Adapting Asana for Moms-to-Be

Yoga teachers who teach to the general population need a basic understanding of prenatal yoga to provide safe and confident instruction when pregnant women take regular yoga classes. This workshop, offered under BirthDevi Maternity Services, LLC, is designed to help yoga teachers (and trainees) to become more familiar with the basics of pregnancy and the unique needs of pregnant women in every trimester.

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the changes occurring during pregnancy, common discomforts, which asanas are contraindicated (and why), how to appropriately modify poses and ways to adjust your lesson plan to ensure it's both beneficial and safe for prenatal yoga students.

This workshop is a continuing education opportunity for yoga teachers who want more information for guiding pregnant women who attend regular classes.


  • Certified yoga teachers without prenatal certification
  • Yoga teacher trainees


  • Male yoga teachers are welcome and encouraged to attend!
  • Completion of this workshop does not qualify as a prenatal yoga certification.

Yoga Alliance C.E. credits - 5 hrs

December 9, 2018
12:30 - 5:30pm

 $125 if registered before December 1, 2018

Pre-registration required.

About the Instructor

Kelly Swails, RPYT, E-RYT, CCCE, CLC, M.A. is a certified prenatal yoga teacher/trainer, childbirth educator, birth doula, lactation counselor, and mom. She brings extensive experience working with this population and offers a practical perspective in her teaching. Kelly has 13 years of experience working with pregnant women and their partners before, during and after birth in yoga studios and birthing rooms throughout the trip-state area.

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