Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

May 11–14 and 18–20, 2018
Taught by Beth Donnelly Cabán and Lara Kohn Thompson

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 mother to attune herself to her 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 women 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. Students may schedule their practicum from May 21 to June 8, 2018.

$1,250 ($1,125 for IYINY active teachers)
$100 nonrefundable deposit
$100 Early Bird discount if you register by April 11, 2018



Friday–Monday, May 11–14 and Friday–Sunday, May 18–20, 2018
10 a.m.–6 p.m. each day
Practicum Dates: Students may schedule their teaching practicum from May 15 to June 2.

Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification (200-hour). All applicants must be familiar with the Integral Yoga Level I class.

Yoga Alliance Hours
85 (Includes 57 contact hours with primary instructors, prenatal class observations, self-study and a teaching practicum.)

Teacher Bios

Beth Donnelly CabánBeth 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. The majority of 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 with her husband and son and visits NYC frequently to teach.

Lara Kohn ThompsonLara Kohn Thompson, E-RYT 500, RPYT
After a successful dance career with both national and independent companies in France, Lara has been teaching Yoga and involved with women’s health work for over a decade.
She is a certified Yoga teacher and trainer (E-RYT 500, RPYT) and a certified A.P.O.R. (approche posturo-respiratoire) practitioner with a focus on the prenatal, birth, and postpartum phases. Lara offers individualized physical care and training sessions for women as well as integrated pelvic-floor health. Her private practice blends the different modalities she is certified and trained in: Yoga, Pilates, A.P.O.R (approche posture-respiratoire), A.P.M. (anatomie pour le mouvement), and craniosacral therapy as well as her 30 years of experience with movement. Lara is a Prenatal Yoga teacher trainer for Integral Yoga Institute and on the teaching staff of Kula Yoga Project’s 200-hour teacher training program. She is a contributing scholar for the Wanderlust teacher training manual. She teaches continuing-education workshops for movement and health professionals.

YA-RPYS-IYIOffering Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training for more than 30 years. Recognized and certified by Yoga Alliance at the 85-hour level.


Call 212-929-0585, ext. 16, or e-mail

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“This has been a wonderful experience for me; from soup to nuts, I found the program to be well run and organized. Time was used well, and I never felt rushed or overwhelmed by the information. Really, it’s one of the best trainings I’ve taken. Great textbook. Films were wonderful in creating context. Practice teaching was useful on every level. Restorative techniques/ propping/Yoga therapy: great!”
—Jainee McCarroll

“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 teachers to mamas-to-be everywhere.”
—Oona Lalita Mekas

“There are few moments in my life that I will cherish till the end, and this training is one of those moments.”
—Shahar Yannay

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Deposit is nonrefundable. No refunds once the program begins.
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