Yoga for Labor & Delivery

Yoga for Labor & Delivery Teacher Training

September 25–27, 2015
Taught by Kelly Devi Swails, RPYT, CCCE

This training shows Prenatal Yoga teachers how to help students prepare for labor and delivery using many of the techniques of Hatha Yoga. A comprehensive understanding of the anatomy and the physiological process will ground them in the dynamics of labor. Learn how positions and movement, breath and vocalization, touch and massage, relaxation, visualization, and meditation can ease labor and delivery and be effective in coping with pain. Teachers may also use this knowledge to help partners prepare to support laboring women. They will be ready to teach a labor preparation workshop for expectant couples/partners and incorporate labor preparation into Prenatal Yoga classes. The training offers a wonderful way for teachers to enrich and expand their offerings to students as they reach the later weeks of pregnancy.

In addition to attending this weekend training, students must undertake independent study (including reading and written assignments), observe workshops, and participate in a co-teaching practicum in order to complete the program successfully.

$400 ($360 for active IYINY teachers)
$100 nonrefundable deposit


Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 25–27, 2015
Friday 6–9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Open to certified Prenatal teachers

Yoga Alliance Hours

Teacher Bio

Kelly Devi, RPYT, CCCE, began teaching Prenatal Yoga and labor and delivery workshops nearly ten years ago. Inspired initially by her own experiences in childbirth, she has become ever more strongly dedicated to this practice as she has worked with hundreds of couples and regularly witnessed the profound and sacred nature of birth and motherhood. Kelly is an Integral Yoga certified Prenatal, Postnatal, and Therapeutic Yoga teacher as well as a labor support doula, childbirth educator, and infant massage educator. She is mother to three sons.


Call 212-929-0585, ext. 68, or e-mail

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Deposit is nonrefundable. No refunds once the program begins.