Mama Tree Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, Level 1


Jane Austin

July 23-28, 2017
Sunday-Friday, 5 nights

$895 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.


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.

Faculty Bio

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

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    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.


Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.

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