Holistic Prenatal Teacher Training
Holistic Prenatal Yoga Immersion
at Sacred Chill West
Weekend schedule: Saturday – 12:30pm- 8:30pm and Sunday- 10:00-3:30
Cherished Mama Holistic Prenatal Yoga Immersion combines ancient wisdom and practices with evidence-based research to support women’s mind, body and spirit through pregnancy in preparation for childbirth.
Participants will learn/discover:
-Stages of Pregnancy: Anatomy and Physiology by trimester
-Review of pregnancy discomforts and conditions
-Stages of Birth: Medical and Holistic Models
-General guidelines for working with a prenatal student
-Discussion and practice of asanas/poses, variations, modifications and contraindications for pregnant students
-Discussion and practice of pranayama/breath appropriate for pregnancy/birth
-The importance of mantra/sound, visualization and meditation during pregnancy and birth
-Primer sequence appropriate for mothers in all trimesters
-Tools needed to create your own sequence and holistic practice
This immersion is great for yoga instructors, doulas, midwives, OBs, labor and delivery nurses, chiropractors, and mothers. Participants will leave prepared to confidently support women looking to modify their yoga practice during pregnancy or lead a prenatal yoga practice that builds a mother’s confidence and strength, connects her to baby, and uplifts her mind, body, and spirit.
What participants need to bring:
Journal/notebook, pen, small pillow
$350 if paid before June 1, 2020 / $425 after June 1, 2020
Materials Fee – $15 paid directly to Teacher at start of the training
Payments may be split into two equal payments if not paid in full. Email email@example.com for payment plan.
About Vanya Francis:
Vanya Francis is founder of Cherished Life, a boutique yoga and wellness company that celebrates pregnancy and childbirth as a sacred rite of passage in a woman’s life. She is also a Holistic Birth Doula, Holistic Health Coach and Yoga Instructor specializing in Prenatal Yoga.
A culturally aware, life-long learner with a passion for health and wellness, Vanya is certified at the 200-hr level in both Classical and Kemetic Yoga and has received multiple Pre and Postnatal Yoga certifications. She studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Spelman College and a Master of Arts in Communication Management from the University of Southern California.
Vanya received her doula certification through The Matrona
and has been supporting women during pregnancy in preparation for birth for 10 years. Her personal Prenatal Yoga experience and the birth of her first child changed the trajectory of her life and catapulted her into the world of birth work. Vanya is extremely passionate about the benefits of Prenatal Yoga and attributes yoga to making pregnancy one of the most blissful times in her life. Yoga and mindfulness have been an integral part of her life since her first class more than 20 years ago.
Off the mat, Vanya is a mother to two beautiful, light-filled
children whom she birthed at home. Her dedication as a mother informs her light-hearted, compassionate teaching style and prenatal care. Vanya currently serves as the Yoga & Meditation Professor at Spelman College, and offers Prenatal Yoga classes and experiences
throughout Atlanta. She believes deeply in the healing power of yoga, and that it is ultimately meant to positively transform our lives and relationships.
Learn more about our prenatal guide, Vanya at http://www.mycherishedlife.com/