Yoga for Labor and Birth Teacher Training

Yoga for Labor and Birth Teacher Training

November 16–18, 2018
Taught by Beth Donnelly Cabán, E-RYT 500, RN

Prenatal Yoga teachers will learn how to teach a Yoga for Labor and Birth workshop that helps people prepare physically, mentally, and emotionally for birth using various techniques and philosophies of Hatha Yoga along with the practice of effective pain-management strategies for each stage of labor. Teachers will gain a comprehensive understanding of the anatomy and the physiological process of labor and birth, medical interventions, and their potential impact on the birth process. We will explore positions, movement, and rhythms that influence fetal position, encourage progress, and ease pain in labor. We will work with breath and sound as ways to steady and calm the mind, induce relaxation, ease 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 and examine the universal needs of laboring women. 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.

$100 nonrefundable deposit
$450 early-bird discount if you register by October 16, 2018


November 16–18, 2018
Friday • 6:00pm-9:00pm, Saturday and Sunday • 10:00am-6:00pm

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Alliance Hours

Teacher Bio

Beth Donnelly Cabán

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. 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.

RYS200_YogaAlliance Integral Yoga Institute offers 500 hours of training in two segments, 200 hours and 300 hours, permitting teachers who graduate to become either an RYT 200 or an RYT 500, depending on the level of training completed. Our 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training program can be customized to fit your individual interests. You may select from our many graduate-level Yoga Teacher Training programs.


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