About this Course
Sweet Momma Yoga is the original Registered Prenatal Yoga School (RPYS) in Michigan and the Toledo, Ohio area.
To ensure participants receive proper and individualized attention this course holds space for six trainees, and surpasses the minimum RPYS standards by extending the program to 100 hours at no additional cost to students.
Fertility, pregnancy, childbirth, and the first year postpartum will be studied on many levels. These life topics are delicate in nature. Please be aware of your own life experiences as sometimes past or unresolved feelings may come to light. As such, time to debrief and discuss is available. This fosters the ability to ultimately help others without attaching personal feelings on someone else’s life journey.
- Pelvic Floor and Core Health instructed by Dr. Rachael E. Miller, Physical Therapist and Women’s Health Coach
- Trauma-informed approach instructed by Adria Moses, owner of The School of Radical Healing
- Ayurveda for pregnancy and postpartum instructed by Beena Vesikar, owner of Beayurvedic
As program director and lead trainer, Elise Bowerman was fortunate to grow up in a household with a holistic mind-set and practiced yoga 10 years before her first child was born. She taught and practiced yoga throughout the entire pregnancies of both children experiencing first-hand what it’s like to evolve at this time in life… personally and professionally. Due to her healthful living background she works closely with and advocates for doulas, midwives, chiropractors, holistic medicine, pelvic floor physical therapists, perinatal and antenatal psychologists.Buy Now
This course is an all encompassing consideration of life in the time of fertility, pregnancy, birthing, and the first year postpartum. You will leave this course with the resources and how-to’s of instructing prenatal and postnatal yoga classes or workshops, business strategies to market yourself and be a perinatal yoga leader in your community, and a deeper understanding of this grand transitional phase of life as women and birth-givers become parents.
Prerequisite: A minimum of one year, consistent personal yoga practice (i.e. weekly practice at minimum.) Trainee must have a basic understanding of yoga postures, breath work, and mindfulness.
Optional, recommended readings: The Bhagavad Gita by Stephen Mitchell or Eknath Easwaran, and Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse.