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3-Day Poppy Perinatal Yoga Training Retreat

September 6, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - September 8, 2019 @ 4:30 pm


Who this training is for:

    • Teachers of any movement style or background.
    • Limited spots for Non-Teachers who are pregnant or want to learn how to support themselves or their loved ones through pregnancy and postpartum. (Inquire about availability)

Training Curriculum:

    • Daily Prenatal/Postnatal and Meditation Sessions.
    • Tailor poses for various needs and conditions during pregnancy.
    • Specific postpartum yoga practices that promote healing and support after childbirth, including vaginal birth, surgical birth, VBAC, and pregnancy loss.
    • Use yoga practices to relieve pain, discomfort, anxiety, depression that could accompany pregnancy and postpartum.
    • Understand the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum and apply that knowledge to help prenatal and postnatal students.
    • Help people connect emotionally, physically, and spiritually with themselves and use those connections to help prepare them for pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum.
    • Hands-On Assists Clinics – learn and practice enhancement, or supportive, or pain-relieving techniques. No one technique works for everyone; adapt techniques that work best for the individual.



Catherine Allen (Level 5 Certified Forrest Yoga Teacher and Mentor, Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher, RPYT, E-RTY-500) created this Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training after encountering an abundance of fear-based misinformation and limited support for the challenges she faced during her pregnancies, pregnancy loss, childbirth, and postpartum depression.  Cat has taught countless pregnant and postpartum students throughout her 18-year teaching career and has learned immensely from birth professionals and experts. She weaves together all the collected wisdom from her personal and professional experiences to bring to you the most up-to-date information for teaching your pregnant and postpartum students. Cat teaches the 6-Day Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Training in the 9-Day Training.



LOTUS RANCH is located on 40 enchanting acres, just west of Wimberley, Texas. With low-EMF lodging, you are allowed to feel a chance of being free of modern technology. This is a healing property, known as “A Little Bit of Heaven” – Wimberley is just 15 miles west of San Marcos, off I-35 halfway between Austin and San Antonio, in the Heart of the Texas Hill Country. An easy drive 45 minutes from the Austin or San Antonio airports. For Houstonians, just a short 2.5-3 hour drive.
The facility is often used for yoga, meditation, art and spiritual retreats. Lotus Ranch enjoys sharing their peaceful location, designed for low-EMF exposure and fresh air. Notice the difference of being away from the city, clear views of treetops, low wireless internet exposure (except for access in the hall lounge where there is wifi) and enjoy the natural setting preserving the nature around you! Lotus Ranch is thankful to be stewards of this enchanting forest.


*Teacher Training Manual (e-book)
*Daily Yoga Classes (prenatal/postnatal)
*Discussion and Q&A Sessions
*Daily Breathwork and Meditation Exercises
*Hands-On Assists Workshops
*All meals prepared freshly prepared by a professional chef
*Free wifi
*Beautiful and clean accommodations (linens included)
*7-Day Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Training
*2-Day Pelvic Anatomy and Physiology Training
*1-Day Prenatal and Postnatal Energetics Training
*Certificate of Completion


*Over 100 prenatal and postnatal full color asana pictures with detailed instructions
*Articles about prenatal and postnatal practices through yoga, breath, meditation
*Poses and techniques for relieving pain and cultivating strength and openness
*Up-to-date info on anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum
*Example 60-minute sequences for private and group prenatal or postnatal classes
*Example 60-minute sequences for integrating prenatal and postnatal modifications into regular group classes
*Example 60-minute sequences from relaxing to moderate to athletic prenatal or postnatal classes

TRAINING SCHEDULE (to be confirmed):

Days 1, 2, 3
Sept 6: 4:30-7:30pm Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Training Session
Sept 7: 9:00am-6:00pm – Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Training Session
Sept 8: 8:30am-12:00pm – Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Training Session


When is check-in and check-out?

Check-in is on September 6 at 3pm. The training starts at 4:30 on September 6. The training ends at 12pm on September 8. Check-out is at 1pm.

I‘ll be late / I’ll have to miss some of the training / I’ll have to leave early

100% attendance is required for a Certificate of Completion. However, this is a baby and parent friendly environment. You are welcome to pump or tend to your baby as often as you need.

Can I register these hours with Yoga Alliance?

This is an 85-Hour Registered Prenatal Yoga School (RPYS) with Yoga Alliance. If you would like to register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT), you must complete an additional ten hours of coursework after the in-person training. If you only want continuing education credits: Once you successfully complete the training, you can submit your certificate to Yoga Alliance USA for continuing education credits.

What airport do I use? Where is it? How do I get there?

The nearest airports are the Austin or San Antonio airports, 45-minute drive from each airport. Around July 2019, you can join a private facebook group to arrange rideshares.

What are accommodations like?

You will be staying in the beautiful Lodge with 1-3 other people, one person per bed. The rooms and bathrooms are spacious and clean. All bathrooms are shared.

What are the meals like?

The meals will be freshly prepared by a professional chef. All meals will be gluten-free and sugar-free and DELICIOUS! We will have meals for vegans, vegetarians, and meat-eaters.

Can I stay an extra night?

Maybe. Contact Cat to find out.

Can I drink or smoke?

No smoking, recreational drugs, or alcohol is allowed on the retreat property during the retreat.

What does residential tuition cover?

Training curriculum, e-manual, all meals (dinner on the first day through breakfast and lunch on the last day), accommodations.

Is there a non-residential option?

Yes, there is. If you want to participate in the training but don’t want to stay at Lotus Ranch, then the non-residential tuition is $1250 Early Bird or $1650 Regular. It covers the training curriculum, digital manual, and includes a non-refundable $250 deposit.

What do I bring?

Bring 2 blocks, a yoga strap, a yoga mat, and a beach towel (or large yoga towel). If you have a bolster, please bring it. You will be putting your bolster to good use.

Is there laundry service?

There is self-service laundry on-site: 2 washers and 2 dryers.

Is there cell phone service?

Yes, there is.

Is there wifi?

There is complimentary wifi in the hall lounge. The service is fine for checking e-mail and limited surfing, however not for downloading large files, streaming, Pandora, etc.

Can I bring my baby and a caregiver?

Yes, you can! The cost for each baby is $45. The cost for each caregiver is $995 for shared accommodations (covers all meals). You must submit the non-refundable $250 deposit to hold your caregiver’s spot.

Can I choose my roommate(s)?

Sure! Use the message box at the bottom of this page, and submit the names of your desired roommates.



SHARED: Early Bird $599 / Regular $999
PRIVATE BEDROOM (shared bathroom): limited spots (email Cat)
SHARED + CAREGIVER + BABY: Early Bird $799 / Regular $1199
PRIVATE + BABY ONLY (No caregiver living at Retreat Center): limited spots (email Cat)
NON-RESIDENTIAL: Early Bird $450 / Regular $850


Early Bird Deadline is July 1, 2019.

To hold your spot, pay the non-refundable $250 deposit PER ADULT/PER CAREGIVER. The non-refundable deposit is applied to your tuition. A non-refundable deposit must be submitted for each caregiver that is attending with your baby; if you cancel your caregiver’s attendance, then the deposit will be applied to your tuition. Spots are limited. This will be a small and intimate training.

If late payment is made after July 1, 2019, then the balance for Regular Tuition Price will be due.


*30 days or more prior to retreat: 50% of monies less paypal fees and $250 non-refundable deposit.
*29 days prior: No refund. No exceptions.
*If you want to switch from residential to non-residential or private to shared, a $50 admin fee will be applied to the balance.


PAYMENT FOR 3-DAY TRAINING (September 6-8, 2019)
By making payment, you agree to honor the Strict Cancellation and Refund Policy.

3-Day Training Deposit for each adult
For whom is this deposit?

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September 6, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
September 8, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
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Lotus Ranch
525 Fischer Trail
Wimberley, TX 78676 United States
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