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.
In this training, Prenatal Yoga teachers will learn how to teach comfort measures and coping strategies for students in late pregnancy, labor, birth and the immediate postpartum. The information in this training can be woven into prenatal Yoga classes or it can be taught as a workshop or private session.
Yoga for Labor and Birth will help people prepare physically, mentally, and emotionally for birth using various techniques and philosophies of Yoga along with the practice of effective pain-management strategies. Teachers will gain a comprehensive understanding of the anatomy and physiology of late pregnancy, labor, birth, and the immediate postpartum and effective ways to safeguard the universal needs of people through the birthing process.
We will explore positions, movement, and rhythms that influence fetal position, encourage progress in labor and support a greater sense of ease. We will work with breath and sound as ways to steady and calm the mind, induce relaxation, dissipate pain, and energize the body. We will work with touch—massage, counterpressure, acupressure points—as means to supply comfort, facilitate progress, and relieve pain. When the mind is free of tension and fear, the body is able to give birth with greater ease. We will practice relaxation techniques and visualizations for labor and birth.
Teachers will also learn about medical interventions and their potential impact on the birth process. Among the topics we will discuss are the use of heat and/or cold for comfort, eating and drinking as essential labor support, and the benefits of water in various forms.
Fridays • 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. EST
Saturdays and Sundays • 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. EST
All times given in Eastern Time U.S. Please check your time zone.
Tuition – $525
- $475 Early Bird Discount when you register and pay in full by March 1, 2022.
- Active IYI Teachers are eligible for discounted tuition of $450. Please contact TeacherTraining@iyiny.org to request the discount before making your payment.
- A payment plan is available in two monthly installments of $275. March 1 is the deadline to enroll in this payment plan.
- Make your tuition payment in full or enroll in the payment plan.
- Application Deadline: March 28, 2022
- 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.
Participants should have a partner to practice with for the second weekend.
Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
Certification and Continuing Education Credits
- Yoga Alliance: 18 hours for continuing education
- 300-Hour Certification: 18 hours credit for Integral Yoga 300-Hour Certification