Beth Donnelly CabánRN, E-RYT 500
Beth Donnelly Cabán, E-RYT 500, RN, is a Hatha Yoga teacher and Registered Nurse who specializes in therapeutic applications of Yoga and meditation, prenatal Yoga, Yoga for labor and delivery, and postpartum Yoga. She has been teaching Yoga since 1997, prenatal and postpartum Yoga since 1998, and is the primary instructor of the Integral Yoga Prenatal Teacher Training Program. Beth’s Yoga training has been with the Integral Yoga Institute in New York City and Coimbatore, South India. She has also studied with Janet Balaskas and Michel Odent at the Active Birth Centre in London, therapeutic Yoga with Cheri Clampett and Arturo Peal, as well as Rodney Yee and Sharon Salzberg. Beth is a certified midwife assistant (The Farm), labor support doula (DONA), and childbirth educator (CEA/MNY). Beth lives in Western MA and visits NYC frequently to teach.
Lara Kohn ThompsonLMT, E-RYT 500, RPYT
Lara Kohn Thompson, LMT, E-RYT 500, RPYT, is a licensed massage therapist, certified Yoga teacher, perinatal trainer, educator and mentor. Building on a successful dance career in her native France, Lara brings her extensive experience with movement and bodywork, as well as a French expertise in perinatal care, to both her teaching and her bodywork practice. While maintaining a vibrant private practice, Lara also offers weekly Yoga classes, Yoga teacher trainings and continuing education workshops for both movement and health professionals.
She is co-founder of the perinatal program at Bend and Bloom Yoga and of the Essential Prenatal Yoga teacher training program. Additionally, she is a contributor and trainer for the Integral Yoga Institute, Kula Yoga Project, Wanderlust, and most recently, Namaste Yoga in France.
This training prepares Yoga teachers to teach classes in Prenatal Yoga. The specialized prenatal practices help the students become aware of the changes of pregnancy and promote relaxation and suppleness. The Prenatal Yoga pranayama, chanting, and visualizations are powerful tools for the parent to attune to their baby and its needs.
An in-depth review of the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, labor, and birth lays the foundation for teachers’ understanding of the myriad benefits of Hatha Yoga for pregnancy. They will gain extensive experience with asanas well suited to pregnant individuals and a thorough acquaintance with contraindications during pregnancy. The training will sensitize teachers to the profound physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual transitions of pregnancy and birth and demonstrate how such techniques as chanting, pranayama, deep relaxation, and meditation can be effective ways of coping with these changes.
Discussions of the energy anatomy of pregnancy and birth will deepen teachers’ knowledge of the Integral Yoga prenatal practice.
Integral Yoga Prenatal Teacher certification includes teaching a practicum.
May 3 – June 2, 2024 (May 24-26 Memorial Day weekend off)
Fridays • 6:00pm – 9:00pm EDT
Saturdays and Sundays • 11:00am – 3:00pm EDT
All classes online, final weekend is hybrid with an in-person option.
Practicum: Students will teach a Prenatal class as the qualifying exam for certification. Qualifying classes may be scheduled between June 3 and July 1. Students should plan to be available to teach one qualifying class and attend three classes taught by fellow classmates during this time.
Tuition includes the training manual, free Hatha classes for the duration of the training, and a $100 non-refundable administrative fee.
- $1,300 Full Tuition
- $1,200 Early Bird Discount when you register by March 31, 2024
- $1,170 for IYINY Active Teachers and IYTA members
A payment plan is available in two monthly installments.The first installment is due upon acceptance into the training, and the following installment will be automatically billed after 30 days. First installment payment must be made no later than April 30 or full tuition will be due before starting the training. A $25 administrative fee will be included in the payment plan.
2 partial scholarships of $650 are available for eligible BIPOC and LGBTQ+ students. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please indicate this request on your application.
If you would like to donate to support Integral Yoga’s scholarship fund, you may select the tuition + donation option when you register, and an additional one-time contribution of $25 will be added to your payment. If you would like to make a larger tax-deductible donation, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. As a non-profit organization, we rely on the generosity of our donors and patrons to support these valuable offerings. We thank you for helping us create a more equitable and inclusive Yoga community.
Teachers who are already certified in Prenatal through Integral Yoga may participate in this program at a discounted rate of $575. Auditors are not required to attend all sessions and will not be evaluated on assignments. If you are interested in auditing this course, please email TeacherTraining@iyiny.org with a copy of your Integral Yoga Prenatal certificate.
How to Apply
Submit your application and deposit through the link above. We will review your application and send further instructions to complete your enrollment. We encourage students to submit their applications as early as possible. Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis, admission is not guaranteed. Application Deadline: April 20, 2024
Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification (200-hour).
All applicants must be familiar with the Integral Yoga Level I class.
Certification and Continuing Education Credits
- Yoga Alliance: 85 hours for RPYT designation or continuing education credit
- 300-Hour Certification: 85 hours credit for Integral Yoga 300-Hour Certification
“This training was amazing. I could never have imagined how much I would learn about the physical changes inherent to the human body during pregnancy, but the amount of information never felt completely overwhelming. Beth and Lara did an amazing job of shepherding us through a complex subject in an interesting, compassionate, and comprehensive way.”
”I absolutely LOVED this training and I felt seen, heard and loved in every class. The instructors’ energy was so nurturing. I will definitely recommend and take every training they offer. Beth is very passionate about teaching and putting it all together. I would absolutely take her class if I was pregnant. She gives you permission to be where you are in your practice. The connection between the teachers and students was incredible even in a zoom setting, and that was all facilitated by the teachers. Thank you for your compassion, love and nurturance. I needed it.”
“A really magical experience. I was educated, inspired, and motivated by both the teachers and my fellow students. I feel completely prepared to bring the gift of Prenatal yoga to mamas-to-be everywhere.”
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