Prenatal & toLabor Doula Teacher Training Certification

Beloved Yoga and toLabor have partnered together to create this training and certification. To continue on the doula track is optional.

Prerequisite: 200-hr Yoga Teachers and/or interested in the doula track.

JUNE 21-23 and JULY 12- 14 | HOURS: 9–6 PM


Investment: $1150 ($1350 after May 31, 2019)

Instructors: Maryam Ovissi, Stevie Bolger, Alyson Maclatchy, Vasanthi Srinivasan and Thérèse Hak-Kuhn

85-hour Yoga Alliance Approved (includes 25-hour Mentoring Program)


Beloved Yoga is honored to partner with toLabor to offer the first program of its kind in the United States, a combined Prenatal Yoga and Doula certification program. This teacher training fulfills the standards as set by Yoga Alliance and you will be recognized as an RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher).


Beloved Yoga believes that Yoga and the prenatal journey are a perfect match. Over the last decade, Beloved Yoga’s Prenatal program has offered Mamas a safe space to journey through pregnancy. Honoring all births and seeing them all as perfect (hospital, home, birth center…etc). We also believe Pregnancy is a powerful process in life where we honor each Mamma and the unique empowering journey of pregnancy. The Beloved Yoga Prenatal & Doula Certification program is born from this respect of the journey.


We will use the 8-limb Ashtanga framework of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. There will be a portion on Ayurveda and pregnancy. We have combined a prenatal yoga and doula training because we recognize that the prenatal yoga classes are one of the most powerful tools to assist the birth journey. We also believe there needs to be a level of competency for Yoga and for the birth process.  This combined program will provide you with wisdom, intelligence and tools that are useful for mama and baby.


In this program, you will:

• Learn about the anatomy, physiology and psychology of pregnancy

• Understand how the changing body through the trimesters affects the Asana, Pranayama and Meditation practices

• Learn the Beloved Yoga Intelligent Prenatal Yoga Sequencing

• Gain tools to create safe spaces in class for mamas to honor themselves and to celebrate pregnancy

• Learn relaxation tools for mamas on and off the mat

• Gain insight into how breath work and concentration practices can support mama, baby, and the BIRTH


As with all programs at Beloved Yoga, this training will include a unique mentoring component. The 25-hour mentoring program is included in the fee. You are required to observe 10 classes at Beloved Yoga, teach 10 classes (at Beloved Yoga or other approved location) and meet for two mentoring sessions with your lead teacher.


To complete the Prenatal Certification and receive Yoga Alliance RPYT status, trainees need to complete a 25-hour Mentoring Program that is included in the program (observe/teach/mentor) outside of the weekend hours.


To complete the Doula Training, trainees will need to fulfill observation of births, essays and reading list completion. Please visit http://www.tolabor.com for the details. Doula certification does not need to be completed for RPYT status.


REQUIRED READINGS:

The Complete Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth by Sheila Kitzinger

Heart and Hands  by Elizabeth Davis

The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin


For more information or questions, please contact Maryam@BelovedYoga.com