CE Workshop | Reclaim Your Center: Optimizing Yoga to Support Postnatal Yoga Students

November 11, 2022, 12pm ET

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About This Workshop

In the rush to return to pre-pregnancy levels of fitness, many postnatal yoga students jump back too quickly to exercises and movements that can prolong postpartum healing and recovery. This workshop will offer ways to develop confidence and learn practical skills to best support yoga students who recently gave birth. Learn potent deep core work that lays the foundation to stabilize and support yoga practice after pregnancy and childbirth.

As a yoga teacher, you will leave feeling empowered to support students who have recently given birth. As a yoga practitioner, you will leave with a toolkit of exercises to access your deep core.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • A timeline of different phases of postpartum healing and recovery support
  • Common postpartum injuries and discomforts your students may experience
  • Yoga postures that are contraindicated for your postpartum students
  • Deep core exercises that are supportive for your postpartum students as well as for your advanced yoga practice
  • When it's appropriate to refer a student to a medical professional

Disclaimer: The intention of this workshop is to support the postnatal student in their yoga practice only. For more information on Yoga Alliance’s Scope of Practice, visit here.

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.

Childbirth and motherhood have been her most transformative spiritual teachers 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 teacher trainings, Lily has an online practice platform with weekly vinyasa classes, pre and postnatal yoga classes, trainings, 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.

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