Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training at SYL

We aim to support teachers so they can empower women during the incredible stage of life that is pregnancy and early motherhood. Graduates of our training program will be prepared to support their students through each trimester of pregnancy and the postpartum period with yoga movement (asana), meditation, breathing, and Ayurvedic wisdom.
With the tools learned in this training, teachers will be able to create a healthy, nurturing environment in their classes where women can feel confident, supported, and relaxed.

* Anatomy and physiology of each stage of pregnancy and the postpartum period
* Modifications of classical asana for each stage of pregnancy
* Safe, healthy movement for pregnancy
* Using yoga to prepare for labor and birth
* Movement for mother and baby in the postpartum period
* Meditation, pranayama (breathing), and other yogic techniques for relaxation and well-being
* Understanding the important role of a prenatal yoga teacher as a part of a mother's health and support team
* Creating a nurturing environment for mothers
* Using the wisdom of yogic philosophy specifically for the needs of pregnant women

2018 Training Schedule:

724 S. Alamo, Suite 2 (Above La Frite Belgian Bistro)
San Antonio, TX 78205

Course Schedule:
Thursdays: 5:30 - 8:30pm
Fridays: 9:00am - 5:30pm
Saturdays: 9:00am - 5:30pm
Sundays: 9:00am - 5:30pm

Weekend Dates:
July 19 - 22
August 2 - 5
August 16 - 19

COST:  $1295 ($1495 after June 1)
Customized payment plans are available for all of our courses that we offer.

Active Birth (Janet Balaskas)
The Female Pelvis (Blandine Calais-Germaine)
Mind Over Labor (Carl Jones)

Bountiful Blissful Beautiful (Gurmukh)
Dig Pregnancy Birth and Baby (Sue Elkind)
The Birth Partner (Penny Simkin)
Birthing from Within (Pam England)
Women's Fitness Program Development (Ann F. Cowlin)
Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn (Penny Simkin)

TEACHER:  Lauren Mason ERYT-200, RYT-500
Lauren's true passion is training teachers, and loves helping her students discover how to personalize the teachings of yoga and share them with others. She is continuously inspired by the practice of yoga and how is allows for self-exploration and personal nourishment on and off the mat. She believes in grounding the practice of yoga in its ancient philosophy, and is greatly inspired by the life's work of T.K.V. Desikachar and the students of his lineage, who teach that the integrated practice of yoga can be beneficial for mind and spirit as well as physical health. She is also inspired by modern teachers such as Sadie Nardini and Shiva Rea who have creatively adapted the postural practice of yoga to be accessible to a range of students. She completed  her 200-hour Hatha Flow training with Yoga Yoga, and worked with the company as a teacher and studio manager before moving to San Antonio. Since then, Lauren  has accrued 400 additional hours of advanced training with Yoga Yoga, including a 85-hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher training with Yoga Yoga, and is currently pursuing certification as a Yoga Therapist at Yoga Yoga. Lauren is informed by her degree in secondary education and dance from the University of Texas at Austin.


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