Saturday 05/20/2023 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$54.00 Teaching to the Pregnant Yogi : A Workshop for Yoga Teachers
A workshop for Yoga teachers with Rebecca Henry, E-RYT 200, RPYT, YACEP
Do you freak out when a visibly pregnant person walks into your general Yoga class? Do you feel like you wouldn't know how to offer them the correct modifications to not only enjoy your class but also have a safe practice while they are there? If this is you, then join Lighthouse's own pre and post-natal teacher Rebecca, RPYT-85, for this online continuing education course for Yoga teachers. In this workshop we will learn about the changes that a person's body goes through when they are pregnant and how that can affect their practice, along with walking through poses that might present challenges to the pregnant body and what modifications and alternatives you can safely offer them. We'll also explore how to cue muscle engagement in poses that will help not only pregnant people but anyone who is struggling with hyper mobility or other similar issues. This workshop will make you a better overall teacher for anyone who needs help modifying poses!
We'll end the workshop with a mock pre-natal asana practice to feel it in our bodies!
3 CEUs available.
Owner/Director of Hatha Programming
E-RYT 200, RPYT, YACEP
Rebecca’s journey with yoga and meditation began more than twenty years ago when she took precepts with the Zen Buddhist Society of Compassionate Wisdom, finding that a vigorous yoga practice was the only way to keep her chattering mind quiet on her meditation mat. As those practices expanded into helping her with the stresses of school, and, later, work and family life, she has been exploring the benefits of her practice on and off the mat ever since.
Forever a student, Rebecca brings a beginners mind and an awakened heart to her practice and teaching. Compassion, empathy, humor and joy are at the core of all of her classes. Her focus is on alignment and mindful movement with breath in both a traditional hatha as well as vinyasa style.
Rebecca completed her 200 hour training with Tara Lemerise at Willow Street Yoga in Takoma Park, MD, pre and post natal yoga teacher training with Debra Flashenburg of the Prenatal Yoga Center of New York City and is certified with Leslie Howard in Pelvic Floor Yoga™. She has also done training with Tara Lemerise in Restorative Yoga. As a mother of two young boys, she is impassioned to support other women in their journey into motherhood through the mindfulness and body-centered practices of yoga and meditation. As birth and postpartum doula, she emphasizes childbirth education and body awareness in her pre- and postnatal classes, bringing these practical aspects together with a warm, nurturing teaching style.