Savannah Yoga Virginia

May 28, 2018
Savannah Sipping Society

Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training with Ann Carroll
All Levels Welcome
APRIL 7-9, 2017
$250/$300 after March 31st

Yoga is extremely beneficial for Moms-be be. Yoga teachers, Yoga teachers currently enrolled in SYC’s 300 hour teacher training program, midwives, OB’s, L&D Nurses, Doulas and Moms-to Be are all invited to explore ways that yoga can assist pregnant women through this roller-coaster time in a woman’s life.

If you want to support women through all of the stages of their lives and immerse yourself in the study of yoga for motherhood this program is designed for you. Throughout this weekend training you will explore and develop the skills necessary to help others with their pregnancy and birth through yoga.

In this program you will:
Gain knowledge of which traditional yoga asanas are useful during pregnancy and ways to modify those postures.
Discover pregnancy and labor specific asana postures.
Learn contraindications and how yoga postures can be adapted for each trimester.
Dive into the anatomy of pregnancy and how yoga can address specific discomforts associated with pregnancy.
Explore the emotional, social and psychological needs of pregnant women to help them find peace and balance.
Understand ways to foster mother & baby bonding and provide a supportive yoga community amongst pregnant women.
Learn important relaxation and breathing techniques for mothers-to-be.

Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training with Ann Carroll
Course Syllabus:

Friday 9:00am-12:30pm: Philosophy & Ethics
General benefits & background of PY
Psychology of pregnancy & birth high risk pregnancy
Cultural attitudes about birth
Ethics of working with pregnant women

Friday 2:00-5:00pm Techniques & practice
Trimester specific techniques
Asanas, alignment and modification
Relaxation & stress management
Breathing techniques (pranayama in pregnancy)

Saturday 9:00am-12:30pm Teaching Methodology
Design trimester specific classes vs. multi-trimester classes
General sequencing & asanas for common discomforts
Guidelines for asanas, modifications & contraindications

Saturday 2:00-5:00pm Anatomy & Physiology
Physical changes in pregnancy
Baby development
Ailments & discomforts of pregnancy
Optimal baby positioning

Sunday 9:00am-12:30pm Birth & Delivery & Postpartum
Medical and holistic models of care
Birth choices/empowered birth
Stages of labor & yoga for birthing
Postpartum anatomy & issues
Mama & Baby Yoga

Ann Carroll, RPT, E-RYT 500, CLD, CCCE has been teaching Pregnancy Yoga for the past 16 years and is also a Labor Doula and Childbirth Educator. She loves sharing the magic of yoga with people in all stages of life. She has taught in a variety of settings and for a wide variety of student populations. Ann started practicing Integral Hatha Yoga® in the early 90’s as a way to combat stress in her job and personal life. After realizing the astounding benefits relating to stress and the workplace, she chose to attend a four week live-in teacher training at the Satchidananda Ashram near Buckingham Virginia in 2000. Once that program was completed, she began to teach classes in a variety of settings, with the goal of sharing the gift of yoga.

In 2001 she attended another two week teacher training at the same facility specifically addressing bringing yoga into an office or boardroom setting. Subsequent trainings at The Kripalu Institute in Massachusetts and the AshvilleYogaCenter prepared her to teach Pregnancy Yoga. She is honored to teach that modality because of the incredible benefits her students have experienced before and after delivery.” She is a 500-Level Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance, a member of the Integral Yoga® Teachers Association and founder and member of The Savannah Area Teachers of Yoga Association (SATYA). She organized Yoga Celebration Day in October, 2004 in Savannah Georgia and Yoga for Peace on September 6, 2006 and September 8, 2007 in Savannah Georgia. Ann has participated on the teaching staff of Savannah Yoga Center’s 200 hour teacher training since the program’s inception in 2007. She has also assisted in a number of Teacher Trainings at Satchidananda Ashram.

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