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 ...
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.
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,...
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