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9:00am-BelovedYoga Prenatal & to Labor Doula Teacher Training Certification Program|BelovedYoga

April 1, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

BelovedYoga Prenatal & to Labor Doula Teacher Training Certification Program 85 hour Yoga Alliance Approved (includes 25 hour Mentoring Program)

Lead by Maryam Ovissi, Eva Kolibal, Vasanthi Srinivasan and Thérèse Hak-Kuhn

Dates: April 1-3 & April 15-17
Hours: 9-6:00pm
Rate: $1150 (sign up after Jan 31, 2016 $1350)*
*Includes Manuals- does not include required reading list below

Prerequisite: 200 hr Yoga Teachers and/or Interested in the Doula Track. Please email with questions to

The Complete Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth – Shelia Kitzinger Heart and Hands– Elizabeth Davis & The Birth Partner – Penny Simkin

BelovedYoga is honored to partner with toLabor to offer the first program of its kind in the United States, a combined Prenatal Yoga and Doula certification program. This Teacher Training fulfills the standards as set by Yoga Alliance and you will be recognized as a RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher).

BelovedYoga believes that Yoga and the Prenatal journey are a perfect match. Over the last decade, BelovedYoga’s Prenatal program has offered Mamas a safe space to journey through pregnancy. Honoring all births and seeing them all as perfect (hospital, home, birth center…etc). We also do not believe Pregnancy is a Medical condition but a powerful process in life and honor each pregnancy and mom as a unique empowering journey.

The BelovedYoga Prenatal & Doula Certification program is born from this respect of the journey. As with all programs at BelovedYoga, this will include a unique mentoring component.

The 25 hour mentoring program is included in the fee. You are required to observe 10 classes at BelovedYoga, teach 10 classes (at BelovedYoga or other approved location) and meet for two mentoring sessions with your Lead Teacher. We will use the 8 Limb Ashtanga Framework of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. There will be a portion on Ayurveda and Pregnancy. We have combined a Prenatal Yoga and Doula training because we recognize that the prenatal yoga classes are one of the most powerful tools to assist the birth journey. We also believe there needs to be a level of competency for Yoga and for the Birth Process.

This combined program will provide you with wisdom, intelligence and tools that are useful for mama and baby. Objectives ~ Learn about the Anatomy, Physiology and Psychology of Pregnancy ~ Understand how the changing body through the trimesters effects the Asana, Pranayama and Mediation practices ~ Learn the BelovedYoga Intelligent Prenatal Yoga Sequencing ~ Gain tools to create safe spaces in class for mamas to honor themselves and celebrate pregnancy ~ Learn relaxation tools for mamas on the mat and off the mat ~ Gain insight into how to help the mamas work with breath work and concentration practices to support their pregnancy ~ Gain insight into how breath work and concentration practices can support their BIRTH To complete the Prenatal Certification –

Teacher will need to complete a 25 hour Mentoring Program that is included in the program (Observe/Teach/Mentor) outside of the weekend hours. Must to completed to receive Yoga Alliance RPYT Status.

To complete the Doula Training- Doula will need to fulfill observation of Births, essays and reading list completion. Visit for the details. Does not need to be completed for RPYT status.

Questions: Email or call 703-860-9642



April 1, 2016
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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