MOMS AT OM 50 HR
Learn tools to encourage mindful conception, healthy pregnancy, and empowered birth, and how to use Yoga Postures, Movement, Breath, and Meditation to encourage a healthy pregnancy, birth, and postpartum recovery.
What to expect
In this 50 hour Moms At Om™ Prenatal Teacher Training, you will learn the tools to encourage mindful conception, healthy pregnancy, and empowered birth.
This training will teach you how to use Yoga Postures, Movement, Breath, and Meditation to encourage a healthy pregnancy, birth, and postpartum recovery. Topics covered will include Mindful Conception + Fertility Yoga, the Anatomy and Physiology of the Pregnant Body + The Art of Prenatal Sequencing: Prenatal Therapeutic Yoga, Prenatal Vinyasa, Prenatal Restoratives, and Prenatal Breath and Meditation, Stages of Labor + Poses for Birth, and the Anatomy and Physiology of the Postpartum Body + The Art of Postnatal Sequencing. We will create Dynamic, therapeutic prenatal yoga sequences both for group and private classes and we will explore teaching pregnancy yoga to partners.
Most importantly we will learn how to teach a dynamic, safe, and therapeutic prenatal yoga class while building community as a birth worker. This training is designed for Yoga Teachers, Birth Professionals, and All Women curious about birth and motherhood.
It will include 49 classroom hours, plus an optional 8-10 hours of classroom observation and homework assignments for those who would like to receive Moms At Om™ 50hr Prenatal Certification.
All sessions will include a 1 hour lunch break for students to grab lunch and have time to socialize and get to know one another.
Table of Contents
DAY 1 - DAY 7
November 18th - 24th 2019
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“I attended Keya’s pre-natal yoga classes once a week for almost my entire pregnancy. She has such a great energy and I would have gone everyday if I could. I credit her classes with putting me in the right mind space to give birth and to help me work through all my anxieties. Plus, as my mobility decreased in trimester three, and everything started to hurt, I felt so much better after each class. After a lot of discussion, my husband and I decided against a doula, but for anyone looking for one, I think Keya would be the perfect choice.”
“Keya was an amazing doula–brought so much comfort, emotional support and education to my first birth. Couldn’t recommend her more.”
“We Loved the PLAYSHOP! It was a perfect balance between practical theory and fun. We have been to another labor class which we didn’t enjoy very much – it felt outdated and out of touch. Your class was really informative about the stages of labor, exactly what happens and useful tips on how to cope. You gave really helpful advice and guidance to partners in a way that was inclusive and showed just how important and influential that support role is. We also both really enjoyed all the great massage and comfort tips – especially the one with the rebozo sheet. I’m very lucky to have a supportive and engaged husband. The other labor class we attended treated the partners like they were clueless and a bit useless. It didn’t speak to how we are as a couple. We walked away from your class feeling even more connected and like a strong team.”
“Keya was beyond helpful and supportive. She continually spent extra time with us in order to address all of our areas of concern with such care and kindness. Due to her calming presence, I went into my birth with much more confidence and security. She allowed me to envision the kind of birth I hoped to have, while also adopting a flexible attitude. Once the time of my birth arrived I was both calm and excited about the arrival of our baby. (It is important to note that a few months prior I was completely terrified of birth as I contemplated an elective c-section to avoid labor anxiety. There is absolutely no way I could have conquered this fear without Keya. Once she arrived at my labor she provided exactly the motivation I needed in order to push myself through the increasing discomfort and exhaustion. Her balance between gentle nurturing and persistent encouragement allowed me to make it further into my labor without medical intervention than I would on my own. Furthermore, she supported my partnership with my husband as we became closer through my labor. We are both so grateful for her presence at our birth and we are planning to use her for our second birth this February. Finally, Keya is an incredible prenatal yoga teacher and I attribute her very effective kegal regimen to my very short push time. Thank you, Keya!”
“I first met Keya at prenatal yoga class. Keya’s class became a place I felt special as an expectant mom by being surrounded by other pregnant women with Keya helping us find our breath and our strength. I loved Keya’s calming presence and loving spirit. After one of her classes she offered a two session birthing prep class for couples. I signed up. The class was great and made us want Keya’s support even more. I began to realize and visualize what a doula was and I knew that while I wanted to give birth in a hospital and was open to an epidural and intervention, I also knew having a calming, encouraging presence like Keya would help my birth experience and boy was I right! I’m glad I trusted my initial instinct because pregnancy is so unknown and you wonder if you will end up with a c-section. But I learned that you have to trust your instincts and your body. Thanks to a wonderful doctor, nurse and Keya I was able to have a birth experience I am proud of. I did get to the hospital only 1 cm dilated so there was some tension, stress and anxiety and five options to get my labor started. But once it was started and once Keya arrived her energy changed the mood in the room and my husband and I were able to trust we would see our daughter soon and I feel I was able to get her out much quicker thanks to this confidence. Everything Keya did was a warm and welcoming pleasant surprise that relaxed me and allowed me to labor easily. I could tell even the baby was moving and understanding and trusting.
I am filled with gratitude to Keya for supporting me and my husband and my baby girl through her delivery. I would not hesitate to recommend her, Keya Nkonoki is worth her weight in gold.”
“Your support was so incredibly helpful – both in preparing us for what was coming, educating us in a way that my OB didn’t, and helping to keep me out of the hospital for most of my labor! I would have been at UCLA on petocin and an epidural from 5am that Sunday morning until the baby came. Also – your knowledge of what was going on with my body during labor was super helpful and very calming. I felt safe.”
“Keya is an amazing instructor! I am currently 27 weeks pregnant and I have taken prenatal yoga with several instructors and Keya is by far my favorite! I go to her classes in Culver City and Mar Vista and enjoy every minute of the experience! She is very hands on and helps you with the poses, her classes are perfect for any level of fitness and at any stage of pregnancy. She is great about modifying the poses so you don’t feel intimidated if you’re not quite the yogi you used to be pre-pregnancy. Friendly and relaxed atmosphere.“
“Thanks to Keya Merah Nkonoki, I have a healthy, happy yoga baby. Now that my son Sage is two years old, his favorite thing right now is going into down-dog (using his head with booty straight up in the air) and arching into backbends with glee! During my 2nd and 3rd trimesters, I took prenatal yoga with Keya after work throughout my pregnancy. I loved how she always brought a different spiritual message to each class, but the same rock centered energy. She even brought us gratitude rocks at one class, and I still have mine that says “free”… As luck (or the universe) would have it, I got to have Keya at my side, helping me with yoga stretches and breathing, all throughout three long days of my Labor! She was assisting my doula. Everyone in my family was so impressed by Keya’s grounded energy and sweet light she brought into our home and my birth process. She let me squeeze her hand, lean into her with each surge (contraction), do lunges in our courtyard – whatever it took to keep things moving and flowing… My beautiful, healthy son Sage and I are eternally grateful. It was a blessing for me to be able to gift Keya with a private Sacred Infant Massage session in her home when her son Jai 3 was just two weeks old. Namaste…”
What if you played this soundtrack every day as you cuddled with the baby feeling peaceful and joyful? Do you think the baby would remember these sounds, and feelings of joy if you played the same soundtrack during your labor and delivery?
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