About the Training:
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)
- Pregnancy and birth aren’t illnesses. Dispel myths and fear surrounding pregnancy and birth.
- Tailor poses for various needs and conditions during pregnancy.
- Design class sequences for different types of prenatal and postnatal classes – relaxing to moderate to athletic.
- 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 mothers in their yoga practice.
- Help women connect emotionally, physically, and spiritually with themselves and use those connections to help prepare them for pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum.
For complete information about the Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training and curriculum, click here.
About the Retreat Center:
Soma Ranch is your home away from home! It has all the amenities that you would need for a comfortable stay. In your free time, you have the opportunity to relax in the therapeutic mineral spa, enjoy the infrared sauna, swim in the lap pool, explore the beautiful land, connect with the rescued donkeys and horses, or simply relax in any of the spacious lounge areas in the ranch house. Every meal – healthy, delicious, gluten-free – is freshly prepared by the on-site chef.
What you get:
*Teacher Training Manual (e-book & hard copy)
*Daily Yoga Classes
*Lecture and Q&A Sessions
*Daily Breathwork and Meditation Exercises
*Hands-On Assists Workshops for Teachers
*5 mini-yoga practice audio recordings to take with you
*Certificate of Completion for Teachers (11.5 hours of training)
*All meals prepared by on-site chef
*Access to the on-site rescued horses, swimming pool, and infrared, sauna, mineral therapeutic spa, free laundry facility, free wifi, and more
*Beautiful and clean ranch-style accommodations
What is in the Manual:
*Over 120 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
*Each participant will receive 2 versions of the Manual – 1 full color e-book and 1 black-and-white hard copy.
Sample Schedule (to be confirmed):
4:00-5:00pm Opening Ceremony
5:15-6:15pm Prenatal Yoga Class
9:30-11:00am Postnatal Yoga Class
3:00-5:00pm Hands-On Assists Workshop for Teachers
5:00-5:30pm Yoga Nidra Meditation
9:00-10:30am Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Class
10:30-11:30am Hands-On Assists Workshop for Teachers
12:20-12:30pm Closing Ceremony
When is check-in and check-out?
Check-in is on March 31st at 3pm. The training starts at 4pm on March 31st. The training ends at 12:30pm on April 1st. Check-out is at 2pm on April 1st.
I‘ll be late / I’ll have to miss some of the training / I’ll have to leave early
You must attend the training 100% in order to receive your Certificate of Completion.
Can I register these hours with Yoga Alliance?
Once you successfully complete the training, you can submit your hours to Yoga Alliance USA for continuing education credits.
How do I drive to Soma Ranch?
From Houston: I-45 North, exit Loop 336, take left at first lights (west on 336), exit FM 2854, go right (west on FM 2854), left on highway 105. Drive through Montgomery town, pass Montgomery High School, take right 1 mile past school onto Pooles Rd, and continue to the very end through the gate onto the ranch.
What airport should I use to fly to Soma Ranch?
Getting to Soma Ranch is quite easy. We recommend that you fly into Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). IAH is about a 60-minute drive to Soma Ranch. Bruce is the private driver who provides excellent personalized transportation between IAH Airport and Soma Ranch. Cost: $65. Fare and ride can be shared between up to 4 passengers. Click here to arrange a ride, and use the VIP discount code “SOMA” (without the quotations). If you fly into Hobby airport – less recommended but will work – we recommend you to rent a car or a shuttle buss to IAH Airport. Allow extra time. It’s possible Bruce could pick you up and Uber is another option worth considering. Journey is about 90 minutes from Hobby to IAH to Soma Ranch.
Do I need to rent a car?
Technically, no. You could use a shuttle, uber, or other service to get you to and from Soma Ranch. During your stay, you’ll have virtually everything you need to live comfortably at the ranch. If you want more freedom to get around, you’re welcome to rent a car.
Can I stay an extra day?
Folks sometimes enjoy an extra day before or after their trainings and retreats to optimize their experience at Soma Ranch and/or to soak in more of the local surroundings. Hotels near the Airport can be extremely convenient and reasonable. Previous guests have shared enjoyment with “HotWire” bookings. We also have 2 fabulous local options (one super close to Soma Ranch the other near NiaMoves Houston Studio) These local lovely community members provide luxurious, personalized private accommodation with en suite bathroom. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive more details.
Cost (Early Bird Deadline June 7, 2017):
Tuition includes $200 non-refundable deposit.
Co-Ed Dorm (limited to 10 people): Early Bird $595 / Regular $650
Semi-Private (limited to 6 people – 2 people per room): Early Bird $695 / Regular $750
Non-Residential (limited spots): Early Bird $390 / Regular $490
*30 days prior to retreat: Full refund of monies less paypal fees and $200 non-refundable deposit.
*29-14 days prior to retreat: 50% of monies less paypal fees and $200 non-refundable deposit.
*less than 14 days prior: No refund. No exceptions.