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The Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training prepares Yoga teachers to teach a specialized class designed for students at any stage of pregnancy. 

Prenatal yoga supports students as they attune to the physical, mental and emotional changes that occur during pregnancy, and promotes relaxation and suppleness of both body and mind. Techniques such as chanting, asana, pranayama, deep relaxation, visualization and meditation can be effective ways of managing these changes and promoting ease and wellbeing. 

An in-depth review of the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy lays the foundation for understanding the benefits of Yoga practice during pregnancy. 

Teachers gain a deeper understanding of asanas and sequencing well-suited to pregnancy, a clear structure on teaching a safe and powerful flowing class, and a thorough understanding of both the benefits of practices offered during pregnancy and practices that are not recommended during pregnancy. For one weekend, Beth will be joined by special guest teacher Lara Kohn Thompson, who will offer further instruction in pelvic floor anatomy and asana. The program includes 60 hours of in-class time and 25 hours out of class time, including prenatal class observations, reading and homework assignments. Upon successful completion of the training, teachers can apply to Yoga Alliance for recognition as a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT).

Prerequisites: This course is available to 200-hour certified Yoga teachers of all traditions. 

Yoga Alliance Hours: 85


Dates and Times:

February 7-9, 2020

March 6-8, 2020

April 3-5, 2020

Snow Date: March 20-22, 2020

Fridays: 9:30am - 5pm (30 min lunch break)

Saturdays: 9:30am - 5pm (30 min lunch break)

Sundays: 9:30am - 4pm (30 min lunch break)


$1300, including a $100 non-refundable deposit with application

Early Bird Rate: $1225 ($75 off) if paid in full by December 15, 2019


This has been a wonderful experience for me; from soup to nuts, I found the program to be well run and organized. Time was used well, and I never felt rushed or overwhelmed by the information. Really, it’s one of the best trainings I’ve taken. Great textbook. Films were wonderful in creating context. Practice teaching was useful on every level. Restorative techniques/ propping/Yoga therapy: great!
— Jainee McCarroll
A really magical experience. I was educated, inspired, and motivated by both the teachers and my fellow students. I feel completely prepared to bring the gift of Prenatal teachers to mamas-to-be everywhere.
— Oona Lalita Mekas


Beth Donnelly cabán: Lead teacher

Beth Donnelly Cabán, E-RYT 500, RN, is a Hatha Yoga teacher and Registered Nurse who specializes in therapeutic applications of Yoga and meditation, prenatal Yoga, Yoga for labor and delivery, and postpartum Yoga. She has been teaching Yoga since 1997, prenatal and postpartum Yoga since 1998, and is the primary instructor of the Yoga Sanctuary Prenatal Teacher Training Program. Beth’s Yoga training has been with the Integral Yoga Institute in New York City and Coimbatore, South India. She has also studied with Janet Balaskas and Michel Odent at the Active Birth Centre in London, therapeutic Yoga with Cheri Clampett and Arturo Peal, as well as Rodney Yee and Sharon Salzberg. Beth is a certified midwife assistant (The Farm), labor support doula (DONA), and childbirth educator (CEA/MNY). Beth lives in Western MA and visits NYC frequently to teach.


Lara Kohn Thompson

Lara is a bodyworker and movement educator with over 30 years of experience supporting clients in healing from injury, while also building greater physical awareness, ease, and freedom. Her unique practice integrates extensive training in yoga, dance, breath work, pilates, massage, and CranioSacral therapy, with specialization in perinatal care and pelvic health. Building on a successful dance career in her native France, Lara brings her experience with movement and bodywork to both her teaching and her bodywork practice.

A licensed massage therapist, certified yoga teacher (ERYT- 500/ PRYT), perinatal trainer, educator and mentor, Lara is an A.P.O.R ® practitioner (approche posturo respiratoire) and is certified in A.P.M ® (anatomie pour le mouvement) and Germain's pelvic floor and movement series. Lara has also trained with Tami Kent and is certified in Holistic Pelvic Care™. She is co-founder of the perinatal program at Bend and Bloom Yoga. Additionally she is a contributor and trainer for the Integral Yoga Institute, Kula Yoga Project, Wanderlust and most recently, Shakti Yoga in Brooklyn and the Yoga du Marais in Paris, France.

While maintaining a vibrant private practice, Lara also offers weekly Yoga classes, Yoga Teacher Trainings and continuing education workshops for both movement and health professionals.


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