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Mama Tree Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, Level 1

July 23 - 28, 2017

Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

$895 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

Becoming a mother is a precious time, filled with many questions and expectations. Expand your skills to be able to offer the gift of expert support to mothers-to-be.

This comprehensive 45-hour yoga training with Jane Austin—midwife, doula, and leading pre- and postnatal yoga teacher of the Bay Area—provides you with the experience and knowledge you need to teach yoga with confidence and compassion to women in all stages of pregnancy and the early stages of postpartum.

Through hands-on experience, physical movement, lecture, and group discussion, you will explore yoga as a tool to help others prepare for childbirth and meet the challenges of motherhood.

You will learn:

  • Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy
  • Effects of pregnancy on the body
  • Psychology of pregnancy and birth
  • Benefits of yoga in pregnancy and beyond
  • How to sequence a prenatal and postnatal class
  • Postures to relieve common discomforts
  • Which poses are contraindicated (what to avoid)
  • Appropriate pranayama (breath work) practices
  • Yoga for labor
  • Mom and baby yoga.

In addition to the modified postures and special sequences that you will be able to teach, you will leave this training with a greater understanding of relevant hot topics, including prenatal bonding, how to navigate cultural attitudes about birth, medical and holistic models of care, postpartum issues, resource building, nutrition, and natural remedies for pregnancy and beyond.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Jane Austin

    Yoga Teacher, Child Birth Educator

    Jane Austin has worked with mothers for more than two decades as a yoga teacher, midwife, doula (labor assistant), and childbirth educator.

    She is founder and director of Mama Tree, a Yoga Alliance-registered school dedicated to training yoga teachers, birth professionals, and other health professionals interested in teaching prenatal and postnatal yoga. Jane’s teacher training program attracts students from all over the world who are interested in utilizing the practice of yoga to support prenatal and postnatal women physically, mentally, and emotionally.

    Jane offers women a mindful, supportive, and nourishing yoga practice that empowers them through pregnancy, childbirth, and all of the years that follow. Although her style is influenced by many teachers and traditions—including Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Anusara—Jane’s most inspirational teachers remain her children and the many mamas and couples she has worked with. It is her vision to bring yoga to all pregnant women.


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  • Why Attend
    • Expand your yoga teaching skills so you can work with mothers-to-be throughout their pregnancies and during the early stages of postpartum.

    • Deepen your understanding of anatomy, physiology, and the common experiences that mothers share during pregnancy and beyond.

    • Become more compassionate around the journey of pregnancy by immersing yourself in a weeklong program dedicated to the transformative experience of the body, mind, and spirit that occurs while preparing to bring a baby into the world.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    Sunday (2 Hours) 7:30pm – 9:30pm

    Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 12:30pm

    Monday – Thursday 1:45pm – 4:45 pm

    Monday – Thursday 7:30pm – 9:30pm

    Friday 9am – 11am



    All participants must have completed a 200-hour basic teacher training or have at least three years of yoga practice. All participants must have a working knowledge of basic alignment principles.

    Experience Level

    Some experience required.

    CEs Available

    This training qualifies as continuing education if you are registered with Yoga Alliance, or the hours can be applied to the Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher designation (RPYT) with Yoga Alliance.

    Special Interest To

    Yoga teachers, midwives, doulas, and other health professionals who are interested in teaching yoga to mothers

    Special Details

    Mama Tree is a certified Yoga Alliance prenatal yoga school. All participants will receive a copy of Prenatal Yoga with Jane Austin DVD, as well a training binder with additional materials and resources. A certificate of completion will be awarded upon completion of the 45-hour training and successful completion of take-home exam and book report.

  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.

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