Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training & Certification for Conscious
& Sacred Birthing with international teacher Janice Clarfield
Expect to: complete this comprehensive training and have the
knowledge, understanding and techniques to support pregnant
women to birth as consciously, naturally, actively and normally as
possible. Feel confident to assess specific therapeutic needs and
address them safely with yoga and modifications. If you are already
working with pregnant women, this training will provide a deeper
appreciation & understanding to work holistically while integrating
physical, emotional, energetic & spiritual well being.
FOR: Yoga teachers and teachers in training.
AND: Professionals working with pregnant women (acupuncturists,
childbirth educators, chiropractors, doctors, doulas, craniosacral/
massage/physio/shiatsu therapists, midwives, nurses, therapists)
with an established yoga practice.
AND: Pregnant women (if do not fit into one of the above categories -
not eligible for a teaching certificate).
The training is 30 hours over 4 full days, Friday - Monday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
There is no one way to give birth, except the way that is right for each and every woman.
In Prenatal Yoga classes pregnant women empower themselves to make informed choices as they discover in a supportive, non-judgemental environment the way that is right for them.
This training is for those who are already teaching pregnant students and those who are interested to broaden their teaching to include this population.
The 30 hour training includes:
• training to be a responsible professional working with pregnant women
• how to inspire and support women to birth from their own empowerment
• physiological, energetic, emotional considerations during pregnancy, labour & delivery
• posture, breath work, vocal toning, relaxation, meditation, visualization & massage
• how to assess specific therapeutic needs. address them safely with yoga/modifications
• how to work with women at different stages of pregnancy and experience with yoga
• how to work with couples for birth preparation
• creating optimum conditions for birthing
• post natal considerations and practice
• client and business management
• practice teaching
• comprehensive study guide
• certificate upon completion
• 30 hours applicable towards Yoga Alliance CEU's
Janice Clarfield enjoys an international reputation as an inspiring teacher who is recognized for her groundbreaking and inspirational work with pregnant women, expectant fathers and the whole birthing journey. She is based in Vancouver where she consults, teaches and maintains a private practice of yoga therapy, meditation and energy medicine.
Janice sits on the Prenatal Yoga Advisory Committee for Yoga Alliance, USA. She trains professionals to work with pregnant women and expectant couples. She is the author of a study guide for prenatal yoga teachers and has recorded a CD for pregnancy and birth preparation. Janice is passionate about the next generation being birthed as wisely and compassionately as possible. She is interested in creating optimum conditions for women and couples to empower themselves and diminish the necessity for medical interventions. Couples access their own vast internal resources to make wise and healthy choices, however the birthing culture is in their own community and however the birth unfolds. Janice is known for her warm, gentle and creative approach to helping students enjoy authentically inhabiting their bodies. The intention of the work is to deepen experience, understanding and enjoyment in the integration of physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual well-being. Her web site:
Prenatal Yoga classes provide an opportunity for expectant women to develop greater vitality and awareness of their body that is home for two, as well as to deepen their relationship with their baby. Gentle postures, breath work, vocal toning and meditation are learned to cultivate flexibility, calm and confidence in preparation for labour and childbirth. Women are empowered to enhance their ability to access greater relaxation, comfort, and enjoyment. Calm and flexibility ease the birthing process, thus reducing pain and increasing the joy of giving birth. With Prenatal Yoga, women prepare for as active, normal and natural a birth as possible. In the Prenatal Yoga classes, women experience the empowerment and beauty of this transformational time in their lives. To be in the company of other pregnant women is a profound opportunity for sharing common experiences while creating supportive community.
Couples Birth Preparation provides an opportunity for couples together to enhance awareness of and confidence in pregnancy, labour and birth. Through discussion, gentle postures, breath work, vocal toning, meditation and massage, couples cultivate greater relaxation, understanding and enjoyment for childbearing. Couples practice postures together that are both beneficial and enjoyable during pregnancy and during labour. Partners feel more connected to the unborn baby. The presence and encouragement of a woman's partner is a powerful aid to labour and delivery. Partners develop greater understanding to support the birthing mom with confidence and sensitivity.
"The Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training was excellent and comprehensive. Janice's sensitivity and awareness for the expectant mom's developing relationship with her unborn child is deeply intuitive. It was the second time I attended that the full impact of what Janice is teaching sunk in. The teacher training has enriched all levels of my teaching." D Humphries
"Janice is one of the kindest and wisest women I've ever met. She intimately understands the emotional, physical, and spiritual experiences that I had during my own pregnancy and birth. I know Janice has been put here to help women give birth in the most fulfilling and beautiful ways they can imagine." Amanda de la Garza
Tuition (includes HST)
Early Bird Discount with payment by February 5th: $590
Regular Price: $650
Includes comprehensive study guide. Students reserve with a non-refundable $150 + hst deposit, balance due 30 days in advance of the training.
To register send check payable to: Heaven Studio. Minimum of 15 participants/maximum of 25.
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