Pregnancy is one of the most extraordinary times in a woman’s life. It is a time for nurturing yourself as well as your unborn child. It’s also time for learning to meditate and find focus in breath.
Prenatal yoga classes provide safe exercises designed to strengthen and relax a rapidly changing body, preparing students for a conscious childbirth and the opportunity for mother and child to bond prior to birth.

During each step of this training, teacher trainers will learn to:

  • Create and guide expectant moms through asana safe for pregnancy yet challenging enough to properly prepare the body for birth
  • Create and guide pre-natal students through meditations for mom and baby
  • Facilitate bonding with other moms going through a similar transition
  • Plan classes that are designed specifically for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of expectant moms
  • Apply knowledge of pregnancy complications and contraindications to assure mom and baby’s safety at all times

 All training will be taught by Katy Stahl, Founder and Director, ERYT 500, RPYT in conjunction with Mary Borton, ERTY 200.  Read more about the Shantimom Training. Yellow Tree Yoga is offering this enrichment to your yoga teaching with 3 options of intensity and certification.

No Training scheduled in 2018! Contact us for future options or other locations!Level 1 certification \

Open to Yoga Teachers and Yoga Students with a passion for working with pregnant women including: doulas, midwives, doctors, nurses, physical therapists and anyone else that works with pregnant women.

This certification covers:

  • postures
  • theme and breathing techniques safe for pregnancy in a set sequence
  • elements of a prenatal class
  • pregnancy anatomy
  • ethics of a teacher
  • postures and condition contraindications

Required Reading: Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful by Gurmukh; Birth without Violence by Federick Leboyer, M.D..

Certification Requirements:  Attendance for all 17 hours; practicum; completion of homework

Training includes 17 contact hours and 4 non contact hours

Cost: $325


Advanced Certification


Open to anyone that’s completed the Level 1 Certification.

In this certification, students will learn more in depth postures and pranayama as well as how to make postures safe for pregnancy.  Students will also learn how to theme and sequence unique classes as well as learn Yoga Therapy as it applies to prenatal.

Required Reading:  Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

Certification Requirements: Attendance for all 17 hours; practicum; completion of homework; pass grade on final exam

Training includes 17 contact hours and 4 non contact hours

Cost: $325


Level 3

RPYT Certification

Open to anyone that’s completed the Advanced Certification and is registered with the Yoga Alliance.

The RPYT Certification covers classroom scenarios, how to teach Post natal classes as well as Prenatal Partner classes.  We will also cover how to create workshops suitable for the pregnant population.

Certification Requirements: as set forth by the Yoga Alliance
Cost:  $450

A new addition to our January training –

Shanti Mom Postnatal Yoga Training at Yellow Tree

January 6-7, 2018 in Troy

Join us for this 8-hour certification in post natal yoga. In this one day training students will learn how to create and lead  Mommy and me style class for newborns to crawlers.  The class will incorporate yoga for both Mom and baby as well has massage techniques to encourage digestion and sleep for the bundle of joy.

You will learn:

  • Purpose of Postnatal Yoga
    • Community with other women and babies
    • Alleviate areas of tension and discomfort in the postnatal body and regain strength in the core
    • Promote bonding with baby – Help mom with techniques to alleviate upset bellies and promote sleep in baby
  •     Elements of a Postnatal Yoga Class
  •     How to set up a Postnatal Classroom
  •     Postpartum Anatomy/Contraindications to Yoga/Exercise
  •     Meditations, Sequencing and Themes for a Postnatal Class

This training is most appropriate for those with at least 6 months of yoga experience; preferably already teaching yoga.

Weekend Schedule:
Saturday, Jan. 6 2:00-6:00p.m.
Sunday, Jan 7 8:00am- 12:00pm

Cost: $150
Required Readings: Itsy Bitsy Yoga by Helen Garabedian; Baby Massage by Dr. Alan Heath & Nicki BainbridgeTraining hosted by:
Yellow Tree Yoga, 103 East Main Street, Troy, OH –  For registration questions, logistics and other details, please contact us 937-231-1129

For questions regarding Shantimom course and content , please contact course director:

Katy Stahl, ERYT 500, RPYT, Founder and Director 859-609-1421

Sign up for postnatal yoga training

Registration the old fashioned way is always an option: sign up in the studio or by mail. Make checks payable to Yellow Tree Yoga with Shantimom in the memo. Send to:
Yellow Tree Yoga
103 E. Main Street
Troy, OH 45373