PRENATAL IN VINYASA
Next Course Date & Location TBA
WITH AMANDA C CORREA, E-RYT 500, RPYT, YOGA ALLIANCE THOUGHT LEADER
Although prenatal yoga is on the rise in the US, classes tailored to this particular yoga student are few and far between. Women in this phase of their lives who want to continue or even begin a yoga practice usually end up in all levels yoga classes. If you are a yoga teacher who panics or feels helpless when a prenatal women attends your yoga class, it's time to learn more about how to modify the practice of yoga to support the pregnant woman, her body, and her baby.
The In-Classroom portion of this course is mostly an interactive lecture and lab wherein the following content is thoroughly covered:
Anatomy and physiology of the body throughout pregnancy
- Asana and pranayama modifications for all three pregnancy trimesters
Techniques for sequencing and teaching all levels classes that include prenatal women
How to give safe and effective physical adjustments that support the pregnant body
Afterwards, attendees will participate in a 75 minute flow yoga class with guest prenatal students wherein the above content is applied. A color printed manual with photos and detailed descriptions of modifications and adjustments is also included.
The non-contact hours portion of this course is an assignment to be completed by the attendee after attending the course. The assignment is as follows: submit 3 written yoga class sequences, noting appropriate prenatal modifications for all three trimesters of pregnancy for each sequence. These 3 yoga class sequences are then reviewed and critiqued by the presenter of this course.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Amanda has been teaching yoga since 2009 and has attended multiple yoga teacher training courses: 500 hour Hatha, 200 hour Kundalini, 100 hour Iyengar (IYISF), 85 hour Prenatal, 80 hour Restorative. In addition, she has completed 800 hours of continuing education coursework in various subjects, including Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Hatha, Gentle, Yin, Yoga Nidra, and has had the privilege of studying with renowned teachers such as Judith Hanson Lasater and David Swenson. It is her love of learning that led Amanda to found Spira Yoga School. She currently holds the Yoga Alliance designations of Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500 hour level, Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher, and Continuing Education Provider.
With over 4,500 hours of teaching experience, Amanda brings to the training classroom practical knowledge and a willingness to share with others. She pulls from her expansive studies and diverse background to help bridge gaps for yoga teachers with varying educational histories. Whether you teach within a specific lineage or you teach to the beat of your own drum, her courses are sure to illuminate your understandings of yoga, inspire your uniqueness in the yoga classroom and strengthen your skill set as a yoga teacher.
In addition to teaching weekly classes, Amanda also offers workshops, masterclasses, continuing education classes, and yoga teacher training courses at various studios in Northern California. Amanda is grateful for the bounty of gifts given to her by the practice and lifestyle of yoga and is awed when hearing stories of transformation from others.
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