Prenatal + Postnatal

Yoga Teacher Training

Embracing Mother + Child

In our Prenatal + Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training (40h YACEP), you will learn tools to empower Mother + Child on this transformational and intimate journey. Through offering these tools, you may be helping a Mama connect more deeply with her child, which has a lasting impact on the child's nervous system and life! Mothers (and families) need all the support during this time. The prenatal and early years of a child's life often leave Mother's experiencing a range of emotions - pure bliss, fear, deepest of love, and dark days. Mothering can be a beautiful opportunity to surrender to the transformation each child brings to our lives, but can also be very challenging due to lack of support, little or no sleep, changes in relationships, the needs of each child, overwhelm of information , work demands or changes, and more. The honour to hold space for families during this time and offer tools to nourish the nervous system are invaluable.

This training will support you in creating an empowering environment for Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Classes, including offering you the tools to support moms who join your non-prenatal specific classes. In order to teach, you will need your 200h yoga teacher training.

What makes our training unique?

  • Explore Anatomy + Physiology as led by Cheryl Leia, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist

  • Gain a deep understanding of the nervous system + biology of pain to empower moms

  • Learn about the biology of trauma and how to create an atmosphere that is supportive for all families

  • Empower moms to go within to connect with themselves and their child, to nourish a healthy relationship

  • Support families with tools to encourage healthy development in the first year of life + relieve some common concerns

  • Create meaningful community + classes for your clients, drawing upon Kundalini, Hatha, Yin, Restorative + Nidra practices

  • The opportunity to enjoy (if you're a pregnant or mom with babe) or assist in in-person Prenatal or Mom + Babe Yoga Classes

Your Guides

Baby and me yoga

Katie, Lead

Katie is a mama to two, an Expert Registered Yoga Teacher - ERYT, Registered Children's Yoga Teacher - RCYT, Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP), and Craniosacral + Somato-emotional Release Healer. She has worked with children and adults for over 20 years, and taught yoga since 2012. While Katie completed her Bachelor in Business, she has always been a teacher and healer at heart. She holds her Certificate in Adult Learning and is pursuing her Masters in Counselling. Her unique understanding of the emotions, the body, and the nervous system helps her empower her students... who really are her teachers. She learned meditation, breath-work and Somatoemotional Release (not calling it that!) as a child, which has inspired her life work! Katie prefers the more gentle (Yin) styles of yoga that nourish the nervous system and encourage us to go within. After having two children, she feels even more called to hold space for Mother and Child (and the whole family). Katie hopes to inspire you with tools you can incorporate into your life and share with your clients, to empower them on this transformational journey!

Katie is a mama to two, an Expert Registered Yoga Teacher - ERYT, Registered Children's Yoga Teacher - RCYT, Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP), and Craniosacral + Somato-emotional Release Healer. She has worked with children and adults for over 20 years, and taught yoga since 2012. While Katie completed her Bachelor in Business, she has always been a teacher and healer at heart. She holds her Certificate in Adult Learning and is pursuing her Masters in Counselling. Her unique understanding of the emotions, the body, and the nervous system helps her empower her students... who really are her teachers. She learned meditation, breath-work and Somatoemotional Release (not calling it that!) as a child, which has inspired her life work! Katie prefers the more gentle (Yin) styles of yoga that nourish the nervous system and encourage us to go within. After having two children, she feels even more called to hold space for Mother and Child (and the whole family). Katie hopes to inspire you with tools you can incorporate into your life and share with your clients, to empower them on this transformational journey!

postnatal yoga

Cheryl, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist

I have been working in pelvic health for 12 years and have been a practicing physiotherapist for over 35 years. I’m well respected for my extensive knowledge of how our bodies work (which includes pelvic health), and my compassionate, caring, and straightforward treatment style. Having had two C-sections myself, a VBAC, chronic headaches, and multiple sports injuries, it’s safe to say I understand women’s and pelvic health issues intimately.

Empathetic, knowledgeable, and always professional (with a side of light-hearted humour!), I strive to make talking about pelvic health concerns easy and comfortable. I believe that working on people’s pelvic health is the best job in the world— and I think it shows!

Yoga is a wonderful way to move, know your essence, and, benefit from your breath. It’s perfect for moms! 

Apply Here!

Join us at RVN Wellness in Port Moody 2023!

Wednesdays 845-1145a . Feb 22, Mar 8, Mar 22

(Opportunity to participate or assist in Mom + Babe Class at studio 115-215p Wednesdays)

Cost:

$699 + gst

Payment plans are available + you may be qualified to receive the BC Training Grant!

You will receive an email after applying with 4 payment options

Please ensure you read our Code of Conduct, Policies + Waiver here.

 "I loved demonstration of realistic classes and the opportunity to try out what we learned...seeing and doing are essential for getting the feel for the actual practice."

ELIZABETH

“Your course was absolutely invaluable and I would take it over and over! Having the daily anchoring was essential as I navigated a big transition… Thank you so much! Your leadership is truly inspiring.”

ALANA

FAQS

What certification do I get?

Upon completion you will receive a 35h YACEP certification for continuing education if you are registered with Yoga Alliance. Otherwise, it's a great training to take for further knowledge, especially if you are working with pregnant and new (again) families.

Do I need my 200h?

This is a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education certification, so it is created based on students having a basic understanding of Yoga, however; you are welcome to take this training out of interest... but please know we won't be diving into skeletal variation or each form and how to hold poses perfectly (which isn't true for each person anyway) and other details you may learn in a 200h program. If you want to explore this for personal benefit and are pregnant or have just had a little one, I would recommend our Empowered Pregnancy + Beyond Course on the gloWithin App, which comes with a 1:1 session with Katie.

Do you offer payment plans?

Of course! Please email Katie@glowithin.ca to arrange an interest-free payment plan after you have submitted your application.

202-106 West 1st Avenue, North Vancouver BC

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katie@glowithin.ca

778.246.2960