April 21 & 28: Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
w/ Lorraine Shedoudi ERYT
Runs on 2 consecutive Saturdays
Saturday, April 21st @ 12 – 6pm
Saturday, April 28th @ 12 – 6pm
Registration $275 (includes both days – no partial registration allowed)
At least 6 students must register by April 14th for this training to run;
Max of 12 students

This training is for 200-Hour trained Yoga teachers interested in delving more fully into the world of prenatal yoga. This 12-hour immersion will prepare students to design, sequence and teach safe prenatal classes.

Students will learn:

  • The anatomy & physiology of pregnancy
  • Yoga’s view of the pregnant body and how this model differs from the western medical model
  • Myths surrounding prenatal yoga: which postures are truly contraindicated and why
  • Appropriate postures for a prenatal yoga practice and class
  • Modifications for different stages in pregnancy
  • Yoga solutions to common pregnancy aches and pains.
  • Meditation for both pregnancy and birth
  • Pranayama for a prenatal practice
  • Yoga practices for childbirth preparation
  • Prenatal class components and sequencing, including discussion of how to conduct “circle time” and foster community through open communication in class
  • Student teaching opportunities
  • Immediate postnatal yoga considerations and steps for reintroducing mom back to practice

Students will receive a training manual containing the above components as well as suggested prenatal sequences for class development.

Lorraine Shedoudi, ERYT 112x150Lorraine Shedoudi, ERYT
Lorraine Shedoudi has been practicing yoga for over 15 years and through practice found her passion to teach. Practicing and teaching inspires Lorraine and connects her daily to her true purpose. Lorraine was born and raised in Northern California and has always been fascinated by the mind body connection. She earned her undergraduate degrees in Anthropology and Psychology at University of California, Berkeley. While at Berkeley, Lorraine took her first yoga class and was captivated by the practice. After years of playing competitive sports, yoga brought her a new way to understand physical movement, wellness and compassion. Lorraine continued her studies and followed her passion of connecting the mind and the body by earning her Master’s Degree at Boston College in Counseling Psychology.

While working as a substance abuse counselor in Boston, Lorraine brought mindfulness and meditation to patients struggling with addiction. The more stressful work became the more Lorraine used yoga to keep herself grounded. The yoga community brought a sense of connection to her daily life and she studied to become a yoga teacher. She studied teaching Prenatal Yoga at Om Births with Bec Conant.  Lorraine is a natural student with a true passion for yoga. She has tirelessly taken workshops and trainings. Lorraine is working on her Reiki mastership under the direction of Pat Iyer. She has tremendous and daily gratitude for her husband, her son, her whole family, as well as her students and her friends. They are her greatest teachers; they inspire her and remind her to fully live in the moment.

Lorraine strives to bring yoga off the mat and into daily life by reminding students they are infinitely strong and can face life with balance and grace. She is also continually learning that each breath is a call to be present and content.

Revolution Community Yoga
537 Massachusetts Avenue
Acton, MA 01720