Prenatal Yoga
Teacher Training


Whole Mama Yoga

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training


Want to teach pregnant and postnatal women yoga? Want to offer yoga for whole mamas — women who are seeking yoga as a tool for fertility, a source of healing after miscarriage, a place of support through pregnancy, and a haven during the first days, weeks, and months of motherhood? Join us for our Whole Mama Yoga Prenatal Yoga Training, fall 2017 and spring 2018 at Evolve Movement.
Women continue to be the majority in yoga classes. The needs, joys, and challenges specific to women before, during, and after childbearing offers teachers the opportunity to affect and deeply connect with women during these momentous, transformational times in life. This 4-weekend intensive will focus on a wide range of yoga for women in all phases and stages of motherhood — from fertility and preconception to prenatal and postnatal yoga to yoga for mother and baby and beyond. It meets the requirements of the Prenatal Teacher Training standards of Yoga Alliance (YA).
This unique offering is perfect for yoga teachers, doulas, childbirth educators, and other care providers. Our Whole Mama Yoga training goes beyond the traditional offerings of a prenatal yoga teacher training, and supplies students with much-needed information for their childbearing-age clients. In this intensive, trainees will learn:

  • Compassionate and thoughtful yoga instruction for women in all phases of motherhood
  • To safely teach an empowering and supportive prenatal yoga class to women with a wide variety of physical and emotional needs
    Yoga and meditation practices to support women struggling with fertility challenges
  • Pre and postnatal modifications for women attending regular yoga classes
    Anatomy of pregnancy, labor, and birth
  • Physical and emotional impacts of pregnancy
  • Cultural perspectives on pregnancy and birth, and how these perspectives can impact a woman’s own experience
  • How yoga beautifully supports the physical and emotional changes of pregnancy
  • General health and nutrition, in addition to yoga practices, that can be helpful leading up to pregnancy
  • Pranayama practices for pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum
  • Truths and myths about pregnancy
  • Contraindications during pregnancy
  • Meditation, visualization, and yoga positions that can be helpful for labor and birth
  • To teach effective yoga, meditation, and massage techniques for women’s partners during pregnancy and labor
  • Safe and effective strategies and yoga practices for rebuilding strength and flexibility after childbirth
  • General information postpartum physical changes, health, and healing
  • To safely teach a healing and helpful postnatal yoga class to women with a wide variety of physical and emotional needs
  • To teach baby and me yoga classes
  • To teach women to integrate yoga and meditation into “life after birth”
Prenatal Yoga Training with Whole Mama Yoga


Whole Mama Yoga is Lauren Sacks (E-RYT 200, PYTT) and Alexandra DeSiato (E-RYT 500) who collectively have nearly three decades of yoga teaching and practicing between them. Both mothers and yoga teachers, Lauren and Alexandra started Whole Mama Yoga as a community resource for yoga teaching, classes, and information. They blog together at

Whole Mama Yoga is a Yoga Alliance approved Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training.

85 CE Hours




Early bird price $1100 early bird by Sept 6 / $1300 after


2017: Oct 6-8, Nov 3-5, Feb 2-4, Mar 2-4
Fridays 4-9:30pm
Saturdays 12:30-7:30pm
Sundays 12:30-4pm