Have you ever had a pregnant woman or newly postpartum mom walk into your class and had no idea what to do? You might be worried about which poses to cut from your sequence or whether she will hurt herself in your class. You might even be hoping that she knows what she is doing because you don’t.
The yoga world needs yoga teachers for moms. Parenthood is stressful on the mind and the body. Yoga is a great tool to help new moms ease into their new role as caregivers and heal their bodies. Keep reading for our steps for becoming a better yoga teacher for moms.
Knowing which poses are safe and which ones to avoid is the most basic information you can learn to become a more knowledgeable yoga teacher for prenatal and postnatal women. Much of the cautions we take with new moms have to do with the effects of an expanding uterus on the body.
Are you a yoga teacher because:
A) You realize the enormous value of how good yoga makes you feel.
B) You want to share the benefits of yoga with others.
C) You love how yoga makes you strong, healthy and grounds you
D) You love how it connects you to “life source” and helps you wake up to your life
is it all of the above for you?
Being a yoga instructor is a special calling. Making a positive influence on someone’s life is incredibly rewarding and yoga teachers get to do that day in and day out. If you find that having this impact on people is important in your life, and brings you joy, then wait until you hear what it’s like teaching new moms.
If there is one student that yoga benefits in all aspects, it is expecting and new moms.
Here 4 reasons why yoga has extra benefits for the moms in your communities:
1. Moms need to release fear and anxiety
Whether your student planned on getting pregnant or not,...
Do you need to be an RPYT to teach pre and postnatal yoga is probably the most common question we get from aspiring prenatal and mom and baby yoga teachers.
I’m going to give you the short answer but of course, there’s more that could be said on the pros and cons!
But before we get there - for anyone wondering what the heck I'm even talking about, let's start at the beginning...
A RPYT is a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher. Yoga Teachers can register as an RPYT if they have successfully completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training, an 85-hour prenatal yoga training (that that are both registered with Yoga Alliance), and have submitted 30 teaching hours in prenatal yoga.
Yoga Alliance is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community. Yoga Alliance is a standard accepted by the yoga community around the world, which fosters accountability and continuous improvement for yoga teacher trainings.
While we ...
If you're currently a yoga teacher or own a yoga studio you may be asking yourself "should I add an online component to my program?" and I can assure you that you're not alone. Whether Covid-19 brought it to the forefront or it's something you have considered for much longer, this week's blog post and our replay of last week's live training is definitely one you don't want to miss. We're going over the pros, cons, and how to get started.
The Benefits of Teaching Yoga Online
What caught me by surprise the most about finding out (and pregnancy in general), was minding the gap between reality vs expectations, right from the very beginning.
Since I can remember I’ve had a yearning to be a mother and to have a family of my own. Although becoming a mother is something I’ve always been sure that I wanted, finding out and navigating the reality was far more challenging (and wildly different) than I ever imagined.
As someone who has written about personal experiences for 7+ years online, I thought I would continue to share just the same throughout my pregnancy. Yet, the reality is that I have written countless partly finished blog posts on my experiences during pregnancy. When it came time for final edits and hitting publish, I paused and changed my mind. While I was in the thick of it, it simply didn’t feel right to share what I was going through in any context other than face to face, with the people that I’m closest with.
We see this all the time...
Brand new yoga teachers complete their 200 hours and are itching to begin leading their own classes.. only to end up either not charging what they're worth, working for free for way too long, or spinning their wheels in 100 different directions.
That's why one of the key components to our training programs is helping you not only become an exceptional yoga teacher but to stand out even in a crowd of exceptional yoga teachers.
We recently did a Facebook Live mini-training on 3 easy ways you can start standing out as a yoga teacher in your community TODAY and we had so many people message us because they related to the struggle of standing out.
So, ICYMI here's what we covered:
1. Niche down
Training in a niche is the #1 way to stand out in your market. It allows you to become an expert within that niche and become known for that niche. Instead of being one of many, you become one of a couple or a...
Along with attending prenatal classes, staying active, learning relaxation techniques, and reading up on birth preparation/what to expect, there are a few other things that can be included in an expecting mamas toolbox in regard to preparing for labor and delivery.
My three personal favorites have been botanical medicine, acupuncture, and prenatal chiropractic care.
Rubus ideaus, commonly known as red raspberry leaf, helps strengthen and tone the uterus, as well as may shorten labor time. Although there...
Pregnancy can be such a beautiful, wonderful, and transitional time in life. Yet, what is less talked about is how challenging it can be emotionally, mentally, and physically, too.
Many people have heard of the most classic pregnancy symptom (aka morning sickness). From first-hand experience, I can attest that the term morning sickness may be the biggest misnomer I’ve ever heard.
I experienced nausea 24/7 and kept down only about half my meals at the beginning. I developed an aversion to water, struggled with insomnia, and experienced aches and pains all over. Just like many other expecting mamas, the first trimester was the most challenging for me. As a first time expecting mama, I can tell you I did not know about all of the other symptoms that come along with pregnancy. And I definitely did not know about the degree of severity they can be experienced, until I went through it myself.
I quickly came to learn that other very common pregnancy symptoms include headaches,...
I can remember finishing my yoga teacher training feeling inspired, fulfilled and ready to jump right into being a yoga teacher. I wanted to do it my way, be my own boss and create my own community, but I had ZERO business experience. So I jumped into the world of entrepreneurship and spent months trying to figure out what worked for me.
I felt like I was throwing spaghetti at the wall and waiting for one to stick. I had great ideas, but filling my classes was a CHALLENGE!
Filling your classes doesn’t have to be something you dread, you just have to learn the tools and methods. With the tools and knowledge we provided in our most recent FB Live, you can start to fill your classes and bring abundance into your yoga teaching career.
Here is what we will cover! The three marketing secrets we want you to remember and the five effective marketing strategies for yoga classes.
So, if you’re a yoga teacher and are ready to:
√ Fill more...
It is extremely common for yoga instructors to make business makes, after all – you took yoga teacher training not business school. This is why MOGA supports it’s instructors through the business side of things so they can focus on their love for teaching.
Have you made mistakes during your journey in yoga teaching? OF COURSE YOU HAVE. We all have. We all do. But, we recognize them, reflect on them, learn from them and move on.
However, some mistakes are avoidable and this is where we think Yoga Teachers could use some help. Which is why we are hosting a free mini training on FB Live.
We’re going to cover the most common business mistakes made by Yoga Teachers: not having a business plan, lacking a clearly defined identity, not having a marketing budget, failing to keep a mailing list, not cross selling classes and forgetting to ask for reviews.
When you join the FB live, we’re going to give you the exclusive template our MOGA Instructors get to reach out to...
The program enrollment opens October 2nd. By joining the waitlist you can receive up to 30% off AND you are entered to win one FREE Yoga Instructor Program!