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

May 6, 2018
12:30 - 5:30pm

Cost:  $150
Quest teachers and recent teacher graduates: $125

Pre-registration required.

About the Instructor

Kelly Swails, RPYT, E-RYT, CCCE, CLC has taught prenatal yoga actively since 2005. She is an experienced prenatal yoga teacher, birth doula, childbirth educator and lactation counselor. Kelly has trained and mentored new prenatal yoga teachers and doulas since 2010 and has attended over 65 births throughout the tri-state area.  
Kelly is the director of Quest Yoga Arts and BirthDevi Maternity Services, LLC

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