.

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